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IT IS BAD LUCK TO OPEN AN UNDERBRELLA IN THE
HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): UMBRELLA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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YOU KNOW DEATH ALWAYS COMES IN THREES. AND A BIRD IN THE HOUSE SHOWS YA AND ANUMBRELLA TOO.
MRS. MILLER TALKS IN ALMOST A SLANG LANGUAGE BUT
SOMETIMES SHE DOES IT PURPOSELY FOR EFFECT.
SHOWS YA REFERS TO THE FACT THAT IF ONE OF THE
ABOVE SUPERSTITIONS OCCUR, DEATH WILL HAPPEN
SHORTLY TO SOMEONE CLOSE.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THESE OVER THE PHONE. WL[ DETROIT, MICHIGAN
SHE KNEW THESE FROM HER DETROIT CHILDHOOD.
DT[ 00001930S
SD[ 10251985
MM[ YOU KNOW DEATH ALWAYS COMES IN THREES. AND A BIRD IN THE HOUSE SHOWS YA AND ANUMBRELLA TOO.
MRS. MILLER TALKS IN ALMOST A SLANG LANGUAGE BUT
SOMETIMES SHE DOES IT PURPOSELY FOR EFFECT.
SHOWS YA REFERS TO THE FACT THAT IF ONE OF THE
ABOVE SUPERSTITIONS OCCUR, DEATH WILL HAPPEN
SHORTLY TO SOMEONE CLOSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): UMBRELLA

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00001930S

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CATCH QUESTION

QUESTION: IF 3 MEN ARE UNDER AN UMBRELLA, WHY DON'T ANY GET WET?
ANSWER: IT'S NOT RAINING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RAINING (A) ; UMBRELLA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW CAN THREE FAT LADIES FIT UNDER ONE UMBRELLA?
ANSWER: WHEN IT'S NOT RAINING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): RAINING (A) ; UMBRELLA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-00-1965

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: THERE WERE THREE FAT LADIES AND ONE TINY UMBRELLA.
WHY DIDN'T THEY GET WET?
ANSWER: BECAUSE IT WASN'T RAINING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): RAINING (A) ; UMBRELLA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: THREE GIRLS WALKED TO SCHOOL UNDER ONE UMBRELLA.
WHY DIDN'T THEY GET WET?
ANSWER: IT WASN'T RAINING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RAINING (A) ; UMBRELLA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW CAN FOUR WOMEN STAND UNDER AN UMBRELLA WITHOUT
GETTING WET.
ANSWER: WHEN IT ISN'T RAINING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RAINING (A) ; UMBRELLA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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OPENING AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE BRINGS BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GALLATIN

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; House ; Indoors ; LUCK ; OMEN ; UMBRELLA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 08-20-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO OPEN AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; House ; Indoors ; LUCK ; Open ; UMBRELLA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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