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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

ALWAYS THE SAME AS B/4
1939 BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): DIGITAL VERSE ; FRIENDSHIP ; PAST ; REMEMBERANCE ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD,
RANGERS ARE AS GOOD AS GOLD.
I'VE BEEN TOLD AND I BELIEVE,
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS LEAVE.
I WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT,
WHEN THEY BOMBED THE ORIENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISING FOR PEPSODENT TOOTHPASTE: ; WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH PEPSODENT ; YOU'LL WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT KIND OF NUT HAS NO SHELL?
A: DOUGHNUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

James Callow Keyword(s): PASTRY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WELLERISM

OURS WAS THE GROUP THAT HAD 35% MORE CAVITIES
HE SAID CRESTFALLEN.

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

James Callow Keyword(s): "CREST" IS THE BRAND NAME OF TOOTHPASTE WHICH ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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TOM SWIFTIE

"FORTUNATELY, I LIKE CHINESE COOKIES," SAID TOM.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SHIPLE HALL

Keyword(s): PASTRY ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 03-23-1971

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

ALWAYS THE SAME AS B/4
1939 BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): DIGITAL VERSE ; FRIENDSHIP ; PAST ; REMEMBERANCE ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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IF YOU LOOK BACK TOO MUCH, YOU WILL SOON BE HEADING IN THAT DIRECTIO

Where learned: TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): MEMORIES

James Callow Keyword(s): LIVING IN THE PAST ; OBSERVATION PREDICTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-25-1969

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POLISH

POLISH EASTER CUSTOMS INCLUDE THE CONSECRATING OF
FOLK PASTRY, THE DECORATING AND GIVING OF THE
EASTER EGGS, AND THE CREMONIAL EATING OF CERTAIN
BLESSED FOODS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOLK PASTRY=OPLATKI?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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Etymology

Origin of Name:

Hungry Mother State Park gets its name from the little boy who is said to have been found wandering through the park (which was at the time only pasture) crying and saying "Hungry, Mother." Later the child's mother was found dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): CHILD ; Dead ; ETYMOLOGY ; HUNGRY ; Legend ; MOTHER ; NAME ; Origin ; Pasture

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Folk etymology

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ORRIS ROOT AND POWDERED SOUP (SOAP?) MAKE THE BEST TOOTHWASH.

Where learned: TELEPHONE

Keyword(s): TOOTHPASTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-12-1968

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PERUVIAN PROVERB

A MAN IS WHAT HE IS, NOT WHAT HE USED TO BE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST SENECA

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PAST VS. PRESENT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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Entertainment: Game

Jump Rope Song:

High, Low, Jolly Pepper / Splits, Kicks, Touch the ground.

High - Regular Turns

Low - must jump in squatting position

Jolly - Turn round and round

Peppers - turn rope very fast

Splits - Jump with legs apart

Kicks - Kick as you jump

Touch - Touch the ground with one hand

Ground - Touch the ground with both  hands

Whichever one you miss on, the next person must do it.

Submitter comment:

The informant learned it from the neighborhood kids.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C570] crossed out. Replaced with Current Classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Entertainment ; EXERCISE ; GAMES ; Jump Rope ; Pastime ; RHYME ; SONG

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

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Entertainment: Game

Jump Rope Rhyme:

Fudge, Fudge, Call the Judge / Moms Gonna Have a Baby / Not a Boy, Not a Girl / Just a Plain Ole Baby.

Submitter comment:

The informant learned it from the neighborhood kids

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C570] crossed out. Replaced with Current Classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Entertainment ; EXERCISE ; GAME ; Jump ; Jump Rope ; Pastime ; Play ; RHYME ; Rope ; SONG

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

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Language: Games

Pastime:

If you see another child with money you yell- "Butts on you." He then must share anything he buys with that money with you. However, when he pulls out his money, if he yells - "fan butts" first, then he doesn't have to share his purchases.

Submitter comment:

Bill used to play this as a child when he was given money, or if one of his friends was given money. He said it was common to yell this.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Miscellaneous grammar correction written on card.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Buy ; CHILDREN ; Currency ; Dollars ; GAME ; MONEY ; Own ; Ownership ; Pastime ; Purchase ; Share

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

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Saying

Let sleeping dogs lie

(Don't bring up the past)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Dogs ; Dredge ; HISTORY ; Miscellaneous Motifs ; PAST ; Sleeping

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Entertainment: Game

Anti-Over Game:

Take as mall tennis type ball and throw it over the house. The person throwing hte ball calls "anti.' If the ball goes over the roof, the receiver calls "over." Keep repeating.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COOKEVILLE

Keyword(s): Anti ; Ball ; CATCH ; Entertainment ; GAME ; House ; Over ; Pastime ; Rook ; Throw

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Structure for dance, game, pastime, sport, drama, etc.

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Entertainment: Game

Traditional Game - Simon Says

Instructions are given for players to perform specific body motions. Players are only to obey if instruction is preceded by the words "Simon Says."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BODY ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Motion ; Movement ; Obey ; Pastime ; Rules ; Simon Says

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

MOST ARMENIAN FAMILIES HAVE MANY DIFFERENT PASTRIES IN THEIR
HOMES DURING CHRISTMAS. THESE PASTRIES INCLUDE BAKLAVA (A HONEY
AND NUT PASTRY) AND A WHITE COOKIE WITH FLOUR OVER IT.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT HAS SEEN THESE FOODS IN ARMENIAN HOMES TODAY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Armenian ; Baklava ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; holiday ; PASTRY ; tradition

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

Date learned: 11-01-1971

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