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Remedy: Animal

Whoever carries the right eye of a wolf fastened inside his right sleeve, remains free from all injury.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by T.R. Davidson

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; ANIMAL ; CLOTHING ; PREVENTION ; REMEDY ; Wolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Remedy - Animal

Whoever carries the right eye of a wolf fastened inside his right sleeve, remains free from all injury.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; AMULET ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; CURE ; Injury ; MEDICAL ; PREVENTION ; talisman

James Callow Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; REMEDY

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FEVER

TIE ONIONS ON THE WRIST TO TAKE DOWN THE FEVER.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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STORY OF ST. SEVERA

ABOUT THE WAX FIGURE OF THE LITTLE GIRL IN THE MAIN
CHURCH--IT IS A FIGURE OF ST. SEVERA, MARTYRED IN ROME
IN THE YEAR 269. HER TOMB WAS DISCOVERED IN 1730 IN A
VERY OLD CEMETERY ON THE VIA SALARIA. THE INSCRIPTION
ON HER TOMB DID NOT GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT
WAS ENOUGH TO BE THAT OF AN AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN
MARTYR. HER BONES WERE GATHERED IN A LITTLE BOX,
BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY, AND PRESENTED TO NOTRE DAME
IN 1867 BY BISHOP HAILANDIERE OF VINCENNES. NOTHING
IS KNOWN OF HER LIFE OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT SHE
WAS PUT TO DEATH FOR HER FAITH. THE BOX CONTAINING HER
BONES AND ASHES WAS PLACED AT THE HEAD OF THE WAX
FIGURE WHICH LIES UNDER THE GLASS INCLOSED ALTAR OF
THE RELICS IN ONE OF THE SIDE CHAPELS OF SACRED
HEART CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN AT U.N.D.

THE GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN UNDER THE SIDE ALTAR AT
NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY WAS AN INDIAN MAIDEN. SHE WAS
THE DAUGHTER OF A CHIEF, AND SHE WAS CONVERTED BY
ONE OF THE EARLY MISSIONARIES--ONE OF THE EARLY C.S.C.
FATHERS. HER DAD, THE CHIEF, HEARD ABOUT IT AND SLIT
HER THROAT RIGHT AFTER SHE RECEIVED HER FIRST
COMMUNION. SHE IS AN INDIAN--YOU CAN TELL FROM LOOKING
AT HER. SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE IN HER COMMUNION DRESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-25-1968

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GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN AT N.D.U.

INCLOSED IN A GLASS COFFIN UNDER ONE OF THE ALTARS AT
SACRED HEART CHURCH ON THE CAMPUS OF NOTRE DAME
UNIVERSITY, NOTRE DAME, INDIANA, IS THE BODY OF A
GIRL ABOUT TWELVE YEARS OF AGE. SHE IS CLOTHED IN
WHITE AND HAS A NOTICEABLE MARK ON HER THROAT.
SHE WAS A GIRL WHO BECAME A CATHOLIC AGAINST HER
FATHER'S WISHES, AND TOOK INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRST
COMMUNION UNBEKNOWNST TO HIM. ON THE DAY SHE
RECEIVED HER FIRST COMMUNION, HER FATHER RAN INTO
THE CHURCH AND, AS SHE TURNED FROM THE RAIL AFTER
RECEIVING COMMUNION, HE STABBED HER IN THE THROAT
AND SHE DIED IMMEDIATELY.
THAT IS WHY SHE HAS THE MARK ON HER THROAT, AND WHY
SHE IS CLOTHED IN HER FIRST COMMUNION OUTFIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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IF TWO FRIENDS EXCHANGE THEIR BLOOD THROUGH A SMALL CUT ON
EACH OF THEIR FINGERS, THEY WILL BE FRIENDS THROUGHOUT
THEIR ENTIRE LIFETIME; THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES BLOOD
BROTHERS.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS CHARM FROM A FRIEND WHEN I WAS ABOUT NINE

Where learned: INDIANA ; BEDFORD

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 06-12-1972

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COUNT THE APPEARANCES OF ONE HUNDRED RED CONVERTIBLES.
UPON THE COMPLETION OF THIS TASK, AN UNMARRIED GIRL'S
FUTURE HUSBAND WILL APPEAR AS THE VERY FIRST MAN SHE
MEETS.

Submitter comment: WHEN I WAS THIRTEEN, I LEARNED THIS CHARM FROM A FRIEND

Where learned: INDIANA ; BEDFORD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future spouse P862.6

Date learned: 06-09-1972

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STORY OF ST. SEVERA

ABOUT THE WAX FIGURE OF THE LITTLE GIRL IN THE MAIN
CHURCH--IT IS A FIGURE OF ST. SEVERA, MARTYRED IN ROME
IN THE YEAR 269. HER TOMB WAS DISCOVERED IN 1730 IN A
VERY OLD CEMETERY ON THE VIA SALARIA. THE INSCRIPTION
ON HER TOMB DID NOT GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT
WAS ENOUGH TO BE THAT OF AN AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN
MARTYR. HER BONES WERE GATHERED IN A LITTLE BOX,
BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY, AND PRESENTED TO NOTRE DAME
IN 1867 BY BISHOP HAILANDIERE OF VINCENNES. NOTHING
IS KNOWN OF HER LIFE OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT SHE
WAS PUT TO DEATH FOR HER FAITH. THE BOX CONTAINING HER
BONES AND ASHES WAS PLACED AT THE HEAD OF THE WAX
FIGURE WHICH LIES UNDER THE GLASS INCLOSED ALTAR OF
THE RELICS IN ONE OF THE SIDE CHAPELS OF SACRED
HEART CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN AT U.N.D.

THE GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN UNDER THE SIDE ALTAR AT
NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY WAS AN INDIAN MAIDEN. SHE WAS
THE DAUGHTER OF A CHIEF, AND SHE WAS CONVERTED BY
ONE OF THE EARLY MISSIONARIES--ONE OF THE EARLY C.S.C.
FATHERS. HER DAD, THE CHIEF, HEARD ABOUT IT AND SLIT
HER THROAT RIGHT AFTER SHE RECEIVED HER FIRST
COMMUNION. SHE IS AN INDIAN--YOU CAN TELL FROM LOOKING
AT HER. SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE IN HER COMMUNION DRESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-25-1968

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GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN AT N.D.U.

INCLOSED IN A GLASS COFFIN UNDER ONE OF THE ALTARS AT
SACRED HEART CHURCH ON THE CAMPUS OF NOTRE DAME
UNIVERSITY, NOTRE DAME, INDIANA, IS THE BODY OF A
GIRL ABOUT TWELVE YEARS OF AGE. SHE IS CLOTHED IN
WHITE AND HAS A NOTICEABLE MARK ON HER THROAT.
SHE WAS A GIRL WHO BECAME A CATHOLIC AGAINST HER
FATHER'S WISHES, AND TOOK INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRST
COMMUNION UNBEKNOWNST TO HIM. ON THE DAY SHE
RECEIVED HER FIRST COMMUNION, HER FATHER RAN INTO
THE CHURCH AND, AS SHE TURNED FROM THE RAIL AFTER
RECEIVING COMMUNION, HE STABBED HER IN THE THROAT
AND SHE DIED IMMEDIATELY.
THAT IS WHY SHE HAS THE MARK ON HER THROAT, AND WHY
SHE IS CLOTHED IN HER FIRST COMMUNION OUTFIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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PLANT REMEDY

A TEA MADE OF THE ACORNS OF THE WHITE OAK IS GOOD FOR WEAK LIMBS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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BLASON POPULAIRE

HE WHO RIDES SLOWLY GETS AS FAR, ONLY IT TAKES A LITTLE LONGER.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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REMEDY - PLANT

TO CURE PILES, CARRY HORSECHESTNUTS IN YOUR POCKET.

Submitter comment: (LEARNED FROM YOUTH.)

Where learned: INDIANA ; South Bend

Keyword(s): HEMORRHOIDS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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BELLING

IT IS A CUSTOM IN PLYMOUTH, INDIANA TO INTRUDE ON A
NEWLYWED COUPLE AND MAKE THEM TREAT YOU TO AN ICE
CREAM AT SCHLOSSER'S PARLOR. YOU BRING ALL YOUR
FRIENDS WITH YOU AND (ILLEGIBLE WORD) QUITE LOUDLY
WITH WHISTLES AND HORNS UNTIL THEY LET YOU IN.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST
ENJOYABLE THINGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; INDIANA ; PLYMOUTH

Keyword(s): SHIVAREE CHIVAREE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage F545.1341

Date learned: 10-10-1971

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VERSE AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; HUMOROUS ALLUSION TO LOVE (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

REMEMBER THE PIGEON,/ REMEMBER THE DOVE,/ REMEMBER THE NIGHT/ WE FELL
IN LOVE. ROSEMARY MOSTER

Submitter comment: RECOPIED FROM AN OLDER AUTOGRAPH BOOK DATING AROUND 1850. THE
SELECTIONS FROM THE OLDER BOOK WERE COLLECTED IN INDIANA.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION ; LOVE BIRDS REPETITION ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
A MONKEY LIKE YOU, BELONGS IN A ZOO.
(SIGNED) LINDA RAUCH

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 08-09-1960

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LONG MAY YOU LIVE,
HAPPY MAY YOU BE,
WHEN YOU GET MARRIED,
COME AND SEE ME.
(SIGNED) NANCY METZ

Submitter comment: RECOPIED FROM AN OLDER AUTOGRAPH BOOK DATING AROUND
1850. THE SELECTIONS FROM THE OLDER BOOK WERE ALSO
COLLECTED IN INDIANA.

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 08-09-1960

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I LOVE YOU LITTLE,
I LOVE YOU BIG
I LOVE YOU LIKE
A LITTLE PIG.
(SIGNED) BUD MOSTER

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 08-09-1960

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I HAVE LOOKED THESE PAGES O'ER
TO SEE WHAT OTHERS WROTE BEFORE
AND IN THIS LONELY SPOT
I'LL WRITE--FORGET ME NOT
(SIGNED) ETHEL METZ

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE APPEARS ON THE LAST PAGE OF MY AUTOGRAPH
BOOK.
RECOPIED FROM AN OLDER AUTOGRAPH BOOK DATING AROUND 1850. THE
SELECTIONS FROM THE OLDER BOOK WERE ALSO COLLECTED IN
INDIANA.

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

Date learned: 08-09-1960

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