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PROVERB: THE LAZY AT THEIR BEST

WHEN THE SUN NEARS ITS WESTERN HORIZON IS WHEN THE LAZY ARE AT
THEIR BEST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS AS A VERY OLD SWEDISH PROVERB ABOUT LAZY
MEN.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; ROUTE 1 ; STURGEON LAKE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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FRITHIOF

FRITHIOF OF THE SAGA IS A WELL KNOWN LEGENDARY HERO OF MEDIEVAL
TIMES TO MANY SWEDISH PEOPLE. HE IS DESCRIBED AS A BRAVE AND
HANDSOME MAN; MANY LEGENDS AND VERSES ARE ATTRIBUTED TO HIM.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS HER FATHER MENTIONING THE EXPLOITS OF THE
SWEDISH NATIONAL HERO.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; ROUTE 1 ; STURGEON LAKE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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PROVERB: THINKING

WHEN YOU THINK, THINK RIGHT.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER REMEMBERS BEING TOLD THIS PROVERB BY HIS FATHER
MORE THAN SIXTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. IT WAS ONE OF HIS FAVORITES.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; ROUTE 1 ; STURGEON LAKE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-05-1970

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PROVERB

RED SKY TONIGHT, SAILOR'S DELIGHT.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

STILL WATER RUNS DEEP.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

IT'S A LONG ROAD THAT HAS NO TURNING.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB: MARRIAGE

MARRY IN RED, YOU'LL WISH YOU WERE DEAD.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

THAT WOULD MAKE A PREACHER CUSS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

YOU'D WORRY THE TAIL OFF OF A BRASS MONKEY.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

RUNNING AROUND LIKE A CHICKEN WITH ITS HEAD CUT OFF.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

MARRIAGE IS MORE THAN FOUR BARE LEGS IN THE BED.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

SHE'S AS PRETTY AS A SPECKLED PUP.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

PRETTY IS AS PRETTY DOES.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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HATE

THE MOST EXPENSIVE INDULGENCE IS HATE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS WRITTEN IN A LETTER TO ME NOT LONG AGO BY MY GRANDFATHER.

Where learned: HOME ; MINNESOTA ; ROUTE 1 ; STURGEON LAKE ; WRITTEN IN A LETTER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-05-1970

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JULAFTON FOODS

SOME OF THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS EVE FOODS AMONG THE MINNESOTA
SWEDES INCLUDED LUTFISK (BRINE FISH), SWEDISH POTATO SAUSAGE,
POTATIS KORV, SYLTA, FRUIT BREAD, JULKAKA (MEAT), COOKIES, AND
ROSETTES (FRIED BATTER).

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS HER MOTHER AND RELATIVES PREPARING THE
JULAFTON FEAST WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; ROUTE 1 ; STURGEON LAKE

Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; Swedish ; tradition

Subject headings: 122 Christmas

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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WEAKNESS

THE THREE MICROBES OF WEAKNESS: REGRET, WORRY AND FEAR.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER FIRMLY BELIEVES IN NOT REGRETTING WHAT
IS ALREADY PAST.

Where learned: HOME ; MINNESOTA ; ROUTE 1 ; STURGEON LAKE ; WRITTEN IN A LETTER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-05-1970

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THIS DAY WE FASHION DESTINY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF MY GRANDFATHER'S FAVORITE PROVERBS, AND
REFLECTS HIS BASIC PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE.

Where learned: HOME ; MINNESOTA ; ROUTE 1 ; STURGEON LAKE ; WRITTEN IN A LETTER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-05-1970

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PROVERB

MAD AS AN OLD WET HEN.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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PROVERB

BEAUTY IS JUST SKIN DEEP.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; ROUTE 1 ; FULTON

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

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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LIFE

THE GREATEST PUZZLE IS LIFE ITSELF.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER IS FOND OF PHILOSOPHISING ON LIFE AND ITS MEANINGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROUTE 1 ; STURGEON LAKE ; LETTER TO INFORMANTS HOME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-05-1970

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