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IF IT RAINS ON EASTER SUNDAY, IT WILL RAIN FOR THE NEXT
SEVEN DAYS.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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REMEMBERING THE DAYS OF THE MONTHS SAY:
THIRTY DAYS HAS SEPTEMBER,
APRIL, JUNE, AND NOVEMBER;
ALL THE REST HAS (HAVE) THIRTY-ONE
EXCEPT FEBRUARY WHO COULD NOT WAIT
AND IT JUST HAS TWENTY-EIGHT.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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TO REMEMBER THE SEQUENCE OF "I" AND "E" WHEN SPELLING A WORD
SAY, "I BEFORE E ECXEPT AFTER C."

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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TO REMEMBER THE LINE NAMES OF THE MUSIC STAFF SAY, "EVERY
GOOD BOY DOES FINE."

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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THE SPACES ON THE MUSIC STAFF SPELL FACE, "F.A.C.E.".

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

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TO REMEMBER THE COLOR SPECTRUM: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN,
BLUE, INDIGO, VIOLET:: ROY G. BIV.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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CAPITOL HAS A DOME IN IT.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 11-09-1973

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TO HEAR YOU MUST USE YOUR EAR.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

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IN 1492
COLUMBUS SAILED THE OCEAN BLUE.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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TO SPELL GEOGRAPHY:
GEORGE ELLIOT'S OLD GRANDMOTHER ROAD A PIG HOME YESTERDAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 11-11-1973

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WHEN REMEMBERING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE MONTH, MAKE A FIST;
EACH KNUCKLE REPRESENTS A MONTH THAT HAS THIRTY-ONE DAYS AND
EACH SPACE BETWEEN THE KNUCKLE REPRESENTS A MONTH THAT HAS
THIRTY DAYS AND TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS (FOR FEBRUARY).

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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8 x 8 = 64
8 AND 8 FELL ON THE FLOOR,
PICKED THEM UP AND IT WAS 64.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

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TO REMEMBER THE ORDER OF THE PLANETS SAY:
"MARY'S VELVET EYES MAKE JOHN STAY UP NIGHTS PLENTY."
E E A A U A R E L
R N R R P T A P U
C U T S I U N T T
U S H T R I U O
R E N U N
Y R S E

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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IF THE TAILLIGHT OF A CAR IS BURNED OUT, SAY "OCTADIDDLE"
AND RECEIVE EIGHT KISSES.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF YOU DROP A DISHTOWEL YOU WILL BE GETTING COMPANY.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO COUNT THE CARS OF A RAILROAD TRAIN.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK IF YOU HEAR AN OWL HOOTING AT NIGHT.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO BRUSH YOUR HAIR AT NIGHT.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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WHEN ENTERING A HOUSE MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE BY THE SAME DOOR OR
YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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BAD LUCK COMES IN THREE'S. IF SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS TO YOU,
YOU CAN EXPECT TWO MORE THINGS TO HAPPEN.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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