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SIGNS OF THE DEVIL

IF LEAVES DANCE IN A CIRCLE WHILE THE WIND IS BLOWING THEM,
IT IS A SIGN OF THE DEVIL.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOOD BELIEFS

IF YOU BOIL ANYTHING GREEN DURING DOGDAYS IT WILL SPOIL.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT DOES NOT COOK ANYTHING GREEN DURING DOG DAYS. THIS
INCLUDES COLLARDS, TURNIPS, BEANS, AND PEAS.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Summer
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
BELIEF -- Measure of time Summer
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK BELIEFS

A SORE WILL NOT HEAL DURING DOG DAYS. DOG DAYS ARE FORTY
DAYS DURING LATE SUMMER. IT USUALLY STARTS THE LAST OF
JULY TO LATE AUGUST.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT ALWAYS SAID THIS DURING DOG DAYS. TO A CERTAIN EXTENT IT
WAS TRUE. SORES TOOK A LONG TIME TO HEAL.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Summer
BELIEF -- Measure of time Summer
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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EXPECTANT MOTHERS

A PERSON CAN TELL WHEN A WOMAN IS PREGNANT BY LOOKING
AT A VEIN IN HER NECK. IF YOU SEE A DOUBLE HEARTBEAT
SHE IS PREGNANT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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DEVIL

DON'T TURN A CHAIR ON ONE LEG, THE DEVIL WILL GET YOU.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SNAKES

BURN ALL SNAKES THAT YOU KILL, IT WILL KEEP OTHERS AWAY.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SNAKES

A RATTLESNAKES'S TAIL WILL NOT DIE UNTIL SUNSET OF THE NEXT DAY.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SNAKES

PUTTING SULPHUR AROUND YOUR HOUSE AND YARD WILL KEEP AWAY SNAKES.
THE SULFUR IS SUPPOSE TO SMELL LIKE A SNAKES,S HIDE BURNING.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SNAKES

BURNING OLD SHOES WILL CAUSE SNAKES TO LEAVE AN AREA.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P44

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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DREAMS

WHEN YOU DREAM ABOUT SNAKES, YOU HAVE ENEMIES. IF YOU KILL THE
SNAKES YOU WILL OVERCOME YOUR ENEMIES.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Dreams Untamed varieties
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.61

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO EASE THE PAIN OF RHEUMATISM WEAR COPPER BANDS AROUND
THE WRISTS OR ANKLES. USUALLY THE PERSON WEARING THE COPPER
USES IT IN THE FORM OF A PENNY OR A WIRE.

Submitter comment: MY GREAT COUSIN WEARS COPPER WIRES AROUND HER ANKLES. SHE
TESTIFIES THAT IT WORKS.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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ANIMAL

IF YOU EAT A HOG'S EYE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE COLOR
OF THE WIND.
THE WIND IS SAID TO BE RED.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER STATED THAT MY GRANDFATHER ATE A HOG'S EYE AND
SAW THE RED WIND. SHE SAID IT SCARED HIM TO DEATH.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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DREAM

IF YOU DREAM OF FISH, SOMEONE IS EXPECTING A CHILD.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Dreams Untamed varieties
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.61

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

A DOG'S LICK WILL CURE A SORE.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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TO STOP A TOOTH FROM ACHING PUT AN ASPIRIN ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO STOP A PULLED TOOTH FROM BLEEDING PUT SALT ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK CURE

TO CURE A HEADACHE, PUT A CORNMEAL PLASTER ON THE FOREHEAD.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

HANG A DIME AROUND A BABY'S NECK. IT WILL MAKE TEETHING EASY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A REMEDY THAT HAS BEEN PASSED FROM GENERATION TO
GENERATION.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO BRING THE BUMPS FROM UNDER THE SKIN OF THE MEASLES AND
CHICKENPOX USE CATNIP.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

IF YOU BURN YOURSELF PUT BUTTER ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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