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TRUCK DRIVERS WILL LET OTHER TRUCKS AND SOME CARS KNOW WHEN THEY
HAVE SAFELY PASSED BY FAR ENOUGH, SO THAT THEY MAY CUT BACK INTO THE
TRAVELING LANE, BY FLASHING THEIR HEADLIGHTS OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN.
THIS LETS THE PASSING TRUCK KNOWN ( KNOW ) HE IS CLEARED ENOUGH TO
CUT BACK IN. THE PASSING TRUCK ACKNOWLEDGES THANKS BY IN TURN
FLASHING HIS LIGHTS. THIS IS GENERALLY ONLY DONE ON FOUR-LANE
HIGHWAYS. IT CAN BE DONE AT NIGHT AND IN THE DAY TIME. I HAVE
PERSONALLY OBSERVED THIS ON THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCKS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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NICKNAME

BECAUSE OF MY ABILITY TO RUN VERY QUICKLY IN GRADE SCHOOL, AND DUE TO
MY BUCK TEETH AT THAT TIME, I WAS NICKNAMED "RABBIT." A NICKNAME
WHICH I HAVE CARRIED WITH ME EVEN TO THIS DAY (3-71).

Where learned: NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

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HOMES- TO REMEMBER GREAT LAKES NAMES. H-HERON, O-ONTARIO,
M-MICHIGAN, E-ERIE, S-SUPERIOR.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): SCHOOL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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Custom

Good Friday and Planting Custom:

Potatoe [sic] seeds should be planted, if at all possible, on Good Friday.

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Where learned: HOME ; NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CUSTOM ; FARMING ; Good Friday ; HARVEST ; PLANT VEGETABLE ; POTATO ; Religious Holiday ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

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Custom/Belief

Irregular Festival:

It is a custom in my family to have a big family gathering, celebration, reunion, and party whenever someone in the fammily has made the Sacrament of Confirmation or 1st Communion. The recipient recieves gifts and/or money from every other member of the fmaily. It roughlyparallels the Bar Matzvah of the Jewish Religion.

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; Myself ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): Celebration ; CUSTOM ; Maturity ; PARTY ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; Rite-of-Passage

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity

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Custom

Common Law Custom:

Informant never does family laundry on Sunday, because it is a day of rest and is frowned upon byu herself and other members of the family. Laundry hanging outside on a line is considered disgraceful.

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Where learned: HOME ; NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): Chores ; CUSTOM ; Domestic ; LAUNDRY ; Sunday

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour

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