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IF YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS TO YOUR PARENTS, WHEN YOU DIE YOUR
HANDS WILL COME OUT OF THE GROUND AND EVERYONE WILL STEP ON
THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; PARENTAL RESPECT ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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ONE FATHER

ONE FATHER CAN SUPPORT ONE HUNDRED CHILDREN
BUT ONE HUNDRED CHILDREN CANNOT SUPPORT ONE FATHER
STORY EXPLAINED
IN ONE GENERATION THE FATHER LIVED WITH HIS SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW.
THE FATHER BECAME A PROBLEM . HIS SON TOOK HIM TO THE TOP OF A
MOUNTAIN ONE DAY. HE PUSHED HIM OFF. THE MAN DIED. IN THE NEXT
GENERATION THE SAME SITUATION TOOK PLACE. THE FATHER AND SON WERE
AT THE MOUNTAIN TOP, THE SON TURNED TO THE FATHER, LOOKED HIM IN THE
EYE AND SAID COME HOME WITH ME. THE FATHER SAID WHY DON'T YOU DO TO
ME WHAT I DID TO MY FATHER? THE SON ANSWERED, IN YEARS TO COME I WILL
WANT MY CHILDREN TO RESPECT ME. WHEN THEY CAME HOME THE SON'S WIFE
SAID, WHY DID YOU BRING HIM BACK AGAIN? THE SON SLAPPED HIS
WIFE'S FACE AND SAID, YOU WILL RESPECT HIM AS YOU WILL WANT OUR
CHILDREN TO RESPECT US.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HIS FATHER IN ITALY

James Callow comment: THIS EXPLANATION DOESN'T SATISFY. THINK IT'S PHONEY?
--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; PATERNAL RESPECT ; PATRICIDE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.100
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM- POLISH

THE ONE WHOM YOU LIKE THAT ONE IS PICKED ON OR TEASED
KTO SIE LUBI TEN SIE CZUBI (POLISH)

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

James Callow comment: LOOKS LIKE IT RHYMES IN POLISH--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DISMEMBERMENT ; RESPECT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb V800.20?

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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A woman was in church praying to the Blessed Mother. Suddenly she heard a voice say, "My name is Jesus." The woman did not answer, but only prayed harder. Again the voice sounded. The woman turned around, looked, and continued praying. Again in happened. The woman was then very angry and said "Keep Quiet! Can't you see I am talking to your mother?"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs entered by TRD

Where learned: SCHOOL ; Myself

Keyword(s): Catholic ; CATHOLICISM ; Family Relationships ; HUMOR ; MOTHER ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; Religious Humor ; Respect for Elders ; VIRGIN MARY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious

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A woman was in church praying to the Blessed Mother. Suddenly she heard a voice say, "My name is Jesus." The woman did not answer, but only prayed harder. Again the voice sounded. The woman turned around, looked, and continued praying. Again in happened. The woman was then very angry and said "Keep Quiet! Can't you see I am talking to your mother?"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs entered by TRD

Where learned: SCHOOL ; Myself

Keyword(s): Catholic ; Catholocism ; Family Relationships ; HUMOR ; MOTHER ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; Religious Humor ; Respect for Elders ; VIRGIN MARY

Subject headings:

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Goats Feet

There was a girl who liked to dance and socialize very often. Her parents objected so she used to sneak out of the house. One day her mother caught her and put a curse on her. If she went out of the house to go dancing again her feet would turn to goat's ffet. She didn't believe her mother. Next time she went out her beau picked her up and off they went. When she went to get out of the car, she looked down and her feet had turned to goat's feet. The moral is: listen to your parents.

Submitter comment:

Polish Tale (Written across the top of the card)

Co - Feet of girl turned into feet of goat when/after she is cursed by her mother for dancing. (written on an attached card that listed motifs. Signed by M. Butzen

Data entry tech comment:

Non-numbered motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Boggs Number [B600] crossed out and B642 written nest to it.

Collector's note of Polish Tale is crossed out.

Why Polish is written at the bottom of the card, then crossed out and followed by: B. Fagan says this is a Polish FolkTale.

A separate card is attached with motif numbers listed. Bottom of card is signed by an M. Butzen.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Dancing ; DATING ; Fable ; FAMILY ; FEET ; Goat ; Moral ; PARENTAL RESPECT ; PARENTS ; POLISH ; SOCIAL RELATIONS ; Teenager ; YOUTH

James Callow Keyword(s): POLISH

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Magic

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Custom

Cemetery Practices:

When the informant was a child, he said that one made a day out of a trip to the cemetary. People carried their own sprinkling cans, their own shears for cutting the grass around the gravesite, their own garden tools to plant their own flowers. Most of the time you would take a lunch with you and eat it under the trees at the cemetery.

Submitter comment:

Grammatical corrections made to typed submission.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Ancestors ; BURIAL ; CEMETERY ; DEATH ; FOOD ; Funeral ; GARDEN ; Lunch ; Maintenance ; RESPECT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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Custom: Death

Funeral:

During a funeral, at the Mass at the Offertory, any of the people who wished to show their respects and show everyone else present of their sympathy, would walk down the aisle around the casket, leave a token and leave. Many people would leave the ceremonies immediately afterward to return to their businesses. But everyone had known that he had take time to pay his respects to the deceased.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S600] crossed out and replaced with current classification

Written in bottom left corner: [Belgian?]

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): BURIAL ; Casket ; DEATH ; Funeral ; Offering ; RESPECT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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Ethnic: Belium

Funeral:

In Belgium, during funeral processions, the children would carry boquets or wreaths of flowers which they had picked.

Submitter comment:

Recorded on tape

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Belgium ; BURIAL ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; DEATH ; ETHNIC ; FLOWERS ; Funeral ; RESPECT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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Belief

If cutting a loaf of bread, never leave knife in bread it is like cutting the heart of Jesus

(Romanian)

Data entry tech comment:

Input by TRD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; HEART ; JESUS ; RELIGION ; RESPECT ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL ; SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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IF YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS TO YOUR PARENTS, WHEN YOU DIE YOUR
HANDS WILL COME OUT OF THE GROUND AND EVERYONE WILL STEP ON
THEM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): Aggression ; ANGER ; BELIEF ; BURIAL ; DEATH ; Parent ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; THREAT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; PARENTAL RESPECT ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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JEWISH NARRATIVE: CEMETERY

FOUR MEN WERE BOASTING ABOUT THEIR BRAVERY. THEY FINALLY DECIDED
THAT A FAIR TEST WOULD BE A SOLO TRIP THROUGH THE CEMETERY. TO
PROVE THAT THEY HAD TRAVERSED THE ENTIRE ROUTE THEY WERE TO POUND
STAKES INTO THE GROUND PERIODICALLY. THREE OF THE MEN ENTERED THE
CEMETERY AND MET ON THE OTHER SIDE PROUND OF THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENT.
THE FOURTH NEVER RETURNED.
THE NEXT DAY THE THREE WENT IN SEARCH OF HIM AND FOUND HIM DEAD OF
A HEART ATTACK. HE HAD POUNDED A STAKE INTO THE GROUND AND HAD
INADVERTANTLY PINNED THE TAIL OF HIS COAT TO THE GROUND.
APPARENTLY AS HE GOT UP TO COMPLETE HIS JOURNEY, HE WAS
IMMOBILIZED FROM BEHIND BY THE STAKE AND HE SUFFERED A HEART
ATTACK FROM HIS PANIC.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT RELATED THIS STORY AS ONE THAT EVERY JEWISH BOY
LEARNS ABOUT FALSE BRAVERY AND RESPECT FOR THE DEAD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; BRAVERY ; Fable ; FEAR ; GRAVEYARD ; Jewish ; RESPECT ; Tale

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 02-24-1967

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JEWISH NARRATIVE: CEMETERY

FOUR MEN WERE BOASTING ABOUT THEIR BRAVERY. THEY FINALLY DECIDED
THAT A FAIR TEST WOULD BE A SOLO TRIP THROUGH THE CEMETERY. TO
PROVE THAT THEY HAD TRAVERSED THE ENTIRE ROUTE THEY WERE TO POUND
STAKES INTO THE GROUND PERIODICALLY. THREE OF THE MEN ENTERED THE
CEMETERY AND MET ON THE OTHER SIDE PROUND OF THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENT.
THE FOURTH NEVER RETURNED.
THE NEXT DAY THE THREE WENT IN SEARCH OF HIM AND FOUND HIM DEAD OF
A HEART ATTACK. HE HAD POUNDED A STAKE INTO THE GROUND AND HAD
INADVERTANTLY PINNED THE TAIL OF HIS COAT TO THE GROUND.
APPARENTLY AS HE GOT UP TO COMPLETE HIS JOURNEY, HE WAS
IMMOBILIZED FROM BEHIND BY THE STAKE AND HE SUFFERED A HEART
ATTACK FROM HIS PANIC.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT RELATED THIS STORY AS ONE THAT EVERY JEWISH BOY
LEARNS ABOUT FALSE BRAVERY AND RESPECT FOR THE DEAD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; BRAVERY ; Fable ; FEAR ; Jewish ; RESPECT ; Tale

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 02-24-1967

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