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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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RIDDLE

Q: IT SPINS AROUND BUT IS NOT (A) SPINNING WHEEL; IT CAN WALK A ROPE
BUT IT IS NOT A MONKEY.
A: A SPIDER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SHIPLE HALL

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL ; HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (Q) ; INSECTS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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PROVERB

BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST THAN NOT TO HAVE LOVED AT ALL.

Where learned: SHIPLE HALL

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-18-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS WHITE ON THE OUTSIDE, GREEN ON THE INSIDE AND JUMPS?
A FROG SANDWICH

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SHIPLE HALL

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; FOOD

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

THE GROOM IS NOT SUPPOSED TO SEE THE BRIDE ON THE WEDDING
DAY UNTIL SHE IS GIVEN AWAY OR BAD LUCK WILL OCCUR.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SHIPLE HALL ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bride and groom must not see each other

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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TOM SWIFTIE

"FORTUNATELY, I LIKE CHINESE COOKIES," SAID TOM.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SHIPLE HALL

Keyword(s): PASTRY ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 03-23-1971

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BOXERS HIT GLOVES (TOGETHER) BEFORE FIGHT STARTS.

Submitter comment: SAW IT AT A FIGHT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SHIPLE HALL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SHIPLE HALL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-23-1967

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