RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME KNOWLEDGE [BLACKBOARD] TITAN CONNECT QUICK LINKS
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for Born returned 25 results.

prev | items 1 - 21 | next

EVERY TIME A SCORPIO IS BORN, A MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY HAS DIED THE
YEAR BEFORE, AND EVERY TIME ONE DIES, THERE WILL BE A BIRTH IN THAT
FAMILY WITHIN THE YEAR.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ASTROLOGICAL SIGN FOR PERSONS BORN 10-24--11-22

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1967

View just this record

PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NONE ARE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO CAN'T SEE

James Callow Keyword(s): IRONY ; OBSERVATION ; PUN ; STUBBORNNESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-00-1968

View just this record

Entry filtered.

RIDDLE QUESTION

WHAT'S BLACK OUTSIDE AND WHITE INSIDE?
DEARBORN

Submitter comment: HEARD FROM CLASSMATE AT ST. ALPHONOUS
HIGH SCHOOL IN DEARBORN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ; EXCLUSION OF BLACKS FROM DEARBORN, MICHIGAN HOUSING ; RACE SEGREGATION ; SATIRE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 09-27-1967

View just this record

ASTROLOGICAL BELIEF

EVERY TIME A SCORPIO IS BORN, A MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY HAS DIED THE
YEAR BEFORE, AND EVERY TIME ONE DIES, THERE WILL BE A BIRTH IN THAT
FAMILY WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ASTROLOGICAL SIGN FOR PERSONS BORN 10-24--11-22.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1969

View just this record

IF THREE PEOPLE LIGHT A CIGARETTE ON ONE MATCH, BAD LUCK
WILL FOLLOW THE YOUNGEST TO USE THE MATCH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): YOUNGEST IS THE LAST BORN

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...
BELIEF -- Bad luck Games Pastimes Sports

Date learned: 07-19-1968

View just this record

PIERCING THE EARS OF THE NEWBORN WITH NEEDLES INSURES
GOOD EYESIGHT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; EARS ; EYESIGHT ; Newborn ; Piercing

James Callow Keyword(s): HIDDEN CONNECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 10-13-1973

View just this record

PEOPLE USED TO CLIP THEIR HOGS' EARS TO IDENTIFY THEM.
THE RESPONDENT'S MOTHER WATCHED SOME HOGS BEING SO
MARKED WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT, AND THE RESPONDENT WAS
BORN WITH ONE CLIPPED EAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Born ; Clip ; EARS ; Hog ; Pig ; PREGNANCY ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-06-1973

View just this record

IF THE UNBORN CHILD IS CARRIED HIGH, IT WILL BE A GIRL;
IF CARRIED LOW, IT WILL BE A BOY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Boy ; Carriage ; CARRY ; CHILD ; Fetus ; gender ; Girl ; High ; Low ; PREGNANCY ; STOMACH ; Unborn

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 09-00-1973

View just this record

A BABY CONCEIVED AT NIGHT WILL BE BORN AT NIGHT, WHILE A
BABY CONCEIVED DURING THE DAY WILL BE A GIRL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; BIRTH ; Born ; CONCEPTION ; MORNING ; Night ; PREDICTION ; PREGNANCY ; Time of day

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 09-00-1973

View just this record

IF THE CORD IS CUT CLOSER THAN THREE INCHES TO THE NAVEL,
THE BABY WILL BLEED TO DEATH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bleed ; CHILDBIRTH ; Cut ; DEATH ; Delivery ; Die ; Inches ; infant ; Labor ; Length ; Newborn ; PREGNANCY ; THREE ; UMBILICAL CORD

James Callow Keyword(s): UMBILICAL CORD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-20-1973

View just this record

AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF SPICED OR VERY HOT (HIGHLY
SEASONED WITH PEPPER) FOODS WILL BLIND THE UNBORN BABY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; Consumption ; Eat ; FOOD ; Newborn ; Pepper ; PREGNANCY ; Spicy ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of quantity or weight
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-20-1973

View just this record

BITING FINGERNAILS WHEN PREGNANT CAUSES THE BABY TO BE
STUBBORN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FINGERNAILS ; PREGNANCY ; Stubborn

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONALITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 09-13-1973

View just this record

IF A CAT HAS A CROSS-SHAPED MARK ON ITS FOREHEAD, IT IS
DESCENDED FROM THE LITTER WHICH WAS BORN AT THE NATIVITY
OF CHRIST.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MCKENZIE

Keyword(s): Born ; CAT ; Cross ; Descendant ; Fur ; Litter ; Mark ; Nativity ; SIGN ; Tale

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

View just this record

Language

Tongue Twister:

Betty Botta bought some butter. "But," she said, "this butter's bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. But a bit o' better butter will but make my batter better." So she bought a bit o' butter, better than the bitter butter, made her bitter batter better. So 'twas better Betty Botta bought a bit o' better butter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Something similar (but shorter) already typed as prose.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Baking ; Batter ; Butter ; COOKING ; Dearborn Heights ; GAME ; Language ; MICHIGAN ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Redford ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

View just this record

Belief: Children

Wednesday's Child:

Wednesday's Child is full of woe.

Submitter comment:

(A person born on Wednesday is believed to be ill-fated through-out life.)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRTH ; Born ; CHILDREN ; DAYS OF THE WEEK ; DESTINY ; Destiny, Fate ; Wednesday ; WOE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

View just this record

Superstition: Pregnancy

Cats:

Cats shouldn't be allowed in the same room as a sleeping baby because the smell of milk on a baby's breath will cause the cat to suffocate the baby when the cat attempts to suck the milk out of the baby through the baby's mouth.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P400] crossed out / replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ASPHYXIATION ; BABY ; CAT ; CHILD ; DEATH ; FEAR ; Feline ; FOOD ; Kill ; Milk ; Newborn ; Offspring ; Suffocate ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

View just this record

Superstition: Pregnancy

Cats and Babies:

Many mothers will not leace cats in the same room as an infant. They believe a cat can suck all the aior out of a baby's lungs and kill it.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ASPHYXIATION ; BABY ; CAT ; CHILD ; FEAR ; Feline ; infant ; Newborn ; Suffocate ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

View just this record

Superstition: Pregnancy

Cat Belief:

Never place a baby unattended in the same room as a cat, because the cat will leap up onto the child and take hold of the child's tongue and strangle the child.

Submitter comment:

Informant said she saw a cat do this and was able to save the child before the child expired.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740] crossed out / replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Keyword(s): ASPHYXIATION ; BABY ; CAT ; CHILD ; FEAR ; Feline ; infant ; Newborn ; STRANGULATION ; SUFFOCATION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

View just this record

Entry filtered.

Superstition: Pregnancy

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Marks on the Body:

If a pregnant woman has any desires and touches herself, the baby will be marked on that spot.  

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P680, P870] crossed out. replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WORK

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; BIRTH ; CONCEPTION ; Desire ; MASTURBATION ; Offspring ; PREGNANCY ; SEX ; Sexuality ; SUPERSTITION ; Suppression ; TABU ; Unborn ; Woman

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
Filter - Mature Content

View just this record

Superstition: Pregnancy

Birthmarks:

Mother always said "if a child was born with a birthmark, to do this, before the child got into the bath or anything." Take the afterbirth, the sack the baby grows in, take the lining from the sack and rub the baby all over with that. The skin would come out clean and the birthmark would be gone.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P720, P760.750] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Afterbirth ; BABY ; BIRTH ; Birth Mark ; CURE ; CURSE ; Delivery ; Labor ; Newborn ; Placenta ; PREGNANCY ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

View just this record

prev | items 1 - 21 | next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.