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LYDIE PINKHAM

LYDIE PINKHAM USED TO BE SOLD IN STORES. IT WAS A REMEDY FOR THOSE
PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT HAVING LUCK IN HAVING BABIES-IF
YOU TOOK IT YOU WOULD BE SURE TO HAVE A BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): LYDIA PINKHAM WAS A POPULAR NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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PROVERB: NATURE-RAINBOW

RAINBOW IN THE MORNING, SAILORS TAKE WARNING;
RAINBOW AT NIGHT, SAILORS DELIGHT.

Where learned: IOWA ; COLUMBUS JUNCTION

Keyword(s): PINK SKY RED SKY

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-15-1969

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IF YOU SAY THE EXACT THING AT THE SAME TIME, YOU HOLD
PINKIES WITH EACH OTHER AND MAKE A WISH BEFORE SAYING
ANOTHER WORD AND YOUR WISH WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY: PINKIES FOR LITTLE FINGERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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IF YOU MARRY IN PINK
YOUR LOVE WILL STINK.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; LOVE ; Marry ; Pink ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Stink ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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