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AFTER FINISHING A TURKEY DINNER, BREAK THE WISHBONE WITH ANOTHER
PERSON AND EACH MAKE A WISH, THE ONE WHO GETS THE LARGER PART WILL
GET HIS WISH.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001950S

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SEE A PENNY AND PICK IT UP, AND ALL THE DAY YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

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

Date learned: 00001950S

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PLACE A STATUE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN IN THE WINDOW TO INSURE GOOD
WEATHER ALL DAY. DONE BY AN AUNT ON THE DAY OF HER DAUGHTER'S HIGH
SCHOOL GRADUATION.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.25

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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TO WALK UNDER A LADDER IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.13

Date learned: 00001950S

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A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED.

Submitter comment: USED WHEN COLLECTOR'S TEN CENT ALLOWANCE WAS SPENT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001950S

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PRAY TO SAINT ANTHONY TO FIND SOMETHING YOU HAVE LOST.

Submitter comment: COLLECTOR'S MOTHER IS ALWAYS PRAYING TO SAINT ANTHONY FOR SOMETHING
SHE LOST.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001960S

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TEA MIXED WITH HONEY AND LEMON WILL CURE A COLD.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001960S

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MUD WILL EASE THE PAIN OF BEE STINGS AND WILL DRAW OUT THE STINGER.
VERIFIED BY COLLECTOR ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00001960S

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Proverb

TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN.

Submitter comment:

OFTEN USED BY INFORMANT WHEN COLLECTOR COMPLAINED OF NOT HAVING
TIME TO DO SOMETHING FOR HIM.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960S

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