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WHEN WE VISITED SOMEONE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE FIRST OF THE
YEAR WE HAD TO TAKE THEM SOMETHING. IF THE FAMILY WAS NOT
TAKEN SOMETHING THEY WOULD BE IN NEED FOR THE REST OF THE
YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN

James Callow Keyword(s): GIFT-GIVING AT NEW YEAR'S SEASON

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 10-20-1972

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RIDDLE

Q: SMALLER THAN A STALLION, ANGRIER THAN THE DEVIL.
A: PEPPER.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL AND DEVIL (Q) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; METAPHORICAL

James Callow Keyword(s): HORSE ; SEASONING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT STAYS HOT EVEN IF YOU PUT IT IN THE REFRIGERATOR?
A: PEPPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSAL ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): SEASONING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WET MELONS

WHY IS THERE SO MUCH WATER IN A WATERMELON?
BECAUSE IT WAS PLANTED IN THE SPRING.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Keyword(s): CONUNDRUM ; SEASON FRIUT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-22-1967

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SPRING

THE AIR IS WARM AND THE SKY IS BLUE
THE LEAVES ARE GREEN_YELLOW
BECAUSE THEY ARE NEW.
THE FEET GO SKIPPING
THE BIRDS ALL SING,
THE WHOLE WORLD IS HAPPY
BECAUSE IT IS SPRING.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT SINGS THIS WITH HER FRIENDS IN SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SEASONAL SONG ; SONG ; Tune ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Joy Happiness

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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THE BUZZARDS HAVE RETURNED TO HINCKLEY OHIO YEARLY ON
MARCH 15 FOR MANY YEARS, WHEN FROZEN CARCASSES FROM A
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNITY HUNT BEGAN DEFROSTING AS SPRING
APPROACHED. PEOPLE WEARING BUZZARDS COSTUMES WAIT FOR
THE BUZZARDS WHO ROOST ON ROCKY LEDGES IN A NEARBY
LAKE. THIS USUALLY MARKS THE END OF THE WINTER SEASON.
THE CARCASSES ARE THERE EVERY YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; DATE ; SEASONS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Bird
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 15
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Winter

Date learned: 00001980S

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RIDDLE

WHAT TIME IS IT IF FOUR MEN ARE SHOVELING SNOW AND
A POLICEMAN IS WATCHING?
-- WINTER TIME.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): SEASON

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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Custom: Holiday

On February 2nd, the groundhog is said to come out of his place of hibernation to see if winter is over. If it is over, he will see his shadow, and if he does not see it, the groundhog returns for another six full weeks of winter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

original BN [B462.642] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CUSTOM ; Groundhog ; holiday ; SEASONS ; Shadow ; Spring ; WINTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Belief: Animal

Robin:

Make a wish on the first Robin you see in the spring.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Written on card and then crossed out: For Birds?

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BIRD ; LUCK ; Robin ; SEASON ; Spring ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird

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Belief: Animal

Agricultural Belief:

A Bull Frog croaks and freezes 3 times before winter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; DEATH ; Fall ; Freeze ; FROG ; Frozen ; Rebirth ; SEASONS ; SUPERSTITION ; WINTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Language

In the summer of 1816 there were frosts during each of the summer months in Hyde Park Vt. and much of the surrounding area. These frosts during the summer months discouraged many of the local farmers who abandoned their farms and moved westward. During the summer of 1816 a poem was written which is often recalled by Vermonters and printed in Vermont newspapers when the summers are unusually cool. The poem discourages people from leaving the area. the poem says:

"Moses saud we are to inhabit all the world, warmer climates lead to more vices, one doesn't change wives because of a wrinkle or farms because of a cold summer.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

Where learned: New York Folklore Quarterly ; Fitch Against Immigration

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Chill ; FARMING ; Frost ; HARVEST ; Hyde Park ; Language ; Moses ; poem ; Region ; SEASON ; Summer ; Summer ; Vermont ; WINTER ; Wives ; Wrinkle

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time

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Don't eat "chittlings" (chitterlings) in the summer. This
would give you an upset stomach because too much pork in the
summer was not good for your health. "Chittlings are the
intestines of hogs.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

For eating pork only during months with an "R" in them, see
Puckett, Ohio, no. 6680.

Where learned: GEORGIA

Keyword(s): Chitlings ; FOOD ; Pork ; REGIONAL ; Seasonal ; Summer

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal

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