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PROVERB

MARRIAGE ISN'T A WORD, IT'S A SENTENCE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID HE HAS REPEATED THIS OFTEN TO VARIOUS FRIENDS
CLAIMS IT IS HIS OWN IDEA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): PESSIMISM ; PUN ON SENTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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BELIEF

THE MILLS OF GOD GRIND VERY SLOWLY, BUT VERY FINE.
TRANSLATION OF:
GOTTES MUEHLEN MALEN LANGSAM, ABER TREFFLICH FEIN.

Submitter comment: IN THE SENSE THAT GOD'S PATIENCE IS ENDURING, BUT THERE WILL BE
A DAY OF RECKONING.
INFORMANT SAID THIS IS A VERY OLD GERMAN SAYING AND BELIEF
SHE HEARD OFTEN WHEN LIVING IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; FERNDALE ; REGENSBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): GERMAN OBSERVATION ; GERMAN WARNING ; PROPHECY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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PROVERB

MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OHIO ; FERNDALE ; Norwalk

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; WARNING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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PROVERB

THE MORNING HAS GOLD IN ITS MOUTH.
TRANSLATION OF:
MORGENSTUNDE HAT GOLD IN MUNDE.

Submitter comment: LIKE ENGLISH PROVERB - THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM.
INFORMANT HEARD THIS AS A CHILD WHILE LIVING IN REGENSBERG,
GERMANY.
I HEARD THE VARIANT IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN, AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; DETROIT ; FERNDALE ; REGENSBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): RISING

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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PROVERB

MOST PEOPLE NEVER PLAN TO FAIL,
THEY JUST FAIL TO PLAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIASMUS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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RETORT

IT'S FAR OFF WHAT GOD SENDS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HER IRISH GRANDMOTHER
WHEN LIVING IN NORWALK, OHIO.
{MEANING} IN THE SENSE THAT GOD IS ALWAYS WATCHING OVER
US; HELP OFTEN COMES TO US THROUGH THE KIND DEEDS OF
OTHERS AND AT THE MOST OPPORTUNE TIME. E.G. A PERSON IS
WITHOUT BREAD AND UNEXPECTEDLY A NEIGHBOR BRINGS IN A
FRESHLY BAKED LOAF OF BREAD. THIS PERSON WOULD HAVE
SAID, "IT'S FAR OFF WHAT GOD SENDS."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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IT IS THE PRIVILEGE OF YOUTH TO MAKE MISTAKES.

Submitter comment: {GERMAN TRANSLATION:} JUGEND HAT KEINE TUGEND.
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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KISSING

INFORMANT LEARNED FROM THE NUNS AT ST. JAMES GRADE
SCHOOL IN FERNDALE {MICHIGAN} (ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO)
THAT KISSING WAS NOT SINFUL IF IT COULD PASS THE
DOORKNOB TEST. IF YOU COULD KISS A DOORKNOB AND
HAVE THE SAME REACTION WHEN YOU KISSED A BOY, THE
EXPERIENCE WAS INNOCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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KISSING

INFORMANT LEARNED FROM THE NUNS AT ST. JAMES GRADE
SCHOOL IN FERNDALE {MICHIGAN} (ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO)
THAT KISSING WAS NOT SINFUL IF IT COULD PASS THE
DOORKNOB TEST. IF YOU COULD KISS A DOORKNOB AND
HAVE THE SAME REACTION WHEN YOU KISSED A BOY, THE
EXPERIENCE WAS INNOCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF ANYTHING SCARES YOU, SIMPLY DRAW A CIRCLE AROUND
YOURSELF WITH CHALK WHICH THE PRIEST HAS BLESSED
ON JANUARY 6, AND THE DEVIL CAN'T HURT YOU..

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION FROM HER
PRESENT HUSBAND, WHO, IN TURN, HAD LEARNED IT FROM
HIS FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany
BELIEF -- Use of Object Manufactured objects, homemade, machined

Date learned: 04-08-1965

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A STEP ON A CRACK BREAKS YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS AS A CHILD IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OHIO ; FERNDALE ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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JEWISH BRIDES

INFORMANT WAS TOLD BY SOMEONE HE ONCE WORKED WITH
WHO INTENSELY DISLIKED JEWISH PEOPLE THAT "PART OF
THE JEWISH RELIGION" TEACHES THAT THE NIGHT BEFORE A
JEWISH GIRL MARRIES, SHE MUST HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE
WITH HER FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): ANTISEMITISM

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN A GIRL RECEIVES GIFTS AT HER WEDDING SHOWER, THE NUMBER
OF BOWS THAT SHE BREAKS ON THE GIFTS, IS THE NUMBER OF
CHILDREN SHE WILL HAVE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S MOTHER, AND SHE REMEMBERS THIS FROM
ALL HER LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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IF YOU SWEEP UNDER A GIRL'S FEET, SHE'LL NEVER GET
MARRIED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S MOTHER, AND SHE REMEMBERS THIS
FROM HER CHILDHOOD IN ALABAMA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALABAMA ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): SPINSTER

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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TO GET RID OF A WART, RUB A POTATO ON IT AND THROW THE POTATO
AWAY. THE WART WILL GO AWAY WHEN THE POTATO DRIES UP.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S FATHER, AND THIS WAS A PRACTICE
WHEN HE WAS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING ; TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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ALWAYS START A JOB IN THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK, AND
EVERYTHING WILL RUN SMOOTHER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S FATHER, AND HE USES THIS PRATICE
IN HIS WORK AS A CARPENTER. THIS IS A CUSTOM CARRIED
OVER FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Working

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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CURE FOR INFECTION

WRAP A HOT BREAD POULTICE AROUND THE INFECTED AREA TO DRAW
OUT ALL THE PUS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND OF MINE, AND HE CLAIMS THAT HIS
GRANDMOTHER USED TO USE THIS TREATMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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BREAKING A MIRROR WILL BRING YOU SEVEN YEARS OF BAD
LUCK UNLESS YOU TAKE THE BROKEN PIECES, PUT THEM
IN A BAG AND THROW THEM IN A SWIFT RUNNING STREAM
OF WATER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S HUSBAND BROKE A MIRROR AND GATHERED UP
THE PIECES AND THREW THEM IN THE BELLE ISLE RIVER
AND SINCE THIS WAS NOT A SWIFT MOVING STREAM, HE
DIED SEVEN YEARS LATER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Favorites
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Bad luck
BELIEF -- Conversions Activities

Date learned: 12-07-1971

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WHEN THREE MEN TAKE A LIGHT FROM A SINGLE MATCH,
BAD LUCK WILL COME TO THE THIRD.

Submitter comment: BEGAN IN WORLD WAR I.
MARY HEARD IT FROM HER UNCLE, RUSS LLOYD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Bad luck Numbers

Date learned: 12-04-1965

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IF THE STATUE OF AN ELEPHANT WITH HIS TRUNK DOWN IS
SEEN, YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 12-01-1971

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