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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--DAILY LIFE

IF THE SUNSET IS CLEAR ON FRIDAY NIGHT, THERE WILL BE A STORM
BEFORE SUNDAY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER FATHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST

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

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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KNIFE, FORK AND SPOON BELIEF

TO DROP A KNIFE, FORK, OR SPOON MEANS COMPANY COMING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

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

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BELIEF-HOME

DON'T TAKE A BATH DURING AN ELECTRICAL STORM FOR FEAR OF
ELECTROCUTION.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BELIEF-DAILY LIFE

DON'T TELL A DREAM BEFORE BREAKFAST OR IT WILL COME TRUE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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PROVERB

AS ONE TENDS HIS FENCE HE ALSO TENDS HIS FARM.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

CHILDREN AND FOOLS TELL THE TRUTH.

Submitter comment: (LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.)

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; PARALLELISM

James Callow Keyword(s): INHIBITIONS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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BLASON POPULAIRE

A PERSON WHO GETS ALL WRAPPED UP IN HIMSELF MAKES A
VERY SMALL PACKAGE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER YOUTH

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; EGOTISM ; OBSERVATION ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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REMEDY - MINERAL

CARRY ALUM TO CURE CHAFING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM MY MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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REMEDY-MINERAL

HOMESICKNESS CAN BE CURED BY SEWING SALT AND BREADCRUMBS INTO
THE PETTICOAT OF A GIRL OR THE SEAM OF A SUITCOAT OF A MALE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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COUGH

EAT BAKED ONIONS AND SUGAR SYRUP TO CURE A COUGH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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CHILD WHOOPING COUGH CURE

CUT THREE SMALL BUNCHES OF HAIR FROM THE CROWN OF THE HEAD OF A CHILD
THAT HAS NEVER SEEN HIS FATHER;
SEW THIS HAIR UP IN AN UNBLEACHED CLOTH
AND HANG IT AROUND THE CHILD'S NECK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curer
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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WOUNDS

TO CURE A WOUND, THE AFFLICTED PERSON SHOULD URINATE ON IT.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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LUCK ( COLLECTOR'S TITLE ) ; GOOD LUGK : OBJECTS ( CLASSIFIER'S TITLE )

CARRY CHESTNUTS IN YOUR POCKET FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED AS A YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.1

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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CUSTOM, DAILY LIFE.

THE ELDEST MAN AT A TABLE IS ASKED TO CUT THE MEAT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HOME.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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CUSTOM-DIVERSION

GIVE A PENNY WITH ANY GIFT THAT IS SHARP OR YOU
WILL CUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM SCHOOL FRIENDS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

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

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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ACTIVITY-ASTRONOMY

PLANT POTATOES IN THE FULL OF THE MOON.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER FATHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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EAT CABBAGE OR SAUERKRAUT ON NEW YEAR'S FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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TO TAKE A SECOND HELPING BEFORE YOU ARE THROUGH
WITH THE FIRST, MEANS THAT SOMEONE IS COMING WHO
IS HUNGRY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Observation

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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EKA BEKA SODA CRACKER/EKA BEKA BOO
EKA BEKA SODA CRAKER/ OUT GOES YOU.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM SCHOOL FRIENDS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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