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LEGEND

THERE IS A STORY THAT ON KELLY'S ISLAND IN OHIO WHEN IN THE EARLY
1800'S THE CEMETERY WAS FIRST BEGINNING TO BE FIXED, SOMEHOW ONE
OF THE MEN WORKING ON THIS AREA GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH HIS BOSS AND
IN HIS ANGER HE SAID THAT HE WAS GLAD HE WASN'T GOING TO BE BURIED
IN THAT PLACE.
A FEW MONTHS LATER THIS SAME MAN WAS WORKING ON A HOUSE THAT FELL
ON HIM. HE WAS THE FIRST TO BE BURIED AT THE CEMETERY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; FALSE ASSUMPTION. ASSUMPTION PROVES FALSE. ; IRONY ; PROPHECY REVERSED. WISH REVERSED. OPPOSITE COMES TRUE. ; TEMPTING FATE

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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Superstition: Animals

Don't count your chickens before they hatch

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From Friends

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): assume ; assumption ; Chickens ; Eggs ; Hatch

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

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Proverb

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

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Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classfication.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): assume ; assumption ; Chicken ; Choices ; Egg ; Hatch

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't put the cart before the horse

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Keyword(s): assumption ; Cart ; EAGERNESS ; HORSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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Don't concentrate all your wealth in one area.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; assumption ; Basket ; Egg ; Eggs ; Gamble ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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