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KILMA TOAST

NOWHERE ARE THE WOMEN SO DIVINE AS IN VIRGINIA
NOWHERE ARE THE MEN SO REFINED AS IN VIRGINIA.
COMMENT - THERE IS MORE BUT COULDN'T BE REMEMBERED; SUPPOSED TO BE
QUITE BEAUTIFUL

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; KILMARNOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 11-27-1972

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TRADITION

NUNS DON'T HAVE TO PAY TO RIDE BUSES AND TROLLEYS IN NEW
ORLEANS, BECAUSE OF THE EPIDEMICS OF YELLOW FEVER THEY ACTED
AS NURSES, A LOT OF THEM DIED. THE CITY ALLOWS THIS AS GRATITUDE
FOR THEIR SERVICE

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; KILMARNOCK

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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FUNERALS - SMALL AND SEDATE SOMETIMES OUTSIDE, NOT ELABORATE- DATES
BACK TO "AFTER CIVIL WAR" WHEN NO ONE HAD MONEY.

Submitter comment: COMMON IN VIRGINIA

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; KILMARNOCK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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TRADITION NEW ORLEANS - ALL SOUL'S DAY

PEOPLE GO TO CEMETERY TO CLEAN AROUND TOMBS AND WHITEWASH
THEM. CITY RUNS THESE CEMETERIES. IF A FAMILY DOESN'T CLEAN UP,
THE BODY IS TAKEN OUT AND THE TOMB IS REUSED.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; KILMARNOCK

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- November 2 All SoulsDay of the Dead
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 23 equinox to December 20 Also used for Advent.
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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SUPERSTITION

AT NIGHT IN KILMARNOCK, VIRGINIA A GHOST LIKE FIGURE IS SEEN TO BE
ROAMING THE BAY AREA. IT IS THOUGHT TO BE AN ALBINO DEER. SOME
PEOPLE BELIEVE IT TO BE RELATED TO THE OCRAN GHOST.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; KILMARNOCK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 11-27-1972

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OCRAN GHOST

HOUSE ON THE WATER, AT THE BAY SHE HAD NEVER BEEN OUT OF THE HOUSE
FOR YEARS SHE DIED IN THE HOUSE - THE BODY WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE
HOUSE - FOR THE FIRST TIME. THEY BURIED HER BEHIND THE HOUSE,
HER GHOST IS SEEN GETTING UP AND WALKING AROUND.

James Callow comment: A LINE SEEMS TO BE MISSING HERE.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; KILMARNOCK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-27-1972

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