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BE NOT FALSE, UNKIND OR CRUEL;
BANISH EVIL WORDS OR STRIFE;
THUS SHALL EACH DAY BE A JEWEL,
STRUNG UPON THE THREAD OF LIFE.
(SIGNED) REV. URBAN AULBACH

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Exhortatory or homiletic, "to be a good girl"

Date learned: 08-09-1960

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ALWAYS PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW
WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY.
(SIGNED) LOU MASTER

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune
Z210

Date learned: 08-09-1960

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VERSE AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'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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BELIEF

IF TWO PEOPLE WALK AROUND A LIVING OBJECT SUCH AS A TREE, THEIR
FRIENDSHIP WILL BREAK UP.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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BELIEF

IF YOU WASH YOUR CAR IT WILL RAIN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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FOLK BELIEF

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES YOU WILL GET COMPANY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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FOLK BELIEF

DON'T LOOK AT A FULL CUP OF COFFEE WHILE YOU ARE CARRYING IT AND IT
WILL NOT SPILL.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Brew of leaf, bark, root
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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FOLK BELIEF

IF YOU COME IN THE FRONT DOOR AND LEAVE BY THE BACK DOOR YOU ARE
APT TO BRING COMPANY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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FOLK BELIEF

IF YOU COME IN THE FRONT DOOR OF A HOUSE AND LEAVE BY THE BACK DOOR
THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE WILL GET COMPANY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS PRETTY MUCH PRACTICED IN THE INFORMANT'S HOUSE, EVEN NOW.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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WHY DOES A BLOW LEAVE A BLUE MARK WHEN IT'S OVER?
BECAUSE THE PAST OF BLOW IS BLEW.

WHAT KIND OF HEN LAYS THE LONGEST.
A DEAD ONE.

WHEN HAS A FARMER THE BEST CHANCE TO SEE HIS PIGS?
WHEN HE HAS A STY IN HIS EYE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHEN IS ONION SOUP SURE TO RUN OUT OF THE SOUP
PLATE?
WHEN THERE'S A LEAK IN THEM. (LEEK)

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Keyword(s): PUN ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHY IS "O" THE NOISIEST VOWEL?
ALL THE OTHER VOWELS ARE INAUDIBLE. (AU CIRCLED)

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHAT DOES A GIRL LOOK FOR THAT SHE DOWN'T WANT TO
FIND?
A RUN IN HER STOCKING.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHAT RELATION IS THE DOORMAT TO THE DOOR STEP?
STEP FATHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHAT WILL BE YESTERDAY AND WAS TOMORROW?
TODAY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHAT GETS BIGGER THE MORE YOU CONTRACT IT?
DEBTS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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TAKE TWO LETTERS FROM A FIVE LETTER WORD AND
HAVE ONE LEFT.
TAKE S AND T FROM STONE AND HAVE ONE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

TO GIVE SOMEONE THE "WILLIES."

Submitter comment: THE MEANING IS TO MAKE SOMEONE UNEASY. INFORMANT DOES NOT
KNOW THE ORIGIN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS DEAD AS CASEY'S BALLS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 07-05-1970

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO SING IN BED.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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