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INCEST

THIS JOKE I HEARD AT SUNDAY SCHOOL. IT'S ABOUT INCEST. IT'S
OK IF IT'S KEPT IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
BELIEF -- Marriage

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A CUSTOM IN THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY:
AFTER A FUNERAL ON THE WAY TO THE CEMETARY YOU ALWAYS PASS
BY THE DECEASED'S HOME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-20-1977

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TO STOP BLEEDING, PUT SPIDER WEBS ACROSS THE WOUND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-12-1977

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TO STOP A COUGH, MIX EQUAL PARTS RYE WHISKEY AND HARD
PACKED BROWN SUGAR. WHEN ALL THE SUGAR IS DISSOLVED, THIS
MAKES A GOOD COUGH SYRUP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-20-1977

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TO CURE HICCUPS, HOLD YOUR BREATH AND TAKE TEN SMALL SIPS
OF WATER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: 686 First / Once / One / Newness
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-20-1977

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TO CURE A NOSEBLEED, LIE DOWN AND PUT A DIME ON YOUR HEART.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-20-1977

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NEVER WEAR BLACK OR WHITE TO A WEDDING, IT IS BAD LUCK FOR
THE BRIDE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Ceremony
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 10-20-1977

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THERE IS ONE STORY TOLD ABOUT THE BELL WITCH CAVE. ABOUT
FORTY YEARS AGO, A DOCTOR SENT ONE OF HIS PATIENTS TO THE
CAVE. SHE WAS TO STAND AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CAVE TO CURE
HER OF HER COMPLAINTS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Formation
BELIEF -- Curer
BELIEF -- Remedy

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WEREWOLF

THERE ARE TWO DIRT ROADS WHICH INTERSECT
JUST OFF OF HIGHWAY 49, ABOUT FIVE MILES
SOUTH WEST OF SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE,
WHICH IS CALLED WEREWOLF JUNCTION. SEVERAL
TIMES FAMILIES WHO LIVE AND FARM IN THIS
AREA HAVE SAID THAT THEY HAVE HEARD STRANGE
NOISES AROUND THIS PARTICULAR AREA. THEY
HAVE BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO A BELLOWING COW
OR PEACOCK, BUT THIS HASN'T BEEN VERIFIED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 07-12-1968

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ANN: ABOUT PUTTING A SPELL ON PEOPLE?
THE FIRST TIME I WAS MARRIED, I FELT LIKE
SOMETHING UNDER MY SKIN CRAWLING. I'D HEAR
BELLS AND TRAINS AND AROARING IN MY HEAD.
I'D PULL THE CURTAINS DOWN AND I'D WAKE
UP AND NOT KNOW WHAT I'D DONE. THEN WHEN
I'D COME TO SPRINGFIELD FROM PORT ROYAL
I'D FEEL BETTER.
ANN: YOU WERE LIVING IN PORT ROYAL THEN?
LOUISE: YES, DADDY TOOK ME TO THE DOCTOR
AND HE GAVE ME SOME OIL, SOME CASTOR OIL,
EVERY THIRTY MINUTES. SO I DID TAKE HIT.
ANN: THEN YOU WENT BACK TO PORT ROYAL AND THE
GIRL--WHAT HAPPENED?
LOUISE: I KNEW SHE WAS RUNNING AROUND WITH
MY HUSBAND, SO I WAS RUNNING AROUND TOO.
THE GIRL, SHE WAS PREGNANT AND SHE DIED
CAUSE SHE TRIED TO DESTROY THE BABY AND I GOT
ALL RIGHT.
ANN: WHO PUT THE SPELL ON YOU?
LOUISE: MAYBE THE GIRL OR SOMEONE ELSE. BUT
I KNOW AFTER SHE DIED I GOT ALL RIGHT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 07-17-1968

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IT HAS BEEN TOLD MY GRANDMOTHER THAT ANDREW
JACKSON ONCE SLEPT IN THE HOUSE IN WHICH
MY FAMILY IS LIVING AT 300 5TH AVE., W.,
SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 08-07-1968

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RELIGIOUS JOKE

ANN: TELL ME THE ONE ABOUT THE JUDGE.
BRUCE: THREE CLERGY WERE TAKEN BEFORE THE
JUDGE ON CHARGES OF GAMBLING. THE FIRST,
A PRIEST, WAS ASKED BY THE JUDGE IF HE'D
BEEN GAMBLING. "NO, I WASN'T"
AS HE WALKED AWAY FROM THE BENCH, "FORGIVE
ME FATHER FOR THIS SMALL FIB." THE SECOND,
A PROTESTANT MINISTER, WAS ASKED BY THE JUDGE
IF HE HAD BEEN GAMBLING. "NO, I WASN'T,"
ANSWERED THE MINISTER. THEN HE SAID QUIETLY
AS HE WALKED AWAY FROM THE BENCH, "FORGIVE
ME FATHER FOR THIS SMALL FIB." THE THIRD ONE,
THE RABBI, WAS ASKED IF HE'D BEEN GAMBLING.
HIS REPLY WAS SIMPLY, "WHO WITH?"

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

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JEWISH JOKE

ANN: GIVE ME ANOTHER ONE?
BRUCE: A JEWISH LADY GOES INTO A MEAT MARKET.
"I'D LIKE SOME CORNED BEEF."
THE BUTCHER TOOK A LARGE BEEF FROM THE COUNTER
AND STARTED SLICING IT.
"IS THAT ENOUGH?" HE SAID. "KEEP SLICING,"
SHE SAID. AFTER HAVING SLICED ALMOST HALF
OF THE LARGE CORNED BEEF, HE ASKED AGAIN IF
THAT WAS ENOUGH. "KEEP SLICING," SHE SAID.
FINALLY SHE ASKED THE BUTCHER TO STOP
SLICING. AND SAID, "I'LL TAKE
THE THREE CENTER SLICES."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
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I WAS TOLD THAT MY FRESHMAN COLLEGE ENGLISH
TEACHER, MISS HELTON, AT GULF PARK JR. COLLEGE
IN GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI, WAS READING A POEM
IN CLASS ONE (DAY) AND THAT SHE GOT SO
ENTRANCED BY THE POEM THAT SHE WALKED OUT
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CLASS PERIOD WITHOUT
SAYING A WORD--IN A DAZE. SHE WALKED ACROSS
THE CAMPUS TO A PIER WHICH EXTENDS OUT INTO
THE GULF AND WALKED TO THE END OF THE PIER
AND SAT DOWN. SHE SAT AND MEDITATED THERE
UNTIL THE CLASS WAS OVER.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): RAPTURE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 08-07-1968

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LIGHTNING WILL NEVER STRIKE TWICE IN THE SAME PLACE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-12-1968

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SPEAKING OF RAIN, SIM TOLD ME THAT A LOT OF THE OLDTIMERS SAY
TO WATCH THE FOG IN THE MORNING. IF THE FOG IS UP IN THE
MORNING, IT'LL RAIN AND IF IT DOESN'T, IT WON'T.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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ANOTHER ONE SIM TOLD ME, THUNDER BEFORE NOON MEANS IT'S LIKELY
TO RAIN THAT DAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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IF THERE IS A RING AROUND THE MOON, IT WILL RAIN WITHIN THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-12-1968

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ANN: ABOUT YOUR HAND?
LOUISE: O YES, WHEN ITCHES AND KINDA BURNS LIKE, KINDA
QUIVERS, YOU GONNA GET SOME MONEY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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