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AS A BEAUTY I AM NO STAR,
THERE ARE OTHERS MUCH MORE HANDSOME BY FAR.
BUT MY FACE, I DON'T MIND IT,
BECAUSE I'M BEHIND IT.
IT'S THE FOLKS UP IN FRONT THAT I JAR.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): SELF-CRITICISM

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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CURLERS IN MY HAIR AT NIGHT,
HEAVENS--WHAT AN AWFUL SIGHT.
I TOSS, I TURN, WHEN WILL I LEARN--
THAT BEAUTY ISN'T WORTH THE FIGHT!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; SELF-CRITICISM

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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WHO CARES? NOT I.

I KNOW HOW UGLY I ARE,
MY FACE IT AIN'T NO STAR,
BUT I DON'T MIND IT,
CAUSE I'M BEHIND IT,
IT'S THE FOLKS OUT FRONT GET THE JAR.

Submitter comment: FROM CHILDHOOD

Where learned: OHIO ; MASSILLON

Keyword(s): SELF-CRITICISM

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

BECOME OLD EARLY IF YOU WISH TO STAY OLD LONG.

Submitter comment: FROM A FELLOW WORKER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PARADOX ; TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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PROVERB

CUNNING PROCEEDS FROM WANT OF CAPACITY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION

James Callow Keyword(s): SELF DEPRECATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT

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

James Callow Keyword(s): SELF CONFIDENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERBS OF A MATH TEACHER

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS

James Callow comment: CREDIT SHOULD GO TO OSCAR WILDE--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: UNKNOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): GOOD FORTUNE ; IRONY ; OBSERVATION ; SUCCESS BREEDS ITSELF

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-04-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

THE ONLY VICTORY THAT IS LASTING AND BRINGS NO EVIL RESULTS IS THE
VICTORY OVER HIMSELF. NAPOLEON

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD INDICATES THAT THIS IS A QUOTE FROM NAPOLEON

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

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION ; SELF DISCIPLINE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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LENTEN RESOLUTIONS

IT IS CUSTOMARY DURING LENT FOR MANY CATHOLICS TO MAKE RESOLUTIONS.
THESE RESOLUTIONS ARE USUALLY DENIALS SELF-INFLICTED, SUCH AS
GIVING UP CERTAIN FOODS OR GIVING UP TELEVISION.

Submitter comment: (LEARNED THIS FROM HOME LIFE)

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Keyword(s): SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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LENTEN CUSTOM

IT IS A COMMON CUSTOM AMONG CHRISTIANS DURING THE LENTEN SEASON
TO GIVE-UP OR ABSTAIN FROM SOMETHING THEY REALLY ENJOY.
CIGARETTES, CANDY, ETC.

Where learned: COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 03-07-1968

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LENTEN CUSTOM

DURING LENT, THE BYZNATINE ( BYZANTINE ) FAITHFUL ABSTAINED FROM
CUSTOMARY FOOD, IN THE OLD WORLD. MEAT WAS FOR SURVIVAL, AND FASTING
WAS KEPT VERY STRICT.

Submitter comment: THIS CUSTOM IS NO LONGER KEPT IN THE INFORMANT'S FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 03-17-1970

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LENTEN FAST--RUSSIAN

DURING THE FORTY DAYS BEFORE EASTER, THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE WERE NOT
ALOWED TO EAT MEAT, FISH, MILK OR CREAM. THEY WERE ONLY
ALLOWED TO EAT VEGETABLES SUCH AS POTATOES, SAURKRAUT ( SAUERKRAUT ),
ETC.
NOTE: TOLD TO MY MOTHER BY HER NEIGHBOR MRS. MARY YASHIN
WHO GREW UP IN SARATOV, RUSSIA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 10-10-1968

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LENT

MOST FAMILIES HAVE A LOT OF SOUP DURING LENT IN PLACE OF MEATS.
ACQUIRED THIS EVERY LENT.

Where learned: OSGOOD ROAD, ASSUMED ; MILFORD ; NEW HAMPSHIRE, ASSUMED

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

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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LENT

ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY OF LENT THE INFORMANT'S FATHER
ATE ONLY HERRING, POTATOES, AND CABBAGE, ALL WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF
WATER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 09-00-1971

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LENTEN CUSTOM

IN THE CATHOLIC RELIGION THERE WAS A CUSTOM THAT ADULTS (PERSONS OVER
21) MUST FAST FROM EATING IN BETWEEN MEALS AND WERE NOT ALLOWED TO
HAVE THE EQUIVALENT OF 2 FULL MEALS DURING THE DAY FOR THE PERIOD
FROM ASH WEDNESDAY TO EASTER SUNDAY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; PORT CHESTER

Keyword(s): SELF-SACRIFICE--FASTING

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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LENTEN CUSTOM

THE CATHOLIC CUSTOM IS TO FAST DURING THE 40 DAYS OF LENT AS CHRIST
DID ON MT. SINAI.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SELF-SACRIFICE--FASTING

Subject headings: 663 Lent
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 11-04-1968

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LENTEN CUSTOMS:

IT IS A CUSTOM TO GIVE UP SOMETHING DURING THE LENTEN SEASON TO SHOW
PENANCE AND SELF SACRIFICE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 11-12-1969

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LENTEN CUSTOMS

GIVING UP CANDY OR SOMETHING ELSE OF PLEASURE FOR THE LENTEN PERIOD.

Submitter comment: FAMILY PRACTICE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 10-20-1967

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LENTEN CUSTOM

DURING LENT IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO GIVE UP SOMETHING WE ENJOY OR LIKE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS PRACTICED DURING EVERY LENTEN SEASON IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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HOLY WEEK

IN UKRAINE, IT IS CUSTOMARY NOT TO EAT MEAT ALL WEEK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM RELATIVES IN UKRAINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT ; SELF-SACRIFICE--FASTING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting F663.30

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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