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BLASON POPULAIRE

THE PERSON WHO THINKS TOO LITTLE USUALLY TALKS TOO MUCH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER FATHER

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Keyword(s): ANTITHESIS ; CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; GARULOUSNESS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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REMEDY- PLANT

TO HEAL BURNS, YOU POUND OR PRESS THE JUICE OF A MALE FERN
AND SPREAD THIS ON A BURN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Keyword(s): FERN, HEALING PROPERTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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ANIMAL REMEDY

TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION, MAKE A POULTICE OF WARM COW DUNG.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HOME.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Keyword(s): INFECTION ; POULTICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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COUGH

TO CURE A COUGH YOU ROAST AN ONION AND RUB THE SOLES OF THE PATIENT'S
FEET WITH IT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Keyword(s): HIDDEN CONNECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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COUGH

TO CURE A COUGH, DIP THE END OF A SOFT CLOTH IN BRANDY AND RUB THE
SOLES OF THE PATIENT WITH IT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Keyword(s): HIDDEN CONNECTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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HEADACHE

A BUCKWHEAT CAKE PLACED UPON THE HEAD WILL REMOVE THE
PAIN OF A HEADACHE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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ACTIVITY-ASTRONOMY

CORN SHOULD BE PLANTED UNDER LEO TO INSURE LARGE
EARS. MM
CORN SHOULD BE PLANTED UNDER GEMINI TO INSURE TWO
EARS PER STALK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM AN UNCLE, JOHN FURR.

Data entry tech comment: GEMINI=TWINS

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): LEO=LION, KING OF BEASTS. ; SYMBOLISM ; SYMBOLISM MM

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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THE CLOCK SHOULD BE STOPPED IN THE HOME OF THE DECEASED
TO SHOW THAT THE TIME IS OVER.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BLASON POPULAIRE

A MAN'S BEST FORTUNE, OR HIS WORSE, IS HIS WIFE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED FROM HER FATHER

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BLASON POPULAIRE

A WIFE THAT DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO KEEP HOUSE THROWS MORE OUT WITH A
TEASPOON THAN A MAN CAN BRING IN WITH A SHOVEL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN HER YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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