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LEGEND OF BEAR ISLAND

THERE IS AN INDIAN LEGEND THAT TELLS HOW THE FAMOUS MICHIGAN BEAR
ISLAND WAS MADE. IT WAS SAID THAT A MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS
WERE ATTEMPTING TO SWIM ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN, BUT THEY EACH WERE
OVERCOME BY EXHAUSTION BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN SWIM 5 TO 6 MILES.
THEIR BODIES NOW FORM THE BIG BEAR ISLAND AND THE TWO SMALL BEAR
ISLANDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; SLEEPING BEAR SAND DUNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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PAPERCATS

IN MEXICO, IF YOU ARE DYING, YOU MAKE A 1000 PAPER CATS. IF YOU
MAKE A 1000, (THOUSAND) YOU WILL LIVE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ;

James Callow Keyword(s): CAT ; THOUSAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: CA1963-1975

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LEGEND OF BEAR ISLAND

THERE IS AN INDIAN LEGEND THAT TELLS HOW THE FAMOUS MICHIGAN BEAR
ISLAND WAS MADE. IT WAS SAID THAT A MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS
WERE ATTEMPTING TO SWIM ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN, BUT THEY EACH WERE
OVERCOME BY EXHAUSTION BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN SWIM 5 TO 6 MILES.
THEIR BODIES NOW FORM THE BIG BEAR ISLAND AND THE TWO SMALL BEAR
ISLANDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; SLEEPING BEAR SAND DUNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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Autograph verse

(Any name may be inserted here) had a little lamb,
And now the lamb is dead.
Now she takes it to school,
Between two loaves of bread.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sandusky

Keyword(s): Sandwich

James Callow Keyword(s): parody of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DISTANCE ; Journey ; Maxim ; Miles ; NUMBER ; PROVERB ; Single ; Step ; THOUSAND ; TRAVEL ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The article states a need for investigation into American author's use of proverbs. says in looking for proverbs in a work, that the definition of a proverb should be taken in its widest sense.

The Mieder study lists 322 different proverbs in "The People, Yes."

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Where learned: Proverb of Carl Sanburgs Poem, The People Yes ; Southern Folklore Quarterly

Keyword(s): AMERICAN ; Authors ; DEFINITION ; Investigation ; poem ; PROVERB ; Sandberg ; Study

Subject headings: PROVERB -- PROVERB

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Environmental Factor

Product of Enviromental Factor:

Making a sand castle

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Build ; Castle ; ENVIRONMENT ; Product ; Sand

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Clay

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NEURALGIA REMEDY:
A HOT BAG OF HOT SAND RELIEVES NEURALGIA.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bag ; CURE ; Hot ; NEURALGIA ; REMEDY ; Sand

James Callow Keyword(s): NEURALGIA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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Riddle

WHAT'S WHITE ON THE OUTSIDE AND GREEN ON THE INSIDE AND
IT HOPS?
A FROG SANDWICH

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): COLOR ; FROG ; Green ; Hop ; JOKE ; Jump ; RIDDLE ; Sandwich ; White

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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SLEEP BELIEF

IF YOU CAN NOT GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT THE SAND
MAN WILL COME AND PUT SAND IN YOUR EYES TO MAKE YOU SLEEP.
IN THE MORNING YOU MAY FIND A GRITTY DEPOSIT IN THE CORNER OF
YOUR EYE. THIS IS SOME OF THE SAND HE USED TO PUT YOU TO SLEEP.

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Keyword(s): BELIEF ; ETIOLOGY ; Lore ; Sandman ; SLEEP ; SUPERSTITION ; Tale

James Callow Keyword(s): ETIOLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: 02-19-1968

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ONE GIRL ASKS A BOY,"MAKE ME A PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH."
SO HE MADE IT. HE WAS ABOUT TO CUT IT WHEN THE GIRL SAID," DO
NOT CUT IT BECAUSE THAT WAY ALL THE FLAVOR GOES OUT."

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James Callow comment:

Some BN crossed out [ P400; P500]

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Flavor ; FOOD ; Peanut Butter ; Sandwich

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD ; KNIFE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
Food Drink -- Plant food Nut
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 09-26-1965

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THE ORIGIN OF THE SANDWICH

DID YOU KNOW THAT WHAT WE CALL A SANDWICH TODAY IS NOT REALLY A
SANDWICH? IT'S A SHREWSBURY} I'M SURE YOU HEARD THE STORY ABOUT
THE EARL OF SANDWICH INVENTING THAT DELICACY,
BUT THAT STORY IS FALSE, IT WAS INVENTED BY THE DUKE OF SHREWSBURY,
TO CELEBRATE HIS INVENTION, THE DUKE INVITED ALL OF THE NOBILITY
FROM FAR AND NEAR TO A BANQUET, WHERE HE WAS GOING TO INTRODUCE
THE SHREWSBURY. HE HAPPENED TO INVITE THE EARL OF SANDWICH.
THE EARL RECOGNIZED WHAT A GOOD THING THIS WAS, SO HE INVITED
THE DUKE OVER TO HIS CASTLE THE NEXT DAY.
WHEN THE EARL SAW THE DUKE ABOUT TO ENTER THE CASTLE, HE LIFTED UP
THE DRAWBRIDGE, AND THE DUKE FELL IN THE MOAT. HE THEN PULLED THE
PLUG AND THAT WAS THE LAST ANYONE SAW OF THE DUKE. THE EARL OF
SANDWICH TOOK THE INVENTION AND MADE IT POPULAR AND THAT IS WHY WE
CALL IT A SANDWICH.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT HEARD THE STORY FROM SOMEONE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
UNIVERSITY, WHERE HE IS A STUDENT. HE WAS NOT SURE OF THE FELLOW'S
NAME, BUT HE KNEW THAT HE WAS FROM MASSACHUSETTS.

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Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FOOD ; Invention ; NAME ; Origin ; Sandwich

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert Bread, rolls, etc.
SPEECH -- Folk etymology

Date learned: 04-10-1965

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A TRADITIONAL ABBREVIATION FOR A BACON, LETTUCE,
AND TOMATO SANDWICH IS BLT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ABBREVIATION ; ACRONYM ; Bacon ; BLT ; FOOD ; LETTUCE ; Sandwich ; Tomato

James Callow Keyword(s): ACRONYM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: 03-02-1970

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