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STORM BELIEF

WHEN IT THUNDERS AND LIGHTINGS, GOD IS ANGRY WITH HIS PEOPLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): LIGHTNING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creator
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

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BUG

IF A LIGHTING BUG ENTERS YOUR HOME. THAT IS A SIGN, THAT A STRANGER
IS COMING TO YOUR HOUSE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANTS LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LIGHTNING BUG FIREFLY INSECT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 01-26-1971

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THIS WAS AT MY GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE ON THE EAST SIDE
OF DETROIT. WHENEVER THERE WAS A THUNDERSTORM SHE WOULD
SING CHRISTIAN SONGS AND WALK THROUGH THE HOUSE. I DON'T
REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT THE SONGS WERE. SHE WALKED THROUGH
THE HOUSE CARRYING LIT PALM LEAVES WHICH WERE BLESSED
ON PALM SUNDAY. LATER, MY MOTHER WOULD LIGHT CANDLES.
TO THIS DAY, AUNT JUDY (SISTER) IS PETRIFIED OF STORMS AND
STILL LIGHTS CANDLES.

Submitter comment: THE BURNING WAS SUPPOSED TO KEEP EVIL FROM HAPPENING.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): LIGHTNING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 00001940S

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YOU SHOULD PLANT COTTON WHEN THE LIGHTENING BUGS COME OUT.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Keyword(s): LIGHTNING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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IF A SNAPPING TURTLE LATCHES ON TO YOU, IT WON'T LET GO UNTIL
IT THUNDERS AND LIGHTENINGS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): LIGHTNING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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IT IS DANGEROUS TO STAND IN A SCREEN DOOR DURING A
THUNDERSTORM.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): LIGHTNING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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SPEED

QUICK AS LIGHTENING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Keyword(s): LIGHTNING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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Proverb

Lightning:

Lightning never strikes in the same place twice.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Event ; LIGHTNING ; LUCK ; Odds

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANCE ; FATE ; LIGHTNING ; LOCATION ; LUCK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Toast

Polish:

Niech gwiazda sukces nigdy nie wychodzą na niego, nigdy nie wyjdzie za niego. A kto nie wypije jego zdrowie może pioran trzasnie. (repeat).

Translation:

May the star of success never go out for him, never go out for him.
 And whoever will not drink his health, May the lightning strike him down. (repeat).

Submitter comment:

This song I know from home as well as from the young people in Poland.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The title, A Polish Song has been crossed out.

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEALTH ; LIGHTNING ; POLISH ; Social ; SONG ; Star ; SUCCESS ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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TO CURE A TOOTHACHE PICK THE TOOTH WITH A COFFIN NAIL,
MIDDLE TOE OF AN OWL, A SPLINTER FROM A TREE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING OR APPLY THE JUICE OF A PRICKLY ASH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Claw ; Coffin ; Juice ; LIGHTNING ; Nail ; Owl ; Prickly Ash ; REMEDY ; Splinter ; TOOTHACHE ; Tree

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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STORM BELIEF

WHEN IT THUNDERS AND LIGHTENS, GOD IS ANGRY WITH HIS PEOPLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's home

James Callow Keyword(s): LIGHTNING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creator
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 07-10-1969

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