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EASTER FOOD

UKRAINIANS PLACE CHOCOLATE EASTER EGGS, BUBBLE GUM, CATSUP, POTATO
CHIPS, ETC. IN THEIR EASTER BASKETS TO REPRESENT MODERN DAY
SACRIFICES DURING LENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; SELF-SACRIFICE ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: 663 Lent
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 03-17-1970

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ITALIAN EASTER MONDAY CUSTOM

THE ITALIANS BELIEVE THAT EATING JUST BREAD AND DRINKING JUST WATER
ON THE MONDAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY FOR SEVEN YEARS WILL BRING
BLESSINGS.

Submitter comment:

[INFORMANT] RELATED THAT HE TRIED IT FOR FOUR YEARS AND GAVE UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; SELF-SACRIFICE--FASTING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Monday Dyngus
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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REGIONAL FOOD NAME

IN THE DETROIT, MICHIGAN AREA, A SODA-LIKE MIXTURE OF VANILLA ICE
CREAM AND VERNOR'S GINGERALE IS CALLED A BOSTON COOLER.

Submitter comment: AS FAR AS I KNOW, VERNOR'S IS NOT AVAILABLE IN BOSTON. THUS IT IS
IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE A BOSTON COOLER IN BOSTON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MASSACHUSETTS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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CARRY A ROSARY AT ALL TIMES SO THAT THE BLESSED MOTHER WILL
PROTECT YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Catholic ; SACRAMENTAL ; VIRGIN MARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 06-14-1973

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ONCE A BOY DID NOT SWALLOW THE EUCHARIST, BUT TOOK
IT OUT OF HIS MOUTH. HE TOOK IT HOME AND CUT IT
IN HALF WITH A KNIFE. IT BLED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TOLD THIS VERY SERIOUSLY, BUT WAS SKEPTICAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): COMMUNION, SACRAMENT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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ONCE A BOY DID NOT SWALLOW THE EUCHARIST, BUT TOOK
IT OUT OF HIS MOUTH. HE TOOK IT HOME AND CUT IT
IN HALF WITH A KNIFE. IT BLED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TOLD THIS VERY SERIOUSLY, BUT WAS SKEPTICAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): COMMUNION, SACRAMENT TRANS-SUBSTANTIATION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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BACKGROUND: A FIRM IN GERMANY ORDERED COFFEE FROM A FIRM IN
THE UNITED STATES. WHILE THE COFFEE WAS ENROUTE, A COUPLE OF BAGS
BROKE OPEN AND RATS NESTED IN THE COFFEE. THE GERMAN FIRM SENT
THE FOLLOWING LETTER CONCERNING THE CONDITION OF THE COFFEE --

135 WILHELMSTRASSE
HAMBERG, GERMANY

SCHENTELMENS:

DER LAST 2 PECKETECHES VE GOT FROM YOU OFF KOFFEE WAS MIT
RATTSCHIDT GEMIXT. DER KOFFEE MAY BE GUTE ENUF, BUT DER
RATTSDURDS SCHBOILS DER TRADE. VE DID NOT SEE DER RATTSCHIDT IN
DER SEMBLES VICH YOU SENT US FOR EXAMINASHUN.

IT TAKES SO MUTCH TIME TO PEK DER RATTSDURDS FROM DER KOFFEE.
VE ORDER DER KLEEN KOFFEE AND YOU SCHIPT SCHIDT MIXT MIT DER
KOFFEE. IT VUS A MISCHTAKE, YA? VE LIKE YOU TO SCHIPP US
DER KOFFEE IN VUN ZAK UND DER RATTSCHIDT IN DER ODER ZAK, DEN
VE MIXT IT TO SUIT DER KOSTOMER.

WRITE PLEASE IF VE SCHOULDT SCHIPP DER SCHIDT BEK UND KEEP DER
KOFFEE ODER IF VE SCHOULDT KEEP DER SCHIDT UND SCHIPP DER
KOFFEE BEK, OR SCHIPP DER HOLD SCHIDDEN VORK BEK.

VE VENT TO DO RITE IN DIS MADDER, BUT VE DON'T LIKE DISS
RATTSCHIDT BIZZINESS.

MIT MUTCH RESPECTS,

KARL GRUMMENSCHIDT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GERMAN DIALECT ; HUMOR -- LINGUISTIC ; PACKAGES RAT SHIT RAT TURDS SACK CUSTOMER SHIP LETTER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Phonology Phonetics

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Ethnic: Italian

IT IS AN OLD ITALIAN CUSTOM THAT DURING LENT NOTHING MADE FROM EGGS
ARE ( IS ) EATEN UNTIL HOLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

Submitter comment:

THIS CUSTOM WAS PASSED TO THE INFORMANT FROM HER MOTHER AND
ORIGINALLY CAME FROM SOUTHERN ITALY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated / 02-24-2011 / TRD

Where learned: NEW YORK ; PORT CHESTER

Keyword(s): ABSTINENCE ; CUSTOM ; Eggs ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; holiday ; Italian ; Lent ; RELIGIOUS ; SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Christian Chronology

Date learned: 11-28-1970

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Language: Rhyme

Married Rhyme:

When you get married and live in a shack,

Send me your money in a paper sack.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Language ; MARRIAGE ; MONEY ; Paper ; RHYME ; Sack ; Shack ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C70o

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Language

School Vocabulary;

"brown bagging it'

Carrying your lunch in a paper sack.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Bag ; Brown ; Colloquialism ; Language ; Lunch ; Nickname ; Paper ; Sac ; SCHOOL ; SLANG ; Vernacular ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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CUSTOM

SATAN AND HIS FOLLOWERS CELEBRATE FOUR SABBATHS IN THE FOUR
DIFFERENT SECTIONS OR COVENS OF THE WORLD AROUND THE SAME TIME
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH CELEBRATES ITS SEASONAL CHANGES. HE ALSO
HAS ONE BIG CEREMONY CALLED THE BLOODY SABBATH.
ON THIS DAY ALL FOUR COVENS GET TOGETHER FOR A GOOD TIME OF
SACRIFICE (A YOUNG PERSON'S WARM BLOOD) AND PUNISHMENT FOR
ALL WHO HAVE BEEN DISOBEDIENT TO SATAN AND THE INSTALLMENT OF
NEW WITCHES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): Coven ; DEVIL ; DEVIL WORSHIP ; holiday ; PUNISHMENT ; Sabbath ; Sacrifice ; SATAN ; WITCHES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system:
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE FOUNDING OF CRACOW

A POLISH LEGEND: THE TOWN OF CRACOW, ACCORDING
TO LEGEND, WAS FOUNDED BY THE MYTHICAL RULER KRAK. IT WAS
HE WHO SLEW THE DRAGON OF WOWEL HILL, WHICH HAD
TERRORIZED THE PEOPLE BY DEMANDING THAT OFFERINGS
OF SHEEP AND CATTLE BE BROUGHT TO HIS CAVE IN EXCHANGE
FOR THE LIVES OF THE TOWNSPEOPLE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Founding ; KRAKOW ; Legend ; Lore ; Sacrifice

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-11-1972

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BEFORE A BASKETBALL GAME ALL THE PLAYERS ON SACRED
HEART SEMINARY'S TEAM WOULD GATHER AROUND THE COACH
AND PLACE THEIR HANDS ON TOP OF HIS AND PRAY A
HAIL MARY, AND THEN "QUEEN OF VICTORY, PRAY FOR
US." THIS WAS DONE FOR LUCK IN WINNING THE GAME.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Basketball ; BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; GAME ; hail Mary ; LUCK ; Pray ; PRAYER ; Sacred Heart ; SPORTS ; SUPERSTITION ; Victory

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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