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NAME--EXPLANATION

ON THE ISLAND OF SANTO DOMINGO THERE IS A CHAPEL CALLED CHRIST OF
HEALTH. THE STORY GOES THAT THE SPANISH USED THE SITE ON WHICH
THE CHAPEL NOW STANDS AS A RACE COURSE. NEAR BY IS A CLIFF. ONE
DAY DURING A RACE ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS LOST CONTROL AND WAS
UNABLE TO PULL HIMSELF AND HIS HORSE OUT OF DANGER. THE ONLY
THING THAT SAVED HIS LIFE WAS SOMEONE'S PRAYER. IN HONOR OF THAT
EVENT, THE CHURCH WAS BUILT AND GIVEN THIS NAME.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A GIRL FROM SANTO DOMINGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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FEVER

FOR A FEVER WRAP HOT BANANA PEELS AROUND THE ARCH OF THE FOOT TO DRAW
OUT THE FEVER. (THIS IS FROM A TEXAN GIRL).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ADRIAN

Keyword(s): TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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ANECDOTE

THERE WAS A MAN WHO WAS VERY DEVOTED TO SAINT JOSEPH,
BUT NOT OTHERWISE OF A VERY RELIGIOUS DISPOSITION.
ON HIS DEATH, HE WENT TO HEAVEN AND ASKED ST. PETER
TO LET HIM IN. ST. PETER HAD TO REFUSE HIM,
BECAUSE OF HIS POOR RECORD, SO THE MAN CALLED ON
ST. JOSEPH TO HELP HIM. WELL, ST. JOSEPH HEARD AND CAME
TO INTERCEDE FOR HIM, BUT NOTHING ST. JOSEPH SAID COULD
SWAY ST. PETER. FINALLY, THEY GOT TO THE SHOUTING STAGE
AND ST. JOSEPH THREATENED TO LEAVE. ST. PETER STILL
REFUSED SO, ST. JOSEPH LOST HIS PATIENCE AND SHOUTED,
"MARY, GET THE KID, WE'RE LEAVING."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 09-21-1967

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ANECDOTE

THE POPE SIGNS HIMSELF, "THE SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS
OF GOD." THE CARDINALS SIGN THEMSELVES, "THE SERVANTS
OF THE SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD."
THE BISHOPS SIGN THEMSELVES, "THE SERVANTS OF THE
SERVANTS OF THE SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD."
THE PASTORS SIGN THEMSELVES, "THE SERVANTS OF THE
SERVANTS, OF THE SERVANTS OF THE SERVANT OF THE
SERVANTS OF GOD."
THE ASSISTANT PASTORS SIGN THEMSELVES, "THE SERVANTS
OF THE SERVANTS OF THE SERVANTS OF THE SERVANTS OF
THE SERVANTS OF THE SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 09-29-1967

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AT A MEXICAN WEDDING WHEN THE RINGS ARE EXCHANGED, A
FIVE DECADE ROSARY ABOUT THE SIZE OF A FIFTEEN
DECADE ONE, IS WOUND AROUND THE NECKS OF THE PAIR,
TO SYMBOLIZE THEIR UNION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Headdress

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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AT A MEXICAN WEDDING THE BRIDE GIVES HER HUSBAND SOME
COINS THAT ARE A DOWRY AS WELL AS A SYMBOL OF HER
LOYALTY AND OBEDIENCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Giving coins

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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AT SIENA HEIGHTS COLLEGE, IN ADRIAN, MICHIGAN, THE STUDENTS
WOULD PUT THEIR SHOES OUTSIDE THE DOOR OF THEIR ROOM
ON DECEMBER 6, AND THE NEXT MORNING THERE WOULD BE AN
APPLE AND SOME CANDY IN THEIR SHOES.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Keyword(s): Apples ; CANDY ; Celebrate ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; Nick ; Saint ; SHOES ; ST. NICHOLAS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 6 Feast of St. Nicholas

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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TO WARD OFF WITCHCRAFT, LEAVE AN OPEN PAIR OF
SCISSORS ON A TABLE.

Submitter comment: A GIRL FROM EL PASO, TEXAS TELLS THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware
BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.25

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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TO WARD OFF WITCHCRAFT, ONE ALWAYS HAD TO LEAVE
A BROOM STANDING UP (BRUSH PART UP).

Submitter comment: A GIRL FROM EL PASO, TEXAS TELLS THIS ONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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NAME--EXPLANATION

ON THE ISLAND OF SANTO DOMINGO THERE IS A CHAPEL CALLED CHRIST OF
HEALTH. THE STORY GOES THAT THE SPANISH USED THE SITE ON WHICH
THE CHAPEL NOW STANDS AS A RACE COURSE. NEAR BY IS A CLIFF. ONE
DAY DURING A RACE ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS LOST CONTROL AND WAS
UNABLE TO PULL HIMSELF AND HIS HORSE OUT OF DANGER. THE ONLY
THING THAT SAVED HIS LIFE WAS SOMEONE'S PRAYER. IN HONOR OF THAT
EVENT, THE CHURCH WAS BUILT AND GIVEN THIS NAME.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A GIRL FROM SANTO DOMINGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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NAME--EXPLANATION

ON THE ISLAND OF SANTO DOMINGO THERE IS A CHAPEL CALLED CHRIST OF
HEALTH. THE STORY GOES THAT THE SPANISH USED THE SITE ON WHICH
THE CHAPEL NOW STANDS AS A RACE COURSE. NEAR BY IS A CLIFF. ONE
DAY DURING A RACE ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS LOST CONTROL AND WAS
UNABLE TO PULL HIMSELF AND HIS HORSE OUT OF DANGER. THE ONLY
THING THAT SAVED HIS LIFE WAS SOMEONE'S PRAYER. IN HONOR OF THAT
EVENT, THE CHURCH WAS BUILT AND GIVEN THIS NAME.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A GIRL FROM SANTO DOMINGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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