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OMEN

WHEN YOU CROSS A RAILROAD TRACK PUT YOUR HAND ON THE ROOF OF THE CAR
OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR FRIENDS.

Submitter comment: WHEN ASKED THE MEANING OF THIS SHE HAD NO IDEA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

James Callow Keyword(s): TRAVEL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-15-1973

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE, AND YOU CAN ALWAYS
SAY YOU'VE BEEN THERE ONCE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): TRAVEL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-04-1970

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POLISH PROVERB ON TRAVEL

TUSTAPIT DO PIEKIET, PO DRODZE MU AYTA.
HE DROPPED INTO HELL CAUSE IT WAS ALONG THE WAY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A VERY POPULAR SAYING WHEN ONE GOES SOMEWHERE UNNECESSARILY.
MY PARENTS OFTEN USE THIS.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): METAPHOR TRAVELLING OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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THE NUMBER 13 AT THE GRAYHOUND BUS STATION.

WHEN AT THE GRAYHOUND BUS STATION IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT, I
NOTICED THAT I WAS STANDING NEXT TO GATE 12 AND GATE 14.
THERE WAS NO GATE 13 IN THE BUS STATION.

Submitter comment: BUS DRIVERS MUST ALSO FEEL THAT NUMBER 13 IS A BAD LUCK NUMBER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TRAVEL

Subject headings: 686 686.1

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LYRICAL VERSE

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT RAINS OR FREEZES,
LONG AS I HAVE MY PLASTIC JESUS,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
THUNDER ROAR AND LIGHTNING CRASH,
I WON'T FEAR; HE'S ON THE DASH,
TAKE HIM WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL FAR.

OH, I CAN DRIVE FROM COAST TO COAST,
LONG AS I HAVE MY HOLY GHOST,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
GOIN' NINETY I AIN'T WARY,
CAUSE I GOT MY VIRGIN MARY,
GUARANTEEIN' I WON'T GO TO HELL.

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S DARK AND SCARY,
LONG AS I HAVE MY VIRGIN MARY,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT ; SAILING CLUB PARTY

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL ; FEMININE RHYME ; IMPERFECT RHYME: FREEZES JESUS ; RELIGION ; RHYME: AABCCB ; SLANG FOR DASHBOARD CLIPPING ; STATUES USED AS AMULETS IN AUTOMOBILES ; TRAVEL

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

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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ITALIAN MEN

WHAT DO YOU CALL 5 ITALIAN MEN CHASING AFTER A GARBAGE TRUCK?
THE GALLOPING GOURMETS.

Submitter comment: IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT "THE GALLOPING GOURMET" WAS THE
NAME OF A TELEVISION COOKING PROGRAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GOURMET COOK-COMEDIAN, WHO HAS TRAVELED WIDELY, ; STAR OF THE PROGRAM, GRAHAM KERR, AN AUSTRALIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

Date learned: 09-11-1980

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RAILROAD CROSSING

WHEN YOU CROSS A RAILROAD CROSSING IN A CAR TOUCH THE ROOF OF
THE CAR WITH YOUR PALMS SO YOU WON'T HAVE BAD LUCK.

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; TRAVEL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Conversions
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU LEAVE HOME AND DISCOVER THAT YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING,
YOU MUST SIT STILL A MOMENT BEFORE RETURNING FOR IT, OR YOU WILL
HAVE BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS OLD SUPERSTITION WAS TOLD TO ME BY MY AUNT WHEN SHE VISITED
HERE FROM JAMESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, IN OCTOBER OF 1963.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; TRAVEL: RETURNING HOME FOR FORGOTTEN OBJECT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.2

Date learned: 10-00-1963

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COUNT TO TEN

IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING WHEN LEAVING YOUR HOUSE AND HAVE
TO GO BACK FOR IT, BE SURE TO SIT DOWN AND COUNT TO TEN BEFORE
YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE AGAIN, OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; NUMBERS: TEN ; SUPERNATURAL: COUNTING TO TEN ; TRAVEL: RETURNING HOME FOR FORGOTTEN OBJECT

Subject headings: 686 First / Once / One / Newness
BELIEF -- BELIEF
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.2

Date learned: 00001965 SUMMER

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LEAVING THE SERVICE

WHEN LEAVING THE SERVICE, A SAILOR WILL NEVER CARRY HIS OWN
LUGGAGE. TO DO SO IS BAD LUCK. HE USUALLY ALLOWS ONE OF HIS BEST
FRIENDS TO HELP HIM, BRINGING ABOUT GOOD LUCK FOR
HIS HELPFUL FRIEND.

Where learned: ROUTE 2 ; INFORMANTS HOME ; W JEFFERSON RD

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; TRAVEL: RETURN FROM NAVY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- P535
BELIEF -- War
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.2

Date learned: 03-09-1970

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ALBATROSS

IT IS BAD LUCK FOR AN ALBATROSS TO FOLLOW A SHIP. IF SHE DOES,
SHE MUST BE SHOT WITH A GUN ARMED WITH SILVER BULLETS.

Where learned: ROUTE 2 ; W JEFFERSON RD

Keyword(s): BIRDS: ALBATROSS ; CONVERSION ; TRAVEL: SHIPS

James Callow Keyword(s): CRUELTY TO ANIMALS: KILLING AN ALBATROSS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P 88 P 88.33
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.33

Date learned: 03-09-1970

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This is a game that was first introduced to me as
a child, by my father. It is played while going
for a long ride in the car. Two or more people
are needed in order to play. The object of the
game is to be the first person to go through the
entire alphabet (letter by letter, starting with 'A')
finding objects that begin with each letter. These
objects can be words on a sign, buildings, people,
sayings on a passing car, or any other things that a
person sees while driving in a car.
For example, a billboard on the side of the road has
an advertisement for an "Apple orchard" that is in
the area. The player who spots the word "apple" on the
billboard yells "Apple" while pointing to it, so
other players can verify his claim. Once it is
verified, this person is now able to look for
something that begins with a 'B', while the other
players must still find something that begins with an
'A'. The game continues in this fashion until all 26
letters are exhausted. The winner is the person who,
after finding the first 25, spots and yells out
something that begins with a 'Z'. Since there is no
repeating what another player has already used, the
game can be quite lengthy. But a good way to keep
kids occupied while going on vacation, as my father
would say.

Submitter comment: The hardest letters to find are Q, X, Y, and Z.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TRAVEL

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime

Date learned: 00001970S

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IT IS BAD LUCK IF YOU DON'T LIFT YOUR LEGS WHEN
DRIVING OVER A RAILROAD TRACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

James Callow Keyword(s): TRAVELING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Conversions Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A DEVONSHIRE RHYME

WALK FAST IN SNOW
IN FROST WALK SLOW
AND STILL AS YOU GO
TREAD ON YOUR TOE
WHEN FROST AND SNOW ARE BOTH TOGETHER
SIT BY THE FIRE AD SPARE SHOE LEATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WINTER TRAVEL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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JOKE

AS I WAS ON MY WAY TO ST. IVES, I CHANCED TO MEET 9 WIVES.
EACH WIFE HAD 9 SACKS. IN EACH SACK THERE WERE 9 CATS.
EACH CAT HAD 9 KITTENS. KITTENS, SACKS, AND WIVES. HOW
MANY WERE GOING TO ST. IVES?
-- I WAS THE ONLY ONE, THE OTHERS WERE GOING THE OTHER WAY.

Where learned: TOLD AT ; SAINT HYACINTH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): TRAVEL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 02-29-1972

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Faerie: Elves and Time Travellers

There is no such thing as "a fairy," but rather "Faerie" is a place - a half-remembered world perhaps existing in another dimension. "Faerie" was inhabited not by faeries but by elves. These Elves were not diminutive, but tall, pale, thin and fair. They were especially noted for their grey eyes. They are unable to touch iron: suggesting that these were early time-travellers unable to come in contact with magnetic sources without "grounding out" of the earthly dimension.

Data entry tech comment:

Collector stamped a home address stamp onto the card in the place of "collector data."

Stamp reads: Mrs.W.E. Givens, Jr.

They then crossed out the Prefix and first initials [Mrs. W.E.] of the name, and wrote an indecipherable scrawl over the suffix [Jr.]. This scrawl may possibly be Rev. or Esq.

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Boggs number P400 was crossed out and P423 was substituted.

Where learned: WALES ; ABERYSTWYTH

Keyword(s): Attributes ; Dimension ; Elf ; Elves ; Faerie ; Fairy ; IRON ; Legend ; Lore ; METAL ; MYTH ; Physics ; Time-Traveler

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome

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Ethnic: Irish/Scottish Superstition

Good Luck:

No man would ever leave Irelannd or Scotland without a bit of heather and a small bag of soil. Without these life in the new wold would be bitter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN's [P880, F533, p880] crossed out and replaced with F533.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; DIVINATION ; Earth ; ETHNIC ; Heather ; Herbal ; Irish ; LUCK ; NATURE ; New World ; SCOTTISH ; Soil ; SUPERSTITION ; TRAVEL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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Fate

He who disturbs the sleeper by the wayside will be forever damned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

BN [P880] was written 3 times across the top of the card. All but one of them was crossed out.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Disturb ; FATE ; Maxim ; OMEN ; SLEEP ; Traveler ; Wayside

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

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Belief: Animal

The Hoop Snake:

It is believed that a certain snake in the Southwest, the hoop snake, can travel by rgabbing its tail in its mouth and rolling like a hoop.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Collector last name possibilities: Ston, Stan, Star, Stor, Stair, Stain, Stoin, Stoir.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; Hoop ; REGIONAL ; Serpent ; Snake ; Southwest ; SUPERSTITION ; TRAVEL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

Snake:

When a snake wishes to hurry down a hill, he grabs his tail in his mouth, and, forming a circle, rolls down.

Submitter comment:

The words Rapid Transit and Item Card are written in the top left and right hand corners (respectively) of the card. They are all crossed out.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [M247] crossed out. Reoplaced with Current Classification

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Serpent ; Snake ; SUPERSTITION ; Tail ; TRAVEL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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