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IF A DOG HOWLS IN THE BACKYARD, THERE IS TO BE A DEATH IN THE
FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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A BABY WITH A TIGHT FIST WILL BE STINGY.
A BABY WITH OPEN HANDS WILL BE A SPENDER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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SNEEZE ON MONDAY, SNEEZE FOR DANGER.
SNEEZE ON TUESDAY, KISS A STRANGER.
SNEEZE ON WEDNESDAY, GET A LETTER.
SNEEZE ON THURSDAY, SOMETHING BETTER.
SNEEZE ON FRIDAY, SNEEZE FOR SORROW.
SNEEZE ON SATURDAY, SEE YOUR SWEETHEART TOMORROW.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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DO NOT GIVE SCISSORS TO A FRIEND, IT WILL CUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP
IN TO(?) (TWO).

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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EATING PEANUTS IN THE PITS OF A RACETRACK CAUSES BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE, ASSUMED ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink
BELIEF -- Bad luck Games Pastimes Sports

Date learned: 06-11-1972

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IF YOU CARRY THE HORSE CHESTNUT (BUCKEYE), YOU WILL HAVE GOOD
LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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IF YOU DROP A KNIFE, A MAN WILL VISIT.
IF YOU DROP A FORK, A WOMAN WILL VISIT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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DO NOT EAT FISH AND DRINK MILK AT THE SAME TIME; IT WILL MAKE
YOU DEATHLY SICK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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IF TWO PEOPLE SAY THE SAME WORD AT THE SAME TIME, THEY LOCK
LITTLE FINGERS, MAKE A WISH, AND PULL; THEIR WISH WILL COME
TRUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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WHEN WORKING WITH SOMEONE, IT IS BAD LUCK TO SEPARATE AND
GO ON EACH SIDE OF A TREE, POST, ETC.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO STRIKE THE LAST MATCH IN THE BOX.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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THREE TIMES A BRIDE'S MAID, NEVER A BRIDE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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