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Children were told that the "stork" brought babies.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told storks brought babies.January 10 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children are told that: (1) Stork brought babies. (2) Found under a cabbage head.July 1 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children come from a stork.November 23 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies were brought by the stork.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies were delivered by the storks which at one time roosted on European chimneys and were considered good luck.October 6 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children are told that the stork brings babies. Babies are found in a hollow stump.July 1 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that children came from storks, cabbage patch - from under a leaf of cabbage out from behind the barn.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
The stork brought babies.April 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies came from stork.June 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
The stork brought babies.January 27 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Stork brought babies.February 17 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that the stork brought babies.November 30 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies come from storks or out of a stump.December 10 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were taught that the stork brought babies.October 19 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
The stork brings babies from heaven.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies come from Doctors' black satchel, cabbage patch, stork.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Stork brought children.July 1 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told the stork brought babies.September 1 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children came from storks.June 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
The stork brought children.July 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that the stork brought babies.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies come from storks. Told to me by my parents. (Pa Dutch).December 12 1975Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children are told that the stork brings babies.November 15 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told stork brought babies.November 19 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that the stork brings babies.November 15 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that the stork brings babies.September 21 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children are told that a stork brought them.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that the stork brought babies. Or under a rose bush.June 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that the stork brought babies.May 15 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that the stork brought babies.May 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children come out of the cabbage patch.November 23 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told babies came from the pond with the toad.January 21 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children came from under cabbage leaves.June 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies found in cabbage patch.November 30 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies come from bumps on malformed trees.September 14 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies were found in the cabbage plot.November 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children come from a stump.November 23 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that babies come from the woods.December 20 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children came from cabbage heads.December 20 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies were found under a cabbage patch.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told babies come from baby tree.March 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children told babies come from the cabbage patch.December 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies come from the garden patch.December 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told babies come from the cabbage patch.October 6 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies come from under rocks in the forest. Collected from Bev. Knox; her grandmother Lillian Spangler, age 99 (German) told her.December 18 1975Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children come from the doctor's bag.November 23 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that the doctor brought babies.December 20 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
The Dr. brought babies in his bag.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies are brought in the doctor's satchel.November 15 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Babies came from the doctor's little black bag.October 6 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Doctors brough babies in black bags.January 17 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
The Dr. brought babies.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that babies came from heaven.October 11 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Children were told that children come from their knee.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodOrigin of Children
Only older women could plant parsley. If a young girl planted parsley, she would become pregnant.February 1979Birth, Infancy ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
If you rocked an empty cradle, you won't have any children.April 19800Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
To get pregnant: sit in chair vacated by a pregnant woman. (English friend said it worked).March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
If you put a baby on a newlywed's bed, they'll soon conceive a child.April 26 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
If you lay a new baby on some one's bed they will be the next to have a baby.July 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
By putting a new baby on the bed you could become pregnant.1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
If you rocked an empty cradle, you couldn't or wouldn't have any kids.March 28 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
The third person who lights a cigarette off of the same match will become pregnant.February 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodConception, Contraception
The surest way to detect pregnancy was the appearance of lines at the corner of the girl's eyes.April 1981Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPregnancy, Confinement
A woman during her pregnancy was formerly thought to be surrounded by spiritual and material perils which threatened both her and the unborn child.April 2 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPregnancy, Confinement
If you fall upstairs - if female, she's pregnant.October 12 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPregnancy, Confinement
Increase in birth rate of babies at new moon.April 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Babies are born during a full moon.April 3 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood
A lot of births occur at the new moon.November 5 1981Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Birth of babies occur at new moon.April 1982Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Babies are born at the new moon.March 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood
If woman is pregnant - in 9th month new moon she would deliver.July 1 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Most Babies are born when the moon is full or new.April 1 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Babies are usually born at the new moon.January 17 1977Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Pregnant woman have their (?) babies when the moon changes or full moon.February 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhood
More babies are born during the full moon.March 12 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Babies are born in the new moon.October 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Quinine tablets and turpentine works every time. You take the quinine tablets, then you mix boiling water with the turpentine and pour it in a pot and sit on it for three hours. When she gets up, she walks like this, for a couple a days. That turpentine makes you raw. But it works.January 18 1969Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscarriage, Abortion
New moon brings on labor.September 21 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodLabor
Put an axe under the bed when a woman is having a baby and it will stop the bleeding.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodLabor
This used to be a superstition but they found it was true. That when you're pregnant, you're not supposed to read (?) above your head or the cord will get tangled around the baby's neck.November 30 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPregnancy, Confinement
The old midwives used to say don't wash the body, just wipe it off with a cloth and then when they'd grown up, they'd have this odor they couldn't get rid of; no matter how much they'd wash or how much (?) they used.November 30 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAfterbirth
If a pregnant woman walks under a wash line, the baby will be born with the umbilical cord around its neck.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPregnancy, Confinement
The mother and baby were always kept in a dark room for something like two weeks because they believed that the baby would go blind if he saw any light.November 30 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAfterpains, Childbed Ailments, Tabus
If a pregnant woman has a craving for strawberries (or any other fruit), the baby will love that fruit.July 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPrenatal Influences
Birthmarks on a baby's face or body are often said to be caused by something seen or or touched by the mother during her pregnancy.April 2 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
Woman who ate strawberries while pregnant had babies with red marks on their bodies.September 21 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
If someone throws a berry at a pregnant woman she'll have a baby with a birthmark, probably red. (Heard in Rockland about 1920)1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
Birthmarks are caused by a fright the mother experienced while pregnant.June 1979Birthmarks
Birthmarks; fright of mother created symbol of thing feared.October 6 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
Birth marks were caused by a fright to the mother while carrying child. If a pregnant woman saw something horrible and frrightening, she'd have a deformed child.July 1 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
If a pregnant woman encounters a frightening object it is possible for her child to be born with a birthmark similar to the likeness.February 1971Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
If you are startled when pregnant, then touch your body someplace, the baby will have a mark in that place.March 17 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
If a mother gets scared and hits herself it will mark the baby.February 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
A scare while pregnant caused birthmarks.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
Birthmarks - Caused by looking at corpse while carrying child.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
A woman was scared by a man with a club foot while pregnant and it was said her child would be born with a club foot.September 21 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodBirthmarks
Long lines on the palm means long life. Other lines deal with marriage and the amount of children one will have.Birth, Infancy, Childhood/Human Body, Folk MedicineNumber of Children
Lines on hand=How long you will live. How many times you will marry. Number of children. If you have ESP. Bad luck or good.May 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
A long life line tells how long you'll live and also how many children you'll have.April 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhood/Human Body, Folk MedicineNumber of Children
Spots on the fingernails-the number of children you'll have.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
White spots on fingernails-that's how many children you will have.October 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
The number of spots on a girl's fingernails, the number of children she will have.November 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
Spots on fingernails-how many children you'll have.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
White spots on fingernails-how many children you will have.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
white spots on fingernails-how many children you would have.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
Spots on fingernails-how many children you would have.March 12 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
As many white spots as you have on your fingernails, that's how many children you will have.October 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
Count the number of spots on your fingernails and that will be the number of children you will have.November 15 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
If you sow parsley you'll have another baby.March 7 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
Blow out candles on cake and remaining lit tell number of children you have.March 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood, FertilityNumber of Children
Never cut a new born baby's finger nails-bite them off or 1. Baby will grow up to steal. 2. You'll have another baby real soon.May 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood, SuperstitionsNumber of Children
If you rock an empty cradle, it means you're wishing for a baby.April 19 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood, SuperstitionsNumber of Children
If you rocked an empty cradle, baby on the way.1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
If you rocked an empty cradle, a child was on the way.April 30 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
If you rocked an empty cradle, you were going to have a baby.March 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
rocked empty cradle-baby would come.March 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
rock an empty cradle-another baby is on the way.December 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
If you rocked an empty cradle, wife would become pregnant.1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
If you rocked an empty cradle, you were going to have a baby.October 176Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
If you rock an empty cradle, Belly ache in the baby. Another baby in the cradle.April 1976Birth, Infancy ChildhoodNumber of Children
If you rock an empty cradle, you'll never have children on your own.May 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
If you rocked an empty cradle, you wouldn't bear another child.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
If you put a newborn baby on someone's bed, that person will become a parent.November 15 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
The first person you go to visit and lay your new-born baby on their bed will be the next to have a baby.February 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
The child should be taken first to someone's home who wished for a child.May 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
If you left by a different door than the one you entered, someone may get pregnant.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodConception, Contraception
If you rocked an empty cradle, the cradle will be filled within a year.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNumber of Children
Don't bake on Good Friday or someone will be born or will die. (Bake one in or one out.)March 7 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhood/Death and Funereal Customs
If you rocked an empty cradle, it meant no babies.November 30 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFertility, Sterility
At baby showers, they swing a needle over the wrist, if it swings in a circle it's a girl; back and forth, a boy will be born. (Old Mennonite).April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
If the mother drank water from the top of a well, a boy would come. Water drunk from the bottom of the well would bring a girl.April 1981Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
Children wishing for a boy brother placed a sugar cube facing west on the attic windowsill. The sugar was for the stork, who would take it and leave a baby.April 1981Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
Down South they used to say that if the baby is carried low it's a girl-up high, a boy.December 7 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
To predict what sex the child would be, the mother's cheeks were closely inspected. Because boys were supposed to cause their mothers worry, haggard, thin cheeks foretold a male child. Girls, because they weren't as troublesome as boys, were foretold by full, round cheeks.April 1981Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
If a woman is overdue in her pregnancy and it's a girl, they say she carried it too long the stem dropped off.January 31 1973Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
If you rocked an empty cradle, your next baby would be a girl.November 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
Take a new born baby to a pregnant woman, lay it on the bed. If the child wets on the bed, the baby to be born would be the same sex as the child that wet.May 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
Two vegetables grow together (such as carrots) mean a set of twins in the family.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodSex
Babies are named after dead people.July 19 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNaming
Babies were given Bible names.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNaming
Jews had to name first born after the death of last relative.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNaming
To name a child after a living person meant one or the other would die.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNaming
Whoever named the baby, they had the next one.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodNaming
Delaying the baptismal ceremony for a few weeks was considered extremely dangerous. The baby was believed to be in constant peril from evil spirits until he was christened.April 2 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood
When boys and girls came together to be baptized, the boys had to have priority, otherwise they would grow up beardless, while the girls who preceded them at the font would grow up with beards instead of them.April 2 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood
It was unwise to wipe the baptismal water from the baby's face.April 2 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Ugly in the cradle, handsome at the table.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
An unborn child becomes the same type of person the mother stares at or loathes, while she is pregnant.October 12 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
Take a string and see with the string if the baby is seven times the length of the foot to see if the baby is growing properly.April 1981Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
When I was a baby my grandmother insisted I "be measured for the take-off" since she she felt I grew slowly.December 10 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
If you cut babies' hair before a year old he'll never grow.January 17 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
If you step across the legs of a child lying on the floor it will stop the growth of the child.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
Don't step over a child or he won't grow.July 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
Don't step over a baby-they won't grow right.February 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
If you jump over a child, it will not grow right.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
A child must not go through an open window or his growth will be stunted.September 17 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodPhysical Attributes, Growth, etc.
If you rocked an empty cradle, the baby would cry.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rocked an empty cradle-a sick baby.November 15Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rocked an empty cradle, your baby would have a bellyache.April 1 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rocked the empty cradle you "took away" the babies' rest.November 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rocked an empty cradle, it gave the baby colic.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rock an empty cradle, you will take away the sleep of the child.January 20 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rock an empty cradle, the next baby that sleeps in it will have a bellyache.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rocked an empty cradle, the baby would cry.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rock an empty cradle, bad luck.March 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
Bad luck to rock an empty cradle.April 6 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
Bad luck if you rocked an empty cradle.February 28 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
Bad luck if you rocked an empty cradle.July 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rocked an empty cradle, it meant bad luck.May 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
It's bad luck to rock an empty cradle. The cradle will remain empty.August 10 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
It was bad luck to rock an empty cradle.June 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
It's bad luck to rock an empty cradle.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
It's bad luck to rock an empty cradle.November 23 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
Bad luck to rock an empty cradle.January 17 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
If you rock an empty cradle, it's bad luck. If you rocked an empty rocking chair, it's bad luck.March 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood/Home, Domestic PursuitsDisposition
Rock an empty cradle-bad luck.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
It's bad luck to rock an empty cradle.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodDisposition
To rock an empty cradle or an empty chair was extremely bad luck.March 1976Birth Infancy, Childhood/Home, Domestic PursuitsDisposition
If you left by a different door: have bad luck; take baby's rest.April 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEntering a House
The doctor or whoever should make sure to put the baby's right arm in the sleeve first, this has to do with being left or right handed.April 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhood
To make sure a child would be right-handed, they tied his left hand down to leg.April 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
A child must receive its first nursing at the right breast so that it will not become lefthanded.July 1964Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Which ever hand a child makes his first reach with will determine if he's right or left handed.May 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
If you put a needle through the umbilical cord of a new born girl she will grow up to be a seamstress.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
If you put a hammer on the umbilical cord of a new born boy he will grow up to be a carpenter.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
When you pick up a baby for the first time, put it above your head-otherwise it will go down in the world.Jule 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
You should carry a new baby up first so that it will rise in the world.April 26 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
Child should be taken first to church. Take up a flight of stairs.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
You will have good luck if you read, play music, or sing to the unborn child when pregnant.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
A child will be a musician if he has long fingers.May 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
If a baby falls out of bed before age one, it will be smart.April 26 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
A child born with a cowlick will be bright.July 1964Birth, Infancy, Childhood/Human Body, Folk MedicineCharacter, Talents
Take a chicken egg and pass it through the baby's mouth three times, then soft boil it and feed it to the baby; baby will speak early, clearly and speak the truth, in fact, never stop talking.April 1981Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
Never cut a baby's nails before he's one.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
Never cut a baby's hair before he is one.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
Never cut a baby's fingernails with a scissors before age one, or they will steal.Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
Don't cut babies fingernails before a year old-if you do he'll steal when he grows up.January 17 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
Never cut a baby's fingernails before they're a year old-they's steal.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
Never cut a baby's fingernails or they'll steal.Nobember 23 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
If you cut a baby's nails too quick, you should chew them off, or they will be a thief.July 1 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
A baby's fingernails must not be cut but bitten off.1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodCharacter, Talents
If you dream someone dies, another person will be born.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
If you dream someone has died, there will be a birth.February 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Dream of death there will be a birth in family and vice versa.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Dream of a funeral, hear of a birth.October 6 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Dream of a funeral means there will be a birth.June 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
To dream of death means some child will be born.October 11 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Dream of funeral-sign of birth.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Dream of a funeral means a birth.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Child born with a caul around its head, will be lucky all its life.July 19 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
If a person is born with a veil and carries it with him, he will escape harm. (1908)September 17 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
A baby born with a caul is lucky, but the caul must be burned (in order to insure good luck).July 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
They say I was born with a veil, and they say them was the only people that see and hear things.December 28 1966Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
A child born with an extra toe on one or both of his feet is generally expected to be lucky in life.April 2 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
A newborn baby should never be openly admired for beauty or robust health for fear of incurring the envy of evil spirits. If this should inadvertently happen, to drive them away one should spit. Heard from my parents.July 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Always put the under shirt on a new born infant on the wrong side, that way it will be protected from an evil eye.May 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhood
If someone stared at you you got sick, and it was called an overlook.September 21 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Children were protected from evil eye by wearing a certain golden amulet around the neck.October 11 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
When seeing a new baby, if you say "what a nice baby," be sure to say "God bless you" or something will happen to the baby.July 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Don't give a "canary" (Yiddish word "Kanahara") by remarking on how well you or some other person looked or felt, or on their good luck, for fear of changing situation.July 18 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
Children wore charms around the neck to protect against evil eye.November 30 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodFortune
One should conceal red ribbons under a child's clothes to keep away the "evil eye."August 1964Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Children wore the Italian horn, hand and goats foot around their neck.September 21 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
A witch put a hex on a baby so it cried constantly. The doctor said to burn all her tee shirts and the hex would go away. The witch came out of her house and her whole right arm was burned and she couldn't explain it, but the baby was fine.November 13 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
To protect against evil eye: Hold dish of water and oil over childs head; dip finger in dish, make sign of the Cross and pray. Pass baby over coal stove three times.June 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Tie garlic around neck to protect against evil eye or witchcraft.May 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Another cure for victims of "Evil Eye"; spit on apron and rub on baby's forehead.June 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Cats suck babies' breath.July 7 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Rocking an empty cradle brings bad luck or illness to the new baby.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodHealth
If you rock an empty cradle, the baby will get sick.June 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodHealth
If I'd hurt my knee or scratch my arm, this is what my grandmother always did. "Heely, heily, hinkly dreck. Dis moyer free un gunzeleck." If you rub chicken dung on your knee, it will get better. "Heely heily, hinkley dreck. Holy, holy, chicken shit. Dis mahr ya frie en ganze Weck [weg]." This will make you free and completely away. April 27 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodHealth
Dream of water, wet the bed.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Dream of water, wet the bed.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If you picked dandelions, you will urinate in bed.July 18 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Picking dandelions made children wet the bed.June 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If you play with fire, you'll wet the bed.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If you pick a dandelion you'll wet the bed.July 18 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
You will wet the bed if you touched dandelions.July 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Playing with fire made children wet the bed.June 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Picking dandelions means you will wet the bed.July 18 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bedwetting-caused by some physical affliction, like a cold in the kidneys. Don't give anything to drink in the evening.June 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Children wet bed because of weak kidneys or bladder. To stop it, use Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root.May 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Spanking the child near bedtime, causing child to get emotionly upset will make him wet the bed.May 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Playing with fire made children wet the bed. Playing with rain made children wet the bed. Rain made children wet the bed.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bedwetting caused by playing with fire.February 17 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bedwetting - caused by playing with matches or fire.December 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Playing with fire made children wet the bed.1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Playing with matches or fire makes children wet the bed.July 1 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Play with fire, you will wet the bed.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If they play with fire, they'll wet the bed.December 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Playing with fire will make children wet the bed.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Sour pickles made children wet the bed.November 23 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Running barefoot will make children wet the bed.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Dandelions are called pee the beds.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Children wet the bed because too much liquids before bedtime. Stop drinking at night.September 21 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If you pick dandelions, you'll wet the bed.July 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Playing with matches made children wet the bed.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bad dreams made children wet the bed.1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If a child ate fried mouse pit it would cure him of bed-wetting.April 1983Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bed-wetting; clean, dry and pulverize the lining of a chicken gizzard, give to child.November 23 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Caused by some emotional problem. Give them baked pigs kidney.September 1 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
You can stop bed-wetting by waking them in the night till they got used to it then they would get up themselves.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Wetting the bed could be stopped by feeding the child a piece of mouse meat cooked.October 11 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bed-wetting cures: Tansey tea, dandelion tea, cherry bark tea.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bedwetting - eating pumpkin seeds.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bedwetting - swamp root.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
To stop bedwetting, give them parsley tea.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
To stop bedwetting, urinate during a full moon.December 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bed-wetting - Make a mattress pad of hard wood leaves; when leaves were worn out, wetting stopped.December 20 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
To stop bedwetting, take the child to the new grave of a baby and have him wet on it.September 17 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bedwetting - Cut down on liquids after 6 P. M.January 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bedwetting - Urinate in an open grave.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If you rocked an empty cradle, the baby would get the colic.December 20 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If you rocked an empty cradle, the baby would have colic.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Sprinkle salt in feet of baby's pajamas to reduce fever.February 28 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - pass them around the leg of a table.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
New born babies would become livergrown if it travels too long in a car. Rub baby with camphorated oil.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
You weren't supposed to tickle a baby or it'd get livergrown.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown-passed under a continuous growing vine.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Babies get livergrown from holding a baby too much... from crawling around a table leg.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown-take around table leg three times.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown- Pass the child around the table leg.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Don't take baby on bumpy ride or it will get livergrown.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - Rub hot olive oil of the chest.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
livergrown - wear a tight band around the belly (for babies).March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilements and Remedies
livergrown - They took me under the legs of the table.October 31 1980Birth, infancy, childhoodailmetns and remedies
livergrown - Pick up a flat stone, spit on it, then throw it over your shoulder and cover your ears with your hands. If you don't hear the stone drop, you're cured.Febuary 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhood,Ailments
Livergrown - Grease with grease.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - Rub rib area with lard.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments
Livergrown - Grease and rub cloth around abdomen.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - First time you took new baby away, it got livergrown.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments andd Remedies
Livergrown - Mix melted lard with camphor oil. Rub this over chest area - from neck down breastbone under rib cage- 3 times. Roll patient over from left to right and do the same three times. Repreat process 1 more time.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - The afflicted person had to crawl around the table leg facing the morning sun- 3 times.March 7 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - Person must run three times around table leg one way and three times vice versa.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - Don't shake baby til soe (?) old.Febuary 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilements andd Remedies
Livergrown - Campher oil is rubbed on the liver area and scripture is silently quoted from the Bible. This is done 3 times. Repeat til child is better or pain has stopped.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilemnts and Remedies
Livergrown - If you shake or jar a baby around to much they become livergrown.February 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - Don't bounce child up and down; will get livergrown.January 10 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - If you take a baby over a rough road in a car it'll be livergrown.1942Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Pow wow for livergrown.March 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - Babies would get what they'd call livergrown. They pow wowed for that and they would massage like this. They would go from the breastbone back this way, you know through here… under their ribs, but they'd take their thumb on each side of the middle there and go back through.April 13 1976Birth, Imfancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - That's an old saying. That if you put them through the legs of the table you'll cure liver-grown.November 22 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown- Put baby 3 times around table leg.January 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - To cure livergrown. pass the child in and out under the legs of the table.November 21 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments, Remedies
Have child crawl around a table three times, or grease diaphragm with mild oil.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Livergrown - Put baby on table with clothes hanging over edge, jerk 3 times.January 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilements and Remedies
Liver - They used to have pow wow, doctors pow wow for them. They'd offer prayer.June 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilements and Remedies
Tickling a child will cause it to stammer.July 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
A child that is whipped before it is a year old will stammer.July 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If you'd tickle a baby's feet, he'd stammer before he gets a year old.April 13 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilements and Remedies
To tickle a child before it is a year old may cause the child to stammer.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
don't scare the child.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
If you tickle babies before they are a year old they will stutter.January 17 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
A..(?) for teething Bite on something hard.July 1977Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bad luck to step on cracks in sidewalk. Told to me by a school friend circa 1963-64.December 12 1975Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
step on a crack on a sidewalk-bad.December 10 01976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If you step on the cracks in the cement sidewalk it will bring you bad luck.October 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Rings made of a hard gum [rubber?] were given to babies to bite on.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilements and Remedies
Rubbing with a piece of rubber. Ice.April 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
chew on bacon skin.March 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Chew the food yourself and then give it to the baby.December 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Chew on a bacon rind.December 20 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Children chewed on chicken bones.October 19 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Teething- Rub whiskey on.June 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Give a smooth round steak bone to chew on.June 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rattlesnake rattles are good for children to teethe on.1940-1942Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilements and Remedies
When a rattlesnake is killed, the rattles are removed. There is a legend that the snake does not actually die until sundown. But that if the rattles are not removed, he may not even die then. The rattles are thought to be good for a baby to teethe on. Rattlesnakes grow an extra rattle for every year, so the number of rattles tells the age of the snake.Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
The rattler of a rattle snake was given to a teething baby on which to chew.November 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rattlesnake rattlers around the neck.April 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Catnip in bag; child would suck or chew.January 10 1977Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub paregoric on gums; teaberry tea on teeth.October 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
aids for teething - teething biscuits.September 21 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub whiskey on the gums.October 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilemtns and Remedies
Rub gums with liquor.October 11 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Whiskey on baby's gum.October 19 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub whiskey on baby's gum when teething.March 1982Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub warm salt water onto the gums.December 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilements and Remedies
Teething aids: teething ring, sugar tit.November 30 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
rub a little whiskey on gums.October 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
rub gums with paragoric.May 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
teething rub paragoric on gums.Febuary 17 1977Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Medicine applied on gums, such as paregoric or brandy.September 1 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Use nitre on gums.March 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Aids for teething - Jobs tears.July 1 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub whiskey on gumsNovember 19 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub gums with whiskey27820Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
For teething: A teething ring made of rubber.27912Birth Infancay ChildhoodAilements and Remedies
Teething- wet wash cloth.November 30 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Bite on harness ring (celloid [celluloid]) or rub gums with silver spoon.May 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub a silver thimble over gums.November 23 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Teething aids; rubbing gums with cold silver spoon or mother using her thimble.October 6 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Teething aids - a wooden clothespin.October 6 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Teething- rub gums with ice.October 6 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub gums with thimble or finger.November 15 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Silver dollar.August 10 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilmetns and Remedies
As an aid for teething, chew on a silver dollar.July 1 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub vanilla on gums.November 23 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Rub patented medicine "Krumrine Red Drops" on gums.January 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
They used to tie a string on a kid's loose tooth, they let you do that, but they wouldn't let you pull it. Then you'd tie the string on a doorknob and slap the door shut.May 23 1963Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Throw loose teeth down the cellar stoops for good luck.October 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Throw the loose tooth behind the stove.July 19 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Loose teeth-put under the pillow.Juny 18 1978Birth, Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Loose teeth were put under a pillow when they fell out.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Loose teeth were placed under the pillow for the good fairy.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Tooth fairy- must put your tooth under pillow so it will turn into money.March 1980Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Loose teeth were put under the pillow for the good fairy.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Put loose tooth under pillow and good fairy would give reward.July 19 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Place loose teeth under pillow.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Place tooth under one's pillow and tooth fairy will leave a dime.July 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Loose teeth were put under a pillow and slept on, then the good fairy left a gift.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Children placed loose teeth under pillow for the tooth fairy.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Put loose tooth under the pillow and tooth fairy replaced with a penny.July 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Teeth were put under the pillow for the tooth fairy.July 1 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Put a loose tooth under your pillow --The good fairy took it and left money.March 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Place loose teeth under pillow and fairy godmother placed money there.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
A tooth that fell out was put under the pillow for the tooth fairy.March 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Loose teeth placed under pillow.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Children placed loose teeth under their pillow and the good fairy left a money gift. Still perpetuated with children in the family.July 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Put loose tooth under child's pillow. The tooth fairy takes the tooth and leaves a gift.July 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Put loose teeth under the pillow for the tooth fairy.July 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Put loose teeth under your pillow for the tooth fairy who will leave you money.October 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
A tooth was saved under one's pillow for tooth fairy treat.October 6 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
When you loose a tooth, put it under a pillow with a quarter.April 1976Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Be careful in disposing of teeth. If an animal finds it, you will grow a tooth of that animalJuly 18 1978Birth Infancy ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
It is believed that if a mother combs her hair over her baby's diaper it will never get whooping cough.Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodAilments and Remedies
Always close your mouth when you're around a lizard or it will jump down your throat.1948Birth, INfancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Step on a crack, break your back.April 1 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
When walking the sidewalk-step on a crack break your mother's back.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Step on a crack, break your mother's back.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Stepping on a crack (bad luck).April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
To avoid bad luck, don't tread on cracks in sidewalk.March 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Step on a crack and you will break your mother's back.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Step on a sidewalk crack/ break you mother's back.April 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Step on a crack, break your mother's back.October 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
It is bad luck to - Step on a crack in a pavement.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Step on crack- break your mother's back.Febuary 29 1980Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
It is bad luck to step on a cellar door.April 1982
As a youngster [ca. 1900] we always endeavored to miss the dividing lines in cement sidewalks, reciting this ditty, "Step in a crack, break your mother's back."June 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
To learn something by heart you should sleep with the book under your pillow.April 1979Birth, Infancy,ChildhoodMiscellaneous
You will have good luck if you put a book under your pillow. It is said that you will know everything that is in it.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Sleep with the books you studied under pillow for good grades.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Sleep with the book under your pillow to get a good grade.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
It's bad luck to leave a book open overnight because you will forget all the information in it.April 1982Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
I have a little silver frog I keep in my pocket when taking tests. (Taped interview).April 1982Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
I used to have a small blue glass heart that gave me good luck (on exams?) but that got lost. (Taped interview).April 1982Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Wear a lucky charm to get a good grade on an exam.March 1982Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Wear a cross necklace for good luck on exam. (Taped interview).April 1982Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Midshipmen at Annapolis throw pennies to the wooden figure of Tecumseh before playing games or passing examination.April 1979
Put an empty beer bottle on your head (at the Button Bar in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), if failing a subject and you'll pass it.May 1980
Before taking a test, I always listen to a certain song by Warren Zevon. I've found it relaxes, whether it's luck. Every time I listen to that song I've done well on a test. (Taped interview).April 1982
If you wear yellow and green on Thursday, it's a sign you're green.April 1977
Don't say "ain't" or you'll fall in the paint.April 1982
Rest on Ascension Day - no school or work.December 1976
For good luck have different people turn your ring (one for each year of your class date) and you turn it the last time (79) yourself.January 19 1977Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people said the same thing at the same time, it must have been a lie.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people said the same thing at the same time, that meant it was true.March 7 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time, "it must be true". we both said it at the same time.October 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Two people saying same thing-it must be true.December 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
When two people say the same thing at once, it must be true.July 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people said the same thing at once, this meant good luck.April 18 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people said the same thing at the same time, it's sure to come true.Febuary 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time, you make a wish.May 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
Two people say the same thing at the same time it is true.Febuary 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing make a wish.April 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
When two people say the same thing at the same time, you make a wish on the stars.Febuary 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people said the same thing at the same time, it will come true.Febuary 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
When two people say the same thing at once, you should quickly make a wish. The first one to do so will have their wish come true.October 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If you say the same thing at the same time as somebody else, hook fingers with him and make a wish.November 15 1964Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing, hook our small fingers together and make a wish.May 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at once, keep quiet, lock pinkies and make a wish.July 19 1978Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time, stop talking, hook little fingers, make wish, touch thumbs and shake hands.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing, before saying another word you connect your little (pinkie) fingers and stick your thumbs in your mouth, make a wish silently and it will come true.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time, hook little fingers together and make a wish. But don't say anything.March 1979Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing, hook little fingers and make a wish.April 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time, hook your little fingers together and make a wish.November 24 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time, and without speaking interlock their little fingers and make a wish, the wish will come true.1964Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time-They would bite the little finger on their right hand, link the little fingers close to the tip, and pull hard.July 1964Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing, hold two fingers together and make a wish and touch blue and your wish will come true.February 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
When two people say the same thing: Link pinky fingers with other person, make a wish, repeat a verse together, with opposite hands separate linked fingers. One who speaks first after that loses his wish.July 18 1978Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time, lock little fingers, touch thumbs and make a wish. Do not speak until spoken to or wish won't come true.October 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
When two people say the same thing at once, link fingers (pinkies)-Make a wish-Recite a jingle (I don't recall the words). Break the linked pinkies with left hand and the first one to speak does not have his wish granted.July 18 1978Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people said the same thing at the same time, press two peoples thumbs together.April 4 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time-lock little fingers and touch thumbs silently-- then one person says "what goes up the chimney"- the other answers "Santa Claus and smoke"- then the hands are slapped apart.April 26 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellanious
If two people said the same thing at the same time, you say "bread and butter".February 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellanious
If two people say the same thing, both must count to 10, then say something in unison (like "owe me a cake") repeatedly until one drops out.April 26 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two peole say the same thing at the same time, they owe you something (i.e. to the person who says "jinx" first).Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
When two people say the same thing at the same time, you have to say "owe me a Coke."March 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people said the same thing at the same time, they will meet a clown.April 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at the same time - owe me a pepsi.April 1982Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people say the same thing at once, they will fight.July 18 1978Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If I'd pinch you, you'd owe me a Coke, because we both said the same thing at the time.November 29 1963Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If two people said the same thing at the same time, "it is jinxed and the two people can't talk until their name is said."March 12 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Losers weepers, finders keepers.April 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Finders keepers, losers weepers.March 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Lost objects- Didn't you ever spit in your hand and go like that [clapping hands together] and whichever way the spit went that's the way you were to go?September 26 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If you find something in the sheet you can spit on it three times.February 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If you are lost, moss on side of tree indicated the North.April 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If you lose something, you simply chant; "Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony, please come around, something's been lost and it's got to be found" and you'll soon find it. (From an Italian girl).December 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Old folks used a twig to find lost objects.March 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If your back itches, your're going to get a lickin' (whipping).Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
My back's itchy. I must be gonna get a beatin'.September 27 1973Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If your butt itches, you'll get a spanking.March 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Left hand itching means a licking.January 10 1977Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Children are told that if they don't behave, they'll get switches for Christmas instead of presents.December 1962
Cross your fingers when hoping for good luck.1959Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
You didn't shoot marbles on Sunday if you were a kid because you might turn out to a gambler.April 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
When passing under a bridge with a train going over, be sure to make a wish.1964Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
When you see the first white headed bumble bee it's time to go bare foot.April 28 1978Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Go barefoot when you hear the first whipporwill.August 10 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
When you hear the first whippoorwill, it's time to permit kids to go barefooted.July 1 1976Birth, Infancy, ChildhoodMiscellaneous
When you heard the first whippoorwill, it was time to go bare foot in order to save shoes.May 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
When the bumbebees are out, it's okay to go barefoot, the ground's supposed to be warm.April 20 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Children shouldn't go barefoot until the white-headed bumblebees are out.1940Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
It's too early to go barefoot until you see a white-headed bumblebee.before 1942Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
When the barn swallow come back you can go barefoot.May 1984
Red heads have bad tempers.July 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair-temper.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- temper.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- bad temper.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Person with red hair has bad and quick temper.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair means a bad temper.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- hot head, bad temper.July 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- hot temper.November 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair, hot temper.November 15 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair is supposed to be a sign of a fiery and ungovernable temper, or of a passionate disposition in love.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red heads have fiery temper.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red-heads are "spit-fires".Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- hot temper.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red heads were said to be quick tempered.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- have bad tempers.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
red hair means temper.March 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- bad temper.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- they have a temper.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- they have bad tempers.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- hot temper.March 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red haired persons have high tempers.April 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- hot temper.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red haired- hot tempered.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red haired people have short tempers.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair-they have bad temper.May 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red heads are "spit-fires".Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
People with red hair have a short temper.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair-fiery tempers.March 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red haired people have hot tempers.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair means a wild woman and a hot firey temper.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair means bad temperament.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair-fiery temper.December 10 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair means a person has a temper.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair-beware of fiery temper.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair means ill temper.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red-hair meant a very hot-tempered person.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
A person with red hair has a bad temper.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
People with red hair are supposed to have a nasty temper. Not true.March 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair means a fiery temper.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
People with red hair have very bad tempers.April 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair is a sign of temper.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair meant a bad temper.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair means temper, a fiery disposition.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHumand Body
Red hair means a fiery temper.October 19 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair - fiery tempers.January 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair means a person is quick tempered.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
A red-haired woman was sure to have a hasty temper.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red haired people considered evil.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair-you are emotionally unstable and of a terrible temper.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red haired people are haughty.March 1980 (?)Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Gray hair tells you, the fire will soon be out.March 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White hair is a sign of wisdom.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red heads have the Devil in them.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Rub red hair and it brings luck.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Red hair- "sexy".April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If you had red hair you were a criminal.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Snow on the roof doesn't mean the fire's out in the furnace!April 1980
If a woman has a widow's peak, this is, if her hair grows into a point low down on her forehead, she will live to be a widow.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Hair was kept in braids for girls so that no evil spirits could get the hair.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Don't comb hair after darkFebruary 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut hair on Good Friday for good luck.July 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut hair on Good Friday.June 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Never cut hair on Sunday.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Bad luck to cut hair on Sunday.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Hair is not saved unless it was the first haircut.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
After you cut your hair, bury it or you'll have bad luck.April 26 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Loose hair was saved to make pin cushions, watch fobs.July 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Hair was buried under rock so birds couldn't use it for a nest.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
You should always burn your hair. Then the birds won't get it to build their nests out of. Daddy had heard the same thing.July 21 1963Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Loose hair was burned after cutting.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Loose hair was buried after cutting.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Burn loose hair after cutting.August 10 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Make pillows out of discarded hair.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Burn loose hair after cutting.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If a girl whistles she will grow a mustache.March 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Boys used to let cats lick their chins to make whiskers grow.April 23 1963
When your ear burns: Left at night better than right.January 10 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If a person has no earlobes, or the lobes are tight against the head, that's a sign of stinginess.April 25 1964Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If your eye itches: Right eye - something good you are going to see. Left eye - something bad you are going to see.April 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
when your left eye itch - laugh, When your right eye itch - cry.May 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Eyebrows meeting across the nose are often considered a bad sign, perhaps because of the dark and frowning look they give to the face. They are said to denote a violent temper.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
When an eyelash falls out, put it between the tip of your finger tip and someone else's fingertip. Whoever has the eyelash stuck to their finger tip after pulling fingers apart gets to make a wish.February 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If your nose itches it means there will be a surprise or a fire in the near future.February 1971Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
You will have good luck if your nose itches.April 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Bad luck to sneeze because the devil can enter you then- so you say "God bless you."April 26 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
To keep from sneezing, put your tongue against the roof of your mouth.February 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If you sneeze after a statement, it means it is true or it will come true. (From an Italian girl).December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If you sneeze while talking, you're telling the truth.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Sneeze on Thursdays for something better.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Sneeze on Saturday, your sweetheart tomorrow.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Lines in the hand told your life line or if anything good or bad will happen to you.April 18 1979
Lines on hands, love line, life line, three lines represent personal characteristics, ability, fate.April 1979
Lines in hands = your destiny.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinehuman body
Lines in hand tell fortune, thief or honest man.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinehuman body
Warm hands means a cold heart.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If you do (masturbation) hair will grow on the palms of your hands.July 1964Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
People who masturbate will grow hair on their palms or go blind.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinehuman body
White spots on fingernails means not enough vitamin A.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cross your fingers for good luck.February 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cross your fingers to change your luck.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots on fingernails - bruises..April 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots of fingernails 1. fingers 2. Foes 3. Beaus 4.Nose 5. Journeys to goApril 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots on the fingernails mean presents coming.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Bodu
When the spot on your fingernail grows out, you will receive a gift.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots on fingernails - a friend, a foe, a present, a beau, and a journey to go.March 1980 (?)Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Spots on fingernails- Good fortune or how many lies you have told.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots on fingernails - presents.March 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Spot on the fingernail meant that you would receive a present or money after the spot occurred.March 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Spots on fingernails tell how many presents you'll get for ChristmasApril 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Count the spots on fingernails and you know how long you will live.Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Spots on fingernials "Friend, Foe, Beau, Gift, Journey to Go."March 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots on fingernails: Count the fingers, starting with the thumb -- friends, foes, presents, beaus, and journeys to go. Check the finger with the white on it.July 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots on fingernails mean intelligence.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Count the spots on your fingernails and you will know how long you will live.Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
The long life line in the palm of the hand.February 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots on fingernails mean: thumb,friends; forefinger,foes; middle finger, letters; right (ring?) finger, beaus; little finger, journeys to go.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
White spots on fingernails means long life.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Always cut fingernails from the little finger, one by one to the other little finger.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut your fingernails down, not up.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut on Monday, cut for news. Cut on Tuesday, pair of new shoes. Cut on Wednesday, sign of a letter. Cut on Thursday, something better. Cut on Friday, cut for sorrow. Cut on Saturday, (blank). Cut on Sunday, devil will follow you all week.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut fingernails in the old of the moon.November 15 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut fingernails when not full moon.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If you cut your nails when the moon is getting big your nails will grow fast. If you cut them when the moon is getting smaller, your nails will grow slow.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut fingernails and toe nails in decrease of the moon so they would not grow so fast.January 10 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Always cut fingernails on Monday.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Never cut fingernails on Friday.Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Never cut fingernails on Friday.January 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedidineHuman Body
Good Friday - good day for cutting fingernails.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Never cut fingernails on Friday.Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cutting fingernails and toenails on Good Friday brought good luck for the coming year.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut fingernails everyday except Friday and Sunday.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cutting fingernails on Friday or Sunday brings bad luck.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Don't cut fingernails on Sundays.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Never cut fingernails on Sunday.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Bad luck to cut nails on Sunday.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Bad luck to cut your nails on Sunday.April 26 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Bad luck to cut fingernails on Sunday.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Never cut fingernails on Sunday because it would bring bad luck.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Don't cut finger or toe nails on Sundays as it cuts short your life.March 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Do not cut fingernails on Sunday or you will be ashamed all the week.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Never cut your fingernails on Sunday; Satan will be with you all week.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cutting nails on Sabbath causes one to steal.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Sundays, for cutting fingernails.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
The bigger the feet, the bigger the meat.February 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
You're not a man till you've fucked a nigger.1954Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
A young girl can make her breast grow by rubbing raw potatoes on them.March 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Horseradish "puts lead in your pencil."February 2 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
It is a bad omen if anyone shivers suddenly without any obvious reason.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Amish children are afraid to have their picture taken.March 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Children believed they would turn black if they touched a black pupil.April 27 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If you don't cover your mouth when you yawn, a ghost will get in and steal your soul and leave a rock instead.about 1972Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If you want to gain weight in a hurry, eat a lot of bananas.1950Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attricutes, ETC
If you eat eggs on Easter morning you will have good luck and good health.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
On Thursday of Holy Week the Dutchman eats many greens such as the lowly dandelion.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
My mother rose to say "I oughta scrape your tongue"July 26 1969Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
You can predict how long someone will live by the lines in palm of hand.May 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, ect
In some countries it is said to be unlucky to tell one's age.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Lines on hand - lifeline.February 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, ect
Lines on hand mean long life or short life.May 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Lines on hand.April 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Long life line (on the hand) - long life.March 1979Human Body, Folk MedicneFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
The lines on ones hands are an indication of one's life span. Many small crossings of heavy lines indicate changes or incidents.October 12 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Lines on hand told how long you would live, whether you would get married.March 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
long lines on the hand mean long life span.April 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
A long lifeline [on the hands] means long life.March 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
lines on hand - long lines, long life.March 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Lines on the hand tell how long your life will be.March 12 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Dream of dying - means long life.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Two people would pull a wishbone in two pieces, and the one with the longest piece would live longer.April 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
If you eat a snake you will never grow old.April 1980Human body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
If you eat a snake you will never grow old.Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Eating snitz pie was supposed to make you wise.November 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes,etc
If you eat parsley it makes the level of intelligence rise.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physcial Attributes, etc
If a person is seriously ill in a family, the parents of that person would take the sick one to a fortune teller to predict recovery or death.November 28 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Dreams of muddy water.Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Dreams of falling - danger of illness.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineFolk Medicine, Health, Physical Attributes, etc
Dream of muddy water - sickness.June 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Dreams of muddy water - sickness. Funeral - wedding.May 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Dream of teeth falling out - you will be ill.January 7 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Dream of muddy water, sign of approaching illness or domestic difficulty.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Dropped knife - sickness.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of sickness
Dropped spoon - someone will get sick.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinesigns and portents of sickness
White spots on the fingernails mean illness.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
If you rock an empty rocking chair, one of the older people might get sick.April 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
If a chair rocks with no one it it, dealth, or severe illness.May 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
During new moon, sick people don't sleep.October 1976Human Body and Folk Medicine
Maternal Grandmother (Lithuanian) believed a gift brought in a dream by her deceased husband to a sick person meant recovery. That's what she believed happened when I had typhoid as a child.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
If someone looks at you meanly, you can get sick.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicine
Dream of water means sickness.April 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Dreams of water - signs of sickness.April 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Dream of muddy water- sickness in family.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Dream of muddy water - sickness.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Dreams of muddy water- sign of sickness in future.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Dreams of muddy water - sickness.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Dream of muddy water - sickness.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Dreams of muddy water - sickness impending.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
To dream of muddy water is a sign of sickness.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineSigns and Portents of Sickness
Assafetida was used to keep diseases away.March 1 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Assafetida was put into small homemade muslin sacks and were worn around the neck to keep communicable diseases away. They stunk and kept everyone away from the person wearing the assafetida bag.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remeedies and Cure-Alls
Put asafetida in a bag and worn around your neck to prevent disease and keep bad spirits away.May 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Wear an asafetida bag to keep germs and colds away.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure Alls
Asafetida was made into small bags, tied around the neck to keep germs away (and everybody else).April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Asafetida was worn in a bag around the neck to protect against disease.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Bags of camphor or asafetida bags were worn to protect against disease.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
For protection against desease, wear asafoetida in a bag around the neck. Sometimes garlic.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Assafetida bags were worn on a string around the neck, to protect the wearer from "catching" diseases. My sister remembers when some of the kids wore them to school. The smell kept both the septic and the sterile at a safe distance.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
I wore an assafetida bag until I was old enough to say no. It's supposed to kill all kinds of germs.April 27 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A little bag of asaphedita was worn for protection against disease.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
To protect against disease, wear walnuts or garlic cloves. Wear an asaphedity bag (with feathers, herbs, spices, etc.).December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
An asafetida bag was worn as protection against disease.August 10 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
To protect against disease, wear a small bag containing asafetida around the neck.May 15 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A small bag of asafetida was worn around the neck to protect against disease.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A bag of "ssafettidy" was worn to protect against disease.December 10 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A bag of asafoetida was worn for protection against disease.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineRemedies and Cure-Alls
Put asafetida in bag and wear around neck to protect from illness.January 30 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A bag of assafetida was hung around the neck to keep away disease.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Astofetida (very smelly) in a bag was supposed to protect one from illness due to devil.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Asafetida was placed in a little bag and worn as protection against disease.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A small cloth bag with asofetida was worn around the neck for protection against disease.May 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A bag of asafetida around neck protected against disease.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Wear a bag of acidfidity [assafoetida] as protection against disease.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
An assafetida bag was worn around the neck.March 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Asafetida was used to ward off contagious diseases.October 12 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Asafetida in bags was worn around the neck as protection against disease.January 10 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
An asafetida bag was worn around the neck for protection against disease.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Wear a bag of asafetida around neck for protection against disease.November 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Wear a phoeta bag around the neck to protect against disease.September 1 1976
Bags of asafetida were worn to protect against diseaseDecember 20 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Wear garlic and assapiony around the neck to protect against disease.June 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Asafetida was worn around the neck to protect against disease.April 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
When worn around one's neck, asafetida will protect the wearer from disease.March 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Hang assafetida around neck to ward off disease.March 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A small bag of assafetida hung around the neck keeps germs away.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A bag of asafoetida was worn to protect against disease.April 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A bag of asafetida was worn to protect against disease.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Wear an asafetida bag to protect against disease.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
We made little bags and put asafinity in. We wore em around our necks. That was so you didn't get diseases. [Tape 33 R; Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remdies and Cure-Alls
A camphor bag was worn to protect against disease.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Strong smelling herbs, onions ore garlic were worn around the neck to protect against disease.April 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A piece of (wool?) yard (yarn?) was worn around the neck to protect against disease.March 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
The best thing you can get for sickness is to kill a squirrel and make a broth of it. It has all kinds of vitamins in it, that they (eat?).October 22 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Chicken soup is a cure-all for all illnesses.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicine
Ascension Day was a good day to gather herbs, etc, for medical purposes.April 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A chestnut was worn around the neck for protection against disease.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk MedicneGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Wear a bag of garlic to ward off certain diseases.July 19 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A piece of garlic was worn around neck for protection against disease.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Garlic in a little bag (or warm salt) was worn around the neck to protect against disease.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Garlic was worn about the neck for protection against disease.January 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A leaf plucked from a shrub in the graveyard and carried on the person would have a preventative effect against illness.Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
To prevent disease, a small bag of spices (clove, ginger, and chamomile) was worn.December 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Garlic was worn around the neck as protection against disease.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Onions or garlic wrapped in cloth were worn about the neck as protection against disease.October 19 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure -Alls
Garlic was worn around the neck as protection against disease.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Ginseng in the old days was a standard remedy for many ailments.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
To ward off germs, put pine tar in a can on the stove. I saw a woman last week in Newville with the tar can on the back of the stove.January 16 1969Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Rue leaves between thin, buttered slices of bread makes a "tangy" sandwich.November 1976
"Snakeroot in whiskey is good medicine." She had some in a bottle.Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
On Ascension Day, go in the ocean. It washes away your pains and brings you good health.Human Body and Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Rainwater which falls on Ascension Day was formerly believed to have healing propertiesApril 2 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Hot cross buns were considered to have magical and medical properties.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Black thread or religious medal was worn around neck to protect against disease.July 1977Human Body and Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A piece of red flannel was worn about the neck to protect against disease.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
A dirty sock was worn around the neck for protection against disease.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Powwow. [my grandmother], I don't know what she did it for, she would have a groundmole and she'd be praying, and she would be squeezing the breath out of that mole and why she did that, I don't know. She would squeeze it until it died and then that was buried, and then as that deteriorated, the person was supposed to get better. [Tape 150; Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Pow-wowing?- people gifted with some strange powers could cure disease, sickness, boils, sores, etc. Some used pine sticks lighted and waved around subject being treated - saying some magical (?) words; others passed loop of string over person's body; many variations.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
When someone was very ill, they were given a new name after a "long-lived" ancestor.July 19 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
We used that boneset tea. Take a swallow of that, pop used to say, take a swallow of that every night and we all kept pretty well. [ Tape 33 R; Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Boneset was another herb made into a tea.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Catnip tea was also used mostly to make one sleepy.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Marjoram and thyme was used for flavoring and tea.Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Sassafras tea was one of the more pleasant remedies for illness.Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
When you make sassafras tea, there's a red one and a white one and you got to get the right one because the red one will blind you.April 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Camomile for a tonic and poultices.Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Then, we had a tonic to take. It was Karo syrup, onions, and sulphur. Thas was the Spring Tonic.April 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Sassafras tea was a spring tonic. [ Tape 33 R; Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
White Samaritan Salve. Well, that's an ointment. You can buy it in drugstore and it's made out of white lead, olive oil and beeswax, and it is an excellent ointment. I have the recipe for it but I've never made it. [ Tape 150; Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Poultices were made from ginger - onions etc, and mustard.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGenerall Remedies and Cure-Alls
Spider webs could heal sores and aches.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Another standard poultice was made of bread and milk.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Constipation: prunes, prune juice, figs, rhubarb.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Scullcap tea for stomach. Makes you vomit.August 29 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
They used to make skullcap tea to make them vomit. It's so bitter that you have to take it with sugar, but once you get it down, whatever's in your stomach'll come up. It grows out in the woods and it looks like a little cap with a snout.January 13 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
One tablespoon hog's lard melted is a good emetic, causes vomiting, so does soapy water.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop the sting after hitting the "crazy bone", press it real hard with the fingers.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If a rat bites you, it's poisonous.May 4 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Calamus is good for stopping smoking. We had an old colored woman tell us her grandmother used to smoke (?), chew snuff and she chewed some calamus and didn't want snuff anymore.July 7 196Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stop, start over and slower talking.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put pebbles in mouth.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To get rid of tapeworms, don't feed victim for several days, then hold milk under nose, drawing milk into nose. As worm comes out to get milk, keep drawing the dish away until worm is completely out.May 2 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used to stop a sickness called "take off" in children.April 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
I remember an old woman pow wowed for infants when they didn't develop or grow and gain weight. She used a small cloth sac, filled with asafoetida which had two strings attached and was tied around the babies' neck. It was put on at 9 A.M. and kept on nine days and taken off at 9 A.M. and buried under some stones in the creek which flowed near by.November 1978Human Body, Folk MedicineGeneral Remedies and Cure-Alls
Babies usually used to get something they called "opnemida." That's a Pennsylvania Dutch name and it meant they wouldn't grow, but they would come and ask Granda to powwow for opnemida and it seemed the child had no appetite and the appetite would improve then and I think she powwowed for that more than anything else. [Tape 150; Oral Traditions Program].
Abneme: If a child has flesh decay, tun a string over body 3 times and say a few words to put meat on the bones.April 1979
For an Aitch or Bruse- Take 6 pound of butter, a bottell of black snails, 2 handfulls of saige, 2 handfulls of tops of rosemary, 2 handfulls of wormwood, (?) of lavender.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bloodroot bulb, when boiled, cured arthritis, bruises, insect bites and acne. It was simply rubbed on wherever it hurt.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A spider was hung around the neck to cure ague.April 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Ague: quinine.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Ague: quinine.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
[Amputee complained of pain in missing arm] "They must a buried it with a twist in it."April 21 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Did you ever hear that if you take an amputated member and bury it, it won't hurt after that? They did that with Aunt Annie, I guess that would be Bading (?), when she had her leg taken off, they took it and buried it and it never bothered her.February 23 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They always used to put turpentine on cuts. I cut the end of my finger off one time, all that was holding it was a piece of skin, and my dad poured turpentine over it and my mother put a stick on top of it and on the bottom and they wrapped it up and it grew back.March 2 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you lose a finger, you won't get to heaven because you can't go to heaven unless you're whole.March 3 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you chew your fingernails, they'll get in your appendix and give you appendicitis.1945Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you chew your fingernails they'll get in your appendix.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blackberries seeds cause appendicitis.July 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Arthritis and rheumatism: Take a glass of water with a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey stirred in. (practiced).April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Arthritis or rheumatism pain can be lessened by wearing a copper bracelet. (practiced).April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Arthritis: Drink a mixture of honey, vinegar and alcohol.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Arthritis: Drink powdered rhubarb dissolved in white whiskey.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Arthritis: Make a tea from either the seeds or leaves of alfalfa.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Arthritis: Take two teaspoons of liquid pectin a day.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
One tablespoon peppermint, 7 oz. water. Take teaspoonful when needed. Shake well.May 1985Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
Asthma: Did you ever hear of life everlasting? It has a wonderful smell. If you have asthma you gather a bunch of it and put in a pillow and sleep on it.January 13 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases asthma
Asthma/ Congestion: Fry mullein in lard, lay on neck for congestion, take the tops of life everlasting plant and put in pillow for asthma.September 26 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Asthma: Gather leaves from ginseng, dry and powder them. Put the powder in a pan, place a hot coal on top of it, and inhale the smoke.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Asthma: Drink mixture of honey, lemon juice, and whiskey, using about a tablespoon of each.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Asthma: Swallow a handful of spider webs into a ball.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Asthma: Smoke or sniff rabbit tobacco.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Asthma: Suck salty water up your nose.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Yarrow and jimson weed for asthma.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Asthma: Heat up Vick's ointment and breathe the vapor.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Athlete's Foot: If you have cracks between your toes, take a little piece of wool and put in there, or tie a a wool string in it, and when you wake up the next morning it'll be gone.January 13 1980
Axe wound - Lay cobweb over cut to stop bleeding.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Use turpentine, use bible verses.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Burn wool cloth and let smoke go over wound for twenty minutes.April 4 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Wrap tight, release every few minutes. Get to doctor as soon as possible.April 18 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds, bleeding: Ham lard poultice.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Lily leaves and whiskey.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Spit tobacco juice.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Beeswax.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Place powdered leaves on wound.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds, cut: Put moist leaves on an axe wound, and cover with cloth.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Treatment for axe wounds with bacon.October 976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wound: Dress with "powder post" to prevent proud flesh.July 7 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Treatment for axe wounds was to place cobwebs over it.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Apply tobacco juice.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Turpentine; creoline solution.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wound - put pine pitch on it.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Grease blade of axe with lard and not use it until wound is healed.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you walk under a ladder you will break your back.April 1980Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Step on a line, break your father's spine.February 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Step on a crack, break your mother's back.February 1979Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
"Step on a crack and break Hitler's back." Children made an effort to step on every crack.1948Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Step on a crack (in the sidewalk) you'll break your mother's back.Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Don't step on a crack on side walk or you will break you mother's back.July 1 1976Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If you step on a crack, you'll break your mother's back.August 1964Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
Step on a crack, break your mother's back.Birth, Infancy, Childhoodmiscellaneous
If you roll on the ground when you hear the whipporwill's first call, you will not be bothered with backache or rheumatism that year.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Used an old fashion red cross plaster.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Horse chestnuts - salve made grating nut with lard.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mustard plasters were used for aches on anatomy- mainly burned to distract one's attention!October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Doan's Kidney pills or DeWitts Kidney pills that cured just about everything.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Porus plaster.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: If you had backache, they used to put plaster on your back.April 13 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Make a pitch plaster, put on back.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Have someone walk on your back.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Sleep on a board or on the floor.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Turnip root.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Sleep on a bear skin.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard pack or plaster.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Sleeping on a bear skin.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Hot mustard plaster.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Plaster.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Doan's pills.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Outside skins of hams.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Rub an iron over a wet towel or mustard plaster of flax seed.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard plaster, Sloan's linament.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mule's linament.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard plaster and horse linament.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Sleep on a very hard surface.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Some walk on it.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backaches - Sloan's liniment.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Sleep on the floor.August 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Doan's liver pills.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Have someone walk on your back.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard and lard plaster.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Flaxseed poultice.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard plaster - make a paste with dry mustard and flour and rub it on the back.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Flannel squares laid on the back and then rub over with an iron.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Old fashioned heating pad.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard plaster, Doan's pills.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Sleep in separate beds.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Hot mustard pack.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Put you on back and make you walk.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Drink pokeberry tea.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Use horse linimentApril 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Horse liniment.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache, fever: Niter.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicine
Backache: Rub pole cat fat on it.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Lay in bed with toes pointing south.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard plaster.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Work up a sweat.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard plaster poultice.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: A mustard plaster.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Put a damp cloth on your back and run a hot iron over it.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Mustard plaster.March 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: mustard - plaster.February 29 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hearing first whip-poor-will, roll on ground to revent backache.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
[When you hear the first whippoorwill] Lay down and roll for backache or to avoid backache.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When you hear the first whippoorwill, roll on back for backache.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
In the Spring of the year, when you hear the first whippoorwill, lay down and roll and you won't have any pain in your back all year.August 10 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Boneset tea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Backache: Camphorated oil - cloth over same - warm iron.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicine
If the birds use loose hair after cutting to build a nest you will be bald.June 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Baldness is inherited, but from the mother's side of the family.1965Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For baldness, rub on garlic.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you wear a hat in the house you'll go bald.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you wear your hat in the house you'll get bald.July 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cutting the hair prevents baldness.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They used to say...years ago that that was good for a bald head- take peach leaves and squeeze the juice out of them and put it on.May 9 1964Human Body, Folk Musicdiseases
To prevent bed sores, an axe was put under the bed.April 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
That aloe vera plant, that's a wonderful good thing. If you burn yourself or a bee stings you, you take a leaf off there, you squeeze the watery juice out. It's a thick heavy juice. Also it's good for your hair. [Term project].1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
During dog days the poison in insects' stings is more powerful and after can lead to illness from bee stings and other bites.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Put mud on it or vinegar.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Place either turpentine, chewed tobacco, tobacco juice, kerosene, or a mixture of sugar and dough on the sting. Any of these will relieve the pain and draw out the poison.May 1979Human Body, Folk Musicdiseases
Bee sting: Crush a few Chrysanthemum leaves and rub the juice on the sting.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Put moist snuff, mud, tobacco juice, or red clay on it.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Chew or mash ragweed and put it on sting to deaden pain and reduce swelling.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee, wasp sting: Apply an onion to the sting and it will relieve it immediately.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Put chewing tobacco or coal oil on itApril 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Cut a raw onion in two and place 1/2 flat against the skin where stung.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
In case of bee or wasp sting plaster with mud.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Apply vinegar or apply a mixture of baking soda and water.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Dissolve soda in vinegar and rub on sting.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put mud on a wasp sting.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wrap a plantain leaf around a bee sting.July 24 1976Human Body, Fulk Medicinediseases
Put mud on bee stings to make them stop hurting.Human Body, Fulk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Rub with alcohol.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Mud packs; soda; ammonia; soak in hot water.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Rub the sting with wet soda.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Use moistened mud or moistened baking soda.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Apply cider vinegar-mud paste.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee sting: Take ironweed leaves when the plant is in blossom, make a tea - good for bladder trouble.September 26 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bind on goose feathers to stop bleeding.April 4 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop blood - brown paper.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Bread on wound.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put toilet paper around bleeding.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Read a certain verse from the Bible, worked frequently: Ezekiel 16:6. And when I passed by you, and saw you weltering in your blood, I said to you in your blood, 'live'.March 7 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: People would try to stop bleeding with their minds (on other people).April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Get verse from the Bible.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Elevate the wound and apply pressure.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Quote verses from Bible.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Place ice down the back of person bleeding without their knowing it's coming.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Dust with puffball.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding/ fever: Cold compresses.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Reciting a verse from the Bible to stop bleeding.October 12 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Little packet of herbs tied together and place on the cut.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Certain verse read in the Bible.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If we stubbed our toe she say to go to the chimney and get some soot and put that on the sore and that'll stop it from bleeding and heal it, too.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Use a mixture of soot from the chimney and lard.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Use a mixture of soot from the chimney and lard.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Compress wounds.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Warm ashes from a stove.April 4 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Spak in water and wood ashes.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Pressed cotton or cloth on wound, use Broxide [peroxide].April 18 979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding of small cut - put mud on it.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You can stop bleeding by reading a Bible verse. You can only learn that from a man to a woman or a woman to a man.July 6 1977
Bleeding: Dust from puff balls. Cob webs placed on wound. Red string around body. Vinegar. Bible verse.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cobwebs (spiders) was used to stop blood. Puffballs (natball) also used to stop blood. Coal oil used to take soreness out of a cut or wound.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Some people had the gift of stopping blood by reciting a certain Biblical passage.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Use drying powders. The use of the contents of puff ball has been employed from time immemorial.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Use ice.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Have the person bleeding count backwards from fifty, till they get to three. As soon as they arrive at three the bleeding will have stopped.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Use person's full name and a person of the opposite sex has to read a bible verse over the wound.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
It's in the Bible, touch them where its bleeding and say the verse seven times and say and say their name in it.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
My father was out in the mountain cutting logs for a sawmill and he cut his finger, and it bled very, very much and while he was trying to stop the bleeding with a handkerchief, another man working in themountain came up to him and took a hold of his finger and said something and my father didn't know what it was, but the bleeding stopped immediately, and I've found out since what the man said is found in the Bible, in Ezekiel, 16th chapter, 6th verse, and this is what he said: "When I pass by thee and saw thee polluted of thine own blood, I say unto thee, when thou wast in thy blood, live yet I say unto thee, when thou wast in thy blood, live." [Tape 150 R; Oral Traditions Program].July 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A certain remedy to stop bleeding. It will stop the pain and the blood . It goes: Jesus Christ steereth the blood that stoppeth the pain then stoppeth the blood. Then rise the name. And say, and this help you. And call their name. Say it three times. The third time, Amen. [Term Project].1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: (Repeat three times) Holy womb, Holy night, Holy, Holy was the hour Christ was born. I stop (whole Christian name) blood.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop blood. Have leaches suck blood.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop a wound from bleeding, cover it with cobwebs.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use a cobweb to coagulate blood.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Spider web.February 1979
Bleeding: Pack with spider webs.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Cobwebs.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cobweb was used to stop bleeding.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: A spider web.April 4 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Put a cobweb on it.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Use cobwebs, if possible. Use of certain verses in the Bible.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Place a spider web across the wound.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
BleedingPut a spider web on it.April 26 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Place a spider web across the wound.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop blood, spider web.February 29 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop the blood: Call first the name of the Wounded - the day he blessed, the hour he blessed, in which this wound has been inflicted, in the name of God, the father, the son and holy ghost, Amen. Call the name of the wounded first; if the wound is on the right side of the body, lay the left hand on it. If you know the name of the wounded, you can effect a cure 3 - 4 miles off.1850-1860Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Put spider webs on.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spiderwebs used to stop bleeding.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop blood, use spider webs.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Put cobwebs on the cut.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spider webs were used to stop bleeding.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Put cobwebs on it.March 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding/ cuts: He would put a spider web on his cut in order for the bleeding to stop.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Cobwebs.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Spider webs.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop blood - spiderwebs.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Apply spiderwebs.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Use spiderwebs.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spiderwebs were used for clotting blood.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Use a clean spider web.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Cobwebs from barn.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop blood- use dust webs from barn.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take cobwebs taken from a barn and place them on the wound; this will stop the bleeding.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To arrest the flow of blood wear (a) agate, (b) bloodstone, (c) carnelian, (d) red jasper.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding: Granulated sugar till Dr. arrives.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop the blood you say something from Ezekiel (16:6).July 14 1966Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop bleeding recite over wound the Bible verse Ezekiel 16:6 (silently).March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Ezekiel 16:6 "I've used that many a times to stop bleeding on myself and other people. Say it 3 times.October 31 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Well, there's a difference now between powwowing and healing, belief in healing, because there is a place in the Bible, a verse, that says "I passed by and saw thee in thy blood and I said, live." Now that my own parents experienced and it worked perfect. [ Tape 153 R; Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you walk into a spiderweb you'll go blind.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you eat black chicken three days in a row you'll go blind.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you jack off, you'll go crazy; blind; have hair gowing on the palms of your hand.1945-50Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Look at naked women, go blind.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you go out in the sun during an eclipse, you're liable to go blind.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
"Don't let the kiddies go out in the sun when the eclipse is on." She expressed genuine fear that harm would result merely from being exposed to the eclipsed sun.July 20 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you look at a naked woman you'll go blind.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mushrooms are not eaten extensively for fear of poisoning. The dry spores of the Lycoperdon, BLUT SCHWAMM, were supposed to cuase blindness if gotten into the eye.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blindness: Masturbation.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic poultices are thought to be cures for blisters, and infections from other wounds.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burn a blister on another part of the body to take away pain.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bites, blisters, cuts: Could be healed by being soaked in warm salt water.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you get a pimple on your tongue, you've told a lie.May 1Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you get a blister on your tongue, you've told a lie.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They used to collect sassafrass roots, They'd peel the bark off. It was used to thin the blood. [Term Project].1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Dandelion was a good spring tonic for blood.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
He would find a birch bark and break off a limb which he would then chew in order to thin out his blood.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Don't wear pearls when taking medicine for blood.October 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
A blood purifier- 1 tablespoon of barley, pour over it 2 quarts of boiling water, cover and let stand until cool. Drain, add a little sugar, 1/2 teaspoonful of grated nutmeg and the juice of a lemon. Drink it whenever thirsty.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
To draw blood from a person, use a leech.Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Red beets are good for making blood.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For bad blood, get the roots of burdock, cut them in round discs, put in water, and drink.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A blood purifier- 1 tablespoon of barley, pour over it 2 quarts of boiling water, cover and let stand until cool. Drain, add a little sugar, 1/2 teaspoonful of grated nutmeg and the juice of a lemon. Drink it whenever thirsty.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sassafrass and spicewood as a blood purifier.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley purified the blood stream.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley is good for the blood. Eat every day if you can, good body building.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
I had to quit using horseradish. My God, that thins your blood. My nose bled.November 25 1972Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rhubarb good to purify the blood.May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Flour of sulphur, cream of tartar- purifies the blood.April 27 1963Human body, Folk Medicinediseases
"We used to have to take sulphur and cinnamon to clear the blood in the Spring."May 31 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spring was the time of the year for sulphur and molasses to thin your sluggish blood due to cold weather.January 10 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
In the Spring… molasses and sulphur will enrich the blood that got a little sluggish over the winter.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sulphur and molasses, rolled in powered sugar balls, is a good spring tonic because it thins (purifies) the blood.1950Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For blood poison they used to take flax seed and mix it and put on a cloth and lay the lard in that and then take another one and put on the top and wrap them together. It would clear it right up.August 27 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bats try to get in your hair. If they bite you, you get blood poison. They're about as poisonous as a snake. If you throw a stone up in the air, they follow it down, thinking it's another bat. (I've proved this on several occasions during the 1940s).1938-42Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakes don't have to be poisonous to give you blood poisoning, lockjaw. Snakes are filthy, germy.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub Canada onion on to clear it up.July 23 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use blue vitriol, but best remedy is bind on fresh cow manure which is a sure cure.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you step on a nail, put lard in the nail and put the nail on the mantle and you won't get blood poisoning.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cow manure polis (poultice?).March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Soak area in epsom salts water or scalded wood ashes.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cucumber end - wart. Black salve (red lead, pine pitch, couple other kinds of oils) - blood poisoning.March 27 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eating parsley controls blood pressure.March 12 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley was a remedy for high blood pressure.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Your blood pressure should be 100 plus your age.prior to 1950Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
White spots on the fingernails means high blood pressure.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bleeding is good for high blood pressure.May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Catnip tea is very good for high blood pressure and colicy babies.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eating garlic daily is also said to be a good way to prevent high blood pressure.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic was used for high blood pressure.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Low blood pressure: Garlic.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic - used to lower blood pressure.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic is good to reduce high blood pressure.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic or onions was good for high blood pressure.May 25 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use garlic in all cooking to ward off high blood pressure.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
One of them [onions or garlic] is good for high blood pressure, and the other for low, but I don't know which is which.June 5 1974Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you step on a nail, grease the nail and the foot to prevent blood poison.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take lead shot and boil it in milk, then take that. It'll clean up your blood and the boils will go away.August 22 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Make a poultice of ripe figs for boil.May 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Heat a bottle and hold it near the boil.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Get boils during dog days.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Manure for boil.January 31 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boils, pimples: Take white skin from an egg shell, place on boil.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boils: Use skin of boiled egg, applied wet.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boils: Spread mixture of bread and milk over it.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Instant relief for a toothache or gum boil. Wrap ground cloves in a little sac, wet it and put it on the sore gum.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You should make a poultice of cow dung and place it on the boil which would draw out the poison.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They thought that anybody that would eat doughnuts on Shrove Tuesday, they would suffer from the boils. [ Tape 98 R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976Human Bodydiseases
Burns, boils, sores: They powwowed for them. [ Tape 98 R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spirits of turpentine applied to a boil in its earliest stages will almost always cause it to disappear. Or applied the common plantain leaves crushed.Human Body,Folk Medicinediseases
Fill a bottle with hot water to heat bottle, empy and place hot bottle neck opening on boil to draw it out.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bad to go swimming during "dog days"; you will get boils.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicine, Superstitionsdiseases
Tie piece of bacon on boil to draw out inflammation. Apply velvet weed as a poultice.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boils: Chew bread and milk - put on as poultice. After it's lanced, sprinkle black pepper on a prune and put this on.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boils: Tea made from herbs and spices such as spicewood, sassafras root, burdock root, birch bark, tansy, etc.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For boils; put on a paste of yellow soap and sugar.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Don't squeeze a boil or it'll get worse and turn to blood poison.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A piece of fatty (pork) meat on a boil will draw it.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boils, cuts: To make salve. Equal Parts; Un-salted butter, beeswax, rosin. Boil together, wonderful for cuts or boils.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boils: Birch bark and black alder bark teas.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boils: Plantain leaves.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Those who ate hard boiled eggs on Good Friday would have no broken bones that year.Aril 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinebone
Eat parsley for a clean breath.Human Body, Folk Medicinebreath
Parsley takes away bad breath.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinebreath
If you eat parsley, it takes away your bad breath.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinebreath
Parsley took bad breath away.February 1979breath
Parsley gives you good breath.August 1980breath
Spots on fingernails - your fingernails were bruised.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Plantain leaves were usually applied to bruises among some ethnic groups.January 20 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
His hand was stiff [from a bruise] an' Mary soaked it in catnip tea an' today he can move it, but it's swelled up.April 29 1974Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bruises: Put vinegar and brown paper on it.May 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bruises: Grated raw potato.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cow manure is good for bruises.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Black eye, bruise: beefsteak; poultice of tea leaves. March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Burns: To take out fire. Do not swear when burned: Look at spot and recite following: Fire, Burn us/ Water quenches thirst/ God's free will pass by. (then blow spot.) Can be used for sun burn, too. But to repeat to another person, man tell woman (who has borne a child woman tell man, etc. (from a hobo)January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pow-wow charm for burns: Brot humur net/ Brot brie net/ Gots liebsnet. Blow on burn 3 times Repeat chant and blow on burn 3 more times. Repeat once more.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: Yaests ist fire and westus zum." Blow three times. It'll take the burn right out and it won't blister.October 31 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you burn yourself or if a kid falls down and scrapes his knee you can use this hex my grandmother taught me. You mustn't laugh but be perfectly serious. Pass your hand over the burn palm down three times without touching the burn saying "Hexefuss" each time you pass your hand over. Then blow across the burn 3 times. Pass your hand over three times again reciting "Hexefuss" three times. Blow across three times. Pass your hand across three times reciting "Hexefuss" three times. Blow across three times. The pain should be gone by now and it works!! It's Pennsylvania Dutch like my Grandmother she spoke it as a child but doesn't remember the meaning of "Hexefuss."September 24 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For the burning (if a man has been scalded or burnt.) The blessed virgin went over the land; what does she carry in her holy hand - a fire brand; eat not in thee, eat not farther around thee, in the name of God, th father, the son, and the holy ghost, amen X X X. So saying these words, stroke slowly three times with your right hand over it, bending the same downwards, for one, two or three times and blow three times, every time thrice.1850-60Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: aloe vera plant. (Taped interview).April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: put butter on.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you get a burn, break off a piece of the burn plant (aloe vera) and rub on it.January 10 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
There was a pow-wow charm for the sting of a burn, but forgotten it.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For a burn he used to boil cat o' nine tails in lard and let cool before placing it on the burn. This worked just like a salve.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns, diarrhea: Castor oil is good for burn. It keeps the skin from cracking open. If you have diarrhea, take a little castor oil. It heals your insides. You might have it for a little while right afterwards, but it'll stop it.January 13 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put axle grease on the burned area.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: The scrapings of a raw white potato will draw the fire out. Scrape the inside of a white potato. Put the scrapings on the burn and leave them there until they turn black and the sore turns white. Then add a salve made of talcum powder and Vaseline.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: Bind castor oil and egg white around the wound with a clean cloth.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Dissolve table salt in warm water. Wrap the burn in gauze and keep it constantly warm and moist with applications of the salt water.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boil chestnut leaves and place the resulting ooze on the burn.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put hot coals on the burned place and pour water over them. The steam will draw the fire out.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For burns, apply juice from aloe.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you burn your finger, cover the burn with butter or grease.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: Use butter or lard. Sap from leaf of aloe plant.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
White of an egg on a burn.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: soda-water paste.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burn plant [aloe], put leaves on burn; squeeze sap on burn.February 22 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: ice water.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Douse a burn quickly with cold water to keep a blister from developing.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burns: rub on butter.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
My mother [?] had pain in her shoulder so bad, bursitis, I guess it was. She was gonna go and have it cut, it hurt so bad, and some fellow told her, "Dip your fingers in coal oil, and rub it there [gesture] and it worked.June 23 1984Human Body, Folk MedicineBursitis
Calluses: Put castor oil on them before you go to bed.May 24 1964
Parsley cures cancer.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley's good for cancer. They say it cleans it up all through the body.July 30 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pokeberry juice was used against cancer.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eating food cooked in a radar range causes cancer because of the radiation.November 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bruises can turn to cancer.Human Body, Folk Medicine, Superstitiondiseases
If you pick at a mole it'll turn to cancer.Human Body, Folk Medicine, Superstitionsdiseases
We heard of a man down at New Kingston who had cancer on his hand, open cancer, and he made a paste out of clover blossoms and put on, and it cleared it up. Of course, it would come back, but it cleared it up then.March 1966Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Carry elderberry leaves in your pocket. It will prevent you from getting under arm itch or soreness from sweating in hot weather.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stick your finger in your ear and get some wax and rub on the lips. Be sure the finger is clean.January 16 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They always used to tell me to rub my finger behind my ear and put it on [chapped, or cold sore on lip].April 17 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use powered mustard and camphor ice to prevent cracked lips.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Lip cuts: Slit in your lip - lay garlic skin over cut.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you hands are broken [open] mix half and half: Vaseline + borax, you get at the drug store.May 14 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie assafetida on chest for chest problems.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Kerosene mixed with turpentine and lard is thought to be a cure for chest congestion when used as an ointment rubbed on the chest.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: oatmeal baths.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: soda or oatmeal water baths.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: baking soda paste.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: baking soda water bath.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: bathe the person in corn starch and water.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: soda bath.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Bathe with soda water.August 10 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Soda bath when they itched.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox, measles: Hot tea or broth, keep warm and keep room dark!April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eat portions of a fried mouse.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drink hot tea to force pox to come out.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Keep body warm to bring out pox.Aril 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Make a paste out of corn starch.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Give hot tea.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Eat chicken soup.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: If they don't break out, give them nannyberry (sheep manure) tea.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Victim stands before open door of chicken house so that chicken coming out fly over him.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
He'll be immune from chicken pox if you place a child under a vine that is attached at both ends.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicine, Superstitionsdiseases
Chicken pox: Tea (saffron - bowel, pennyroyal - sweating, sage - tonic, or catnip). Keep bowel open (seidlitz powder). Appy talcum or baking soda on eruptions.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Hot teas.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Hot teas and don't scratch them.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Tie gloves on the child so they can't scratch themselves sore.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: When they itch, put cocoa butter on them.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Keep child quiet. Rub oil or lard on spots.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Put dabs of yellow soap on to stop the itching.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chicken pox: Sponge bath, followed by a hot foot bath and hot drinks until sweating follows. A dose of castor oil helps.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cyst: A draining cist (cyst) under the arm was treated by an N.C. conjure woman with the shell of an egg white (skinlike liner) put on it to draw the core out. It worked.October 9 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinecyst
If there were colds on chests they used hog's lard and kerosene.1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They had pennar oil tea for colds. It made you perspire.1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use asafetida for colds.May 10 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To guard against cold and grippe, a bag of assafoetida was kept in contact with the throat all winter.April 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was worn around the neck to cure chest cold.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Asafetida was tied in a bag around neck to keep away colds.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used for warding off colds and other maladies.February 1982Human Body Folk MedicineDiseases
Cold: Asafetida bags hung on string around the neck. No one would get near us. Camphor, onions, several kind of herbs including garlic.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used to cure colds.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used to hang around your neck in a little bag to keep the cold away.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used to ward away colds and illness in winter.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Used to hang asafetida around your neck to keep colds away.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used to prevent colds.February 29 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafidity might have been used to inhale for something wrong with them, for a cold or headache. I'm not sure about that. [Tape 98R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: 2 oz. whiskey, 2 oz. baking molasses, 1 teaspoon peppermintMay 1985
Colds: 1 pint water, boil (then cool), 2 tablespoons soda, 2 teaspoons aromatics, 1 teaspoon peppermint.May 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Hot homemade grape wine with butter and black pepper. Drink (4 oz.) before bedtime. Sweat it out.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you're stuffed up, put vinegar in a pan on the stove, it'll open you quicker than Vicks.September 26 1986Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Things with honey are good for colds. Ginseng, special kinds of tea. [ Taped interview].April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic is good for colds (do believe). [ Taped interview].April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: If you ignore it, it'll go away. [Taped interview].April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drinking helps cold sometimes. [Taped interview].April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Garlic.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic was used to prevent colds.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Vicks Vapor rub on the chest.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Chicken soup.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic cures a cold.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic for coldsMarch 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you take medicine your cold will be better in seven days. If you don't, it'll be over in a week.April 8 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Garlic prevents colds.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds, flu: Hang garlic around neck.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Feed cold, starve fever.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a cold, feed a fever.November 25 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For a chest cold, goose fat rubbed on the chest and back was supposed to cure it within a week.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Take one tablespoon of ginger brandy in the morning and one in the evening.December 31 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: A teaspoon of kerosene taken internally, and apply externally to neck and throat.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Hot lemonade with ginger essence.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: One quart whiskey with linseed oil taken as necessary.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Boil onions in molasses and drink.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a fever - feed a cold.August 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a fever, feed a cold.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To be cured of a chest cold my grandfather used to put a piece of garlic in a small bag and hang it around his neck.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A common cold remedy is one in which you heat comphorated oil and goose fat in a pan and put it on a flannel cloth and then lay the entire thing on your chest.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a fever and feed a cold.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
An old remedy for a chest cold is placing mustard plaster on your chest. Mustard plaster is dry mustard mixed with water to make a paste. It would take away the congestion lodged in chest.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Feed cold and starve a fever.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Sugar and onion and heat on back of stove for cough syrup.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Beef kidney fat heated and put on chest.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Rub soles of feet with garlic.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Black pepper on bacon rind and put on chest.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: goose grease on neck with flannel rag and feet in hot mustard water.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fry mullein in lard for colds.January 13 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Onion poultice on the chest.October 24 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wear garlic around your neck to cure a cold.April 26 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Every evening when you pull off your shoes and stockings, run your finger in between all the toes and smell it.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Eat onions roasted in ashes. (This is especially good for children)May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Put goose-grease salve on chest.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Parch red pepper in front of a fire. Powder it, cook it in a tea and add pure whiskey.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Boil pine needles to make a strong tea.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Make a tea from powdered ginger, or ground up ginger roots. Do not boil the tea, but add the powdered root to a cup of hot water and drink. Add honey and whiskey if desired.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: Make a tea from the leaves of boneset and drink it when it has cooled.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: She used to have goose grease and mutton fallow(?). She would cook that together, then she kept it in a jar, and she'd massage our chest and back and we wore a little jacket - really a vest- that was called the grease jacket and you put it on in October and didn't take it off until the following April. It was so dirty you could practically stand it up, but... that kept the cold out of us.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sage and elderbloom tea was a remedy for colds.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For chest colds onion poultice was used, also melted lard and camphor was rubbed on the chest and covered with a red flannel cloth.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drink hot ginger tea to perspire cold from body. Drink "booze."October 12 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: When you take off your shoes and stockings, run your fingers between your toes and hold it under your nose.January 16 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds and other diseases- onion prevents them.January 16 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A cold will be seven days coming and seven days going.March 14 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Cointreau 8oz in crushed ice while taking a hot bath, go to bed right away.March 14 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Tea of inner bark of older branches wild cherry or brew of bark with sugar.October 6 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Rubbing chest with mutton tallow. Mustard plaster on chest.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They used to take a cloth and put, they'd wet this cloth and put mustard on top and then they would lay that, if you had a bad cold, they would lay that on your chest and that would supposed to loosen that cold you had. [Tape 98 R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Rub Vicks salve on head, throat and chest.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Onion tea. Take an onion and boil it with several lumps of sugar.March 13 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The Williamstown housewives had hoarhound for coughs and colds.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
I remember that we gathered smartweed and dried it and for a fever or bad cold made a tea from it.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For chest colds, the chest was rubbed with various things--hens oil (chicken fat), skunk's oil, turpentine might be added to these, then cover throat and chest with flannel.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Grease chest with mixture of lard and turpentine, put cloth over it for warmth.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drop a hot coal in half cup of water, add a little sugar, for your baby's cold.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie a dirty sock around your throat for a severe cold.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds: Honey.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A shot of honey and vinegar every morning will ward off colds.February 1971Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cold: The standard remedy was boneset tea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you got a chest cold, you made a plaster of white samaritan salve and put it on your chest. [ Tape 150, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you had a cold in the throat, you always mixed lard and turpenine and greased your throat with that. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A warm day in early spring is called "pet weather" because one can catch a cold easily on such days.1960Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you sneeze it's a sign you're catching a cold.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If a person sneezes three times in succession, it's a sign he's catching a cold.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When someone has a cold he is accused jokenly of "having slept too close to the crack."1960Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A friend of mine says he drinks a glass of water before breakfast every morning. The reason you get colds is there isn't enough liquid in the body. He hasn't had a cold since he started that.December 1962Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When you've got a cold you should eat, and when you've got a fever you should slow down.December 25 1968Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Feed a cold and starve a fever.May 5 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a fever and feed a cold, they alway used to tell me.January 2 1972Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Catnip tea is good for colds.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eating raw onions is good for the cold.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Onion poultice is good for colds.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Something else that's good for a cold and nerves too, is rhubarb wine.May 5 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Give a spoonful of whiskey and brown sugar for a cold.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colds, sprains: White linament. Use a katsup bottle- Take an egg, pick a hole, large enough to use as a measure. Take fill with vinegar, add to egg, then fill some [same?] egg with turpentine, add and shake well. Can use right away. The longer it sits, thicker it gets. Wonderful for chest colds and sprains. Do not take inward.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The best things you can take for a cold is baking soda, just a little bit on the tip of of a knife, and take that an' drink water with it.May 5 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Some wore cloths around their necks satured [saturated?] with the grease of skunks, to ward off colds.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They used to put a little sulphur in with the tallow when they made candles. The smell is good for the cold.January 16 1965Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colic: Take one half of a shot of whiskey and a pipe full of tabacco. Put the whiskey in a bottle, then smoke the tobacco and blow the smoke into the bottle. Shake the bottle well and drink it.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colic: Take the child around the table leg four times.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colic: Blackberry juice will help your baby's tummyache.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
She would gather catnip tea and dry it so that she would have it for the baby if it got colic. And I suppose hot water would have done the same thing, I don't know. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Catnip for colic.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Give the child catnip tea for colic.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colic: fennel tea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Colic: peppermint.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you eat bread crusts, you'll have rosy cheeks.1940Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eating bread crusts makes your cheeks rosy.1948-1950, 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Concussion: If you get hit on the head don't go to sleep for a couple of hours because you won't wake up.February 1979
Constipation: Gather the roots of mayapple, cut out the joints, and dry the middle of the root. Place in a cloth and beat it to a powder. Add a few drops of astor oil and roll into pills you can also put a pinch of powder in food, or put in some syrup.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Costipation: Drink prune juice and a bottle of porter before going to bed.December 19 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cream a' tartar is given for constipation.1940sHuman Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Convulsions: Burn shirt (turned inside out) and put face near the fire.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If someone would go into convulsions, a child go into convulsions, they'd go quick and get an onion and hold it at their nose, thought that helped. [ Tape 98R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Balsam for consumption.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Convulsions: Take fresh cabbage leaves, hold on top of stove until they're warm, put them on baby's feet.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cure for corns: Take the third evening of the new moon and say: Was ich say nemmt tsu. Was ich grife nemmt ob. Was ich say nemmt tsu. Was ich grife nemmt ob. Was ich say nemmt tsu. Was ich grife nemmt ob. In the name of our + + +. This is a sure cure.1886Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put medication on your corns in the increase (first quarter) of the moon.June 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The new moon is a poor time to cut your corns, as they grow as fast as the moon grows.November 15 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you cut your corns on Good Friday and then again on Ascension Day, they will leave and you won't be bothered with them in the future.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Place a dried raisin over the corn and bandage. Corn would soften - and pain go away.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Corns: Soak in warm water and trim off hard skin.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sheep's wool was good. The oil in wool softened corns.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Instead of pulling the wool over somebody's eyes, try putting a tuft between your toes where those miserable corns are.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Corns: Thick oil like you get near an oil well. Leave on 3 or 4 days.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Corns: Bind a piece of lemon to area at night and let to morning. 2 or 3 times is enough.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Corns: Soak in hot soapy water, then peel or cut off.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Corns: Lemon poultice.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Corns: If they're between your toes take brown paper and dip it in vinegar and put down between. If they're on the outside, rub 'em with castor oil.August 28 1961Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Coughs: A teaspoonful of brown sugar with a few drops of kerosene in it.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Coughs: Drink tea with linden flowers and leaves.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Coughs: Licorice boiled in water and taken as necessary.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The whippoorwill plant was used to make cough syrup.April 13 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: The only thing that'll stop it is a teaspoon of dry soda. Wash it down with water.December 30 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Vinegar will stop it. Pickle juice or pickles.December 30 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Make a cough syrup by boiling a handful each of wild cherry bark, black gum bark, and whole rat's vein plants in a half a gallon of water. Simmer for one to two hours; strain, add one pint of sugar, and boil again until it makes a thin syrup.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Boil one cup of wild cherry bark in a pint of water. Add some syrup and cook until it until it gets thick.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Dissolve four sticks of horehound candy in a pint of whiskey and take a couple of spoonfuls a day.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Take some rock candy with tea.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Take a tea cup of roots, and stems of red horsemint, boil in a pint of water for two or three minutes, strain and drink.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Cough: Eat a mixture of honey and vinegar.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mix one teaspoon of whiskey with a pinch of sugar, heat over a fire and drink.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Take a little piece of rock alum and suck on it and that'll clear that all out.November 22 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Bloodroot, Indians used fresh root.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Onion syrup made by slicing onion and placing in warm spot with layers of sugar between each slice.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Slippery Elm bark tea, drop of skunk grease or goose grease in spoon of sugar.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For a cough: mixture of lemon juice & honey or a drop or two of Sloan's liniment on a sugar cube melted in the mouth.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: Boil chestnut leaves. Sip the tea. Brown sugar and vinegar.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough syrup: whiskey and honey (less whiskey, more honey).March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cough: boneset tea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Lemon and sugar for a tickling cough, also honey. To stop a cough, ginger mixed into a spoonful of maple syrup.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They made cough syrup from white pine buds, not the cores, the pine body. Boil them, put sugar in and boil it off. That was about as good a cough syrup as you could get.March 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache, rheumatism, cramps: Make a small amount of wine from pokeberries, and mix one part of the wine with eight parts of whiskey. Take a small spoonful just a couple of times a day. It is also good for rheumatism and muscle cramps.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rattles from the rattlesnake were a preventive of cramps and toothache.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Asafoetida to prevent croup and other diseases, including the bug (asian flu).January 16 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For coupe, tie a bag of assafetida around your neck.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used for curing/preventing croup and diptheria.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spoonful of sugar and a few drops of kerosene for croup.January 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Put some groundhog oil on some hot flannel rags and place the rags on the child's chest.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: For a baby pour a mixture of turpentine and whiskey into a saucer and set it afire. Hold the baby over the smoke until he breathes it deeply. This loosens him up.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Add a little vinegar, lemon, or onion to honey and eat.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Squeeze the juice out of a roasted onion and drink.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Polecat fat and brown sugar was a remedy for croup also slippery elm tea or a tea made quince seeds.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Wrap the victim's stocking (soiled) around his neck.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Apply mustard plaster to the chest.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Put a boiling kettle of water in the room with a few drops of turpentine in.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Hot water steaming on stove.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Put a warm cotton stocking of flannel cloth around neck for sore throat.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Skunk oil and sulphur mixture rubbed on throat.July 7 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If they had the croup, the children got croup, they would powwow still for that too. [Tape 98 R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Turpentine and lard, internally.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Camphor on flannel cloth. Hot mustard bath.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Onion syrup- not a superstition- a good remedy.December 10 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Eat honey. Tie a string around you little finger and then wrap it around a table leg 3 times.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Use butter and sugar.June 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Rub throat with turpentine.June 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Tie dirty left sock around your neck.June 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Cut a whack of wool from under sheep's chin and place on throat of child.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Put mustard plaster on chest.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Kerosene and sugar.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Give mixture of sugar and kerosene (t teaspoon and two drops).July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Gave tea made from plantain leaves.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Give vaseline in a spoon, give something to induce vomiting.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Goose grease.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: spice pouldus. (poultice).January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Tie a piece of silk string around your neck.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Hot melted butter and sugar.Novenber 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Take the white of an egg and stiffen with sugar.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Live spider in a thimble, cover thimble and tie around neck until spider dies. Hang a penny (the year of birth) around neck.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Roasted onion. Elder flower tea.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Kerosene and sugar.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medcinediseases
Croup: Drop kerosene on teaspoon of sugar. Tie a string soaked in kerosene around neck.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Tie fried onions around the throat.December 20 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Turpentine and lard or Kerosene on sugar.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Button weed tea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: Fried onions.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Polecat fat was one of the best things you could get for the croup. You took a spoonful of it.June 1 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A spoonful of Kerosene with brown sugar is good for croup or laryngitis.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Croup: A tablespoon of kerosene to drink.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They say polecat fat is good for the croup. That's one of the old remedies.August 12 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tobacco leaves were soaked in hot water then placed on the cuts. The poison in the tobacco was supposed to draw the poison out.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Camomile tea, when placed on cuts, helped scabs form within a day.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The old miners always had tobacco or snuff in their mouth and if they got cut, they would just take the chew from their mouth and put it on the cut to draw the poison out.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you have a cut on your foot or between your toes, take a piece of wool yarn and lay in there, when you go to bed, and the next morning, it'll be gone (the cut). You'll wonder how that could happen so quick. Something else is to take, you've seen sheep wool, like it gets caught on the fence, a little bunch like that and put on.July 6 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put cobwebs on cut to stop bleeding.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pitch from the bark of pine tree will heal a large cut on an animal or man.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cuts: Put turpentine on them.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cuts: Cloverine salve.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cuts: Cobwebs put on cut.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cuts: Pour rubbing alcohol on there. It'll burn at first but it'll cure it.May 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cuts, wounds: If a dog licks a wound it will get better more quickly.December 18 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you cut your finger, let the dog lick it and it won't get sore.1952-54Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For a cut or prick, a small pinch of bread on wound.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Axe wounds: Tar and pine pitch mixed. Mud pack. Tobacco juice.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you cut your finger, they used to say pee on it.1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cuts: Turpentine.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Back in the 1950s, my Dad was helping to cut some trees when he was cut pretty badly on a power saw. He borrowed a wad of chewin' tobacco that the saw operator, Bruce Miller, was chewing and bound it onto the open wound.1950sHuman Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Decay: (When a person would wither from not eating) Let the person eat from the same plate as a cat, and as the cat would get the decay, the person would get better.February 1982
Diabetes: Tea of Queen Anne's lace or horse tails.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take some blackberries and drain the juice off. It's one fo the best things you can get for diarrhea. Something else is castor oil. It heals your stomach. Doc ___ used to tell you to take castor oil.July 30 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Squeeze the juice out of blackberries. That's one of the best things you can take for diarrhea.July 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Blackberry wine.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Make a tea from the root of the mandrake (may apple) plant.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Drink some blackberry juice.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Take a tea of red oak bark.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea/ Vomiting: Take smashed cloves and eat them together with bread soaked in red wine.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Nutmeg tea.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Nutmeg in milk.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you eat green apples, you'll get diarrhea.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blackberry juice is good for diarrhea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Blackberry wine, cheese.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Blackberry juice.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blackberry root tea for diarrhea.April 1986Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Blackberry brandy and bitters.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Paragoric, blackberry juice.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon corn starch, mix together dry, mix with warm water, and drink.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Nutmeg for calves - maybe it works fro humans, too.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Diarrhea: Boiled milk and black pepper.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put assafetida in a small bag, put around child's neck. It will keep you from getting diptheria.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Dropsy: Your ankles and legs swell and bust open with water. It runs out and kills you. Old lady Werbly (80 yrs old) Ickesburg tried drying powder, had to put it in self. Take wild carrot in blossom, get a bunch of it and cook like tea. Take 2 tablespoons a day for 4 days.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drunkenness: Before going out, eat about a half a pound of butter, and that coats your stomach so that alcohol goes straight through you rather than into your system.December 31 1982
Onions were used in folk medicine to prevent insomnia, and to cure the after effects of drunkenness.April 2 1980
Foreign body in ear. Take a horse hair and loop it over several times, then insert it into the ear and very carefully turning it, withdraw it.January 16 1969
Earache: Rattlesnake oil.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Roast cabbage stalks and squeeze the juice into the ear.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Pour castor oil into the ear.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Save the liquid that boils out of the ends of hickory and persimmons wood when burned, and pour this liquid into ear.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Put either wet ashes wrapped in a cloth, or hot ashed in a sack on ear and hold there.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Pour drops of juice from the buddie blooms (a sweet shrub) into the ear.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For earache an application of goose manure was considered effective.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Heat was a good remedy for the earache. I used to lie under the cooking stove.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Blow smoke in ear. Drop in mother's milk. Drop in blessed water. Drop in urine or olive oil.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Drop in warm sweet oil.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Pee on a piece of cotton, quickly put into ear.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Warm a spoonful of urine and put a few drops of it in the ear.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Put pee in your ear.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Apply your own urine to ear.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Take urine from opposite sex and drop in ear.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: She would put a few drops of rabbit urine in the sore ear.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Bear fat oil, rattlesnake oil, bag of hot hops, blow tobacco smoke in ear.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Blow pipe or cigar smoke in ear. Or, use sweet oil.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Sweet oil. Tobacco smoke blown in ear.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use sweet oil to cure earache. Still prescribed by doctors.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blow smoke in your ear and put a piece of cotton in on top to hold the smoke in.April 27 963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A cure for earache was to smoke a pipe or cigar and blow the smoke into the ear.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When he had a earache his mother used to blow cigar smoke in his ear.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Blow smoke in your ear.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Blow in ear with smoke.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blow smoke in ear to relieve ache.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Blow smoke in ear.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earache: Blow tobacco smoke into ear (practiced).April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blow smoke into ear for earache.November 1965Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boil the roots of poke weed and put on eczema.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eczema: Sulphur and tar.March 1976Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
Cure for the falling fits (epilepsy) here of sow this seed in the name of God. Falling gfits must leave, until of cut this seed, the x x x take a new broom, sweep three corners of a room and throw sweepings over the man, who labours under the fits, saying at the same time the above words, so you have to do for three times.1850-60Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
People with epilepsy are worse at the new moon.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Cure for the wild fire: wild fire give way, the tame fire is superior than you. Take a live coal or a fire brand, pass with it three times around the wild fire, in the morning, evening and morning, every time thrice, until you have said the above words, and it will be better.1850-60Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blood from a black cat would cure erysipelas.April 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Powwowers try for erysipelas with a fire shovel of coals in a circle around the person.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Pow wow doctor prays over piece of sick person's clothes.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Erysipelas: White of an egg, bacon.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Use peach leaves.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Red silk thread over hands and said some words. It got better and she had it for weeks.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas could become epileptic if it was let go.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinedisesases
Erysipelas: Wash with brown soap.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Try for it.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Powwow with the use of coal and ashes.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Wash your face with dew.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Smoke of hickory stick.February 29 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Use a poultice of peach tree leaves and corn meal.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Also called "St Anthony's Fire." You need a certain kind of wood. Burn it and rub ashes over the affected area til it is healed.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: A tea made from Prince's pine.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
I knew an old man who used a red cord or string to powwow for my sister who had erysipelas.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Erysipelas: Erysipelas fly, fly, fly. The red string chases you away, away, away.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For an eye blister: Eye blister I stroke thee with the right thumb; that thou mayst give way and cease to be in the name of God, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, Amen. To stroke with the tumb three times from the nose outward saying the above words, then blow three times; say so three times in the morning and eening always thrice; or in the evening and morning and evening.1850-60Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To cure a tunicle (tunica) or film of the eye. Eye of know not what is matter with you, of know not where it does come from; there of it shall give way in the name of God, the father, the son and holy ghost, Amen. Pass over the eye three times with the right hand, do so three times and the cure will be effected.1850-60Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Carrots are commonly said to improve the eyesight, and to enable those who eat them constantly to see in the dark.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Earrings worn in pierced ears are commonly believed to be good for the sight.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
My father had a piece of glass in his left eye, and the [conjurer} woman wouldn't do anything. She said that fluid draining out was the evil draining out and they should let it drain. He's blind in that eye now.October 9 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spots on fingernails- the person had weak eyes.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The sap of grape wines cut in March is good for sore eyes.MarchHuman Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To prevent pink eye in children place boiled cauliflower over the eyelids of the child before the age of four.November 28 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eyes: Sliced raw potato, on welder bun, draws the brown stuff right out.June 23 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When you get something in your eye, take a wooden match and light it. Then take a piece of paper and clean off the burnt part. Touch the point to the dirt and it'll draw it right up like a magnet.August 2 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eating carrots is good for the eyes.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When I was welding, I used to take two slices of raw potato and tie over my eyes when I'd go to bed.March 4 1970Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Plate held in front of face to draw wheal from eye.March 24 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To remove dirt from his eye he would put one or two flax seeds in his eye to draw out the dirt.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Foreign body in eye- put several flax seeds in the corner of the eye and it will be gone.January 16 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Something in your eye, at right put a flax seed, if its under the upper lid, put it under up there or the lower, and next morning it'll have drawed it right out.August 2 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use flax seed ointment for washing eyes and sore spots.May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Never rub your eye with anything but your elbow.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Felon: Bread and milk poultice my mother used.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The little bag of asafoetida worn around the neck would keep off fevers and small pox.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drinking large amounts of cold tea was thought to be one cure for bringing down a fever.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a fever.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Drink nitre and sugar.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Raspberry tea, elderberry flower tea.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Eat watermelon.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Chew a turnip root.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Swallow a spider with syrup.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Nitre.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sweat out a fever by putting on lots of clothes and covers.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Hot toddy.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Drug called nitre or niter.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Alcohol rub. Nitre.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Niter.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Alcohol rub.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Bathe the person with cold water.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Spirits of nitre.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Four aspirins and a triple shot of Rock and Rye.November 25 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Boneset and tansy. They are wild plants that are used to treat fever. Make a tea from the leaves.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: White willow bark and wintergreen teas.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie two bars of soap to the feet which will draw out the fever.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie two bars of soap to the feet which will draw out the fever.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Tie onions around wrist and ankles.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever - niter.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: sage tea.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Starve and cold bath.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Put cold wash rags on the person.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Sweet spirits of nitre.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Pat with cold water.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Tie onion on soles of feet.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Many blankets.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Catnip tea.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Promote sweating.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Mustard plaster.March 198?Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Give patient several drops of niter in spoonful of water.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boneset tea was said to be good for something- perhaps it was fever.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Sweet niter.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a fever.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a fever.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Spirits of nitre.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Watermelon will reduce it or cold shower.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Whisky, cool water.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Starve a fever.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If a person has a fever put salt in his socks to make his fever come down.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Feed a fever.March 1 1980Human Body,Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Spirits of nitre.February 29 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Maiden hair fern tea- for all fevers called the Fever Fern.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If a child had a fever she'd say, get me some tipid water and she would bathe the child and that would break the fever.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicineremedies
If you had a temperature or something, you drank bittersweet tea, and boneset tea, and and then they made wine of of boneset too, boneset wine. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Project].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
She made blackberry wine and that was so if you got sick with a temperature or the grip, you'd drink blackberry wine. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Project].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Administer a cathartic. A weak, alkaline tea, made from white ashes of hickory or maple wood, taken weak, three or four times daily.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Nitre added to water with a little sugar.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Fever: Cream of tartar.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Feed a cold and starve a fever.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you hold a cake of lifebuoy soap under your arm you can make people think you're running a fever.1952Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Saffron tea is good for fever.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To break fevers, give thyme made into tea.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spirits of nitre for fever.February 2 1978Human Body, Folk Medicineremedies
Use ice packs to bring down a fever.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you jam your finger playing ball, make a finger stall with tobacco in your other hand and put your finger in there. It'll take the sting right out.January 31 1981
White spots on fingernails mean you need more calcium.March 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
To get rid of freckle, get up real early in the morning and don't talk to anyone. Then get the dew off the grass and rub it all over your face. Wipe the dew off your face and slap the wet dew on a cow's behind. In doing this, you will get rid of the freckles and the cow will get them.March 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles/ Warts: Put morning dew on them.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When you first rise in the morning speak to no one, and go outside and wash your face in the dew, it will rid you of freckles; slap your hands on your back, there is where your freckles will appear.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rain on baby's face makes freckles.January 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Caused by rain drops when sun is shining.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Wet before a year old.May 8 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles will disappear if you wash your skin over the freckles with dew.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: To remove, use lemon juice.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Caused by sunshine, or eating something that you shouldn't.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Caused by too much sun.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Use lemon juice to remove them.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: An angel kissed them.July 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub early morning dew on freckles.July 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: In the sun too much.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles were where the angels kissed them.June 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Caused by the sun.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Got wet in the rain and rusted.March 1977
Freckles: To remove, lemon juice and sun.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: God put them there to show happiness.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
I often heard them say about the rain would fall on your face. That causes freckles. [ Tape 98 R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To remove freckles they put mud on their faces.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Caused by getting baby's face wet in downpour before a year old.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: To remove them, rub them with dew.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Wash with rain water.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If it rains on a baby's face before they are a year old, they will have freckles.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
March winds cause freckles.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Used buttermilk to wash in.December 20 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Came from being out in the sun too long.October 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles were caused by sunshine. To prevent them, wear big hats and gloves, long sleeves.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Removed by rubbing with lemon juice.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles were caused by the sun and a fair complexion.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Wash in water that has collected in the hollow top of a stump.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: To remove, rub lemon juice over them.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The sun caused freckles.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To remove freckles, milk from dandelions. Wash face in buttermilk.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Wash face in morning dew on May 1.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Too much sun causes freckles.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Caused by too much sun.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Get up early in morning and before talking to anyone go out and wah your face with dew.April 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The sun caused freckles.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: To remove them, use lemon juice.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use mud to remove freckles.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Caused by too much sun.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Rub them with the morning dew.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Caused by sunshine, rub with lemon juice.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: On the first day May wipe them with dew and say, "In name of Fater, Son and Holy Ghost."July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles were caused from being in the sun. To remove them, use cucumber juice.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Two old time ideas for remvoing freckles: One, walking barefeet in the dewy grass early in the morning. Bathing the face with buttermilk every morning.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Wash face in buttermilk.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Taking a child in the rain before he was one year old was thought to cause freckles.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles are caused by taking the child out in the rain before they were a year old.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If it rains on a baby's face before he's a year old, he'll get freckles.May 8 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wipe your face with a wet baby diaper to get rid of freckles.before 1955Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Vinegar and soda.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use lemon juice to wash away freckles.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Get up in the morning early and rub the dew from the grass on the face.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Bathe in dew the first day of May.August 10 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: In May- get up, do not speak to anyone, wash your face in the dew.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: The old folks use to say get up the first day of May, don't say anything to anybody, go wash with the dew off of wheat.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rubbing your face with dew on the first day of May will remove freckles.January 20 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
On the first day of May- wet your hand with first morning dew- wash freckles away with dew and put them somewhere else, like your shoulders.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Wash in the dew on a May morning.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Arise on May first and wash face with dew and wipe hands on part of body you wanted freckles to go to.January 10 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Rise early, wash your face with dew on the first day of May and did not talk with anyone until completed.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: On the first day of May, before the sun is up, get the dew off the grass and rub it onNovember 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The first of May, go into a wheatfield, rub your hands over the dew on the grass, on the freckles of the face, and transfer to the shoulders. Freckles will be gone from the face and reappear on the shoulders in several months. (Practiced).April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You wash your face in the morning dew on May first, and you won't gave any freckles.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To rid one self of freckles- before sunrise on May first, wash one's face in stump water.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
On May 1, take dew from grass and rub your freckles to get rid of them.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: It's May. Go out and wash in the dew and they'll go away.May 20 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put dew from grass on May first on freckles and they will go away.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Get up on May 1, go down before breakfast and wash in the dew.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Washing your face in the dew on May 1 takes away freckles.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tomorrow's the day (May 1) to get rid of freckles. Go out without talkin' to anybody, and take dew, clap your hands in the dew and rub it on your face, three times, then take and put [your hands] where you want the freckles to go [ e.g., on shoulders].April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Go out on the first of May and wash in the dew. Wash your freckles in the dew, with your hands, and then put where you want the freckles to go (Ch. Miller).December 22 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Freckles: Wash in dew first three days of May before speaking to anyone.March 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you walk out of the house backward on the first of May, without talking to anyone, and wash your face in the dew, you can get rid of freckles.June 12 1965Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To remove freckles, wash in stump water on the first of May.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The hot sun causes freckles, especially on light complected people.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Frostbite: Hold the fingers in cold water to take the sting out.1945Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Gallbladder: yarrow tea.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Don't put the stones in your mouth, they might form in your gall. (humorously)May 25 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used for gas in the stomach.April 1980
My mother powwowed for a goiter with the new moon. As she rubbed the growth she said, "Vas ich seh nemmt zu; vas ich reib nemmt opp." This means, "What I am looking at, will increase; what I am rubbing, will decrease." And strangely, she never developed a full goiter, just the slight lump which she had rubbed.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
One cure for goiter would be to drink warm water with vinegar added.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wear a silk thread around your neck and the goiter won't grow.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Use iodized salt.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Rub penny on it; throw over left shoulder.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Iodine.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Take thumbs over abdomen and pray the Lord's Prayer.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Use iodine in the diet.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Powwow.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Iodine Salt.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter- iodine.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Paint your neck with colorless iodine.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: You take a dead woman's hand and rub it across your neck.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Take a dead man's hand and place on goiter.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Apply turpentine.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Add iodine to food.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: eat fish.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Powwow for goiter. salt.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Poultice around throat.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Rub it with an egg and hide the egg until it rots.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goite: Runs in the family.October 12 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Take dead person's hand and rub over it.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub raw egg in shell across goiter several times and bury egg under water spout. When egg rots, goiter will go away.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Go to a graveyard and find the grave of a child. Rub your neck and say a prayer and goiter will go away.March 7 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Tie clove around neck.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Tea from red clover blossoms; wear amber beads.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Piss aunt poultice.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Take iodine diluted in water.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Goiter: Drink water with a drop of iodine added.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To help stop the growth of a goiter, use all iodized salt in baking and cooking.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hair cut in light of moon grows fast, in dark of moon grows slow.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut your hair going toward full moon. Never after full moon. You'll get bald.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you pull out one gray hair, ten more will grow in its place.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Gray hair- you have seen a ghost.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Gray hair- pull out 1, you get 25 in its place!April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Never cut hair on a full moon.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eat the bread crust- your hair will curl.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut your hair when the sign is up, it will curl.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Never put the hair from your head, like when you cleaned your comb, outside where the birds could get it to build a nest, for if they do, you'll always have a headache.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rinse hair with vinegar to remove soap. Use egg to make it shine.1945Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burn loose hair after cutting to keep the birds from using it in their nest so your hair doesn't fall out.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Falling hair was to be put in a cigar box- this would cure the fault.November 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair in decrease of the moon so it won't grow fast.January 10 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Friday is a good day to get hair cut. You will never go bald if your hair is cut on Good Friday.January 20 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair only on the increase of the moon in order to increase lenth.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair in increase of the moon or new moon.December 20 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Cut hair in new moon and hair will grow faster.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair on a new moon.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The old folks used to say, get your hair cut the first Friday in New Moon and it'll get nice an' thick an' long. I guess that's when the hippies gits theirs cut.June 3 1969Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Cut hair on increase of moon to make it grow.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair in the increase of the moon.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair when moon waxes.May 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you cut your hair when the moon is getting big, the hair will grow fast; if you cut it when the moon is getting smaller, the hair will grow slow.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
There's a fella comes in here, always gets his hair cut on the full a' the moon.June 12 1970Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair when moon is growing and hair will grow fast; when moon is small hair grows slow.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair the first Friday of a new moon.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair when the moon prongs are up.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair- first day of a full moon.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair at time of full moon.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair when there's a full moon so it will grow long.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair when there's a full moon so it will grow long. Cut hair the first Friday of a new moon.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair when full moon, just cut the ends to make them grow.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair in full moon.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut your hair and the grass in the decrease of the moon and it won't grow back as fast.June 5 1965Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Do not cut hair during dark of the moon, will not grow well.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair in down sign of moon.March 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you cut hair in old or dark moon, it won't grow.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Never cut hair on your birthday, it will cause hair to fall out.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair on the last Friday of the month.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut hair in the sign of Leo and it won't grow so fast.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Always cut hair on Good Friday.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you cut hair on Good Friday, it'll grow longer.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Good Friday- special day for cutting hair.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For women, don't get hair cut if you have menstrual period.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Gray hair- troubled.March 198?Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you have some great sudden sorrow or touble your hair turns white over night.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hair turns gray from fright.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Gray hair comes from worrying.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Some times jewelry was made form loose hair after cutting.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
After cutting, loose hair was burnt so the smoke would go up the chimney and you wouldn't lose your hair.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you pull out a gray hair, two will grow in its place.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you pull out a gray hair, you'll get two in its place.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pull out one gray hair, ten more will grow.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Dog bite: Get a tetnus shot if wound is severe. If a small bite there is nothing to fear.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To soften rough hands use a little borax or ammonia in the water in which you wash.May 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To keep your hands nice and soft, pee on them.May 1974Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put adhesive tape on hangnail.April 1982Human Body, Folk MedicineHuman Body
Hangover: Eat chocolate or syrup on pancakes, anthing sweet.December 31 1982
August 15th- Beginning of hay fever.March 1982
Evil eye- if you admire someone and don't say God Bless you to them, they will get a headache. Only one person who learns the healing procedure on Christmas Eve can cure the person's headache. The procedure is dropping oil into water and saying prayers. If the oil will spread out, your headache will go away shortly afterwards.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eating garlic bulbs is also said to be a cure for headaches, sinus problems, and whooping coughs.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
There's a point in your thumb, if you massage it, it takes away your headache, also the back of the neck. (Taped interview).April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Heat salt in bag, place on head.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Cold wash cloth to forehead.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Place salt on tongue for 1/2 minute, and wash down with warm water.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
In order to get rid of a bad headache, he tied a rag soaked with vinegar around his head.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Rub camphor and whiskey on head.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Use poultice of horseradish leaves.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Smear brow with crushed onions.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Put hot water over mustard leaves to rouse their odor and strength.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Put several ginseng roots in a piece of brown paper and tie on your head.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Bind wilted beet leaves on the forehead.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache was relieved by soaking a bread crust in vinegar and putting it on the forehead, keeping it in place with a white cloth tied around the head.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinedieseases
If one threw outdoors loose hair after combing, a bad headache could be expected.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For headaches, they used to use camphor around thier forehead and tie the cloth around and hold it real tight. That seemed to help the headache and then the mother would have camphor and my dad never drank whiskey in his life, but he had a little up in the attic and he'd put camphor in his whiskey and then she'd inhale that through her nostrils. That seemed to help the headache. It was good for headache, made your head open up and feel good. [Tape 98 R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Rub head with vinegar. Slice potatoes, put in cloth, rub on head.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you tapped your head with the first thunder of the year you would be free of headaches for the year.January 20 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spinning a hat with your forefinger was a sure sign of a headache.January 20 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Suffering from occasional headache? Put your feet in nice warm water. It works just like the old days.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Headache: Catnip tea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When you get your hair cut, burn the hair. If a bird builds a nest out of it, you'll get a headache.May 24 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Onions are good for the heart.July 30 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Beans, beans, good for the heart.. The more you eat the more you fart.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wear something red next to the heart.February 1971Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Foxglove for the heart.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccups: Another less common cure is said to be eating a spoonful of white granulated sugar.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Some people believe that you can scare a person's hiccups away.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccups: Another cure would be breathing into a brown paper bag.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Some common cures for hiccups include holding your breath and holding your breath and swallowing ten times.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccough: Hold my breath, teaspoon of sugar, teaspoon of peanut butter, holding a spoon in your mouth. (Taped interview).April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Blow into a plastic bag and don't pop it until you hear your next hiccup. (Taped interview).April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccups: Spoonful of sugar. (Taped interview).April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath, sugar on tongue.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: head in bag, scare.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath and drink water. A scare.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare them.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Have someone hold your ears shut while you swallow water.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Put a paper bag over your head.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Slap the person the the back.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Bag placed over the person's head.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare the person.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Put a bag over your head.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink nine swallows of water without taking a breath.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Jump up and down on one leg and hold nose and ears.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Teaspoon of sugar, paper bag over head, hold breath.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
I tried sugar one time and it just made me hiccup more. (Taped interview).April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink large glass of water without stopping.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs- hold your breath. (Taped interview).April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath for one minute.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath and count to ten. Standing on your head. Scaring.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scaring someone, breathe in bag.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Sugar for a baby.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare person, drink water and hold nose.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare person.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put paper bag over head and hiccough into it.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Have someone come up behind you unexpectedly and scare you.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Get a scare.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Breathe in a paper bag.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Swallow a spoonful of sugar.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccough: Hold breath.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare person.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Breathe into brown bag.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Swallow 3 times.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold the breath and count to ten.. Drink a glass of water from the wrong side. Scare the person.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Spoon of sugar with water given to a baby for relief.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Blow in a bag.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare person.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Take a little sugar.November 27 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold breath and count to ten.November 25 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare a person.November 25 1981Human Body, Fol Medicinediseases
An elderly women powwowed for hiccoughs.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare the person.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink glass of water without stoppingApril 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Breathe in bag ten times.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Put a paper bag over your head and hold your breath in.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink a swallows water without stopping.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use a paper bag to hiccough into, hold breath.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Breathe into a paper bag.May 1980Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
Hiccoughs: Think "green."May 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccough: Drink sugar water.May 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: What pew do you sit in church.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Swallow a teaspoon of sugar.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Have someone scare.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: You can blow in a bag.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare them out.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Make the person drink water.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare the person.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath and count to 10.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Sit down, bend over and drink a glass of water slowly.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Breathe into a paper bag.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Put sugar on tongue.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink of water.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Blow into a paper bag.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare the person.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Blow into bag.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink water.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Eat brown sugar.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Peanut butter.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold breath and count to 50.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Swallow water from opposite side of cup.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Swallow water with head back.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: tsp. sugar.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath and put a sock over your head.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Blow in paper bag; scare.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold breath- ten sips of water while holding breath.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink two glasses of water while holding your nostrils.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Blow air in paper bag.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath as long as possible.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare them. Hold your breath.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink water with sugar.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink a glass of water while blinking your eyes three times.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath for a minute.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Concentrated lemon: Drink liquid while holding hands over ears.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare the person.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: 10 swallows of water.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink sauerkraut juice.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath and count to ten.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Put a paper bag on your head and have someone scare you.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink out of a glass backwards.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold breath and count to ten.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Sudden scare, hold breath or drink sugar with water.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold breath and put your head between your knees.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink lots of water and hold breath.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Seven swallow of water.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Eat jelly.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare someone.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Swallow seven successive times. Eat a tablespoon of sugar. Put elbows together in back.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Frighten.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath.March 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold breath and count to ten.February 29 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You get rid of hiccoughs if you see a white horse.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Blow into a paper bag.July 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold breath [!]and count to 10.July 18 1878Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Bend over, drink from wrong side of glass.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hold breath and count to ten to oneself, or ty to frighten the one with hiccoughs.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink a glass of water quickly.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hat over head.July 19 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink a glass of water without breathing.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: When they're not aware of it, put a cold object down their back on the bare skin; a big house key was often used. The shock stops the hiccoughs.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold breath and count to 10 silently.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Frighten on the person.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Breath into paper bag or have someone try to scare the patient.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Breath into a paper bag.July 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath and take seven swallows of water.January 16 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your index fingers together and count to ten.January 16 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sudden fright will stop hiccoughs.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath.July 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burn loose hair. If a bird used it for nest, you will get a headache.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: 1. Hold your breath and count as high as you can. 2. Eat a teaspoonful of sugar. 3. Look up at ceiling and slowly drink glass of water.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Scare.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: 1/2 teaspoonful of sugar, 1/2 teaspoonful vinegar. Take until relieved. Or eat canned cherries.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Let someone scare you.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Pretend that youre fishing, close your eyes real right and cast, reel in, catch the fish and take it off.December 18 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Bring little finger tips together but not touch. Raise one hand above the head. Scare the person.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Put a knife in a glass and drink the water from the glass. [Probatum est] translation: it has been tried/established.December 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink water from the opposite side of the glass.December 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Hold your breath and take 12 swallows of water.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Blow into a paper bag and inhale.July 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Frighten the individual.July 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Frighten someone.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A long kiss is supposed to stop hiccoughs.July 30 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccups: Take nine swallows of water.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccups: Put cold door key on back of neck.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hicccoughs: Drink so much water before taking a breath.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Take nine swallows of water.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccups: Hold the breath and count to ten.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Hiccoughs: Dill seed crushed in half pint boiling water- sip each hour until relieved.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scare the person hiccuping.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: A bit of sugar on the tongue.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Sip of water and hold breath to count of seven.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Eat a teaspoon of sugar.December 18 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Overheard on a plane (New York to Madrid). Take a spoonful of sugar. (Tried in Zaragoza and it worked).Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To cure hiccups, take drink of water.1936- ?Human Body, Folk Mediciediseases
To cure hiccups, drink water, taking 7 (12, 13) swallows withough taking a breath.1948Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Inhale into a paper bag.December 18 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hiccoughs: Drink ten sips of water quickly and hold nose shut.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinedieseases
Hiccoughs: Hold Breath. Breathe in a paper bag. Scare the person. Throw a lighted match in water & drink the water.December 12 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Ginger Ale's one of the best things you can get for hiccups.March 25 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take a shot of whiskey for persistent hiccoughs.March 20 1967Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
Hiccoughs: Breath in paper bag; severe scare.March 1976Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
Hold your breath to stop hiccups.Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
To stop hiccoughs, breathe into a paper bag.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hives: Make a catnip tea using ten leaves of catnip. Boil it in one and a half or two cups of water. Take a teaspoon three or four times a day. Especially good for babies.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hives: Take any of a variety of teas to break them out. These teas include catnip, ground ivy, a tea made from the mashed up berries of the tread-save, red alder leaves, raw alder bark scraped uphill or a tea from cockle burrs. Wrap the latter in a rag and make the tea by straining.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hives: Boil chestnut oak leaves and apply the resulting dark juice to the affected areas.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sage for indigestion.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Don't swim during dog days- you will get sores and infections.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Infection: Wrap it in egg-skin (from inside of the egg shell) or fatty meat of any kind.November 22 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Infection: Put two tablespoons of epsom salt in warm water, as warm as you can stand it, in the the sink, and soak your finger in it.November 22 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetedi- use it to clean up the flu, for colds.May 10 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Influenza: Stay in bed, drink hot lemonade.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Influenza: Boneset tea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakeroot with whiskey in tea for flu.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If bitten by a black widow spider, drink liquor heavily from 3 PM to 7 PM. You won't get drunk, you'll be healed.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Insomnia: If you eat pickles before you go to bed, you won't have any trouble falling asleep.June 6 1982
Itch: Rub salt peter on skin.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Itch: Brown soap (use immediately- only once).July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Itch: Soda or oatmeal baths.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Itch: Butter and eggs, rub with fresh crushed leaves.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Itch: Cornstarch and soda in cool water compresses.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Jewel weed leaves crushed and rubbed on skin allowed to dry.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Didn't your mother give you sulphur and molasses tonic for the seven year itch?March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Itch: Sulphur and tar.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Jaundice: Use yarrow tea.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Jaundice: Sheep saffron- the juice off of sheep shit. "I forget what it was used for."May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Carry a horse chestnut to ward away pains in joints.April 1980
10 cent worth of mustard oil, two oz. of spirits of turpentine, two oz of camphorated oil. Shake well and rub into sore joints or parts.September 1 1976
They had horse tail tea, used for kidney ailments.1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley is supposed to be a very good kidney remedy.November 15 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley juice is good for kidneys.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley tea is good for the kidneys.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley tea was used for urinary trouble, also parsely root.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wild carrots for the kidneys.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley is good for the kidneys.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Parsley was boiled in water, the water would cure kidney ailment by drinking the water.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Watermelon seed tea is good for kidney trouble.June 1 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Kerosene was also used to kill head lice.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Lice: Dip a fine tooth comb in coal oil and thoroughly comb through the hair.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Crawl around table leg four times.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Take the baby around the kitchen table leg three times.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spots on the fingernails- abnormal liver condition.October 12 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Liver: Yarrow tea.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Say certain prayers placing one hand over the liver site.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Pass the child through the hoop made by a raspberry vine rooting its self at the loose end.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Pow wow.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Grease babies with lard.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: May-apple for the liver.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Camphorated oil over ribs; three trips backward around table.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When a baby has livergown you say a prayer while passing the baby under the table 3 times.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
"Anything bitter is good for the stomach and liver." "The insides of peach seeds are good for the liver."May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wormwood is good for the liver.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Grease and rub a certain way.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Livergrown: Caused by bouncing the baby too much.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Lumbago: Sloan's linament, absorbine Jr, mustard plaster.July 1980
Lumbago: Use of heat in some form (water bottle, etc.)March 1976
White spots on fingernails- Some thought you had a lung disease.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pennyroyal tea will cure measles.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Pennyroyal tea is a cure.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Tea from dried elderberry bloosoms.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep person warm and indoors.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: When they appear, apply cocoa butter and keep in a darkened room.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Bed rest and warm.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Saffron tea.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Catnip tea.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Eat ice cream to force measles.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Saffron tea will bring out the spots- Don't catch measles just for the remedy. It tastes awful.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Paste out of corn.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Sassafras tea.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Hot tea.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Saffron blossom tea.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Measles: Make a tea of sheep dung to break them out.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Boil red alder branches and drink the tea.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Any herb tea will break them out.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Set them near the stove to heat up to bring out the measles [!].October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Keep fever down, if bowels become too loose, check but don't stop.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Make tea of nettle root and have them drink it constantly.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Brandy in milk to bring the measles out.December 20 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Measles: Bath in soda water.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Camomile.June 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Give hot drinks to bring measles out.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Ground Ivy (weed) tea. Poultice (mustard, hops & lobelia) weak lye water - itching.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Saffron tea.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The first thing was to give the patient some kind of tea that would "bring the measles out."March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drink hot tea (sometimes "boneset" tea) to bring out measles.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drink hot liquid and cover well to "bring out" measles. Cover with warm cow manure to "bring out" measles.July 7 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bring out measles by drinking hot sassafras tea.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Drink plenty of cold water.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Pull all the shades down and remain in darkness, otherwise, scars will remain.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Darken room.July 19 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Darken room completely, otherwise scars will form and remain.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: No lights on in room.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: A dark rom.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Stay in dark room.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Stay warm. No bright lights.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep person in dark room and warm.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Stay in dark room, wear mittens and keep warm.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Put to bed for 3 days in a dark room and rive plenty of liquids. Keep real warm.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Kept in a dark room to protect the eyes.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Hot teas and keep in dark room.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep the youngster in a darkened bedroom, Serve plenty of hot drinks.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep warm and away from light. Quarantine.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Wear dark sunglasses and bathe in the bathtub of tea.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep them in the dark.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Stay in dark room.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Pull down shade; keep room dark.November 30 1976Human Body, folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep warm and in a dark room, place warm hops on lungs.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep in dark room.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: No light- draw curtains.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: You can't go out in the sun unless you wear sun glasses. It's better to stay in a dark room.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Stay in dark room.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Dark room, keep warm.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Sleep in a dark room.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Person stay in dark room.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Dark room.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Stay in bed in a dark room to protect the eyes.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep in dark room so not to go blind.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep the house dark.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep in a dark room.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Keep them in dark room.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: They used to give sheep saffron [sheep manure mixed with water to produce a yellow liquid] for measles.June 1 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Hot liquids.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Hot teas.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Most any hot tea will help the measles break out.June 1 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Used catnip tea and fennel tea and thyme tea and skullcap (boneset).April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They used to give elderberry wine for the measles.June 1 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Saffron tea.May 24 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Measles: Virginia snakeroot made into tea, gargle or drink.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pennyroyal tea for menstrual cramps.January 30 1980
For a child's sore mouth, known as thrush, one who could practice pow-wowing went to a stable and got three short straws. Passing these straws in turn through the child's mouth, the pow-wower would recite in German, inaudibly. She could not transfer this to another female, only to a male. To do otherwise, the power was lost.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mouth: My mother kept gold thread that she dug out of the ground, let it boil in water a few minutes, cool and swab the baby's outh for sore throat.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop a mosquito bite from itching, put a cross on it with your fingernail.September 8 1973Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Go out and rub your neck on the hog trough.September 26 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Tie chin up in a flannel or wool rag.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Camphorated oil.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Goose grease.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Eat a pickle.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Used to rub necks against a hog trough to precent mumps.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Eat a sour pickle to see if you have them.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If the mumps go down to your privates you'll be sterile.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To tell if you have mumps- eat a sour picle and if your throat is sore, you've got it.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Hog manure poultices.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Apply goose fat or oil.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Tie slice of raw bacon onto jaw.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Rub neck on the pig trough.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Tie a flannel rag around the chin and head.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Tied a rag around head.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Tie face up.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Something tied around neck with garlic on it.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Iodex salve.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If eating pickle hurts, you have mumps.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Rub with camphor.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Tie a rag under chin and over top of head.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Put chip of wood from hog trough in a bag around neck to keep mumps from "going down."October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Put a stocking filled whit warm salt around the throat.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Camphorated oil on them.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Fill the stocking from your left foot with salt and tie around the afflicted person's neck.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Rub your neck on the hogtrough.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie a cloth under the chin so as to keep pouches of mumps up.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Tie salt pork around neck.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Old sock around head.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Do not take cold.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: To tell if you have mumps, drink pickle juice. If you can't, you have them.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Draw a big circle on your face with ink, with a cross in the middle. Then say a prayer and the mumps won't go any farther.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Put salt pork around neck.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Saffron tea.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Rest, perhaps occasional dose of salts. Keep jaws warm.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Anoint neck with hot camphorated oil.JanuaryHuman Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Tie woolen sock around throat.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Rub your "jowls" over or on a hog trough.May 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Hot lard, apply as hot as can be stood. Balm- one oz of alcohol with one oz each of gum camphor, oil of sassafrass, harshorn spirits, castile soap and spirit of turpentine.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stay away from horses or mumps will go down on testicle.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Poultice of hops, and stramonium leaves (equel parts) hot water. Tea (catnip, spearmint, balm or pennyroyal).April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Eat a pickle (sour) to be sure you have them.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Warm hog's lard, start at windpipe and grease neck up toward back of ear. Always grease up. Greasing down affects a man's privates or lady's breasts.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To cure the mumps, rub your neck on a hog trough.April 12 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Go to the nearest hog trough and rub jaws on the trough.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Keep warm, rub throat and neck with warm Vicks ointment.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: greased wool cloth.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie a string around the neck to keep mumps from "going down" (to the scrotum) on the patient.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Wrap a pair of dirty stockings around the throat.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you move around when you have the mumps, they'll go down on you.December 1967Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mumps: Boiled horse radish root, sugar added, drink cup every 2-3 hours.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Rubbing with hot potatoes.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Bacon on the wound "really was a good cure."February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Sap from pine tree.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Dog lard.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Soak foot in hot water, then cover wound with bacon.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Peroxide; iodine.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Pour liquid.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Tie bacon fat around the wound.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Tie on old lard or bacon.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Charcoal.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nail wound: Pour turpentine over a rusty nail wound or maybe you stepped on a beer opener. The soreness soon disappears. Don't bandage anything with turpentine over it.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Grated red beet poultice for rusty nail wounds.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Turpentine on nail wounds. Try turpentine and lard and grease the nail and the wound.January 13 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A fellow in Carlisle told me this, that if you step on a rusty mail, in a board, you leave it in until you get home and then pull it out and grease the nail all over with lard and bury it, before you do anything to the foot.January 16 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
I always used to put pine pitch on them.March 27 1966Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nearly all the old folks when they stepped on a nail would mix hog's lard and turpentine and put it in the wound, and also on the nail, so it wouldn't get sore.May 31 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Assafetida was used to calm the nerves.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nerves: (Had just been given a bottle of 28 year old rubarb wine). Take a tablespoon full of that for the nerves.July 30 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nerves: Tea brewed from wild cherry tree bark relieved tension and sold as a sedative.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Neuritis, Rheumatism: One quart of water, juice from one lemon, one tablespoon of tartar, one tablespoon flour of sulphur, I tbs epsom salts. Set in refrigerator, take one tablespoon a day.January 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You know what's one, the best things for rheumatism, or neuritis? White gasoline. Just rub that on.July 12 1978Human Body,Folk Medicinediseases
Neuritis: Eat cherries before breakfast and dinner.July 19 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Place a cold butter knife or key behind the neck and stretch the head back.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
NosebleeD: Put a wet cloth on the back of the neck, or the forehead.November 14 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
My mother used to hang a key down the back of my neck for nosebleed.April 21 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Put a silver knife under your nose.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Pack with ice.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Put keys down one's back.February 1982Human Body, Folk Mediciediseases
Nosebleed: Poultice on back of neck.April 1982Human Body, Folk Mediciediseases
Nosebleed: Tie a knot in a hankerchief and press on a pulse on wrist or neck.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Ice pack on nose.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Put snow or ice on back of neck.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Put a cold key down your back.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Another old man pow wowed for nose bleed.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Put key on back of neck.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Place a penny between upper lip and upper teeth to stop nose bleed.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Put door key down back.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Put an ice cube down your back. Tie a key around your neck.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Run cold water. Hold cold knife to back of neck.October 12 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Hold finger across upper lip.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Hold cold cloth on back of neck. Hold head back while chewing a crust of bread.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Cold water compresses on back of neck, cotton or paper wad inside of upper lip.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Wet brown paper bag (piece) roll and place between upper lip and gums.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop nosebleed, put cold water on top of the head.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Put your head back and put cold cloths on forehead.December 18 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Wet rag around neck or cold object.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Nosebleed: Hold a bunch of keys on back of neck.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Ezekiel-16:6March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To stop nosebleed, chew up a piece of paper and stuff it under the upper lip.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For nosebleed, apply cold water to the back of the neck.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You can write on a dinner plate that you eat off of. You can write it on in indelible pencil on both sides, back and front and put that in the fire. SATOR/AREPO/TENET/OPERA/ROTAS That was a charm that could be used to stop the pain.1985
It is absurb to believe that a buckwheat cake placed on the head will remove pain.
Pain: Lydia Pinkham RemediesApril 1980
Pain: Make a salve out of Vaseline [petroleum jelly] and 20 mule Borax and put on. (half and half).July 19 1978
If you had pain in the shoulder, something like that, you would put mustard plaster on it. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Program].
When I was a child, infantile paralysis, there was quite an epidemic of it and my mother made bags and put asafoetida in them and hung them around our neck, you weren't supposed to get it if you had this asafoetida hanging around your neck. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Program].
My mother used to grind up horse chestnuts and lard, for piles.October 7 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
It's bad luck to tell a lie because you will get pimples.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you wash your face with the first snow, you wont have pimples.August 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
When you see a shooting star, scratch a pimple and it won't come back.April 12 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pleurisy: Mustard plaster.March 1982
Pneumonia: 10 cent worth of aconite and iodine. Heat, put on with a camel hair brush, down middle of breast bone, not near heart.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pneumonia: Make a tea of butterfly weed, add a little whiskey and drink it.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pneumonia: Make an onion poultice to make the fever break. The give the person whiskey and hot water.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pneumonia: Give the person two teaspoonsful of oil rendered from a skunk.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pneumonia: To bring down the fever, put some quinine and hog lard on a cloth and put it on your chest.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pneumonia: Put mustard plaster on your chest.January 1 1969Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For lobar pneumonia, a poultice of pine tar was applied by an old physician- and it cured the patient.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
It takes poison to kill poison. You have to have a certian amount of poison in your body.May 22 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
"a hair of the dog that bit you." "Takes poison to kill poison." Eat poison ivy to prevent poison ivy infections. Snake venom is used in preparation of anti-venom inoculations. Iodine, a poison, is an effective germicide.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Home made soap (lye). Boy, that's good for poison ivy.April 5 1986Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Make a poultice of bread moistened with water and powdered with common baking soda.May 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Salentine, crush it and put on, it looks just like mercurochrome.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you eat the leaves of poison ivy, you won't get it.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Homemade [lye] soap! Hey, this is good for poison ivy.August 27 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pneumonia: Onion poultice on lungs.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Salentine juice on hands. My brother George used to eat part of the plant to protect against getting it.July 6 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Rub on juice from water weed, or butter-cup weed.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Put Chlorox bleach on it to dry it up.June 1968Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Wash with homemade soap.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: My mother used to take slaked lime and put all over me. I looked like a clown but it dried it up.March 17 1966Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: You know the best this for that! An old bum told be one time. Piss on it. [A lot of people eat it (poison ivy). Cited two cases, to prevent getting it.]May 3 1970Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you have poison ivy make a mixture of turpentine, kerosene and whiskey and apply generously. From James Sickler, 45 year old male cement pourer from Center Moreland (Wyoming) PA, Told to him by his grandfather who was from Thurstin Hollow.December 18 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Chew a couple leaves of poison ivy and you won't get it. (I saw him eat some with no ill effects).1943Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Chew the leaves up real well from the plant and swallow it. This will cure your exising poison ivy and prevent later cases. From Albert Hardsky, 60 year old male (Polish) farmer from Center Moreland (Wyoming Co.), PA.December 18 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you have a goat that eats poison ivy and you drink the milk, you'll be immune. Cited an example in which a tombstone (molder?) had poison ivy in his pile of stones. He got a goat that ate the ivy, then he and one of his helpers drank the milk. The ones who drank the milk didn't get poison, the others did.August 25 1965Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: The fellow was a dentist and he noticed this rash on his fingers, so someone told him to take jewelweed (it grows along the water and has a water stem) and he rubbed that over it and it cleared it up right away.March 17 1966Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Jewl weed juice, ammonia, soda, borax.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: Take salentine and rub on there. It looks just like merchurachrome when you rub it on, but it clears it up.May 7 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: My mother used to take leaves [salentine] and (?) them and make a paste and put it on.March 17 1966Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poison ivy: A powwower took a piece of string and measured her. She measured her heighth and her width everyway that she could, she would measure her, and then she took this string and folded it up as much as she could till it would fit into the latch of the door. She took the door off its hinges. And then she put this string in that hinge an dshe said, "Now as this hinge wears out this string, cuts it, you know, wears it from opening and closing the door or rusts whatever it is, Myrtle will get well and she'll thrive and be a healthy baby and she was. She got well and she was a very healthy baby, healthy child. [ Tape 153 R, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
If stabbed by fork tine, slap a chew of tabacco on it. (farmers).December 10 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bruises or thorn in foot: Take a piece of cloth and make a sock and put a coffe-can full of bran in it and tie it around the foot, then you pour warm water on it and let it work and leave it on for a while. When you take it off the foot'll be all white, but the infection'll be gone or the thorn will be right there that you can pull out.November 22 1978
Quinsy: Eat ice.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Quinsy: Fry onions- tie in bag around throat.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Quinsy: A relative of mine took a cold sponge bath each morning and never had a repeat after suffering quinsy nearly every winter.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Quincy: Tansy, salt, vinegar and rain water used for gargle, molasses to flavor!October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Quincy: A poultice of fat meat.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Don't wade in water (small streams and ponds) in dog days or you'll get a rash on legs.March 1982
I knew a man who powwowed for skin rashed. He applied linseed oil on the affected skin or scalp.November 1978
Rheumatism: Camphor sauce (salve?) or eat a teaspoon of petroleum jelly every day.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Wintergreen tea. Eating leaves sometimes helped.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Made tea out of parsley for rheumatism.April 4 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
My dad used to skin rattlesnakes and get the oil, rattlesnake oil; it was good for rheumatism, but you have to be careful they don't bite themselves or it'll poison you.June 18 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A new potato carried about in a pocket until it has turned quite black and as hard as wood is said to be a sure cure for rheumatism.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bee stings are a cure for rheumatism.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Poke wine.January 20 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wintergreen for rheumatism.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The horse chestnut and leaves of herbs worn around the neck or carried in the pocket would be a preventative of rheumatism.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Yellow dock and burdock for rheumatism.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Tea made from Indian turnip and whiskey.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Take large doeses of Epson salts.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Strong apple cider.November 2 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseass
pipsisewa, rheumatism.April 3 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: alfalfa tea.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatis: 1/2 glass of water, 1/2 lemon, 1/2 teaspoonful soda. Take 3 times a day after meals.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
A liniment for rheumatism or strains, mix thoroughly 1 oz each (or equal parts) of olive oil, turpentine and best ammonia.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Horse chestnut in pocket.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Put eel skin around wrist.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Boneset tea, blood root and poke root tea, tansy.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Lard, camphor and turpentine, heated together, applies as a salve.June 1970Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Boiled horse radish root, sugar added, drink cup every 2-3 hours. Snakeroot tea. Camphor oil.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rheumatism: Tea from roots of Golden Rod weed.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Copper bracelets are commonly worn to protect against rheumatism.1970sHuman Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For "taken off" or rickets, say "Three false tongues have found thee, thee holy tongues will call thee back." Say it three times, then, "Amen."1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
I could cure them by just using their name. For taken off [rickets], if you know the person's name you can try for it.1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Don't count your ribs or you'll get swollen ribs.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rickets: "Take-off" in children could be cured by a person able to pow-wow.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Make a tea from tobacco and place on ringworm.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Ringworm: Make a curd by mixing alum with white of an egg in a vessel over the fire. Apply 1 or 2 times.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Ringworm: Use sulphur & lard as salve.March 1976
Ringworm: Sulphur & tar.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: dark room.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: Strawberry on the tongue means you have it.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: Cut all hair off.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: Burn everything they touch.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: Bathe patient to bring down fever and put a flannel cloth soaked in vinegar around the throat covered with a dry cloth.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: Cover with warm blankets to induce sweating.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet water: Cook the water- and no heavy food.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: Bacon- sulfur- cold water. Hot tea- pennyroyal, catnip, saffron, sage.Vomiting (water with little soda).April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: Fry onions in lard and put them in bags around neck.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scarlet fever: Warm air from opened window. Turpentine rubbed on stomach.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For shingles remove the powder from a bullet, mix gun powder with clean lard and paste on shingles. They will clear up.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If shingles go the whole way around you, they'll kill you. To cure shingles, repeat the three highest words.July 6 1977Human Body, Folk Medicnediseases
You have nothing on pain-in-the-side resulting from running (turn up a stone and spit under it).March 5 1965Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stuffy or achy sinuses were treated by laying patches soaked in warm salt water around them.April 1981
Sinus congestion: Breathe salt water.July 28 1978
My brother had some kind of skin disease, where the skin turns darker, and they took him to a woman who gave him mule urin which she had blessed, but he got worse.October 9 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: leeches.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Use a soft homemade ash lye soap to draw off the poison.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Chewing tobacco or warm liver from a freshly killed animal.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Apply lily leaves and whiskey.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: If bit, cut wound so blood flows to wash out poison.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Suck blood out of wound and put a small piece of stone or bone to charm away poison.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Put leaves on bite.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Onion poultice.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Suck the blood out with the poison and put mud.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Tobacco curd- turns green with poison.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut fresh onion, suction pulls out poison, onion turns green.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Snakebite: Use tree moss or the warm liver of a fresh killed animal.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Use an onion poultice.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Carry onions in your pocket.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Tobacco Juice.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Kerosene and onions.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Mud, tobacco packs will draw out poison.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Stump water is good for it.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Go to a doctor, cut out damaged part and suck out poison.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Bind on a slice of onion.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Tighten a string or cloth close to the area bitten to stop the flow of blood.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut onion will draw out the poison.Octoboer 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
We would call it just a weed but it comes up and it has a little leaf shaped.. Like that.. And if you open it up at the right place you can blow in there and it'll be like a little pillow, see? It's called "live for ever" in one book and in another book it's called "life everlasting." That is the plant that my mother and neighbor used by the bushels to get on my brother when he was bitten by a rattlesnake. (The weed was pounded with wood on wood so there'd be no acid, a poultice was made and wrapped on the arm). [Tape 153 R, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Place a tobacco curd over the bite.November 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Make an X in the skin with a knife and suck out the venom. Apply solution of salt water and iodine to bite.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut the area around the bite and suck the poison out with the mouth as soon as possible.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut yourself, suck wound and expel substance immediately.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut and suck out the poison.July 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut the wound and suck the poison out if you have good teeth and no cuts in the mouth.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Suck out the venom, but don't do it if you have bad teeth. [Tape 153 R, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut "X" on wound and suck bad blood out.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut the wound of a snake bite, and suck the wound making it bleed.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut the bite in form of an X and suck poison out.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Suck bad blood out.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: A tourniquet and someone to suck the poison from the wound.November 15 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Suck out venom and wash in soapy water.April 18 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut into the wound and suck out all liquid.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Bite and suck out poison.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut where snake bit and suck out venom.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut and suck out, pour on whiskey.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Make a cut and suck out poison.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut X over bite. Suck blood from bite if you have no cavities. Expectorate.October 12 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut bite and suck out poison.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut it and suck out the poison.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut skin, suck the blood but do not swallow, spit out onto the ground.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Suck out poison after cutting with knife.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Use a tourniquet and suck out poison.May 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Tie a band or a rope to stop the blood and cut an X on the bite and suck out the poison.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Suck out venom, apply tourniquet.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Put X across bite and suck venom, spit it out.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Suck venom out and apply tourniquet.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Slit wound with knife and suck out the venom.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Drink milk for snake-bite.January 26 1968Human Body, Folk Medicinedieseases
Snakebite: Did you ever hear to kill a chicken, put the chicken on it? Yeah.January 26 1968Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Cut into a chicken's throat and put on the bite.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Rub chickenbreast on it.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For snake bites, a poultice of fresh meat would draw the poison out.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put an onion on snakebite to draw out the poison.December 23 1975Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Use a chew of tobacco on the bite.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Used tobacco on snake bite.May 16 1967Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: I scraped it good and put a chew a' tobacco on it.January 26 1968Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Whiskey. They called it snake bite.December 20 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Whiskey.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Drink whiskey.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: They gave him a lot of whiskey to drink which carried the poison through his system quickly. [Tape 153 R, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Whiskey.August 10 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Many people used whiskey, which was the wrong thing to do.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Large quantities of whiskey.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Shot of whiskey.February 29 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: A flask of "mountain dew" probably it was taken internally.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Corn whiskey.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snakebite: Kill the snake, crush body and put on bite.1940Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
f you're gonna sneeze you sneeze three times.April 1982
Sneezing: Hold your finger under your nose.April 1982
Sneezing: Hold finger under nose or upper lip.April 1982
Was afraid of dying while sneezing when young.February 1982
Sneezing: Put finger under nose.April 1982
Sneezing: Hold your breath for one minute.April 1982
Sneeze: Squeeze the bridge of the nose.March 1982
Sneezing: Put you finger under your nose.March 1982
Sneezing: Hold finger under nose.April 1982
Sneezing: Finger under nose.March 1982
Sneezing: Squeeze upper lip.April 1982
Sneezing: Hold or press finger under nose.March 1982
Sneezing: Something about drinking water.March 1982
Sneezing: Hold bag over head.February 1982
Sneezing: To cure sneezing, look at the tip of you nose with both eyes.April 1979
Sores are hard to heal during dog days.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you swam during the dog days you will get sores.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scabs on the arms, like sugar (ie diabetes). My mother used to have a salve, it was made of beeswax, tallow, and rosun (?rosin?) and some other stuff, I don't know what. She sent that down to the school and asked the teacher if it would be all right to use it, and she said, "oh yes, go ahead." And it cleared it right up.January 13 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For a healing, mix yellow soap with sugar, spread on sore until it heals.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For certain sores, poultice made of fresh cow manure were good.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
White lily leaves in whiskey as a poultice to kill poison in open sores.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They would take a slice of bacon and put it over the sore and that would draw. [ Tape 150, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you had a sore, they would get cow manure, take two pieces of cloth, and then put this fresh cow manure between the cloths and lay that on the sore. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Project].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Poultice of flaxseed, witch hazel wash.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use flaxseed ointment for sore spots.May 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You put pine pitch on sore spots to cure them. I had blood poison cured with pine pitch. I took it to the doctor and showed him and he said whatever I put on had cleared it up. Then he died of blood poison. Old Doc Nealy.May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Gargle or swab throat with kerosene.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Witch hazel bark is good for sore throat.November 25 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Kids used to get sore throat when they were goin to school. They'ld take a spoonful of coal oil and brown sugar and give them.June 23 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Gargle with warm salt water.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Gargle with lemon juice and water, or salt water.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Cabbage leaf tied around throat.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Honey mixed with alum.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For a scratchy or ticklish throat mix butter and sugar and eat it.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Take your stocking off your left foot and wrap it around your neck before going to bed.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Eat a bowl of oyster stew.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore Throat: Put a few drops of either coal oil or iodine on a teaspoon of sugar and swallow that.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Melt lard and swallow it.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Maple sugar crystals in whiskey and a little glycerine for cough medicine.October 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Take a little piece of sassafras bark and held in your mouth.January 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Suck old fashioned hard licorice.January 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Scrape the outside bark off a witch hazel, down to that yellow underneath. Then scrape that off down to the wood and boil it. You gargle with that but don't dwallow it.January 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: They used to take hornets nests and take them apart and take a piece of that and fry it in lard, they used mullein too, and make a poultice. They wrapped that around the neck for sore throat.November 14 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Gargle with warm salt water. Gargle with alum.October 12 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Take a sock you have worn inside a boot and worked infor almost a week so that it has a bad odor. Tie it around your neck.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Gargle with a half cup water, two tablespoons vinegar, and a half teaspoon of salt.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Put a drop of kerosene on a lump of sugar and eat it.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicine
Sore throat: Gargle with salty water.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Rub pine oil on your throat.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Gargle with honey and vinegar.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Bake onions in our open fireplace; then tie them around your throat.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For sore throat you sewed thin slices of smoked pork fat on a red flannel cloth and fastened it around the neck or rubbed the neck with kerosene.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Scrape off the outer bark of witch hazel, make a tea of the green inner bark. Good for sore throat.April 9 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Sassafras is one of the best things you can chew for your throat.June 14 1978Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
Sore throat: They used to tell us kids when we got sore throat that we needed cat-shit tea.November 22 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Camphor and lard put in flannel and applied to the throat.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hot ashes put around the neck for sore throat.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Red flannel wrapped around salt pork on neck, might be soaked in kerosene.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Take vinegar and mix with water and gargle.October 5 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take the bark off witch hazel and make a tea out of it, and gargle with it. It's real good for sore throat.June 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take inside bark (witch hazel) to make tea for sore throat. Take a stick of kinnikinick (?) and put under to make it sour for vinegar.March 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Have some sulphur blown into the throat.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mullein leaves fried in lard and wrapped in a cloth where laid around the neck for sore throat.April 3 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Gargle with salt water.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut up onions in a dish, cover with sugar, let set until syrup forms, for sore throat.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Combine lard and black pepper on flannel and pin on throat.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Chew lovage, burn tonsils out.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Turpentine and hog lard, rub it on.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie a piece of red flannel around your neck for sore throat.May 25 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Take off a dirty stocking and tie it around your neck.May 25 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sore throat: Turn your stockings inside out and put foot print on sore spot and pin around throat.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Whenever his mother removed a splinter from his finger, she would tell him to rub it in his hair.July 1964Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wrap bacon is the best poultice to remove a splinter. Wrap bacon on it and wait a few hours and out comes the splinter.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bacon poultice is good for drawing splinters, Pine pitch is good for drawing spinters.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
An eel skin was wrapped around a sprain.April 1983Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Soak the ankle in warm water with epson salts it it. Make a paste of baking soda and vinegar and put on it. It'll take the pain right out.October 3 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To relieve the discomfort of a sprained wrist, bind an eel skin around it.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sprains/ swellings: Make a "tea" from button weed. Don't drink- soak affected part in it.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mullin (mullein) leaves for sprains.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put a hot catnip poultice on sprains and bruises.June 1966Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Insect bites: Goose fat.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take the juice of jewelweed and rub on insect bites. It's a good antiseptic.August 4 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Insect bites: Chewin' Tobacco.January 31 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stomach fever: When I had my kitchen stove here, people would measure themselves, they'd take a cord string, put it around your bare skin. Where the ends come together at navel, cut it off. Then if you measure yourself three times, then you'r esupposed to keep everything separate on a piece of paper. Take hen's egg and I had people that I tried for at my kitchen stove with my coal fire. I'd wrap that string around that egg. Set it in on top of a red hot coal fire and if they have it hard, that string won't even scorch. And I had them in there, that they were laying there every bit of five minutes. But buy, when they cracked, it sounded like somebody was shot at.1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Snake root put in a bottle of whiskey was used for stomach ailments.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stomach: Upset- pennyroile tea. (pennyroyal).March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tansey for the stomach.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put patches soaked in hot water on the stomach.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stomach ache: Drink as much whiskey as you can.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Camomile tea helped to cure stomach ache, liberally laced with whiskey.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If we had a pain in the stomach, she'd say go and bring the nutmeg box. And she'd say go and bring the nutmeg box. And she'd take the nutmeg, put in on the spoon and put a little water on it to make it soupy and we had to take that.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boneset tea was used for stomach trouble.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spicewood is good for stomach ache.April 8 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Catnip tea is good for upset stomach.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stomach: Spicewood bark.March 11 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sour pickles is good for upset stomach.October 5 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Boneset tea for bowels and stomach trouble. Strip it down it goes down, strip it up it comes up, break it up it doesn't go either.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you're sick in your stomach, spice wood bark.May 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The old people used to give wooly mint for upset stomach.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Dandelion root or anything bitter is good for stomach .April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Peach pit centers (or anything bitter) are good for stomach trouble.April 27 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Strokes - you go back and heart attack, you go forward.July 10 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stuttering: Lean against a wall when talking.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stuttering: Take three short breaths.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Teabag on eye.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Wash with baking soda or boric acid water.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A gold ring is said to cure a sty.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub sty with wedding ring three times.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Use penny to get rid of it.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Caused by "pissing on the road."February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Put tea bag on eye.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Bacon.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Borax eye wash.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: egg whites.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: witch hazel.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Rub with mother's wedding ring.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Rub with a tea bag.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Rub wedding ring three times toward your nose.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Pluck wild hairs from eye.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Rub a wedding ring over it three times.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Boratic acid.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Stys were caused by urinating on the road.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Put some boric acid on it.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Comes from pissing along the road.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Teabag remedy.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you get a sty, you "peed" around the corner.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub gold wedding ring nine times on sty.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Wash the eye with milk .March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty cause = urination in pathMarch 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Put bread and milk over it.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Go out early in morning and get dew off grass and put on sty.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Puncture the boil with a gooseberry thorn- so my father used to say. But I never heard that he used the remedy.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Get your mother's wedding ring and rub it three times.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Rub a gold wedding band on sty.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Tea bag.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Hot wet compress.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take seepage off of back of ear and rub on sty.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Tea, hot compress.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Scrape a potato, put between two peices of muslin and put on sty.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Put a hot poltus (poultice) on the eye.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you have a sty, you peed in the middle of the road. My dad used to say you shit alongside the road.February 10 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To cure a sty, wet on hot coals.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Open with a thorn - grated potato.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicne
Sty: Do not pee on the road.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A sty in the eye was caused by wetting along a path or road.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty is caused by wetting in road.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you piss in the middle of the road, you'll get a sty.October 31 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You pissed in the middle of the road...got a sty.June 20 1974Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Use a warm, damp poultice.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Poultice of tea leaves.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sty: Rub a god wedding ring over the eye.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Cold tea is the best poultice for a sun burn.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sunburn: To take out fire. Do not swear when burned. Look at spot and recite following: Fire Burn us. Water quenches thirst. God's free will Pass B. (then blow spot). (From a hobo in the neighborhood).January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sunburn: Vinegar takes the sting out of it.May 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Place a pail of cold water under bed when retiring to prevent night sweats.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Swelling: I told her to put a hot catnip poultice on it... She told me, thanked me and told me it worked wonderful.February 13 1966Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Swelling: Epsom salt.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Never have your tonsils out during dog days.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tonsillitis: Witch hazel.May 25 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put some damp ashes on a cloth , and hold against the sore tooth.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hold whiskey or turpentine on the tooth.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put some homemade tobacco in a corncob pipe. Light it, and draw the smoke over the tooth.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put drops of vanilla straight from the bottle on the tooth.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Cloves.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Chew on thistle root.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Use cloves.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Black pepper bag.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub the tooth with a splinter from the north side of a pine tree that has been struck by lightning to remove the ache.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Oil of Cloves.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put an aspirin on your tooth.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Cloves.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hold tobacco on tooth.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Rub gums with paregoric.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Spices (cloves).March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cloves on tooth.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Use heated salt bags on cheek.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Chew cloves.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wad of chewing tobacco on tooth.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Oil of cloves.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Chew cloves.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: whiskey.November 25 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A string was tied to the offending tooth and an open door, then closing the door was actually practiced.April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Rub gum with whiskey.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Rub oil of cloves on gum.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Heat salt in bag, hold on tooth.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Mother would remind me, "Don't eat in the toilet or your teeth will rot."November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Niter; wintergreen.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Put ice on it.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Rub whiskey on your gums.May 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Carbolic acid on cotton placed on the affected area.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Put cloves on it.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Bang your head.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Put vanilla on it.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Place a tea bag on the tooth. Also, you can place aspirin on the tooth.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Toothache: Hold whiskey in side of mouth.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: whiskey.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Aspirin.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Hold cloves in tooth. Ice. Aspirin.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Ice, cotton with vanilla extract on it.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If he had a toothache, he would place a salt bag on the side of his face and just hold it there until the pain started to go away.April 30 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Apply hot pancakes to sore area.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Hold bag of corn meal and salt (heated in oven) to jaw.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Place clove in tooth.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cotton soaked in laudanum, applied to gum.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Heat a salt bag and place it on your cheek.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Hold hot salt bag on cheek.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put cloves on tooth.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Pound a nail into an oak.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Shot of whiskey.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Tie up your face.April 5 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Sumac as gum.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Rub whiskey on gum.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Hot salt bags held on cheek.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Hold a raisin on it.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Painting the gum with iodine.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Toothach: Hot water bottle.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Toothache: Poultice (black pepper).April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Scotch as a mouthwash.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Put vanilla on.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Chew tar to make your teeth white.1943
If you have a hole in the tooth, get some black iodine, and put a little on a piece of cotton, on a toothpick or something, and put it there. It'll hurt for a little while, but it'll never hurt again because it just kills the nerve.December 5 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Hold your wrists under the spicket (spigot) and run cold water over them.December 5 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache was relieved by applying fresh warm cow dung as a poultice on the cheek.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Burn paper- rub ash on toothache.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Use oil of cloves.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Toothache: Hold a tea bag between the teeth.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
His father had a painful toothache one time and a pow wow doctor told him to go home and sleep on a small stone. His toothache went away and he was never bothered again by this tooth.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you have a tooth that's decayed, take a piece of cotton and soak it in black iodine and put in there. You'll think the top a your head's coming off but it won't hurt after that. It kills the nerve.October 5 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Whole cloves.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Clove stuck in cavity. Oil of cloves rubbed on gum.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Camphor.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Camphor or place a whole clove in cavity.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Oil of cloves applied to aching tooth.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Wrap cloves in a little sac, wet it and put on tooth.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Mom used baking soda or salt. Chewing tar was thought to be good for whitening the teeth.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They used to take a piece of cotton and soak it with liniment and stick in the hole or against the tooth.May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toothache: Use krumrine red drops on tooth.January 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They used to heat an iron (wrapped in cloth) for me and hold against the jaw (that's one of the worst things you can do).May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The best thing to do for toothache is to take a mouthful of water and set on the stove til it boils.May 23 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tuberculosis: Assafetida was used for a cure for T.B.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Pink [pine?] bark is good for ulcers.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinedisease
Salt's good for ulcers in the mouth.before 1946Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Ulcers: Yarrow tea. Tea of red clover blossoms.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Elsie took spirits of ammonia for vomiting and upset stomach, "but it came up too."October 12 1963Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub wart with a penny, never spend the penny.February 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They'd cut a potato in half and rub it over the warts while they said the pow-wow. (Lee Karns).1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
To get rid of a wart take a slice of potato peel, rub this over the wart and then bury the peel at the end of the rainspout. If you do this, your wart will disappear.March 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a piece of raw potato on the wart.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Go out in early morning wash with the fresh dew.February 1985Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Juice from a milkweed plant rubbed on the warts will make them disappear.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The wart must be picked open until it bleeds and then a drop of blood should be placed on the coin and then it should be tossed away. Whoever finds the coil will then get the warts.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Some say that the wart must be rubbed with a penny and then the penny should be buried under the rain spout to make them disappear.April 1984Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub a potato on it, then bury the potato.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub with penny and throw penny away.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut a potato and rub it on the wart and then bury it in the ground.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a penny on the wart, throw it over your shoulder, then bury it.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Potatoes, horsehair.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bury an onion; as onion rots so will the wart.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: Rub a penny on it and throw away the penny.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: Raw potato thrown over head.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut a potato in half and rub it on the wart, then throw potato over left shoulder.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Dandelion milk.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Castor oil.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rubby castor oil.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub with penny and throw penny away.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spit on the wart first thing in the morning.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub with raw potato and bury potato so that water drips on potato.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spit on a penny and rub your wart, then lay it on the sidewalk; whoever picks it up, gets your wart.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Cut an onion in half and rub over. Bury under rainspout.March 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Wrap with string, put out string at full moon.February 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take a raw potato, cut it in half and rub it over the potato saying at the same time that this wart shall disappear. Take the potato out and bury it underneath the spouting and as the rain disintegrates the potato, the warts will disappear.April 1982Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: When the moon is full, place wet dishrag under a stone and chant "now [name], your wart will go away."April 1981Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For a long wart- tie a hair around it, wrap it around, tie in a simple knot- leave on 'til wart falls off.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: You can use a teabag- keep it moist- leave on for one week.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
For a seed wart: Tie a slice of lemon on wart and keep it moist for one week.July 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Slide pin through top of wart, then throw pin away and the wart will leave.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Draw blood from a wart and place on grain of corn and feed to a black chicken.April 2 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart- potato without an eye and planted where it would rot away.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub toad on warts.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
If you bury a dishrag at new moon, it will cure warts.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub salt on warts to go away.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rubbing "grass-hopper spit" on the warts.April 19 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Spit on warts to eventually disintergrate them.May 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub with soup bean during rain and throw out in rain. When it sprouts, warts will be gone.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub the warts with a penny and throw the penny away.April 24 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: Rub 1/2 a lima bean on it. Potato.April 6 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub the wart with a penny.April 3 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Secretly get a green bean, put juice on wart and bury the bean in the ground under the water spout.Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Cut a potato in two and rub over it.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Blood from freshly killed chicken head.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub with a penny and throw over left shoulder.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut potato in half and rub it on wart. Plant in backyard and when it rots your wart will be gone.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Under full moonlight rub hands and wash warts away.March 28 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a raw potato over wart. Throw potato away (or bury it?).April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
"Powwower" rubs chalk on wart (saying something quietly), throws it away (outdoors); however, "powwowwee" should ot see where. Next rain will wash away chalk and wart will drop off.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a penny over the wart, throw the penny over your shoulder, and walk away.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sell the wart to a friend for a penny. I never heard whether the friend got the wart.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Wrap with silk thread.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub with cut potato- burry the potato- potatoes rot and warts disappear.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub potato on wart and bury under running water.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put pennies on wart.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put raw meat on wart, bury meat.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub milk weed on wart.Apri l1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a potato over a wart and then plant the potato and the wart will go away.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Throw an ear of corn to the pigs.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Take a potato and bury it.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub with dishcloth, then bury cloth- when it rots, your wart will go.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Penny on wart, then put on rainspot (under rainspout?).April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub bacon or 1/2 of potato on wart and then plant it under the eaves [!] of the house. When the bacon or potato rot the wart will come off.April 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: You get it from handling a frog.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Removed by grain or barley.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Cure for it is to rub a peeled apple on it.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Get warts from touch of frogs.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut raw potato, rub on warts, then bury under a rain spout and the wart should be gone when the potato has rotted.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a wart with a potato, put it under the house drips, when the potato decays, your wart will leave.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Took a coin, rubbed it on the wart, and threw it away.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Buy with a penny. Spend penny and warts will go away.March 1 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Cut potato in half, rub on, throw away.March 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie string or threat on wart every day for a week.February 29 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Touch each wart with a pebble, put in bag and lose on way to church.1940Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie knot in string and touch each wart with knot, bury knot.1940Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Touch warts with a new pin; place pin in bottle and bury in ground at crossroad. As pin rusts, warts disappear.1940Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut a notch in a thin piece of wood. Touch each notch with a matching wart. Bury.October 12 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Use nail and scratch wart, then pound nail into tree and wart will disappear.April 26 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a candle on a corpse and rub candle on wart.April 26 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wrap a horsehair around it and when it falls off, wart will leave.April 26 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub onion or garlic on wart.April 26 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sell one for 2 cents, then 5 or 6 days later, look and wart was gone. "Newt Reisinger took a devil of a mess of those warts."March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub potato on the wart and plant it- when the potato grows, the wart will leave you.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a penny on the wart and throw it over your shoulder- the person who picks it up will get the warts.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub with a potato.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Go to a cross road, as you enter, rub hand on wart with a clean cloth. Walk through, throw away cloth and don't look back.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseasese
Warts: Bury a dish cloth under the rain spout.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub a penny over them in the dark of the moon and throw it away.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart- rub a penny on it and throw it in the ocean.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: Rub a penny on it and thow it over your shoulder. Don't pick it up.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a potato on it, put potato under spouting and when it rots, your wart will be gone.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Soak penny in vinegar and rub over warts. Carry penny on your person until warts fall off.April 4 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a wart with a cut onion. Take the onion out and put it under the rain spout and wart will disappear.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: comes from toads.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
By rubbing a potato on a wart it will go away if you hide the potato so no one will know where it is.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a potato on a wart and throw it across a crossroad and forget it.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: Put a penny in your shoe.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub lima bean on warts.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take a lima bean, split it, rub three times on a wart, bury under drop of roof.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a chicken head over the wart and bury where the water drops off a roof.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub a potato on it and then bury it beneath the drain pipe.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: When you pick up a frog.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a penny on the wart and throw it away. Wart will go away.May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub them with a penn.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Warts: Caused by playing with frogs.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The "witch doctor" would rub a chicken head over the wart and bury it where the water drips off the roof. (term paper).May 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut a potato in two pieces: rub the potato when cut over the wart. Go backwards to a hog trough, drop the potato parts into the trough and don't look which hog eats them.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: Rub snake oil on it.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a potato or grass on wart, or wrap a grograin [grosgrain] ribbon around it. Bury item used.April 19 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A household worker believed that placing raw meat on a wart would remove it. It worked for my son.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Bury mother's stolen dish cloth that has been rubbed on the wart.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts come from frogs.April 1980Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Sap of milkweed.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Milkwood pods are applied. (milkweed).July 19 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub with a potato.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Lard and salt.July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a copper penny over a wart and throw the penny away. It will go away. We tried this on our youngest son.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub the wart with a piece of fat meat. Bury the meat and when it rots the wart will go away.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub the wart with a potato and bury it under the eaves.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sell the wart for a penny.April 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Put pure gold ring over wart, fill it with baking soda and vinegar, when this hardens, the wart should fall off.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a piece of fat meat or potato over wart, throw is away and wart disappears.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Sell it to someone for a penny and throw the penny away and wart will go away.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a wart with a penny and whoever picks up the penny will get the wart.March 7 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub pin on wart. Throw outside. When pin rusts wart will leave.March 1979Human Body, Folk Mediciendiseases
Warts: Penny on it.March 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a piece of raw meat on the wart and bury it. The wart will disappear (I did it and it worked).July 18 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Steal a bean, bite it in two, rub it around and "bury" till it decay.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take a white onion, cut it in half and rub the wart and then put it together and bury it towards the morning sun where rainwater drops off the roof. If it rots, then warts will heal.March 7 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Tie knots in a string, then pow wow the string. One knot for each wart.February 1979Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub warts with urine.July 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub it with a penny and bury the penny under the rain spout.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
The cure for warts was to cut an onion in two, rub the wart and bury the onion close to the house under the eaves.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub it with a penny and carry the penny in your pocket.November 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Come from playing with toads. Remove them with castor oil. Rub raw potato on wart and bury under stone.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub it with a penny, then throw the penny away. The wart goes with the penny.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: Rub it with an onion cut in half, then run the pumpwater on it and wash it away.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Wart: Get up early and rub the morning dew on it.October 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toads caused warts.July 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts are caused by playing with toads. To remove them, tie a piece of lemon on them.July 1 1976Human Body,Folk Medicinediseases
When the moon is going back, cut an onion or potato in half, put salt on it and rub over the wart, then trhow it over the left shoulder and don't look where it fell. When onion or potato rots, the wart will disappear.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Caused by consuming too much sugar.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts come from handling toads.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut a potato in half, rub wart three times and bury potato.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts were caused by playing with toads.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub them with a potato then bury the potato under drain spout.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Come from touching toads.November 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
A dried bean was cut in half, rubbed over the wart, and buried under the drip of the of the roof.September 17 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a grain of potato over it and put that under a rain spout. When it rots your wart will be gone.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Sell them.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a coin over them.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts come from handling toads.November 23 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take a thin piece of paper-spit on it, fold it, bury it- when it has rotted, wart is gone. (true).January 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseaes
Warts: Caused by touching a frog.January 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Caused by toads.Janaury 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Dip them in stump water, or perhaps pow wow.January 27 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Tie silk thread around them and they'll drop off.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Caused by toad's urine.November 19 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts are caused by playing with toads. Pow Wow to remove them.May 15 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts were caused by playing with toad; urinating in the middle of the road.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Milkweed- bruise and apply.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Dip infected area in cooked mud with vinegar.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Come from touching frogs.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toad urine caused warts.July 7 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Caused by touching a frog.July 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub a potato on the wart and bury it and the wart will disappear.July 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts were caused by toads. It was believed that certain people could talk them off, or rub a penny on wart and throw away the penny.September 1 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub the wart with a raw potato, dishrag or bean leaf and bury in the ground. When it rots the wart is gone.June 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toads caused warts.June 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Cut the wart until it bleeds, take half a bean and rub on teh warts, bury the other half at a crossroads.December 3 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
You get warts from toads. Rub a penny on them and throw it away.March 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Say "Heile, Heile Hinklereck, Bis Moryia free iss allis weck" [Its something and then the hinkeldreck is checken dirt. Then by tomorrow it will be all gone]. (Tape 33 R, Oral Traditions Program).Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Grandpa pow wowed for warts. He'd just spit on his fingers and rubbed it over the warts and say something but he didn't tell what. I believe he did it three times and then the warts would go away. (Tape 33 R, Oral Traditions Program).Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Place a dirty dish rag under the doorstep.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Caused by frogs.October 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub with silver money or meat fryings, bury the dish cloth under a stone after rubbing warts.July 7 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Raw potato sliced and rubbed over it. Then buried potato or bean, green bean under rainspout.April 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub with penny and throw penny away. Rub with slice of potato, then bury potato.May 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Steal a dish rag- rub wart, wish it off- throw it away, forget it.January 17 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts were caused by handling toads.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: To remove them, steal your mother's dishcloth and hide it.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: To remove, say a prayer when full moon, repeating it three times, on three nights of full moon.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Caused by playing with a frog.October 11 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub an old dishrag over it and bury it under your front porch.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Removed by rubbing a penny over them.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Come from handling toads or touching anything unholy.December 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They used to pow wow for warts. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
They told me as a child, we would do it in school and say, "Gay whak, gay whak," and in English that's "go away, go away." The wart was just supposed, if you did that several times, the wart would just supposed to fall off. [Tape 150, Oral Traditions Program].Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Toads cause warts.October 6 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Tie a string around them.June 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Bought by another for a penny.December 10 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rubbed with a raw potato.December 10 1976Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Take a bacon rind and cut notches in it and bury it under the edge of the roof where water falls off; as it rots the warts leave.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Come from playing with toads.January 21 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Powwowing.July 1978Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Rub a potato on it.January 20 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Rub warts with raw potato and throw it away over your left shoulder.April 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Playing with toads caused warts.April 1977Human Body, Folk Medicinediseases
Warts: Removed b powwowing.January 10 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Playing with hop toads.January 10 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Caused by handling a toad.December 10 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Toads cause warts.October 19 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts were removed by burning them with acid.October 19 1976Human Body, Folk MdicineDiseases
Another thing, is to go out in the woods, where there's a hole in a tree, and wash it in the water there, and then walk away without lookin' back.December 22 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Take an ordinary chicken bone, a leg bone, and rub on it, and then bury it under the edge of the roof, where the water comes down.December 22 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Came from handling toads!October 6 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Bury the dishrag in a corner without letting your mother know!October 6 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Rubbing milk weed juice on it.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Removed by hiding your mother's dish cloth under a stone.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Playing with toads.March 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Rub and onion or penny on wart. Bury onion or penny beneath spouting of house.March 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Caused by touching a toad.February 17 1977Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Try for them or buy them; rub with a prickly pear.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Touching toads caused warts.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Hop toads cause wartsNovember 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Cut Potato - rubbed wart, then buried it to rot.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts are caused by toads or frogs.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Put a chalk mark on the oven door and chalk mark on the wart. When the chalk wears off the oven door, the wart is gone.November 30 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Sell them to someone.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Take a piece of twine, slip a knot over the wart, then bury the string under the eave of the house.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: They claimed run a chicken head while warm three times around them, bury in dreaps (eaves, drops) of the house.April 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Take an onion and cut it in half. Rub each part over the wart three times and plant the onion in the garden.Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
A potato was cut in three sections and each section was rubbed over the wart three times. Then the potato was planted in a damp spot.Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
On the night of a full moon, you face the moon and say " what I see I an to have, what, what I rub take away." In German. When you rub the wart it will go away because you have given the wart to some dying plant. When the plant dies the wart will leave your hand.Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: By reading a certain verse of scripture, it would leave.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Heat a needle and stick in the center of the wart.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Her mother-in-law could cure the warts by knotting a cord of string; and the cord, after being knotted would be buried secretly by her mother-in-law near an oak tree down by the stream.1964Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts were causes by peeing {XXX started to write pissing, then corrected} in the alley.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Rub garlic on them.September 21 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Rub the wart with a grain of corn, then bury the corn --and the wart will leave.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts were caused by handling frogs (warty).November 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
a man would silently say a few words and run a straight pin over the wart then give it to the person to throw away where they would never see it again.December 20 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Toads wet on them.December 20 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Caused by frogs. Caused by toads.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Tie silk string around. Cut potatoe in half, rub wart, then bury potato.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Rub a carrot on wart, then put behind stove to dry: wart would dry, too.June 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Scape wart with wheat stemp cut at joint, bury at side of barn where rain dripped.27912Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Tie each one with fine thread, tier [one tying] saying secret Bible phrase-- passed on only to son from Mother, or daughter from Father.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: Rub a penny, then discard penny.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Troubled with warts, rub the wart with a driend bean, throw the bean away and the wart will leave.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Rub the wart with a stone and throw it away and don't look where you throw.March 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
If you play with toads you get warts.February 1979Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
You get warts if a frog spits on you.April 1980Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts are caused by touching a toad.October 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts are caused by a toad. To remove them, dip an old fashion wooden match in water and rub the sulphur on the wart 2 or 3 times a day until wart is gone.April 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
If you play with a toad, you'll get warts.Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
If you play with frogs, you will have warts on your hands.Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts are caused by toad tinkle.April 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts are caused by touching toads.May 1976Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
They say that if a toad pees on you, it'll make you get warts.May 22 1963Human Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
If you touch the toadstools that grow on trees, you'll get wartsHuman Body, Folk MedicineDiseases
Warts: 1.Tie a black string of thread around them. 2. Rub a copper penny on them and give it to someone else. 3.Rub it with a raw potato, put under roof drops till it dries up.April 1976SuperstitionBody
Wart tie off. Use a silk thread and then draw it as tight as you can draw it. "I had one taken off my back that way."1924SuperstitionBody
Warts: massage with castor oil.August 10 1976SuperstitionBody
Warts: Rub with castor oil.March 1976SuperstitionBody
Take a potato, cut it in half, rub the wart in the dark of the moon, bury the potato.October 1976SuperstitionBody
Carol Ann rubbed a potato on a wart on Cal's fingers and buried half of it under the rain spout, and it came up, so he's still got the wart.August 26 1964SuperstitionBody
Rub a raw potato over the wart while looking at new moon say; "What I am looking at, increase; what I am rubbing at, decrease," then throw it back over your shoulder. When the potato shrivels up or rots up, the wart is gone. If the potato ges covered up and grows, the wart keeps growing. "Dad took a wart the size of a pigeon egg off a horse this way."May 10 1963SuperstitionBody
Warts: Wash hands often with castle (castile?) soap, dry well, and apply iodine. Will dry up and drop off.January 1976SuperstitionBody
"They used to use stump water for warts"May 10 1963SuperstitionBody
My mother used to take away warts (She licked her finger three times each time rubbing it on her arm).And they'd go away. She said something while she was doing it, but she never told me what it was. She couldn't tell a woman. I guess she'd have told a man, but none ever asked her.April 1 1969SuperstitionBody
Spit finger and rub on wart while looking at moon, what I rub decrease, what I look at increase.June 6 1969SuperstitionBody
Clarence F. Serbert of Elizabethtown, PA, removed a wart by spitting on it andSuperstitionBody
Another method of a similar character is as follows: Rub the warts with the fingers ofSuperstitionBody
To remove warts or scars the person so affected must look at the moon and repeatSuperstitionBody
They drew snake by head and tail nine times across the wen, And as they drew it backSuperstitionBody
Another was the dead-stroke cure. the surest cure of all. To stroke the wen across theSuperstitionBody
Although a wen was troublesome, it never caused much harm. For speedily they curedSuperstitionsBody
To remove a wen a person must strike it a severe blow with a small Bible. It isSuperstitionBody
One should not go where pigs are when you have a whitlowSuperstitionBody
Whooping cough is prevented by putting an asafetide bag around your neckSuperstitionBody
Skunk fat- fry it for whooping cough and give a spoonful30585SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Goose grease on chest and red flannel wrapped around throat.April 1982SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Putting a wooly worm in a rack and wear it around the neck.April 1982SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Vicks vapor rub.April 1982SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Horseradish; Brown sugar mixture.March 1982SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Epicac.SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Cooked onion poultice on chest.March 1982Superstitionbody
Whooping cough: Plaster on chest.March 1982SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Tie a stocking around the neck.February 1982SuperstitionBody
Cut hair off the child you don't want to get whooping cough - put it on bread and feed to a dog.July 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough - coal oil and sugar.April 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Place the affected person under a stalk from a live briar bush.April 24 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Burned creosote.April 6 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Hot lard and medicated turpentine rubbed on chest, cover with piece of red flannel.April 1980SuperstitionsBody
Whooping cough: Garlic in shoes.March 28 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Licorice boiled in water and drunk.March 28 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Drink mare's milk.April 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Take a person that has it into the mines.April 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Drinking tea made from ivy leaves from a cup made of ivy wood.April 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Hot milk with butter.April 5 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Tie a piece of herb in a cloth around your neck.April 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Sew a live fuzzy caterpillar into a cloth sack and wear it around your neck.April 1980SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Brown sugar and vinegar cooked.March 1980superstitionBody
Pull child through a briar growing at each end in the ground, to keep from getting whooping cough.February 1979SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: They used to put cat shit in a bag and hang it around your neck.January 13 1980SuperstitionBody
Skunk oil - whooping cough.January 13 1980SuperstitionBody
Boil chestnut leaves in water, drain, add honey and drink.28976SuperstitionBody
Take a half cup of brown sugar, the juice of three lemons, two egg whites, and one28976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Make a poultice of fried onions in lard and put on chest warm.April 1979SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Pole cat fat.November 22 1979SupertitionBody
Whooping cough: Mare's milk.February 3 1979SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Uncle Josie always used to tell us kids you take chicken shit and make tea, just to see what we'd say.February 3 1979SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Skunk fat (Horny's boy Edgar) render white fat out of skunk, give tablespoon full.February 3 1979SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Kerosene and sugar.September 21 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Syrup made of chestnut leaves and sugar.August 10 1976SuperstitionsBody
Whooping cough: Glycerine.September 1 1976SuperstitionsBody
Whooping cough: Clover Blossom tea (red).April 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Drink root beer.May 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Swallow a hair from a dog.July 1977SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Skunk oil.November 9 1977SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Castor oil and molasses.January 21 1977SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Take patient inside a mine or cave.March 1977SuperstitionBody
You won't give a hoop if you take a mixture of flax seed and honey. That's for the whooping cough.March 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Put a boiling kettle of water in the room with a ffew drops of turpentine in.October 11 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Lard, kerosene and brown sugar internally, peroxide swabbing in throat.October 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Peach brandy.December 1976SuperstitionBody
A woman who has not changed her name in marriage can cure whooping cough bySuperstitionBody
For whooping cough, bore a hole in a door opening east, put a lock of the afflictedSuperstitionBody
Cut three bunches of hair from the crown of the head of a child who has never seen itsSuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Drink out of a blue bottle three times a day.October 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: If a woman who neveer saw her father gave the child something to eat the cough.September 17 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Stood person against door, drilled hole in doors. Cut lock of hair and put in hole & plugged shut.March 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Make a tea from chestnut leaves.March 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: Mixture of flax seed & honey - put raw egg in cup, put cider vinegar on for 24 hrs, put brown sugar in it. March 1976SuperstitionBody
Whooping cough: They claimed wear a string of Job tears around there neck they would not have to cough so bad.27851superstitionBody
Whooping cough: Sit child on floor, while coughing so they do not rupture themselves.January 1976SuperstitionBody
To cure a child of worms, one must place a few cloves of garlic in his shoe, and he must wear it all day.April 1984SuperstitionBirth
Worms: Another remedy is to crush egg shells into a powder and add a mixture of milk and butter. It is thought that the sharp particles of the egg shells will cut the worm into pieces.April 1984SuperstitionBirth
One cure for worms is to hold a glass of warm milk under the victim's nose so they smell the vapors. It is said that the worms will follow the smell of food, and move out of the victim's nostrils.April 1984SuperstitionBirth
Worms: Take a shot of brandy on an empty stomachMarch 1976SuperstitionBody
Dried vegetables were believed to give people worms and these caused people to vomit. A mixture of sulphur and molasses was used to cure this.April 1981SuperstitionBirth
Worms: Make tea of pumpkin seeds.April 1976SuperstitionBody
A few drops of turpentine in a spoonful of sugar for worms, in children.March 1976SuperstitionBirth
If you eat sugar, you will get worms.August 1964SuperstitionBirth
Worms: Tea from crushed roots of worm grass.March 1976SuperstitionBody
Put spiderwebs on a wound for healing (yuk!)April 1980SuperstitionBody
Never use forefinger on wounds, its poisonous.October 9 1979SuperstitionBody
Treatment for wound: pour turpentine on and bandage.March 1976SuperstitionBody
People usually go haywire at the new moon.March 1982SuperstitionBody
Mood changer with new moon.arch 1982SuperstitionsBody
At full moon, people go insane and turn into werewolfs.April 1980SuperstitionBody
New moon - more crazy than normal.April 1980SuperstitionBody ailments
Changes in personality depend on the moon.April 1980SuperstitionBody
A person's mind seems to be affected by the change in the moon.November 15 1978SuperstitionBody
You know what they say about a person that asks questions and answer them. [crazy].September 29 1979SuperstitionBody
People go nuts on the night of new moon.December 1976SuperstitionBody
At full moon, criminals become more active, quarrels break out, more accidents occur, emotional people and even animals become restless, change in the personality of people.May 1979SuperstitionBody
New moon makes people crazy.superstitionbody
People go crazy, hallucinating at the new moon.February 1979SuperstitionBody
If you sleep with the moon shining in your face, they say you will go crazy.SuperstitionBody
It is bad luck to have the moon shine on you while you are in bed.April 1982superstitionBody
People go crazy at new moon.April 5 1980SupestitionBody
Lunatics become more active at new moon.April 1980SuperstitionBody
If the new moon shines through a window on you at night, you will go crazy.April 26 1979SuperstitionBody
People go wacky at full moon.April 1979SuperstitionBody
If you piss inside a girl during intercourse, she will go crazy.1954SuperstitionBody
During the new moon the mental stability is upset.October 1976SuperstitionBody
Two people meeting another. They walk on opposite sides when passing the oncoming person. It means a split personality, for the single person.October 12 1979superstitionbody
If you had to have something sewed while you are wearing the garment you had to bite something to assure the fact that your brains were not sewn.July 18 1978superstitionbody
Wear a hat or your brains will evaporate.July 18 1978superstitionbody
Bite on a piece of thread when someone sewed an item on you, to keep brain functioning.July 19 1978superstitionbody
When you sew something you are wearing - put thread in your mouth so you do not sew or damage your brains.July 18 1978superstitionbody
If you sew any garments while you are wearing it, you'll be very forgetful.October 1978superstitionsbody
To prevent homesickness - look up the fire-place chimney - it probably looked just like the one in the old home.April 1980superstitionbody
Tie salt in petticoat to prevent homesickness.March 1982
To prevent homesickness take an object from home with you.April 1982superstitionbody
To cure homesickness, open a hem on a garment and put in bread crumb and sew it in.March 1982superstitionbody
To cure homesickness - go back to visit old house.April 1982superstitionsbody
To prevent homesickness, keep the person busy doing all the work.superstitionbody
Homesickness - go back home and return again.April 1980superstitionBody
If someone is going away rom home, sew salt in the hem of one of her or his garments to prevent homesickness.September 17 1976SuperstitionBody
Keep the person busy so they don't get homesick.SuperstitionBody
To prevent homesickness, take stone from yard along.March 1980SuperstitionBody
When you move, if someone puts the dirt from you old home in a box of your things which you don't know about until you unpack, you won't get homesick.February 1979superstitionbody
Put near a warm place to raise as it was too cold.January 1976superstitionfolk-beliefs
When the bread won't rise, put it in a warm spot.April 1976superstitionfolk-beliefs
When the bread won't rise, put it close to heat.April 1976superstitionfolk-beliefs
They would never bake on Good Friday either; they would sorta keep Good Friday sacred. [Tape 98 R, Oral Traditions Program].April 13 1976superstitionfolk-beliefs
You shouldn't bake bread on a Wednesday.March 1980superstitionfolk-belief
If a woman baked bread on Good Friday, things would be no good for that year.April 1979superstitionfolk-beliefs
Good Friday: Don't dig in ground, bake, sweep. don't do anything between 12-3.March 12 1979superstitionfolk-beliefs
If bread wont's rise, put it in a warmer place.January 27 1977Superstitionfolk-beliefs
Whatever baked while pregnant won't come out well.January 20 1984superstitionfolk-beliefs
If bread won't rise, wrap it in a warmed blanket.May 1976Superstitionfolk-beliefs
Bread won't rise if someone has let cold air hit the dough.June 1976superstitionbeliefs
When the bread won't rise, put it where it's warmer.March 1976Superstitionfolk-beliefs
When bread won't rise, it's bewitched: go to local pow wower.March 1976superstitionfolk-beliefs
When the bread wo't rise, keep in a warm place out of drafts.May 1976Superstitionfolk-beliefs
When bread won't rise, use new yeast. Old was worn out.March 1976superstitionfolk-beliefs
Putting a loaf of bread upside down on the table was a sign of bad luck.January 20 1977superstitionfolk-belief
My mother's blind cousin who lived with us, told us children never turn a loaf of bread upside down, it makes the angels cry.October 1978Superstitionfolk-beliefs
Don't lay bread on the rounded part, it will make the angels weep.October 1976superstitionfolk-beliefs
If your yeast dies you can make new with potatoes, or buy some for, like two cents. If you don't pay for it, it won't grow.March 16 1983superstitionfolk-beliefs
Don't bake on Good Friday.May 1979superstitionfolk-beliefs
It is bad luck to stir something in one direction and suddenly change it.April 1982superstitionfolk-beliefs
Don't slam the door, your cake will fall.April 1980superstitionfolk-beliefs
When you count thirteen broken bubble, in a pancake, it's ready to turn.September 1967superstitionfolk-beliefs
I used to renew my yeast with hops. But its never as good the first time as the second.May 26 1963superstitionfolk-beliefs
Always make you apple butter in a copper kittle so it won't stick.superstitionfolk-beliefs
Pennies are put in apple butter to keep it from sticking.April 1983superstitionfolk-beliefs
Apple butter paddlers should be made of cherry, so the wood doesn't impart a taste to apple butter.April 1983superstitionfolk-beliefs
Marbles in jelly keep if from sticking, while cooking.April 27 1963superstitionfolk-beliefs
To keep applebutter from boiling over, throw some lard in it.June 1964superstitionfolk-beliefs
Daddy had Sauerkraut one place where it had been warmed up 15 times. The more times you warm it up, the better it is. The place was John Beatties home before he was married.May 12 1963superstitionsfolk-beliefs
Make your sauerkraut when the sign is up to keep the broth up over the cabbage.February 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
The first day of July wet or dry, is the time for pickling cukes (cucumbers).February 17 1977superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Residents of a trailer park near Shippensburg. One woman wouldn't can tomatoes during her period; she thought chemicals came out of the hands at that time to cause the tomatoes to spoil. So farious tralers had baskets of tomatoes setting outside waiting.October 10 1975superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat parsley after eating food prepared with garlic.September 21 1976Superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Girls would pick poke berries to make ink. Had to keep her head bowed while picking and squeezing berries or it would be bad luck.March 1982superstitionsdomestic pursuits
You can make ink out of the outside hills of walnuts. She said the Indians used to do it.before 1962superstitionsdomestic pursuits
They used to make ink out of pokeberries. The Indians usd to make ink out of walnut hulls.April 27 1963superstitionsdomestic pursuits
The last one out of bed on fastnacht day got to eat the first donut.April 1983superstitionsdomestic pursuits
To keep beer/foam from running over the edge, stick your finger down the inside edge of the glass.July 1978superstitionsdomestic pursuits
They used to make coffee out of wheat and chicory.April 27 1963superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Horseradich root only in oysters are good only in months with R.April 13 1980superstitionsdomestic pursuits
A snapping turtle has 7 different kinds of meat in it.October 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
In the old days out West the first serving from a bottle of whiskey was spilled on the floor for good luck.January 20 1977superstitionsdomestic pursuits
If you swallow watermelon seeds, you will have watermelon growing out your hiney.superstitiondomestic pursuit
On New Year's day, wish people good luck; eat a traditional, special meal.Feburary 1979superstition
Be sure to have bread in the house on New Year's Day.January 17 1977superstitionsdomestic pursuits
House clean on New Year's Day.March 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
You have to have everything out if your refrigerator on New Year's Eve if you want good luck.December 29 1968superstitionsdomestic pursuits
On New Year's Day: Eat pork and sauerkraut - Black Eyed peas.March 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Do not eat chicken on New Year's day, you will not be lucky that year.May 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
For good luck, on New Year's Day, they ate hoppin-John.October 1976superstitiondomestic pursuit
On New Year's day I eat black eye peas and pigs feet just out of tradition. [Taped interview].April 1982superstitiondomestic pursuit
On New Year's Day, never eat anything that scratches the dirt backwards (poultry). It's bad luck. Pigs root ahead- good luck.April 1982superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat blackeye peas and greens on New Year's day for money throughout the year.October 12 1979superstitiondomestic pursuits
On New Year's day, eat sauerkraut and pork, black eyed peas.April 1979superstitiondomestic pursuit
Cook saurkraut on New Year's day for good luck.March 1976superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day to bring good luck.March 1976superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Black-eyed peas are eaten on New Years for good luck.July 1964superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Always ate pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.March 1976superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Germans or PA Dutch eat sauerkraut and pork on New Year's Day for good luck.March 1976superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat corn bread on New Year's Day for good luck.August 10 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut or cabbage on New Year's Day.February 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
People eat pork and sauerkraut for luck on New Year's Day.April 1980Superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat herring on New Year's Day for luck.December 1976superstitiondomestic pursuit
On New Year's Day, eat pickled eggs and black-eyed peas.March 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck.June 1977superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Pork is the traditional meal for New Year's day, rather than poultry. Poultry scratches the ground backward. Pork push it forwardJanuary 1 1982superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck.April 1977superstitiondomestic pursuits
Don't eat fowl on New Years or things will go backwards like the animal is always scratching in that direction. Eat pork for progress during the year.April 1979superstitiondomestic pursuits
You were to eat sauerkraut at midnight on Dec 31 to insure good luck and wealth all year.March 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
On New Year's day, you should roll a cabbage into the house for good luck.April 26 1979superstitiondomestic pursuits
They had sauerkraut for dinner on New Year's day for good luck.November 15 1978superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck. Take something to someone.May 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
They ate sauerkraut and pork on New Year's day for good luck.January 10 1977superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut and pork on New Year's day.April 30 1980superstitionsdomestic pursuits
People in Cumberland county eat sauerkraut on New Year's day and ham on Easter.superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut and pork on New York's day for good luck/don't eat chicken. Hope that first person to call on New Year's Day was a blonde.June 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
They ate pork and sauerkraut for good luck on New Year's day.March 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
Have pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day to bring good luck.April 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.June 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
Sauerkraut was always had on New Years day to bring good luck for the coming year.March 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
Ate pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day.April 4 1979superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day.May 1979superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck.October 19 1976superstitiondomestic pursuit
We always had pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day, but I never knew it had anything to do with luck. [Taped interview].April 1982superstitiondomestic pursuit
Have sauerkraut on New Year's day for luck all year.April 1982superstition,domestic pursuit
Eat sauerkraut on Jan 1.April 1982
New Year's Day, good luck with sauerkrautMarch 1982superstitiondomestic pursuit
Eat sauerkraut for good luck on New Year's Day.February 1982superstitiondomestic pursuits
Pork and sauerkraut for good luck. [ Taped interview].April 1982superstitiondomestic pursuit
It's bad luck to go out a different door.November 27 1981superstitiondomestic pursuits
Having sauerkraut on New Year's Day for dinner, is good luck through the year.November 27 1981superstitiondomestic pursuits
You eat pork and sauerkraut at New Years for good luck or a good year.April 1982Superstitionsdomestic pursuits
New Year's Day, sauerkraut for good luck.March 1982superstitionsauerkraut
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.April 1982superstitiondomestic pursuits
Have pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.March 1980superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eating sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.April 3 1980superstitiondomestic pursuits
We eat sauerkraut on the first day of January for health and good luck.April 1980superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for luck.April 1980superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck.January 30 1980superstitionsauerkraut
39. If you eat sauerkraut and pork for new years for good luck in the year.February 1979superstitionsauerkraut
You eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck throughout the year.February 1979superstitionsauerkraut
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.March 1977superstitionssauerkraut
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.December 10 1976superstitionssauerkraut
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day to bring good luck.May 15 1976supersitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.November 15 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
They ate pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.November 23 1976superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.January 1 1977superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.December 1976superstitionsdomestic pursuits
They made pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day.December 1976Superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.July 1 1976superstitiondomestic pursuits
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.April 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Dinner of pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day.April 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat pork on New Year's Day. Never eat anything that scratches backwards with their hoofs.superstitionsdomestic pursuits
New Year's Day was the day for eating sauerkraut and making a wish.April 1980superstitiondomestic pursuits
On New Year's Day, make sure house is clean and have pork and sauerkraut brings you good luck.April 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut for good luck on New Year's Day.February 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day.March 1979superstitionsdomestic pursuits
If you plant on Ascension Day lightning will strike you.28915SuperstitionsPlants
Ascension Day is a good day to work in the ground.23153SuperstitionsPlants
Dust in March is worth its weight in gold.MarchSuperstitionsPlants
Spider webs on the grass mean good crops.28915SuperstitionsPlants
If corn sprouts out of the ground within a week after being planted, one can expectSuperstitionsPlants
Carrying a shovel into the house meant a bad crop year would hit your farm.29308SuperstitionsPlants
Don't ever say "thank you" for living things or they won't continue to live.27851SuperstitionsPlants
Never thank a person for a gift of a plant or it will die.29250SuperstitionsPlants
I'm not gonna thank you for it. They say if you thank somebody for a flower it won't28067SuperstitionsPlants
Seeds will grow better in ground different from where they grow.28946SuperstitionsPlants
You're supposed to stop cutting asparagus when the peas are ready to pick.26465SuperstitionsPlants
Since beans grow above ground, plant in the light of the moon.29403SuperstitionsPlants
Beans - planted every other year, rotated.28095SuperstitionsPlants
When apple is in bloom, frosty days are over. Plant corn, beans, etc.28145SuperstitionsPlants
Plant beans in the up sign and they'll go up the poles.23143SuperstitionsPlants
Beans, corn, cucumbers - plant in new moon.28004SuperstitionsPlants
Beans - plant in the light of the moon.27912SuperstitionsPlants
Beans - plant when moon is on increase.28135SuperstitionsPlants
When you want to put up a fence or plant beans, there are up signs and down signs.SuperstitionsPlants
When the horns of the moon were upward they (beans) will climb the poles easily.28034SuperstitionsPlants
Plant pole beans in the up sign so they will climb the poles. Plant in the down signs28020SuperstitionsPlants
Pole beans should be planted in increase of moon, so the vines will climb up the p29312SuperstitionsPlants
Beans - up sign of the moon, probably new moon.28185SuperstitionsPlants
Pole beans in the up sign of the moon.27820SuperstitionsPlants
Plant pole beans in the up sign and on or before June 17th to avoid beetles.27760SuperstitionsPlants
Beans - decrease of moon, October, June.28034SuperstitionsPlants
Plant pole beans in the moon sign (last quarter) and the beans will climb.November 1976SuperstitionsPlants
Sow peas and beans in the wane of the moon, who soweth them sooner, he soweth t27982SuperstitionsPlants
Plant beans and corn in May.28809SuperstitionsPlants
If you want a lot of beans, plant them in the sign of the twins.SuperstitionsPlants
Beans - sign of the twins.28079SuperstitionsPlants
Tomorrow (sign of the crab) is a good day to start beans, so that almanac says.23866SuperstitionsPlants
Don't plant your beans in the posey woman or you will get a lot of blooms and fewFeb-79SuperstitionsPlants
Beets, in the dark of the moon.27912SuperstitionsPlants
When the signs in the head (Aries, the Ram) it's a good time to plant cabbage.23861SuperstitionsPlants
Sign of the ram is a good sign for planting things with heads - cabbage, etc. The sig23151SuperstitionsPlants
Was setting cabbage plants today, in the sign of the ram, i.e. head.25364SuperstitionsPlants
Plant cabbage seed on St. Patrick's Day.26739SuperstitionsPlants
St. Patrick's Day (17th March) was cabbage planting day in the Dutch country.MarchSuperstitionsPlants
We used to dig a hole and put straw in it and put a layer of cabbage in it. Then we'23162SuperstitionsPlants
Cabbage - plant during full moon.27820SuperstitionsPlants
Carrots - in the dark of the moon.27912SuperstitionsPlants
If the farmer walks into his corn field and the corn is knee high by the Fourth of Jul30042SuperstitionsPlants
Corn - plant in the light of the moon.29403SuperstitionsPlants
When the oak leaves are as big as a squirrel's, it's time to plant corn.28609SuperstitionsPlants
Hickory buds big as squirrel ears time to plant corn.28613SuperstitionsPlants
Plant 5 grains of corn in a hill: one for blackbird, one for the crow, two for the cut28672SuperstitionsPlants
Corn - up sign of the moon, probably new moon.28185SuperstitionsPlants
Corn - in the light of the moon.27912SuperstitionsPlants
Corn - plant during the waxing of the moon.28034SuperstitionsPlants
Plant corn and potatoes when the horns of the moon pointed up.27895SuperstitionsPlants
Plant corn when the half moon is turned up in the almanac.27851SuperstitionsPlants
Plant corn in the increase of the moon.27820SuperstitionsPlants
Corn - decrease of moon, dark of moon.28034SuperstitionsPlants
Corn - in Cancer sign27912SuperstitionsPlants
The scorpion is a good sign to plant corn.23166SuperstitionsPlants
Always plant corn on the 8th of May.28764SuperstitionsPlants
Plant corn on May 10.20-Dec-76SuperstitionsPlants
Don't plant corn after the longest day.23150SuperstitionsPlants
Plant corn when the first bumble bees come.28173SuperstitionsPlants
Plant corn when white oak leaves are size of squirrel's ear.27982SuperstitionsPlants
Plant corn when oak leaves are big as a squirrel's ears.27912SuperstitionsPlants
Buckeye carried in right-hand pants pocket will cure pains in the legs(date collected) 11/12/1964Supersitions (BROWN)Body Folk Medicine
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's.April 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
You eat sauerkraut every New Year's Day.March 1979HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Always had roast pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.November 1976HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat sauerkraut before noon on New Year's Day for good luck.November 15 1976HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Ate pork and sour-kraut on New Year's Day for good luck.October 1976HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food
The old folks made sour kraut for dinner on New Year's Day for good luck.November 1978HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's for good luck.April 1979HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat pork and sour krout on New Year's for good luck.February 1979HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food
On New Year's Day, eat sauer kraut and pork.October 1978HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
Most people cook kraut on New Year's Day for good luck. They don't know any better.January 20 1977HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITSAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
They ate pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.October 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Have pork and sauer kraut for dinner on New Year's Day for good luck.October 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
They ate sauer kraut and pork on New Year's Day for good luck.September 17 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
Cook sour kraut (Dutch) for good luck on New Year's Day.October 11 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat pork & sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.September 21 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
New Year's Day- Dinner of sauerkraut and pork.November 30 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Some would just as soon have a black cat cross their path, also walk under a ladderSeptember 27, 1979 (1934)Home, Domestic Pursuits; Travel CommunicationAbundance and Scarcity of Food; Lamps, Lights, Candles, Matches;
Eat pork on New Year's Day.March 1 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
It's good luck to eat hot crossed buns or bread baked on Good Friday.April 26 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.January 27 1977Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Have good luck all year if you eat pork and sauerkraut on N. Y. Day.November 30 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat sour kraut and pork on New Year's Day for good luck.March 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Always bake doughnuts (fastnachts) on fastnacht day (Shrove Tuesday).Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Serve sauerkraut and pork on New Year's Day for good luck.March 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat sauerkraut and fresh pork on New Year's Day for good luck.January 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat pork & saurkraut on New Year's Day to bring good luck.July 1 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.July 1980Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's for good luck.March 12 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and scarcity of Food
Eat pork and sour kraut on New Year's Day for good luck.November 1978Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day.April 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's.May 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
On new Year's Day the Chinese spread honey on lips of their picture of the household god.October 6 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Ascension Day was a day of bread and wine.September 1 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
On New Year's Day sprinkle sugar on kitchen window sill.October 6 1976Home, Domestic Pursuitssee archivist note
Don't eat meat on Good Friday. Not supposed to be out between hours of 1 and 3.Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat pork and sauer kraut and smoked herring on New Year's Day for good luck.September 1 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
On New Year's Day, they ate smoked herring.November 30 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
The old folks ate ham on New Year's Day to bring good luck.March 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
On Ascension Day, eat Blessed Apples.September 21 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat herring fish on New Year's Day for good luck.October 19 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
The fat used in frying fasnachts is thought to have magic power.April 1980Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
The last one out of bed on Fasnacht Day is called either a "lazy fasnacht" or "old cluck" and gets only one fasnacht for breakfast.April 1980Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Eat donuts on donut day to bring good luck.February 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
On Easter we eat a spinach pie (torta). It's the only time we ever eat it. I don't know why. (Spinach, bread, and wine).April 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
Eat ham at Easter; it's a tradition.April 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food.
Last Friday of a month-- fish day.March 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
On New Year's day-- eat a pudding with a coin in it. Whoever gets the coin will have good luck.April 26 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Goose Day- Eat goose on Sept. 29-30 for luck rest of year. This is customary now in Mifflin Co., and some surrounding counties.July 1 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Stirring coffee with a knife or fork- bad luck.April 1982home, Domestic PursuitsAbundance and Scarcity of Food
Bad luck to whistle (or sing) at the table.March 7 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
If you sing at the table, you're gonna be disappointed.May 10 1963Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Don't sing at the table.January 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Singing at the table brings bad luck.July 1 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Singing at table- plain man praying.March 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Singing at the table- disappointment.March 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Singing at the table- sign of disappointment.March 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
If you whistle at the table, you're gonna be disappointed.Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
You should not whistle or sing while at the table or you are not grateful to God for the food and may get bad luck.March 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Whistling at the table- bad things would happen.April 18 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
You weren't supposed to whistle at the table; reason why unknown.March 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Bad luck to whistle at the table.February 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
You shouldn't sing before breakfast.Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
We were told when children by my father that singing before breakfast was bad luck.July 18 1978Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Singing before breakfast is a sure sign of sorrow before nightfall.April 2 1980Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Sing before breakfast, cry before night.June 1964Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Sing before you eat, cry before you sleep.April 1980Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Sing before you eat, you'll cry before you sleep.April 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
If you sing before you eat, you'll cry before you sleep.April 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Don't sing at the table - or you will cry before the day is over.February 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Sing before you eat, cry before you sleep.July 1 1976Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
When singing at the table; singing comes to crying.April 1982Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Whistling at the table - bad luck.April 26 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Whistling at the table is disrespectful.October 12 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Don't sing before breakfast or you'll shed tears before night.April 1980Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
Sing before breakfast you'll cry before supper.April 1979Home, Domestic PursuitsEating
A cure for baldness … is said to be made from a solution of peach seeds boiled in vinegar. This is to be applied to the scalp.April 1984
Lice: Did your mother use kerosene for head lice or green oil?March 1976
Pick nine pebbles from stream without disturbing water. Heat red hot and put in 11940 notebook- at historic museumSuperstitionBody
Sing before breakfast, you'll cry before supper.May 10 1963
Whistle before breakfast, cry before night.December 10 1976
If you whistle at the table, you'll cry before dark.October 1979
Don't whistle before breakfast- bad luck.March 1979
If you whistle in the morning, you cry at night.March 1979
If you whistle in the morning, you'll cry at night.October 19 1976
It's bad luck to sneeze at the table.April 1982
It's bad luck to have something fall out of the refrigerator when you open it.April 1982
You will have good luck if you drop silverware on the floor.April 1982
When they dropped an object, it meant bad luck.October 6 1976
Bad luck to put silverware upside down at the table.March 1979
If a teaspoon is dropped it signifies there will be a disappointment.April 1979
A dropped spoon meant disappointment.November 19 1976
If you drop a spoon, you'll have a disappointment.July 1964
Dropped spoon- disappointment.March 1976
A dropped spoon means a disappointment unless someone else picks it up for you.April 1976
Signs of bad luck: spilling salt; breaking a mirror (7 yr.); walking under a ladder.April 1976
Bad luck: raising an umbrella in the house; walking under a ladder; spilling salt.July 7 1976
Spilling salt was bad luck (hard to get so expensive, but not 10 cents a spoon as in Africa today).October 6 1976
It's bad luck to spill salt.April 1982
Bad luck if you spill salt.March 1979
Spilled salt means you'll: have a fight with someone or bad luck. Threw some (pinch) over left shoulder to eliminate trouble.April 1976
Bad luck to spill salt.
Spilled salt- bad luck.March 1976
If you spill salt, throw it over your shoulder.February 1979
If you spill salt, throw it over your shoulder.April 1980
Throw pinch of spilled salt over one shoulder.April 1980
I've heard of throwing salt over your shoulder for luck.April 19 1980
Spilling salt is bad luck. Toss a pinch over your shoulder.July 7 1976
Spill salt - pour some over your left shoulder to keep from getting bad luck.February 1979
Throw spilled salt over your left shoulder.April 1980
Throw spilled salt over left shoulder for good luck.April 1 1980
If you spill salt, throw some over your left shoulder.April 1980
Throw spilled salt over your left shoulder.April 1980
Throw spilled salt over your left shoulder.April 1980
If you spill salt, toss it over left shoulder.April 1980
Throw some of the spilled salt over your left shoulder.April 24 1980
If you spill salt, throw it over your left shoulder.April 1980
If you spill salt, throw some over left shoulder.March 1 1980
If you spill salt always throw some over your left shoulder to prevent bad luck.
If you spill salt, throw over your left shoulder.April 1980
Throw spilled salt over left shoulder.March 1980
Throw spilled salt over your left shoulder.May 1980
If you spill salt it's bad luck unless you can pick some of it up and toss it over your left shoulder.October 1978
Spill salt- take some, toss over left shoulder to ward away bad luck.January 17 1977
It's bad luck to spill salt, burn some salt. Throw some over left shoulder.May 1976
It's bad luck to spill salt. Drop a pinch of salt over the left shoulder.June 1976
When you spill salt throw it over your shoulder to make it good; don't believe.April 1982
Throw a pinch of the spilled salt over your left shoulder to prevent bad luck.March 1982
If you spill salt, throw it over your shoulder.April 1982
If you spill salt, toss it over your shoulder to prevent bad luck.April 1982
If you spill salt, throw some over your left shoulder.April 1982
Throw salt over your shoulder.March 1982
Throw [spilled] salt over right shoulder to prevent bad luck.March 1982
If salt is spilled, throw some over your left shoulder.March 1982
If you spill salt, throw some over left shoulder.November 27 1981
Throw spilled salt over left shoulder.April 1982
Spill salt- throw over left shoulder.April 1982
If you spilled salt- bad luck. Throw over left shoulder.March 1982
If you spill salt, throw it over your shoulder to prevent bad luck.April 1982
To spill salt is very ill-omened. It must not be scraped up, but a little should be thrown 3 times over the left shoulder to prevent misfortune.April 2 1980
If you spilled salt, throw some over your shoulder.March 1982
Throw salt over left shoulder to prevent ill happening.July 19 1978
Spilled salt means bad luck or going to have a fight. Throw salt over your left shoulder.June 1976
Spilling salt is bad luck. Take another bit of salt and throw over shoulder to counter bad luck.March 1976
It's bad luck to spill salt. Throw some over your shoulder.March 1976
Bad luck to spill salt. Pick up a pinch of what was spilled and toss it over the left shoulder.June 1976
Don't spill the salt. If you do, throw some over your left shoulder. April 1983
It's bad luck to spill salt. Throw salt over your left shoulder.March 1976
[Spilled Salt] Pick up what you spilt and throw over your left shoulder for luck.January 1976
If you spill salt, throw some over left shoulder.February 29 1980
If you spill salt, thow some over your left shoulder to prevent bad luck.February 28 1980
If you spill salt it's bad luck unless you can pick some of it up and toss it over your left shoulder.October 1978
Spill salt- take some, toss over left shoulder to ward away bad luck.January 17 1977
It's bad luck to spill salt, burn some salt. Throw some over left shoulder.May 1976
It's bad luck to spill salt. Drop a pinch of salt over the left shoulder.June 1976
When you spill salt throw it over your shoulder to make it good; don't believe.April 1982
Throw a pinch of the spilled salt over your left shoulder to prevent bad luck.March 1982
If you spill salt, throw it over your shoulder.April 1982
If you spill salt, toss it over your shoulder to prevent bad luck.April 1982
If you spill salt, throw some over your left shoulder.April 1982
Throw salt over your shoulder.March 1982
Throw [spilled] salt over right shoulder to prevent bad luck.March 1982
If salt is spilled, throw some over your left shoulder.March 1982
If you spill salt, throw some over left shoulder.November 27 1981
Throw spilled salt over left shoulder.April 1982
Spill salt- throw over left shoulder.April 1982
If you spilled salt- bad luck. Throw over left shoulder.March 1982
If you spill salt, throw it over your shoulder to prevent bad luck.April 1982
If you spilled salt, throw some over your shoulder.March 1982
IF you spilled salt, take some and throw it over your shoulder. March 1982
Bad luck to spill salt - throw salt over shoulder to take it away.April 1982
If you spill salt, throw a pinch over your left shoulder. September 1976
If you spill salt, toss it over your right shoulder.April 3 1980
If you spill salt, throw it over left shoulder and make a wish.April 6 1980
It's bad luck ot spill salt. Throw some over your shoulder.July 1 1976
If you spill salt, throw some salt over your left shoulder for good luck. April 1982
If you spill salt, throw it over your left shoulder.1981
If you spilled salt, throw over left shoulder.March 1982
If you spill salt, thow a a pinch over your left shoulder.March 1982
Throw salt over left shoulder when spilled to keep bad luck awayApril 1982
Throw spilled salt over your shoulder.April 1982
To change luck, throw salt, under ladder, break a mirror. April 1982
It's bad luck to spill salt; throw some over your left shoulder.July 1 1976
If you spill salt, throw it over your left shoulder.March 1980
Throw spilled salt over your left shoulder.April 1980
Throw spilled salt over your left shoulder.April 1980
Throw spilled salt over left shoulder to ward off bad luck.April 1980
Take a pinc of spille salt and toss it over your left shoulder.March 28 1980
Throw small portion of spilled salt over left shoulder.April 1980
Throw some spilled salt over your left shoulder.April 1980
Throw spilled salt over left shoulder.March 1980
If spilling salt, throw some over your left shoulder.November 1976
If you spill salt, it's bad luck. Throw some over your shoulder.March 1976
To spill salt is very ill-omened. It must not be scraped up, but a little should be thrown 3 times over the left shoulder to prevent misfortune.April 2 1980
Throw spilled salt over your left shoulder for good luck.
When you spill salt, always throw some over left shoulder for good luck.Jan 10 1977
If you knock over the salt shaker it means bad luck, so to counter balance the curse you shake some salt in your hand and throw it over your right shoulder. October 27 1976
Spill salt, throw some over your shoulder.May 1976
When you spill salt , it means a licking, or a fight. Throw some over your left shoulder or on the cook stove. April 1976
Throw spilled salt over right shoulder.April 5 1980
Throw spilled salt over your left shoulder to confuse the bad fairy.July 1 1976
If salt is spilled, toss it over your left shoulder for good luck. October 19 1976
If you spill salt, throw some over your right shoulder.April 1980
If you spill salt, toass some over right shoulder.April 30 1980
If you spill the salt throw some over your shoulder or you will hav a fight.February 1979
If you spill salt, throw it over your right shoulder.March 1976
Spilt salt means bad luck unless you throw some salt over your shoulder.February 1979
Spilled salt, bad luck. Shake some over one's shoulder to break spell.October 6 1976
Spilling salt was bad luck and you must pick some up and throw it over your right shoulder.July 1 1976
It's bad luck to spill salt. Put new salt on stove, to dispell bad luck. (Irish?)March 1976
If you spill salt, burn it.March 1980
Don't lend salt - they can bewitch you with it.October 1976
If you borrow salt, never return it (Slovak). June 1976
If you have a cracked plate, boil the first milk from a fresh cow on it. That's an old remedy.March 19 1966
Never sweep after sunset.Jan 10 1977
Sweep with a broom in the evening and you sweep away your good luck.April 1979
Never sweep with a broom over the threshold after dark.May 1979
You never swept any dirt out of the door after sundownApril 1979
Never sweep on Sunday, or you'll sweep away your luck.April 1979
Never sweep the house after six o'clock at night and sweep the dust out the doors; you sweep out your luckNov 30 1976
Never sweep dirt out the dooor or you'll sweep your luck out the door.October 1976
Never use a broom on Ascension Day.Jan 10 1977
At midnight on New Year's, open up the front door and sweep toward the back door -- all the bad luck leaves, good luck for the new year.Jan 17 1977
Had a negro classmate in high school manual training class. Teacher told he and I to sweep up the floor shavings. I swatted the negro with a broom and he yelled "bloody murder" and spit on the broom, then over right and left shoulders to break spell.March 1976
Don't hit a person with the broom or the witches will ride you.February 1979
Never sweep or make beds on Ascension Day.November 15 1976
Never walk across a broom when laying in door.February 1979
Don't walk under a broom handleFebruary 1979
If you hang a broom by the bristles up -- luck is kept in. If you hang a broom by the handle -- luck will run out.April 3 1983
If a girl steps over a broom handle instead of picking it up, will be a dirty housekeeper. April 1980
Broom upside down brings bad luck.April 1979
Stepping over a broom is cause for scandal.Jan 20 1977
Dropping a broom was a sign that the house needed cleaning.March 1976
Don't sweep a floor on Ascension Day.May 1979
Sweep the house with a new broom on New Year's Day.March 1979
As soon as you throw something away, that's when you need it.April 9 1983
On old Christmas, which is January 6, no wash watsoever could be hanging on the line, and I pretty well keep that, too. April 1979
If you wash on Good Friday, the following year you willl wash one of your family away.July 1964
Clothes should never be washed on New Year's Day. The worst day of all for such work is Good Friday.April 2 1980
You shouldn't wash clothes on a WednesdayChambersuburg
Bad luck to wash on WednesdayJanuary 10 1977
Hid medal in house and you will get a house or sell oneMarch 1980
When moving, leave house clean.April 1980
When moving, back out the door.April 1980
If you left anything at the old house when moving, you are bound to return.March 1982
Leave a chair behind at the old house when moving.September 21 1976
If you left anything behind when moving, leave it there. April 1982
If you left something behind in the old house when moving, you would return some day.April 1 1982
When moving, leave behind only the dust and a penny, tails up in the corner of the kitchen.December 1976
Leave any kind of useful gift behind at the old house when moving.February 17 1977
Never leave dirt or trash behind when moving.April 1979
The first thing to be taken into a new house when moving was salt. The broom should be left behind at the old house.August 10 1976
A fork should be left behind at the old house.October 11 1976
Sing before breakfast, cry before dinner.April 1980
Never move downstairs in the same building.April 1982
Before moving into a house, have it blessed by a priest.April 5 1980
When I was a child living in an apartment hosue, no one movied to a lower floor because that was considered bad luck.July 18 1978
When moving into a new house, step over the threshold with the right foot. July 19 1978
Always move in the incresase of the moon.December 20 1976
When moving, leave behind your broom and a box of salt. (Slovak)June 1976
A bible should be first thing taken into a new home.April 1 1980
The wife should be first thing taken into a new house if newly-weds.October 12 1979
First thing taken into a new house? Bible.July 1977
[When moving] Sprinkle threshold of a new house with salt, so no withc or evil will enter. (Slovak)October 1976
When anything new was brought into the house, and someone visits you, and admires it, you sprinkle salt in the four corners of the room, to ward off evil spirits. October 11 1976
Brought salt, bread and sugar into house first when moving.July 1978
A broom and salt were the first things taken into a new house.October 1976
In a new house put salt and a broom behind the door for good luck.November 25 1981
Salt was taken into a new house first for good luck.February 1979
Bread and salt must be brought in first as signs of food and money. (We always did this in our home).July 7 1978
Box of salt should be first thing moved into new house.March 1979
Salt should be taken into a new house first.May 1979
Before moving into a new house, have salt and sugar and a new broom there.July 1978
First things to go into the new house were bread, honey, and salt, in order to insure a house full of food, good health, etc.July 18 1978
Bread and salt - first things taken into a new house.April 1980
Salt should be first thing taken into new house.March 1977
First thing taken into a new house should be a broom.January 17 1977
Stove -- first thing moved into a new house.March 12 1979
First things taken into a new house should be a broom or frest crust of bread.June 1977
A new broom or salt should be first thing taken into a new house.
First things taken into a new house -- a loaf of bread, salt, and crucifix.April 1980
When moving into a new house, hang a red pepper near the door to ward off evil spirits.November 25 1981
When moving, move bread in first -- has something to do with friendships.April 1979
When moving into a new house, bring bread and honey to sweeten house and always have food there.July 18 1978
A broom , salt, and a loaf of bread should be taken into a new house first.February 1979
When moving into a new house, bring bread, salt and sugar (or something sweet) to denote house of prosperity, plenty, etc.July 18 1978
A holy picture or a cross was hung first in a new house when moving.April 18 1979
If you take salt, a loaf of bread and a broom first into the new house when moving, that way your house would always be clean and you'd never go hungry.March 1979
Bring salt, sugan and bread into a house promptly.July 19 1978
Salt, bread and a bible should be first things moved into a new house. April 1979
A broom and salt should be first taken into a new house. A broom is to sweep away dirt and anything dead. The salt is to take away the odor.April 3 1980
A new broom or salt -- first things moved into a new house.
Bread and salt should be first things taken into a new home.March 1980
First things taken into a new house -- a loaf of bread and a bit of salt to cross the threshold.April 1980
Salt, bread and water -- first things taken into a new house.April 1980
A broom and a loaf of bread should be the first things taken into a new house, bible and bread in top of closet, broom on bottom.July 1980
Cleaning tools should be the first thing taken into a new house.April 1980
First thing taken into a new house should be food, so you will always have enough to eat.March 1980
A new broom and salt should be taken first into new house to sweep out evil spirits and any enemy away.May 1979
A loaf of bread -- first thing taken into new house.May 1979
Bread and salt should be first things taken into new home for good luck.April 1979
Your treasure china was the first thing taken into a new house when moving.February 1979
Bread and wine should be first thing taken into a new house.August 10 1978
A loaf of bread and a jug of wine should be first things carried into a new house.February 17 1977
The clock should be the first thing taken into a new house.December 1976
The Infant of Prague should be the first thing taken into a new house.December 1976
Always move something from the old house into the new house first.January 10 1977
The first thing taken into a new house should be a loaf of bread and a box of salt.November 30 1976
Holy water should be the first thing moved into a new house.September 21 1976
A bible should be the first thing taken into a new house.October 1976
A bible and a new broom should be the first things taken into a new house.September 17 1976
The first things moved into a new house should be a broom.September 1 1976
The first thing you move into a house should be a box of salt, the bible and a loaf of bread.September 1964
When you have definitely made arrangements to move into a house, the next time you go to the house bring bread and holy water with you.1964
Take a broom into your new house before Saturday to keep your luck.April 6 1980
Broom should be first thing taken into new house.April 6 1980
A chair should be first thing taken into a new hosue.May 1980
If you move on a certain day, it meansthe length of time you'll be staying there.April 1980
Bride should be first thing taken into a new house.April 1980
Movingon certain days was tabooFebruary 29 1980
Good days to move -- Any day but Friday or Saturday. If you move on these two days you will not stay long or will not be happy there.June 1977
Bed should be first thing taken into a new house.April 1980
A rolling pin should be first thing taken into a new house when moving.April 1979
Cook stove -- first thing taken into new house when moving.April 1979
The bed is the first thing taken into a new house when moving.February 1979
Monday is a good day to move.January 17 1977
April 1 is flitting day.January 10 1977
Monday is not a good moving day; you will be moving always.January 20 1977
Tuesday is a good day to move.January 20 1977
Good day to move -- Saturday. Bad day to move - a Monday.October 11 1976
Friday Flit. Short sit. Saturday flit. Shorter yit.September 17 1976
Your wife should b first thing taken into a new house.April 1980
Never move on Wednesday or Saturday.November 15 1976
Good days to move -- Sunday through Thursday.October 1976
The bed should be the first thing moved into a new house.March 28 1980
Stove should be first thing taken into a new house.March 1980
Friday and Saturday were bad days to move, because it would mean you would be moving again.October 1976
You should not move on a Wednesday.March 1982
Don't move on Friday or Full Moon.April 1980
Moving - Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday best day of all, Thursday for crosses, Friday for losses, and Saturday no luck at all.
Never move on a Monday.July 18 1978
Moving: Moday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday best day of all, Thursday for crosses, Friday for losses, and Saturday no luck at all.
Never move on a Wednesday. It's bad luck.October 1978
If you move during the new moon things will go back [!] for you.April 1979
Friday was a bad day to move.December 10 1976
Don't move on Friday.March 1982
Don't move on FridayNovember 25 1981
Friday flit, short sits.February 1982
Bad days to move - Friday and Saturday.July 1977
Don't move on Friday. "Friday flittin', short sittin'."October 1979
Friday was a bad day to move.February 17 1977
Friday was a bad day to move.November 1976
Best day for moving - Friday.October 6 1976
Friday flit, short sit. Saturday flit, shorter yet.March 1980
Friday flitting, short sitting.April 1980
To move on Friday, too short sit. (You will move again soon if you move on a Friday).April 24 1980
Never move on Friday, you won't stay long.April 1980
A Friday moving is a short stay.March 1980
Move on Friday, short sit. Move on Saturday, shorter yet.April 1982
Move on Friday, short sit, move on Saturday, shorter yet.April 1982
Friday "flit" - short sit. Saturday flit - shorter yit! April 1980
Don't move on a Friday or you will move soon again.April 1 1980
Friday 13th or Saturday, bad days to move.March 1977
Friday, short sit; Saturday, shorter yet.December 1976
Never move on Friday.January 17 1977
Saturday flit, short sit; Sunday flit, shorter yet.August 10 1976
If you believe in old wives fables, don't move on Friday? or Saturday. Friday flit's a short sit; Saturday flit is shorter yit.December 19 1964
Never move on Friday because Friday's flitten is short sittin'.January 21 1977
Friday flit, short sit. Saturday flit, shorter yet.July 1977
Saturday flit, short sit. Sunday flit, shorter yit!April 1980
Saturday flit, short sit. January 10 1977
Saturday flit, a short sit.May 12 1963
Those who moved on Saturday, Saturday's flitting not long sitting.October 1978
If you move on a Saturday, Saturday's flittin', not long sittin'. November 1978
A Saturday move is a short stay.April 3 1980
If you move on a Saturday, it'll be a short "flit."April 6 1980
Saturday's flit, short sit.April 1980
Saturday flit short sit. Sunday flit shorter yet.April 1980
Never move on Sunday or Monday.April 1979
A Saturday flit, a short sit.November 23 1976
It's bad luck to move on Saturday.1964
Any day except Saturday or Sunday was a good day to move.March 1977
A Saturday flit is a short sit. It was bad luck to get married or to move into a house on Saturday. If you move on a Saturday, you will soon have a death in your family.July 1964
Never move on Sunday.December 1976
Sunday flit, short sit.November 30 1976
Good day to move - 1st of the monthAugust 10 1978
Sunday flit, never long sit.July 1980
Move on Sunday, you wont stay long.April 1980
Don't move while it's raining.May 1980
Bad luck to move into a house after someone died in it.March 28 1980
Was March 1 or April 1 the "flitting day"?October 1978
Don't take a cat along when moving.April 1980
Put cat in bag when moving, take it out after dark in the new home.November 1976
Always move cats before you move.November 15 1976
It's good luck to move a cat.January 17 1977
A pair of shoes should be left behind when moving.June 1977
Never move a cat across the river.November 30 1976
Moving: Old mirrors and old rocking chairs hold on to the past.December 1976
A broom or rolling pin was taken into new house first when moving.March 1979
When you move leave your broom at the old house.April 1979
Bad luck to take an old broom into a new house.April 26 1979
Never move a broom from one house to another.April 1982
It is bad luck to take an old broom into a new house.April 1982
An old broom was left behind when moving.November 11 1976
There's a lot of people always let the old broom at home when they moved.May 12 1963
Don't take your old broom with you when moving.March 1979
When moving, leave behind a plat on the windowsill and your broom.December 1976
Never move the broom.September 17 1976
A new broom should be taken into a house first when moving.April 26 1979
When you move, don't take the broom with you because you are sweeping your trouble with you.March 1979
When moving, leave behind an old shirt, skirt or pair of pants.November 1976
A broom should be left behind at the old house.October 1976
A new broom should be the first thing taken into a new house.October 11 1976
On New Year's Day it is bad to remove anything from a house.April 1980
Find a horseshoe and hang it - good luck.December 10 1976
A horseshoe should be the first thing taken into a new house.October 19 1976
Horse-shoe over door-way -- good luck.February 29 1980
I used to hear hang a horseshoe above the door for good luck.February 1976
Enter a house with your right foot first.October 27 1976
When visiting you left by the same door you entered for good luck.November 1978
It's bad luck to leave by a different door - you leave your good luck behavior.May 1979
If you left by a different door than the one you entered, it meant bad luck and you would not return. April 18 1979
If you leave by a different door, you'll have bad luck. November 1978
Bad luck to leave by different door.March 12 1979
Bad luck to go out by different door.
Bad luck to leave by different door.April 1979
It was bad luck to leave by a different door than the one you entered.February 1979
Bad luck to leave by a different door.April 1980
Bad luck to leave by a different door.April 1 1980
If you leave a house by a different door than the one you entered it indicates bad luck.March 1979
If you left by a different door, you left luck there.April 1979
Bad luck to leave by a different door than one entered.February 1979
If you left by a different door than the one you entered, you would leave your luck behind.March 1979
Always go out the same door you entered -- bad luck.February 1979
Leave by a different door -- bad luck.March 1979
Leave by a different door. Bad luck.March 7 1979
If you left by a different door, "bad luck" before day is over.October 12 1979
Bad luck to leave by a different door.April 1979
If you go out by the same door you come in, you'll leave all your luck behind.
If you don't come out the same door you went in, you'll leave all your luck behind.May 14 1972
Let's go out the way we come in. Don't wanta leave our luck here.January 23 1972
Aren't you gonna go out the same door you come in? You'll leave your luck here.December 28 1975
Always go out the sme door you came in.April 1982
Always leave by door you entered.April 1982
Go in also leave by the same entrance. Whatever door you go in you should leave by the same door.March 1982
You will have good luck if you enter and leave from the same door.April 1982
If you leave by a different door, it brings bad luck.April 1980
Bad luck to leave by a different door.April 1980
If you leave by a different door, let your luck behind.March 1980
Bad luck to leave by a different door.April 1980
Brings bad luck to leave by a different door.April 1980
Bad luck to leave by a different door than the one you entered.March 1980
You would have bad luck if you left by a different door than the one you entered.February 28 1980
Leaving by a different door bring bad luck.April 1980
Leave by a different door - you hav bad luck.April 1980
You should leave by the same door entered.April 1982
Always enter and exit from same door or your luck will go out with you.April 1 1982
Come back in the same door you leave by.April 1982
Leave by the same door you entered (Bad luck if you don't).March 1982
If you enter by the front door, always leave by the front door.March 1982
Always go out the same door you came in.March 1982
Leave the same door that you came in.March 1982
Leave house by the same door you enter.April 1982
Go out the same door you come in or you will leave your luck behind.April 1982
It's bad luck to leave by a different door.November 25 1981
Always leave by the same door you enter, or you will take all the luck from the home.March 1982
If you left by a different door than the one you entered, bad luck.January 17 1977
It's bad luck to leave by a different door than that entered.January 20 1977
To leave by a diffent door - bad luck.January 21 1977
You would have bad luck if you left by a different door than one entered.December 1976
Bad luck to leave by a different door from one entered.December 10 1976
Bad luck to go out a different door.November 23 1976
If you left by a different door, bad luck would catch up with you. July 1 1976
If you left by a different door, you took the home owner's good luck away.April 4 1979
Go out the same door you come in or bad luck.February 1979
If you left by a different door, you left your luck behind.October 1976
It's bad luck to leave by a different door.October 1976
Bad luck to leave by different door.April 1980
If you left by a different door, you left your luck behind.September 17 1976
It's bad luck if you don not go out the same door you went in.October 11 1976
If you left by a different door than the one you entered, you'd have bad luck.October 19 1976
If you leave by a different door from the one you entered, it's bad luck.September 21 1976
If you left by a different door than the one you entered you would have bad luck.November 15 1976
To leave by different door - bad luck to occupants of house.March 1977
You would be dissappointed if you left by a different door.
If you leave by another door you will leave your luck behind.April 24 1980
Leave by a different door - leave your luck behind.April 1979
If you left by a different door, you left your luck there.April 1978
If you go out by a different door than the one you entered you leave your luck behind.November 15 1976
If you leave by a different door, it brings bad luck on the house.November 30 1976
If you left behind a different door, you left your luck behind.October 1978
Bad luck to leave by different door; you leave your luck behind.April 1979
If you left by a different door, you left your luck there.March 1980
Leave by a different door, leave your luck behind.June 30 1979
If you leave by a different door, you leave your luck inside the building.April 1980
If you left by a different door, left luck behind.April 1980
If you left by a different door, you left your luck.March 1980
If you left by a different door you left your luck behind.April 1980
You leave your luck if you left by a different door.April 1980
If you left by a different door, you left your luck in the house.April 1980
Bad luck for the owner of the house if you leave by a different door than the one you entered.April 26 1979
If you left by a different door, you left bad luck with these folks.April 1977
Bad luck if you don't use same door for entering and leaving.December 1978
Bad luck to leave by a different door than the one entered.March 1979
Leave by a different door -- you left your luck inside -- you would now have had luck.February 1979
If you leave by a different door you leave your luck to that family.April 1979
If you leave by a different door you leave fortune behind.May 1979
Your spirit would possibly be left behind if you went out a different door from the one you entered.December 1976
Some said backdoor -- exit might mean bad luck for you.October 6 1976
If you leave by a different door -- bad luck in the house.May 1979
Leave by a different door -- indicates dishonest acts either have been or will be committed against the host.March 1979
To carry a shovel into the house brings bad luck.Jaunary 21 1977
Bad luck to carry a shovel into the house.Jaunary 17 1977
Carrying a shovel into the house bring bad luck.November 15 1976
Carrying a shovel into the house brings bad luck.November 15 4976
Take a shovel out the same door it was taken in.June 1977
Carrying a shovel into the house brought bad luck.September 17 1976
Carrying a shovel into the house was bad luck.October 11 1976
Never carry a shovel or hoe into the house. Never open an umbrella in the house. Never rock a rocking chair when there's nobody on it.April 27 1963Home, Domestic Pursuits
If you carry a shovel into the house, you'll have bad luck.May 25 1964
Very bad luck to carry a shovel into the house.
Woman reluctant to carry a hoe she had bought into the house.October 18 1980
Bad luck to carry a shovel into the house.February 28 1980
Bad luck to carry a shovel into the house.March 1980
Carrying a shovel into the house brings bad luck to the house.April 1980
Bad luck carrying a shovel into the house.March 1980
Very bad luck to carry a shovel into the house.
Carrying a shovel into the house -- hard work good pay.April 1980
If you carry a shovel into the house your work will never end.August 10 1978
It's bad luck to bring an open umbrella into the house.December 18 1975
It is bad luck to bring a brick into the house on New Year's Day.April 24 1976
Sweep on Ascension Day and you will have ants all year.March 1979
IF you sweep on sweep on Ascension Day, you will have ants all year.April 1979
If you make beds on Ascension Day, you will get bed bugs.March 1979
Sweep on Ascension Day you'll get ants. Don't sew or anything on Ascension Day. If there's a thunder shower on Ascension Day, you're not to do anything.May 10 1963
Do not sweep with a broom on Ascension Day or you will get ants.April 1979
If you sweep on Ascension Day, you'll get ants in the house.May 23 1963
If you sweep your house on Ascension Day you'll get bugs.April 1978
They used to say if you sweep on Ascension Day you'll get ants in the house. Elsie'd never sweep on that day, but your mother didn't care. She'd sweep whatever day it was.December 31 1975
"Today's Ascension Day. Don't sweep your house or you'll get piss ants."May 23 1963
If a woman swept on Good Friday, you would be bothered by ants and flies all summer.April 1979
No work on Ascension Day. Don't sweep on that day or you'll get ants.April 1 1979
Hang cotton on your screen door to keep flies away.
Wash all quilts or blankets in April and you'll never get moths in them.March 1979
Cedar chets or a piece of cedar wood in a chest keep moths away.before 1955
To get rid of bedbugs, burn sulphur.March 1976
To get rid of mice, soap chips around buildings. Encourage skunks to eradicate mie. Cats, cats, cats.March 1976
A black beetle running across the floor of a room, or found working anywhere in the house, is a sign of bad luck.April 2 1980
The shrill creak of the cricket on the hearth was a good owner.
A cricket in the house means good luck.October 1976
Spare the cricket on the hearth.May 10 1963
They claim mosquitos won't bite in the winter time.February 24 1979
Ladybug in house -- good luck.February 29 190
Look back going up the stairs and you will have bad luck.September 17 1976
If two people cross on the stairs, bad luck will follow.April 2 1980
Never pass anyone on the stairs -- bad luck.October 1979
If you fall upstairs, it's good luck.April 1979
If you fall upstairs -- bad luck.April 1979
If you fall upstairs -- bad luck.May 1979
If you fall upstairs -- bad luck.March 12 1979
If you fall upstairs you're smart and if you fall downstairs you're dumb.April 1979
Falling upstairs -- bad luck for seven years.December 20 1976
If you fall upstairs, bad luck for the day.
If you fall upstairs, bad luck for 7 years.April 1979
Humming fire in fire place -- good luck.January 17 1977
You will hav good luck if you always have a candle lit.April 1982
It is unlucky to light three cigarettes from a single match, the consequent misfortune falling chiefly upon the person whose cigarette April 2 1980
Don't light 3 smokes on a match - bad luck.July 1 1976
3 on a match -- bad luck.December 10 1976
3 on a match -- bad luck.January 17 1977
Don't take a third light from a match.April 1983
Three on a match is bad luck.January 28 1976
If a chair rocked by itself, something bad would happen.March 1982
If you rocked an empty chair, would bring bad luck.May 1976
It was bad luck if you rocked an empty rocking chair.November 23 1976
Rock an empty chair, bad luck.March 1976
Bad luck to rock an empty chair.April 6 1980
Rocking an empty rocking chair -- bad luck.April 1977
If a chair rocks with no one in it, bad luck.March 7 1979
It's bad luck to rock a chair with no one in it.February 1979
If you rock a chair without any one in it is bad luck.February 1979
It's bad luck to rock an empty rocking chair.March 1976
It's bad luck to rock a chair when there's no one in it.April 27 1963
If a chair rocked with one one in it, also a bad omen -- death or calamity in the famliy.February 29 1980
If a chair rocked with no one in it -- bad luck.April 1980
If a chair rocked by itself, get out of the room.February 1982
If you rocked an empty rocking chair, you rocked the devil.June 1977
It is bad luck to rock a empty seat.April 1980
If a chair rocked with no one in it, leave!April 1980
If you rock an empty rocking chair, you are giving the devil free ride.January 20 1977
Don't twirl a chair on one leg while dusting -- bad luck.January 30 1980
3 chairs in a row -- bad luck.January 17 1977
Bad luck to put elbows on the table.April 1982
It was considered unlucky to turn beds or mattresses on certain days of the week. The days to avoid are Sunday and Friday.April 2 1980
If a picture faces a wall, it's bad luck.April 1982
It is bad luck to have a picture fall off the wall.April 1982
If a picture falls off wall, it's bad luck.April 1982
If a picture falls --trouble.March 1982
A picture or mirror falling and breaking meant bad luck.October 1978
A picture falling is bad luck for the family.May 18 1963
If you turn a picture upside down while looking at it, will bring bad luck.April 1982
An upside down picture means bad luck.April 1982
It was bad luck to hang pictures crooked.March 1982
The hoot of an owl. The stopping of a clock, the passing of a black cat before one was a bad omen.
It's bad luck to look over your shoulder in the mirror.April 25 1964
Bad luck: Black cat crossing your path. Breaking a mirror. Walking under a ladder.July 1 1976
It means bad luck if a mirror is broken.August 10 1976
It is bad luck to break a mirror.April 1982
I believe broken mirrors are bad luck -- a little bit.April 1982
Disbelief in broken mirrors, black cats (we have one) ladders. April 1982
Bad luck if mirror is broken.July 1977
Mirror broken -- bad luck.March 1977
Broken mirror -- bad luck.August 10 1978
Bad luck if mirror is broken.April 1979
If a mirror is broken -- bad luck.January 20 1977
Broken mirror. Bad luck for the person responsible.September 17 1976
Broken mirror -- seven years bad luck.October 1976
A broken mirror means seven years of bad luck.October 19 1976
If you broke a mirror 7 years bad luck.March 1982
If you broke a mirror, seven years bad luck.April 11 1982
Broke mirror -- 7 years bad luck.March 1982
If you broke a mirror, it meant seven years bad luck. No way to fix it.March 1982
If you broke a mirror 7 years bad luck.March 1982
Breaking a mirror 7 years bad luck.April 1982
If you broke a mirror -- 7 years bad luck.March 1982
If you broke a mirror -- 7 years bad luck.March 1982
If you broke a mirror, seven years bad luck.April 1982
If you broke a mirror -- 7 years bad luck.February 1982
If you break a mirror -- 7 years bad luck.April 1982
If you broke a mirror, 7 years of bad luck.March 1982
If you broke a mirror -- 7 years bad luck.March 1982
Broken mirror, seven years of bad luck.April 1977
Broken mirror -- seven years bad luck.June 1977
If you break a mirror it will bring 7 years bad luck.October 1978
Broken mirror -- seven years bad luck.November 15 1978
If a mirror is broken, seven years bad luck.October 1976
A broken mirror means seven years bad luck.November 23 1976
Broken mirror -- 7 years bad luck.November 19 1976
Break a mirror brings 7 years of bad luck.February 1979
Broken mirror -- seven years of bad luck.October 1978
A broken mirror means 7 years of bad luck.September 1 1976
Break mirror, Bad luck, seven years.February 1979
7 years bad luck if you break a mirror.June 1976
Breaking a mirror would bring a death in the family or bad luck for seven years.January 27 1977
Broken mirror -- seven years bad luck.February 29 1980
Broken mirror brings you seven years bad luck.April 1980
If you break a mirror you receive 7 years bad luck.March 1980
Broken mirror indicated 7 years of bad luck.April 1980
If you broke a mirror, a looking glass, they said you would have 7 years of bad luck.April 13 1976
A broken mirror -- bad luck for 7 years.December 1976
A broken mirror -- 7 years bad luck.November 30 1976
A broken mirror, seven years of bad luck.December 1976
Broken mirror -- 7 years bad luck.November 30 1976
A broken mirror means you will have 7 years bad luck.October 1976
Break a mirror have 7 years of bad luck!July 1 1976
7 years bad luck if mirror broke.May 1976
Broken mirror -- seven years of bad luck.January 21 1977
If a mirror is broken -- 7 years bad luck.January 17 1977
Dream of muddy water -- bad omen.January 17 1977
Broken mirror -- seven years bad luck.December 20 1976
Broken mirror -- seven years bad luck.October 1976
A broken mirror -- seven years bad luck.November 13 1976
If you break a mirror, it means bad luck for 7 years.July 1 1976
Broken mirror -- 7 years bad luck.July 1 1980
If a mirror is broken, seven years bad luck.November 15 1976
If you broke a mirror you had seven years of bad luck.April 19 1980
A broken mirror -- 7 years bad luck.February 17 1977
Breaking a mirror means 7 years of bad luck.April 1983
Break a mirror brings seven years of bad luck.February 1979
If a mirror is broken, bad luck for seven years.January 10 1977
If a mirror is broken, it means bad luck for seven years.September 21 1976
If you break a mirror you have seven years bad luck.May 1976
If you break a mirror, it means seven years bad luck.
If you break a mirror, do not clean up.April 1982
If you break a mirror, you can change your luck if you find a $5 bill.April 1982
If you break a mirror to prevent bad luck, pound the pieces so fine that you can't see yourself.March 1982
If you break a mirror you'll have 13 years bad luck.1963
If you break a mirror, throw it into a stream.March 1980
A broken mirror means bad luck for 20 years.December 10 1976
Broken mirror. 10 years bad luck.November 1978
Don't rais an umbrella in the house.April 1981
Bad luck to put umbrella up in house.April 1982
Never raise an umbrella in the house. Will bring bad luck.April 1982
Opening an umbrella in the house is bad luck.March 1982
Never open an umbreall in the house -- bad luck.April 1982
Bad luck to raise umbrealla in the house.July 1 1976
Never open umbrella inside house. Bad luck.November 30 1976
Don't put umbrella up in house -- bad luck.March 12 1979
Don't raise umbreall in the house.June 1977
Umbrella opened in house -- bad luck.January 17 1977
Don't put umbrella up in house -- bad luck.February 1979
Opening an umbrella in a room also means bad luck.September 21 1976
Bad luck to open an umbrella in the house.October 1976
Don't put an umbrella up in the house.April 1980
Not to open umbrella in house bad luck.February 1979
Putting up an umbrella in the house was considered bad luck.April 1980
Never open an umbrella in a house. You'll have bad luck.October 1976
Bad luck to open an umbrella inside house.March 1976
Opening an umbrella in the house is bad luck.March 7 1979
Opening an umbrella in a house brings bad luck.February 1979
Don't put umbrella up in a house.April 1979
Bad luck to open an umbrella in the house.June 1976
Bad luck to put an umbrella on the bed.April 1980
Bad luck to put an umbrella on the bed.February 29 1980
Bad luck to put umbrella on the bed.April 3 1980
It was bad luck to put an opened umbrella on the bed.October 19 1976
Never walk under a ladder.April 1983
Don't walk under a ladder.April 1981
Don't walk under ladder.March 1982
Don't walk under a ladder.April 1982
Never walk under a ladder.November 27 1981
Don't walk under a ladder.April 1979
Walking under a ladder is bad luck.March 7 1979
Walking under a ladder is bad luck.February 1979
I'll walk under a ladder.December 29 1975
Waling under a ladder brings bad luck.
Bad luck to walk under a ladder.May 15 1976
Walk under a ladder have bad luck.July 1 1976
Never walk under a ladder. Walk around it to avoid bad luck.October 1978
Don't walk under a ladder, you have bad luck.February 1979
Don't walk under a ladder -- bad luck.July 1 1976
Walking under a ladder is bad luck.April 1982
Walking under a ladder bad luck.April 1982
Bad luck to walk under a ladder.March 1982
Walk under a ladder -- bad luck.April 1982
Never walk under a ladder -- bad luck.March 1982
It is bad luck to walk under a ladder.April 1982
Walking under a ladder brings bad luck.
Don't walk under a ladder -- bad luck.April 1979
Don't walk under a ladder it will bring bad luck.February 1979
Walk under a ladder and you will have bad luck.November 1976
Walking under a ladder means bad luck.September 21 1976
Don't walk under a ladder -- it brings bad luck.October 1976
To pass under a ladder -- bad luck.December 10 1976
Bad luck to walk under a ladder.January 10 1977
Don't walk under a ladder. Bad luck.August 27 1976
It is supposed to be unlucky to walk under a ladder. To have a black cat cross your path.June 1976
Would you walk under a ladder? No. No reason to. I'm superstious in some areas but probably wouldn't go under a ladder.December 18 1975
Bad luck to walk under a ladder. "Why test my superstition?" December 12 1975
Bad luck to walk under a ladder.September 1 1976
Don't walk under a ladder.March 1976
Walking under a ladder -- walking back and forth under it will give you bad luck.April 1980
Walking under a ladder on Friday 13th. Black cat crossing path.August 13 1976
It's bad luck to put any sharp object on the bed; you will not be able to sleep soundly.May 1979
The foot of the bed should be facing you when you enter the room.
You will have good luck if you have your bed in the North/South position.April 1982
I've heard that sleeping with your head to the north is best. They also say that sleeping with your head to the east is bad.April 25 1966
One hour's sleep before midnight is worth two afterward.1950
You shouldn't whistle in the dark.September 21 1976
Getting up on the wrong side of the bed.Parch 1976
It is bad luck to get out of bed on the left side.April 1982
You're supposed to get into and out of bed on the right side. (practiced)April 1981
Get up on the wrong side of the bed, you'll have a bad day.April 1982
If somebody is grouchy, they say he got up on the wrong side of the bed.
Get out of the other side of the bed in the morning to change your luck.July 7 1976
You will have a bad day if you get up on your left foot first, always put the right foot on the floor first.April 1979
It is bad luck to wait unt the evening to make the bed.April 1982
Change all bed clothes on New Years Day.October 1978
You dream about what you would like to happen in real life.July 1977
Old folks said that what you dream would come true.October 1976
Dreams fortell the future. [A feeling of d‚j… vu] when the event reappears.April 1982
Whatever dreamed it would happen.March 1982
Dreams are of impending events.April 1980
Sometimes dreams can tell the future.April 19 1980
The older folks had dream books and abided by it.May 1976
Dreams of falling -- bad luck -- afraid of climbing.May 1976
If you eat too much before going to bed, you'll have dreams.April 1980
Dreams come true eventually.June 1976
If you talk about something during the day, you dream about it at night.April 1980
Dreams are always contraryMarch 1980
Some dreams come true, others have special meanings.April 30 1980
When you eat too much before you go to bed you dream a lot.April 1980
Dreams represented suppressed desires.October 1978
Dreams come true.November 19 1976
Dreams of water was a good omen.April 1982
Dreams of water -- trouble ahead.March 1982
Dreams of muddy water, a bad happening. Clear water a very good happening.April 1982
Dreams of cloudy water -- bad luck. Clear water -- good luck.February 1982
When you dream about water you'll have good luck.March 7 1979
Dream of clear water -- good luck.March 1982
You will have good luck if you dream of clear water.April 1982
Dreams of clear water -- good luck.February 28 1980
Dreams of still water means good luck.April 1980
Dreams of muddy water clearing up means good luck.October 1976
Dreams of muddy water -- it brings bad luck.April 1980
It is bad luck to dream of muddy water.April 1982
Dream of cloudy water -- trouble.March 1982
Dream of muddy water -- a sign of bad luck.April 1977
Dream of muddy water -- bad luck or a portent of tradgey [!]April 24 1980
Dreams of muddy water -- bad news.October 11 1976
Dreams of muddy water bad luck.March 1980
Dream of muddy water -- bad luck. Dream of a death and you will receive a letter.September 1 1976
Dreams of muddy water -- death in family -- bad luck.May 1976
Dreams of muddy water -- bad fortune.March 1976
Dreams of muddy water -- bad luck.March 1976
Dreams of muddy water warned of trouble or an impending death.April 1980
Dreams of muddy water -- trouble comingJuly 1 1976
Dreams of muddy water means trouble.July 1977
Dreams of muddy water -- trouble coming.March 1980
Dreams of muddy water -- trouble.February 28 1980
Dreams of muddy water means trouble.April 1980
Dreams of muddy water trouble is ahead.April 3 1980
Dreams of muddy water -- trouble ahead.
Dreams of muddy water -- sign of trouble.March 1977
Dream of muddy water -- trouble.November 15 1976
Dream of muddy water -- sadness or trouble.January 21 1977
Dream of muddy water and it's a sign of trouble.April 1979
Dreams of muddy water -- trouble.July 1 1976
Dreams of muddy water meant an accident was about to occur. Tracks in mud mean same thing.June 1976
Dreams of muddy water are of sign of guilty feelings surfacing.December 1976
Dream of muddy water -- trouble.December 20 1976
Dreams of muddy water means death or trouble in the family.April 1980
Dream of muddy water, an omen of something bad to happen.February 17 1977
Dream of muddy water -- trouble.January 20 1977
Dream of muddy water, trouble.November 30 1976
Dreams of muddy water -- bad luck.March 1976
Dream of muddy water, there is trouble ahead.September 17 1976
Dreams of a wedding mean death. Dreams of muddy water mean trouble.July 10 1976
Dreams of muddy water -- trouble.May 1976
Dream of muddy water, something of confusion.December 1976
Dream of muddy water -- a sign of trouble.April 1976
Dream of blood -- hear of a scandal.November 30 1976
Dreams of a funeral meant good tidings.July 19 1978
You will have good luck if you dream of drinking milk.April 1982
Dream of human waste means good luck.November 25 1981
To dream of loss of teeth, you will have good luck.October 11 1976
Dream of having a baby: bad luck.July 1980
Dream of blood, bad luck. Some one will die or you will get very bad news.May 1979
Dream of stone wall -- a complex of some sort.December 1976
When you dream of raw steak, it means bad luck.October 1976
What you dream the first night in a strange house will come true.July 1964
"They say what you dream the first night you sleep in a room will come true."May 12 1963
One never remembers dreams that will come true.April 1979
If you dream under a new blanket it will come true.April 1982
Usually they said dreams were the reverse of the facts.June 1976
Dreams always come out the opposite of what you dream.
One dreams in opposites.April 1979
Dreams go in opposites usually.September 17 1976
Dreams go by contraries -- everything happens in pairs.March 1982
Spiritually things are given to you by dreams in a slightly different way.February 1979
Dreams are often opposites, although sometimes they come true. Cousin dreamed of drowning and he did.August 27 1976
People would dream if they ate too much before going to bed.April 1980
Bubbles on coffee mean you are going to dream.September 21 1976
Dreams of falling meant you shouldn't eat before you retire.June 1976
If you dream the same thing twice, it's come true.before 1955
If you dream the same dream three times it becomes a reality.April 1980
If you have the same dream 3 times it will come true.April 1982
If you have the same dream 3 times in a row, it will come true.April 1980
If you dream the same dream 3 times in succession, the dream will come true.March 1979
If you dream something 3 times it will come true.November 15 1976
If you get up and remember your dreams, it will happen.March 28 1980
Same dream for several nights means a sign of important news or impending danger.October 1976
To make dreams come true, tell someone about it before breakfast.April 1979
Don't tell your dreams before breakfast unless you want them to come true.February 1979
If you tell a dream before breakfast it will come true.February 1979
Tell dreams before breakfast and they'll come true.April 1979
If you tell a dream before having breakfast, it will come true.October 19 1976
Tell a dream before breakfast it will come true.July 1 1976
If you remember the dream, tell it before breakfast.February 1982
Don't tell of your dream before breakfast if you want it to come true.April 1980
Don't tell dreams to anyone, for if they do come true and involve others' affairs one may feel guilty if the dream vision is bad and predicts harm to someone.March 1979
If you tell your dream before breakfast it won't come true.April 1982
If you don't tell your dream before breakfast it will come true.February 1979
Unlucky to tell dreams before breakfast.April 16 1979
A dream on Friday night will come true.July 1978
Friday night dreams always come true.
What you dream on a Friday night was supposed to become a fact of Saturday.March 1982
If you dream something and want it to come true you must not tell anyone about it.April 1980
Dream on Friday will come true on Saturday.April 1979
Whatever you dream on Friday will come true if you don't tell anybody about it.before 1942
What you dream on Friday night, tell on Saturday, would come true.April 1982
Friday night dreams and Saturday told, will surely come true no matter how hold.February 1982
Friday's dreams, Saturday told, will come true, same of old.February 1979
It is bad luck to whistle in the house.February 1979
Whistle after dark for courage.May 1979
Orientals, Slavs, and Semities do not whistle -- bad luck.January 20 1977
Whistling causes angels to cry.April 1980
If you whistle, the Blessed Mother would cry.March 1980
Whistling in a house brings bad luck.April 1980
Bad luck to whistle in house.April 5 1980
If you whistle in the dark, you won't be afraid.April 1980
If you eat bread crust you can learn to whistle.April 1980
Girls shouldn't whistle.March 1980
Ladies are never to whistle.April 1980
It's bad luck whistling in the house.October 1976
Never whistle at night for it calls attention to evil spirits.December 1976
A whistling woman never gotes to heaven.March 1982
Whistling in your house meant bad luck.November 25 1981
Whisting in a house brings bad luck.April 1980
Whistling woman and a crowing hen always comes to a bad end.April 1982
It's unladylike to whistle.April 1982
Bad luck for a woman to whistle.March 1982
A woman wistling and a crowing hen is neither good for God or men.March 1982
A whistling gal and a crowing hen always come to a bad end.March 1982
A whistlin' girls and cackling hens always comes to some bad ends.October 18 1980
If a female whistles, it makes the saints cry.April 1982
"A whistling girl and a crowing hen will always come to some bad end."February 1982
Whistling girls and crowing hens always come to some bad end.March 1982
If a girl whistles, she'll never be a lady.March 1982
Whistling girls come to a bad end.April 1982
Whistle before seven, cry before eleven.February 29 1980
IF a girl was caught whistling it would make the Blessed Mother cry.March 28 1980
IF you whistle in the house, the Blessed Mother will cry.February 1979
If you put your clothing on wrong, you'll get new clothes.April 1979
If you happen to put your blouse on inside out, you will be getting a new one.March 1982
There's a measurin' (?) worm on me -- I must be ggonna git a new shirt.June 6 1976
If a spider is seen on one's clothing this means you're getting new clothes.April 1980
If a worm falls on you from a tree you will get new clothes.April 1980
Dropped scissors -- new clothes needed.March 1976
Never put new shoe on table -- bad luck.January 30 1980
A shoe placed on a table means bad luck.September 1 1976
Never put shoes on bed.July 1978
Never put new shoes on top of a table or chair. It brings bad luck.October 1978
If you find a measuring worm on your clothes, he's measuring you for new clothes.
If you drop scissors, some one is going to make you a new piece of clothing.April 1976
If your skirt is turned up on the end, it means you will get a new one.October 27 1976
If your skirt hem turns up, kiss it and wish for a new dress.June 1977
If the hem of your skirt is turned up, you'll get a new dress. Alternately, you had to kiss it first.October 1979
Find ladybug on your windows, you will get a new dress.March 1980
It is bad luck to put on any clothing left first.April 1982
Chamge clothes to change luck.March 1980
Backward clothing brings bad luck.
It is bad luck to put clothing on inside out.April 1982
If you put your clothing on wrong, you'll have good luck.April 1979
If you put something on wrongside out either keep it or take everything off and start again or you'll have bad luck.April 26 1979
If you put on clothes inside out or backwards, don't change -- bad luck.January 30 1980
If you put clothing on wrong, bad luck to take it off and put it on right.October 1979
If you put your pants or shirt on backward -- bad luck. Nothing will go right that day.March 1979
Put clothing on inside out is bad luck.February 1979
When you put clothing on wrong, take it off right away and put it on right or it will be bad luck.April 1979
When you put clothing on wrong, if you change it, make a wish.March 1979
Putting clothes on wrong side out -- bad luck all day.April 1979
If you put clothes on wrong, it's bad luck to take them off and change.April 1979
If you put clothing on wrong, leave them on. If you don't, you will have a bad day.May 1979
If you put clothing on wrong, it's bad luck to change it.April 1979
IF you put clothing on backwards, leave them on or you will have bad luck.February 1979
"One night when I was about to retire for the night, I got my nightgown on inside out and my husband said, 'Oh don't change it.' And I couldn't understand why, but he said, 'Well it'll bring you bad luck.'"August 13 1976
If you put clothing on wrong, if removed and reversed, you have bad luck all day.March 1979
If you put your clothes on wrong side out -- don't change them or you will have a fight.February 1979
Put clothing on wrong -- bad luck, spit onver your left shoulder.May 1979
IF you put on a dress inside out, you spit on it three times so you don't have bad luck.February 1979
If you put clothing on wrong, you'll be doing things backwards all day.October 12 1979
To wear clothing inside out, means a gift.April 1980
Bad luck for a week if clothes are buttoned wrong.April 4 1979
It's snowing down south.before 1950
If you put underwear on inside out, you must leave them that way or you will hav bad luck. But if you did take them off and turn them right side out you had to spit on them first.April 1982
We took our long underear off on May 1.March 1982
People never took off long underwear until May 1st.March 1982
Be sure everyone had on clean underwear on New Year's Day.October 1978
If you wear your underwear inside out, you will have bad luck.December 4 1976
Gloves should never be picked up by the person who drops them, or bad luck will follow. IF somebody else picks them up and returns them to the owner, the latter may expect a pleasant surprise.April 2 1980
If you have your slip on inside out it meant you would receive a present.March 12 1979
If your pants wears through on the seat it means you're lazy.October 1978
Don't put on the left stocking first.July 18 1978
Always put right sock on first then left. Same with shoes or bad luck.April 26 1979
Put on the right stocking first for good luck.July 1978
If you put stockings on inside out, surprise coming!July 18 1978
If you accidentally put a sock on wrong side out it means a present.May 1979
If you put on stockings inside out, leave it that way or you will have bad luck.July 1978
Bad luck if shoe-lace breaks.July 1977
If stockings were put on, on wrong side, you'd be surprised.July 18 1978
If stockings are put on inside out, you will have a surprise.July 18 1978
If stocking is put on inside out, leave it.July 18 1978
Never put on the left shoe first.July 18 1978
Bad luck to put a sock and a shoe on instead of sock and sock, shoe and shoe.April 1982
Always put right stocking on before left.July 18 1978
Lace the right shoe first.March 1976
When you get up always put your right shoe and sock on first for good luck.February 1979
Always put right shoe on first.July 1964
When dressing your feet put both stockings on and then your shoes. Always the left foot first.November 1978
IF your shoe lace comes open bad luck.April 1982
Don't wear dead person's shoes.July 18 1978
If a shoe-lace breaks, you will come into misfortune.December 1976
If shoe-lace breaks -- bad luck for day.April 30 1980
If a shoe lace breaks it's bad luck.January 17 1977
If a shoe-lace breaks, it's bad luck.November 30 1976
If your shoelace breaks, it means bad luck the rest of the day.December 1976
If a shoelace breaks -- wear or tare and your feet will soon be bare.April 1980
If a shoelace breaks -- bad luck.April 1980
If a shoe-lace breaks, it means bad luck especially if it is the left one.April 1980
Wearing three new things on Easter assures good luck throughout the year.April 1979
Never hang anything on bed posts -- bad luck.November 30 1976
Wear new clothing from head to toe all day New Year's Day for good luck.May 1979
Hem of dress turned up make a wish and it ill come true as you turn it down.November 1976
If the hem of your skirt is turned up, make a wish while turning it down.January 30 1980
Bad luck to put things on the bed.March 1982
Never wear hat in the house.March 1982
Never wear a hat in the house (man).June 1964
Don't put a hat on backwards (Don't know why).July 18 1978
Bad luck to put your shoes or other clothes on the bed.February 1979
Bad luck to put hats and shoes on the bed.February 1979
Bad luck to put coat or hat on the bed.February 1982
Bad luck to put hat on bed.April 1982
Bad luck to put hat on the bed.March 1982
Bad luck to put shoes and hats on the bed.April 1982
Bad luck to put a hat on the bed.December 1976
Never put a hat on the bed; it is bad luck.June 1977
Bad luck to put hat on bed.May 1979
Bad luck to put a hat on the bed.November 15 1978
It's bad luck to put hats on the bed.August 10 1976
It was bad luck to put a hat on the bed.November 30 1976
Never put a hat on the bed. Bad luck.July 18 1978
It was bad luck to put hats or shoes on the bed.January 10 1977
It's bad luck to put a hat or scissors on the bed.December 1976
It was bad luck to put hats on the bed.November 30 1976
Bad luck to put a hat on the bed.February 28 1980
Bad luck to put a hat on the bed.April 1980
Bad luck to throw a hat on the bed.July 18 1978
Bad luck to put hat and shoes on the bed.April 1980
Bad luck to put a hat on the bed.April 1980
Hat on bed -- bad luck.October 12 1979
Never put shoes or a man's hat on the bed.
Bad luck to put a hat on the bed.May 1979
Bad luck to put a hat on the bed.April 1 1979
Bad luck to put a man's hat on the bed.March 7 1979
Hat on the bed -- bad luck.April 26 1979
Bad luck to put your hat on the bed.March 1979
It's bad luck to put hats on the bed.October 1976
Nobody can put a hat on your bed because it makes the house poor.April 1979
It was bad luck to put a hat or a coat on the bed.October 11 1976
Throwing hat on the bed brings bad luck.April 1980
It is bad luck to put things on the bed, such as a hat.April 1980
Bad luck to put hats on the bed.October 1979
Bad luck to put hats and shoes on the bed.July 1980
Never put a hat on the bed -- it's bad luck.October 1976
Don't put people's hats and coats on the bed.April 6 1980
It was bad luck to put novelty wearing apparel on the bed.February 1977
Bad luck to put hats or shoes on the bed.April 5 1980
It was bad luck to put anything on the bed.July 1977
It's bad luck to put a hairbrush on the bed.November 15 1976
Bad luck to put shoes on the bed.January 17 1977
Bad luck to put shoes, tools, unfeminine objects on the bed.March 1979
It is unlucky to put shoes on a table, especially if they are new.April 2 1980
Bad luck to put shoes on the bed.March 28 1980
Bad luck to put shoes on table.April 1978
Bad luck to put shoes on the table.February 1979
Bad luck to put shoes on the table.February 1979
Bad luck to put shoes on the bed.April 1982
Never put shoes on a table.November 27 1981
Bad luck to put shoes on the bed.March 1982
Bad luck to put shoes on the bed.April 1982
Bad luck to put shoes on the bed.April 1982
Bad luck to put shoes on the bed.April 1980
Put new shoes on a dining room table -- Bad luck.February 1979
Bad luck to put shoes on the table, epecially new ones.March 1979
Bad luck to put shoes on the table.March 1979
Bad luck to put shoes on the table.April 26 1979
It was bad luck tp put your shoes on the table.February 1979
Don't put shoes on a table.January 17 1977
Bad luck to put shoes on the bed.March 1980
Bad luck to put shoe under the bed.April 1980
Bad luck to put shoes on the table.April 1979
If you wear on opal and it's not your birthstone, it's bad luck.October 27 1976
Pearls must be worn or they'll die.October 1979
If pearls broke while wearing them,meant bad luck.April 18 1979
Boil the oyster with the pearl, shuck it first.February 1979
Pearls were always bad luck.April 4 1979
Young girls shouldn't wear pearls because they're too "seductive."April 26 1979
If the clasp of your necklace touches the pendant, make a wish.February 1979
Pearls = TeaseMay 1979
You will have good luck if your necklace turns upside down.April 1982
Each pearl a tear will fall.March 1979
To get pearls means tears.October 1978
Pearls bring tears.May 1979
Pearls should be worn or lose their luster.May 1979
Pearls accepted from a male is bad luck.December 1978
Never sew on Sunday, you will have to rip all the stitchers out with your nose.March 1982
You never sewed on Sunday.April 1979
Don't sew on Sunday -- bad luck.February 1979
If you sew on a Sunday, you will have to take all of the stitches out with your nose when you get to heaven.April 1982
If you sew on Sunday, you'll pull the stitches out with your nose.April 13 1980
What you stitch on Sunday you'll rip apart with your tongue when you die.April 1980
In cutting out the pattern for a man's shirt, it would help to keep the shirt tail from coming above a man's belt if cut out when the moon pointed up.May 15 1976
Bad luck to ever sew anything on a Sunday.October 1978
Do not sew anything on Sundays, Ascension Day or other Holy days.April 1979
Never sew on Ascension Day.November 27 1981
Never sew anything on Ascension Day.May 10 1963
Neither sew nor work in the ground on Ascension Day.March 1976
Never sew on Ascension Day.October 1976
Do not sew on Ascension Day.April 1979
It is bad luck to do any sewing on Ascension Day.October 1976
On Ascension Day Fish. Don't do any sewing or work any in the ground.April 1976
If you sew on Ascension Day lightning will strike it.May 1979
Don't sew on Ascension Day or lightning will strike what you made.April 1979
Now, you're not supposed to sew on Ascension Day. My mother made clothing for other people, and they didn't wear anything made on Ascension Day. She made mine and her sisters clothing for school on Ascension Day and nothing ever happened.April 1980
My grandmother said never never sew anything on Ascension Day, the lightning will strike it.October 1978
Don't sew anything on Ascension Day or the lightning will strike you.June 1976
On Ascension day go fishing -- do not sew.April 1976
Another thing they were very careful about not sewing on Ascension Day. They though that was bad luck, the lightning would strike close by if they would sew on Sunday and I know another thing mother always said. She would never let us go fishing on Ascension Day, thought it was, you know, was bad luck.April 13 1976
"If you sew on Ascension Day during a thunderstorm, lightning will strike." May 8 1963
Women didn't sew on Ascension Day.March 1976
Do not thread the needle on Ascension Day.November 15 1976
Ascension Day -- Do not sew, dig in the ground, go fishing.March 12 1976
If you sew on Ascension Day, house will be struck by lightning.July 1 1976
Women were not allowed to sew on Ascension Day.October 1978
Sew on Ascension Day and you will be struck by lightning.March 1979
If you sew on Ascension Day, lightning strikes you.March 1979
Don't sew on Ascension Day.January 30 1980
On Ascension Day -- Not to sew or use a needle, or work in the ground.January 27 1977
Never sew on Ascension Day. Never touch anything sharp, or you'll get struck by lightning.April 4 1979
If a woman did sewing on Ascension Day, she would be struck by lightning.April 1979
Sewing on Ascension Day -- thunderstorm (lightning) will strike.May 8 1963
Can't sew on Ascension Day or lightning will strike.March 7 1979
If one works in the ground or sews on Ascension Day, the person will be struck with lightning.May 1979
Never do any sewing, hammering or nailing on Ascension Day.April 1979
If you sew something on a person while he's wearing it, you're sewin' trouble on him. [To his wife as she sewed a decoration on his shirt]. February 11 1973
Never use anything sharp [on Ascension Day] on accunt of lightening striking.January 1976
It is bad luck to sew clothing while you are wearing it.April 1982
You should never sew anything while a person is wearing it.April 1979
If you sew a button on something you're wearing, you're sewing on trouble.April 23 1964
If you sew a button on while that particular garment is being worn, the wearer must hold a spoon in his mouth.June 1976
If you are mending a garment while wearing it, chew on something to prevent the sewing up of the brains. (Common custom in my home while growing up.)July 18 1978
When you are sewing on a garment which a person is wearing (while you are doing the mending), have him chew on a piece of thread or you will sew his senses together.August 1964
The old time quilters always made mistakes in their quilts because anything perfect ws thought to be an affront to God.March 1982
No Dutch seamstress would hand a needle to another seamstress point-first; it would bring bad luck.March 1982
A dull scissors is like a silent mouth.April 1980
Crossed scissors means a fight.
Drop scissors -- bad luck.March 1976
Never pick up scissors dropped to the floor. It is bad luck.April 1980
If you drop scissors, leave them lay.March 1976
Never pick up a pair of scissors that you have dropped.April 1980
Scissors are a sign of good fortune.April 1980
To drop a pair of scissors by accident is unlucky, especially if they are picked up by the one who dropped them.April 2 1980
If you drop scissors someone else must pick them up or you will have bad luck.April 1980
Bad luck to put scissors on the bed.December 1976
Hand scissors with the pointed end toward you.April 30 1980
Crossed scissors mean a fight.
Step on dropped scissors before picking up or you'll have bad luck.April 1980
Find straight pins and pick them up -- good luck.April 1982
Find a pin on the floor -- food luck.April 1980
Picking up pins meant good luck.July 19 1978
See a pin, pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck.April 26 1979
See a pin or penny, pick it up and you will have good luck.March 1979
See a pin and pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck.April 4 1979
Good luck. Seeing new moon over left shoulder. Finding a four-leaf clover. See a pin and pick it up.July 7 1976
See a pin, pick it up, and the rest of the day good luck.March 1979
See a pin, pick it up. Let it lay, bad luck you will have all the day.September 17 1976
See a pin, pick it up, All day long you'll have good luck. See a pin, let it lay, you'll hav bad luck, all day.October 12 1979
If you see a pin and leave it lay you will wish you never pass that way.April 1976
Never take a needle from anyone -- bad luck.February 1979
If your initials spell a word, you'll be rich.
Anybody that talks to themselves has money in the bak. That's older than me and you put together.August 5 1978
Eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day if you want to be rich.December 29 1968
If you eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day you'll have money all year.December 31 1981
That's what they say, Eat sauerkraut and you'll have money all year. It never works but it's nice to try.December 31 1981
Good luck to eat Sauerkraut and Pork on New Year's Day -- you'll be rich.December 12 1975
Down there [Florida] they eat hog jowls and black eye peas for good luck [on New Year's Day]. Up here we eat sauerkraut for good luck.January 21 1973
Eat pork and Sauerkraut on New Year's Day and you'll never go broke.October 27 1976
On New Year's Day, they eat sauerkraut and pork so they would "root" for a living instead of having to scratch.April 1976
Eat pork for a good new year financially.February 29 1980
On New Year's day, wash hands with a silver dollar -- everybody in house was to do it.March 1979
Bubbles on coffee mean you are going to get money.December 1976
Bubbles on coffee mean money.August 10 1976
Bubbles on coffee mean money, if you could get them before they burst.December 20 1976
Bubbles on coffee mean money if coming toward you. Away from you, you would lose some.January 10 1977
If you accidentally put your clothes on inside out, you'll get money.October 1978
When seeing the first robin in the springtime, you always shake your coin purse while looking at the robin -- the purse will never be empty again (practiced).April 1981
When you hear the first whipporwill, roll in the grass and shake your pocket book.April 1976
If change was had in the pocket, on hearing the first wip-poor-will, and you shook it, and brought good luck.March 1976
Shake your pocketbook when you hear the first wippoorwill, then you will have money all year.June 1976
When you hear the first wippoorwill, shake your pocketbook and you won't be without money.September 17 1976
If a wagon full of hay comes towards you wish for money.June 1977
When you hear the first whippoorwill, shake the pocket book for it to be filled.March 1976
If you shake your pocketbook when you hear a whippoorwill, you'll always have money in it.August 10 1963
When you hear the first whippoorwill, shake coins in purse for more money to accumulate.March 1976
If you find where a falling star hits, you'll get rich.March 1979
If a loaf of bread falls on the floor, if you pick it up and eat it, you'll always stay poor. If you give it to the birds, you'll get an increase.
Money put on the table would bring poverty.March 1979
If you spend money on Monday, you'll spend money all week.
Elsie doesn't like to spend money on Monday. She says you spend money on Monday, you spend money all week.May 20 1963
Don't sweep after night, you won't have any riches.March 1979
Sweep dirt over the door step means you'll always be poor -- swept your wealth away.May 1976
Long fingers are said to be a sign that their owner is improvident and will never be able to save money.April 2 1980
Whne whippoorwill first hollers shake change in your pockets and you'll never be broke that year.March 1979
To kill a spider is to bring rain or poverty.April 1980
Mole on the neck, Money by the peckApril 25 1964
White spots on the fingernails mean money, prosperity.October 19 1976
If your nose itched, it meant you would get money.May 15 1976
The more white spots you had on your fingernails, meant you would be a wealthy person.October 1976
When your nose itches you will get money.August 10 1978
Hand itches -- going to receive money or shake hands with someone.March 1977
If your hand itches you'll get money.March 1979
Good luck for your hand to itch -- you will get money.December 12 1975
If your hand itches you'll receive money.April 1980
Itchy palm meant you were coming into money.April 1 1980
When your hand itches, you will receive money or shake hands.June 1977
If your hand itches, you're going to get money.April 26 1979
When your hand itches, you will be receiving money.April 1977
Hand itch -- will become the recipient of money.December 1978
If your hand itches, it means money.March 1976
When your hand itches you'll get money.December 10 1976
If your hand itches, you will receive money.March 1976
When your hand itches, you will receive money.January 20 1977
If your hand itches, you're going to get money.December 20 1976
When your hand itches, you will soon come into money.December 1976
If your hand itches, you will receive money.November 15 1976
When your hand itches, you will receive money.August 10 1976
If your left hand itches, you'll receive money or a letter. Right hand -- meet a friend.May 1976
If your left hand itches, you will receive money; right hand you will shake hands with someone. Or right hand you will give money away.May 1976
Itchy palm means money.April 1982
If your palm itches, it's a sign that you'll be getting money.November 25 1981
If your hand itches, you are going to get some money.June 1976
When your hand itches, you're going to get money.June 1976
When your hand itches -- sign of money coming to you.November 15 1978
If your hand itches, you're going to get money.June 1976
If your hand itches, it means shake hands with some body or get money.April 1976
If your hand itches, you are coming into money. Going to be introduced to a stranger.July 7 1976
Hand itches -- you are going to com in for some money.January 27 1977
When your hand itches it means prosperity, money.October 19 1976
If your hand itches, you will receive money.October 11 1976
When your hand itches, you'll receive money.October 1976
When your hand itches, one is to receive some money.October 6 1976
When your hand itches, you're going to get money.July 1 1976
When your hand itches, you'll come into money.November 19 1976
Either hand itches, you'll get money.June 1976
When your hand itches you will get some money.June 1976
When your hand itches, you'll come into a sum of money.April 1976
If your hand itches, you will receive money.July 1 1976
When your hand itches, you are going to get money.September 21 1976
When your hand itches, you are going to get money.October 1976
When your hand itches, you'll get money.April 1976
When your hand itches, it means getting money.July 1 1976
If your hand itches, you'll receive money.March 1976
If your hand itches, you'll get money.March 1976
If your hand itches you're going to be rich.November 30 1979
If your left hand itches -- money.November 15 1976
If your left hand itches, you're going to get money.April 3 1980
Left hand itches -- money.January 30 1980
If your right hand itchesm you will shake hands with a stranger on way to visit. Left hand, you'd receive unexpected money.March 1976
Right hand itches -- someone's gossipping about you. Left hand -- you'll get money.June 1976
Left hand itches, money; right hand, meet a stranger.March 1976
If your left hand itches, you will receive money.October 1978
If your left palm itches, you will receive money.May 1979
If felt hand itches you will get money.February 1979
When your left hand itches, money. February 17 1977
Left hand itches, money coming.January 21 1977
Left hand itches, going to receive money.November 23 1976
If right hand itches, you would soon shake hands; if left hand you would receive money.March 1976
Left palm itching -- expect money.February 29 1980
Left hand itches -- unexpected money.November 30 1976
If your left hand itches, you're going to come into a lot of money.February 1979
Left hand itches -- receive money.November 30 1976
When your left hand itches, it means you are getting money.November 27 1981
Left hand itches, you will get money.February 1982
When your left hand itches, you will receive money.September 17 1976
If your left hand itches, you're gonna get some money.
When your right hand itches, company is coming; when your left hand itches, you're going to get money.March 1976
If your right hand itches, you'll shake hands with someone. Also some one will give you money.October 1978
If your right hand itches, you're going to receive money.January 1976
Right hand itching means money.January 10 1977
If your right hand itches, you'll receive money.January 17 1977
If your right hand itches, you are going to give away money, and if your left hand itches, you are going to receive money.October 1976
Left hand itches -- receive money.July 1980
If your hand itches, Right hand -- hand shake. Left Hand -- money from somewhere.April 1976
When your left hand itches -- you are going to receive money.May 1976
If your right hand itches, it means you will shake hands with someone; left hand means money coming.Spetember 1 1976
White spots on fingernails -- going to get money.March 1980
Cut your fingernails on Monday -- you will always have money.April 1980
White spots on the fingernails of the right hand mean you would be successful in business.November 1976
Spots on fingernails, you get money when they grow out.April 1979
Spots on the fingernails determine whether or not you'll be rich.March 7 1979
If your foot itches, you're going to run int