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(TO) THROW A HAT ON THE BED IS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment:

MY INFORMANT TOLD ME THAT SHE DIDN'T REALLY
BELIEVE THAT, BUT HER MOTHER ALWAYS USED TO TELL
HER CHILDREN THAT "PROBABLY JUST TO MAKE SURE
THAT THEY ALWAYS PUT THEIR CLOTHES AWAY."

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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IF ONE PUTS EITHER HIS HAT OR SHOES ON THE BED, HE
WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SHOES ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE IT'S BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT
ON A BED.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT BELIEVED THIS ABSOLUTELY WHEN SHE
WAS A CHILD IN DETROIT IN THE 30S.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 03-01-1970 ; 00001930S

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT ON A BED.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HER AUNT.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 08-10-1964

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NEVER PUT HATS ON BEDS. THIS MEANS BAD LUCK..

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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IF YOU PUT A HAT ON A BED, YOU WILL RUN INTO BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: APARTMENT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT ON THE BED.

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Where learned: ILLINOIS ; LINCOLNSHIRE

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 03-14-1971

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DO NOT PLACE YOUR HAT ON THE BED, OR YOU WILL HAVE
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER, CARRIE
ADAMS, ABOUT 1910.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 05-12-1965

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NEVER PUT A HAT ON A CHAIR.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS A SIGN OF BAD LUCK ACCORDING TO LINDA.
THIS WAS TOLD TO HER BY HER AUNT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 02-15-1971

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