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BELIEF

IF YOU HAPPEN TO PUT ON ANY GARMENT WRONG SIDE OUT, WEAR IT THAT
WAY ALL DAY, OTHERWISE YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO PLANT A CEDAR TREE; YOU WILL DIE WHEN IT'S BIG
ENOUGH TO SHADE YOUR GRAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF YOU TELL A DREAM BEFORE BREAKFAST, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF ABOUT WEATHER

IF IT RAINS THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, IT WILL RAIN FOR FIFTEEN
DAYS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF ABOUT WEATHER

IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LAMB, IT WILL GO OUT LIKE A LION. IF IT
COMES IN LIKE A LION, IT WILL GO OUT LIKE A LAMB.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF ABOUT WEATHER

COUNT THE FOGS IN AUGUST AND YOU WILL KNOW HOW MANY SNOWS THERE
WILL BE THE NEXT WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

WHEN YOU HEAR A RAIN CROW, IT WILL RAIN WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF YOUR FOOT ITCHES, IT'S A SIGN YOU'LL WALK ON STRANGE GROUND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CURE FOR ITCH

MIX SULPHUR AND GREASE (LARD) AND APPLY IT EVERY NIGHT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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CURE FOR BURN

WET THE BURNED PLACE AND APPLY BAKING SODA.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF A GIRL CAN KISS HER ELBOW, SHE CAN TURN INTO A BOY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU DRINK BEER WITH WATERMELON IT WILL TURN TO STONE IN
YOUR STOMACH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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IF YOU DRINK MILK WITH FISH YOU'LL GET SICK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD AND DRINK

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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ON MAY THE 1ST CHANGE TO SUMMER UNDERWEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Measure of time Summer

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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WART CURE:
TAKE AN IRISH POTATO AND CUT IT IN TWO PIECES, RUB ON WART,
THEN THROW AWAY- WART GONE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

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ON MAY 1ST BEGIN GOING BAREFOOT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

James Callow Keyword(s): WITHOUT SHOES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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DEW ON THE GRASS MEANS FAIR WEATHER THE NEXT DAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

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

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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IF THE MOON HANGS WITH ITS POINTS DOWN IT INDICATES WET
WEATHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

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

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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