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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO IS THERE?
DWAIN.
DWAIN WHO?
DWAIN THE BATHTUB I AM DWOWNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): DRAIN DROWNING DUANE.

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: CA00001977

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WHIRLPOOL

A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO A MAN WAS SHOOTING RAPIDS BELOW NIAGARA
FALLS WHEN HE GOT HUNG UP IN THE WHIRLPOOL IN DEVIL'S GORGE. HE
WAS IN A MOTOR BOAT BUT STILL WAS OVERCOME BY THE CURRENT AND WAS
CARRIED FREE FROM THE WHIRLPOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NEAR DROWNING.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Running water Large current. River, stream....

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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LAKE SUPERIOR

WHEN A PERSON WOULD DROWN IN LAKE SUPERIOR, THEY WOULD NEVER BE
ABLE TO FIND THE BODY BECAUSE IT WOULD NEVER COME UP. SO LAKE
SUPERIOR WAS SAID NEVER TO GIVE UP ITS DEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DROWNING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Still water Large body. Ocean, sea....

Date learned: 11-08-1968

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THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A WATER-SKIER WHO FELL WHILE SKIING
AND BECAME TANGLED IN THE SEAWEED. BY THE TIME THE BOAT
HAD TURNED AROUND AND REACHED THE SKIER, THE PERSON HAD
ALREADY DROWNED.
I HEARD THIS WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS
TRUE OR NOT. I THINK IT SERVES AS A WARNING TO WATER-
SKIERS TO WATCH OUT FOR SEAWEEK. BEING A WATER-SKIER,
I KNOW THAT IT IS EASY TO BECOME TANGLED IN SEAWEED, BUT
IT IS EASY TO PULL IT OUT IF ONE IS BADLY TANGLED,
DROWNING WOULD NOT BE THAT EASY. BUT KNOWING THE STORY
EVERYTIME I HAVE FALLEN IN SEAWEED, IT SENDS CHILLS
THROUGH ME.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ACCIDENTAL DROWNING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A WATER-SKIER WHO FELL WHILE SKIING
AND BECAME TANGLED IN THE SEAWEED. BY THE TIME THE BOAT
HAD TURNED AROUND AND REACHED THE SKIER, THE PERSON HAD
ALREADY DROWNED.
I HEARD THIS WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS
TRUE OR NOT. I THINK IT SERVES AS A WARNING TO WATER-
SKIERS TO WATCH OUT FOR SEAWEEK. BEING A WATER-SKIER,
I KNOW THAT IT IS EASY TO BECOME TANGLED IN SEAWEED, BUT
IT IS EASY TO PULL IT OUT IF ONE IS BADLY TANGLED,
DROWNING WOULD NOT BE THAT EASY. BUT KNOWING THE STORY
EVERYTIME I HAVE FALLEN IN SEAWEED, IT SENDS CHILLS
THROUGH ME.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ACCIDENTAL DROWNING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A MOTHER'S PRAYER WILL SAVE SOULS FROM THE DEEP.

Where learned: RUSSIA ; MOSCOW

James Callow Keyword(s): DROWNING ; MOTHER ; PRAYING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001905-1910

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