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YOURS TILL NIAGARA FALLS.

Submitter comment: THIS SIGNATURE WAS USED BY SUE MC ANINCH TO THE
VERSE IN KATHY'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; LOCATION ; PUN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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IN FLORIDA THEY GROW ORANGES,
IN CALIFORNIA TOO.
BUT ONLY OUR DEAR MICHIGAN
CAN PRODUCE A PEACH LIKE YOU!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ABCB ; LOCATION

James Callow Keyword(s): IN PLACE OF MICHIGAN ANY STATE OR PLACE COULD BE LISTED.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF LOST

IF A PERSON IS LOST AND IS NOT SURE WHAT DIRECTION TO TAKE, HE
SHOULD SPIT IN THE PALM OF ONE HAND, AND SLAP THE SPIT WITH THE
FIRST TWO FINGERS OF THE OTHER HAND. THEN MERELY TRAVEL IN THE
DIRECTION THAT THE SPIT FLEW. THIS METHOD WILL PUT THE PERSON IN
THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION LOCATION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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SUPERSTITION

POLISH PEOPLE NEVER PUT SHOES ON BED - BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): LOCATION POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.1

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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SUPERSTITION

POLISH PEOPLE DON'T KISS IN DOORWAYS - BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): LOCATION POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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NEW YEAR'S EVE

IF A STRANGER ENTERS YOUR HOUSE THROUGH THE
BACK DOOR ON NEW YEAR'S EVE YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK ALL YEAR.

Submitter comment:

NOT BELIEVED

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; FIRST FOOTING ; LOCATION ; POSITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.42

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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SIGNATURE

YOURS TILL NIAGRA FALLS,

Submitter comment: THIS SIGNATURE WAS USED BY SUE MCANINCH TO THE VERSE IN KATHY'S
AUTOGRAPH BOOK (SEE C760).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; LOCATION ; PUN

James Callow Keyword(s): NIAGARA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK JUNGLE

FLORIDA GROWS ORANGES.
CALIFORNIA DOES TOO
BUT IT TOOK OHIO
TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Data entry tech comment: ANY STATE COULD BE SUBSTITUTED FOR OHIO.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): FOOD ; LOCATION ; PRAISE ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): NAMES OF STATES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 10-27-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO MOVE A CAT.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HERNDON

Keyword(s): RELOCATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 07-23-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO MOVE A BROOM; BUT IF YOU DO, YOU SHOULD CUT
OUT SOME OF THE STRAWS AND LEAVE THEM BEHIND.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HERNDON

Keyword(s): RELOCATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Broom Sweeping

Date learned: 07-23-1968

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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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Room Location

The master bedroom should be located in the northeastern corner of the house to maintain harmony and fortune in the family.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; Roanoke

Keyword(s): Bedroom ; Feng Shui ; fortune ; Harmony ; House ; LOCATION ; Master

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Plan, design, color, building material, and technic

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