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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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RIDDLE

Q: THE MORE YOU FEED IT/ THE MORE IT WILL GROW HIGH/ BUT IF YOU
GIVE IT WATER,/ THEN IT WILL GO AND DIE.
A: FIRE.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT FLIES AND NEVER RESTS?
A: THE WIND.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ORDER IS HEAVEN'S FIRST LAW

Submitter comment: CONVERSATION

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RETORT ; SYMBOL ; THINK IT OVER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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POLISH RELIGIOUS CUSTOM SWIECZONKA--BLESSING OF FOOD

FOOD, CONSISTING OF FRESH SAUSAGE, HAM, SALT, PEPPER, COOKED EGGS,
CAKES, FANCY SWEETBREADS AND BREAD, ARE ( IS ) TAKEN TO CHURCH HOLY
SATURDAY MORNING AND THE PRIEST BLESSES EACH BASKET. PURPOSE OF THIS
CEREMONY IS TO HAVE THIS BLESSED FOOD EASTER SUNDAY TO BEGIN THE
PASCHAL SEASON WITH THE NEW RISEN CHRIST.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; SWIECZONKA

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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ST. STEPHEN'S NUT THROWING

BOYS AND GIRLS OR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES THROW CHRISTMAS NUTS AT
EACH OTHER AS A REMEMBRANCE OF THE STONING OF ST. STEPHEN; THE FIRST
MARTYR. THIS FUN THROWING CUSTOM USUALLY TAKES PLACE ON DECEMBER 26.

Submitter comment: POLISH RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

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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POLISH CHRISTMAS CUSTOM - BREAKING OF "OPLATEK" (ANGEL BREAD)

BREAKING OF THIS OPLATEK WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES
AT CHRISTMAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF WISHING EACH
OTHER GOOD TIDINGS AND BLESSING FOR THE NEW YEAR.
EACH ONE SAYS TO THE OTHER "WESOLI SWIAT
BOZEGO NARODZENIA I SCZELIWEGO NOWEGO ROKU."

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Oplatki

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ORDER IS HEAVEN S FIRST LAW

Submitter comment: CONVERSATION

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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POLISH RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

A WOODEN FRAME IS SET IN THE MIDDLE AISLE OF THE
IN FRON OF THE COMMUNION RAIL, REPRESENTING A
COFFIN. THIS FRAME IS COVERED WITH A BLACK FELT
CLOTH. FUNERAL CANDLES ARE PLACED ON EITHER SIDE.
THE PRIEST INCENSES AND SPRINKLES THE CATAFALQUE
AFTER MASS. PURPOSE OF THIS CUSTOM IS "ROCZNICA"
ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEAR DEPARTED SOUL. THIS IS
USUALLY DONE THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DEATH, OR ONE
YEAR AFTER. OFTEN TOO DURING NOVEMBER, MONTH OF
THE POOR SOULS.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHY DOESN'T SWEDEN EXPORT CATTLE?
BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO KEEP HER STOCKHOLM}

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): ANIMALS: CATTLE ; CONUNDRUM

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON STOCK HOME

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN REDECORATING ONE OF THE BUILDINGS OF THE CONVENT
IN SYLVANIA, THE CHAPEL WAS CONVERTED TO A
COMMUNITY ROOM. ONE EVENING AS ONE OF THE SISTERS
SAT ALONE STUDYING, SHE HEARD FEET SHUFFLING ALONG
THE WALL BUT, LOOKING, SHE SAW NO ONE. THIS
HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES TO VARIOUS SISTERS. IT
SEEMS THAT THE POOR SOULS COME BACK TO SAY THE
STATIONS OF THE CROSS, WHICH WERE ONCE ERECTED
ALONG THE WALLS.

Submitter comment: A GROUP OF US WERE TOLD ABOUT THIS BY THE SISTER WHO
HAD HEARD THE FOOTSTEPS.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.13

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PROVERB

A MAN'S HOUSE IS HIS CASTLE.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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PROVERB

MARRY IN HASTE; REPENT IN LEISURE.

Where learned: Sylvania ; OHIO, ASSUMED

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001950S

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FOOD VERSE

A MOMENT ON THE LIPS,
FOREVER ON THE HIPS.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN OHIO DURING THE 1950'S

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

James Callow Keyword(s): DIETING ; OVERWEIGHT ; WEIGHT-CONSCIOUSNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001950S

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RIDDLE

IF A FARMER CAN RAISE 50 BUSHELS OF CORN IN DRY WEATHER,
WHAT CAN HE RAISE IN WET WEATHER ?
-- AN UMBRELLA

Where learned: HOME ; OHIO ; Sylvania ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): FARMING AGRICULTURE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-0000

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Proverb

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: Sylvania

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Friend ; Maxim ; Need ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): Ability ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Well ; WORK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Time heals all wounds.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CURE ; Heal ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; TIME ; VERSE ; Wounds

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

Submitter comment:

Favorite Comment

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Clean ; CLEANLINESS ; God ; Godliness ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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