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GOING OUT OF A HOUSE THROUGH THE SAME DOOR BY WHICH
YOU ENTERED IS BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Door ; Enter ; Exit ; SUPERSTITION

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

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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A SNAKE WON'T DIE UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN. THEY'LL SQUIRM
AND SQUIRM UNTIL SUN GOES DOWN, THEN THEY DIE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Die ; Snake ; Sundown ; Tale ; Time of day

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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BABIES ARE FOUND UNDER THE CABBAGE LEAVES IN THE GARDEN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Babies ; BABY ; Cabbage ; GARDEN ; Tale

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Human Life
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Birth

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THINGS OR PEOPLE ALWAYS COME IN THREE'S.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Maxim ; NUMBERS ; NUMBERS ; NUMEROLOGY ; People ; Saying ; Things ; THREE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF BOTTOM OF FEET BURN, IT'LL RAIN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Burn ; FEET ; OMEN ; Rain ; SIGN ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF A SMALL CHILD NOT OLD ENOUGH TO, STARTS SWEEPING,
SOMEONE'LL COME VISITING.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): AGE ; CHILD ; OMEN ; SIGN ; Sweep ; Visit

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

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

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF LEAVES TURN OVER ON "WRONG" SIDE, IT'S GOING TO RAIN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): ; Leaves ; OMEN ; Rain ; SIGN ; Turn ; Upside Down ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF COWS LAY DOWN UNDER A TREE, YOU CAN BE SURE IT'S GOING
TO RAIN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): BEHAVIOR ; Cows ; OMEN ; Rain ; SIGN ; Tree ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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RED CLOUDS AT NIGHT,
SHEPARD'S DELIGHT.
RED CLOUDS IN THE MORNING,
SHEPARD'S WARNING.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Clouds ; Clouds ; COLOR ; Delight ; FARMING ; METEOROLOGY ; MORNING ; Night ; OMEN ; Portent ; Red ; Shepard ; SIGN ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF THE LEAVES DANCE, IT'S GOING TO SNOW.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): DANCE ; Leaves ; OMEN ; SIGN ; SNOW ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF IT THUNDERS BEFORE SEVEN, IT'LL RAIN BEFORE ELEVEN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Eleven ; OMEN ; Rain ; Seven ; SIGN ; Thunder ; Time of day ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF IT RAINS WHILE THE SUN'S SHINING, IT'LL RAIN AGAIN
TOMORROW.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): PREDICTION ; Rain ; Shine ; SIGN ; Sun ; TOMORROW ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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Anecdote

A lady was driving down the road. She noticed that a big truck seemed to be following her and minutes later was sure of this because the driver began honking every few minutes. Since she was along and in a deserted area, she was frightened. Finally she came to a filling station and stopped. The truck stopped also and when she got out of the car to tell the gas attendant about the driver, the driver came over and quietly told her that there was a man in the back seat of her car. Each time the truck driver had honked, the man in the backseat was about to hit (or shoot) the lady.

 

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Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

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Anecdote

One professor at a college has the reputation of never grading final exams--at least not in the usual way. His method is to throw the papers down the flight of steps and the ones that go to the bottom get As, the next higher step get Bs, next higher Cs, etc. One student is reported to have written 10 pages of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and gotten an A!

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

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Anecdote

A professor of math at Peabody is well-known for getting off on "the wrong rabbit path" when doing a proof in math. Often times these rabbit paths will take him the entire period to discover that they are leading him nowhere and he must start all over.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; CORNERSVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

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Anecdote on Professor

A story went around the Emory and Henry College campus about the French professor. He was alleged to be a "dirty old man." Every girl in his class was afraid to stay after class to talk with him much less go to his office!

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GEORGIA, ASSUMED ; CORNERSVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

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