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A CURE FOR PIMPLES

FOR FACIAL BLACKHEADS AND PIMPLES,
SMEAR FRESH TOMATO JUICE ON FACE
BEFORE RETIRING, AND LEAVE IT ON ALL NIGHT.
THE ACID IN THE TOMATO JUICE
WILL COMBAT THE POISON.

Submitter comment: MY INFORMANT OBTAINED THIS INFORMATION FROM HER MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment: THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVES CONTAINS SEVERAL SIMILAR ITEMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): ASTRINGENT ; FOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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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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Custom

Method for pulling out baby teeth: tie string around tooth and other end around door and close door.

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Keyword(s): BABY ; CUSTOM ; DENTISTRY ; Door ; Removal ; String ; TEETH ; Tooth

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home

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Prank

Dorm Doorknobs:

I have often heard of this trick praticed in college dormatories and once actually saw it being done. One night, quiet [sic] late when most everyone had gone to sleep a girl on muy floor took a ball of string and tied either end to doorknobs which faced one another. The idea of this is that the next morning when girls began leaving for class they would be unable to open their doors. You can well imagine the shouting which occured the "morning after" this trick.

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Keyword(s): COLLEGE ; Doorknob ; Dorm ; Dormitory ; JOKE ; PRACTICAL JOKE ; Prank ; String

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C537

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Saying

Pull the latch string in or let it hang out

Submitter comment:

A saying or sign coming from the pioneers indicating whether a person or a thought is welcome within.

Ran across this while reading a book called The Well Springs of Truth  published in 1883 by the Nashville publishing Company. Written by W.W. Breese MD.

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James Callow comment:

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Otiginal BN [V400, S500] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: BOOK ; The Well Springs of Truth ; Nashville Publishing Company

Keyword(s): Language ; Latch ; Saying ; SIGN ; SLANG ; String ; Welcome

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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STOP NOSEBLEED BY WEARING A RED STRING AROUND THE
LITTLE FINGER OR A NECKLACE OF RED CORN KERNELS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CORN ; Nosebleed ; REMEDY ; String

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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STRING BELIEF

TIE A STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER TO REMEMBER SOMETHING.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Finger ; Remember ; String ; Tool

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

Date learned: 03-17-1971

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