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MY ALBUM IS A GARDEN PLOT
WHERE ALL MY FRIENDS MAY SOW.
WHERE THORNS AND THISTLES FLOURISH NOT
AND FLOWERS ALONE MAY GROW
WITH SMILES FOR SUNSHINE, TEARS FOR SHOWERS,
I'LL WATER, WATCH, AND GUARD THESE FLOWERS.
(SIGNED) MAY V. DUGAN

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00-00-1883

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LEGEND OF BEAR ISLAND

THERE IS AN INDIAN LEGEND THAT TELLS HOW THE FAMOUS MICHIGAN BEAR
ISLAND WAS MADE. IT WAS SAID THAT A MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS
WERE ATTEMPTING TO SWIM ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN, BUT THEY EACH WERE
OVERCOME BY EXHAUSTION BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN SWIM 5 TO 6 MILES.
THEIR BODIES NOW FORM THE BIG BEAR ISLAND AND THE TWO SMALL BEAR
ISLANDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; SLEEPING BEAR SAND DUNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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LEGEND OF HOW BATTLE CREEK GOT ITS NAME

THERE WAS TWO SURVEYORS FROM DETROIT IN THE EARLY 1800'S WHO WERE
DOING THEIR WORK NEAR WHAT IS NOW THE BATTLE CREEK AND KALAMAZOO
RIVERS. AN INDIAN CAME UP TO THEIR CAMP AND ASKED FOR FOOD. SUB-
SEQUENTLY SOMEHOW A FIGHT WAS STARTED BETWEEN THESE MEN. AND
THUS, BATTLE CREEK GOT ITS NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
Food Drink -- Food

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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POLA CHINKAS

PANCAKE:
1/2C. SIFTED FLOUR
1/2 TSP. SALT
1 TBS. SUGAR
2 EGGS (WELL BEATEN)
2/3C. MILK
1 TBS, BUTTER MELTED

COTTAGE CHEESE FILLING:
COMBINE:
1C. (1/2 LB.) COTTAGE CHEESE
1 TSP. SUGAR
1/4 TSP. CINNAMON (OPTIONAL)
BLEND WELL.
SIFT FLOUR ONCE, MEASURE, ADD SALT AND SUGAR; SIFT AGAIN.
COMBINE EGGS, MILK, BUTTER AND ADD TO FLOUR MIXTURE, BLENDING
UNTIL SMOOTH. POUR A SPOONFUL OF BATTER ON HOT, LIGHTLY GREASED
GRIDDLE FOR EACH 4 INCH PANCAKE. MAKE THEM AS THIN AS POSSIBLE.
PLACE COTTAGE CHEESE FILLED (OR ONE CAN SUBSTITUTE JAM, JELLY,
OR APPLE BUTTER FILLING) IN PANCAKE AND FORM A ROLL AND BAKE
AT 375 UNTIL BROWN AND BUBBLY. THE BEST RESULTS ARE WHEN BUTTER
IS PLACED ON TOP OF EACH ROLL.

Submitter comment: SERVE HOT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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EINSTEIN AND THE RAIN LEGEND

EINSTEIN WAS THE GREATEST SCIENTIST THAT EVER LIVED,
BUT HE DID NOT HAVE THE HORSE SENSE TO COME IN OUT OF THE
RAIN. HE WAS THE GREATEST MATHEMATICIAN EVER, BUT FLUNKED
ARITHMETIC IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED BY THE KEY PUNCHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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IT IS A CUSTOM TO DRINK CHAMPAGNE ON ONE'S
WEDDING NIGHT WITH HIS (OR HER) NEW PARTNER
IN PRIVATE SECLUSION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage First night, honeymoon, and day after wedding

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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JUMP ROPE RHYMES

NOT LAST NIGHT BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE, 24 ROBBERS CAME KNOCKING
AT MY DOOR. AS I RAN OUT, THEY RAN IN; THIS IS WHAT THEY BEGAN TO
SING: SPANISH DANCERS DO THE SPLITS, SPANISH DANCERS GIVE A HIGH
KICK, SPANISH DANCERS DO THE KANGAROO, SPANISH DANCERS,
THAT'S ENOUGH FOR YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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DOWN IN THE VALLEY WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS, THERE SAT MARSHA AS
SWEET AS A ROSE./ ALONG CAME GREEG AND KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK./ HOW
MANY KISSES DID SHE GET?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750 .560

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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FLOATING NUN LEGEND

IN EARLIER TIMES, IN THE SACRED HEART ORDER FOR NUNS,
WHEN THE STRICTNESS WAS MUCH GREATER THAN NOW, THERE
WAS ONE PARTICULAR NUN AMONG THIS GROUP WHO BECAME A
HAUNTING FIGURE TO ALL OF THAT ORDER'S CONVENTS AND
SCHOOLS. SHE WAS SAID TO HAVE LOOKED IN A MIRROR
(A PROFANE ACT) WHICH WAS A PROHIBITED ACT. BECAUSE
OF HER VANITY SHE WAS CURSED, AND WHEN SHE DIED, SHE
WAS CONDEMNED TO ROAM THE HALLS OF THE SACRED HEART
INSTITUTIONS. TO THIS DAY, SHE IS SEEN OFTEN,
ALTHOUGH THERE IS SPECULATION THAT AT SOME OF THE ALL-
GIRLS SCHOOLS, SOPHOMORES IMPERSONATE THIS WELL
KNOWN GHOST FIGURE IN HOPES OF SCARING THE NEW
FRESHMEN LATE AFTER ALL ARE ASLEEP.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

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LEGEND OF THE BANK INSPECTOR

IN THE OLD DAYS, BANKS USED TO KEEP GOLD IN THEIR SAFES
WHICH WOULD BACK UP THE PAPER MONEY THAT THEY ISSUE OUT.
A BANK INSPECTOR HAD TO TRAVEL FROM BANK TO BANK TO
MAKE SURE THAT THESE BANKS WERE KEEPING TO THIS LAW, AND
NOT ISSUING MONEY THAT COULD NOT BE BACKED. THIS ONE
PARTICULAR BANK INSPECTOR HAD A ROUTE FROM KALAMAZOO
{MICHIGAN} TO MT. CLEMENS, MICHIGAN. HE WAS ON HIS
WAY TO BATTLE CREEK {MICHIGAN} WHEN HE NOTICED A
COACH THAT WAS MOVING FASTER THAN HE HAD EVER SEEN,
PASS HIM AND TRAVEL AHEAD OF HIM. WHEN HE ARRIVED IN
BATTLE CREEK, WHY THERE IT WAS! HE WENT INTO THE BANK
AND CHECKED THE MONEY OF GOLD. HE NOTED THAT IT WAS IN
THE SAME TYPE OF CHEST THAT THE ONE IN KALAMAZOO HAD.
BUT HE THOUGHT THEY MUST HAVE BOUGHT THIS FINE CHEST
FROM THE SAME COMPANY, SINCE THE TWO TOWNS ARE FAIRLY
CLOSE. THEN OFF TO MARSHALL {MICHIGAN} HE WENT. BUT THE
SAME COACH WAS RACING PAST HIM THAT HE HAD SEEN BEFORE.
HE THOUGHT THAT THIS GUY MUST BE CRAZY. WHEN HE GOT
TO MARSHALL, THERE WAS THAT CRAZY MAN'S COACH. DO YOU
KNOW THAT THE CHEST OF GOLD WAS VERY SIMILAR, IF NOT
THE SAME HERE, TOO? WELL, THIS WENT ON AGAIN, AND
AGAIN, UNTIL HE FINALLY GOT SUSPICIOUS. AT MT. CLEMENS
HE HELD UP THAT STRANGE COACH AND SENT AN ENVOY BACK
TO DETROIT TO RE-CHECK THE BANK THERE, AND SURE ENOUGH!
THERE WAS NO GOLD BACK-UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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LEGEND OF BEAR ISLAND

THERE IS AN INDIAN LEGEND THAT TELLS HOW THE FAMOUS MICHIGAN BEAR
ISLAND WAS MADE. IT WAS SAID THAT A MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS
WERE ATTEMPTING TO SWIM ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN, BUT THEY EACH WERE
OVERCOME BY EXHAUSTION BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN SWIM 5 TO 6 MILES.
THEIR BODIES NOW FORM THE BIG BEAR ISLAND AND THE TWO SMALL BEAR
ISLANDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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LEGEND OF HOW BATTLE CREEK GOT ITS NAME

THERE WAS TWO SURVEYORS FROM DETROIT IN THE EARLY 1800'S WHO WERE
DOING THEIR WORK NEAR WHAT IS NOW THE BATTLE CREEK AND KALAMAZOO
RIVERS. AN INDIAN CAME UP TO THEIR CAMP AND ASKED FOR FOOD. SUB-
SEQUENTLY SOMEHOW A FIGHT WAS STARTED BETWEEN THESE MEN. AND
THUS, BATTLE CREEK GOT ITS NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
Food Drink -- Food

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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FLOATING NUN LEGEND

IN EARLIER TIMES, IN THE SACRED HEART ORDER FOR NUNS,
WHEN THE STRICTNESS WAS MUCH GREATER THAN NOW, THERE
WAS ONE PARTICULAR NUN AMONG THIS GROUP WHO BECAME A
HAUNTING FIGURE TO ALL OF THAT ORDER'S CONVENTS AND
SCHOOLS. SHE WAS SAID TO HAVE LOOKED IN A MIRROR
(A PROFANE ACT) WHICH WAS A PROHIBITED ACT. BECAUSE
OF HER VANITY SHE WAS CURSED, AND WHEN SHE DIED, SHE
WAS CONDEMNED TO ROAM THE HALLS OF THE SACRED HEART
INSTITUTIONS. TO THIS DAY, SHE IS SEEN OFTEN,
ALTHOUGH THERE IS SPECULATION THAT AT SOME OF THE ALL-
GIRLS SCHOOLS, SOPHOMORES IMPERSONATE THIS WELL
KNOWN GHOST FIGURE IN HOPES OF SCARING THE NEW
FRESHMEN LATE AFTER ALL ARE ASLEEP.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-13-1968

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LEGEND OF THE BANK INSPECTOR

IN THE OLD DAYS, BANKS USED TO KEEP GOLD IN THEIR SAFES
WHICH WOULD BACK UP THE PAPER MONEY THAT THEY ISSUE OUT.
A BANK INSPECTOR HAD TO TRAVEL FROM BANK TO BANK TO
MAKE SURE THAT THESE BANKS WERE KEEPING TO THIS LAW, AND
NOT ISSUING MONEY THAT COULD NOT BE BACKED. THIS ONE
PARTICULAR BANK INSPECTOR HAD A ROUTE FROM KALAMAZOO
{MICHIGAN} TO MT. CLEMENS, MICHIGAN. HE WAS ON HIS
WAY TO BATTLE CREEK {MICHIGAN} WHEN HE NOTICED A
COACH THAT WAS MOVING FASTER THAN HE HAD EVER SEEN,
PASS HIM AND TRAVEL AHEAD OF HIM. WHEN HE ARRIVED IN
BATTLE CREEK, WHY THERE IT WAS! HE WENT INTO THE BANK
AND CHECKED THE MONEY OF GOLD. HE NOTED THAT IT WAS IN
THE SAME TYPE OF CHEST THAT THE ONE IN KALAMAZOO HAD.
BUT HE THOUGHT THEY MUST HAVE BOUGHT THIS FINE CHEST
FROM THE SAME COMPANY, SINCE THE TWO TOWNS ARE FAIRLY
CLOSE. THEN OFF TO MARSHALL {MICHIGAN} HE WENT. BUT THE
SAME COACH WAS RACING PAST HIM THAT HE HAD SEEN BEFORE.
HE THOUGHT THAT THIS GUY MUST BE CRAZY. WHEN HE GOT
TO MARSHALL, THERE WAS THAT CRAZY MAN'S COACH. DO YOU
KNOW THAT THE CHEST OF GOLD WAS VERY SIMILAR, IF NOT
THE SAME HERE, TOO? WELL, THIS WENT ON AGAIN, AND
AGAIN, UNTIL HE FINALLY GOT SUSPICIOUS. AT MT. CLEMENS
HE HELD UP THAT STRANGE COACH AND SENT AN ENVOY BACK
TO DETROIT TO RE-CHECK THE BANK THERE, AND SURE ENOUGH!
THERE WAS NO GOLD BACK-UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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LEGEND OF BEAR ISLAND

THERE IS AN INDIAN LEGEND THAT TELLS HOW THE FAMOUS MICHIGAN BEAR
ISLAND WAS MADE. IT WAS SAID THAT A MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS
WERE ATTEMPTING TO SWIM ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN, BUT THEY EACH WERE
OVERCOME BY EXHAUSTION BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN SWIM 5 TO 6 MILES.
THEIR BODIES NOW FORM THE BIG BEAR ISLAND AND THE TWO SMALL BEAR
ISLANDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; SLEEPING BEAR SAND DUNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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LEGEND OF HOW BATTLE CREEK GOT ITS NAME

THERE WAS TWO SURVEYORS FROM DETROIT IN THE EARLY 1800'S WHO WERE
DOING THEIR WORK NEAR WHAT IS NOW THE BATTLE CREEK AND KALAMAZOO
RIVERS. AN INDIAN CAME UP TO THEIR CAMP AND ASKED FOR FOOD. SUB-
SEQUENTLY SOMEHOW A FIGHT WAS STARTED BETWEEN THESE MEN. AND
THUS, BATTLE CREEK GOT ITS NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
Food Drink -- Food

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

MABLE, MABLE, SET THE TABLE. DON'T FORGET THE SALT AND PEPPER...

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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Jump Rope Rhyme

CINDERELLA, DRESSED IN YELLOW,
WENT UPSTAIRS TO KISS HER FELLOW,
MADE A MISTAKE AND KISSED A SNAKE,
CAME DOWNSTAIRS WITH A BELLY ACHE.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and city of residence.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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Jump Rope Rhymes

DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR LEGGED,
FOUR LEGGED,
FOUR LEGGED DUCK.

DONALD DUCK IS A THREE LEGGED,
THREE LEGGED,
THREE LEGGED DUCK.

DONALD DUCK IS A TWO LEGGED,
TWO LEGGED,
TWO LEGGED DUCK.

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE LEGGED,
ONE LEGGED,
ONE LEGGED DUCK.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and city of residence.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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THREE IRISHMEN

THREE IRISHMEN, THREE IRISHMEN
SITTIN IN A DITCH.
ONE CALLED THE OTHER A DIRTY SON OF A BEAVER
A BEAVER SITTIN ON A LOG
ALONG CAME A BUMBLE BEE AND STUNG HIM ON THE COCK_TALE
GINGER ALE, FIVE CENTS A GLASS
IF YOU DON,T LIKE IT SHOVE IT UP YOUR
ASK ME NO MORE QUESTIONS FOR I WILL TELL NO LIES.
IF YOU GET HIT WITH A BUCKET OF SHIT,
BE SURE TO CLOSE YOUR EYES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): Irish ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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