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SIGN OF GOOD LUCK

IT'S GOOD LUCK TO FIND A CRICKET IN YOUR HOUSE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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SIGN OF BAD LUCK

IT'S CONSIDERED BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT OR SHEOS ON A BED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT LOVE

IF SHE HEARS A BIRD SINGING AFTER DARK IT MEANS SHE WILL GET A
KISS SOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-15-1972

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SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT ANIMALS

IF A BIRD PECKS ON A WINDOW OR HOVERS AROUND AN EVIL PERSON, IT'S
A WARNING FOR HIM TO MEND HIS WAYS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT MARRIAGES

FOR HAPPINESS, THE BRIDE IS SUPPOSED TO WEAR SOMETHING OLD AND
SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, AND SOMETHING BLUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 02-02-1972

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SUPERSTITION

IF A WOMAN'S SECOND TOE IS LONGER THAN THE BIG TOE, SHE IS
SURE TO BE THE BOSS OF HER HOME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 04-15-1972

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GOOD LUCK FOR MARRIAGES

IT'S A GOOD LUCK SIGN IF THE COUPLE STANDS DURING THE CEREMONY
WITH THEIR FEET PARALLEL TO CRACKS IN FLOOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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BAD LUCK FOR MARRIAGES

IT'S UNLUCKY IF THE BRIDE COOKS HER OWN WEDDING DINNER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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BAD LUCK FOR MARRIAGES

IT'S CONSIDERED BAD LUCK IF THE BRIDE IS SEEN ON THE DAY OF THE
WEDDING BEFORE THE CEREMONY STARTS BY HER GROOM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IT'S GOING TO RAIN IF THERE IS A RING AROUND THE MOON. IF THERE'S
NO STARS IN THE RING IT MEANS CLEAR WEATHER AHEAD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

THERE'S GOING TO BE BAD WEATHER IF TREE LEAVES ARE REAL THICK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

WHEN IT THUNDERS IN FEBRUARY IT MEANS THERE WILL BE A FROST ON
THE SAME DAY IN MAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

THE FIRST TWELVE DAYS OF JANUARY PREDICT WHAT THE WEATHER WILL
BE FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS OF THAT YEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF THERE'S A WINDSTORM ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, THERE'LL BE MANY
FLOODS IN THAT YEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

BY COUNTING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN JULY THAT IT GETS OVER ONE-
HUNDRED DEGREES, YOU CAN TELL HOW MANY DAYS THE TEMPERATURE
WILL BE BELOW ZERO IN JANUARY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IF DANDELIONS HAPPEN TO BLOOM IN APRIL, THERE'LL BE A HOT,
RAINY JULY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

SOMETIMES MOSQUITOES AND KNATS SWARM INTO THE HOUSE MORE IF
RAIN IS COMING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IT'S A SIGN OF RAIN IF DUCKS GET REAL NOISY WITHOUT ANY CALL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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WEATHER SIGN

IT'S A SIGN OF RAIN IF CATS SNEEZE OR LICK THEIR FUR BACKWARDS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TULLAHOMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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