The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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FARMER WITH TROUBLE
A FARMER HAD THREE SONS WHO WORKED VERY HARD ON THE FARM AND DID
NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY ENEW JERSEYOYMENT OTHERWISE. SO THE OLD GENT,
D HE HAD TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, AND HE SUGGESTED THEY CLEAN UP
THE BACK FORTY WHERE THE COWS USUALLY HERDED AND MAKE A BASEBALL
DIAMOND SO THEY COULD INVITE THEIR FRIENDS TO PLAY BALL AND
PICNIC. SO, THE FIRST SUNDAY, BEFORE THE GAME WAS HALF OVER
ONE OF THE SONS CAME TO THE HOUSE, AND BROTHER, WAS HE A MESS.
THE OLD MAN ASKED WHAT HAPPENED. "WELL," THE SON SAID, "I HIT
ONE A COUNTRY MILE, THE COACH ON FIRST SAID KEEP GOING. WHEN I
REACHED SECOND THE COACH ON THIRD WAIVED ME TO COME AHEAD. THE
PLAY WAS CLOSE BUT I WAS CALLED OUT WHEN I SLID INTO WHAT I
THOUGHT WAS THIRD BASE. SO, HERE I AM."
Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED
James Callow Keyword(s): COW MANURE
|Subject headings:||PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote|
Date learned: 10-07-1972
AN OLD COUNTRY CURE FOR SORE FEET IS TO FIND A FRESH COW POD
AND STICK YOUR FEET IN IT UNTIL IT DRIES.
YOUR FEET ARE SUPPOSED TO FEEL BETTER.
Where learned: DETROIT
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Method of Curing|
Date learned: 11-12-1968
In some country places stepping into cow manure is called "cutting your foot."
Data entry tech comment:
Motifs added by TRD
|Subject headings:||SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group|