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TAPE OF MISCELLANOUS INFORMATION

GHOATS, MONETARY SYSTEM,(NIARA & KOBO) DISEASES, WALKING BAREFOOTED,
CARRYING THINGS ON YOUR HEAD, GHOSTS OF CHILDREN, SUPERSTITIONS:
NIGERIAN SUPERSTITION, THEIR ORIGIN, JUJU, MAKING MONEY
USING HEAD OF CHILD, BANSHEE IN IRELAND, NIGERIAN LIGHTENING,
OMENS, CHARMS, GAMES, (MOTHER MAY I?)
WATER DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMING, AMDG FOR LUCK, FESTIVALS

Where learned: NIGERIA ; SOME FROM IRELAND

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F040!
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Human
BELIEF -- P000
BELIEF -- Supernatural Being
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Word Letter
BELIEF -- Medicine
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: OOOOI96OS

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IN THE NEW ORLEANS AREA IT USED TO BE VERY COMMON TO
OBTAIN YOUR CHANGE FROM A PURCHASE IN HALVES, QUARTERS
AND NICKELS. IF YOU GAVE SOME ONE A DIME IN A
TRANSACTION, IT WAS IMMEDIATELY TAKEN OUT OF CIRCULATION.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS OBSERVED BY ME IN 1957. NOBODY SEEMED TO KNOW
WHY THIS HAPPENED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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FOOD CUSTOM

BAKING CHANGE INTO A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR THE BIRTHDAY BOY OR GIRL AND
THE OTHERS TO FIND AND KEEP.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS DONE BY MY GRANDMOTHER WHILE I WAS YOUNG. SHE WAS A SECOND
GENERATION GERMAN AMERICAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): COINS ; MONEY

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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ONE DOLLAR DANCE

MALE MEMBERS OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM PAY ONE DOLLAR IN A HAT TO
DANCE WITH BRIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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FIRST CUSTOMER OF THE DAY MUST PAY CASH.

Submitter comment: THE MAN TO WHOM THIS PERTAINS OWNED A GROCERY STORE.
ITEM SHOWS CREDIT VS. CASH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth

Date learned: 09-12-1982

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FAMILY KEPT DIME TAPED TO THE BOTTOM OF AN INFANT OF PRAGUE
RELIGIOUS STATUE TO GUARANTEE THAT THE HOUSEHOLD WOULD
NEVER BE WITHOUT FOOD.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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NEW YEAR'S DAY IS THE OCCASION FOR BAKING AND SERVING
VASSILOPITA, A SPECIAL LARGE, HOLIDAY CAKE BAKED WITH
A COIN INSIDE. THE CAKE IS BLESSED AND CUT AND THE
RECIPIENT OF THE PIECE CONTAINING THE COIN SHOULD HAVE
GOOD LUCK ALL YEAR. THE COIN IS SAVED, NEVER SPENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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BELGIAN PEOPLE ALWAYS TREASURE THEIR FIRST
INDIAN NICKEL.

Submitter comment: IT IS SAID THAT BELGIANS ARE REALLY TIGHT
WITH THEIR MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Never set your purse on the floor because if you do
you will never have much money.

Where learned: ALABAMA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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Emergency Phone Calls

When I was a child, I always wore Penny Loafers. My mother would
put dimes in the penny slots of my shoes, just so that I would always
have twenty cents to make a phone call in case of an emergency.

Submitter comment: The dimes I was forced to wear helped me out of a difficult
situation more than once.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): Telephone call, price of

Subject headings: 686 First / Once / One / Newness
Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Monetary system Money Wealth
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.20

Date learned: 00001980CA

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