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DRY MARCH AND WET MAY WILL BRING A FLOURISHING
HARVEST OF (RYE) GRAIN.
MARZEC SUCHU, A MOKRY MAJ-ZYTO JAKO GAJ. (POLISH ASSUMED)

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WEATHER PROVERB

BLUE MIST IN THE FOREST MEANS RAIN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER

James Callow comment: NOT A PROVERB

Where learned: HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): COLOR ; COSMOS ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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BUBBLES ON THE WATER MEANS RAIN FOR THREE DAYS.

Submitter comment: HIS FATHER TOLD THIS TO HIM.

James Callow comment: NOT A PROVERB

Where learned: YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): NUMBERS ; SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE LARK MAY MAKE A FALL
BUT ONE ROBIN DOES NOT MAKE A SPRING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- V800

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE LARK MAY MAKE A FALL
BUT ONE ROBIN DOES NOT MAKE A SPRING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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WEATHER FORECAST

FAIRIES HAVE THEIR WASH OUT, WON,T RAIN TODAY. (DEW ON SPIDER WEBS)

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 11-13-1965

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SUDDEN WEATHER.

THERE IS A SAYING ON THE LAKES: IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WEATHER
WAIT FIVE MINUTES, IT WILL CHANGE.

Submitter comment: NONE

Data entry tech comment: THIS STATEMENT SHOWS HOW UNPREDICTABLE MICHIGAN WEATHER CAN BE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): GREAT LAKES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: NOT LISTED

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GOOD FRIDAY

IF IT RAINS ON GOOD FRIDAY, IT WILL RAIN THE NEXT SEVEN SUNDAYS.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; OMEN ; RELIGION

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 02-20-1968

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MARCH

IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION, IT GOES OUT LIKE A LAMB.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ANIMAL COMPARISON ; CONTRAST. ; WEATHER.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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MARCH

IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION IT GOES OUT LIKE A LAMB.
IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LAMB IT GOES OUT LIKE A LION.

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

Keyword(s): ANIMAL COMPARISON ; CONTRAST. ; WEATHER.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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WEATHER PROBERB

"IF THE SMOKE GOES STRAIGHT UP
OUT OF THE CHIMNEY, THE WEATHER
WILL BE GOOD ALL DAY

Submitter comment: (MISS VANNESTE LEARNED THIS
FROM HER MOTHER.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RIME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 11-07-1967

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WEATHER PROBERB

IF THE SNOW GOES CRISS-CROSS
ON THE FIRST DAY OF SNOW,
IT WILL BE A LONG HARD WINTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): RIME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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WEATHER PROVERB

IF THE SUN SET IS RED,
THEN ALOT DAY WILL FOLLOW
ON THE MORN

Submitter comment: NONE

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 09-24-1969

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WEATHER BELIEF

IF THE SUNSET SINKS INTO A RED BAG IT WILL BE WINDY AND STORMY.

Submitter comment: TORGL, SHIRLEY

Where learned: HUNGARY

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 00-00-1910

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IF YOU SEE ENOUGH BLUE IN THE SKY TO PATCH A HOLE IN A MAN'S PANTS,
THEN, THE WEATHER IS GOING TO CLEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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RED SKY AT NIGHT SAILORS DELIGHT
RED SKY IN THE MORNING SAILORS TAKE WARNING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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TILL APRIL'S DEAD, CAST NOT A THREAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Month
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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