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POLISH MARRIAGE CUSTOM

"BEFORE LEAVING THE BRIDE'S HOME TO GET MARRIED, A MUSICAL GROUP
THE CEREMONY."
PLAYS A SONG AND ALSO AFTER THE BRIDE AND GROOM'S RETURN AFTER

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WORKS WITH MY FATHER AT FORD MOTOR CO., DEARBORN, MICHIGAN
AND TOLD THIS POLISH MARRIAGE CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 12-01-1971

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AN INTERESTING HOBBY

A LITTLE BOY KEPT ASKING HIS MOTHER WHAT HE COULD (DO)
FOR A HOBBY. WELL, HIS MOTHER THOUGHT HE MIGHT FIND
BUTTERFLY COLLECTING INTERESTING. SHE SENT HIM TO
THE LIBRARY TO READ UP ON THE HOBBY, AND TOLD HIM TO
BRING HOME A BOOK THAT HE THOUGHT WOULD HELP HIM.
THE LITTLE BOY THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA AND
HE WENT OFF TO THE LIBRARY.
A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER, HE CAME HOME CRYING FOR ALL
HE WAS WORTH. HIS MOTHER ASKED HIM WHAT THE MATTER
WAS AND HE SAID THAT THE LADY AT THE DESK AT THE
LIBRARY TOLD HIM HE WAS TOO YOUNG TO TAKE OUT THE
BOOK HE WANTED. "WELL, WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE
BOOK?" HIS MOTHER ASKED. "ADVICE TO AN EXPECTANT
MOTH-ER," SAID THE LITTLE BOY.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS STORY FROM MAC MCLAIN WITH WHOM I WORKED
FOR 2-1/2 YEARS AT FORD MOTOR. MAC WAS THE CLEVER,
QUICK-WITTED TALKER IN THE OFFICE. I ONLY WISH I
REMEMBERED MORE OF HIS ANECDOTES AND STORIES.

Where learned: FORD MOTOR CO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

Date learned: 05-17-1965

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THE AMISH PEOPLE

THE AMISH PAINT THEIR FENCES AND DOORS BLUE WHEN THEY
HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO HAS ATTAINED THE AGE FOR MARRIAGE.
THE MEN DO NOT SHAVE AFTER THEY ARE MARRIED; THEY
GROW BEARDS.

Submitter comment: THIS INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM MY MOTHER, WHO WORKS WITH
THE INFORMANT. WHERE THE INFORMANT OBTAINED THE
INFORMATION IS NOT CERTAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM ; FORD MOTOR CO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 04-02-1965

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HUNGARIAN BURIAL CUSTOM

INFORMANT WORKS WITH MY FATHER AT FORD MOTOR CO.,
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN AND HE TOLD THIS HUNGARIAN
BURIAL CUSTOM AS FOLLOWS:
THIS USED TO BE A HUNGARIAN BURIAL CUSTOM, UP UNTIL
RECENT YEARS, IF A WELL-KNOWN MUSICIAN DIED, HIS ENTOURAGE
WOULD BE PRECEDED BY AN ORCHESTRAL GROUP, CONSISTING
MOSTLY OF STRING INSTRUMENTS, TO THE BURIAL GROUNDS..

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 12-01-1971

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HUNGARIAN

AT A HUNGARIAN WEDDING RECEPTION, IF A GUEST WANTS TO
DANCE WITH THE BRIDE, HE SAYS "ALADO A MENASO," AND THEN
HE MUST CONTRIBUTE MONEY TO THE BRIDE'S BURSE, WHICH
IN TURN BECOMES A SUPPLEMENT FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM'S
MONEYMOON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WORKS WITH MY FATHER AT FORD MOTOR CO.,
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN AND HE TOLD THIS HUNGARIAN
WEDDING CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Paying for dance

Date learned: 12-01-1971

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE GUY WHO STOLE 25 CARBURETORS?
HE WALKED OUT WITH ONE A DAY UNDER HIS COAT UNTIL
HE WAS FINALY CAUGHT BY A GUARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO ; ENGINE PLANT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE GUY WHO STOLE 25 CARBURETORS?
HE WALKED OUT WITH ONE A DAY UNDER HIS COAT UNTIL
HE WAS FINALY CAUGHT BY A GUARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO ; ENGINE PLANT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 05-10-1968

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INFORMANT WORKS WITH MY FATHER AT FORD MOTOR CO., DEARBORN
MICHIGAN AND HE TOLD THESE ITALIAN SALUTATIONS AS FOLLOWS:
"DIO TI BENEDICI"-MAY GOD BLESS ALL YOUR YEARS-BIRTHDAY
"BUON NATALE"-MERRY CHRISTMAS
"BUON CAPO D'ANNO- HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO

Keyword(s): SALUTATIONS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-30-1971

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INFORMANT WORKS WITH MY FATHER AT FORD MOTOR CO.,DEARBORN,
MICHIGAN AND TOLD THESE HUNGARIAN SALUTATIONS AS FOLLOWS:
(BOLDOG) KARA' CSONY- HAPPY CHRISTMAS
HUSVET (KELLEMES)- PLEASANT EASTER
UJ-EV (BOLDOG)- HAPPY NEW YEAR
ISTEN ELTESSEN OR ELTESSE- GOD BE WITH YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO

Keyword(s): SALUTATIONS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 12-01-1971

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