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LEGEND

THERE IS A STORY THAT ON KELLY'S ISLAND IN OHIO WHEN IN THE EARLY
1800'S THE CEMETERY WAS FIRST BEGINNING TO BE FIXED, SOMEHOW ONE
OF THE MEN WORKING ON THIS AREA GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH HIS BOSS AND
IN HIS ANGER HE SAID THAT HE WAS GLAD HE WASN'T GOING TO BE BURIED
IN THAT PLACE.
A FEW MONTHS LATER THIS SAME MAN WAS WORKING ON A HOUSE THAT FELL
ON HIM. HE WAS THE FIRST TO BE BURIED AT THE CEMETERY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; FALSE ASSUMPTION. ASSUMPTION PROVES FALSE. ; IRONY ; PROPHECY REVERSED. WISH REVERSED. OPPOSITE COMES TRUE. ; TEMPTING FATE

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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"EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE DARK WILL COME TO LIGHT."
THIS CAN MEAN THINGS DONE IN THE DARK LITERALLY, SUCH AS
HAVING AN AFFAIR OR ROBBING A HOUSE OR IT CAN MEAN THINGS
DONE SYMBOLICALLY IN THE DARK, SUCH AS CHEATING ON A TEST.
WHATEVER IS DONE IN THE DARK WILL BE FOUND OUT AND MADE
PUBLIC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; PROPHECY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001976CA

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BELIEF

THE MILLS OF GOD GRIND VERY SLOWLY, BUT VERY FINE.
TRANSLATION OF:
GOTTES MUEHLEN MALEN LANGSAM, ABER TREFFLICH FEIN.

Submitter comment: IN THE SENSE THAT GOD'S PATIENCE IS ENDURING, BUT THERE WILL BE
A DAY OF RECKONING.
INFORMANT SAID THIS IS A VERY OLD GERMAN SAYING AND BELIEF
SHE HEARD OFTEN WHEN LIVING IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; FERNDALE ; REGENSBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): GERMAN OBSERVATION ; GERMAN WARNING ; PROPHECY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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Proverb

Superstition:

Sing before breakfast, cry before supper.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

KW:EZX,X9X

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Breakfast ; Cry ; Dinner ; Emotion ; FOOD ; PROPHECY ; Sing ; SONG ; SUPERSTITION ; Supper

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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IF A CAT LEAVES A HOUSE WHERE THERE IS AN ILLNESS AND
REFUSES TO COME BACK, THE PATIENT WILL NOT RECOVER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MCKENZIE

Keyword(s): Abandon ; ANIMAL ; CAT ; DEATH ; ILLNESS ; PROPHECY ; Recovery

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 10-14-1973

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