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Ethnic: Belium

Funeral:

In Belgium, during funeral processions, the children would carry boquets or wreaths of flowers which they had picked.

Submitter comment:

Recorded on tape

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Belgium ; BURIAL ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; DEATH ; ETHNIC ; FLOWERS ; Funeral ; RESPECT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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Belief: Weather

Weather Proverb:

April Showers bring May flowers

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers.

Submitter comment:

Weather Proverb

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

The A in APRIL is underlined.

KW:WP

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V880 V880.800

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Belief: Weather

April showers bring May flowers.

Submitter comment:

Weather Belief (proverb)

From her mother as child

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James Callow comment:

The word APRIL is underlined.

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; May ; RHYME

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

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Ferndale, MI

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James Callow comment:

The A in April and the C in Cissell are both underlined in red.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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Ethnic:Hawaiian

WHEN TRAVELERS LEAVE HAWAII, THEY THROW THEIR LEIS
OVER THE SIDE OF THE SHIP. IF IT FLOATS TO SHORE THEY WILL
RETURN, IF IT FLOATS TO SEA, THEY WILL NEVER
RETURN.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; Float ; FLOWERS ; Garland ; Hawaii ; Hawaiian ; Lei ; Lore ; Ocean ; SEA ; Ship

James Callow Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; Garland ; Lei ; NECK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 03-19-1968

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Proverb

Say it with flowers.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Feelings ; FLOWERS ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Autograph Rhyme

Cynical Autograph Rhyme;

Roses are red, Violets are green.

You have a shape like a submarine.

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; COLOR ; Cynical ; FLOWERS ; poem ; Red ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; Submarine ; VERSE ; Violets

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Autograph Rhyme

Roses are red, leaves are green.

You have a shape like a submarine.

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; COLOR ; Cynical ; FLOWERS ; Green ; Leaves ; Red ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; Submarine ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Roses are red, violets are blue,

Lend me $10.00, and then I'll love you.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Blue ; COLOR ; FLOWERS ; LOVE ; MONEY ; poem ; Red ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; VERSE ; Violets

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Roses love Sunshine, Violets love dew

Angels in heaven know I love you.

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Keyword(s): Album ; ANGELS ; AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; Dew ; FLOWERS ; LOVE ; poem ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; Sunshine ; VERSE ; Violets

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

Roses are Red

Violets are Black

You'd look better

With a knife in your back

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Back ; Black ; COLOR ; ENEMY ; FLOWERS ; KNIFE ; poem ; Red ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; VERSE ; VERSE ; Violets

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Wedding Custom

Before the bride and groom leave for their honeymoon the bride throws her bridal bouquet over her shoulder or with her eyes closed to all single females present. The girl who catches the bouquet will be the next person to marry.

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Keyword(s): Bouquet ; CEREMONY ; CUSTOM ; Females ; FLOWERS ; Ladies ; MARRIAGE ; Single ; WEDDING ; WOMEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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ROSES ARE RED,
VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
YOUR NOSE LOOKS LIKE A B-52.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Autograph Rhyme ; B-52 ; Blue ; COLOR ; FLOWERS ; NOSE ; poem ; Red ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; Violets

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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FRESH GRAVES

NEVER STEAL FLOWERS OFF A FRESH GRAVE AS THE SPIRIT WILL RETURN
AND TAKE THEM BACK.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BURIAL ; FLOWERS ; GHOST ; Grave ; Haunt ; Steal

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 02-15-1970

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BELIEF

NEVER THANK PEOPLE FOR ANY FLOWERS THAT THEY MAY GIVE YOU
OR THE FLOWERS WILL NEVER GROW.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT HEARD THIS WHEN A YOUNG GIRL,1915, BUT
BUT DOES NOT BELIEVE IT NOW.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FLOWERS ; GIFT ; GROWTH ; MANNERS ; SUPERSTITION ; Thanks

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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WHEN AN UNFAMILIAR GUEST ENTERS YOUR HOME, YOU
MUST HAVE FRESH FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE. THIS CUSTOM
ENSURED A HAPPY VISIT FOR BOTH PARTIES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: CANADA ; COLLECTED BY MAIL ; MONTREAL

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; FLOWERS ; Guest ; HOSPITALITY ; SUPERSTITION ; tradition

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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