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TOWER OF LONDON LEGEND

IN THE TOWER OF LONDON, ONE CAN SEE ANNE BOLYN WALK AROUND
THE TOWER PROPER ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HER BEHEADING.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): WIFE OF HENRY VIII

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

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IF THE SUN SHINES WHILE IT IS RAINING, THE DEVIL IS WHIPPING
HIS WIFE WITH A RIN PAN.

Where learned: ALABAMA, ASSUMED ; HUNTSVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): DEVIL BEATING HIS WIFE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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Ethnic: Ukraine

Ukrainian Wedding:

Toward the start of the wedding recpetion the mother of the bride removes the veil from the bride and places on her head a "wife's hat."

Today, the "wife's hat" is an ordinary woman's hat but formerly it was supposed to be a hat similar to the hat worn by frontier women. The hat is very plain and relatively ugly when compared to a veil. It is supposed to signify the hard work the wife must go through to satisfy her husband.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; Fashion ; Hat ; HUSBAND ; MARRIAGE ; WEDDING ; Wife

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Proverbial Saying

To keep your wife at home: keep her barefoot or keep her pregnant.

Submitter comment:

This saying was especially popular during World War II.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD
Informant and collector share the same surname and residence.

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; informant's home

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; MARRIAGE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Wife

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Wellerism:

"I see" said the blind man to his deaf wife.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; DEAF ; HUSBAND ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; VERSE ; Wellerism ; Wife

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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Proverb

A whistling wife and a crowing hen never come to a good end.

Submitter comment:

Learned from youth.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crowing ; FATE ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Whistle ; Wife

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Proverb

A daughter is a daughter for the rest of your life, but a son is only a son until he gets a wife.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DAUGHTER ; Inequality ; Maxim ; Parent ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Son ; VERSE ; Wife

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

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Autograph Rhyme

When you get married and your husband gets cross,

Pick up the rolling pin and say "I'm Boss!"

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Boss ; HUSBAND ; Married ; poem ; RHYME ; Rolling Pin ; Signature ; VERSE ; Wife

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN STEPS OVER HER HUSBAND DURING THE
FIRST MONTHS OF PREGNANCY, HE WILL BEAR THE LABOR PAINS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI ; Deovelente Road

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; HUSBAND ; Labor ; PAIN ; PREGNANCY ; Step ; TRANSFERENCE ; Wife

James Callow Keyword(s): COUVADE ; TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-21-1973

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PARSLEY BELIEF

A WOMAN WILL LOSE HER HUSBAND IF SHE TRANSPLANTS
PARSLEY.

Submitter comment:

HER MOTHER BELIEVED THIS, AND ATTRIBUTED THE PREMATURE
DEATHS OF SEVERAL NEIGHBORS TO THEIR WIVES TRANSPLANTING
PARSLEY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DEATH ; GARDENING ; HUSBAND ; Parsley ; SUPERSTITION ; Transplant ; Wife

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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ESKIMO BELIEF

GOOD WIFELY ESKIMOS ARE KNOWN TO CHEW THEIR HUSBAND'S BOOTS
IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM SOFT FOR THE MEN TO WEAR.
THIS IS WHY THEIR TEETH ARE CHEWED DOWN TO A BARE MINIMUM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ; Boots ; Culture ; Eskimo ; HUSBAND ; Inuit ; Leather ; Legend ; Lore ; Service ; Tanning ; TEETH ; Wife

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: Custom
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- P4387 P4387.14

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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POLISH BELIEF

GDY CHTLOP TRAWE KOSI, LADA BABA DESZCZ UPROSI.

WHEN A MAN CUTS HIS GRASS, THE WOMAN BEGS FOR RAIN.

Data entry tech comment:

Possible cross reference for spelling: Dybza, Helen

Updated by TRD

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): Grass ; HUSBAND ; Lawn ; POLISH ; PROVERB ; Rain ; RHYME ; Saying ; Wife

Subject headings: Custom
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND YOUR HUSBAND GETS CROSS,
PICK UP THE BROOM
AND SAY I'M THE BOSS.

Submitter comment:

FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1935

Data entry tech comment:

LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; AUTOGRAPH ; Boss ; BROOM ; HUSBAND ; MARRIAGE ; Positive ; RHYME: ABCB ; Wife

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.345
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533

Date learned: 00-00-1935

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IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE WHO JUST LOST THEIR
HUSBAND (DIED OR DIVORCED), YOU KNOCK ON WOOD SO
YOU WON'T LOSE YOURS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; DEATH ; Divorce ; GESTURE ; HUSBAND ; Knock ; Knocking ; LUCK ; MARRIAGE ; SUPERSTITION ; Wife ; WOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.44

Date learned: 01-25-1968

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