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FOR GOOD LUCK FOR A YEAR, A GOOD LUCKING PERSON, MAN OR WOMAN
1MUST RING THE DOORBELL ON NEW YEARS EVE OR DAY.

Submitter comment: I KNOW OF MANY FAMILIES BESIDES THE LOCKHARTS WHO BELIEVE IN THIS

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): GOOD LOOKING? HANDSOME?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 01-01-1972

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MOON BELIEF

WHEN THE FULL MOON APPEARS, PEOPLE GET LOONEY.

Where learned: HIGH SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): LOONEY COMES FROM WORD FOR MOON IN LATIN= LUNA ; MADNESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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EACH YEAR IN THE SPRING, MY MOTHER'S GRANDFATHER WOULD LINE UP
ALL THE SMALL CHILDREN AND HAVE THEM EACH LICK SOME POWDER(WHITE)
CALLED CALAMEL OFF HIS PEN KNIFE IN ORDER TO CLEAN OUT
THEIR BLOOD FOR SUMMER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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TO BUILD UP YOUR BLOOD THIS MIXTURE SHOULD BE TAKEN DAILY:
A RAW EGG YOLK MIXED WITH A SHOT OF WINE.
THIS WILL INSURE GOOD HEALTH.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; HOMEOPATHIC-IMITATIVE MAGIC ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

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

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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VALUE OF SPICEY FOOD

IF YOU EAT HOT PEPPERS AND SPICEY FOODS YOU WON'T HAVE HEART
TROUBLE OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- LIKE THE ITALIANS.

Submitter comment: BELIEF LEARNED IN HOLLISTER, OHIO FROM PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

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

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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THE FAIRY OF DEATH

IN IRELAND THE BELIEF IN THE BLACK FAIRY OR THE FAIRY OF DEATH WAS
POPULAR YEARS AGO. IT WAS BELIEVED THAT IF SOMEONE
SAW A LADY COMPLETELY DRESSED IN BLACK THAT IN THREE DAYS
SOMEONE WOULD DIE. THIS BELIEF WAS FULFILLED ONE DAY AS A MAN CAME
RUNNING INTO A SALON EXCLAIMING THAT HE HAD JUST SEEN THE
BLACK FAIRY. THREE DAYS LATER THIS MAN DIED.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY MY GRANDFATHER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): SALOON

Subject headings: Observation
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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AH SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

IT SEEMS THAT WHEN THE CREATOR WAS MAKING THE WORLD, HE CALLED
MAN ASIDE AND BESTOWED UPON HIM 20 YEARS OF NORMAL SEX LIFE.
MAN WAS HORRIFIED} ONLY 20 YEARS OF NORMAL SEX LIFE? BUT THE
CREATOR WOULDN'T BUDGE. THAT WAS ALL HE WOULD GIVE HIM. THEN
HE CALLED THE MONKEY AND GAVE HIM 20 YEARS. BUT I DON'T NEED 20
YEARS, 10 IS ENOUGH, PROTESTED THE MONKEY. MAN SPOKE UP AND SAID,
CAN I HAVE HIS OTHER 10 YEARS? THE MONKEY GRACIOUSLY AGREED.
NEXT HE CALLED THE LION AND GAVE HIM 20 YEARS, BUT HE, TOO, NEEDED
ONLY 10 AND MAN AGAIN ASKED, CAN I HAVE THE OTHER 10? AND THE LION
ROARED, OF COURSE. ALONG CAME THE DONKEY AND HE WAS GIVEN 20 YEARS
BUT LIKE THE OTHERS, 10 WERE ENOUGH. SO MAN ASKED FOR THE SPARE 10
YEARS AND GOT THEM. ALL OF WHICH EXPLAINS WHY MAN HAS 20 YEARS
OF NORMAL SEX LIFE, 10 YEARS OF MONKEYING AROUND, 10 YEARS OF LION
ABOUT IT, AND 10 YEARS OF MAKING AN ASS OF HIMSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; RECEIVED IN MAIL

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN: LION AND LYING ; SLANG FOR MAKING HIMSELF LOOK FOOLISH (AN ASS OF HIMSELF). ; SLANG: MONKEYING AROUND FOR DALLIANCE.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Creation and Order of Human Life

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A POLACK WITH A FLOWER?
A BLOOMING IDIOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): BLOOMING: SLANG FOR GENUINE, VERITABLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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RIDDLE

"WHY IS SLIPPING ON A BANANA PEEL LIKE MUSIC?"
"BECAUSE YOU'LL BE FLAT IF YOU DON'T SEE SHARP}"

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DORM

Keyword(s): BANANAPEEL ; FRUIT: BANANAS ; MUSIC: INTERVALS ; RIDDLING QUESTION

James Callow Keyword(s): LOOK SHARP ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK, KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
GOLIATH
GOLIATH WHO?
GO-LIATH DOWN, YOU LOOKETH TIRED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRANKLIN VILLAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): GO LIE DOWN, YOU LOOK TIRED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001960S

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A GIRL WHO FAVORS HER FATHER WILL BE LUCKY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HENDERSONVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): FAVORS = LOOKS LIKE OR RESEMBLES

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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YELLOW FINGERS

ONCE THERE WAS A KING WHO WANTED TO GET A MESSAGE THROUGH
TO A NEIGHBORING KINGDOM. BUT IN ORDER TO GET THROUGH,
THE MESSANGER WOULD HAVE TO PASS THE MONSTROUS YELLOW
FINGERS. FIRST A KNIGHT WAS SENT, BUT THE YELLOW FINGERS
PINCHED HIM TO DEATH. THEN A SQUIRE TRIED, BUT MET WITH
THE SAME FATE. FINALLY, A PAGE WAS SENT AND MADE IT
THROUGH.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS: LET YOUR PAGES DO THE WALKING
THROUGH THE YELLOW FINGERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ON COMMERCIAL FOR THE BELL TELEPHONE CO., WHICH SAYS, "LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING, THROUGH THE YELLOW PAGES." TIMESAVING AND ENERGY SAVING METHOD OF SHOPPING--LOOK UP IN THE YELLOW PAGES O

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 10-15-1969

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TOM SWIFTY

"LET ME SLIP INTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE," SHE
SAID NEGLIGENTLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON NEGLIGEE, A WOMAN'S LOOSE DRESSING GOWN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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YOU REMIND ME OF THE MAN. WHAT MAN? THE MAN WITH THE VOODOO.
WHO DO? YOU DO. I DO WHAT? YOU REMIND ME OF THE MAN. WHAT
MAN? (CONTINUES ENDLESSLY)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LOOP

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 02-09-1972

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DO YOU KNOW JOE DOAKES? WHAT'S HIS NAME? WHAT'S WHOSE NAME?
JOE DOAKES? NEVER HEARD OF HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LOOP

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-03-1972

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Warm Blood

Vivien's mother would drink warm blood from the butcher shop to prevent disease and sickness.

Data entry tech comment:

Stamped into Archive; December 1969

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Butcher ; ILLNESS ; MEDICAL ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; PREVENTION ; Vampire ; Vampirism

James Callow Keyword(s): PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; Warm Blood

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

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Curing Belief

Use leeches on a sick person to rid him of the illness. This takes out the diseased blood.

Submitter comment:

"Curing Belief" collected at informant's home.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by TRD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; Bloodletting ; CURE ; ILLNESS ; Leaching ; LEECHES ; REMEDY ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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Language

A big black bug bled blue blood.

Submitter comment:

My Neighborhood

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Tongue Twister? This much (A big black bug) already typed as Prose.

Where learned: HOME ;

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Blue ; Bug ; GAME ; Language ; RHYME ; TONGUE TWISTER

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

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Proverb

Blood is thicker than water.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

The B of the word Blood is underlined.

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; BODY ; Clan ; FAMILY ; METAPHOR ; Obligation ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Small Verse:

Look before you leap

Submitter comment:

Heard this long ago

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Knowledge ; Leap ; Look ; Sight ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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