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BELIEF

IF YOU SIT ON THE TABLE, THE ANGELS WILL CRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TEARS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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IF IT RAINED WHEN A PERSON DIED, IT MEANT THAT THE ANGELS WERE
CRYING FOR HIM AND HE WENT TO HEAVEN.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS TOLD TO INFORMANT WHEN HE WAS 10 YEARS OLD, BY HIS
PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE FARMS

James Callow Keyword(s): TEARS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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IF IT RAINED WHEN A PERSON DIED, IT MEANT THAT THE ANGELS WERE CRYING FOR HIM AND HE WENT TO HEAVEN.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT WHEN HE WAS TEN YEARS OLD BY HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE FARMS ; informant's home ; 138 Mapleton

Keyword(s): TEARS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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CROSS ON WHICH CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED WAS SUPPOSEDLY
OF DOGWOOD. THUS THE DOGWOOD FLOWER IS SHAPED LIKE A
CRUCIFIX AS A REMINDER OF THE CRUCIFIXTION. THE TEAR
DROP IN THE CENTER OF THE FLOWER REPRESENTS A TEAR
WHICH IS SHED FOR THE DEATH OF CHRIST.

Submitter comment:

ORIGIN: UNKNOWN

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Updated 02-22-2011 by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Christ ; CRUCIFIXION ; CURSE ; DEATH ; Dogwood ; FLOWER ; Legend ; RELIGION ; Story ; Tale ; Tear ; Tree

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant

Date learned: 07-30-1964

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CROSS ON WHICH CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED WAS SUPPOSEDLY
OF DOGWOOD. THUS THE DOGWOOD FLOWER IS SHAPED LIKE A
CRUCIFIX AS A REMINDER OF THE CRUCIFIXTION. THE TEAR
DROP IN THE CENTER OF THE FLOWER REPRESENTS A TEAR
WHICH IS SHED FOR THE DEATH OF CHRIST.

Submitter comment:

ORIGIN: UNKNOWN

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 2011-02-22 by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Christ ; CURSE ; Cursed ; DEATH ; Dogwood ; FLOWER ; Legend ; RELIGION ; Story ; Tale ; Tear ; Tree

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant

Date learned: 07-30-1964

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NEVER GIV E A GOOD FRIEND PEARLS, PEARLS MEAN TEARS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; Friend ; FRIENDSHIP ; Gem ; JEWELRY ; Pearl ; SYMBOL ; TEARS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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