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RIDDLE

RIDDLE ME RIDDLE ME, RANDY - O,
MY FATHER GAVE ME THE SEED TO SOW.
THE SEED WAS BLACK AND THE GROUND WAS WHITE,
COME RIDDLE ME THAT AND I'LL GIVE YOU A PIPE.
-- COLLECTOR FORGOT ANSWER

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): HARVEST

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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Custom/Belief

Belief, Custom - Planting:

On the feast day of St. Andrew everyone plants cucumbers to ensure a good planting season for the year.

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Original BN [P535, F643] crossed out and replaced with F535

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cucumbers ; CUSTOM ; HARVEST ; Offering ; PLANT VEGETABLE ; RELIGIOUS ; St. Andrew ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

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Custom

Good Friday and Planting Custom:

Potatoe [sic] seeds should be planted, if at all possible, on Good Friday.

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Original BN [F663] has been crossed out and replaced with F535

Where learned: HOME ; NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CUSTOM ; FARMING ; Good Friday ; HARVEST ; PLANT VEGETABLE ; POTATO ; Religious Holiday ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

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Wheat Harvesting

In Kansas, we grow wheat in our section, and when it was tim eto cut and thrash the wheat, the neighbors would all help each _take turbns, first Mr. J's wheat. Then when finished, go the next day to Mr. H_then Mr. W_ etc._ All men in neighborhood would go and work with the other neighbors_and the wives of all of the men would meet at the home where the men were working, and help that housewife cook dinner for all, then next day to another house_this way everyone helped each other and had no wages to pay and the ladies loved being together.

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Agricultural ; Barter ; Community ; CUSTOM ; Domestic ; FARMING ; Harvesting ; LIFE ; Wheat

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

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Custom; Agriculture

Plant corn by the dark of the moon

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CORN ; Crop ; CUSTOM ; FARMING ; HARVEST ; Lore ; MOON ; PLANT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time F574.82.242.5

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Custom; Agriculture

Plant potatoes in February in the dark of the moon.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CUSTOM ; Dark ; FARMING ; HARVEST ; MOON ; PLANT ; Potatoes

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time F574.82.640

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Custom; Agriculture

Letter dated 1852 relates the events of a negro corn-shucking. Slaves invite their friends from neighboring plantations and they make a party out of shucking a tremendous amount of corn.

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Where learned: Journal of American Folklore ; A Negros Corn Shucking

Keyword(s): CORN ; CUSTOM ; Gathering ; HARVEST ; NEGRO ; PARTY ; Plantation ; Shuck ; Slavery ; Slaves ; South

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving

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Language

In the summer of 1816 there were frosts during each of the summer months in Hyde Park Vt. and much of the surrounding area. These frosts during the summer months discouraged many of the local farmers who abandoned their farms and moved westward. During the summer of 1816 a poem was written which is often recalled by Vermonters and printed in Vermont newspapers when the summers are unusually cool. The poem discourages people from leaving the area. the poem says:

"Moses saud we are to inhabit all the world, warmer climates lead to more vices, one doesn't change wives because of a wrinkle or farms because of a cold summer.

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Where learned: New York Folklore Quarterly ; Fitch Against Immigration

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Chill ; FARMING ; Frost ; HARVEST ; Hyde Park ; Language ; Moses ; poem ; Region ; SEASON ; Summer ; Summer ; Vermont ; WINTER ; Wives ; Wrinkle

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN PICKS FRUIT FROM A TREE, THE TREE
WILL WITHER.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI ; Deovelente Road

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Die ; FOOD ; FRUIT ; HARVEST ; Kill ; Pick ; PREGNANCY ; Tree ; Wither

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-21-1973

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HARVEST

SIVIETA ZOFIJA, COKTOSY ROZEFIJA.

Translated: Saint Sophia helps to ripen the grain.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; FARMING ; Grain ; Grain ; HARVEST ; Patron ; Saint ; Saint Sophia

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CIDER AND DONUTS

DURING THE FALL, WHEN APPLE CIDER IS PLENTIFUL, DONUTS
(USUALLY PLAIN) SHOULD BE EATEN WITH THIS DRINK.

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Keyword(s): AUTUMN ; Cider ; Donuts ; Fall ; FOOD ; HARVEST

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

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POLISH BELIEF

MANY POLISH PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT WHEN THE MOON IS FULL, IT IS
A GOOD TIME TO PICK MUSHROOMS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): FARMING ; Full ; HARVEST ; MOON ; Mushrooms ; POLISH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 00001930S

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FLOWERDAYS AND BEANS

YOU ARE NOT TO PLANT BEANS DURING THE FLOWERDAYS. ( AGAIN
MY FATHER COULD NOT REMEMBER THE SPECIFIC TIME). MY GRANDFATHER
PLANTED A ROW OF BEANS DURING THE FLOWERDAYS AND ANOTHER AFTER THE
DAYS WERE PAST. THE ROW PLANTED DURING THE DAYS GREW WITH AN
ABUNDANCE OF BLOSSOMS BUT VERY FEW BEANS. THE ROW PLANTED AFTER
THE FLOWERDAYS GREW WITH FEW BLOSSOMS BUT WITH AN ABUNDANCE
OF BEANS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Keyword(s): Beans ; BELIEF ; FARMING ; Flowerdays ; GARDENING ; HARVEST ; Horticulture

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 10-30-1968

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WHEN TO PLANT YOUR CROPS

THE GENERAL CONSENSUS ACCORDING TO MY FATHER, IS THAT THERE
IS A CERTAIN TIME OF THE MOON WHEN IT IS FAVORABLE TO PLANT
YOUR CROPS SO THAT THEY WILL BE PRODUCTIVE. IF YOU DO NOT PLANT
AT THIS TIME THE CROPS WILL NOT BE PRODUCTIVE. MY FATHER WAS
UNABLE TO RECALL THE EXACT TIME OF THE MOON.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Keyword(s): Botany ; CROPS ; FARMING ; HARVEST ; Horticulture ; MOON ; PLANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 10-30-1968

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TALLER CORN

IF YOU PLANT CORN DURING A CERTAIN TIME OF THE MOON, IT
WILL GROW MUCH TALLER THAN CORN PLANTED AT ANOTHER TIME.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Keyword(s): CORN ; FARMING ; HARVEST ; Horticulture ; MOON ; PLANTING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 11-08-1968

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Play

ORIGINS OF GAMES: "MANY ARE ROOTED IN FESTIVE PLANTING
AND HARVEST CELEBRATIONS. 'DROP THE HANDKERCHIEF'
AND 'IN AND OUT THE WINDOW' PROBABLY STARTED WITH
CHILDREN MAKING FUN OF THE DATING HABITS OF BIG
BROTHERS AND SISTERS."

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Where learned: "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SCHOOL BULLETIN"

Keyword(s): Copy ; COURTSHIP ; Festive ; GAMES ; HARVEST ; Mimic ; PLANTING ; Play ; RITUAL

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

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