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THERE IS A WOMAN WHO LIVES ON ALLEN RD. IN DEARBORN WHO LOST HER
YOUNG DAUGHTER ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. AS THE STORY GOES, EVERY NIGHT AT
DUSK, SHE PLACES A DOLL IN THE WINDOW WHICH CAN BE SEEN FROM THE
ROAD. THE DOLL IS DRESSED IN APPROPRIATE FASHION IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE WEATHER. IT WAS QUITE SCARY TO DRIVE BY THIS HOUSE ON A
DARK DREARY NIGHT WITH A GUY IN THE CAR WHO WAS A DISBELIEVER.

Submitter comment: THIS SCARY STORY WAS TOLD BY JOHN TO ME IN SOPHOMORE YEAR IN HIGH
SCHOOL. I REALLY DIDNT BELIEVE HIM, YET HE KEPT BUILDING THE STORY
UP. FINALLY AFTER CONSUMING MANY BEERS WE DROVE BY THE HOUSE AND I
WAS PROVED WRONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARE THE WEEPING LADY OF BELLE ISLE, WHO ALSO ; LAMENTS THE LOSS OF HER CHILD.

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Toy

Date learned: 00-00-1973

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Don't Allow

DON'T ALLOW A LADY TO BE THE FIRST TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE ON NEW
YEAR'S DAY.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COLUMBIA

Keyword(s): Guest ; Lady ; New Year ; SEXISM ; Visitor ; Woman

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Entertainment: Song

Lady bug, lady bug fly away home
There's a fire in the kitchen and the kids are all alone.

Submitter comment:

Learned from childhood

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Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Entertainment ; Ladybug ; RHYME ; SONG ; WARNING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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A GIRL WHISTLING

GIRLS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WHISTLE BECUASE IT MAKES THE BLESSED
VIRGIN CRY WHENEVER THEY DO IT.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT IS MY MOTHER, AND SHE REMEMBERS THIS FROM HER
CHILDHOOD BECAUSE MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO TELL THIS TO HER DAUGHTERS.

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Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Keyword(s): BLESSED VIRGIN ; Female ; Feminine ; Girl ; Ladylike ; Whistle

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: EARLY CHILDHOOD

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WHISTLING

GIRLS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WHISTLE BECAUSE THE BLESSED MOTHER
WOULD TURN HER HEAD AND CRY.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT TOLD BY HER MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG (1920'S).
SHE PRACTICED THIS
WHEN YOUNG, BUT DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE TRUTH OF IT NOW.

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Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Blessed Mother ; BLESSED VIRGIN ; Cry ; Female ; Feminine ; Girls ; Holy Mother ; Ladylike ; Whistle

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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GIRL WHISTLING

IN GRANDMOTHER'S TIME THE GIRLS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO WHISTLE. SHE
SAID IT MADE THE BLESSED VIRGIN CRY.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BLESSED VIRGIN ; Cry ; Female ; Feminine ; Girls ; Ladylike ; Whistle ; Whistling

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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BLESSED MOTHER BELIEF

A WHISTLING WOMAN YOUNG OR OLD IS INSULTING THE BLESSED
MOTHER OF GOD.

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Keyword(s): Feminine ; INSULT ; Ladylike ; Whistle ; Whistling

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.432
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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OMENS

IF A GENTLEMAN LETS A LADY WALK ON THE CURB SIDE, IT MEANS
THAT HE HAS HER FOR SALE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): CHIVALRY ; Curb ; Gentleman ; Lady ; Ownership ; SALE ; SIGN ; Signal ; Walk ; WALKING

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

Date learned: 02-17-1970

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WHISTLING

GIRLS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WHISTLE BECAUSE THE BLESSED MOTHER
WOULD TURN HER HEAD AND CRY.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS BY HER MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG.
SHE PRACTICED THIS WHEN YOUNG, BUT DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE
TRUTH OF IT NOW. (1920s).

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH ; informant's home

Keyword(s): Blessed Mother ; BLESSED VIRGIN ; Cry ; Female ; Feminine ; Girls ; Holy Mother ; Ladylike ; Whistle

James Callow Keyword(s): VANITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
SPEECH -- Extra Corporal Means of Communication

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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