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O. Schafroth, Harlingen Look at a new moon, throw salt over your left shoulder, and your wishes will come true. Doris Pippin, San Antonio Butcher the hogs in the light of the moon if you want lots of grease. Herbert R. Rawlings, Belton Page 8 Page 9 Weather Wisdom Unusually fat dove and quail mean the coming of a severe winter. Paula Steele, Dallas If the sun is shining when you are born, you will have a happy life. Phyllis Sparks, Idalou The weather in Texas shows that God has a sense of humor.
Judy Campbell, Fort Worth If it thunders on the first day of February, it will be a wet spring. Martha Kissinger, Fort Worth If the sun goes down behind a cloud, it will rain the next day. Martha Kissinger, Fort Worth It will rain 31 days after the first fog in February. James Hogan, Lubbock If the cattle on the range drift against the fence in a closely packed bunch, there will be a blue norther. Willie Haithcock, Plainview A wind from the east brings rain. Eleanor Cossiart, San Antonio Page 14 If there is a halo around the sun, it will rain soon.
Gladys Cage, San Antonio To determine the depth of the water underground, take a straight green stick which is limber and hold it still. When it starts shaking, the number of shakes indicates the number of feet down to water. Marian Hath, San Antonio Page 22 If you do not begin digging a witched well within three days after a witch has located it, you will lose the water. Michael Hardway, Plainview You must never talk to a witch who is walking about with his divining rod or tree branch; if you talk to him, you will break the spell.