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CHURCH

WHEN NAPOLEON CAME TO INVADE MALTA OF ITS CHURCHES' RICHES, A
SACRISTAN OF ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL PAINTED THE SOLID SILVER DOOR
BLACK. NAPOLEON WAS FOOLED AND JUST RECENTLY THE BLACK PAINT
HAS BEGUN TO CHIP OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone

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HOLY WEEK

ON HOLY THURSDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY PEOPLE HAVE ELABORATE
PROCESSIONS THROUGH THE STREETS OF MALTA VISITING SEVEN DIFFERENT
CHURCHES. CHILDREN CARRY SYMBOLS OF THE PASSION--E.G. ( , ) THE
NAILS, ROBE, DICE.

Data entry tech comment: 100% OF THE POPULATION OF MALTA IS ROMAN CATHOLIC.
THIS IS DONE TO SYMBOLIZE THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ABSTINENCE

Subject headings: 663 Holy Thursday
663 Good Friday
Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Accessories
DRAMA -- Religious
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting F663.30
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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EVIL_EYE BELIEF

CHILDREN IN MALTA ARE GIVEN A SPECIAL RELIGIOUS
BLESSING AND ALSO CARRY A RELIGIOUS MEDAL
TO WARD OFF THE EVIL EYE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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GOD BLESS THE MOON AND GOD BLESS ME.
GOD BLESS THE SOMEBODY I WANT TO SEE.
GOD BLESS THE MOON AND GOD BLESS ME.
AND GOD BLESS THE SOMEBODY I WANT TO SEE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION ; PRAYER ; RHYME: AAAA

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

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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FOOD

TIMPANA (MACARRONI WITH SPECIAL SAUCE, EGGS, AND CHEESE WITH A
TOPPING OF DOUGH) IS EATEN ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MACCARONI

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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MALTESE PROVERB

THE WORK OF THE BUSY IS BENFITED BY THE LAZY.
XGHOL IL GHAICF L'GHAZZIN CHIELU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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RELIGIOUS

THERE IS A CHURCH ON A HIGH HILL IN MALTA. THERE IS A CAVE UNDER-
NEATH THIS CHURCH. ONE DAY A GIRL WENT DOWN (INTO) THE CAVE AND
NEVER RETURNED. HER SISTER WENT TO FIND HER AND SHE NEVER
RETURNED. ALTOGETHER SEVEN SISTERS WERE LOST. THE CAVE WAS
THEN BOARDED UP BUT PEOPLE STILL VISIT THERE. NO ONE KNOWS
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GIRLS BUT MANY FEEL THEY HAVE DROWNED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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HAUNTED HOUSE

THE INFORMANT'S HUSBAND CLAIMED THAT HE LIVED IN A HAUNTED HOUSE.
IN THIS HOUSE WERE UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS WHERE THE BOYS USED TO
SLEEP. ONE NIGHT, THE INFORMANT'S HUSBAND AWOKE AND SAW A LITTLE
MAN WITH A TURBAN AND A LONG RED ROBE UNROLLING A RUG. HE WOKE
HIS BROTHER AND THEY BOTH WITNESSED THE LITTLE MAN. THEY TOLD
THEIR MOTHER AND SHE WOULD NEVER ALLOW THEM TO SLEEP DOWN THERE
AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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CHURCH

WHEN NAPOLEON CAME TO INVADE MALTA OF ITS CHURCHES' RICHES, A
SACRISTAN OF ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL PAINTED THE SOLID SILVER DOOR
BLACK. NAPOLEON WAS FOOLED AND JUST RECENTLY THE BLACK PAINT
HAS BEGUN TO CHIP OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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RELIGIOUS

THERE IS A CHURCH ON A HIGH HILL IN MALTA. THERE IS A CAVE UNDER-
NEATH THIS CHURCH. ONE DAY A GIRL WENT DOWN (INTO) THE CAVE AND
NEVER RETURNED. HER SISTER WENT TO FIND HER AND SHE NEVER
RETURNED. ALTOGETHER SEVEN SISTERS WERE LOST. THE CAVE WAS
THEN BOARDED UP BUT PEOPLE STILL VISIT THERE. NO ONE KNOWS
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GIRLS BUT MANY FEEL THEY HAVE DROWNED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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HAUNTED HOUSE

THE INFORMANT'S HUSBAND CLAIMED THAT HE LIVED IN A HAUNTED HOUSE.
IN THIS HOUSE WERE UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS WHERE THE BOYS USED TO
SLEEP. ONE NIGHT, THE INFORMANT'S HUSBAND AWOKE AND SAW A LITTLE
MAN WITH A TURBAN AND A LONG RED ROBE UNROLLING A RUG. HE WOKE
HIS BROTHER AND THEY BOTH WITNESSED THE LITTLE MAN. THEY TOLD
THEIR MOTHER AND SHE WOULD NEVER ALLOW THEM TO SLEEP DOWN THERE
AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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CHURCH

WHEN NAPOLEON CAME TO INVADE MALTA OF ITS CHURCHES' RICHES, A
SACRISTAN OF ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL PAINTED THE SOLID SILVER DOOR
BLACK. NAPOLEON WAS FOOLED AND JUST RECENTLY THE BLACK PAINT
HAS BEGUN TO CHIP OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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RELIGIOUS

THERE IS A CHURCH ON A HIGH HILL IN MALTA. THERE IS A CAVE UNDER-
NEATH THIS CHURCH. ONE DAY A GIRL WENT DOWN (INTO) THE CAVE AND
NEVER RETURNED. HER SISTER WENT TO FIND HER AND SHE NEVER
RETURNED. ALTOGETHER SEVEN SISTERS WERE LOST. THE CAVE WAS
THEN BOARDED UP BUT PEOPLE STILL VISIT THERE. NO ONE KNOWS
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GIRLS BUT MANY FEEL THEY HAVE DROWNED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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HAUNTED HOUSE

THE INFORMANT'S HUSBAND CLAIMED THAT HE LIVED IN A HAUNTED HOUSE.
IN THIS HOUSE WERE UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS WHERE THE BOYS USED TO
SLEEP. ONE NIGHT, THE INFORMANT'S HUSBAND AWOKE AND SAW A LITTLE
MAN WITH A TURBAN AND A LONG RED ROBE UNROLLING A RUG. HE WOKE
HIS BROTHER AND THEY BOTH WITNESSED THE LITTLE MAN. THEY TOLD
THEIR MOTHER AND SHE WOULD NEVER ALLOW THEM TO SLEEP DOWN THERE
AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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MIRACLE OF ST. PAUL.

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH IN MALTA IS FREQUENTLY VISITED BY MANY TOURISTS.
THERE IS A WALL OF LIMESTONE WHERE THE TOURISTS CHIP OFF THE STONE.
IT ALWAYS REMAINS THE SAME AS A MIRACLE OF ST. PAUL.

Where learned: DETROIT ; GLENMORE

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

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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TIE THE DONKEY WHERE HIS MASTER SAYS.
OCBOT IL HANAE FEIN IGHEIDLU SIDU {MALTESE}

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): {MEANING? YOU SHOULD OBEY AUTHORITY, SAYS COLLECTOR}

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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THE TRUTH IS IN THE WINE.

Submitter comment: ITALIAN: IN VINO VERITAS

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

PEOPLE MAKE SPECIAL CAKES AND PLUM PUDDINGS IN MALTA AT CHRISTMAS
TIME. THEY GIVE THESE AWAY AS GIFTS SINCE THEIR CHRISTMAS IS NOT AS
COMMERCIAL AS IN THE U.S.A.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cake ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; GIFTS ; Malta ; Pudding ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Pastry
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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MIRACLE OF ST. PAUL

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH IN MALTA IS FREQUENTLY VISITED BY MANY
TOURISTS. THERE IS A WALL OF LIMESTONE WHERE THE TOURISTS CHIP OFF
THE STONE FOR A SOUVENIR. NO MATTER
HOW MANY TOURISTS CHIP OFF STONE,
IT ALWAYS REMAINS THE SAME AS A MIRACLE OF ST. PAUL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Legend ; Malta ; Saint Paul ; Souvenir ; STONE ; Tourism ; Wall

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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END OF THE RAINBOW

IF YOU SEE A RAINBOW AND WALK TO ONE END OF IT, YOU WILL
FIND A POT OF GOLD AT THE END.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; 17331 Glenmore

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Good luck
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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