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MOVEMENT OF EARTH BELIEF

THE GROUND MOVES AS THE EARTH TURNS; IF YOU PUT SOMETHING ON THE GROUND IT WILL MOVE.

Where learned: told at work

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P47O
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 11-05-1971

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SILVER BELIEF

IF YOU BURY SILVER IT TURNS WITH THE EARTH AND WILL
MOVE TO A DIFFERENT PLACE.

Where learned: told at work

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Planet
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- P47O
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS CUSTOMS IN SCOTLAND

THERE IS MUCH REVELRY IN SCOTLAND AT HOGMANY (NEW YEAR) AND LITTLE
FESTIVITY AT CHRISTMAS. THE ORIGINS OF THIS PRACTICE ARE NOT AS
HEATHENISH AS THEY MIGHT FIRST APPEAR. SCOTLAND WAS ONE OF THE
FORTIFICATIONS OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION AND THE REFORMERS WERE
APPALLED AT THE CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE THAT PERVADED THE CELEBRATION OF
CHRISTMAS. AS A RESULT, THE FESTIVITIES WERE PUSHED AHEAD ONE WEEK
AND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATED WITH MORE SOLEMNITY. UP UNTIL THE END OF
WORLD WAR 2 IT WAS UNUSUAL FOR WORKING MEN TO GET A DAY OFF FOR CHRISTMAS.
INSTEAD, SEVERAL DAYS HOLIDAY WERE GIVEN AT NEW YEAR'S.

Where learned: AT WORK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122

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FEVER

WRAP GARLIC AROUND PARTS OF YOUR BODY (WAIST, ARMS, LEGS) TO DRAW OUT
FEVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WHILE DRINKING AT WORK

Keyword(s): TRANSFERENCE

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

Date learned: 11-05-1971

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POLISH EASTER MONDAY CUSTOM

EVERYONE GIVES FOOD TO EVERYONE ELSE FOR FERTILITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION BUILDING ; told at work

Keyword(s): EASTER GIFTS ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Monday Dyngus

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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Polish Wedding Custom - Song

At the end of the reception, everyone sings:

Twelve angels carrying
God's blessing from above
Twelve angels carrying
Twelve angels carrying
God's blessing from above.

This is the refrain. After all the verses, the last one is:

My dearest mother
I'm leaving you today
To live with my man
To live with my man
On this my wedding day.

 

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION ; told at work

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

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