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MART OWENS USED TO RUN A STORE ON MAIN STREET. HE AND I WERE
GREAT FRIENDS AND WOULD OFTEN TALK TOGETHER. ONCE HE TOLD ME
HOGS MUST BE KILLED IN THE "OLD" OF THE MOON. OTHERWISE,
THE MEAT WOULD CURL UP IN THE FRYING PAN. HE HAD SEEN IT
TRIED. I HADN'T, WHO WAS I TO ARGUE THE CASE OF HOG
KILLING IN TIME OF A NEW MOON? HE HAD HIS FOLKLORE TALE. I
HAD NOTHING.

Submitter comment: AS A YOUNG GIRLI HAVE BEEN IN MR. OWENS STORE. HIS YOUNGEST

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; WILLIAMSBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): BUTCHERING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 03-00-1969

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Warm Blood

Vivien's mother would drink warm blood from the butcher shop to prevent disease and sickness.

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Stamped into Archive; December 1969

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Butcher ; ILLNESS ; MEDICAL ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; PREVENTION ; Vampire ; Vampirism

James Callow Keyword(s): PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; Warm Blood

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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Did you hear about the butcher who backed into a meat cutting machine and got a little behind in his work?

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Original Boggs Numbers [W400, B667] are crossed out and B660 is substituted.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Butcher, Meat, Machine ; EUPHEMISM ; Jest, Anecdote, Pun, Joke, Irony ; PARODY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

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