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SELLING A CAR

DURING THE DEPRESSION, MY FATHER ONCE SOLD A FRIEND HIS CAR
FOR ONE DOLLAR. THE MAN WOULDNT TAKE IT FOR NOTHING, SO
HE GAVE HIM A DOLLAR.

Submitter comment:

NOT TOLD AS A JOKE BUT AS A STRAIGHT STORY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Car ; CHARITY ; DEPRESSION ; Dollar ; Generosity ; KINDNESS ; MONEY ; PRIDE

James Callow Keyword(s): Generosity ; PRIDE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

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SPANISH PROVERB

THE BURRO LOADED WITH GOLD HAS THE MOST SONOROUS BRAY.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM HER SPANISH TEACHER, DR. ESPINOSA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): PRIDE?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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PROVERB

AN ERROR DOESN'T BECOME A MISTAKE UNTIL YOU REFUSE TO CORRECT IT.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PRIDE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER BE ASHAMED OF HONEST MARKS OF TOIL

Data entry tech comment: NO DATES OR LOCATIONS ARE GIVEN ON ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PRIDE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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THERE WERE TWO MEN WHO LIVED IN THE SAME CITY. ONE MADE ARROWS AND
THE OTHER MADE BOWS. ONE DAY THEY DECIDED TO GO TO THE MARKET
TOGETHER TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS. ON THE WAY A LION JUMPED INTO THEI
PATH. EACH MAN REFUSED TO GIVE THE OTHER HIS PRODUCT BECAUSE EACH
WANTED TO KILL THE LION HIMSELF AND GAIN FAME. DUE TO THIS THE LION
KILLED AND ATE BOTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CRAFTSMEN PRIDE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

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WORTH DOING WELL

IF ANYTHING IS WORTH DOING , ITS WORTH DOING WELL.

Submitter comment: READ THIS IN GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PRIDE IN WORKMANSHIP

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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Every old crow
Thinks its baby white as snow.

Submitter comment: This proverb was told to Maryann by her Italian father,
as a way of dismissing praise given to children by
their own parents.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Keyword(s): sarcasm, humor, parental pride

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR ; BIRD ; COLOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960S

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Retort

You're not proud, you're thoroughly convinced.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Two cards merged: identical submissions, different informants. Both informants are listed here.

James Callow comment:

Sense?  Circumstance? Both cards the same except for informant?

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; INSULT ; PRIDE ; Proud ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; TAUNT ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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IF AN EXPECTANT MOTHER ADMIRES HERSELF FREQUENTLY IN A
MIRROR, HER LABOR WILL BE DIFFICULT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Labor ; PREGNANCY ; VANITY

James Callow Keyword(s): VANITY PRIDE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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