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BAD LUCK COMES IN THREES.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Bad luck Numbers

Date learned: 00001950S

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FOR GOOD LUCK THE GROOM MUST CARRY THE BRIDE OVER THE
THRESHOLD.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Carrying bride over threshold

Date learned: 00001950S

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FIRST STAR

YOU SHOULD WISH ON THE FIRST STAR.

Submitter comment:

Learned in the 1950s.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: 686 686.1
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001950S

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IF YOUR PALM ITCHES, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET
SOME MONEY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 00001950S

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A BURNING IN YOUR EAR MEANS SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 00001950S

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PUT A PENNY IN YOUR LOAFER (SHOE) FOR GOOD LUCK

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 00001950S

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STAR BELIEF

YOU SHOULD WISH ON THE FIRST STAR.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA FALLS

Subject headings: 686 686.1
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001950S

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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance

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SEASONAL CUSTOM -- SUMMER

ON THE FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, WHICH IS ON THE FIRST DAY OF
SUMMER, SINGLE GIRLS IN POLAND MAKE WREATHES OF THE FIRST SUMMER
FLOWERS AND THROW THEM ON THE LAKE OR POND. IF THE WREATHES FLOAT,
SHE WILL BE MARRIED THAT YEAR, IF IT SINKS, SHE WILL NOT.

Data entry tech comment: FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST: JUNE 24

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA FALLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June 24 St. John's Day / Midsummer Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Summer
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Use of Object

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LEAP YEAR

A GIRL CAN ASK A GUY TO MARRY HER IF IT IS LEAP YEAR.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA FALLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage During leap year

Date learned: 00001950S

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BLUE, BLUE, GOD LOVES YOU.
YELLOW, YELLOW, KISS A FELLOW.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00001950S

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WHEN TWO KIDS SAY THE SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME,
WHOEVER SLAPS THE OTHER FIRST GETS A FREE COKE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001950S

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RINGING IN THE EAR

A RINGING IN YOUR RIGHT EAR MEANS YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR SOMETHING
GOOD. A RINGING IN YOUR LEFT EAR MEANS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR
SOMETHING BAD.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED WAITING IN LINE--LIKE ME.

Submitter comment: FOUND 125 FEET UP IN THIS MONUMENT.

Where learned: CANADA ; NIAGARA FALLS ; QUEENSTON HEIGHTS PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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Belief: Weather

Sailor's Weather:

Red sky in the morning, sailor's atake warning.

Red sky at night sailor's delight.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; Predicting ; Predicting ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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