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BELIEF: DROPPING SILVERWARE

IF YOU DROP A FORK, YOU SHOULD EXPECT A FEMALE VISITOR, IF YOU DROP
A KNIFE, YOU SHOULD EXPECT A MALE VISITOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-30-1971

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CHIVARI

ON CHRISTMAS EVE, A GROUP OF CHILDREN WOULD WALK FROM ONE FARM TO THE
OTHER AND COLLECT FOOD. THIS FOOD WAS LATER GIVEN TO THE POOR.

Submitter comment: MR. OULETTE AND HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS FOLLOWED THIS TRADITIONAL
PRACTICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT'S BLACK ON TOP, BLUE ON THE BOTTOM, AND ALL OVER THE BEACH?
A: MOBY OIL SLICK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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RIDDLE

Q: WHY DO SO FEW PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE ON QUEMOY?
A: BECAUSE YOU CAN'T KILL YOURSELF JUMPING OUT OF A CAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): QUEMOY: ISLAND OFF THE CHINA COAST

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS A BIGAMIST?
A: AN ITALIAN FOG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF ITALIAN PRONUNCIATION OF ENGLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- W4OO

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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Q: HOW DID THE BLACK IN NEW YORK CITY COMMIT SUICIDE?
A: HE CALLED A CAB, HAD IT DRIVEN ON THE FREEWAY AT 100 MILES PER
HOUR, ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW, STUCK HIS HEAD OUT AND HAD HIS LIPS
BEAT HIM TO DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: AFRO
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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JOKE {SICK HUMOR}

DID YOU HEAR THAT FLIPPER IS NOT REALLY A DOLPHIN? HE'S A NINE YEAR
OLD THALIDOMIDE BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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RIDDLE

A: FIX HIM UP WITH CHRISTINE KEELER.

James Callow comment: CHRISTINE KEELER WAS A PROSTITUTE INVOLVED IN AN
CC[ ENGLISH SPY, SEX SCANDAL WITH MR. PROFUMO
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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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Q: WHAT IS SMALL, GRAY, HARD, AND LETHAL?
A: GRAPE SHOT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

HAT HAPPENED TO THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT DIED AT HIROSHIMA, BUT
WERE NOT KILLED BY THE ATOMIC BOMB?
A: THEY WERE TRAMPLED BY ALL THE POLLOCKS RUNNING TO PICK THE
MUSHROOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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Q: WHY ARE THERE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN CANADA?
A: BECAUSE THEY MELTED THEM ALL DOWN FOR HOCKEY PUCKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: AFRO

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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Q: WHY COULDN'T CHRIST HAVE BEEN BORN IN POLAND?
A: BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T FIND THREE WISE MEN AND A VIRGIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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Q: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASTRONAUTS AND BUDDHIST MONKS?
A: ASTRONAUTS BURN FASTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): SICK HUMOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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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.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home

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WHEN YOU GIVE A PERSON A PURSE AS A GIFT, YOU MUST ENCLOSE SOME MONEY
IF YOU DON'T THE PURSE WILL NEVER CARRY ANY MONEY AND THE OWNER OF
IT WILL BE POOR ALWAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): GIFT MONEY

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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SEE A PIN AND PICK IT UP, ALL THE DAY, YOU WILL HAVE
GOOD LUCK.
SEE A PIN AND LET IT LAY, BAD LUCK WILL FOLLOW YOU
ALL THE DAY.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

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

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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IF THE RAIN STARTS BEFORE SEVEN, IT WILL END BEFORE
ELEVEN.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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IF YOU STEP ON A SPIDER, IT WILL RAIN.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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IF YOU GO IN ONE DOOR AND OUT THE OTHER, YOU WILL
BRING COMPANY.

Submitter comment: MRS. DEVEREUX LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

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

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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