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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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NOT GIVEN

A PIECE OF CARROT SHOULD BE EATEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE TO BRING
GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD AND STILL PRACTICES IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

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LEGEND: PROHIBITION

THERE IS A METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON THE CORNER OF GARLAND
AND JEFFERSON IN DETROIT. DURING THE YEARS OF PROHIBITION THE
PASTOR THERE WAS REVEREND STIDGER, KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC AS AN
ARDENT PROHIBITIONIST. ON TOP OF HIS CHURCH WAS A REVOLVING
CROSS THAT WAS ILLUMINATED AND COULD BE SEEN FROM THE RIVER.
IT IS ALLEGED THAT WHEN THIS CROSS WAS LIT AND REVOLVING, THIS
WAS A SIGNAL TO THE RUM-RUNNERS ON THE RIVER CONCERNING WHETHER
THE GUARDS WERE ON DUTY OR NOT, SO THAT THEY COULD MOVE THE
CONTRABAND ACROSS THE RIVER.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER (MR. VAN ANTWERP) HAS TOLD ME OTHER STORIES OF THE
RUM-RUNNING DURING PROHIBITION. HE SAYS HE KNOWS FOR A FACT IT
WAS GOING ON, BUT AS TO WHETHER THE CROSS ON THE CHURCH HAD ANY-
THING TO DO WITH IT, HE THINKS IT WAS ONLY A RUMOR. HE DID SAY
THAT IT POSSIBLY COULD HAVE HAPPENED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

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KITCHEN BELIEF

PUT UTENSILS IN A WARM OVEN FOR A FEW MINUTES AFTER YOU
HAVE WASHED AND DRIED;, THIS KEEPS THEM FROM RUSTING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home

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ON THE EVE OF ALL SAINTS DAY THE CHILDREN WOULD PUT THEIR SHOES
OUT TO BE FILLED WITH CANDY BY THE SAINTS.

Data entry tech comment: ALL SAINTS DAY: NOVEMBER 1.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 11-13-1971

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BELIEF: DROPPING SILVERWARE

IF YOU DROP A FORK, YOU SHOULD EXPECT A FEMALE VISITOR, IF YOU DROP
A KNIFE, YOU SHOULD EXPECT A MALE VISITOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-30-1971

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WHEN YOU GIVE A PERSON A KNIFE AS A GIFT, YOU MUST GIVE SOME MONEY
WITH IT OR THE KNIFE WILL CUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH THAT PERSON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFT FRIENDSHIP

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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WHEN YOU GIVE A PERSON A PURSE AS A GIFT, YOU MUST ENCLOSE SOME MONEY
IF YOU DON'T THE PURSE WILL NEVER CARRY ANY MONEY AND THE OWNER OF
IT WILL BE POOR ALWAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFT MONEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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IF YOU EVER GIVE A WALLET AS A GIFT TO SOMEONE,
ALWAYS PUT SOME MONEY IN IT, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY
A PENNY, THAT WAY, YOU'LL NEVER BE BROKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): FRIEND GIFT MONEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THAT THE SUN SHINES ON,
HAPPY IS THE CORPSE THAT THE RAIN FALLS ON.

Submitter comment: MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): DEATH ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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TO CURE SORE EYES, PLACE A PIECE OF ROTTEN APPLE
OVER EACH EYE OVERNIGHT.

Submitter comment: (MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD FROM HER RELATIVES.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-02-1963

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A SIGN OF FAVOR* IS WHEN THE BABY WAKES UP
AND FINDS ITS HAIR BRAIDED SUPPOSEDLY BY THE ANGELS.
WHEN IT HAPPENS YOU DON'T COMB IT OUT,
BUT LET IT COME OUT NATURALLY.

Submitter comment:

* WITH THE ANGELS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): ANGELS ; BRAIDS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 10-16-1971

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KITCHEN BELIEF

PUT UTENSILS IN A WARM OVEN FOR A FEW MINUTES AFTER YOU
HAVE WASHED AND DRIED;THIS KEEPS THEM FROM RUSTING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; BELIEF ; Household ; Housekeeping ; Lore ; Maintenance ; Rust ; UTENSILS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; FUNCTION ; Positive

Subject headings: Custom

Date learned: 01-25-1971

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ARTHRITIS

IF YOU WEAR A PIECE OF COPPER JEWELRY NEXT TO YOUR SKIN OR CARRY A
CHESTNUT IN YOUR POCKET, THIS IS SAID TO KEEP ARTHRITIS AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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ARTHRITIS

IN ORDER TO GET RID OF ARTHRITIS, WEAR A CHARM BRACELET.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM A FRIEND OF HERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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HICCUPS

DRINK A WHOLE GLASS OF WATER BACKWARDS WITHOUT BREATHING;
IN ORDER TO CURE THE HICCUPS.

Submitter comment: MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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HICCUPS

BREATHE IN A PAPER BAG IN ORDER TO CURE THE HICCOUGHS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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PLANT CUREALLS

IF YOU CUT A SPANISH ONION AND SIT IT AT THE FOOT OF YOUR BED
WHEN YOU ARE SICK
AND THEN OPEN YOUR WINDOW A LITTLE,
IT WILL DRAW THE SICKNESS OUT OF THE ROOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT COLLECTORS HOME ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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CHIVARI

ON CHRISTMAS EVE, A GROUP OF CHILDREN WOULD WALK FROM ONE FARM TO THE
OTHER AND COLLECT FOOD. THIS FOOD WAS LATER GIVEN TO THE POOR.

Submitter comment: MR. OULETTE AND HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS FOLLOWED THIS TRADITIONAL
PRACTICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

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

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