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PROVERB

ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Common law
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-09-1971

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PROVERB

ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE BOUGHT WITH PAIN TEACHES.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-18-1968

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IRISH PROVERB

OLD AGE NEVER COMES ALONE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

James Callow Keyword(s): OPTIMISM ; PESSIMISM ; RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-17-1971

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POLISH PROVERB

KTO NIE MA NIE TROCI (POLISH)
THE ONE THAT HAS NOTHING LOSES NOTHING

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER KNOWS THIS FROM POLAND

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS POLISH TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; RATIONALIZATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-21-1967

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THE FOLLOWING IS A VERSE THE RESPONDENT LEARNED FROM A CUSTOMER WHO
SAID IT WAS AN OLD MEXICAN SAYING:
"HE WHO DRINKS GETS DRUNK;
HE WHO GETS DRUNK GOES TO SLEEP;
HE WHO GOES TO SLEEP DOES NOT SIN;
HE WHO DOES NOT SIN GOES TO HEAVEN;
SO LETS ALL DRINK AND GO TO HEAVEN."

Where learned: DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; CUMULATIVE FORMULA ; RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Food Drink C855.447

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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St. Nicholas

My grandmother told me how the St. Nicholas legend began after
I told her I no longer believed in Santa. She said that moms and
dads aren't really lying to their children about Santa, that if you
have love in your heart you are Santa and that's what moms and dads
do. Originally, many, many years ago there was a kindly, wealthy
old gent, Nicholas. He had much wealth, but no children to whom to
distribute it. In his small village there were many poor families.
When he heard of a very lovely girl who could not marry her young
man because her parents had no dowry for her, he decided to help.
On the eve of Christ's birth, he approached the maiden's home.
Finding the window open, he tossed a bag full of coins into the
home. When the young maiden and her family discovered the small
bag, they used it as the girl's dowry. He saw what pleasure it had
brought the couple and the family and continued to help the poor
each Christmas Eve.
The townspeople found out who was doing such kind deeds and called
him Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) from that day forward. Moms and
dads everywhere from then on assumed the role of Santa Claus with
their children.

Submitter comment: She told me this story in such a loving way, that I was
prompted to tell my children the same story when they asked about
the "reality" of Santa Claus.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00001960S

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