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IF IT RAINS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, IT MEANS YOU WILL SHED MANY
TEARS.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF YOU HAVE A RINGING SOUND IN YOUR EARS, IT MEANS THAT
SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS GOING TO DIE.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR A RABBIT TO RUN IN FRONT OF YOU.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF YOU ARE SLEEPING UNDER A NEW QUILT, THE DREAM YOU DREAM WILL
COME TRUE.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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TOMCATS WILL KILL KITTENS IN MARCH.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF YOU SEE A RED BIRD, A STRANGER IS COMING TO YOUR HOME.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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A SIGN OF DEATH IS A BIRD IN THE HOUSE. ONE MUST ALLOW THE BIRD
TO LEAVE BY AN OPEN WINDOW OR DOOR RATHER TO SHOO IT OUT, TO
COUNTERACT THIS SIGN.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF A PICTURE FALLS IN YOUR HOUSE, IT IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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A TWO DOLLAR BILL WILL BRING BAD LUCK UNLESS ONE OF THE
CORNERS ARE TORN OFF.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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A HORSE SHOE HUNG OVER A DOOR BRINGS GOOD LUCK TO THE HOME.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO CARRY A RABBIT'S FOOT IN YOUR POCKET.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO HAVE A CRICKET IN YOUR HOUSE.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF THE HEM OF YOUR DRESS IS TURNED UP, KISS IT AND YOU WILL
GET A NEW ONE.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO SEE A NEW MOON FOR THE FIRST TIME THROUGH THE
TREES.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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WEATHER PREDICTION

FOGS IN AUGUST GIVE THE SAME NUMBER OF SNOWS IN THE WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BEDFORD COUNTY

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO STOMP GREY HORSES.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO FIND A STRAIGHT PIN POINTING TOWARD YOU.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-23-1973

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IF YOU STEP ON A SIDEWALK CRACK, YOU WILL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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IT YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO LITE MORE THAN TWO CIGARETTES WITH THE SAME
MATCH.

Where learned: TRENTON ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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