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CAN FOOD

DON'T CAN FOOD WHEN YOU ARE ON YOUR PERIOD.
BECAUSE THE FOOD WILL GO TO WASTE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MENSTRUAL TABU AGAINST PRESERVING FOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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IF AN UNMARRIED GIRL TAKES THE LAST SERVING OF FOOD, SHE
IS DOOMED TO BE AN OLD MAID.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): FOOD ; Maid ; MANNERS ; Old Maid ; Serving ; SUPERSTITION ; Unmarried

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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