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RIDDLE

Q: WHO ALWAYS GOES TO BED WITH HIS SHOES ON?
A: A HORSE

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (A) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; WEARABLE (Q) ; WISDOM

James Callow Keyword(s): HORSESHOES

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GROUNDHOG (MOUNTAIN RECIPE)

SKIN THE GROUNDHOG, REMOVE THE GLANDS FROM UNDER THE LEGS, GUT, AND
SOAK OVERNIGHT IN SALTY WATER. THE HIDE WAS OFTEN PLACED IN A BUCKET
OF ASHES OVER WHICH WATER WAS POURED. AFTER THE ASHES HAD TAKEN THE
HAIR OFF, THE HIDE WAS REMOVED, DRIED, KNEADED, AND CUT UP IN STRIPS
FOR SHOESSTRINGS. PARBOIL WITH SPICEWOOD TWIGS (TO TAKE THE WILD
TASTE OUT) UNTIL TENDER. PEPPER AND PUT IN A GREASED PAN TO BAKE
UNTIL TENDER IN WATER CONTAINING TWO CARROTS, GARLIC, AND A PIECE
OF FAT MEAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): SHOESTRINGS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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BELIEF

DURING THE FIRST SNOW, IF YOU GO OUT BAREFOOT,
YOU WILL NOT BE SICK ALL WINTER.

Where learned: PLACE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SHOES

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Season
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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BASKETBALL SUPERSTITION

IF A BASKETBALL TEAM HAS A VERY GOOD SEASON THE CAPTAIN'S SHOES ARE
HUNG PERMANENTLY IN THE LOCKER ROOM. THIS IS SAID TO BRING THE TEAM
GOOD LUCK IN FOLLOWING YEARS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): SOCIAL RELATIONS ; SPORTS ; SUPERNATURAL: CAPTAIN'S SHOES AS LUCKY CHARM

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.19

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU SEE TWO WHITE BUTTERFLYS, THEN YOU CAN GO BAREFOOT
IN THE SUMMER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): WITHOUT SHOES

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Measure of time Summer

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ON MAY 1ST BEGIN GOING BAREFOOT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

James Callow Keyword(s): WITHOUT SHOES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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FINNISH SAYING

IT FITS LIKE A MOCCASIN IN DUNG.

Submitter comment: {FINNISH} SOPII NIEN KO PIAKSU PASKAHAN.

Keyword(s): SHOES FECES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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WEAR ON THE HEEL - SPEND A GOOD DEAL
WEAR ON THE BALL - SPEND ALL
WEAR ON THE TOE - SPEND AS YOU GO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEET SHOES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 10-13-1965

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Proverb

Close only counts in horseshoes.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Close ; HORSESHOES ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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HIGH HEELS WORN BY A PREGNANT WOMAN WILL BRING A
CROSS-EYED CHILD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cross-eyes ; High Heels ; PREGNANCY ; SHOES

James Callow Keyword(s): SHOES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU BURY A PERSON WITHOUT SHOES, THEY WILL COME BACK AND
HAUNT YOU.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Barefoot ; BELIEF ; Bury ; DEATH ; SHOES ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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SHOE BELIEF

DO NOT PUT YOUR SHOES ON THE TABLE, OR YOU WILL HAVE A FIGHT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; FIGHT ; SHOES ; SUPERSTITION ; Table

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; CLOTHING ; HOSTILITY ; NEGATIVE

Subject headings: Daily Life
BELIEF -- P87O

Date learned: 03-21-1972

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AT SIENA HEIGHTS COLLEGE, IN ADRIAN, MICHIGAN, THE STUDENTS
WOULD PUT THEIR SHOES OUTSIDE THE DOOR OF THEIR ROOM
ON DECEMBER 6, AND THE NEXT MORNING THERE WOULD BE AN
APPLE AND SOME CANDY IN THEIR SHOES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Keyword(s): Apples ; CANDY ; Celebrate ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; Nick ; Saint ; SHOES ; ST. NICHOLAS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 6 Feast of St. Nicholas

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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IF ONE PUTS EITHER HIS HAT OR SHOES ON THE BED, HE
WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SHOES ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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