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BIG SNOW

THERE'S A STORY MY DAD USED TO TELL (VALIDITY QUESTIONABLE) ABOUT
THE SNOW IN HIS HOME TOWN, MANISTEE, MICHIGAN, WHEN HE WAS A BOY.
HE TELLS OF THE SNOW BEING SO HIGH SOME WINTERS THAT THE MOTORISTS
HAD TO TIE RED RAGS AT THE ENDS OF THEIR RADIO ANTENNAS SO THAT
THEY COULD SEE EACH OTHER ABOVE THE SNOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE HUNTERS AND THE VANISHED CITY

THREE HUNTERS WERE LOST IN A SUDDEN SNOW STORM IN COLORADO WHEN
THEY CAME UPON SEVERAL CROSSES IN THE SNOW. THEY WERE TIRED SO
THEY TIED THEIR HORSES TO THE CROSSES, WHICH THEY BELIEVED TO BE
GRAVES, AND WENT TO SLEEP IN THEIR TENT. THEY SLEPT FOR FOUR OR
FIVE DAYS AND WHEN THEY AWOKE THEY FOUND THEMSELVES IN THE MIDDLE
OF A TOWN. THEY LOOKED UP AND FOUND THEIR HORSES HANGING AT THE
TOP OF A CHURCH. THE STORM HAD BEEN SO BAD THAT IT HAD COMPLETELY
COVERED THE CITY, BUT HAD MELTED WHILE THEY SLEPT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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"ON NEWHILL, BESSEMER, ALABAMA, AFTER A RAIN, THE OCCUPANTS IN
MY MOTHER'S HOME SAW THAT THE RAIN WAS THE COLOR OF BLOOD.
THE REASON FOR THIS, ACCORDING TO MY MOTHER, WAS THAT THE PREVIOUS
OWNER, A MAN, HAD DIED THERE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MUSKEGON

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 09-19-1982

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SUPERNATURAL STORY

"WHERE MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER GREW UP IS A COUNTY IN IRELAND.
HER FAMILY WAS HERSELF AND A COUPLE OF YOUNGER BROTHERS. HER
FATHER HAD DIED AND IT WAS JUST HER MOTHER, HER BROTHERS
AND HERSELF THAT RAN A BIG FARM. ONE TIME WHEN MY GREAT-GRAND-
MOTHER WAS STILL YOUNG, HER MOTHER GOT REAL SICK. SHE REALIZED
THAT SHE WOULDN'T BE IN TOO GOOD SHAPE UNLESS SHE GOT TO A DOCTOR
RIGHT AWAY. IT WAS JUST STARTING TO TURN EVENING AND THEY
LIVED ON THE CORNER OF A BOG IN IRELAND. SO SHE HAD MY GREAT-
GRANDMOTHER GO AND GET THE DOCTOR BUT IT WAS QUITE A WAYS AWAY
FROM TOWN. BECAUSE OF THE BOG THERE WAS A LONG GROVE THAT
WENT AROUND THE BOG AND INTO THE TOWN. THE SHORTCUT TO THE
TOWN WAS TO GO THROUGH THE BOG. IT WAS GETTING DARK AND MY
GREAT-GRANDMA KNEW SHE HAD TO GET TO THE DOCTOR QUICKLY, SO
SHE DECIDED TO CUT ACROSS THE BOG. WHEN IT TURNS NIGHT TIME
A MIST STARTS TO COME UP FROM THE BOG AND YOU CAN'T SEE
WHERE YOU'RE GOING AND IT'S VERY EASY TO GET LOST. SO SHE
WAS RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES FOR HOURS SHE THOUGHT AND WASN'T
GETTING ANYWHERE. SHE SAT DOWN WONDERING WHAT TO DO WHEN ALL
OF A SUDDEN SHE LOOKED OVER AND SHE SAID SHE COULD SEE THE MIST
SORT OF START MOVING AROUND AND FORMED WHAT SHE SAID WAS A SMALL
MAN. THE MAN REALLY DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING TO HER BUT JUST
MOTIONED FOR HER TO FOLLOW HIM, WHICH SHE DID. SHE NEVER
REALLY QUITE SAW HIM, BUT SHE COULD SEE THE MIST MOVE AS HE
WALKED. IT LED HER OUT OF THE BOG AND TO THE DOCTOR'S.
SOMEHOW BY THE TIME SHE GOT TO THE DOCTOR'S ALMOST NO TIME
HAD PASSED. SHE GOT TO THE DOCTOR'S AND HE WENT TO THE HOUSE
AND TOOK CARE OF MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDMOTHER."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S GREAT-GRANDMOTHER SINCERELY BELIEVES THIS. SHE
SWORE THAT THIS HAPPENED TO HER TO THE DAY SHE DIED.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; CARTERET

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation

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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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IF IT RAINS ON EASTER SUNDAY, IT WILL RAIN FOR THE NEXT
SEVEN DAYS.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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BIG SNOW

THERE'S A STORY MY DAD USED TO TELL (VALIDITY QUESTIONABLE) ABOUT
THE SNOW IN HIS HOME TOWN, MANISTEE, MICHIGAN, WHEN HE WAS A BOY.
HE TELLS OF THE SNOW BEING SO HIGH SOME WINTERS THAT THE MOTORISTS
HAD TO TIE RED RAGS AT THE ENDS OF THEIR RADIO ANTENNAS SO THAT
THEY COULD SEE EACH OTHER ABOVE THE SNOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE HUNTERS AND THE VANISHED CITY

THREE HUNTERS WERE LOST IN A SUDDEN SNOW STORM IN COLORADO WHEN
THEY CAME UPON SEVERAL CROSSES IN THE SNOW. THEY WERE TIRED SO
THEY TIED THEIR HORSES TO THE CROSSES, WHICH THEY BELIEVED TO BE
GRAVES, AND WENT TO SLEEP IN THEIR TENT. THEY SLEPT FOR FOUR OR
FIVE DAYS AND WHEN THEY AWOKE THEY FOUND THEMSELVES IN THE MIDDLE
OF A TOWN. THEY LOOKED UP AND FOUND THEIR HORSES HANGING AT THE
TOP OF A CHURCH. THE STORM HAD BEEN SO BAD THAT IT HAD COMPLETELY
COVERED THE CITY, BUT HAD MELTED WHILE THEY SLEPT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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BIG SNOW

THERE'S A STORY MY DAD USED TO TELL (VALIDITY QUESTIONABLE) ABOUT
THE SNOW IN HIS HOME TOWN, MANISTEE, MICHIGAN, WHEN HE WAS A BOY.
HE TELLS OF THE SNOW BEING SO HIGH SOME WINTERS THAT THE MOTORISTS
HAD TO TIE RED RAGS AT THE ENDS OF THEIR RADIO ANTENNAS SO THAT
THEY COULD SEE EACH OTHER ABOVE THE SNOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE HUNTERS AND THE VANISHED CITY

THREE HUNTERS WERE LOST IN A SUDDEN SNOW STORM IN COLORADO WHEN
THEY CAME UPON SEVERAL CROSSES IN THE SNOW. THEY WERE TIRED SO
THEY TIED THEIR HORSES TO THE CROSSES, WHICH THEY BELIEVED TO BE
GRAVES, AND WENT TO SLEEP IN THEIR TENT. THEY SLEPT FOR FOUR OR
FIVE DAYS AND WHEN THEY AWOKE THEY FOUND THEMSELVES IN THE MIDDLE
OF A TOWN. THEY LOOKED UP AND FOUND THEIR HORSES HANGING AT THE
TOP OF A CHURCH. THE STORM HAD BEEN SO BAD THAT IT HAD COMPLETELY
COVERED THE CITY, BUT HAD MELTED WHILE THEY SLEPT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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Belief: Weather

It's raining cats and dogs.

Submitter comment:

The phrase refers to a hard rain. I don't know where the symbolism of animals comes in.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cats ; Dogs ; METAPHOR ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

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Rain-Prose

If the rain drops hang from the tree limbs - cold weather is coming.

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Cold ; Narrative ; PREDICTION ; Prose ; Rain ; Tree ; WEATHER ; WINTER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

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Prose-Snow

If the snow stays on the ground more than three days - its waiting on another snowfall.

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): PREDICTION ; Saying ; SIGN ; SNOW ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

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