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SUPERSTITION:

NINETY YEARS WITHOUT SLUMBERING,
TICK, TOCK, TICK, TOCK,
BUT IT STOPPED SHORT,
NEVER TO RUN AGAIN
WHEN THE OLD MAN DIED.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS.

Data entry tech comment: PART OF A SONG--"GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Death C346.546

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SUPERSTITION

THE NUMBER THIRTEEN IS IT REALLY LUCKY OR UNLUCKY.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; DETROIT ; WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described

Date learned: 10-09-1967

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CHRISTMAS

IN THE PHILIPPINES, INSTEAD OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE WHICH WE USE AS
THE MOST COMMON SYMBOL OF CHRISTMAS, THE INHABITANTS USE THE
CHRISTMAS STAR. EACH HOME HAS A LARGE STAR, MADE OF SOME
NATURAL MATERIAL SUCH AS BAMBOO, WHICH SERVES AS THE CENTRAL
DECORATION IN THE HOME AS OUR TREES DO.

Where learned: DETROIT ; WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY ; NEWMAN CENTER CHAPEL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas tree

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PLANT CUCUMBERS ON THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR; THIS WILL
MAKE THEM GROW LONG.

Submitter comment: HIS FATHER ALWAYS FOLLOWED THIS PRACTICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June 21 solstice to September 22

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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Graffito

Nixon should pull out
Just as his father should have.

 

Submitter comment:

Informant said that he read this on a bathroom wall at Wayne State University.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; RESTROOM WALL ; WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

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