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IN WINTER YOUR HAIR GROWS FASTER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): WINTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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MY FATHER USED TO TELL US KIDS THAT WHEN IT WAS SNOWING
OUTSIDE WE SHOULD SAY A PRAYER TO THANK GOD. HE
SAID THIS BECAUSE HE TOLD US THE ANGELS WERE HAVING A
PILLOW FIGHT. AS THE PILLOWS BROKE, FEATHERS OR SNOW,
FELL DOWN FROM THE HEAVENS.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER TOLD ME A SIMILAR STORY, EXCEPT THE ANGELS WERE
THROWING RICE AT A HEAVENLY WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): WINTER

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

Date learned: 00001940S

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

THOSE WHO LIKE TO GO SLEDDING MUST ALSO
LEARN TO LIKE TO PULL SLEDS UP HILL.

Where learned: RUSSIA ; MOSCOW

Keyword(s): WINTER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V280

Date learned: 00001905-

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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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Custom: Holiday

On February 2nd, the groundhog is said to come out of his place of hibernation to see if winter is over. If it is over, he will see his shadow, and if he does not see it, the groundhog returns for another six full weeks of winter.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

original BN [B462.642] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CUSTOM ; Groundhog ; holiday ; SEASONS ; Shadow ; Spring ; WINTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Belief: Animal

Agricultural Belief:

A Bull Frog croaks and freezes 3 times before winter.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; DEATH ; Fall ; Freeze ; FROG ; Frozen ; Rebirth ; SEASONS ; SUPERSTITION ; WINTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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In the summer of 1816 there were frosts during each of the summer months in Hyde Park Vt. and much of the surrounding area. These frosts during the summer months discouraged many of the local farmers who abandoned their farms and moved westward. During the summer of 1816 a poem was written which is often recalled by Vermonters and printed in Vermont newspapers when the summers are unusually cool. The poem discourages people from leaving the area. the poem says:

"Moses saud we are to inhabit all the world, warmer climates lead to more vices, one doesn't change wives because of a wrinkle or farms because of a cold summer.

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Motifs Added By TRD

Where learned: New York Folklore Quarterly ; Fitch Against Immigration

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Chill ; FARMING ; Frost ; HARVEST ; Hyde Park ; Language ; Moses ; poem ; Region ; SEASON ; Summer ; Summer ; Vermont ; WINTER ; Wives ; Wrinkle

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time

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Rain-Prose

If the rain drops hang from the tree limbs - cold weather is coming.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Cold ; Narrative ; PREDICTION ; Prose ; Rain ; Tree ; WEATHER ; WINTER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

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WHITE RACE BELIEF

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GWENS MOTHER BELIEVES THAT THE REASON THAT WHITE PEOPLE DO
NOT GET AS COLD AS NEGROES IS BECAUSE WHITE MOTHERS
PUT THEIR CHILDREN OUTSIDE IN WINTERTIME WITH ONLY A JACKET
PERHAPS, NEGROES HAVE COLD BLOOD BECAUSE THEIR MOTHERS KEEP
THEIR CHILDREN INSIDE DURING REALLY COLD WEATHER.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Black ; BLOOD ; CLOTHING ; Cold ; NEGRO ; RACISM ; TEMPERATURE ; Warm ; WEATHER ; White ; WINTER

James Callow Keyword(s): CLOTHING ; COLOR

Subject headings: 53O

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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Long Johns (long underwear)

Long underwear is worn the winter months under your clothes
to protect you from the cold.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLOTHING ; Cold ; Fashion ; Layers ; Warmth ; WINTER

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Lower body and legs

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