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IF YOU DREAM OF BROKEN EGGS, YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.
IF YOU DREAM OF GOOD EGGS, YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Food and liquids
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.88
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.88

Date learned: 08-13-1968

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SIGN OF DEATH

IF YOU HEAR A HEN CROW BEFORE BREAKFAST, IT IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- P74 P74.84

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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PROVERB

A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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BASKETBALL-HEAD

THERE WAS A BOY WHO WAS DRIVING NEAR
JAFFREY, NEW HAMPSHIRE. HE HAD AN ACCIDENT
AND WENT THROUGH THE WINDSHILE OF THE CAR
AND LOST HALF OF HIS BODY, FROM THE WAIST
DOWN. HE WALKS AROUND LEAVING BLOODY
HAND PRINTS, AND HE STRANGLES PEOPLE. HE
IS VERY STRONG AND HAS A VERY LARGE HEAD,
HENCE THE NAME "BASKETBALL-HEAD."

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; CAMP MONADNOCK ; JAFFREY CENTER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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PROVERB: LONGEVITY OF A CAT

A CAT HAS NINE LIVES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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GLASS HOUSES

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDN'T THROW STONES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-13-1968

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BLOOD

SULPHUR AND MOLASSES IS GOOD FOR THE BLOOD.

Where learned: HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Medicine

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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DRINK SASSAPHRAS TEA IN FEBRUARY TO THIN THE BLOOD.

Where learned: HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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HOW TO BLEED PEOPLE

PUT LEECHES ON PEOPLE TO BLEED THEM.

Where learned: HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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NOT GIVEN

HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS BEST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HAMPSHIRE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-13-1968

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IF YOU SEE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF BUZZARDS THIS MEANS SOMETHING.
ONE FOR A SORROW, 2 FOR JOY, 3 FOR A LETTER AND 4 FOR A BOY.
DON'T KNOW WHAT COMES BETWEEN THERE AND 8, (BUT) 8 IS A SIGN
OF DEATH.

Where learned: HAMPSHIRE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Number To specific numbers

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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LENT

MOST FAMILIES HAVE A LOT OF SOUP DURING LENT IN PLACE OF MEATS.
ACQUIRED THIS EVERY LENT.

Where learned: OSGOOD ROAD, ASSUMED ; MILFORD ; NEW HAMPSHIRE, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ABSTINENCE ; FOOD CUSTOM ; SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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MODERN SAYING

"FLUNK NOW, AND AVOID THE JUNE RUSH."

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): SCHOOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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HAMPTON BEACH, HAMPTON NEW HAMPSHIRE

ON HAMPTON BEACH, NEAR THE BOAR'S HEAD, IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE SITE
OF THE GRAVE OF LIEF ERICKSON'S FATHER, ERIC THE RED, WHO DIED ON
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COAST A FEW HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE COLUMBUS.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS THROUGH GOING TO HAMPTON BEACH EVERY SUMMER SINCE
I WAS SIX.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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APPLE ORCHARDS

IN MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WE LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT OUR ABUNDANT
APPLE ORCHARDS WERE PLANTED BY JOHNNY APPLESEED. THOUGH THIS IS
A LEGEND, IT MIGHT HAVE SOME TRUTH, SINCE JOHNNY APPLESEED WAS
BORN AROUND LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, WHICH IS NOT TOO FAR FROM
MILFORD.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

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BURIED TREASURE

NEAR NORTHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, CAPTAIN KIDD IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE
BURIED A TREASURE AND LEFT A DEAD PIRATE TO GUARD IT. AND IT IS
SAID THAT HIS SHIP CAN BE SEEN COMING UP THE INLET RIVER TO SEE IF
THE LOOT IS SECURE. ONCE CONVINCED THAT THE TREASURE IS SECURE,
THE CAPTAIN AND HIS SHIP LEAVE.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS FROM EDWARD ROSE SNOW ON THE RADIO PROGRAM "CONTACT,"
WBZ-RADIO.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

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LEGEND OF OCEAN-BORN MARY

THERE IS A HOUSE NEAR HENNIKER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THAT IS THE SITE OF
THE LEGEND OF OCEAN-BORN MARY. THE STORY GOES THAT A SHIP OF IMMI-
GRANTS FROM ENGLAND WAS STOPPED BY PIRATES OFF THE MASSACHUSETTS
COAST. THE PIRATE CAPTAIN HEARD THE WAIL OF A BABY, AND HE
DEMANDED TO SEE THE CHILD. LEARNING THAT THE CHILD WAS UNNAMED, HE
ASKED IF HE COULD NAME IT, BECAUSE IF HE COULD, THEN NO HARM COULD
BEFALL THE SHIP. IT WAS AGREED, AND THE CHILD WAS NAMED MARY.
MARY WAS BROUGHT UP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN, WHO
LIVED NEAR HER.
THE PIRATE CAPTAIN, IN HIS OLD AGE, CAME BACK TO HENNIKER TO SETTLE
AND TO BE NEAR MARY.
THE LEGEND IS THAT ONE NIGHT, THE CAPTAIN BURIED A TREASURE CHEST
NEAR THE HOUSE. MARY, WHO WAS MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE, NEVER
REVEALED THE SECRET WHEREABOUTS OF THE TREASURE AND DIED OF OLD
AGE. TODAY, PEOPLE SAY THE PLACE IS HAUNTED AND THAT EVERY SPRING
AFTER THE HEAVY RAINS, GOLD PIECES CAN BE FOUND IN THE MUD. BUT
NO ONE HAS FOUND THE CHEST.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

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OAK ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA

ON THIS ISLAND, THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IMMENSE TREASURE. MANY
PROSPECTORS HAVE TRIED TO FIND IT BY BUILDING MINING SHAFTS. AT
ONE TIME, THE PROSPECTORS HIT A SLAB OF WOOD AND FOUND SOME GOLD.
BUT SINCE THEN, THE PROSPECTORS HAVE HAD BAD LUCK, THEIR SHAFTS
HAVE MYSTERIOUSLY FLOODED AND NO GOLD HAS TURNED UP. IN ADDITION,
THERE HAVE BEEN INCIDENTS OF CRIME ON THE ISLAND, (AND) A FEW
PROSPECTORS HAVE EVEN BEEN KILLED.

Submitter comment: I READ THIS IN "TRUE" MAGAZINE A FEW YEARS BACK.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Gold Silver Copper
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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NEW HAMPSHIRE'S WHITE MOUNTAINS

NEW HAMPSHIRE'S WHITE MOUNTAINS GOT THE NAME OF WHITE MOUNTAINS
BECAUSE OF THE CRYSTALS FOUND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS AND THE
BRILLIANCE OF THE CRYSTALS GAVE THE IMPRESSION OF WHITENESS.

Submitter comment: I PICKED THIS UP IN A BARBER SHOP NEAR THE WHITE MOUNTAINS ONE
SUMMER.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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SAUHEGAN RIVER, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

THIS RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH MILFORD HAS A LEGEND THAT GOES LIKE
THIS: AN INDIAN WHO WAS HUNTING FOR HIS PIGS BY A RIVER SLIPPED
AND SCARED THEM AWAY. FROM THIS ACTION HE EXCLAIMED, "SCAW-HE-
GONE." (NOW KNOWN AS SOUHEGAN.)

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS WITH WHOM I GREW UP.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): SOW?

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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