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IF YOU PLANT CORN IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, IT WILL GROW TALL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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IF YOU PLANT CORN IN THE DARK OF THE MOON, IT WILL MAKE A LOT
OF CORN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DON'T PLANT BEANS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE ARMS. THEY WILL BE
LONG RUNNERS WITH NO BEANS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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THE BEST TIME TO PLANT BEANS IS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE FEET.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DON'T PLANT ANYTHING WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE BOWELS OR SECRETS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DEHORN COWS WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE KNEES OR FEET.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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RENDER LARD OUT ON THE DARK OF THE MOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Animal product
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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IF AN OWL HOOTS CLOSE TO THE HOUSE, SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

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

Date learned: 06-29-1973

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CASTRATE BULLS OR PIGS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE KNEES, FEET,
OR LEGS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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IF YOU DROP YOUR DISHRAG, COMPANY IS COMING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

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

Date learned: 06-29-1973

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IF THE FEATHERS OF A PERSON'S PILLOW ARE SHAPED INTO A CROWN,
THAT PERSON IS NEAR DEATH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 06-15-1973

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IF PLANTING CORN AND POPCORN IN SAME FIELD, PLANT POPCORN IN
THE MIDDLE. IF PLANTING POPCORN ON THE SIDE, THE PLANTS
WILL CROSS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-15-1973

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DON'T SPIN A STRAIGHT CHAIR AROUND ON ONE LEG FOR SOMEONE IN
THE FAMILY WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PUT YOUR LEFT SHOE ON FIRST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Bad luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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SET APRIL OR JUNE EGGS FOR CHICKS TO DO WELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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PLANT CUCUMBERS WHEN THE CHERRY TREES BLOOM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DON'T SET MAY EGGS TO HATCH. THE CHICKENS WILL HAVE LOOSE
BOWELS AND CACKLE THEIR HEADS OFF.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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