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IF YOU COUNT THE CARS IN A FUNERAL PROCESSION, IT
WILL BRING DEATH.

Submitter comment: MRS. COLEMAN LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD IN HER
NEIGHBORHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-13-1963

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IF YOU EAT THE SEEDS OF GRAPES, A VINE WILL GROW
INSIDE OF YOU.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

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

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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IF YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES, YOU WILL GET SOME MONEY.
IF YOUR LEFT HAND ITCHES, YOU WILL SPEND YOUR MONEY.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 11-22-1963

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IF YOU DROP A FORK, A WOMAN WILL VISIT.
IF YOU DROP A KNIFE, A MAN WILL VISIT.
IF YOU DROP A SPOON, A CHILD WILL VISIT.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD FROM MY 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: NOT GIVEN

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THROW SALT OVER YOUR SHOULDER FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO LIGHT THREE ON A MATCH.

Submitter comment: FORMULA SPEECH: NEVER LIGHT THREE ON A MATCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

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

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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IF YOU SING AT THE TABLE, YOU GET A CRAZY WIFE.
THE MORE YOU SING, THE CRAZIER SHE GETS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SHARES THIS BELIEF WITH MANY OF HER FRIENDS
WHO HEARD IT FIRST DURING THEIR CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 09-24-1970

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IF YOU FIND A PENNY AND RUB IT ON A WART AND THEN
THROW THE PENNY AWAY AND NOT THINK OF IT EVER AGAIN,
YOUR WART WILL BE GONE WITHIN A WEEK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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THE REASON THAT YOU THROW RICE AT A WEDDING, IS SO THAT
THE NEWLYWEDS WILL PROSPER AND ALWAYS HAVE FOOD TO EAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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IF YOU CLEAN OUT YOUR PLATE THE SUN WILL SHINE THE
NEXT DAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID HE (SIC) PARENTS TOLD HER THIS DURING
HER CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): CLEAN OUT MEANS CLEAN UP.

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Eating
BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.28

Date learned: 09-24-1970

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WHEN YOU FIND A BUTTON IN THE STREET, COUNT THE NUMBER
OF HOLES IN IT AND THAT IS THE NUMBER OF LUCKY DAYS
YOU WILL HAVE IN THE FUTURE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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ORDINARY FOLKTALE

A CHURCH SWEEPER FOUND A CHICKEDEE (BEAN) WHILE
SWEEPING. HE WENT OVER TO A LADY'S HOUSE WHO HAD A
CHICKEN. THE CHICKEN ATE THE CHICKEDEE. SO THE MAN
SAID GIVE ME MY CHICKEDEE OR GIVE ME THE CHICKEN.
HE TOOK THE CHICKEN TO A MAN'S HOUSE WHO HAD A PIG;
THE PIG ATE THE CHICKEN, SO THE MAN SAID "GIVE ME
MY CHICKEN OR GIVE ME THE PIG." HE TOOK HIS PIG TO
ANOTHER MAN'S HOUSE WHO OWNED A HORSE. THE HORSE
KICKED THE PIG AND KILLED IT. SO THE MAN SAID "GIVE
ME MY PIG OR GIVE ME THE HORSE." THE MAN THEN RODE
HIS HORSE TO A FARMER'S HOUSE AND ASKED THE FARMER TO
WATCH HIS HORSE FOR A WHILE. WHILE THE MAN WAS AWAY
THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER GOT VERY SICK AND WHEN THE
DOCTOR ARRIVED HE SAID THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD CURE
THE GIRL WAS A HORSE'S LIVER SO THE FARMER KILLED THE
HORSE. WHEN THE MAN RETURNED FOR HIS HORSE AND WAS TOLD
WHAT HAPPENED HE TOLD THE FARMER EITHER GIVE ME MY
HORSE OR GIVE ME YOUR DAUGHTER." BUT THE GIRL DIDN'T WANT
TO GO WITH THE MAN SO THE FARMER PUT A WILD DOG IN A
SACK AND GAVE IT TO THE MAN TELLING HIM IT WAS HIS
UNWILLING DAUGHTER. ON HIS WAY THE OLD MAN STOPPED
ON A BRIDGE TO ANSWER NATURE'S CALL AND THE DOG GOT OUT
OF THE SACK BIT THE MAN'S FANNY AND HE FELL INTO
THE RIVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

Date learned: 11-13-1971

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ORDINARY FOLKTALE

A CHURCH SWEEPER FOUND A CHICKEDEE (BEAN) WHILE
SWEEPING. HE WENT OVER TO A LADY'S HOUSE WHO HAD A
CHICKEN. THE CHICKEN ATE THE CHICKEDEE. SO THE MAN
SAID GIVE ME MY CHICKEDEE OR GIVE ME THE CHICKEN.
HE TOOK THE CHICKEN TO A MAN'S HOUSE WHO HAD A PIG;
THE PIG ATE THE CHICKEN, SO THE MAN SAID "GIVE ME
MY CHICKEN OR GIVE ME THE PIG." HE TOOK HIS PIG TO
ANOTHER MAN'S HOUSE WHO OWNED A HORSE. THE HORSE
KICKED THE PIG AND KILLED IT. SO THE MAN SAID "GIVE
ME MY PIG OR GIVE ME THE HORSE." THE MAN THEN RODE
HIS HORSE TO A FARMER'S HOUSE AND ASKED THE FARMER TO
WATCH HIS HORSE FOR A WHILE. WHILE THE MAN WAS AWAY
THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER GOT VERY SICK AND WHEN THE
DOCTOR ARRIVED HE SAID THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD CURE
THE GIRL WAS A HORSE'S LIVER SO THE FARMER KILLED THE
HORSE. WHEN THE MAN RETURNED FOR HIS HORSE AND WAS TOLD
WHAT HAPPENED HE TOLD THE FARMER EITHER GIVE ME MY
HORSE OR GIVE ME YOUR DAUGHTER." BUT THE GIRL DIDN'T WANT
TO GO WITH THE MAN SO THE FARMER PUT A WILD DOG IN A
SACK AND GAVE IT TO THE MAN TELLING HIM IT WAS HIS
UNWILLING DAUGHTER. ON HIS WAY THE OLD MAN STOPPED
ON A BRIDGE TO ANSWER NATURE'S CALL AND THE DOG GOT OUT
OF THE SACK BIT THE MAN'S FANNY AND HE FELL INTO
THE RIVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

Date learned: 11-13-1971

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WHEN A PERSON APPROACHES YOU AND SAYS "HI", YOU ANSWER THEM
BY SAYING "I WISH I WERE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): COMEBACK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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PLANT CUREALLS

IF YOU CUT A SPANISH ONION AND SIT IT AT THE FOOT OF YOUR BED
WHEN YOU ARE SICK
AND THEN OPEN YOUR WINDOW A LITTLE,
IT WILL DRAW THE SICKNESS OUT OF THE ROOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT COLLECTORS HOME ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

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

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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If the opposite of pro is con
Then the opposite of progress is congress


 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

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