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People used curtains as doors to separate rooms.

Where learned: GEORGIA

Keyword(s): Walls

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Wall Partition Door Window

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CHUGGING CONTESTS

A FAVORITE PASTIME AT PARTIES IS FOR EVERYONE TO GET
A MUG FULL OF BEER AND SEE WHO CAN CHUG IT DOWN THE
FASTEST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHUG=SWALLOW, WITHOUT STOPPING.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity

Date learned: 03-29-1968

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MIRACLE OF ST. PAUL

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH IN MALTA IS FREQUENTLY VISITED BY MANY
TOURISTS. THERE IS A WALL OF LIMESTONE WHERE THE TOURISTS CHIP OFF
THE STONE FOR A SOUVENIR. NO MATTER
HOW MANY TOURISTS CHIP OFF STONE,
IT ALWAYS REMAINS THE SAME AS A MIRACLE OF ST. PAUL.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Legend ; Malta ; Saint Paul ; Souvenir ; STONE ; Tourism ; Wall

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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FRUIT BELIEF

IF YOU SWALLOW A GRAPEFRUIT OR ORANGE SEED, IT WILL GROW IN YOUR
STOMACH.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FRUIT ; Lore ; Seed ; SUPERSTITION ; Swallow

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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Superstition

If you give someone a present or a wallet or a purse put a penny in and they will never be broke.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BLESSING ; COIN ; CUSTOM ; GIFT ; LUCK ; MONEY ; MONEY ; Purse ; SUPERSTITION ; Wallet ; WEALTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P553

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BELIEF

A PENNY IN A NEW WALLET WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; LUCK ; MONEY ; SUPERSTITION ; Wallet

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.15

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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