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1376. If you mend your apron or dress while on you, some one will lie

about you.

Maine and Alabama.

1377. As many stitches as you take (in mending a garment while wearing

it), so many lies will be told about you.

New Hampshire.

1378. If a garment is mended while being worn, it is a sign the wearer

will do something he is ashamed of before the week is out.
Newton, Mass.

1379. If one mends his clothes upon his back,

It is a sign his trouble will never come back.


1380. Basting threads left in a garment signify that it is not yet paid


Massachusetts and Ohio.

1381. Put your clothes on the wrong side out and you'll have a present

before the week is out.

Peabody, Mass.

1382. If, when dressing, one puts on any of his clothing wrong side out,

it is a sign that he will soon receive a present.


1383. If you happen to put your skirt on wrong side out, you are likely

to get a new one.


1384. You mustn't talk when some article of dress you are wearing is

being mended, or some one will talk or tell lies about you.

1385. In dressing for a journey, if you wish to have good luck, dress the

right foot first.

Belleville, Ohio.

1386. If the hem of a lady's dress turns up, she is sure to have a new



1387. While sewing on a garment, should you sew it to your dress by

mistake, as many stitches as you take, so many lies will be told about


Baldwinsville, N.Y.

1388. If you break your needle in making a dress, you will live to wear

it out. If you tear a hole in a new dress, the first time wearing it, you

will have a new one before that is worn out.

Deer Isle, Me.

1389. If you break a needle in sewing a new gown, it is a sure sign you

will live to wear out the garment.

Holyoke, Mass.

1390. If you break your needle in making a garment, or have to rip out

some of it, you will live to wear it out.

Boston, Mass.

1391. If a white petticoat falls below your dress, it is a sign that your

father loves you better than your mother.

New England.

1392. Crooked pins are a sign that the owner is an old maid.

Province of Quebec, Can.

1393. Should a friend withdraw a ring from the finger of another, it is a

sign it will break friendship. The owner should take off the ring and

hand it to the friend.

Baldwinsville, N.Y.

1394. A hole in the toe of your shoe or stocking, so as to show the toe,

means a letter.

Cape Breton.

1395. Old shoes, particularly the soles, were often buried by negro

servants on Monday morning to keep the devil down through the week.

Chestertown, Md.

1396. Save the old shoes to throw after the carriage, when any of the

family start on a journey; it will insure a safe return.


1397. Wear the boot (or shoe) on the side, a rich man's bride;

On the toe, spend as you go;

On the heel, love to do weel;

On the ball, live to spend all.


1398. Hole in the toe, spend as you go:

Hole at the side, be a rich bride;

Hole at the heel, spend as you feel;

Hole on the ball, live to spend all.

New York.

1399. Wear at the toe, live to see woe;

Wear at the side, live to be a bride;

Wear at the ball, live to spend all;

Wear at the heel, live to save a deal.

New York.

1400. Wear on the toe,

Spend as you go;

Wear on the ball,

Love to spend all.

Wear on the side,

You'll be a rich bride.

1401. Of stockings:--

Wear at the toe,

Spend as you go:

Wear at the heel,

Spend a good deal;

Wear at the ball,

You'll live to spend all.

South Carolina.