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HOPE IS A VIRTUE LOVING AND TRUE,

BUT BEAUTY IS THE GIFT GOD GAVE YOU

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF COLETTE BY A SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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THE SEWER

BY THE SEWER I LIVED,
BY THE SEWER I DIED,
THEY CALLED IT MURDER,
BUT IT WAS SEWER-CIDE.

Submitter comment: GRADE SCHOOL AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE AND COMMAS

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUICIDE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

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AUTOGRAPH

IF YOUR HUSBAND IS THIRSTY
AND HE WANTS A DRINK,
TAKE HIM TO THE KITCHEN
AND SHOW HIM TO THE SINK)

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; DRINK ; HUMOR ; MARRAIGE ; RHYME ABCB ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SETTING
AND THE EARTH NO MORE YOU TROD;
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF
COLETTE BY A SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BLESSING ; CHARM ; PIOUS ; PREPARATION FOR DEATH ; RHYME ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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AUTOGRAPH ITEM

READ SEE HOW HOPE YOU

UP WILL MUCH I LIKE

AND YOU I AND

DOWN AND LIKE YOU ME)

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF
COLETTE BY A SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; RHYME ABCB ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Reading or writing backwards, upside down

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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AUTOGRAPH

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND MOVE DOWN SOUTH
REMEMBER ME AND MY BIG MOUTH.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; FRIENDSHIP ; MARRAIGE ; RHYME AA ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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EASTER:

PREPARATIONS FOR EASTER USUALLY BEGAN ON HOLY THURSDAY AND LASTED UP
TILL EASTER SUNDAY MORNING. THERE WAS CLEANING TO DO, BAKING,
COOKING, AND EGGS TO COLOR.
PEOPLE WERE REQUIRED TO GO TO MASS ON THURSDAY,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MORNINGS. ON SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT THEY WERE ALSO
REQUIRED TO COME.
THE BAKING & COOKING STARTED OFF WITH "BABKA" - A POLISH KIND OF
BREAD; SWEET, WITH RAISINS. THIS WAS USUALLY EATEN WITH HONEY.
THERE WAS GOOSE, FISH, VEGETABLES - ALL KINDS OF FOOD IN HUGE
AMOUNTS. BUT WHAT EVERYONE ENJOYED MOST, WAS THE COLORING OF THE
EGGS.
BECAUSE LITHUANIANS ARE SO ARTISTIC, THEIR ART COMES OUT IN A SMALL
WAY ON THESE EGGS. THE PROCESS IS VERY SIMPLE: YOU TAKE A WAX
CANDLE, A PIN WITH A HEAD, AND A CLEAN, DRY, HARD-BOILED EGG. YOU
DIP THE PIN HEAD INTO THE MELTING WAX AND QUICKLY STROKE IT ONTO THE
EGG. WHEREVER THE WAX TOUCHES THE EGG, THE COLOR WILL NOT COVER IT
THERE. THERE ARE MANY MANY VARIOUS DESIGNS THAT YOU CAN CREATE
WITH THIS TYPE OF COLORING. AFTER THE WAX ON THE EGG IS DRY, YOU
DROP IT INTO COLD COLORS.
FOR A TWO COLOR, DUO-DESIGN EGG, IT IS JUST AS SIMPLE. THE EGG IS
WHITE FROM THE BEGINNING. YOU DRAW A DESIGN ON IT & DROP IT INTO
GREEN. YOU TAKE IT, PAT IT DRY VERY GENTLY AND THEN PROCEED WITH
ANOTHER DESIGN. YOU SIMPLY STROKE THE WAX ONTO THE GREEN PART OF THE
EGG & DROP IT INTO BLUE. LET'S SAY YOU KEEP IT IN FOR ONLY A FEW
MINUTES AND WHEN YOU TAKE IT: YOU HAVE A WHITE, GREEN & AQUA EGG.
THERE IS ANOTHER WAY OF COLORING EGGS, BUT MORE DIFFICULT. IT IS
HARDLY USED AT ALL TODAY, MY PARENTS NEVER USED IT, SO IT'S RATHER
HARD TO EXPLAIN. THE METHOD IS CARVING THE DESIGN RIGHT OUT ONTO THE
EGG. BUT SINCE I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND A MOST INFORMATIVE SOURCE
FOR THIS METHOD, THIS IS ALL I CAN SAY 'BOUT ( ABOUT ) IT.
EASTER MORNING, OR SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT, THE CHURCH IS DARK, WITH
ONLY ONE DIM LIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. AT MIDNIGHT, THE
CANDLES ARE LIT, THE PEOPLE BEGIN TO SING AS THE PRIEST TAKES THE
MONSTRANCE AROUND THE CHURCH SEVERAL TIMES IN A PROCESSION. IN FRONT
OF THE PRIEST, THERE ARE SEVERAL GIRLS THROWING ROSE PETALS AT HIS
FEET. AFTER THE PROCESSION IS FINISHED, HE SAYS A SHORT PRAYER FOR
EVERYONE, BLESSES THE PEOPLE WITH HOLY WATER AND MASS BEGINS.
ON EASTER IN THE AFTERNOON, THE CHILDREN GET TOGETHER AND CHALLENGE
EACH OTHER TO AN "EGG-CONTEST". THIS REALLY CONSISTS OF TWO PARTS,
BUT THE OBJECTIVE IS THE SAME: TRYING TO CRACK THE OTHER EGG. THE
FIRST PART WOULD BE WHERE THE CHALLENGED EGG WAS BEING HELD WITH THE
POINTED NOSE UP, AND THE CHALLENGER WOULD ATTEMPT TO CRACK IT. IF
THE CHALLENGER'S EGG CRACKED, HE WAS THE LOSER. BUT IF THE
CHALLENGED EGG WON, HE COULD HAVE A SECOND TRY TO SEE HOW FAR HIS EGG
WOULD ROLL & IF HE CAN CRACK HIS OPPONENT'S EGG THIS WAY. THE
ROLLING WAS USUALLY HELD ON A GRASSY PIECE OF LAND. THERE WOULD BE A
SLANTED BOARD, SIMILAR TO A SLIDE AND THE EGGS WOULD BE ROLLED FROM
THIS. IF THE CHALLENGER'S EGG DEVELOPED A SECOND CRACK FROM HIS
OPPONENT, HE WAS OUT.
THE KIDS IN LITHUANIA DIDN'T RECEIVE EASTER BASKETS. THEY RECEIVED
EGGS, BUT HAD TO HUNT ALL OVER THE FARM FOR THEM. AND TO SOME LUCKY
ONES, IT BROUGHT THEM THE SATISFACTION OF HAVING THE STRONGEST EGG IN
THE VILLAGE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; GAME ; MUSIC ; WATER

Subject headings: 663 Holy Thursday
663 Good Friday
663 Holy Saturday
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Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting F663.30

Date learned: 03-26-1972

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EASTER CELEBRATION

AT 4:00 A.M. ( , ) A BAND MARCHES AROUND THE TOWN AND WAKES
EVERYBODY UP, THEN EVERYONE GETS DRESSES ( DRESSED ) UP IN SUNDAY
CLOTHES, AND MEETS IN THE PLAZA. THERE IS A HIGH TOWER AND SOMEBODY
SINGS AND A LITTLE GIRL TIED TO A ROPE AND DRESSED AS AN ANGEL IS
EASED DOWN THE TOWER. ON THE GROUND IS A STATUE OF THE BLESSED
VIRGIN MARY WITH A BLACK VEIL SYMBOLIZING MOURNING, AND THE LITTLE
GIRL CHANGES IT TO WHITE TO SHOW THAT HER MOURNING IS OVER. THEN
EVERYBODY GOES TO CHURCH.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COLOR

Subject headings: DRAMA -- Religious
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 12-04-1965

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EASTER CELEBRATION

LEAVING OUT CARROTS AND LETTUCE FOR THE EASTER BUNNY.

Submitter comment: FAMILY CUSTOM

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Bunny

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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EASTER GAME

IN BOSTON, AT EASTER TIME, EGGS ARE PUT IN THE CENTER OF THE TABLE,
ALL BEING HARD-BOILED EXCEPT ONE. PEOPLE THEN TAKE TURNS GOING
AROUND THE ROOM AND RUBBING THE EGG ON EVERYONE'S HEAD WHILE SAYING,
"THIS DOG COMES HOME", UNTIL ONE EGG (THE RAW ONE) BREAKS ON SOME
POOR INDIVIDUAL'S HEAD, WHO RISES AND SAYS, "THIS DOG DOESN'T COME
HOME".

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): GAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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TRADITION

THE SWALLOWS RETURN TO CAPISTRANO ON THE FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH.

Data entry tech comment: ST. JOSEPH'S DAY: MARCH 19

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 19 Feast of St. Joseph
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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AUSTRIAN CUSTOM

ON ST. NICHOLAS@ DAY THE CHILDREN LEAVE THEIR SHOES OUTSIDE THEIR
DOORS. IT THEY ARE BAD ST. NICK WILL PUT COAL IN THEM BUT IF THEY
ARE GOOD THEY WILL RECEIVE PRESENTS.

Submitter comment: HEARD FROM GRANDPARENTS WHO CAME FROM AUSTRIA

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ST. NICHOLAS'DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 6 Feast of St. Nicholas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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FESTIVAL

ON THE FEAST - DAY OF ST. NICHOLAS, THE CHILDREN RECEIVE GIFTS FROM
AN ANGEL UNDER THE PILLOWS IN THE MORNING.

Submitter comment: UKRAINIAN

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FESTIVAL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 6 Feast of St. Nicholas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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I WAS TAUGHT IN GRADE SCHOOL THAT ANYONE BORN BETWEEN DECEMBER 21
AND DECEMBER 26 WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE
SPIRITS.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SPIRITS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 11-11-1969

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THIS CUSTOM WAS PRACTICED BY POLISH FARMERS YEARS AGO: ON THE DAY
AFTER CHRISTMAS, ST. STEPHEN'S, ANY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY WOULD TAKE
ANY NUTS AND FRUITS, GO INTO A BEDROOM WHERE A PERSON WAS SLEEPING,
THROW OFF THE COVERS AND THROW THE NUTS AND FRUITS ON THAT PERSON.
WHILE DOING THIS HE OR SHE WOULD SAY " ST. STEPHEN WAS HERE ".
THE PERSON WOULD THEN LEAVE THE ROOM.

Submitter comment: THE REASON FOR THIS WAS ST. STEPHEN WAS THE FIRST MARTYR AND WAS
STONED TO DEATH. THE NUTS AND FRUITS REPRESENT THE STONES.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: 11-15-1969

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ST. STEPHEN'S DAY CUSTOM

IT IS A POLISH CUSTOM ON THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS TO VISIT ONE'S
RELATIVES AND SHOWER THEM WITH NUTS, WHICH REPRESENTS THE STONING
OF ST. STEPHEN.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ST. STEPHEN'S DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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ENGLISH COMMEMORATION DAY

CHILDERMAS DAY IN ENGLAND PARALLELS HOLY INNOCENTS' DAY IN AMERICA.
IT IS A COMMEMORATIO'N OF HEROD'S SLAUGHTER OF THE CHILDREN;
OBSERVED ON DECEMBER 28. THE DAY IS CONSIDERED UNLUCKY.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CHILDERMAS DAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 28 Holy Innocents

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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MARINE SHOWER

AFTER A SHOWER, DRY YOURSELF WITH THE WASHCLOTH FIRST BEFORE THE
TOWEL. THIS KEEPS YOUR TOWEL DRIER LONGER. THIS WAS PROBABLY
STARTED WHEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO MOVE SO OFTEN THEY WOULDN'T HAVE
TO PACK A WET TOWEL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): MILITARY

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: DATE NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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SIGNIFICANCE OF SALT

WE HAVE A ROAD SIDE STAND BACK HOME. ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS WANTED
SOME SALT TO EAT TOMATOES WITH. RATHER THAN GIVE THEM THE SALT,
HE SOLD IT TO THEM. LATER TOLD ME NEVER TO GIVE SALT AWAY. FOR
IF YOU DO, YOU WILL BECOME WEAK, AND OTHER PEOPLE WILL HAVE POWER
OVER YOU. SALT, THEREFORE, HAS MUCH SIGNIFICANCE AND MEANING.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 08-00-1969

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NEGRO SONG TYPE

THE CALYPSO SONG TYPE OF THE NEGROES OF
TRINIDAD, MARKED WITH PERSONAL COMMENT,
RIDICULE, OR CRITICISM, IT HAS BEEN ADOPTED
BY ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSONS.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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