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AS A CHILD, MY MOTHER TOLD ME TO NEVER OVERINDULGE IN EATING
BECAUSE "TO CHOKE DOWN FOOD WHEN IT IS NEEDED ELSEWHERE BY
OTHERS IS TO CHOKE ON THE GIFT OF OVERABUNDANCE." SHE FEELS VERY
STRONGLY THAT FOOD SHOULD NOT BE WASTED, AND THAT YOU SHOULD NOT
OVERINDULGE WHEN OTHERS GO WITHOUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER ; WHERE I HEARD THIS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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"WHAT'S BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER?"
GIVE UP? A SKUNK IN A BLENDER!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER HILLS ; WHERE I HEARD THIS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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HOW DID THE (ANY ETHNIC GROUP) BREAK HIS LEG RAKING LEAVES?
GIVE UP? HE FELL OUT OF THE TREE!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER HILLS ; WHERE I HEARD THIS

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMSKULL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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WHAT DID THE JEWISH SANTA SAY WHEN HE CAME DOWN THE CHIMNEY?
GIVE UP? WOULD ANYBODY LIKE TO BUY SOME PRESENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER HILLS ; WHERE I HEARD THIS

Subject headings: JEWI
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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WHEN A WOMAN TURNS OF AGE (NINETEEN YEARS OLD), SHE IS ALLOWED
TO WEAR A RING. A MAIDEN OF TENDER YEARS CAN NOT DO THIS.
MY MOTHER WAS GIVEN A SMALL TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND RING FOR THIS
SPECIAL OCCASION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights ; WHERE I HEARD THIS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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WHAT IS SMALL AND ORANGE AND WALKS THROUGH WALLS?
GIVE UP? CASPER THE FRIENDLY CARROT!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER HILLS ; WHERE I HEARD THIS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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