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HALLOWEEN PRANKS

THERE IS THIS STORY ABOUT A GROUP OF FRIENDS DOWN SOUTH, WHO HAD
FUN EVERY YEAR, DOING PRANKS ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT. SINCE WHAT THEY
DID WAS BASICALLY CONSIDERED TO BE INNOCENT, THEIR PARENTS REALLY
DIDN'T CARE WHAT THEY DID. ONE OF THESE BOYS HAD THE IDEA ONE
NIGHT TO GO AROUND KNOCKING OVER OUT-HOUSES FOR FUN. SINCE ALL
AGREED THAT THIS WOULD BE FUN THEY ALL RAN OUT AND DID THEIR
THING. ON COMING INTO THE HOUSE, ONE OF THESE BOYS MET HIS
FATHER, WHO AT FIRST SIGHT SLAPPED THE BOY. THE BOY BEING AMAZED
ASKED HIS FATHER "WHAT WAS THAT FOR" AND THE FATHER REPLIED "THAT
WAS FOR KNOCKING OVER THE OUT-HOUSE." THE BOY IMMEDIATELY SHOT
BACK AND SAID "I THOUGHT THAT THESE PRANKS DIDN'T BOTHER YOU" AT
WHICH THE FATHER REPLIED "THEY WOULDN'T, IF I HADN'T BEEN IN THE
OUT-HOUSE WHEN YOU GUYS KNOCKED IT OVER."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL

GIVING CANDY ON SWEETEST DAY.

Data entry tech comment: THIRD SUNDAY IN OCT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): GIFT GIVING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving

Date learned: 10-04-1968

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL

DEVIL'S NIGHT -- THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F103

Date learned: 10-07-1968

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KNOCK ON WOOD

THIS GESTURE IS FREQUENTLY MADE TO WARD OFF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.22
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22
SPEECH -- Magical Luck

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

TO BE UP A CREEK WITH A SOLUBLE PADDLE.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS STATEMENT USED BY FR. NEMETH, PROF. OF CHEMISTRY,
U. OF D. DURING A CONVERSATION WITH HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-07-1970

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IF SOMEONE IS LAID OUT IN A FUNERAL HOME OVER THE
WEEDEND, ANOTHER PERSON WILL DIE SOON FROM THE
FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 02-07-1970

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LUCK (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION: HUMAN ACTION (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

IF YOU GO OUT OF THE HOUSE AND COME BACK AGAIN YOU HAVE TO SIT DOWN
BEFORE YOU LEAVE AGAIN. FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU FORGET YOUR KEYS AND GO
IN THE HOUSE TO GET THEM YOU HAVE TO SIT DOWN BEFORE YOU LEAVE AGAIN.
THIS MUST BE DONE OR YOU,LL HAVE BAD LUCK ALL DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P833 P833.11

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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LADY'S DAY

AUGUST 15 IS A BIG DAY IN IRELAND. ALL THE PEOPLE GATHER AT A
HOLY WELL (OUR LADY'S WELL) AND ALL THE TINKERS AND GYPSIES
GATHERED HERE TOO. THE PEOPLE WOULD TRY TO PRAY TO THE
BLESSED MOTHER AND THE TINKERS WOULD GO AROUND BEGGING. THEIR
CHANTS WERE "FOR JASUS (JESUS) SAKE HELP TO POOR" AND "MAY JESUS TAKE
YOU HOME SAFE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August 15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 11-18-1970

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CUSTOM FESTIVAL

FIREWORKS ON JULY 4TH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): NOISEMAKING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day

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CHINESE FIREDRILL

THIS VERSION TAKES PLACE AT A RAILROAD CROSSING.
BEFORE CROSSING THE TRACKS, TWO PEOPLE GET OUT,
ONE LOOKING DOWN ONE WAY, THE OTHER CROSSING THE
TRACKS AND LOOKING THE OTHER WAY. THE DRIVERS
FOLLOWING THE CAR USUALLY SEEM PERPLEXED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity Song: Game, Pastime, Sport

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SENDING VALENTINE DAY CARDS, CANDY AND FLOWERS TO A SWEETHEART.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): GIFT GIVING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 14 Valentine's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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CHILDREN BELIEVE THAT ON EASTER, A BUNNY LEAVES
BEHIND EGGS IN EASTER BASKETS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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WHATEVER YOU DO ON NEW YEAR'S EVE FORETELLS WHAT YOU WILL
BE DOING THE NEW YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve

Date learned: 02-08-1970

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BURIAL CUSTOM:

KISSING THE BODY BY THE RELATIVES JUST BEFORE THE
LID OF THE CASKET IS CLOSED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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CEMETERY STORY

THERE WAS AN OLD MAN IN THIS TOWN WHO DIED. HE WAS MEAN TO THE
KIDS WHILE HE WAS ALIVE SO NOW A RUMOR WAS GOING AROUND THAT HE
COULD REACH OUT OF HIS GRAVE AND GRAB PEOPLE. ONE NIGHT ABOUT
12:00 MIDNIGHT SOME BOYS WENT TO THE CEMETERY. JOHN, WHO WAS THE
LEADER OF THE GROUP, WAS DARED TO STAB THE GRAVE WITH HIS KNIFE.
JOHN SAID HE WASN'T AFRAID OF THE OLD MAN WHEN HE WAS ALIVE AND
HE STILL ISN'T AFRAID. IN FACT, HE SAID, HE'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY
TO GET HIM BACK CAUSE HE NEVER LIKED THE OLD MAN. JOHN RAN UP
TO THE GRAVE AND STUCK THE KNIFE IN. HE TRIED TO RUN AWAY BUT
SOMEONE WAS HOLDING HIS PANT LEG! HE SCREAMED SO LOUD ALL THE
BOYS GOT SCARED AND RAN AWAY. THE NEXT DAY THE BOYS WENT BACK
TO THE CEMETERY TO FIND JOHN. HE HADN'T COME HOME ALL NIGHT!
WHEN THEY GOT TO THE OLD MAN'S GRAVE THEY FOUND JOHN DEAD ON
THE GRAVE! HE HAD DIED OF FRIGHT. HE HAD STUCK THE KNIFE IN
THE GRAVE, ALRIGHT, BUT HE ALSO HAD PUT THE KNIFE THROUGH HIS
PANT LEG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

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INNY, MINNY, HICKORY DICK,
DIDDLE-DI, DOODLE-DI, DOMONIC,
I-CHY, BY-CHY, DOMONICHY,
TI-TOE- TUM, UGILY, BUGGILY, BIGGILY BOO, POOF!
NOW I PUT A HEX ON YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A MAN WHO HAD JUST BOUGHT A NEW CAR WENT INTO A
DRUGSTORE. HE CAME OUT ONLY TO REALIZE HE HAD LEFT
THE CAR LOCKED WITH THE KEYS INSIDE IT. HE WENT TO
A PHONE BOOTH AND CALLED THE DEALER. HE TOLD HIM
TO HURRY AND BRING A SPARE KEY, BECAUSE THE TOP
WAS DOWN AND IT LOOKED LIKE RAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 03-13-1970

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NO TITLE SUPPLIED

DAD: I SURE WISH YOU'D STOP REACHING FOR
THINGS. DON'T YOU HAVE A TONGUE.
SON: YES, BUT MY ARM IS LONGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): ABSURD ; CHILDREN ; DIOLOGUE ; EATING ; HUMOR ; PARENTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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COUNTING OUT

ENGINE, ENGINE, NUMBER 9
GOING DOWN THE CHICAGO LINE,
IF THE TRAIN SHOULD JUMP THE TRACK
DO YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK?
(YES OR NO) Y-E-S SPELLS YES AND OUT YOU GO.
WHILE SINGING THIS, THE CHILD IS HITTING EACH PERSON ON
THE FOOT. THE CHILD LEFT IS THE ONE THAT IS "IT."

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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