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A GIRL MUST LIFT HER FEET WHEN CROSSING A RAILROAD
TRACK OR SHE'LL LOSE HER LOVER.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Crossing ; FEET ; OMEN ; RAILROAD ; SUPERSTITION ; Tracks

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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"GET THOSE FEET UP!"

WHEN RIDING IN A CAR ONE MUST LIFT HIS FEET WHILE GOING
OVER RAILROAD TRACKS OR HE WILL BE KILLED IN SOME SORT
OF TRAIN ACCIDENT THE NEXT DAY.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Car ; DEATH ; FEET ; Railroad Tracks ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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LOSS OF A SWEETHEART

IF YOU ARE RIDING OVER TRACKS, (WHETHER THEY ARE TRAIN TRACKS
OR STREETCAR TRACKS) RAISE YOUR FEET OFF THE GROUND. IF YOU
DO NOT, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PRESENT SWEETHEART.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; Sweetheart ; Tracks

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

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CAR BELIEF

IF A GIRL IS RIDING IN A CAR AND IT CROSSES OVER RAILROAD
TRACKS, SHE MUST LIFT UP HER FEET OR SHE WILL NOT GET MARRIED.

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INFORMANTS ATTITUDE WAS QUITE SKEPTICAL.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FEET ; OMEN ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; Tracks

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; DISBELIEF ; POSITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RAILROAD CROSSING

WHENEVER DRIVING OVER RAILROAD TRACKS EVERYONE IN THE CAR
SHOULD LIFT THEIR FEET OFF THE FLOOR, DRIVER INCLUDED, AND
TOUCH THE ROOF OF THE CAR WITH THEIR HANDS. THIS IS TO INSURE THE
OCCUPANTS OF A LONG LIFE AND TO WARD OFF THE COMING OF OLD AGE.

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INFORMANT DOES THIS OFTEN WHEN CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS IN A CAR.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Car ; FEET ; Roof ; SUPERSTITION ; Tracks

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 02-20-1971

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PREDICTION

WHILE GOING OVER A RAILROAD TRACK YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR FEET
OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BOY OR GIRL FRIEND.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Boyfriend ; Girlfriend ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; Tracks

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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WHEN YOU ARE RIDING OVER RAILROAD TRACKS IN A CAR, YOU
SHOULD LIFT YOUR FEET OFF THE FLOOR SO YOU WILL NOT LOSE YOUR
NEXT GIRL FRIEND.

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Boyfriend ; Car ; Girlfriend ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; Tracks

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

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Date learned: 09-25-1968

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RAILROAD TRACKS

WHILE RIDING IN A CAR, IF YOU PASS OVER ANY RAILROAD TRACKS
AND DO NOT PICK UP BOTH YOUR FEET OFF THE FLOOR, YOU WILL LOSE
YOUR BOY FRIEND.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

James Callow Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Boyfriend ; FEET ; Railroad Tracks ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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RAILROAD TRACKS

TO KEEP YOUR BOY FRIEND, WHEN DRIVING OVER RAILROAD TRACKS,
A GIRL MUST LIFT HER LEFT FOOT OFF THE CAR FLOOR AND TOUCH
THE ROOF OF THE CAR WITH HER TWO INDEX FINGERS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Boyfriend ; Railroad Tracks ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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