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RIDDLE

WHAT LETTER IS NEVER IN THE ALPHABET?
THE ONE YOU PUT IN THE MAIL BOX.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

James Callow Keyword(s): MAILBOX

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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RIDDLE

WHY ARE CLOUDS LIKE HORSE RIDERS?
THEY BOTH HOLD THE RAINS.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON REINS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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RIDDLE

WHERE DO OLD VOLKSWAGENS GO WHEN THEY ARE JUNKED?
THE OLD VOLKS HOME.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

James Callow Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILES

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS NEVER SEEN BUT OFTEN CHANGES?
YOUR MIND.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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PROVERB

YOU CAN ATTRACT MORE BEES WITH HONEY THAN VINEGAR.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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CRICKET LUCK

A CRICKET BY THE HEARTH MEANS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 07-04-1970

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TOOTH FAIRY

WHEN I WAS A CHILD, ALL MY FRIENDS AND
MYSELF WOULD PUT OUR BABY TOOTH WE HAD JUST
LOST UNDER THE PILLOW AND IN THE MORNING WE
WOULD FIND A QUARTER PUT THERE DURING THE
NIGHT BY THE TOOTH FAIRY.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ONE SHOULD HANG INDIAN CORN ON THEIR DOOR FOR A BOUNTIFUL
HARVEST. (3 EARS)

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 07-04-1970

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SPILLED SALT WILL CAUSE BAD LUCK UNLESS YOU THROW SOME OVER
YOUR LEFT SHOULDER.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Flavoring
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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TO WALK UNDER A LADDER IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO MOVE ON A FRIDAY.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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A RING AROUND THE MOON MEANS FROST.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 07-04-1970

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FOR CORN TO BE READY FOR EATING, IT HAD TO BE KNEE HIGH BY
THE FOURTH OF JULY.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- P244 P244.4
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-04-1970

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IF IT IS RAINING AND THE SUN COMES OUT, THERE WILL BE A RAINBOW.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-04-1970

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IF YOU SHIVER SUDDENLY FROM A QUICK, COLD CHILL, IT'S A
RABBIT RUNNING OVER YOUR GRAVE.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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DON'T ALLOW A CRICKET IN YOUR HOUSE, FOR IT WILL BRING
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 07-04-1970

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THE LEFT HIND FOOT OF A RABBIT KILLED IN A GRAVEYARD AT
MIDNIGHT SHOULD BE CARRIED FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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