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REMEMBER MAN THAT PASSES BY,
AS YOU ARE NOW, SO ONCE WAS I.
AS I AM NOW, SO ONCE YOU'LL BE,
PREPARE THYSELF TO FOLLOW ME.

TO FOLLOW THEE IS NOT MY INTENT,
UNLESS I KNOW WHICH WAY HE WENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; DRAMATIC, ANTICLIMAX ; METER: IAMBIC ; PREDICTION, EUPHEMISM ; RHYME: AABBCC ; RHYME: MASCULINE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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BELIEF

A DEAD PERSON HELD OVER SUNDAY, ANOTHER FUNERAL SOON.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS WHILE LIVING IN NORTH DAKOTA IN THE
1930'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1965

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE WILL ALWAYS HAVE SQUAW WINTER, A COLD SPELL, BEFORE
HAVING INDIAN SUMMER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-01-1969

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WEATHER PROVERB

ONION'S SKIN VERY THIN
MILD WINTER COMING IN
ONION'S SKIN THICK AND TOUGH
COMING WINTER COLD AND ROUGH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): PREDICTION ; SYMBOL ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Plants

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

THE ONLY CERTAIN THINGS ARE DEATH AND TAXES

James Callow Keyword(s): CYNICISM ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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CUSTOM

AFTER A WEDDING, A GIRL TAKES A PIECE OF THE WEDDING CAKE AND PLACES
IT UNDER HER PILLOW. THE MAN SHE DREAMS ABOUT, WILL BE HER FUTURE
HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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CUSTOM

IF A GIRL SLEEPS WITH A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER HER PILLOW,
SHE WILL DREAM ABOUT HER FUTURE HUSBAND.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM GRANDMOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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THE WEDDING CAKE PROPHECY.

TAKE A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE AND PUT IT UNDER YOUR PILLOW AND YOU
WILL DREAM ABOUT THE MAN YOU WILL MARRY.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER GAVE ME THIS INFORMATION WHEN I WAS TELLING HER THAT ONE OF
MY FRIENDS WAS GETTING MARRIED, AND SHE TOLD ME TO DO THIS AND I
WOULD DREAM OF MY FUTURE HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; FOOD ; PREDICTION ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 11-13-1969

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WEDDING CUSTOM

AFTER A WEDDING TAKE A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE HOME AND PLACE IT UNDER
YOUR PILLOW AND YOU'LL DREAM OF WHO YOU ARE GOING TO MARRY.

Submitter comment: THIS BELIEF IS TRADITIONAL AND INFORMANT DOESN'T ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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DREAM PREDICTION

IF YOU DREAM SOMETHING THREE
TIMES IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREDICTION

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Spirit / Mind / Body
Observation

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BELIEF

SEVEN PEOPLE EATING TOGETHER
BRING GOOD LUCK - IF THIRTEEN
EATING TOGETHER, ONE WILL
DIE BEFORE THE YEAR IS UP.

Where learned: HOME ; LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): PREDICTION

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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NEW YEAR'S

AFTER MIDNIGHT DRINK A MIXTURE OF HONEY AND WHISKEY SO YOU WILL BE
HAPPY THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; collector's home

Keyword(s): PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.1231
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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NEW YEAR'S DAY

ON NEW YEAR'S EAT GOURMET FOOD.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT'S FAMILY ALWAYS EATS FRENCH FOODS ON NEW YEAR'S BECAUSE
THEY FEEL THAT IF THEY EAT WELL ON NEW YEAR'S THEN THEY WILL EAT
WELL ALL THROUGH THE YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; informant's home

Keyword(s): BLASON POPULAIRE ; FOOD PREDICTION ; FRENCH FOOD

Subject headings: 870
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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GOOD LUCK NUT

NUTS ARE PLACED IN DISHES AS PART OF THE CHRISTMAS FEAST CELEBRATION
IN BULGARIA. EVERYONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD RETAINS ONE TO BE SAVED
UNTIL NEW YEARS DAY. EVERYONE THEN BREAKS OPEN THEIR NUT AND THE
CONDITION OF THE INTERIOR INDICATES THE OWNER'S FUTURE FOR THE
COMING YEAR. A SOUND NUT MEAT INDICATES PROSPERITY FOR ITS OWNER,
WHILE A ROTTEN INTERIOR SAYS THE COMING YEAR WILL NOT BE GOOD FOR
ITS OWNER.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS AS A COMMON PRACTICE OF HIS FAMILY IN
BULGARIA.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD AT HENDRICKSONS PHARMACY

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Single dishes
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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IT IS A UKRAINIAN CUSTOM TO MIX POPPIES AND WHEAT TOGETHER AT
CHRISTMAS TIME. THEN TAKE THE MIXTURE IN A SPOON AND THROW IT IN THE
AIR AND TRY TO CATCH IT. IF YOU CATCH IT, YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD ; DORMS ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Single dishes
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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HOLIDAY FUN

WHEN A CHILD, MRS. MALONY, AND OTHER YOUNG GIRLS OF THE FAMILY AND
NEIGHBORHOOD WENT AROUND BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S COLLECTING
PIECES OF CHRISTMAS CAKE FROM THE NEIGHBORS. IF A GIRL ENDED WITH
12 PIECES OF CAKE SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MARRIED BEFORE HER NEXT
BIRTHDAY.

Submitter comment: MRS. MALONY LEARNED THIS WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD. SHE WAS BORN AND
RAISED IN IRELAND

Where learned: DETROIT ; RECTORY ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; HOLY NAME

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 28 Holy Innocents
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Single dishes

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IN AN IRISH CHRISTMAS CAKE THERE IS ALWAYS PLACED A GOLD RING SO THAT
WHOEVER EATS THE PIECE OF CAKE AND FINDS THE GOLD RING WILL BE
MARRIED WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS FROM MY IRISH LANDLADY AT CHRISTMAS TIME OF 1970. I
DON'T THINK SHE REALLY BELIEVED IT WOULD HAPPEN.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; MARRIAGE PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Single dishes
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 12-00-1970

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CHRISTMAS

IN UKRAINE, IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF THE BARN CATS AND MICE ARE FED ON
CHRISTMAS EVE, THEY WILL DAMAGE NO PROPERTY FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM PARENTS IN UKRAINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Feeding animals, spirits of trees

Date learned: 11-17-1967

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CHRISTMAS PREDICTION

IN UKRAINE ON CHRISTMAS EVE, THE HOUSEWIFE TAKES A CHICKEN INTO THE
HALLWAY OF THE HOUSE, PUTS GRAIN INSIDE OF A METAL BARREL-BAND, AND
LETS THE CHICKEN EAT. (THIS SIGNIFIES THAT THE CHICKENS WILL NOT
RUN AWAY ALL YEAR).

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM RELATIVES IN UKRAINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Feeding animals, spirits of trees

Date learned: 11-17-1967

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ON XMAS EVE, A DISH CALLED "KUTYA" IS SERVED TO MEMBERS OF THE
FAMILY. THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY TAKES A SPOONFUL AND TOSSES IT OVER
HIS BACK TOWARDS THE CEILING AND IF IT STICKS, GOOD LUCK RESULTS.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A UKRAINIAN CUSTOM

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Single dishes

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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