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AFTER THE RAIN

AFTER THE DAYS OF UNPLEASANT WEATHER AND RAIN THE LORD BRINGS FORTH
DAYS OF SUNSHINE AND CHEER AGAIN. (ETTER REGN OCHOVADER, LATER
GUDATERIGEN SOLEN SKINA.)
SWEDISH

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS OLD SWEDISH PROVERB FROM OVER SIXTY
YEARS AGO. IT REFLECTS A BASIC RELIGIOUS FAITH IN GOD.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; STURGEON LAKE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ORIGIN: SWEDISH ; RELIGIOUS ; WEATHER SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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WEATHER PROVERB

AFTER THE FEAST OF ST. DOROTHY THE SHIRT WILL DRY ON THE FENCE.
PO SWIETEJ DOROCIE, WYSECHNIE KOSZULA NA PLOCIE. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS THAT WARMER WEATHER AND SPRING WILL SOON BE HERE. THE
FEAST OF ST. DOROTHY IS FEBRUARY FOURTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 4
BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AFTER THE FEAST OF ST. MATTHEW YOU NEED AN OVERCOAT FOR A FRIEND.
NA SWIENTEGO MACIEJA TRZEBA KORZUCZKA DOBRODRZIEJA. (POLISH)

Data entry tech comment: FOR A FRIEND EQUALS AS A FRIEND.
TRANSLATION BY MRS. K.J. UNIECHOWSKI

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): COLD WEATHER ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 21
BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-00-1965

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

ANY PORT IN A STORM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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WEATHER PROVERB

ARTHRITIC PAIN, SURE TO BRING RAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Human condition and activities
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT TOO QUICK

AS SLOW AS MOLLASSES IN JANUARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; FOOD ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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CORN

CORN IS KNEE-HIGH BY THE 4TH OF JULY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; RHYME ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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SPRING CHILLS

DON'T CAST YOUR FLOUT TILL MAY IS OOT.

Submitter comment: THIS PROVERB WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT FROM HER MOTHER, MRS.
HARRIET MALLINSON IN HER HOME IN GARY, INDIANA. (CIRCA 1925) HER
MOTHER IN TURN LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER, A MRS. SCOT, AS A CHILD
IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. CK[ ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FUNCTION
FLOUT=CLOD PLANTING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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POLISH PROVERB

BIG CLOUDS--LITTLE RAIN. (TRANSLATION)
Z DUZES CHMURY--MALY DESZCZ. (POLISH)

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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PREDICTION

BIG DROPS, LITTLE RAIN.
LITTLE DROPS, BIG RAIN.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; CONTRAST ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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WEATHER PROVERB

BLUE MIST IN THE FOREST MEANS RAIN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER

James Callow comment: NOT A PROVERB

Where learned: HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): COLOR ; COSMOS ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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BUBBLES ON THE WATER MEANS RAIN FOR THREE DAYS.

Submitter comment: HIS FATHER TOLD THIS TO HIM.

James Callow comment: NOT A PROVERB

Where learned: YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): NUMBERS ; SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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A BROOM

BUY A BROOM IN MAY,
AND SWEEP THE FAMILY AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): CLEANLINESS ; IRONY (EXCEEDING CLEANLINESS CREATES ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-01-1968

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WEATHER SAYINGS

CLEAR MOON,
FROST SOON.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): RHYME ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 09-07-1969

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WEATHER RHYME

EVENING RED AND MORNING GRAY
WILL SPEED THE TRAVELER ON HIS WAY;
EVENING GRAY AND MORNING RED
WILL BRING THE RAIN UPON HIS HEAD.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C462
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 09-07-1969

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EVENING RED AND MORNING GREY

EVENING RED AND MORNING GREY ARE TOKENS FOR A BONNY DAY.
EVENING GREY AND MORNING RED THERE WILL BE RAIN UPON YOUR HEAD.

Keyword(s): COLOR ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; RHYME ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C462
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

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PROVERB

EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER BUT NOBODY DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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