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God is watching

Whenever the sun would stream down to earth through a break in
the clouds, my grandmother would tell me that that was God looking
down on his children, keeping a good watch.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; from my Grandmother

James Callow Keyword(s): Sunshine

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- Sun

Date learned: 00001950S

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HAUNTED HOUSE

UP IN THE COVE THERE WAS A HOUSE THAT EVERYBODY THOUGHT
WAS HAUNTED. EVEN THE REVENUE MEN THOUGHT IT WAS
HAUNTED. IT WAS OWNED BY A BOOTLEGGER NAMED LADD.
YOU COULD SEE HIM GO IN THE HOUSE BUT WHEN YOU WENT
IN TO ARREST HIM, YOU COULD SEARCH THE PLACE OVER AND
NOT BE ABLE TO FIND HIM. THE GOVERNMENT EVEN SENT MEN
THERE TO MEASURE THE HOUSE TO SEE IF IT HAD A SECRET
ROOM BUT THEY COULDN'T FIND ANY. AFTER OLD MAN LADD
DIED HIS CHILDREN SHOWED HOW THERE WAS A PASSAGEWAY
THROUGH THE CHIMNEY DOWN INTO THE CELLAR THAT LED OUT
TO A BIG CAVE WHERE HE STORED HIS BOOZE. EVEN THEN
NOBODY WOULD BUY THE PLACE AND FOR ALL I KNOW THE
LADDS ARE STILL LIVING THERE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): LIQUOR MOONSHINE TREASURY DEPARTMENT T-MEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

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Proverb

Happy is the bride the sun shines upon.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bride ; Happy ; LUCK ; Maxim ; OMEN ; PROVERB ; Shine ; Sun ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Roses love Sunshine, Violets love dew

Angels in heaven know I love you.

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Keyword(s): Album ; ANGELS ; AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; Dew ; FLOWERS ; LOVE ; poem ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; Sunshine ; VERSE ; Violets

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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IF IT RAINS WHILE THE SUN'S SHINING, IT'LL RAIN AGAIN
TOMORROW.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): PREDICTION ; Rain ; Shine ; SIGN ; Sun ; TOMORROW ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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I HAD OBSERVED THAT THE PUERTO RICAN PEASANTRY (JIBAROS) WERE
VERY (UNDERLINED) CLEAN PEOPLE. THEIR SHACKS, WHILE
REFLECTING AN EXTREME LEVEL OF POVERTY, WERE SPOTLESS. THE
CHILDREN WERE DRESSED IN CLOTHES WHICH SHOWED THAT SOMEBODY
CARED. THEY WERE STARCHED AND IRONED WITH GREAT CARE. THE
BOYS INVARIABLY WORE LITTLE SPORT SHIRTS WHICH LOOKED NEW, AND
MUST HAVE COST A LARGE PORTION OF THE FAMILY'S INCOME. KNOWING
HOW THESE PEOPLE VALUED THEIR MALE CHILDREN, I COULDN'T HELP
WONDERING WHY THE LITTLE BOYS (UNDER FOUR) ALWAYS RAN AROUND
IN THEIR IMMACULATE SHIRTS--ONLY. NEVER DID THEY WEAR ANY
GARMENT ON THE LOWER PART OF THE BODY. WHY--IF THEY COULD
AFFORD SHIRTS, WHY NOT PANTS?
IT IS THE BELIEF THAT A BOY WILL BE MACHO (VIRILE) IF THE
SUN IS ALLOWED TO SHINE ON HIS GENITALIA AS MUCH OF THE TIME
AS POSSIBLE WHILE HE IS LITTLE. LITTLE GIRLS ARE ALWAYS
COVERED UP.

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Where learned: PUERTO RICO ; SANTURCE

Keyword(s): Genitalia ; Machismo ; MASCULINITY ; Peasants ; Poor ; Puerto Rico ; Sunshine

James Callow Keyword(s): CLEANLINESS ; SEX

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Lower body and legs
BELIEF -- P566

Date learned: 00001963 ca.

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