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PROVERB

EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE. WORK LIKE HELL AND ADVERTISE.

Data entry tech comment: PARODY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): BUSINESS ; INDUSTRY ; INITIAL ITERATION ; OBSERVATION ; PARODY

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

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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PROVERB

THE EYES FRIGHTEN YOU, BUT THE HANDS ARE THE WORKER.

Submitter comment: THIS SEEMS TO NEED SOME EXPLANATION: JUST LOOKING AT A FIELD READY
FOR HARVEST MAY BE FRIGHTENING, HOWEVER WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO
WORKING IT ISN'T SO BAD.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; INDUSTRIOUSNESS?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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IRISH PROVERB

PLOW DEEP WHILE THE SLUGGARDS SLEEP,
SHALL HAVE CORN TO SELL AND CORN TO KEEP.

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ELLIPSIS ; INDUSTRIOUSNESS ; VEGETATION

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

Date learned: 04-15-1971

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PROVERB

THE FOOT ON THE CRADLE AND THE HAND ON THE DISTAFF IS THE SIGN OF A
GOOD HOUSEWIFE.

Submitter comment: SPANISH SAYING

Where learned: MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): MOTHERHOOD ; SPINNING WHEEL ; SYMBOLS ; WORK, INDUSTRY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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PROVERB: LITHUANIAN

DARBSCIAN RR ILGIAUSIA DIENA PERTRUMPA.
FOR THE HARD_WORKING PERSON THE LONGEST DAY IS TOO SHORT.

Keyword(s): INDUSTRY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-07-1968

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REALITY

GRASS DOESN'T GROW ON A BUSY STREET.

Submitter comment: HIS FATHER ALWAYS SAYS THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): INDUSTRY

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

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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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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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

TO PUT YOUR NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): INDUSTRIOUSNESS WORK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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Belief

The pishtace are nocturnal murderers of Indians. The pishtaco murder Indians in order to obtain human fat to be sold as lubricants for machinery and to be used in pharmacuticals.

The legend derives from 16th and 17th centurey Spanish practices of using human body fats as treatment for wounds and diseases. the people who tell this tale are poor Indians and the pishtaco are usually wealthy industrial men in the area. The tale helps draw lines of social class.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Journal of American Folklore ; The Pishtaco: Institutionalized Fear in Highland Peru

Keyword(s): BODY ; Cultural ; Culture ; Fat ; FEAR ; HORROR ; INDIAN ; INDUSTRY ; Kill ; Lubrication ; Machinery ; MEDICINE ; MURDER ; Native American ; Peru ; Peruvian ; Pharmaceutical ; Pishtaco ; Poor ; Social Class ; Wealthy

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

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SIGNS OF GHOSTS

A TINY WHIRLPOOL OF DUST IS A SIGN OF A GHOST PASSING.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Dust ; GHOST ; Portent ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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SUPERSTITION

THERE IS A RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO SWEEP YOUR FLOOR. YOU ARE SUPPOSED
TO SWEEP TOWARD THE BACK DOOR AND NOT THE FRONT DOOR.

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Keyword(s): ; Back ; DIRECTION ; Domesticity ; Door ; Dust ; Front ; HOUSECLEANING ; SUPERSTITION ; Sweep

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; OPPOSITES ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Daily Life

Date learned: 11-10-1970

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