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NOT GIVEN

NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

NO REST FOR THE WEARY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DEAN COOK IS A GREAT GUY. HE'D DO ANYTHING HE COULD TO HELP
OUT THE STUDENTS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- School

Date learned: 02-12-1969

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THE CUSTOM HERE, WHEN A GIRL GETS "PINNED" OR ENGAGED,
IS FOR ALL OF HER FRIENDS AND HALLMATES TO THROW HER FULLY
CLOTHED INTO THE SHOWER AND KEEPING HER THERE UNTIL SHE IS
THOROUGHLY DRENCHED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO TAKE A TREE OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS AND PLANT IT
IN YOUR YARD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Bad luck Plants

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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WHEN YOU GO ON A TRIP, NEVER RETURN TO THE HOUSE IF YOU FORGET
SOMETHING, OR YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK ON YOUR TRIP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 05-01-1969

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A GIRL CAN ONLY BE A BRIDESMAID TWICE--THE THIRD TIME SHE WALKS
DOWN THE AISLE SHE MUST BE A BRIDE, OR SHE WON'T MARRY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 04-22-1969

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PEOPLE WEAR WEDDING BANDS ON THEIR LEFT HANDS BECAUSE IT IS
CLOSER TO THE HEART.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Marriage Engagement ring

Date learned: 04-29-1969

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IF THE SUN SHINES WHILE IT IS RAINING, THE DEVIL IS
BEATING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 06-28-1970

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO GET MARRIED WHEN THE HANDS OF A CLOCK ARE
GOING DOWN (2:00, 2:15). GOOD LUCK TO GET MARRIED WHEN
THE HANDS ARE CLIMBING (2:30). THEREFORE, WEDDINGS ARE
TRADITIONALLY HELD AT HALF PAST THE HOUR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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IF YOU PUT A TOOTH THAT YOU HAVE PULLED OUT UNDER YOUR
PILLOW AT NIGHT, THE GOOD FAIRY WILL COME AND TAKE YOUR
TOOTH AND LEAVE YOU SOME MONEY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Maturity

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, WE USED TO BELIEVE THAT YOU WOULD NOT BE
HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR SINS UNTIL YOU REACHED YOUR
TWELFTH BIRTHDAY.
WE USED TO SAY, "AS SOON AS I'M TWELVE, I'M GOING TO THE
ALTAR TO GET SAVED."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE OF REASON

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
BELIEF -- Maturity

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU PLANT GOURDS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF YOUR GARDEN,
SNAKES WON'T COME NEAR IT OR YOUR HOUSE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 04-20-1969

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WRAPPING A LARIAT AROUND YOU AT NIGHT KEEPS SNAKES AWAY

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAMPING

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 04-20-1969

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ARMY ADVERTISING SLOGAN

"THE ARMY BUILDS MEN" IS ONLY USED TO GET GUYS IN THERE.
IT'S JUST A SNOW JOB.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PROPAGANDA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P535
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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OPENING AN UMBRELLA IN A HOUSE IS BAD LUCK

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 05-04-1969

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IF AN UMBRELLA IS ALREADY OPEN IN A HOUSE, LEAVE IT
OPEN; OTHERWISE IT IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck

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BETTY RECEIVED A CHAIN LETTER IN HER MAIL AND SHE SEEMED
QUITE SERIOUS WHEN SHE ASKED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO HER IF SHE
DIDN'T CARRY IT ON. SHE ADMITTED THAT SHE WAS TERRIBLY
SUPERSTITIOUS AND BELIEVED SOMETHING AWFUL WOULD HAPPEN
BECAUSE SHE WAS NOT GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON IT.

Submitter comment: CHAIN LETTER IS ATTACHED

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Word Letter
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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