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YOU CAN TELL HOW DEEP THE DEEPEST SNOW WILL BE BY HOW HIGH
THE HORNETS BUILD THEIR NESTS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

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

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF YOU HAVE A BIG WALNUT CROP, THAT MEANS YOU ARE GOING TO
HAVE A HARD WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Plants

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF YUR LEG HURTS, IT IS GOING TO RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Pains

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF YOUR DRESS HEM IS TURNED UP, YOU WILL GET A NEW DRESS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF A BUTTERFLY LIGHTS ON IT, YOU WILL GET A NEW DRESS THE COLOR
OF THE BUTTERFLY (LIGHTS ON THE DRESS).

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF YOUR NOSE IS ITCHING, SOMEBODY IS COMING TO SEE YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF YOU DROP YOUR DISHRAG, SOMEBODY IS COMING TO VISIT YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

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

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF YOU DIG POTATOES DURING "DOG DAYS" THEY WON'T KEEP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Keyword(s): AUGUST?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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WHEN YOU HEAR A HEN TRYING TO CROW, SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF THERE IS A CIRCLE AROUND THE MOON AND STARS INSIDE THE CIRCLE,
COUNT THE STARS, AND THAT WILL BE HOW MANY DAYS IT WILL BE
BEFORE IT RAINS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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WHEN THE CRESCENT MOON IS UPSIDE DOWN, IT IS HOLDING WATER AND
IT WILL BE DRY FOR A FEW DAYS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

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

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS SAID IF A BIRD KEPT PECKING AT THE
WINDOW, THAT WAS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF A PICTURE OF SOMEBODY FELL OFF THE WALL, THAT WAS A SIGN OF
DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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WHEN YOUR RIGHT PALM ITCHES, IT MEANS YOU ARE GOING TO SHAKE
HANDS WITH A STRANGER. IF THE PALM OF YOUR LEFT HAND ITCHES,
YOU ARE GOING TO GET A PRESENT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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IF IT RAINS ON JULY 15TH, ST. SWITHIN'S DAY, IT WILL RAIN
EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT FORTY DAYS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 15
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.40
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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THEY USED TO SAY THAT IF THE SUN SHINES WHILE IT IS RAINING,
THE DEVIL IS WHIPPING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Keyword(s): SATAN

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

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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IF YOUR RIGHT EYE ITCHES, YOU WILL BE DISPLEASED.
IF YOUR LEFT EYE ITCHES, YOU WILL BE PLEASED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions P842.14

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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IF THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHIND A BANK (OF CLOUDS?) ON SUNDAY,
IT WILL RAIN BEFORE WEDNESDAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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