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06151958

MY MOTHER YOUR MOTHER LIV%S ACROSS THE STREET,
1819 BROADWAY STREET,
EVERY NIGHT THEY HAVE A FIGHT AND MY MOTHER PUNCHED YOUR MOTHER
RIGHT IN THE NOSE,
HOW MANY PUNCHES DID SHE RECEIVE?
1, 2, 3,...

Submitter comment: MY COUSIN TOLD ME THIS JUMP ROPE RHYME WHEN I WAS VISITING HER.
THE GIRLS WOULD USE THIS RHYME WHILE JUMPING ROPE IN 1958.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; HAZELTON

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

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THE GHOST OF BULLIVA

3 MEN BY THE NAMES OF FELLIN, THRONE AND BULLIVA OPERATED A COAL MINE
OUTSIDE OF HAZELTON. ONE DAY THE MINE SHAFT COLLAPSED TRAPPING ALL
3 OF THE MEN. AFTER LOCATING THE MEN BY MEANS OF TEST DRILLING,
THEY DRILLED INCREASINGLY LARGER HOLES UNTIL AFTER ABOUT TEN DAYS OF
DRILLING THEY WERE ABLE TO PULL THE MEN OUT. HOWEVER, ONLY FELLIN AND
THRONE WERE RESCUED. BULLIVA WAS NEVER FOUND AND IT IS THEORIZED THAT
HE WAS TRAPPED IN A LOWER SHAFT AND DIED THERE. HOWEVER, IT IS SAID
THAT FELLIN AND THRONE ATE HIM IN ORDER TO STAY ALIVE THEMSELVES AND
THAT BULLIVA'S GHOST STILL HAUNTS THAT MINE WAITING FOR HIS CHANCE TO
ESCAPE AND SEEK HIS REVENGE.

Submitter comment: THIS STORY IS TRUE ALTHOUGH THE FATE OF BULLIVA WAS NEVER REALLY
DETERMINED.
CANNIBALISM

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; HAZELTON

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: CA00001965

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BELIEF

IF YOU TAKE A DRINK OF NEW HOLY WATER ON EASTER SUNDAY YOU WILL NOT
GET ANYTHING CAUGHT IN YOUR THROAT THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A BELIEF THAT SEEMS TO BE HELD MOSTLY BY ELDER CATHOLIC
WOMEN.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; HAZELTON

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001960S

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RHYME

ASHES TO ASHES AND DUST TO DUST;
IF THE GOOD LORD DON'T GET YOU, THE DEVIL MUST.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; HAZELTON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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POLISH JOKE

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLLACK WHO BROKE BOTH LEGS WHILE RAKING
LEAVES?
HE FELL OUT OF THE TREE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; HAZELTON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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POLISH JOKE

WHAT HAS AN IQ OF ONE?
POLAND

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; HAZELTON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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