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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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BELIEF

WHEN YOU EAT CARROTS, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO SEE IN THE
DARK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANTS MOTHER TOLD HIM THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARBOR BEACH

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Special Form and PurposeObject of Bodily Consumption
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-08-1971

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BELIEF

WHEN YOU EAT CARROTS, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO SEE IN THE
DARK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER TOLD HIM THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARBOR BEACH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-08-1971

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PLAYED AT NIGHT BY MANY. ONE IS PICKED AS GHOST.
GHOST HIDES (IN OR AROUND A HOUSE) IN SO MUCH TIME.
EVERYONE ELSE SKIPPING, WALKING, JUMPING, SINGING:
"I HOPE TO SEE THE GHOST TONIGHT." REPEATEDLY.
WHEN THEY GET TO THE GHOST, HE JUMPS OUT, EVERYONE
TRIES TO RUN AWAY AND HE GRABS AS MANY AS POSSIBLE.
HE REHIDES AND REPEATS. LAST ONE TO GET PICKED
IS GHOST NEXT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARBOR BEACH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics

Date learned: 10-24-1971

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THERE ARE TWO FREE SPACES OR SO CALLED, GOALS (EDGE
OF ROAD AND SOME OTHER LINE). ONE PERSON STANDING
BETWEEN THE SPACES WHILE EVERYONE ELSE GROUPS AT
EACH FREE SPACE. HE NAMES A COLOR, AND WHOEVER
DOESN'T HAVE THAT COLOR RUNS BACK AND FORTH PAST HIM.
HE MUST CATCH ALL OF THEM. THE LAST ONE TO GET
CAUGHT IS IT. ANYONE WITH THAT COLOR THAT DOESN'T
RUN, CAN ALSO BE CAUGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARBOR BEACH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting

Date learned: 10-24-1971

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GHOST STORY

IN LINCOLN TOWNSHIP HALL OF HURON COUNTY {MICHIGAN}
IF YOU DRIVE BY AT NIGHT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SEE A
GHOST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DOESN'T BELIEVE IT BECAUSE EVERY TIME
HE GOES BY HE DOESN'T SEE ANY GHOST. BUT HE CLAIMS
THE SUPERSTITION STILL.
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP HALL OF HURON COUNTY , MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARBOR BEACH

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 10-04-1971

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GHOST STORY

IN LINCOLN TOWNSHIP HALL OF HURON COUNTY {MICHIGAN}
IF YOU DRIVE BY AT NIGHT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SEE A
GHOST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DOESN'T BELIEVE IT BECAUSE EVERY TIME
HE GOES BY HE DOESN'T SEE ANY GHOST. BUT HE CLAIMS
THE SUPERSTITION STILL.
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP HALL OF HURON COUNTY , MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARBOR BEACH

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 10-04-1971

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