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PROVERB

A DROWNING MAN CLUTCHES AT STRAWS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DESPERATION ; HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-01-1968

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

EVEN THE COLDEST WIND CANNOT EXTINGUISH THE SUN.

Where learned: RUSSIA ; MOSCOW

Keyword(s): COSMOS

James Callow Keyword(s): HOPEFULNESS ; OPTIMISM ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1905

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PRAY FOR SUNSHINE. ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR RAIN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION ; HOPE FOR THE BEST, BUT EXPECT THE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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POLISH

ON A BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY, PLACE A WINE GLASS, A
PRAYER BOOK, AND SOME COINS. WHATEVER HE REACHES
FOR FIRST WILL INDICATE THE TYPE OF CAREER HE
CHOOSES. THE INW GLASS INDICATES THAT HE WILL
BE A DRUNK; THE PRAYER BOOK, A PRIEST; AND THE
COINS, A BUSINESSMAN.

Submitter comment: WE TRIED THIS AT THE FIRST BIRTHDAY OF MY CURRENTLY
SEVEN YEAR OLD COUSIN. ONLY TROUBLE WAS THAT HE
KNOCKED ALL THREE OBJECTS OFF THE HIGH CHAIR
TRAY AT ONCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IN A HIGH CHAIR. ; SEVEN MONTH OLD COUSIN I HOPE, SINCE HE STILL IS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future of young

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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Proverb

It is always darkest before the dawn.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

The number 63 is written on the bottom left of the card.

Keyword(s): CONSOLATION ; Dark ; Darkest ; Dawn ; Hope

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

It is always darkest before dawn.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

small grammatical corrections.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UTICA

Keyword(s): Dark ; Dawn ; Hope ; LIGHT ; METAPHOR ; NATURE ; Sky

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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IN ORDER TO EXPRESS HOPE, ONE CROSSES THE INDEX AND
MIDDLE FINGERS OF BOTH HANDS. TO GAIN ADDED
EMPHASIS, CROSS THE END TWO FINGERS ALSO.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Communication ; Cross ; Crossing ; CUSTOM ; Finger ; Fingers ; Hope ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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