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WATER

DON'T THROW OUT THE DIRTY WATER UNTIL YOU GET SOME CLEAN.

Submitter comment: SAID PRIMARILY IN REFERENCE TO DISH WATER AND SAVING IN TIME OF
POVERTY. SHE SAYS IT ALSO APPLIES TO RADICALS AND HIPPIES TODAY.

Where learned: GIVEN BY LETTER

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FRUGALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-06-1970

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PROVERB

DUCK GOT WATER TO PLAY IN, FOWL WISH HE HAD IT TO DRINK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ANOTHER SAYING: IT MEANS A LOT WHEN YOU STOP AND THINK.
NOT EVERY SOUL IN LIFE IS ENDOWED WITH WEALTH AND BEAUTIFUL FORTUNE
SO MAKE THE BEST USE OF WHAT YOU HAVE -- AND DO SO WITH CAUTION.

Where learned: WRITTEN DOWN BY INFORMANT

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUGALITY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-01-1972

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PROVERB

THE BEST WAY TO DOUBLE YOUR MONEY IS TO FOLD IT IN HALF AND PUT
IT BACK IN YOUR WALLET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FRUGALITY ; IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NOT HOW LITTLE FOR HOW MUCH BUT HOW MUCH FOR HOW LITTLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUGALITY ; QUANTITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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MAXIM

USE IT UP OR WEAR IT OUT;
MAKE IT DO, OR DO WITHOUT.

Submitter comment: NEW ENGLAND MAXIM

Where learned: NONE GIVEN

Keyword(s): FRUGALITY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1940

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PROVERB

A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; OWENSBORO

Keyword(s): THRIFT FRUGALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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PROVEB

A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Keyword(s): THRIFT FRUGALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-16-1970

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Custom

Custom About Buying Beer:

In the olden days, when you had saloons, and you had draft beer, you would go to the saloon with a bucket to carry home the beer that you bought. One of the old tricks was to gease the inside of the bucket so that the beer wouldn't foam, and you'd get more beer that way.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F500] crossed out. Replaced with F530.

Submission Card located in pile labeled F500's that can be filed.

Where learned: TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): BAR ; BEER ; CUSTOM ; FRUGALITY ; THRIFT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Daily Life

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