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GOOD TURN

ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; ERIE

James Callow Keyword(s): KINDNESS ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001920S

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THE SOUSE FAMILY

DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK; DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK,
DRUNK LAST NIGHT, DRUNK THE NIGHT BEFORE,
GONNA GET DRUNK TONIGHT LIKE I NEVER GOT DRUNK BEFORE;
FOR WHEN I'M DRUNK I'M AS HAPPY AS CAN BE.
FOR I AM A MEMBER OF THE SOUSE FAMILY;
AND THE SOUSE FAMILY IS THE BEST FAMILY,
THAT EVER CAME OVER FROM OLD GERMANY.

THERE'S THE HIGH LAND DUTCH,
AND THE LOW LAND DUTCH,
AND THE ROTTERDAM DUTCH,
AND THE GOD DAMN DUTCH.

CHORUS:
GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS, ONE KEG OF BEER FOR THE FOUR OF US,
OH, GLORY BE TO GOD THAT THERE ARE NO MORE OF US,
FOR ONE OF US COULD DRINK IT ALL ALONE, DAMN NEAR!
OH, WHAT'S THAT SMELL ON THE EVENING BREEZE,
IT'S THE GOD DAMN DUTCH AND THEIR LIMBURGER CHEESE.

CHORUS:

WHEN GOD MADE THE IRISH HE DIDN'T MAKE MUCH,
BUT THEY'RE A HELLOFALOT BETTER THAT THE GOD DAMN DUTCH.

CHORUS:

OH, THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS IS A HELL OF A PLACE TO BE,
THE TEMPERATURE IN THE SHADE IS A HUNDRED AND NINETY-THREE;
THERE ISN'T ANY WATER, AND THERE ISN'T ANY GRASS,
JUST A LOT OF CACTUS TO PRICK YOU IN THE (CHORUS).

Submitter comment:

A COLLEGE SONG

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG ; ELLIPSIS AS A KIND OF EUPHEMISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 11-20-1969

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A STORY INVOLVING A MIRACLE

ONCE THERE WAS A WEALTHY MAN AND HIS WIFE. THEY WERE SO WELL
OFF THAT THEY WEREN'T CAREFUL ABOUT CRUMBS AND BREAD. BUT AFTER
EATING, THE WIFE WOULD GO AROUND AND GATHER UP ALL THE CRUMBS AND
FEED THE BIRDS OUTSIDE, BUT SHE HAD TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THE
HUSBAND DIDN'T LIKE IT.
ONCE HE CAUGHT HER WITH HER HANDS FULL OF CRUMBS AND ASKED TO SEE
WHAT WAS IN HER HANDS. SHE HID HER FISTS BEHIND HER BACK. (THE
INFORMANT MADE THAT SAME GESTURE.) BUT HE STILL ASKED TO SEE WHAT
SHE HAD. WHEN HE MADE HER OPEN HER HANDS THERE WAS NOTHING IN
THEM BUT A CRUCIFIX. THE BREAD HAD TURNED INTO CHRIST.

Submitter comment: AS TOLD TO INFORMANT BY HER MOTHER WHO TOLD IT AS TRUE.
TOLD AS WE WERE EATING DINNER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; DAUGHTERS HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): KINDNESS TO ANIMALS

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 10-26-1969

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POEM

MAY YOUR PATH BE STRUED WITH FLOWERS
WELCOME BE ON EVERY SIDE
MAY YOUR HOME BE VERY HAPPY
MAY NO SORROWS ENTER THERE
MAY SWEET ROSES BLOOM AROUND YOU
AND LOVE GREET YOU EVERYWHERE
MAY YOUR FRIENDS BE MOST FAITHFUL
AND NO THOUGHTLESS WORD IMPLANT
THAT WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL UNHAPPY
OR WOULD WOUND YOUR KINDER HEART

Submitter comment: POEM BY ALBERT WALLEN, WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA

IN AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF LATE MRS. GEORGE A. SCHNEIDER
AND LATE CLARA SPIELBUSCH, TOLEDO, OHIO

Data entry tech comment: IMPLANT MIGHT BE IMPART

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; FLOWERS ; FRIENDSHIP ; HAPPINESS ; KINDNESS ; METAPHOR ; METER: TROCHEES ; REPETITION ; RHYME: ABCADAEFCA ; SERIOUSNESS ; SINCERITY ; STANZA ; WISH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 11-21-1965

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IF YOU BRING A STRAY DOG INTO YOUR HOUSE AND FEED IT,
SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY WILL GET LOST SOON. "MY AUNT
TOLD ME THIS. SHE BELIEVES THIS BECAUSE IT HAPPENED
TO HER FRIEND."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): KINDNESS TO ANIMALS ; POST HOC

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

Date learned: 10-00-1985 ; 00-00-1979

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A SMILE OF WELCOME IS LIKE A BEACON LIGHTING THE
DARKEST NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): HOSPITALITY KINDNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V700

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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Proverb

One good turn deserves another

Submitter comment:

Source not remembered

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Favor ; Good ; KINDNESS ; Samaritan ; Turn

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Language: Rhyme

REMEMBER ME, WHEN THIS YOU SEE
AND ALWAYS BEAR IN MIND
THAT YOUR MOTHER WILL BE A FRIEND TO YOU WHEN OTHERS
ARE UNKIND.

Submitter comment:

AUTOGRAPH BOOK NOW AT INFORMANT'S HOME IN ST. CLAIR
SHORES, MICHIGAN. BOOK BELONGS TO GERTRUDE CARROLL
NOW, CAROLINE SLINEY'S DAUGHTER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated / 02-24-2011 / TRD

James Callow comment:

NOT WRITTEN IN VERSE FORM

Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Friend ; Kind ; Language ; MOTHER ; RHYME ; Unkind ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

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Proverb

You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Adversary ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; enemies ; FLIES ; HONEY ; KINDNESS ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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SELLING A CAR

DURING THE DEPRESSION, MY FATHER ONCE SOLD A FRIEND HIS CAR
FOR ONE DOLLAR. THE MAN WOULDNT TAKE IT FOR NOTHING, SO
HE GAVE HIM A DOLLAR.

Submitter comment:

NOT TOLD AS A JOKE BUT AS A STRAIGHT STORY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Car ; CHARITY ; DEPRESSION ; Dollar ; Generosity ; KINDNESS ; MONEY ; PRIDE

James Callow Keyword(s): Generosity ; PRIDE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

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Proverb

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; FLIES ; HONEY ; KINDNESS ; Malice ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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