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SMOKY THE BEAR RIDDLE

HOW COME SMOKY THE BEARS' WIFE CAN'T ET PREGNANT? EVERYTIME SHE
GETS HOT. HE HITS HER WITH A SHOVEL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL OF FIRE PREVENTION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-28-1972

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PREVENTION AGAINST VAMPIRES

IF ONE MORNING YOU AWAKEN AND HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME BREATHING
OR HAVE A FEELING THAT SOMETHING HEAVY IS ON YOUR CHEST, THIS
MEANS THAT A VAMPIRE SAT ON YOUR CHEST OVERNIGHT.
TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN, GET A BROOM
TURN IT UPRIGHT, AND LEAN THE BRISTLES AGAINST
THE DOORKNOB. THIS WILL PREVENT THE VAMPIRE FROM ENTERING

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREVENTION ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 04-05-1972

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DROWNING

SCAPULAR - PROTECTION AGAINST DROWNING

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AMULET ; PREVENTION ; RELIGIOUS BELIEF

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-25-1968

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FEET

YOU'D WALK IN MUD TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FEET IN SPRING.

Submitter comment: BELIEF IN GLOUCESTER, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREVENTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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HEADACHE

IF YOU HAVE A HEADACHE, IT MEANS THAT BIRDS ARE EATING HAIRS
WHICH HAVE FALLEN OUT.
YOU SHOULD DISPOSE OF IT IN THE TOILET OR OTHERWISE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; PREVENTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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LIGHTNING

IF YOU LIGHT CHARCOAL BEFORE A STORM
YOU WILL NEVER GET HIT BY LIGHTING.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): PREVENTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001950'S

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PLANT CUREALLS

FOR CONTINUED WELL BEING ALWAYS EAT PLENTY OF LEAFY SALADS

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREVENTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 03-13-1971

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SWEATS, SWEATING

IF YOU SWEAT AT NIGHT, PAT VINEGAR ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR BODY
WITH THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
AND YOU WILL PREVENT NIGHT SWEATS.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREVENTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 03-10-1971

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CHILD WORMS

TO PREVENT A BABY FROM GETTING WORMS, CHOP UP A PIECE OF GARLIC AND
RUB THE JUICE ON THE BABY'S BELLY BUTTON AND UNDER ITS NOSE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER WHEN INFORMANT WAS A YOUNG GIRL.
(1915-1920) MOTHER ACTUALLY DID THIS WITH HER CHILDREN.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): PREVENTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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CONVERSION; SPIT (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

IF SOMEONE SWEEPS YOUR FEET WITH A BROOM
YOU MUST SPIT ON THE BROOM TO KEEP YOU FROM HAVING BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): PREVENTION OF BAD LUCK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.2

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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PROVERB

A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): PREVENTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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Warm Blood

Vivien's mother would drink warm blood from the butcher shop to prevent disease and sickness.

Data entry tech comment:

Stamped into Archive; December 1969

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Butcher ; ILLNESS ; MEDICAL ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; PREVENTION ; Vampire ; Vampirism

James Callow Keyword(s): PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; Warm Blood

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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Remedy - Animal

Whoever carries the right eye of a wolf fastened inside his right sleeve, remains free from all injury.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; AMULET ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; CURE ; Injury ; MEDICAL ; PREVENTION ; talisman

James Callow Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; REMEDY

Subject headings:

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Remedy: Animal

Whoever carries the right eye of a wolf fastened inside his right sleeve, remains free from all injury.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by T.R. Davidson

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; ANIMAL ; CLOTHING ; PREVENTION ; REMEDY ; Wolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Omen

A cat on board a ship will keep death and disaster away.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by T.R. Davidson

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; TORONTO

Keyword(s): CAT ; DEATH ; Disaster ; Nautical ; OMEN ; PREVENTION ; Ship

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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Japanese Snake Medicine

Japanese may eat snakes because of their belief in its medicinal value, especially when charred black.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by T.R. Davidson

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; COOKING ; Culinary ; CURE ; Japanese ; MEDICINE ; Natural Remedy ; PREVENTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Superstition: Pregnancy

To Spit on a New-Born Baby:

Whenever a woman looks at another's new-born baby, they must have a little saliva fall on the child. If not, the evil-eye is cast upon the baby.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Written in the bottom left hand corner of the card: [IA25 Mark again for S600 + S644]

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BABY ; CHILD ; CURE ; CURSE ; EVIL EYE ; Newborn ; PREVENTION ; REMEDY ; Saliva

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Shame

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Proverb

An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. replaced with current classification.

The word [worth] is written in between is  and a , with a question mark next to it.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Ail ; CURE ; Ill ; MEDICINE ; PREVENTION ; Remedies ; REMEDY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK ;

Keyword(s): Ail ; CURE ; Ill ; MEDICINE ; PREVENTION ; Remedies ; REMEDY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Submitter comment:

Proverb remembered by the informant - real source unknown

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): Ail ; CURE ; Ill ; MEDICINE ; PREVENTION ; Remedies ; REMEDY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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