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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON AND THE HOLY
GHOSTEST,
HE WHO EATS THE FASTEST GETS THE MOSTEST
RUB A DUB DUB
THANKS FOR THE GRUB
YEAH GOD!

Submitter comment: WE USED TO SAY THIS IN THE BOY SCOUTS WHEN WE WERE ABOUT
ELEVEN OR TWELVE YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Keyword(s): GRACE BEFORE MEALS ; PRAYER PARODY

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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KENTUCKY BEAR

THERE WAS A MOTHER AND FATHER IN KENTUCKY WHOSE THREE-YEAR-OLD
DAUGHTER CAME UP MISSING ONE DAY. SHE WAS SEARCHED FOR FOR FOUR DAYS
AND NOT FOUND. ON THE FOURTH DAY A MAN CAME TO HER HOUSE AND TOLD HER
PARENTS THAT HE WOULD SHOW THEM WHERE THEIR DAUGHTER WAS IF THEY
WOULD GIVE HIM A MEAL. THEY FED HIM AND AFTERWARD HE LED THEM INTO
THE WOODS. THE GIRL WAS FOUND NEAR A LOG WHERE A BEAR WAS BRINGING
HER FOOD. THE GIRL SAID THAT THE BEAR HAD BEEN TAKING CARE OF HER AND
FEEDING HER. NOT KNOWING ANY BETTER THE GIRL THOUGHT THE BEAR WAS A
DOG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): DAUGHTER ; MISTAKEN IDENITY (BEAR THOUGHT TO BE A DOG) ; TO GIVE IS TO RECEIVE--STRANGER GIVEN MEAL FOR SHOWING PLACE OF LOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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If you leave food uneaten at a big family gathering
you will have bad weather the next day. Conversely,
if you make sure that all the food has been consumed,
you will be sure to have good weather on the morrow.

Submitter comment: Elinor heard this saying while a young girl. She has
been told that it is a German belief. To this day in her
family, the phrase "Finish it so it'll be a good day
tomorrow" is used to encourage everyone to eat.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRASER

Keyword(s): function, prediction, celebrations, meals

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Use of Object Food
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001950S

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If a woman or girl sings at the table, she
will marry a crazy man.

Submitter comment: Informant said this happened to a friend of hers who
used to listen to the radio and sing while she was
eating. When she grew up she married a man who was
crazy.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EATING ; FUNCTION ; Meals ; TABLE MANNERS

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 00001940S

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A Chaldean recipe for good luck at the beginning of the new
year is called Homuth Hillue. This is a sauce made of dried
prunes and apricots with raisins, slices of almond and meat.
It is very sweet and colorful. The sauce is poured over rice
and chicken and when eaten luck will follow throughout the
new year.

Submitter comment: This dish is only made once a year to signify the beginning
the new year and to bring luck to all who eat from it.

Keyword(s): Dish, Meal.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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Food: Recipe

Spiced Watermelon Rind:

9 cups (3lbs) cubed white watermelon rind. (remove all green skin)

4 cups water (1 glln)

2 tbsp salt

5 cups sugar

2 cups cider vineegar

1 cup cold water

1 sliced lemon

1 tbsp whole cloves

1 tbsp whole all spice

1 tbsp coarsley chopped cinnamon

Cover watermelon rind with 4 cups water. Add salt and let stand minute. Drain. Cover with more cold water in sacepan. Cook, covered, over low heat until tender, about 2 hours. Drain. Meanwhile, combine sugar, vinegar and remaining 1 cup cold water. Tie spices and lemon slices in a cheesecloth bag. Drop into vinegar mixture. Boil 5 minutes. Then add watermelon rind and cook until rind is transparent - about 45/60 minutes. Remove bag of spices. Pack rind and syrup into jars and seal. For crisper rind, add 2 tbsp powdered alum to water in which rind is first cooked.

Keyword(s): Canning ; FOOD ; Jar ; Meal ; RECIPE ; Rind ; Spiced ; Watermelon

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Preservation

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IF YOU PLACE A SNAIL IN MEAL, IT WILL WRITE YOUR LOVER'S NAME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CORNMEAL?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 07-08-1970

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IF (YOU) SEE DEAD ANIMAL, THROW SALT ON TELEGRAM POLE OR
ANIMAL WILL BE ON MOTHER'S TABLE WHEN ARRIVING HOME.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Keyword(s): DINNER SUPPER MEAL

James Callow Keyword(s): PUCKETT OHIO 29885

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 03-00-1969

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Ethnic: Belgium

European Meals:

In Belgium, 4 meals are considered the standard number. First, there is breakfast. Around noon, the big meal of the day occurs. Everyone closes their businesses or comes home from school between 12-1. Around 3-4 there is a snack of bread and butter and jam or the like. And finally, around 7 everyone partakes of a hot meal.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [N222, N222.4, N222.2, N222.6, N222.8] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Belgium ; Consumption ; Dinner ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; Lunch ; Meals ; SNACK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

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Vocabulary

Chicken and slicks is another name for the dish of chicken and dumplings.

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Keyword(s): Chicken ; Dish ; Dumpling ; FOOD ; Language ; Meal ; Nickname ; SLANG ; Slicks ; Term

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

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POLISH CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

THE DINNER CONSISTS OF THIRTEEN COURSES, ALL OF WHICH ARE MEATLESS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Christmas Day?

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION BUILDING

Keyword(s): ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT ; CHRISTMAS ; Course ; CUSTOM ; Dinner ; FOOD CUSTOM ; holiday ; Ingredients ; Meal ; Vegetarian

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Menus

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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FOOD CUSTOM

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS AWAY, IF YOU SET A PLATE OF FOOD
FOR THEM THEY WILL RETURN DURING THE MEAL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; 409 SOUTH QUAD

Keyword(s): Absence ; FAMILY ; FOOD ; Meal

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 03-02-1972

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SUPERSTITION FOR GOOD LUCK

IN ORDER TO ENSURE GOOD LUCK FOR THE COMING YEAR YOU SHOULD EAT
CABBAGE FOR DINNER ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): Cabbage ; Consume ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; LUCK ; Meal ; New Years ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Good luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

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IF ALL THE FOOD IS EATEN AT THE DINNER TABLE, RAIN WILL
FALL WITHIN 24 HOURS.

Submitter comment:

THIS FOLK BELIEF WAS COMMUNICATED TO BRIAN BY HIS MOTHER
WHEN HE WAS A CHILD AND LIVING ON A FARM IN RURAL OHIO.
THIS BELIEF WAS SIGNIFICANT ESPECIALLY DURING DRY SPELLS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Consumption ; FOOD ; Meal ; OMEN ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 10-22-1984 ; 00001960S

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