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JAMES FORD M.D. BORN JAN. 18, 1812 DIED DEC. 30, 1898
HE PRACTICED MEDICINE AND SURGERY 50 Y'RS. WAS U.S.
SURGEON OF THE 8 IND. INF'T 3 Y'RS. AND U.S. EXAMINING
SURGEON 16 Y'RS.
AMERICA HOLTON FORD BORN IN KENTUCKY MAR 7, 1819
MOVED TO IND. 1833. MARRIED TO DR. J. FORD JUNE 5, 1837.
MOVED TO WABASH FEB. 4, 1840. DIED SEPT 16, 1891 AET
72Y. 6M. 9D.

Submitter comment: DR. FORD ALSO DESIGNED THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN WABASH,

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH ; FALLS CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, IT IS BAD LUCK. IF YOU GATHER
UP THE GLASS AND THROW IT AWAY, THE BAD LUCK WON'T HAPPEN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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SNOW IS FROM THE ANGELS FLUFFING THEIR FEATHER PILLOWS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001950'S

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THUNDER IS THE ANGELS BOWLING.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 00001950'S

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THUNDER IS THE DEVIL REARRANGING HIS FURNITURE

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 00001950'S

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YOU CAN HEAR CORN GROW AT NIGHT IN JULY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

COLD HANDS MEAN A WARM HEART.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960 CA

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PROVERB

A COLD NOSE MEANS A WARM HEART.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960 CA

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PROVERB

DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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PROVERB

DON'T LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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PROVERBIAL SAYING

IN RESPONSE TO A BAD JOKE SAY EITHER "THAT'S ABOUT AS FUNNY
AS A SCREEN DOOR ON A SUBMARINE" OR "THAT'S ABOUT AS FUNNY
AS A FIRE IN A POLIO WARD."

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00001960 CA

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PROVERB

IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960 CA

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PROVERB

DON'T DO ANYTHING I WOULDN'T DO AND IF YOU DO NAME IT AFTER ME.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001960 CA

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PROVERB

CONFUCIUS SAY: HE WHO SITTETH ON A RED HOT STOVE SHALL RISE AGAIN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001960 CA

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FOLK BELIEF

IF IT RAINS ON EASTER SUNDAY IT WILL RAIN FOR THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- P663

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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FOLK BELIEF

IF YOU COME IN THE FRONT DOOR OF A HOUSE AND LEAVE BY THE BACK DOOR
THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE WILL GET COMPANY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS PRETTY MUCH PRACTICED IN THE INFORMANT'S HOUSE, EVEN NOW.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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FOLK BELIEF

IF YOU COME IN THE FRONT DOOR AND LEAVE BY THE BACK DOOR YOU ARE
APT TO BRING COMPANY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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FOLK BELIEF

DON'T LOOK AT A FULL CUP OF COFFEE WHILE YOU ARE CARRYING IT AND IT
WILL NOT SPILL.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Brew of leaf, bark, root
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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FOLK BELIEF

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES YOU WILL GET COMPANY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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BELIEF

IF YOU WASH YOUR CAR IT WILL RAIN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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