RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME KNOWLEDGE [BLACKBOARD] TITAN CONNECT QUICK LINKS
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for 6811 returned 29 results.

prev | items 1 - 21 | next

SIDEWALK GAME-IF YOU STEP ON THE CRACK YOU WILL BREAK YOUR
MOTHER'S.

Submitter comment: PLAYED WHILE WALKING DOWN THE SIDEWALK, CRACKS REFERRING TO THE
EXPANSION JOINTS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

IT IS BAD LUCK IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES IN FRONT OF YOU

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

YOU CAN DRESS A PERSON UP BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE HIM OUT.

Submitter comment: USED BY INFORMANT'S GIRLFRIEND AT SENIOR PROM WHEN INFORMANT STARTED
THROWING CHUNKS OF FRUIT SALAD INTO AIR AND CATCHING THEM IN HIS
MOUTH.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1969

View just this record

A PIECE OF GARLIC WORN AROUND THE NECK WILL CURE A COLD.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

SAINT CHRISTOPHER PROTECTS TRAVELERS. PRAY TO HIM BEFORE A JOURNEY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

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

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

ON FEAST OF SAINT BLAIZE, CANDLEMAS, HAVE YOUR THROAT BLESSED BY A
PRIEST USING CROSSED CANDLES TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SORE THROATS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 3
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

PRAY TO SAINT JUDE WHEN THINGS LOOK HOPELESS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT PRAYED TO SAINT JUDE FOR A GIRL PROMISING TO NAME HER
{BABY} AFTER HIM. COLLECTOR NOW HAS A SISTER NAMED JUDY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

THE GIRL WHO CATCHES THE BRIDE'S BOUQUET AT A WEDDING WILL BE THE
NEXT TO MARRY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: 545 Ceremony

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

THE NUMBER "13" IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.5

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

BEAVER

CHILDREN'S GAME PLAYED WHILE RIDING IN A CAR. A BEAVER IS A STATION
WAGON AND ALL THE PLAYERS COUNT BEAVERS. THE ONE WITH THE MOST
BEAVERS AT THE END OF THE TRIP WINS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C531
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

LIGHT A CANDLE DURING A STORM TO KEEP THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HOME
SAFE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.25

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

Proverb

A WATCHED POT NEVER BOILS.

Submitter comment:

USED BY INFORMANT WHEN CHILDREN WAITED IMPATIENTLY FOR THINGS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

AFTER FINISHING A TURKEY DINNER, BREAK THE WISHBONE WITH ANOTHER
PERSON AND EACH MAKE A WISH, THE ONE WHO GETS THE LARGER PART WILL
GET HIS WISH.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

SEE A PENNY AND PICK IT UP, AND ALL THE DAY YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

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

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

PLACE A STATUE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN IN THE WINDOW TO INSURE GOOD
WEATHER ALL DAY. DONE BY AN AUNT ON THE DAY OF HER DAUGHTER'S HIGH
SCHOOL GRADUATION.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.25

Date learned: 00-00-1972

View just this record

TO WALK UNDER A LADDER IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.13

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED.

Submitter comment: USED WHEN COLLECTOR'S TEN CENT ALLOWANCE WAS SPENT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001950S

View just this record

PRAY TO SAINT ANTHONY TO FIND SOMETHING YOU HAVE LOST.

Submitter comment: COLLECTOR'S MOTHER IS ALWAYS PRAYING TO SAINT ANTHONY FOR SOMETHING
SHE LOST.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

TEA MIXED WITH HONEY AND LEMON WILL CURE A COLD.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

prev | items 1 - 21 | next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.