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GROUNDHOG

IF THE GROUNDHOG COMES OUT ON FEBRUARY 2ND AND SEES A
SHADOW, THEN THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE SIX WEEKS LEFT OF WINTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; RESIDENCE HALLS

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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CUSTOM

TO BRING GOOD LUCK FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, YOU MUST KISS SOMEONE
EXACTLY ON THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ELIZABETH ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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PALM SUNDAY BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS

WHATEVER WEATHER YOU HAVE ON PALM SUNDAY, YOU WILL HAVE ON THE
SUCCESSIVE SIX SUNDAYS. IF IT RAINS ON PALM SUNDAY, THEN YOU WILL
HAVE RAIN THE NEXT SIX SUNDAYS, ETC.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: 663 Palm Sunday
686 Sixths / Six
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 09-10-1972

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PROVERB

A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH THOUSANDS IN THE AIR. (TRANSLATION)
ASFUR JIDEC AHIAR MIN ELF FLAIRU. (MALTESE)

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD ; NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; OBSERVATION ; PRIORITY

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Sixths / Six
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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CUSTOM

A WOMAN CANNOT GO TO CHURCH UNTIL SIX WEEKS AFTER THE BIRTH OF HER
CHILD. AFTER THIS TIME SHE WILL BE PURIFIED.

Submitter comment: ROMANIAN

Where learned: HOME ; LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour

Date learned: 09-17-1969

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MACEDONIAN GREEK ORTHODOX FUNERAL

THE FUNERAL CEREMONY OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX IS MUCH LIKE ANY
OTHER RELIGION ITSELF, BUT MANY SYMBOLS ARE USED. THE PALLBEARERS
MUST WEAR WHITE GLOVES SO THEY DO NOT
STAIN THE SOUL OF THE DEAD PERSON
WHEN THE PROCESSION GETS TO THE CEMETERY EVERYONE IS GIVEN A CANDLE,
THE SYMBOL OF ETERNAL LIFE. THE PALLBEARERS ARE GIVEN THREE
REMEMBRANCES OF THE DECEASED LIKE A PAIR
OF SOCKS, A PITCHER, AND A TOWEL
ALSO AT THE CEMETERY THEY EAT BREAD AND
DRINK WINE. THE BROTHERS OF THE
DECEASED CAN NOT SHAVE FOR SIX WEEKS AFTER
THE DEATH BECAUSE THE SHAVINGS
WILL FALL IN THE EYES OF THE DEAD PERSON
AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE
THE GATES OF HEAVEN.
THE PALLBEARERS AND FAMILY MUST MEET AT THE
CEMETARY THREE, SIX, NINE, AND
TWELVE MONTHS AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PERSON.
AND THEN EACH YEAR AFTER
AS LONG AS THE MOTHER WANTS. AT EACH
MEETING THE PALLBEARERS ARE AGAIN GIVEN
SOME ARTICLES IN REMEMBRANCE AND BREAD AND WINE IS HAD. ALSO
EACH PERSON IS GIVEN A CANDLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Sixths / Six
686 Ninths / Nine
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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REMEDY

FOR WHOOPING COUGH, USE SUNFLOWER SEEDS STEEPED IN HOT WATER TO
MAKE A STRONG TEA. ADD TO THIS AN EQUAL QUANTITY OF COOKING
MOLASSES AND BOIL TOGETHER FOR A FEW MINUTES. THE MIXTURE SHOULD
THEN BE BOTTLED AND USED AT LEAST SIX TIMES A DAY, ONE TEASPOON
PER DOSE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; OAKLAND PARK

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
BELIEF -- Remedy
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001920S

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PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIX FINGERS INSTEAD OF FIVE ARE REGARDED
AS PEOPLE WITH GOOD LUCK. WHOEVER MAKE A DEAL WITH THEM WILL BE
LUCKY TOO.

Submitter comment: HE WAS EXCITED WHILE NARRATING THE ITEM.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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IT IS EXACTLY SIX MONTHS FROM THE FIRST THUNDERSTORM TO THE FIRST
FROST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Ortonville

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month

Date learned: 00001930S CA

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IF IT RAINS ON EASTER SUNDAY, IT WILL RAIN THE NEXT SIX SUNDAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Ortonville

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 10-00-1987 ; 00001930S CA.

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Vision

My father remembers that his nephew, Gerry, had a
vision of the Virgin Mary in the clouds when he
was six years old, and has remembered it ever since.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001960ca

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Apple Stix Apple Stix
Make me sick
And a wibble and a wobble
And two forty six.
If you say the number six I will beat your behind
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18...

Submitter comment: There are two or more players in this clapping game. When
the song gets to the clapping part each player must take one turn
counting up the number scale without saying the number six. If
the player says six then that player is out. The last player
that did not say the number six is the winner. As you go around
the circle of players counting, each player must count as fast as
they can.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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Working on Sundays

Whenever I asked my mother if I could go fishing on a Sunday
afternoon she would say no because she believed that
Sundays were suppose to be restful days and not to be worked on and
that included fishing. She had this belief because God created the
world in six days and rested on the seventh. So her reasoning was
that if God can make a world in six days and rest on the seventh,
therefore any man should be able to do what he wants in six days
and rest on the seventh.

Submitter comment: My mother never let me go fishing on Sundays.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Magic Book

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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On Holy Thursday, it was tradition to go to six churches to pay
vigil, in respect for the Last Supper. Churches use to be open all
night but now with the change of times churches are only opened for
limited hours for those to pay homage.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Holy Thursday

Date learned: 00-00-1930

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IF THE GROUND HOG SEES HIS SHADOW ON GROUNDHOG'S DAY,
FEBRUARY 2, WE WILL HAVE SIX WEEKS (MORE) OF WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A NEW BABY DOESN'T FALL OFF HIS BED WITHIN SIX WEEKS,
SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN TO HIM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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ONE CROW SORROW, TWO CROWS JOY,
THREE CROWS A WEDDING, FOUR CROWS A BOY,
FIVE CROWS SILVER, SIX CROWS GOLD,
SEVEN CROWS A SECRET THAT NEVER CAN BE TOLD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Fourths / Quarters
686 Fifths
686 Sixths / Six
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 04-04-1969

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YOU CAN'T SWEEP UNDER THE BABY'S BED UNTIL HE IS SIX
WEEKS OLD. IF YOU DO, THE BABY WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Human beings and their activities

Date learned: 05-05-1969

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SIX PENCE IN A BRIDE'S SHOE DURING THE WEDDING CEREMONY WILL
INSURE GOOD LUCK.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING--BRIDES--CORRECTED
INITIALS "MM" APPEAR UNDER D. B. GONYER'S NAME ON 5X8 CARD.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF THE GROUNDHOG SEES HIS SHADOW ON FEBRUARY 2, THERE WILL BE
SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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