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salt, husbands and wives, marriage beliefs, weather, stretching, insects


A handwritten, untitled note transcribed by Alfred L. Shoemaker dating from circa 1950. Within, some beliefs surrounding husbands and wives are noted along with other folk sayings.

Corresponds to:

Packet 410-53


You have to eat ½ bushel of salt with your husband until you really know him

Husband and Wife surely love each other if they share with the same tooth brush. Mrs. John Smith Hickory Park

Six weeks after you heard the first Katydid you can expect the first frost

If you sit on a chair during the day and stretch yourself I heard this say hut en fowler dich ga mecked un nat gshtregt

Annie Jacobs

[illegible] work in November


English and Pennsylvanian German

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Notes on Husbands and Wives, and Other Folk Beliefs



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