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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU LIGHT TWO MATCHES PERPINDICULAR AND THEY STAY PERPINDICULAR
WHEN LIT, YOU ARE SEXUALLY SATISFIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-24-1971

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IF YOU SPILL ASHES ON THE CARPET, RUB IT IN
AND IT WILL KEEP THE MOTHS AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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SPIRIT LEGEND

THE RILEY FAMILY IS THOUGHT TO HAVE HAD A VERY RELIGIOUS
ANCESTER WHO HAD BECOME A NUN AND SPENT HER LIFE IN THE
CONVENT PRAYING FOR THE SOULS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WHEN
SHE DIED, EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY WAS CERTAIN THAT SHE
IMMEDIATELY WENT UP TO HEAVEN FOR HER ETERNAL REWARD.
HER FATHER, PATRICK'S GRANDFATHER, DIED SEVERAL YEARS AFTER
THE DAUGHTER. HIS DEATH TOOK PLACE IN HIS OWN HOME, FOR
HE HAD LAIN DOWN TO TAKE A REST ON THE COUCH IN THE LIVING
ROOM WHEN A HEART ATTACK CAME UPON HIM AND HE DIED.
THE LEGEND GOES, THAT AT THE EXACT MOMENT OF HIS DEATH,
THE DRAPERIES IN THE LIVING ROOM OF HIS HOME ROSE UP INTO
THE FORM OF PRAYING HANDS, THOUGHT TO BE THOSE OF THE
DAUGHTER UP IN HEAVEN PRAYING FOR THE QUICK JOURNEY OF
HER OWN FATHER TO JOIN HER.

Submitter comment: DRAPERIES FORM PRAYING HANDS BETOKEN PRAYING HANDS OF DEAD NUN
FOR HER FATHER AT THE MOMENT OF HIS DEATH.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; ARLINGTON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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According to legend, many of the men from the Confederate
Army that were buried in the cemetery had points put on
their gravestones so has to keep the damn Yankees away
from their graves and they could not sit on them.

Submitter comment: I learned this from my uncle while on a tour in Arlington.

Where learned: Arlington National Cemetery

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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The custom at Arlington on Memorial Day is that all the
graves have a small flag set next to them to signify those
men that gave their lives for what they believe in. There
is also a big ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
with the President or others from our government and
dignitaries from other countries placing a wreath on the
tomb as a tribute to those whose names will never be known
who gave their lives for freedom and liberty.

Submitter comment: Learned from my uncle on a tour there.

Where learned: Arlington National Cemetery

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 31

Date learned: 06-00-1985

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SPIRIT LEGEND

THE RILEY FAMILY IS THOUGHT TO HAVE HAD A VERY RELIGIOUS
ANCESTER WHO HAD BECOME A NUN AND SPENT HER LIFE IN THE
CONVENT PRAYING FOR THE SOULS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WHEN
SHE DIED, EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY WAS CERTAIN THAT SHE
IMMEDIATELY WENT UP TO HEAVEN FOR HER ETERNAL REWARD.
HER FATHER, PATRICK'S GRANDFATHER, DIED SEVERAL YEARS AFTER
THE DAUGHTER. HIS DEATH TOOK PLACE IN HIS OWN HOME, FOR
HE HAD LAIN DOWN TO TAKE A REST ON THE COUCH IN THE LIVING
ROOM WHEN A HEART ATTACK CAME UPON HIM AND HE DIED.
THE LEGEND GOES, THAT AT THE EXACT MOMENT OF HIS DEATH,
THE DRAPERIES IN THE LIVING ROOM OF HIS HOME ROSE UP INTO
THE FORM OF PRAYING HANDS, THOUGHT TO BE THOSE OF THE
DAUGHTER UP IN HEAVEN PRAYING FOR THE QUICK JOURNEY OF
HER OWN FATHER TO JOIN HER.

Submitter comment: DRAPERIES FORM PRAYING HANDS BETOKEN PRAYING HANDS OF DEAD NUN
FOR HER FATHER AT THE MOMENT OF HIS DEATH.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; ARLINGTON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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PROVERB

WOMEN MUST BE PRAISED, WHETHER TRULY OR FALSELY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-24-1971

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SARCASM IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE DEVIL.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and place of residence.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM ; 700 Arlington

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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