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SIGNATURES

WHEN CUPID SHOOTS HIS ARROW,
I HOPE HE MRS. YOU.

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE IN A TREE,
SEND ME A COCONUT C.O.D.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLLECT ON DELIVERY=C.O.D.

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

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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YOU HAVE AS MANY CLOTHES AS CARTER HAS PILLS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS WHENEVER MY MOTHER BUYS NEW CLOTHES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISING ; CARTER'S LITTLE LIVER PILLS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLOCK WHO:
TOOK HIS EXPECTANT WIFE TO A GROCERY STORE BECAUSE
HE HEARD THEY GIVE FREE DELIVERIES?

Where learned: DETROIT ; REGINA HIGH SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRTH ; PUN ON DELIVERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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"M'AN COCO POTE D'ENFER" IS A WOMAN WHO LIVES IN AN UNDERWATER
CAVE, AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT SHE ATTACKS FISHERMEN AND DIVERS.

Submitter comment: SOME PEOPLE SAID THAT THEY HAVE BEEN IN HER UNDERWATER CAVE, AND
WHAT THEY SAW WAS A HUGE TABLE FULL OF DISHES.

Where learned: GUADELOUPE

Keyword(s): "M'AN COCO" MEANS "MADAME COCO". "POTE D'ENFER" MEANS "HELL'S GATE" ; SUPPOSELY THAT IS WHERE SHE LIVES. ; WHICH IS THE NAME OF THE NORTHERN EXTREMITY OF GUADELOUPE, AND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Supernatural Being

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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GRANDMA'S ICEMAN CAME BY ONCE A WEEK IN HIS HORSE AND
WAGON. SHE USED TO PUT A SIGN IN THE WINDOW SO HE KNEW
HOW MANY POUNDS TO BRING IN. IN THOSE DAYS GRANDMA STILL
COULD NOT AFFORD AN ELECTRIC FREEZER. ANYHOW, THE
ICEMAN WOULD CUT THE BLOCKS OUT IN THE STREET, AND US
KIDS WOULD RUN OUT AND EAT THE BROKEN CHIPS; AS LONG
AS THE HORSE HADN'T POOPED! THE ICEMAN TOLD US THAT HIS
ICE CAME STRAIGHT FROM SANTA CLAUS AT THE NORTH POLE.
WE BELIEVED HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRANDMAS HOME

Keyword(s): DELIVERYMAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001940S

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TOMBSTONE IN CEMETERY

THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I CAN REMEMBER CHRIS TELLING ME
BECAUSE I HAD ORIGINALLY COME TO HER HOME TO TALK
WITH HER MOTHER ABOUT FOLKLORE AND EVERY SO OFTEN
CHRIS WOULD THROW SOMETHING INTO THE CONVERSATION.
MANY OF THE THINGS I WAS TOLD THAT EVENING WOULD
SUDDENLY COME OUT OF THIN AIR, WHILE WORKING ON AN
ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SUBJECT.
THIS IS TOLD OF A TOMBSTONE IN MT. OLIVE CEMETERY IN
DETROIT {MICHIGAN}, AT OUTER DRIVE AND SIX MILE.
UP UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO, ONE PARTICULAR TOMBSTONE
WOULD ALWAYS GLOW AN EERIE RED ALL NIGHT LONG, BUT
DURING THE DAY IT LOOKED LIKE ANY ORDINARY TOMB-
STONE. MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO BE A BIT CAREFUL WHEN TALKING
ABOUT IT, I GUESS IT WAS REAL. THE STONE, FROM WHAT
CHRIS SAID, HASN'T GLOWED SINCE A MAUSELEUM WAS BUILT
VERY CLOSE TO IT. EVERYONE OLD ENOUGH REMEMBERS SEEING
THE GLOWING TOMBSTONE. CHRIS'S HOME IS APPROXIMATELY
200 FEET FROM THE CEMETERY.

Data entry tech comment: THIS IS CONFUSING: PERHAPS MRS. MARSHAL'S DAUGHTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOSTLY LIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): MAUSOLEUM MT. OLIVET CEMETERY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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TOMBSTONE IN CEMETERY

THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I CAN REMEMBER CHRIS TELLING ME
BECAUSE I HAD ORIGINALLY COME TO HER HOME TO TALK
WITH HER MOTHER ABOUT FOLKLORE AND EVERY SO OFTEN
CHRIS WOULD THROW SOMETHING INTO THE CONVERSATION.
MANY OF THE THINGS I WAS TOLD THAT EVENING WOULD
SUDDENLY COME OUT OF THIN AIR, WHILE WORKING ON AN
ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SUBJECT.
THIS IS TOLD OF A TOMBSTONE IN MT. OLIVE CEMETERY IN
DETROIT {MICHIGAN}, AT OUTER DRIVE AND SIX MILE.
UP UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO, ONE PARTICULAR TOMBSTONE
WOULD ALWAYS GLOW AN EERIE RED ALL NIGHT LONG, BUT
DURING THE DAY IT LOOKED LIKE ANY ORDINARY TOMB-
STONE. MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO BE A BIT CAREFUL WHEN TALKING
ABOUT IT, I GUESS IT WAS REAL. THE STONE, FROM WHAT
CHRIS SAID, HASN'T GLOWED SINCE A MAUSELEUM WAS BUILT
VERY CLOSE TO IT. EVERYONE OLD ENOUGH REMEMBERS SEEING
THE GLOWING TOMBSTONE. CHRIS'S HOME IS APPROXIMATELY
200 FEET FROM THE CEMETERY.

Data entry tech comment: THIS IS CONFUSING: PERHAPS MRS. MARSHAL'S DAUGHTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOSTLY LIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): MAUSOLEUM MT. OLIVET CEMETERY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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MAILMEN NEVER DIE, THEY JUST GET CANCER OF DE-LIVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARE: SOLDIERS NEVER DIE ; DELIVER FOR THE LIVER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Superstition: Pregnancy

Birth Marks:

After giving borth to a child, an Italian woman will ask the doctor, "are there any marks?" Immediately, if there were any, they would disappear.

Submitter comment:

This is another Italian "in" story

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740.542, F542] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BABY ; BIRTH ; Birth Mark ; CURE ; CURSE ; Delivery ; ETHNIC ; Italian ; PREGNANCY ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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Superstition: Pregnancy

Birthmarks:

Mother always said "if a child was born with a birthmark, to do this, before the child got into the bath or anything." Take the afterbirth, the sack the baby grows in, take the lining from the sack and rub the baby all over with that. The skin would come out clean and the birthmark would be gone.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P720, P760.750] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Afterbirth ; BABY ; BIRTH ; Birth Mark ; CURE ; CURSE ; Delivery ; Labor ; Newborn ; Placenta ; PREGNANCY ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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Proverb

God's Alive:

God's not dead; he's living in Argentina.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Possible combination spoof on the saying "God is Alive and Well and Living in your Heart," while the Argentina reference may refer to the British Foriegn Office's response to the requested extradition of Adolph Eichmann: ("Eichmann is alive and well and living in Argentina")

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Card located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: RATHSKELLER

Keyword(s): Alive ; Argentina ; DEATH ; Eichmann ; God ; PROVERB ; Spoof

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Toast

May you live till you die.

Submitter comment:

Heard it from a Polish disk jockey who was from Chicago.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Die ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; Live ; POLISH ; Social ; TOAST

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

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Retort

Question: How are you?

Retort: Still Alive.

Submitter comment:

I've heard it used around UofD.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Alive ; COMEBACK ; INSULT ; Response ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Live and Learn

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Apothegm;

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; EXPERIENCE ; Learn ; Live ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Belief

IN GERMANY YOU CANNOT KILL A TREE.
TODAY THIS IS A LAW, BUT IS BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT
THE GODS INHABITED THE TREES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B400] crossed out. Replaced with curretn classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; GERMAN ; Germany ; God ; Inhabit ; Law ; Live ; Origin ; SPIRIT ; Tree

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 02-11-1970

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DRINKING A LARGE AMOUNT OF COLD WATER IMMEDIATELY AFTER
DELIVERY WILL MAKE A WOMAN'S STOMACH LARGE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI ; Deovelente Road

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Child Birth ; Cold ; Consume ; Delivery ; DRINK ; Labor ; PREGNANCY ; SIZE ; STOMACH ; TEMPERATURE ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth
BELIEF -- Measure of quantity or weight Liquid
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-21-1973

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IF A WOMAN HAS SEX DURING THE LATER STAGES OF PREGNANCY,
HER LABOR WILL BE DIFFICULT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Complications ; Delivery ; INTERCOURSE ; Labor ; PREGNANCY ; SEX

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 08-20-1973

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IF THE CORD IS CUT CLOSER THAN THREE INCHES TO THE NAVEL,
THE BABY WILL BLEED TO DEATH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bleed ; CHILDBIRTH ; Cut ; DEATH ; Delivery ; Die ; Inches ; infant ; Labor ; Length ; Newborn ; PREGNANCY ; THREE ; UMBILICAL CORD

James Callow Keyword(s): UMBILICAL CORD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-20-1973

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SPIRIT MEDIUMS

THERE ARE GOOD AND BAD MEDIUMS. A MEDIUM CAN INVADE THE BODY OF A
MAN NOT YET REALLY DEAD AND PULL THE SPIRIT RIGHT OUT, AND THEN THE
MEDIUM CONTROLS IT. I HAVE SEEN CASKETS BROKEN OPEN INEXPLAINABLY.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS A BELIEF IN INDIA.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Keyword(s): Buried Alive ; DEATH ; India ; Medium ; SPIRIT ; Zombie

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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BELIEF

OLIVES AND EGGS ARE PASSION FRUITS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): APHRODISIAC ; Consume ; Consumption ; Eat ; Eggs ; FOOD ; Olives ; Passion

James Callow Keyword(s): APHRODISIACS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food
Food Drink -- Animal product Egg
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 10-01-1965

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