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LADY

IN ANGLO-SAXON TIMES, THE PEOPLE WERE POOR, THE FAMILIES WERE VERY
LARGE, AND THE WORK LOAD WAS HEAVY, SO WHILE THE CHILDREN WERE
STILL IN THEIR PINAFORES, THEY WERE ALLOTTED VARIOUS CHORES. THE
BOYS, OF COURSE, WORKED IN THE FIELDS, PLOWING AND SEEDING AND
SEPARATING THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF, WHILE THE HOUSEWORK WAS LEFT
TO THE GIRLS. THEY WERE TAUGHT TO KNIT AND PURL. SOME DID THE
MILKING, OTHERS THE SPINNING, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK WAS LEFT
TO THE HOUSEWIFE HERSELF, THAT OF BAKING THE DAILY BREAD SO THAT
THE FAMILY COULD BE FED. SHE WAS CALLED THE BREAD KNEADER OR,
IN ANGLO-SAXON, THE LAE-DIGE. CENTURIES LATER, SHE WAS CALLED
"LADY."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant husbandry Farming
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NAME

"SOURDOUGH" WAS THE NAME GIVEN TO THE PROSPECTORS WHO MINED FOR
GOLD IN ALASKA. THESE MEN SAVED A PIECE OF BREAD DOUGH EACH TIME
THEY BAKED, AND CARRIED IT WITH THEM IN ORDER TO HAVE LEAVENING
OR A "STARTER" FOR THE NEXT BAKING.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Gold Silver Copper
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS THE CUSTOM TO BAKE BREAD WITH MONEY IN IT,
AND WHOEVER GETS THE COIN WHEN THE BREAD IS
EATEN, WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK FOR THE YEAR.

Submitter comment: SHE HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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SOME PEOPLE CARRY OUT THE PRACTICE OF PLACING A COIN
IN A LOAF OF HOME-MADE BREAD. THE PERSON IN THE
FAMILY WHO GETS THE COIN IN A SLICE OF BREAD WILL
HAVE GOOD LUCK. THE BREAD IS USUALLY MADE BY THE
GRANDMOTHER, IF LIVING.

Submitter comment: EUROPEAN PRACTICE WHICH I DON'T HAVE TOO MUCH
FAITH IN.
MY SUITEMATE HAS SEEN HIS GRANDMOTHER DO IT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; POUGHKEEPSIE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DRINK

FOR BABIES- FOR NUTRITION MIX A CAN OF PET MILK WITH 1 CAN OF WATER
PLUS RICE WATER WITH HONEY. RICE WATER IS THE WATER LEFT AFTER
BOILING RICE.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNG GIRL
IN TEXAS. SHE WAS TAUGHT THIS BY HER MOTHER OR GRANDPARENTS,
PRIMARILY HER GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL INSECT BEE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
Food Drink -- Animal product
Food Drink -- Brew of leaf, bark, root
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 01-10-1973

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CURLY HAIR

IF YOU EAT YOUR BREAD CRUSTS YOUR HAIR WILL GROW CURLY.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER SAID THIS TO US WHEN WE LEFT THE
BREAD CRUSTS FROM OUR SANDWICHES ON OUR PLATES.

Where learned: DECEASED

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
SPEECH -- Formula

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BREAD BELIEF

EATING THE CRUST OF BREAD MAKES YOUR HAIR CURLY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
Food Drink -- Special Form and PurposeObject of Bodily Consumption
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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BREAD BELIEF

IN CUTTING A LOAF OF BREAD.
NEVER LEAVE A KNIFE IN THE BREAD, IT IS LIKE CUTTING THE
HEART OF JESUS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Custom
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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SHE TOLD ME THAT WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH A FOREST YOU SHOULD CARRY
A PIECE OF BREAD IN YOUR HAND IN ORDER TO SCARE ALL THE GHOSTS.

Where learned: FARMINGTON

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-21-1969

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BELIEF ABOUT EATING BURNT TOAST

IF YOU EAT BURNT TOAST, YOUR CHEEKS WILL BE VERY ROSY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HAS FIVE CHILDREN AND SHE USED THIS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY
DID NOT WASTE BREAD.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Favorites
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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CUSTOM

ON THE DAY WE CELEBRATE THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, DECEMBER 8TH,
THIS INFORMANT'S MOTHER MAKES SPECIAL BREAD THAT IS THEN BLESSED
BY A PRIEST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DID NOT KNOW SPECIFIC REASON BEHIND THE CUSTOM, JUST
THAT IT HAS BEEN DONE FOR GENERATIONS IN HER FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F120
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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PEPERONI

WHILE ATTENDING JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY, MY ROOMMATE, GARY
PASQUALICCHIV, WOULD BRING PEPERONI BREAD FROM HOME. HE SAID HE
GOT IT FROM A SPECIAL BAKERY IN ERIE PENN. SEVERAL OF US TRIED TO GET
IT ELSEWHERE BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE EVENT WAS SPECIAL SINCE THE BREAD
WAS RARE AND HAD TO BE EATEN RIGHT AWAY OR IT WOULD SPOIL. THE BREAD
WAS CIRCULAR, SHAPED LIKE A DOUGHNUT, WITH PEPERONI SLICES BAKED
IN THE CENTER OF THE LOAF. THE EVENT WAS ENHANCED WHEN HOME-MADE
WINE WAS ADDED. THE WINE CAME FROM MY FATHER IN CANTON. WINE WAS
ILLEGAL IN THE DORMS AT THAT TIME AND ADDED TO THE OCCASION SINCE
THE DOORS HAD TO BE LOCKED TO KEEP THE FLOOR ADVISOR OUT. A SMALL
GROUP OF 4 TO 5 WOULD GATHER WHEN GARY RETURNED FROM A VISIT HOME
TO ENJOY THE FEAST.

Data entry tech comment: ALSO ON THE 5 X 8 CARD ARE A TOP AND CROSS - CUT VIEW OF THE BREAD

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND ; JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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POPULAR FOOD

IN COLOMBIA, PEOPLE EAT A VERY POPULAR DISH OF RICE AND BEANS.
IT IS PARALLEL TO OUR HAMBURGER OR PIECE OF PIZZA. THE RICE AND
BEANS ARE COOKED SEPARATELY, THERE COMBINED WHERE EATEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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ROMANIAN DISH

ROMANIAN DISH, EATEN IN PLACE OF BREAD:
MAMALIGA - CORN MEAL MUSH SO DRY AND COARSE IT FORMS LOAFS LIKE
BREAD. THIS IS SLICED AND FRIED AND SERVED WITH SYRUP.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 10-26-1969

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU EAT ALL THE CRUST ON YOUR BREAD, YOU WILL HAVE CURLY HAIR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00001960S

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FOOD

CANNELONI-PASTA TUBES FILLED WITH MEAT, COVERED WITH SAUCE, AND BAKED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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DAILY LIFE

THE MOST POPULAR FOOD IN POLAND IS BREAD. IT IS DARK AND HARD WITH
A CHEWY CRUST. BOYS AND GIRLS EAT IT AT LEAST THREE TIMES A DAY.
IT IS OFTEN EATEN WITH CHEESE FOR THEY DON'T HAVE MUCH BUTTER.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Morning mealsBreakfast
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Noon mealsDinnerLunch
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Night mealsSupper
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
Food Drink -- Animal product Cheese

Date learned: 04-11-1979

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FOOD-VEGETABLE

IN THE OLD WEST A MAN ORDERED FRIED POTATOES CUT VERY THIN. WHEN
THE COOK BROUGHT OUT THE POTATOES, THE MAN COMPLAINED THAT THEY
WERE NOT THIN ENOUGH. THE COOK GOT SO MAD THAT HE RETURNED TO THE
KITCHEN AND CUT UP THE POTATOES RAZOR THIN AND FRIED THEM UP.
THE MAN THOUGHT THEY WERE DELICIOUS. THUS THE POTATO CHIP.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; NEWARK

Keyword(s): ORIGIN OF A FOOD ; ORIGIN OF A SNACK: THE POTATO CHIP

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS (NATIONALITY GROUP)

A COLONY OF AMISH PEOPLE NOW LIVE IN COLON, MICHIGAN. THEY MOVED
HERE FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO ESCAPE PROBLEMS WITH THEIR TEACHERS NOT
HAVING CERTIFICATES. NOW THEY ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM IN COLON.
ONE CAN TELL AN AMISH HOUSE IN COLON, MICH. BECAUSE THE WINDOWS
NEVER HAVE CURTAINS. THEY ONLY HAVE SHADES. THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY
OR LUXURIES IN THEIR HOUSES. THE PEOPLE OFTEN TAKE THEIR
HORSE AND BUGGY TO THE LOCAL SUPERMARKET, LEAVING THE HORSE TIED
TO A HITCHING POST OFF TO THE SIDE. THEY WILL NEVER BUY FOOD WITH
PRESERVATIVES AND PREFER TO EAT A RATHER THICK TASTING BREAD.
THE INFORMANT SAID THAT SHE TASTED THE BREAD AND COULD NOT STAND
MORE THAN A FEW BITES BECAUSE IT WAS SO RICH.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT FIRST LEARNED OF THE AMISH WHILE GOING TO A FAMILY
COTTAGE IN COLON, MICH. IN 1978. HER DESCRIPTION SOUNDS TYPICAL OF
THE CLASSIC PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH ATTIRE AND ATTITUDE. SIMPLICITY
AND KEEPING TO OLD TRADITIONS ARE INHERENT TO HER DESCRIPTION.
UPON VISITING COLON WITH THE INFORMANT, THE COLLECTOR NOTICED THE
SAME CUSTOMS. ONE HEARS ON THE NEWS ABOUT THE CURRENT PROBLEMS
WITH TEACHING, STRESSING THAT NEW DIFFICULTIES ARE ALWAYS ARISING
WITH THE AMISH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): Amish ; BREAD ; Buggy ; Curtains ; GERMAN ; HORSE ; Preservatives ; Shades ; Simplicity ; Technology

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Daily Life
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 10-00-1980 ; 00-00-1978

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