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WEDDING DRESS OMEN

A GIRL SHOULD NEVER WEAR A WEDDING DRESS BEFORE HER TIME OR SHE WILL
REMAIN A WIDOW.

Submitter comment:

A BELIEF FROM SABINAS, MEXICO. PROBABLY COMMON IN MANY COUNTRIES. IN
FORMANT EXPRESSED LITTLE BELIEF IN IT HERSELF.
BY WIDOW THE INFORMANT MEANS SPINSTER MAIDEN.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; BELIEF ; DEATH ; DRESS ; LUCK ; OMEN ; SUPERSTITION ; WEDDING

Subject headings: Observation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 11-00-1981

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