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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE LARK MAY MAKE A FALL
BUT ONE ROBIN DOES NOT MAKE A SPRING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- V800

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE SWALLOW DOESN'T MAKE A SUMMER

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): WEATHER

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001964 ( SUMMER )

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE WILL ALWAYS HAVE SQUAW WINTER, A COLD SPELL, BEFORE
HAVING INDIAN SUMMER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-01-1969

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WEATHER PROVERB

ONION'S SKIN VERY THIN
MILD WINTER COMING IN
ONION'S SKIN THICK AND TOUGH
COMING WINTER COLD AND ROUGH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): PREDICTION ; SYMBOL ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Plants

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB IN VERSE

NA SW GRZEGORZA POJDZIE ZIMI DO MORZA (POLISH)
ON THE FEAST OF ST. GREGORY THE WINTER GOES TO THE SEA.

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS POLISH TEXT
TRANSLATED BY MRS K J UNIECHOWSKI

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 12
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 25
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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PROVERB IN VERSE

PALE MOON DOTH RAIN
RED MOON DOTH BLOW
WHITE MOON DOTH NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR SYMBOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 09-07-1969

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PROVERB

PURE AS THE DRIVEN SNOW.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY ; SYMBOL ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00001964 ( SUMMER )

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GOOD WEATHER MEANS MONEY

DOWN IN FLORIDA, THE SUN SHINES EVERY DAY__ AND IF ON ANY DAY IT
DOES NOT SHINE, THE NEWSPAPER COMPANIES DISTRIBUTE COPIES FREE
OF CHARGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK ; SAINT MARYS RECTORY

Keyword(s): MONEY WEATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THE SUN SHINES ON

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 01-22-1970

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HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THAT THE SUN SHINES ON,
HAPPY IS THE CORPSE THAT THE RAIN FALLS ON.

Submitter comment: MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): DEATH ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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SHINING SUN

HAPPY THE CORPSE THE SUN SHINES ON

Submitter comment: (I MYSELF, HAVE HEARD THIS
PROVERB BEFORE BUT THE WORD
BRIDE WAS USED INSTEAD OF
CORPSE.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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THE WEATHER ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH
SHOULD REFLECT THE TYPE OF WEATHER FOR THE
FIRST 15 DAYS OF THAT MONTH.

Submitter comment: MENTIONED REPEATEDLY

Where learned: COLLECTED AT HOME

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- P010
BELIEF -- P0201
BELIEF -- P030
BELIEF -- P040
BELIEF -- P0501
BELIEF -- P060
BELIEF -- P070
BELIEF -- P080
BELIEF -- P090
BELIEF -- P100
BELIEF -- P110
BELIEF -- P120

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE LARK MAY MAKE A FALL
BUT ONE ROBIN DOES NOT MAKE A SPRING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE SWALLOW DOESNT MAKE A SUMMER

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001964 ( SUMMER )

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE WILL ALWAYS HAVE SQUAW WINTER, A COLD SPELL, BEFORE
HAVING INDIAN SUMMER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-01-1969

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WEATHER PROVERB

ONION S SKIN VERY THIN
MILD WINTER COMING IN
ONION S SKIN THICK AND TOUGH
COMING WINTER COLD AND ROUGH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB IN VERSE

NA SW GRZEGORZA POJDZIE ZIMI DO MORZA
ON THE FEAST OF ST. GREGORY THE WINTER GOES TO THE SEA.

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS POLISH TEXT
TRANSLATED BY MRS K J UNIECHOWSKI

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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SUPERSTITION

IF A NEW QUARTER OF THE MOON LIES IN THE SKY, THE MOON HOLDS WATER

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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IF BEES STAY AT HOME
RAINS WILL SOON COME.
IF THEY FLY AWAY
FINE WILL BE THE DAY.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PREDICTING WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.880

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RAIN ON EASTER SUNDAY

IF IT RAINS ON EASTER SUNDAY, IT WILL RAIN ON THE SUCCEEDING SEVEN
SUNDAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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