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(WHEN I WAS SMALL) "WE USED TO ALSO BE TOLD THAT IF YOU KEPT A
BOTTLE OF MILK OUT IN A STORM, IT WOULD GO SOUR."

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 11-15-1972

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COLLECTING MILK

WHEN THE MILKMAN USED TO COME AROUND WITH FRESH,
UNPASTEURIZED MILK IN HUGE CANS, EACH FAMILY WOULD
BRING A PAIL AND HE WOULD LADLE OUT AS MANY PAILS FULL
AS THEY NEEDED. OF COURSE, THEY HAD TO BOIL IT IN
ORDER TO DRINK IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

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MINKYSCHMEER

WHEN MILK WAS COLLECTED FROM THE MILKMAN, IT WAS
UNPASTEURIZED. THE FAMILY HAD TO BOIL IT AND THE
CREAM THAT ROSE TO THE TOP WAS COLLECTED AND SPREAD
ON BREAD. THIS WAS SWEET AND CONSIDERED A REAL
TREAT AND CALLED MINKYSCHMEER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

Date learned: 04-31-1971

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SUPERSTITION

IT WAS TOLD BY MY GREAT AUNT THAT IF ONE DID NOT PUT
OU ON THE KITCHEN TABLE MILK AND
COOKIES FOR ST. JOACHIM, ONE WOULD SUFFER BAD LUCK AND FATAL ILLNESS
FOR TEN YEARS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 686.1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 6
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August 16
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- P 88
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Number P686.U.10
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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IF YOU SHAKE MILK IT WILL SOUR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER BELIEVED THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

Date learned: 02-17-1980

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IF YOU PUT MILK INTO A THERMOS AND THEN COFFEE, THE MILK WILL SOUR,
BUT IF YOU PUT COFFEE AND THEN MILK INTO A THERMOS THE MILK WILL
NOT SOUR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

Date learned: 02-17-1980

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FOOD BELIEF

MILK IS NOT TO BE DRANK WITH A MEAL HAVING AVOCADO: YOU'LL HAVE BAD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: COLLECTOR WAS TOLD THIS IN SABINAS MEXICO IN MID 1970'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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FOOD BELIEF

A GLASS OF MILK GIVES YOU AN OUNCE OF BLOOD.

Submitter comment: HISTORICALLY COLLECTION UNKNOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 12-00-1981

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ALONG WITH THE MAIN DISH FOR DINNER, SOUTHERN BLACKS PUT A
WARM OR HOT SWEET POTATO IN A GLASS OF BUTTERMILK AND ATE
IT WITH A SPOON.

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

Subject headings: Favorites
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

Date learned: 10-17-1984

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SOUTHERN BLACKS WOULD TAKE WARM OR HOT CORNBREAD, CRUMB IT, AND
EAT IT IN A GLASS OF BUTTERMILK.
MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER ON MY FATHER'S SIDE USED TO MAKE IT.

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

Date learned: 09-26-1984

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Fish And Milk

Before having a catfish dinner, I asked my mother if I could
have some milk to go with it. But my father interrupted and said
that if you've never had milk with fish before then it will kill
you.

Submitter comment: My father had a very serious look on his face. I knew he was
wrong because they had served milk along with our lunches which
sometimes include fish as a main course.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Keyword(s): FOOD POISONING

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Fish

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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When I was a young boy my father was always trying to get me
to drink my milk. He would always tell me that it was good for
me and that it would put hair on my chest and that without hair
on my chest I was not a real man.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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If the milking had not been completed and the milk cooled by
the time a thunderstorm broke, the milk would turn sour.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

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Don't drink - Milk with Fish - It was an old saying that fish
would poison milk so when people ate fish they didn't drink
milk.

James Callow comment: See Puckett, Ohio, nos. 6674, 9630, 10210, 15863-15864,
27492.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- MenuService
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk

Date learned: 01001954 CA

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I BELIEVED THAT IF YOU DRINK THE
BUBBLES OFF THE TOP OF YOUR GLASS OF MILK BEFORE
THEY DISAPPEAR, THEN YOU WILL BE RICH WHEN YOU GROW UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 02-00-1968

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THIS CUSTOM WAS PRACTICED BY MY DAD AND HIS FAMILY
IN GOERGIA.
AFTER EATING FISH, NEVER DRINK MILK OR EAT ICE
CREAM BECAUSE IT MIGHT POISON YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
Food Drink -- Animal product Milk product
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN POURS MILK, I WILL TURN SOUR.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ONE SHOULD NEVER EAT FISH AND DRINK MILK TOGETHER, AS IT WILL
CAUSE ONE TO BE SICK AT HIS STOMACH.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 03-29-1969

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THUNDER MAKES MILK SOUR.

Submitter comment: MRS. HUNT THINKS THAT IT IS THE HUMIDITY.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: Observation
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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