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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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PROVERB

DO UNTO OTHERS AND THEN CUT OUT BEFORE THEY DO UNTO YOU.

Where learned: MAIL ; TOLD BY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; IRONY ; PARODY ; VARIANT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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GREEK FOOD CUSTOM

ONLY FISH IS SERVED ON PALM SUNDAY IN GREEK HOUSEHOLDS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED OF THIS THROUGH FAMILY TIES.

Where learned: UNKNOWN ; MAIL ; CORRESPONDENCE WITH COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Tuesday

Date learned: 07-00-1967

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EASTER

GREEKS DYE THEIR EASTER EGGS ONLY A DEEP BLOOD RED WHICH
SIGNIFIES THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.

Submitter comment: FROM FAMILY TIES.

Where learned: MAIL

Keyword(s): COLOR SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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RUBBING A GOLD WEDDING BAND ON A STY WILL MAKE IT GO AWAY.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 14 OTHER REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVE.

Where learned: MAIL ; TOLD BY

Keyword(s): JEWELRY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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NEW ENGLAND FOOD

A TRADITIONAL SATURDAY DINNER IS BAKED BEANS AND HOT DOGS.

Where learned: MAIL ; TOLD BY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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IF A CLOSE RELATIVE DIES, FRENCH-AMERICANS MOURN
FOR A WHOLE YEAR AND DURING THIS MOURNING, THERE IS
A COMPLETE ABSTENTION FROM SOCIAL LIFE.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER TOLD ME THIS.

Where learned: MAIL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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TO DETERMINE SEX OF BABY IN GREEK-AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS, SALT
IS SPRINKLED ON THE HEAD OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS. IF MOTHER
RAISES HANDS TO HEAD THE CHILD WILL BE A GIRL. IF HANDS
GO TO LOWER PART OF BODY, THE BABY WILL BE A BOY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MAIL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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A GREEK-AMERICAN BABY WHEN BORN HAS A PIECE OF GOLD PLACED
ON IT, BECAUSE ON THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF BIRTH, THE
FAIRIES COME TO DECIDE THE BABY'S FATE. IF THERE IS
GOLD, THEN ALL WILL GO WELL.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MAIL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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THE BEST MAN AND MAID OF HONOR AT A GREEK WEDDING WILL
ALWAYS BE THE GODPARENTS OF THE FIRST BORN CHILD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED THROUGH CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MAIL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Baptism Naming rite

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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IN PARTS OF FRANCE, THE DEATH OF A PERSON IS NOT
ALWAYS DIRECTLY IMPLIED, IT MAY BE SAID THAT "HIS
HEAD'S COOKED" OR HE'S EMPTIED HIS CELLAR.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER TOLD ME THIS.

Where learned: MAIL ; FRANCE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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