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CHILDREN'S SCHOOL VERSE

SCHOOL'S OUT, SCHOOL'S OUT,
TEACHER LET THE MONKEYS OUT.

Where learned: PORT CLINTON ; OHIO, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ONE EVENING A DRUNK WAS FOUND BY A POLICEMAN
KNOCKING ON A LAMP POST. THE OFFICER ASKED WHY HE
WAS BANGING LIKE THAT, AND THE INEBRIATED MAN
REPLIED, "I KNOW MY WIFE IS HOME, I SEE THE LIGHT
ON."

Where learned: OHIO ; PORT CLINTON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A FRUIT STAIN WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM MATERIAL UNTIL THAT
FRUIT IS OUT OF SEASON.
INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS BY A MEXICAN MIGRANT STUDENT. I
WAS GIVEN THIS INFORMATION BY SISTER WHEN TRYING TO GET
A PEACH STAIN OUT OF SOME MATERIAL.

Where learned: OHIO ; PORT CLINTON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Daily Life

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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HORROR STORY

TWO GIRLS WERE ASLEEP IN THEIR ROOM. ONE OF THE GIRLS
AWOKE WHEN SHE HEARD HUMMING. SHE POKED HER SISTER
TO ASK HER IF SHE HEARD IT, TOO. RECEIVING NO ANSWER,
SHE TURNED ON THE LIGHT. THERE IN A ROCKER SAT AN OLD
MAN ROCKING BACK AND FORTH HUMMING TO HER SISTER'S
SEVERED HEAD, WHICH HE HELD IN HIS ARMS.

Submitter comment: GIRL FINDS MURDERER IN ROCKING CHAIR HOLDING HER SISTER'S SEVERED
HEAD AND HUMMING.

Where learned: OHIO ; PORT CLINTON

Keyword(s): GORE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

Date learned: 1964-65

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HORROR STORY

TWO GIRLS WERE ASLEEP IN THEIR ROOM. ONE OF THE GIRLS
AWOKE WHEN SHE HEARD HUMMING. SHE POKED HER SISTER
TO ASK HER IF SHE HEARD IT, TOO. RECEIVING NO ANSWER,
SHE TURNED ON THE LIGHT. THERE IN A ROCKER SAT AN OLD
MAN ROCKING BACK AND FORTH HUMMING TO HER SISTER'S
SEVERED HEAD, WHICH HE HELD IN HIS ARMS.

Submitter comment: GIRL FINDS MURDERER IN ROCKING CHAIR HOLDING HER SISTER'S SEVERED
HEAD AND HUMMING.

Where learned: OHIO ; PORT CLINTON

Keyword(s): GORE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

Date learned: 1964-65

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SHE FELT SO LOW, SHE HAD TO REACH UP TO TIE HER SHOELACES.

Submitter comment: CONVERSATION

Where learned: PORT CLINTON ; NO STATE GIVEN

Keyword(s): DEPRESSION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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