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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

ORANGES GROW IN FLORIDA,/ CALIFORNIA TOO,/ BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE
MICHIGAN/ TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF YVONNE BY A CLASSMATE
IN 1958.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S LINE DIVISION ALTERED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMPLIMENT PRAISE ; FRUIT FRIENDSHIP ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

ORANGES GROW IN CALIFORNIA.
THEY GROW IN FLORIDA TOO.
BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE MICHIGAN,
TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Data entry tech comment: LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; FRUIT ; PRAISE ; SIMILE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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JOHN TOLD THE STORY OF A SEAMSTRESS WHOM HE HEARD OF IN MALTA.
IN HER HOME SHE HAD MANY BEAUTIFUL MIRRORS
SOME TO AID HER CUSTOMERS AND SOME FOR DECORATION.
ONE DAY A WOMAN CAME IN AND LOOKED AROUND THE HOUSE COMMENTING ON
ALL THE NICE MIRRORS. SHE LEFT. THE NEXT DAY ALL THE MIRRORS
IN THE HOUSE WERE CRACKED. SHE WAS SAID TO HAVE THE EVIL EYE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PRAISE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye

Date learned: 03-06-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; HUMOROUS ALLUSION TO LOVE (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

ORANGES GROW IN FLORIDA,/ CALIFORNIA TOO,/ BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE
MICHIGAN/ TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF YVONNE BY A CLASSMATE
IN 1958.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S LINE DIVISION ALTERED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMPLIMENT PRAISE ; FRUIT FRIENDSHIP ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1958 ; 11-01-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

ORANGES GROW IN CALIFORNIA.
THEY GROW IN FLORIDA TOO.
BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE MICHIGAN,
TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Data entry tech comment: LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; FRUIT ; PRAISE ; SIMILE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK JUNGLE

FLORIDA GROWS ORANGES.
CALIFORNIA DOES TOO
BUT IT TOOK OHIO
TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Data entry tech comment: ANY STATE COULD BE SUBSTITUTED FOR OHIO.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): FOOD ; LOCATION ; PRAISE ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): NAMES OF STATES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 10-27-1968

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

WHEN ON THIS PAGE YOUR BEAUTIFUL EYES YOU BEND,
LET IT REMIND YOU OF YOUR ABSENT FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): PRAISE ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Z210

Date learned: 00-00-1933

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
ABOVE IT ALL
THE BEST IS YOU

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; FLOWERS ; PRAISE ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1933

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EXPECTANT MOTHER

WHEN I WAS ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT WITH MY FIRST CHILD,
I WENT SHOPPING WITH MY MOTHER-IN-LAW IN A VILLAGE IN LEBANON.
WE CAME ACROSS A VENDOR WITH A MONKEY. WHEN I NOTICED THE MONKEY,
I TOLD MY MOTHER-IN-LAW TO LOOK AT HOW CUTE IT WAS. SHE WAS
HORRIFIED! "SPIT, SHE YELLED, "QUICK, SPIT!
WHEN I ASKED WHY, SHE SAID IF I DIDN'T SPIT, THE BABY WOULD COME
OUT LOOKING LIKE A MONKEY.
"THAT'S A RIDICULLOUS SUPERSTITION," I TOLD HER, "I DON'T BELIEVE
IT AND I WON'T SPIT."
WHEN SHE TURNED HER BACK I QUICKLY SPIT -- JUST IN CASE.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

James Callow Keyword(s): PRAISE ; SPITTLE

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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STRAWBERRY

BACK IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, WHEN A BOY WAS
APPROACHING MANHOOD, HE'D HAVE TO GO OUT INTO THE WORLD
AND DO A MANLY DEED. THE DEEDS INCLUDED THINGS LIKE
KILLING A LION OR SLAYING A GIANT, BUT EACH YOUNG MAN
WOULD HAVE TO PERFORM SOMETHING UNIQUE. THIS IS THE
STORY OF ONE SUCH LAD.
WHEN HIS TIME CAME, HE WENT OUT INTO THE WOODS TO DO HIS
MANLY DEED. CONFUSED, HE SEARCHED FOR WEEKS UNTIL ONE DAY
HE FOUND IT--A STRAWBERRY. BUT THIS WAS NO ORDINARY
STRAWBERRY. THIS ONE WAS TEN FEET HIGH AND MEASURED
FOURTEEN FEET IN CIRCUMFERENCE. HE SAID TO HIMSELF,
"SURELY, THIS MUST BE IT."
SPENDING TWO MORE WEEKS IN THE WOODS, OUR HERO BUILT A
CART FOR HIS STRAWBERRY. WHEN HE ARRIVED BACK IN ROME
WITH IT, THE PEOPLE CAME RUNNING OUT INTO THE STREETS TO
SEE IT. IN FACT, THEY WERE SO AWED BY THE GIANT STRAW-
BERRY, THAT THEY CONSTRUCTED A TEMPLE AROUND IT AND
MADE THE YOUNG MAN THE "KEEPER OF THE BERRY."
AS THE WORLD BEGAN TO HEAR ABOUT THIS STRAWBERRY, PEOPLE
WOULD MAKE PILGRIMAGES TO ROME IN ORDER TO SEE THIS
MAGNIFICENT SIGHT. WELL, ONE NIGHT THERE WAS A KNOCK
ON THE DOOR. THE YOUNG MAN SAID, "WE'RE CLOSED, COME
BACK TOMORROW." BUT THE KNOCK PERSISTED. FINALLY,
OUT OF ANNOYANCE, HE OPENED THE DOOR AND SAW THREE SHADY
LOOKING CHARACTERS DRESSED IN BLACK TOGAS AND CARRYING
VIOLIN CASES. ONE OF THEM SAID, "WE WANT TO SEE THE
STRAWBERRY." THE YOUNG MAN TOLD THEM THAT HE WAS SORRY
BUT THEY COULDN'T SEE THE STRAWBERRY UNTIL THE NEXT DAY.
WITH THAT THE LEADER OF THE GROUP, GRABBED OUR HERO AND
SAID, "LOOK KID, WE HAVE COME TO SEIZE YOUR BERRY, NOT
TO PRAISE IT!"

Submitter comment: I DON'T KNOW THE NAME OF THE INFORMANT. HE WAS ENTERTAINING
A GROUP AT A PARTY WHEN I HEARD THIS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): SHAKESPEARE: WE'VE COME TO BURY CEASER, NOT TO PRAISE HIM.

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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STRAWBERRY

BACK IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, WHEN A BOY WAS
APPROACHING MANHOOD, HE'D HAVE TO GO OUT INTO THE WORLD
AND DO A MANLY DEED. THE DEEDS INCLUDED THINGS LIKE
KILLING A LION OR SLAYING A GIANT, BUT EACH YOUNG MAN
WOULD HAVE TO PERFORM SOMETHING UNIQUE. THIS IS THE
STORY OF ONE SUCH LAD.
WHEN HIS TIME CAME, HE WENT OUT INTO THE WOODS TO DO HIS
MANLY DEED. CONFUSED, HE SEARCHED FOR WEEKS UNTIL ONE DAY
HE FOUND IT--A STRAWBERRY. BUT THIS WAS NO ORDINARY
STRAWBERRY. THIS ONE WAS TEN FEET HIGH AND MEASURED
FOURTEEN FEET IN CIRCUMFERENCE. HE SAID TO HIMSELF,
"SURELY, THIS MUST BE IT."
SPENDING TWO MORE WEEKS IN THE WOODS, OUR HERO BUILT A
CART FOR HIS STRAWBERRY. WHEN HE ARRIVED BACK IN ROME
WITH IT, THE PEOPLE CAME RUNNING OUT INTO THE STREETS TO
SEE IT. IN FACT, THEY WERE SO AWED BY THE GIANT STRAW-
BERRY, THAT THEY CONSTRUCTED A TEMPLE AROUND IT AND
MADE THE YOUNG MAN THE "KEEPER OF THE BERRY."
AS THE WORLD BEGAN TO HEAR ABOUT THIS STRAWBERRY, PEOPLE
WOULD MAKE PILGRIMAGES TO ROME IN ORDER TO SEE THIS
MAGNIFICENT SIGHT. WELL, ONE NIGHT THERE WAS A KNOCK
ON THE DOOR. THE YOUNG MAN SAID, "WE'RE CLOSED, COME
BACK TOMORROW." BUT THE KNOCK PERSISTED. FINALLY,
OUT OF ANNOYANCE, HE OPENED THE DOOR AND SAW THREE SHADY
LOOKING CHARACTERS DRESSED IN BLACK TOGAS AND CARRYING
VIOLIN CASES. ONE OF THEM SAID, "WE WANT TO SEE THE
STRAWBERRY." THE YOUNG MAN TOLD THEM THAT HE WAS SORRY
BUT THEY COULDN'T SEE THE STRAWBERRY UNTIL THE NEXT DAY.
WITH THAT THE LEADER OF THE GROUP, GRABBED OUR HERO AND
SAID, "LOOK KID, WE HAVE COME TO SEIZE YOUR BERRY, NOT
TO PRAISE IT!"

Submitter comment: I DON'T KNOW THE NAME OF THE INFORMANT. HE WAS ENTERTAINING
A GROUP AT A PARTY WHEN I HEARD THIS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): SHAKESPEARE: WE'VE COME TO BURY CEASER, NOT TO PRAISE HIM.

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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POLISH FOLK BELIEF

LIPOWY MIOD JEST NAJLEPSYM Z MIODOW.
NIBY DOJZALY BURGUND ZACHOWIYE W SOBIE
ENERGIE STONECZNA. OKRESLENCE 'STARY LEPIES' BRZMCATO JAKO
NAJIOYNSZN POCHWATADLA TRUNKU.
THE HONEY OF JULY IS THE BEST OF ALL HONEYS. IT RETAINS
WITHIN ITSELF THE ENERGY OF THE SUN. THE PHRASE, 'OLD JULY'
RINGS AS THE GREATEST PRAISE OF ITS DRINKS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Botany ; FOOD ; HONEY ; July ; Lore ; Moth ; Old July ; POLISH ; PRAISE ; Saying ; Sun

James Callow Keyword(s): MIDDLE-AGE? ; SYMBOL ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Custom
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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