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POLISH SUPERSTITION

WHEN YOU GO TO A WAKE, YOU SHOULD TOUCH THE HAND OF THE
DECEASED TO PREVENT HIM FROM HAUNTING YOU IN YOUR DREAMS.

Submitter comment: TOUCHING SOMEONE MAY ALSO BE A WAY OF BIDDING FAREWELL.
THUS, IF YOU BID THE DECEASED FAREWELL, HE WILL KNOW HE IS
NOT TO SEE YOU AGAIN. THE INFORMANT BELIEVES AND
PRACTICES THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-10-1977

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