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REMEDY

IN CASE OF A BOIL, PEEL A HARD BOILED EGG, WET ITS SKIN, AND THEN
APPLY IT TO THE AFFECTED PART. THIS SHOULD DRAW OUT THE INFECTIOUS
MATTER AND RELEIVE THE PAIN AND SORENESS IN A FEW HOURS.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001920S

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REMEDY

IF YOU BURN YOUR FINGER OR HAND, MAKE A STRONG SOLUTION OF BLUING
WATER (BLUING LIQUID YOU USE FOR CLOTHES) AND SOAK THE AFFECTED PART
IN IT FOR TEN MINUTES OR LONGER IF NECESSARY. THE PAIN WILL QUICKLY
DISAPPEAR AND NO SORENESS WILL RESULT.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001920S

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USE BAKING SODA FOR BURNS AND BAKING SODA ON INSECT
BITES LIKE A WASP BITE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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USE HOT SALT WATER TO SOAK PARTS OF BODY (FEET, HANDS,
ARMS, ETC.) WHEN HURT OR ACHES.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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Island Cats

The Key island of Islamorada Florida is a breeding
ground for cats. Mainly due to the countless un-neutered cats
roaming around. The cats are attracted to the back doors of
seafood restaurants waiting patiently for hours. At one time
I witnessed over 20 cats meowing and waiting for the remains
of shrimp, smoked fish, and lobster. A feeding frenzy occurs
when scraps are thrown to them. If a cat in particular is
liked the individual would take it to the veterinarian and
have it de-clawed, neutered, and given its shots. Then
collared and registered.

Where learned: Key Islamorada ; FLORIDA

Keyword(s): Check-up, Doctor.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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FLORIDA SUPERSTITION

"IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH, YOU SHOULD WALK THE OTHER WAY
TO PREVENT BAD LUCK".

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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FLORIDA WEATHER BELIEF

"DADDY USED TO TELL US THAT THE SUNSHINE IN FLORIDA WAS SO HEALTHY,
NO ONE EVER DIED, AND THAT'S WHY THE POOREST MEN
IN FLORIDA WERE THOSE WHO SELL CEMETERY PLOTS".

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA WEDDING SUPERSTITION

"YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY THE NAME OF AN OLD BOYFRIEND
ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, BECAUSE IT WOULD BRING BAD LUCK
TO THE FIRST YEAR OF YOUR MARRIAGE".

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA WEDDING CUSTOM

"IF A BRIDE CARRIED ORANGE BLOSSOMS IN HER BOUQUET, IT WOULD
BRING GOOD LUCK TO HER MARRIAGE".

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA WEDDING SUPERSTITION

"WHEN A BRIDE-TO-BE WAS OPENING HER GIFTS AT THE BRIDAL SHOWER,
THE NUMBER OF RIBBONS SHE BROKE MEANT THAT'S HOW MANY CHILDREN
SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE".

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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FLORIDA HALLOWEEN CUSTOM

"WE WERE ALWAYS RUNNING AROUND ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT. WE DIDN'T GO
TRICK OR TREATING LIKE THEY DO NOW, BUT WE'D GO LOOK FOR HOT-STEAMS
ON THE COUNTRY ROADS. THEY WERE LIKE GHOSTS THAT WOULD STRETCH
ACROSS THE ROAD AND BLOCK THE WAY. IF THEY CAUGHT YOU, THEY'D
SUCK YOUR BREATH, AND TO PREVENT IT, YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO SAY MM
"ANGEL BRIGHT, LIFE IN DEATH
GET OFF THE ROAD, DON'T SUCK MY BREATH'. MM
WE BELIEVED IN HOT-STEAMS, BUT WE NEVER DID SEE ONE".

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT FIRST LEARNED OF "HOT-STEAMS" FROM CHILDHOOD FRIENDS
IN FLORIDA. SHE STATED THAT SHE HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT HOT-STEAMS
UNTIL SHE READ HARPER LEE'S "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD",
WHICH MENTIONED HOT-STEAMS WITH THE SAME RHYME.

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.422
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.429
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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A warm sunny day makes aches and pains go away.
A walk in the rain brings them back again.

Submitter comment: He made this up on one of his many walks in the
sun and rain.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; DelRay Beach

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

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Money makes everything legitimate, even bastards.

Submitter comment: This Jewish proverb is shared among Jews as a
humorous excuse as to why they do "anything" for money.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; DelRay Beach

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001960S

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GEORGIA SUPERSTITION

"IF YOU DROPPED A KNIFE ON THE FLOOR, IT MEANT
THAT A MAN WAS COMING TO SEE YOU"

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

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

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA SUPERSTITION

"IF YOU'D DROP A FORK ON THE FLOOR, IT MEANT THAT
A LADY WAS COMING TO SEE YOU"

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

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

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA SUPERSTITION

"IF YOU'D DROP A SPOON ON THE FLOOR, IT MEANT THAT
A GIRLFRIEND WAS COMING TO VISIT YOU".

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

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

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA NEW YEAR'S EVE CUSTOM

"WHENEVER YOU'D GET A KNIFE AS A GIFT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE,
YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO GIVE THE PERSON A COIN IN RETURN
SO THAT YOUR FRIENDSHIP WOULDN'T BE CUT IN TWO DURING THE NEXT YEAR"

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT STATED THAT A VARIATION OF THIS CUSTOM WAS PRACTICED
BY BRANCHES OF HER FAMILY IN WHICH THE CUSTOM WAS EXTENDED
TO INCLUDE OTHER HOLIDAYS AND BIRTHDAYS.

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA NEW YEAR'S DAY CUSTOM

"WE'D ALWAYS EAT BLACK EYED PEAS FOR DINNER ON NEW YEAR'S DAY,
SERVED EITHER WITH HAM OR HOG JOWLS, BECAUSE IT WOULD BRING
GOOD LUCK FOR THE NEXT YEAR".

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA CHRISTMAS TREE CUSTOM

"IT WAS BAD LUCK TO HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
UP AFTER NEW YEAR'S EVE"

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas tree
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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GEORGIA CHRISTMAS TREE CUSTOM

"WE'D ALWAYS HAVE OUR CHRISTMAS TREE UP BY CHRISTMAS EVE,
BECAUSE IT MEANT GOOD LUCK FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND THE NEW YEAR."

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas tree
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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