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WHEN OPENING SHOWER GIFTS, THE NUMBER OF BROKEN
RIBBONS INDICATES THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN YOU
SHOULD EXPECT TO HAVE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS VERY PREVALENT; I HEARD IT IN TOLEDO
(OHIO), DETROIT (MICHIGAN), AND LIMA (OHIO.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining number of children or sex of unborn P863.9

Date learned: 09-01-1968

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