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CHEER

THUNDER, THUNDERATION
WE'RE THE ST. CLARE DELEGATION.
WHEN WE FIGHT WITH DETERMINATION,
WE CREATE A SENSATION
(REPEAT)
THUNDER, THUNDERATION,
WE'RE THE ST. CLARE DELEGATION.
WHEN WE FIGHT WITH DETERMINATION,
WE CREATE A SENSATION THUNDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; SAINT CLARE SCHOOL

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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IF YOU EVER GIVE A WALLET AS A GIFT TO SOMEONE,
ALWAYS PUT SOME MONEY IN IT, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY
A PENNY, THAT WAY, YOU'LL NEVER BE BROKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): FRIEND GIFT MONEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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A SIGN OF FAVOR* IS WHEN THE BABY WAKES UP
AND FINDS ITS HAIR BRAIDED SUPPOSEDLY BY THE ANGELS.
WHEN IT HAPPENS YOU DON'T COMB IT OUT,
BUT LET IT COME OUT NATURALLY.

Submitter comment:

* WITH THE ANGELS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): ANGELS ; BRAIDS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 10-16-1971

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NOT GIVEN

A PIECE OF CARROT SHOULD BE EATEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE TO BRING
GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD AND STILL PRACTICES IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

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KITCHEN BELIEF

PUT UTENSILS IN A WARM OVEN FOR A FEW MINUTES AFTER YOU
HAVE WASHED AND DRIED;THIS KEEPS THEM FROM RUSTING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; BELIEF ; Household ; Housekeeping ; Lore ; Maintenance ; Rust ; UTENSILS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; FUNCTION ; Positive

Subject headings: Custom

Date learned: 01-25-1971

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ARTHRITIS

IN ORDER TO GET RID OF ARTHRITIS, WEAR A CHARM BRACELET.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM A FRIEND OF HERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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ARTHRITIS

IF YOU WEAR A PIECE OF COPPER JEWELRY NEXT TO YOUR SKIN OR CARRY A
CHESTNUT IN YOUR POCKET, THIS IS SAID TO KEEP ARTHRITIS AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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HICCUPS

BREATHE IN A PAPER BAG IN ORDER TO CURE THE HICCOUGHS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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HICCUPS

DRINK A WHOLE GLASS OF WATER BACKWARDS WITHOUT BREATHING;
IN ORDER TO CURE THE HICCUPS.

Submitter comment: MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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ON THE EVE OF ALL SAINTS DAY THE CHILDREN WOULD PUT THEIR SHOES
OUT TO BE FILLED WITH CANDY BY THE SAINTS.

Data entry tech comment: ALL SAINTS DAY: NOVEMBER 1.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 11-13-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT DID HELEN KELLER SAY WHEN SHE FELL DOWN THE CLIFF?
A: NOTHING. HELEN KELLER CANNOT SPEAK.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): cliff ; Distasteful ; Helen Keller ; JOKE ; MUTE

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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TONGUE TWISTER

SAY "TOY BOAT" THREE TIMES FAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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LEGEND: PROHIBITION

THERE IS A METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON THE CORNER OF GARLAND
AND JEFFERSON IN DETROIT. DURING THE YEARS OF PROHIBITION THE
PASTOR THERE WAS REVEREND STIDGER, KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC AS AN
ARDENT PROHIBITIONIST. ON TOP OF HIS CHURCH WAS A REVOLVING
CROSS THAT WAS ILLUMINATED AND COULD BE SEEN FROM THE RIVER.
IT IS ALLEGED THAT WHEN THIS CROSS WAS LIT AND REVOLVING, THIS
WAS A SIGNAL TO THE RUM-RUNNERS ON THE RIVER CONCERNING WHETHER
THE GUARDS WERE ON DUTY OR NOT, SO THAT THEY COULD MOVE THE
CONTRABAND ACROSS THE RIVER.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER (MR. VAN ANTWERP) HAS TOLD ME OTHER STORIES OF THE
RUM-RUNNING DURING PROHIBITION. HE SAYS HE KNOWS FOR A FACT IT
WAS GOING ON, BUT AS TO WHETHER THE CROSS ON THE CHURCH HAD ANY-
THING TO DO WITH IT, HE THINKS IT WAS ONLY A RUMOR. HE DID SAY
THAT IT POSSIBLY COULD HAVE HAPPENED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

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LEGEND: PROHIBITION

THERE IS A METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON THE CORNER OF GARLAND
AND JEFFERSON IN DETROIT. DURING THE YEARS OF PROHIBITION THE
PASTOR THERE WAS REVEREND STIDGER, KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC AS AN
ARDENT PROHIBITIONIST. ON TOP OF HIS CHURCH WAS A REVOLVING
CROSS THAT WAS ILLUMINATED AND COULD BE SEEN FROM THE RIVER.
IT IS ALLEGED THAT WHEN THIS CROSS WAS LIT AND REVOLVING, THIS
WAS A SIGNAL TO THE RUM-RUNNERS ON THE RIVER CONCERNING WHETHER
THE GUARDS WERE ON DUTY OR NOT, SO THAT THEY COULD MOVE THE
CONTRABAND ACROSS THE RIVER.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER (MR. VAN ANTWERP) HAS TOLD ME OTHER STORIES OF THE
RUM-RUNNING DURING PROHIBITION. HE SAYS HE KNOWS FOR A FACT IT
WAS GOING ON, BUT AS TO WHETHER THE CROSS ON THE CHURCH HAD ANY-
THING TO DO WITH IT, HE THINKS IT WAS ONLY A RUMOR. HE DID SAY
THAT IT POSSIBLY COULD HAVE HAPPENED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

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LEGEND: PROHIBITION

THERE IS A METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON THE CORNER OF GARLAND
AND JEFFERSON IN DETROIT. DURING THE YEARS OF PROHIBITION THE
PASTOR THERE WAS REVEREND STIDGER, KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC AS AN
ARDENT PROHIBITIONIST. ON TOP OF HIS CHURCH WAS A REVOLVING
CROSS THAT WAS ILLUMINATED AND COULD BE SEEN FROM THE RIVER.
IT IS ALLEGED THAT WHEN THIS CROSS WAS LIT AND REVOLVING, THIS
WAS A SIGNAL TO THE RUM-RUNNERS ON THE RIVER CONCERNING WHETHER
THE GUARDS WERE ON DUTY OR NOT, SO THAT THEY COULD MOVE THE
CONTRABAND ACROSS THE RIVER.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER (MR. VAN ANTWERP) HAS TOLD ME OTHER STORIES OF THE
RUM-RUNNING DURING PROHIBITION. HE SAYS HE KNOWS FOR A FACT IT
WAS GOING ON, BUT AS TO WHETHER THE CROSS ON THE CHURCH HAD ANY-
THING TO DO WITH IT, HE THINKS IT WAS ONLY A RUMOR. HE DID SAY
THAT IT POSSIBLY COULD HAVE HAPPENED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

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TOAST

TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM: "MAY THE SKIN OF A
GOOSEBERRY COVER ALL YOUR TROUBLES."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THAT THE SUN SHINES ON,
HAPPY IS THE CORPSE THAT THE RAIN FALLS ON.

Submitter comment: MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): DEATH ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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IF YOU TOUCH THE DEAD, THEY WILL HAUNT YOU.

Submitter comment: MRS. COLEMAN LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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WHEN YOU GIVE A PERSON A KNIFE AS A GIFT, YOU MUST GIVE SOME MONEY
WITH IT OR THE KNIFE WILL CUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH THAT PERSON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFT FRIENDSHIP

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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TO CURE SORE EYES, PLACE A PIECE OF ROTTEN APPLE
OVER EACH EYE OVERNIGHT.

Submitter comment: (MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD FROM HER RELATIVES.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-02-1963

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