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WHEN CUPID SHOOTS HIS ARROW,
I HOPE HE MRS. YOU.

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE IN A TREE,
SEND ME A COCONUT C.O.D.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLLECT ON DELIVERY=C.O.D.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLOCK WHO:
TOOK HIS EXPECTANT WIFE TO A GROCERY STORE BECAUSE
HE HEARD THEY GIVE FREE DELIVERIES?

Where learned: DETROIT ; REGINA HIGH SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRTH ; PUN ON DELIVERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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GRANDMA'S ICEMAN CAME BY ONCE A WEEK IN HIS HORSE AND
WAGON. SHE USED TO PUT A SIGN IN THE WINDOW SO HE KNEW
HOW MANY POUNDS TO BRING IN. IN THOSE DAYS GRANDMA STILL
COULD NOT AFFORD AN ELECTRIC FREEZER. ANYHOW, THE
ICEMAN WOULD CUT THE BLOCKS OUT IN THE STREET, AND US
KIDS WOULD RUN OUT AND EAT THE BROKEN CHIPS; AS LONG
AS THE HORSE HADN'T POOPED! THE ICEMAN TOLD US THAT HIS
ICE CAME STRAIGHT FROM SANTA CLAUS AT THE NORTH POLE.
WE BELIEVED HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRANDMAS HOME

Keyword(s): DELIVERYMAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001940S

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Superstition: Pregnancy

Birth Marks:

After giving borth to a child, an Italian woman will ask the doctor, "are there any marks?" Immediately, if there were any, they would disappear.

Submitter comment:

This is another Italian "in" story

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740.542, F542] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BABY ; BIRTH ; Birth Mark ; CURE ; CURSE ; Delivery ; ETHNIC ; Italian ; PREGNANCY ; REMEDY

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

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Superstition: Pregnancy

Birthmarks:

Mother always said "if a child was born with a birthmark, to do this, before the child got into the bath or anything." Take the afterbirth, the sack the baby grows in, take the lining from the sack and rub the baby all over with that. The skin would come out clean and the birthmark would be gone.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P720, P760.750] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Afterbirth ; BABY ; BIRTH ; Birth Mark ; CURE ; CURSE ; Delivery ; Labor ; Newborn ; Placenta ; PREGNANCY ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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DRINKING A LARGE AMOUNT OF COLD WATER IMMEDIATELY AFTER
DELIVERY WILL MAKE A WOMAN'S STOMACH LARGE.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI ; Deovelente Road

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Child Birth ; Cold ; Consume ; Delivery ; DRINK ; Labor ; PREGNANCY ; SIZE ; STOMACH ; TEMPERATURE ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth
BELIEF -- Measure of quantity or weight Liquid
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-21-1973

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IF A WOMAN HAS SEX DURING THE LATER STAGES OF PREGNANCY,
HER LABOR WILL BE DIFFICULT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Complications ; Delivery ; INTERCOURSE ; Labor ; PREGNANCY ; SEX

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 08-20-1973

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IF THE CORD IS CUT CLOSER THAN THREE INCHES TO THE NAVEL,
THE BABY WILL BLEED TO DEATH.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bleed ; CHILDBIRTH ; Cut ; DEATH ; Delivery ; Die ; Inches ; infant ; Labor ; Length ; Newborn ; PREGNANCY ; THREE ; UMBILICAL CORD

James Callow Keyword(s): UMBILICAL CORD

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

Date learned: 08-20-1973

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