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PROVERB ABOUT LIFE

SAVE THE FLOUR WHEN THE SACK IS FULL. IN OTHER WORDS DON'T WASTE
WHEN YOU HAVE PLENTY.

Submitter comment: SHE STATED THIS BIT OF PHILOSOPHY AS IF SHE FIRMLY BELIEVED IT.

Where learned: DELRAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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A warm sunny day makes aches and pains go away.
A walk in the rain brings them back again.

Submitter comment: He made this up on one of his many walks in the
sun and rain.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; DelRay Beach

Keyword(s): WEATHER

Subject headings: Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

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GARDEN GATE JOKE

DON'T KISS YOUR GIRL BY THE GARDEN GATE,
CAUSE LOVE IS BLIND BUT THE NEIGHBORS AIN'T.

Submitter comment: SHE EMPHASIZED THAT THIS WAS A STRICT RULE OF THOUGHT BACK WHEN SHE
WAS YOUNG. HOWEVER SHE DID GIGGLE AS SHE RECITED IT, GIVING THE
IMPRESSION THAT SHE WAS PULLING MY LEG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DELRAY ; DETROIT ; ETHNIC SECTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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Money makes everything legitimate, even bastards.

Submitter comment: This Jewish proverb is shared among Jews as a
humorous excuse as to why they do "anything" for money.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; DelRay Beach

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001960S

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