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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

ONE OF THE THINGS THE WOMEN ALWAYS DID WAS TO DYE THEIR
HAIR GREEN WITH FOOD COLORING.

Submitter comment: IN MY GRANDMOTHER'S DAY THE UNMARRIED WOMEN DIED THEIR HAIR.
NOW IT IS DONE MORE IN THE HIGHSCHOOLS.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; GREEN HAIR COLORING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Color Design
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: CA1960-1975

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Asking for money from a stranger and getting it can prove
to be rewarding for the man or woman who has given the
money out. For the reason being that "Good Luck" will
follow him or her for the rest of the day.

Submitter comment: My father seemed very optimistic when he was telling me
this story.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Farmington Hills

Keyword(s): money, green

James Callow Keyword(s): donor

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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Luck

Two things you should always eat on New Year's Day: Greens
and Black-Eye Peas. Greens for money and Black-Eye Peas for
luck.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

James Callow Keyword(s): Homeopathic Magic -- green

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1931

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Custom/Belief

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School Custom Concerning Dress:

Anyone who wore green and yellow to school on Thursday was considered to be "queer."

Submitter comment:

I can recall this as being practiced while I was in grade school.

Data entry tech comment:

motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): COLOR ; DRESS ; Green ; Homophobia ; HOMOSEXUALITY ; Presentation ; SCHOOL ; SLANG ; Thursday ; YELLOW

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

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Belief: Animal

Catty Belief:

Blue eyed cats are deaf

(They are usually green eyed)

Submitter comment:

The date 11/7/69 is written in tiny numbers on the bottom left hand of the card.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P500] crossed out. Replaced with Current Classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BLIND ; BLINDNESS ; Blue ; CAT ; COLOR ; Eye ; eye color ; Green

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Phrase

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked  Duplicates and Other Rejects.

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

Keyword(s): COLOR ; Compare ; ENVY ; Fence ; Grass ; Green

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

YOU'RE LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS; GREEN AND WRINKLED.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Similar entries may be listed as Retort.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bucks ; COLOR ; COMEBACK ; Dollars ; Green ; INSULT ; Million ; MONEY ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; SIMILE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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Retort

You're like a million bucks - all green and wrinkled.

Submitter comment:

Learned this from my brother, Brett Gundlach (informant quote)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Source? Total Effect?

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): Bucks ; COLOR ; COMEBACK ; Dollars ; Green ; INSULT ; Million ; MONEY ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; SIMILE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COLOR ; Covet ; ENVY ; Fence ; Grass ; Green ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Rhyme

Roses are red, leaves are green.

You have a shape like a submarine.

Data entry tech comment:

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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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Language

American Nicknames:

Mexicans call Americans "gringoes" because when the Texans went into the Battle of San Jacinto, they were singing "Green Grow the Lilacs." The Mexicans thought they were saying "gringo."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AMERICAN ; Battle ; Culture ; ETYMOLOGY ; Green ; Gringo ; Grow ; Language ; Lilacs ; Mexican ; NATIONALITY ; Nickname ; San Jacinto ; SLANG ; SONG ; Term

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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Society

The author, Lee Hardin, argues the case that Greenwich Village in New York was the first of America's Bohemian communities, that the west coast bohemian villages were offspring of Greenwich Village.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: Journal of American Folklore ; Folk Music Revival

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bohemian ; Greenwich Village ; NEW YORK ; Social Class ; Social Group ; West Coast

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

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SHOULD A PREGNANT OR A NEW MOTHER EAT MUSTARD GREENS
BEFORE HER CHILD IS TWO MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FOOD ; Greens ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; Mustard ; Mustard Greens ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 06-10-1973

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Riddle

WHAT'S WHITE ON THE OUTSIDE AND GREEN ON THE INSIDE AND
IT HOPS?
A FROG SANDWICH

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): COLOR ; FROG ; Green ; Hop ; JOKE ; Jump ; RIDDLE ; Sandwich ; White

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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O TANNENBAUM

O TANNENBAUM, O TANNENBAUM,
WIE TRER SIND DUNE BLATTER.
DU GRUNST NICHT NUR ZUR SOMMER
ZUT NEIN AUCH IM WINTER WENN ES SCHNEIT. MM
O TANNENBAUM, O TANNENBAUM,
WIE TRER SIND DEINE BLATTER.
SO, SO WIRE ICH DICH LIEBE,
SO, SO LIEBE OUCH MICH!
DIE, DIE ZART-LICH-STEN TRIEBE FUHLE ICH EINZIG FUR DICH.
JA, JA, JA, JA FUHLE ICH EINZIG FUR DICH. MM
O CHRISTMAS TREE, O CHRISTMAS TREE,
HOW TRUE ARE YOUR LEAVES.
YOU ARE GREEN NOT ONLY IN THE SUMMER TIME,
BUT ALSO IN THE WINTER WHEN IT SNOWS. MM
O CHRISTMAS TREE, O CHRISTMAS TREE,
HOW TRUE ARE YOUR LEAVES.
SO, SO THE WAY I LOVE YOU,
SO, SO YOU LOVE ME TOO!
THE TENDER LONGING I FEEL ONLY FOR YOU.
YES, YES, YES, YES I FEEL ONLY FOR YOU.

Submitter comment:

SHE DID NOT KNOW HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH UNTIL SHE ENTERED
HIGH SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PEORIA

Keyword(s): Carol ; CHRISTMAS ; Evergreen ; holiday ; Lyrics ; SONG ; Tree

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Songs, caroling

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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ORIGIN OF IRELAND

IRELAND BEGAN WHEN A TEAR OF HOPE FELL FROM HEAVEN INTO THE
SEA. THIS FORMED THE EMERALD ISLE. THE COLOR GREEN HERE IS
A SIGN OF HOPE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLOR ; Emerald Isle ; ETYMOLOGY ; Green ; IRELAND ; Irish ; Legend ; Lore

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL AND BELIEFS

SAINT PATRICK DERTA GEROGADE E FRANC OR ALBAN. THAT MEANS SAINT
PATRICK CAME FROM FRANCE OR ENGLAND. WE WERE TAUGHT THAT EXPRESSION
AS CHILDREN. HE WAS SENT BY POPE CELESTINE TO BRING THE CATHOLIC
FAITH TO IRELAND. HE KILLED ALL THE SNAKES IN IRELAND BY SQUASHING
THEM WITH HIS STAFF. HE DIDN'T REALLY EXIST THOUGH. WE WOULD
CELEBRATE SAINT PATRICK'S DAY IN ENGLAND BY WEARING ALL GREEN.
 

Submitter comment:

"SPELLMAN, BURKE, AND I WOULD GO OUT FOR A WALK IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE
WE HAD NO MONEY AND WE DIDN'T WANT THOSE DAMN ENGLISH TO THINK WE
WERE STAYING HOME ON SAINT PATRICK'S DAY."

MY MOTHER, WHO IS FROM IRELAND, WENT TO NURSING SCHOOL IN ENGLAND IN
1947. SHE CAME FROM A POOR FAMILY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Celebrate ; Green ; holiday ; IRELAND ; Irish ; Legend ; Lore ; Origin ; Saint Patrick's Day ; Tale

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00-00-1947 ; 11-22-1979

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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

GREEN M&M CANDIES MAKE A PERSON HORNY.
CHILDREN AND EVEN ADULTS WOULD ALWAYS SCRAMBLE TO GET THE
PRECIOUS FEW GREEN M&M'S IN A BAG OF THE CANDIES SO THAT
THEY MIGHT HAVE BETTER LUCK FINDING OR STAYING WITH A MATE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): APHRODISIAC ; CANDY ; COLOR ; Green ; Sexuality ; Urban Legend

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXUALLY AROUSED = HORNY ; SLANG

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00001976CA

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