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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

BETTER TO HAVE A BAD MORNING THAN A BAD MARRIAGE. (TRANSLATION)

Submitter comment: FOR OLD MAIDS WHO DON'T GET MARRIED, ITS BEST FOR THEM TO ALWAYS
REMEMBER: MM[ BETTER TO HAVE A BAD MORNING THAN A BAD MARRIAGE. (TRANSLATION)

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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FOLK CURE FOR UPSET STOMACH

BOIL A BAY LEAF IN WATER FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN DRINK.
WILL CURE UPSET STOMACH AND ALSO EASE DIARRHEA.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-14-1971

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PROPERTIES ATTRIBUTED TO FIRST (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

IF YOU WALK INTO A CHURCH FOR THE FIRST TIME,
YOU MUST SAY THREE OUR FATHER'S, THREE HAIL MARY'S
AND THREE GLORY BE'S.
IF YOU FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE AND SAY THESE PRAYERS
YOUR WISH WILL BE GRANTED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT HOME ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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BELIEF

IF ONE DEATH OR TRAGEDY OCCURS IN THE FAMILY, THEN
THERE WILL BE TWO MORE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. BASED ON
BELIEF THAT DEATHS AND TRAGEDIES OCCUR THREE AT A TIME.

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME ; NEW YORK ; LE ROY

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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IT WAS ALWAYS TOLD TO ME THAT DEATH WILL ALWAYS OCCUR
IN 3'S. THIS BECAME A REALITY LAST OCTOBER WHEN MY
MOTHER AND TWO OF MY AUNTS PASSED AWAY WITHIN WEEK.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD AT HOME

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-07-1971

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DEATH ALWAYS COMES IN THREES.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER BUT HAS ALSO HEARD
IT FROM OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL.

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-16-1971

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COUGH

TO CURE A COUGH: BOIL A POT OF WATER WITH PEELED ONIONS IN IT. AFTER
THE WATER RISES TO A BOIL, SPILL THE WATER INTO A CUP AND DRINK IT.
MY MOTHER PREPAR%D THIS ONCE FOR ME WHEN I HAD A COUGH AND IT SEEMED
TO HELP.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD AT HOME ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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POISON IVY

USE EQUAL PARTS OF VINEGAR AND WATER ON THE SKIN FOR POISON IVY, AND
LET IT DRY. DO IT OFTEN.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD AT HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-10-1971

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CHRISTMAS EVE CUSTOM, SPECIAL OR FESTIVE MEALS

AFTER THE CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL, THE SCRAPS OF FOOD ARE THROWN ON THE
FRUIT TREES. THEN A BRAID OF STRAW IS WRAPPED AROUND THE TREE
TO KEEP IT TOGETHER. IF YOU DO THIS, THE TREE WILL BEAR ALOT
OF FRUIT DURING THE SPRING.

Submitter comment: MY FATHER'S FAMILY IN POLAND DID THIS AND IT WORKED.
THIS CUSTOM IS STILL PREVALENT IN POLAND TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT HOME

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Beliefs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Straw

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

INFORMANT'S FAMILY OPENS THE GIFTS AT 12 O'CLOCK MIDNIGHT,
FOLLOWED BY A CUSTOMARY MEAL OF HOT PASTROMI ON DARK RYE BREAD.

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME ; NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Single dishes
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas

Date learned: 01-00-1971

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KRIES KRINGLE (GERMAN)

PREPARATORY FOR CHRISTMAS
KRIES KRINGLE COMES AND BRINGS
CHILDREN GIFTS, FRUITS, ETC. TO
SHOW THEM CHRISTMAS IS NEAR.

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Santa Claus

Date learned: 10-21-1968

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MAMMAL

ONLY ON CHRISTMAS EVE, IT'S BELIEVED THAT THE CATTLE TALK AMONG
THEMSELVES. THEY TLAK OF THE DAY, DURING THE NEW YEAR, WHEN THEY
WILL CART THE CASKET OF ONE OF THE HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS TO THE CEMETARY.

Submitter comment: OUR FATHER HEARD THIS FROM HIS MOTHER DURING THE EARLY 1900'S. IT
WAS CONSIDERED TO BE AN OLD SAYING EVEN THEN. DURING THE 1800'S ONE
MAN DID DIE AND HIS CATTLE TOWED HIS BODY TO THE CEMETARY (THIS
COULD HAVE BEEN THE ORIGIN OF THIS SAYING).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT HOME

Keyword(s): BELIEF

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Beliefs

Date learned: 11-14-1971

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DUMB, DUMB DODO, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN./ I CAN RUN FASTER THAN ---CAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT HOME ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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DONALD DUCK IS A ONE LEGGED DUCK (JUMP WITH ONE LEG.)
DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED DUCK (JUMP WITH TWO LEGS.)
DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED DUCK (JUMP WITH TWO LEGS AND ONE HAND
AND TOUCH THE GROUND.) DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED DUCK.
(JUMP WITH HANDS TWO LEGS AND TWO HANDS AND TOUCH THE GROUND.)

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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DOWN IN THE VALLEY WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS/ THERE SAT ----AS
SWEET AS A ROSE./ SHE SANG, AND SHE SANG, AND SHE SANG SO SWEET./
ALONG CAME--- AND KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK./ HOW MANY KISSES DID SHE
RECEIVE 1,2, 3, ETC.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT ACTUALLY USED THIS RHYME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT HOME

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 10-04-1970

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MARRIAGES ARE MADE IN HEAVEN. MEN ARE LIKE WATERMELONS --
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE LIKE UNTIL YOU LIVE WITH THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT HOME ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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FORMULA SPEECH

IF A PERSON FUMBLES ABOUT WITH A JOB OR TASK WHICH HE IS DOING OR
MAKES A MISTAKE, OFTEN IT IS REMARKED THAT, "YOU ARE AS HANDY AS A
CUB BEAR WITH GLOVES ON."

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME ; NEW YORK ; LE ROY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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