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POWDERED MILK FACIAL

TO REMOVE WRINKLES AND RELAX THE FACE MUSCLES,
ADD ENOUGH WATER TO A BOWLOF MILK POWDER TO FORM A THICK PASTE.
SPREAD IT EVENLY OVER THE ENTIRE FACE AND THROAT,
AND LET IT SET FOR ABOUT TEN MINUTES.
REMOVE GENTLY BY SPLASHING THE HARDENED MASK WITH WARM WATER
UNTIL IT BEGINS TO DISSOLVE;
THEN WASH FACE IN WARM WATER AND SOAP, DRY, AND APPLY MOISTURE CREAM.

Submitter comment: THIS METHOD IS QUITE EFFECTIVE
BUT SHOULD NOT BE USED TOO FRQUENTLY.
BECAUSE IT TENDS TO DRY THE SKIN.
MY INFORMANT OBTAINED THE INFORMATION FROM HER BEAUTY OPERATOR.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): BEAUTY TREATMENTS ; COMPLEXION ; FACIALS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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IN THIS INFORMANTS FAMILY
SOME OF THE CHILDREN HAVE A SMALL BROWN FRECKLE
OR BEAUTY MARK UNDER EACH EYE.
IT IS SAID THAT THESE ARE TEARS
BECAUSE THEY CAME INTO THE WORLD ON A SAD DAY.
IT IS ALSO SAID "MONDAY'S CHILD IS FULL OF WOE,"
AND THESE SAME CHILDREN WERE BORN ON MONDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY MARKS ; FRECKLES ; WOE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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PROVERB

THE USED KEY IS ALWAYS BRIGHT.

Data entry tech comment: PROVERB FROM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INDUSTRIOUSNESS

James Callow Keyword(s): BEAUTY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-01-1967

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In England myrtle is considered lucky. In Wales
myrtle is planted on each side of a home to
insure love & to keep the atmosphere peaceful.

Submitter comment: Many people still consider myrtle a sign of peace.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; LONDON

Keyword(s): nature, beauty

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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MASH UP RED BERRIES FOR LIPSTICK AND PUT ON LIPS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Berries ; Lipstick ; Makeup

James Callow Keyword(s): ADORNMENT BEAUTIFICATION ; COSMETICS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Color Design

Date learned: 09-17-1973

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Maxim

A lot of girls would have hourglass figures if time hadn't shifted the sands.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B660] is crossed out. Nothing replaces it.

Submission card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ANTIFEMINISM ; BEAUTY ; Feminism ; Jest, Anecdote, Pun, Joke, Irony ; JOKE ; Physical ; PUN ; SEXISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V500] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Ear ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Old Proverb:

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Submitter comment:

Informant's grandmother says this quite often.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Improvement ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Retort

Two retorts to the "Age Before Beauty" line are:

"Only in the dictionary" or,

"But Beauty was a HORSE."

Submitter comment:

These are lines frequently used in grade school.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Smart is crossed out from the title.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGE ; BEAUTY ; COMEBACK ; Dictionary ; HORSE ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Age before beauty.

Beauty was a horse.

Submitter comment:

Heard during college days

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Black ; COMEBACK ; HORSE ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Beauty is only skin deep.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Depth ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Submitter comment:

If you like someone, you will think they are beautiful where others may not.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Blason Populaire:

Tell a woman she is beautiful and the devil will repeat it to her ten times.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; DEVIL ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VANITY ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Deep ; Depth ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Ear ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; Pig ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replacedw ith current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Deep ; Depth ; Looks ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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SMOKE FOLLOWS BEAUTY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

"SMOKE FROM AN OUT-OF-DOOR FIRE DRIFTS TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
PERSON WITHIN RANGE"--#675 IN HAND, NORTH CAROLINA.
ALSO SEE HAND & TALLEY, UTAH #2134; PUCKETT OHIO #5713.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; BEAUTY ; Maxim ; Saying ; Smoke

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- Fire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; BELIEF ; Ear ; EUPHEMISM ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Saying ; Silk ; Sow

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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