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SILENCE IN THE GALLERY,
SILENCE IN THE PIT,
THE LADIES IN THE BOXES,
CANNOT HEAR A BIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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Custom/Belief

You should make a wish when you enter a church for the first time.

Submitter comment:

Informant revealed this custom when the new parish church was built several years ago.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CHURCH ; CUSTOM ; RELIGION ; WISH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church

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POLISH CHRISTMAS EVE CUSTOMS

ON CHRISTMAS EVE THE POLISH HAVE A HUGE MAIN SUPPER. THIS SUPPER
USUALLY CONSISTS OF ELEVEN DIFFERENT FOODS NONE OF WHICH MAY BE
MEAT. ALOT OF VEGETABLES ARE EATEN AT THIS MEAL INCLUDING
CABBAGE, MUSHROOMS, BEET SOUP AND DUMPLINGS. ALSO AT THIS MEAL A
SQUARE WAFER, WHICH HAS BEEN BLESSED IS PASSED AROUND THE TABLE.
EACH PERSON WISHING THE PERSON TO HIS SIDE, WELL, WHILE TAKING
A PIECE OF IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday

Subject headings: 122 Christmas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve F122.82
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.11

Date learned: 10-22-1971

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SUPERSTITION AMONG JAZZ MUSICIANS.

"NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME." JAZZ MUSICIANS HAVE A
SUPERSTITION IN WHICH THEY WILL ONLY PLAY AT NIGHT BECAUSE
THEY BELIEVE THAT IF YOU PLAY DURING THE DAY THE "GIG"
WILL BE A BUMMER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS ; BAND CLASS

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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PIMPLES

IF YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM WITH FOOD IN YOUR MOUTH
YOU WILL GET PIMPLES ON YOUR TONGUE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HIS PARENTS
WHEN HE WAS NINE YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; COLLECTORS HOME ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; FUNCTION ; URINATION, DEFECATION

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

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POLISH BELIEF

THE POLISH HAVE A LARGE CANDLE CALLED GROMINCA. IT IS BLESSED ON
FEBRUARY SECOND AND IS USED TO BLESS AND PROTECT THE FAMILY DURING
STORMS. THIS CANDLE IS MADE OF PURE BEESWAX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day

Date learned: 11-22-1971

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IF YOU'RE BOWLING AND YOU PUT TOGETHER A STRING OF STRIKES
IT'S BAD LUCK TO ADD THE SCORE OF THE BOWLER. YOU SHOULD
ONLY PUT THE X'S FOR THE STRIKES HE SCORES AND DON'T
ADD THE NUMBER SCORE UNTIL HE FINISHES HIS STRING.
IF YOU ADD THE SCORE BEFORE, HE WILL BREAK THE STRING
AND IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS AN OLD CUSTOM IN BOWLING.

Data entry tech comment: TOO BAD IF HE'S USING A MACHINE WITH AUTOMATIC SCORING!

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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STREET OF NO RETURN

THERE IS A STREET NEAR 26 MILE ROAD THAT HAS BEEN NAMED THE STREET
OF NO RETURN. IT IS OUT IN THE COUNTRY AND ALL AROUND IT THE
SCENERY IS BEAUTIFUL AND GREEN BUT WHEN YOU TURN DOWN THIS STREET
EVERYTHING IS DEAD, THERE IS NO WILDLIFE AROUND AND NO TREES ETC.
IF YOU GO DOWN THIS STREET FAR ENOUGH YOU WILL NEVER RETURN.

Submitter comment: JEAN HEARD OF THIS STREET WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL; NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PEOPLE, BUT SHE DOES RECALL AN INSTANCE THAT
SOMEONE SHE KNEW IN SCHOOL WENT DOWN WITH A COUPLE OF GUYS AND NO
ONE EVER FOUND THEM AFTER THAT.

Where learned: HOME ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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Superstition: Baseball

THERE HAS BEEN A PREVAILING BELIEF AMONG THE VARIOUS
BASEBALL BROADCASTERS THAT I HAVE HEARD OVER THE
YEARS, IN THE BAD LUCK OF MENTIONING THE FACT THAT A
PITCHER IS WORKING ON A NO HIT GAME. IF ONE MENTIONS
THE IMPENDING NO-HITTER, THE SUPERSTITION GOES, THE
NO-HITTER WILL NOT CONTINUE FOR THE PITCHER WILL HAVE
BEEN JINXED BY THE MENTIONING OF HIS NEARLY COMPLETE
ACHIEVEMENT.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; BASEBALL ; BASEBALL STADIUM ; CHANCE ; CUSTOM ; Fan ; FATE ; jinx ; LUCK ; No-Hitter ; Shutout ; SPORTS ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport S555.522

Date learned: 11-23-1970

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ENGLISH FOLK SONG

PAT MAY BE FOOLISH,
AND VERY OFTEN WRONG;
PAT HAS GOT A TEMPER,
THAT DON,T LAST VERY LONG.
PAT IS FOND OF JOLITY
THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS.
THERE NEVER WAS A COWARD
WHERE THE SHAMROCK GROWS.

Submitter comment:

IT'S ABOUT THE IRISH-NOT NECESSARILY ADMIRATION.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): IRELAND ; Irish ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; SONG ; Tune ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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CUSTOM

DEVIL'S NIGHT: THE NAME OF THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN ON WHICH
CHILDREN CREATE HAVOC IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F103

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IF IT RAINED WHEN A PERSON DIED, IT MEANT THAT THE ANGELS
WERE CRYING FOR HIM AND HE WENT TO HEAVEN.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT WHEN HE WAS TEN YEARS OLD BY
HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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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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Superstition: Baseball

IF YOU'RE PLAYING BASEBALL AND YOUR PITCHER IS PITCHING
A NO-HITTER, IT'S BAD LUCK TO TALK ABOUT IT AND SAY
ANYTHING ABOUT IT TO HIM. JUST PRETEND LIKE YOU
KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS AN OLD CUSTOM IN BASEBALL THAT I LEARNED FROM
PLAYING IT VERY EARLY IN LIFE.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS ; ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; BASEBALL ; BASEBALL STADIUM ; CHANCE ; CUSTOM ; Fan ; FATE ; jinx ; LUCK ; No-Hitter ; Shutout ; SPORTS ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NAME VERSE

TABLES ARE ROUND
CHAIRS ARE SQUARE
YOU AND _____
MAKE A GOOD PAIR.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF COLETTE BY A
SCHOOLMATE.

Data entry tech comment: ANY NAME CAL BE FILLED IN THE BLANK SPACE

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): LOVE ; OBSERVATION ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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A FISHERMAN'S PRAYER

EVERY YEAR ON CHRISTMAS DAY, THE OLD SAILORS TAKE THE NEW
SAILORS AND TEACH THEM THE PRAYER THAT WILL CUT THE
HURRICANE OR TORNADO IN TWO.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER RECALLED HEARING THIS STORY IN SICILY
WHEN SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Prayer

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I NEVER SAW A PURPLE COW,
I NEVER HOPE TO SEE ONE,
BUT I WILL TELL YOU ANYHOW,
I'D RATHER SEE THAN BE ONE!

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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(NAME) IN THE TUB,
(NAME)'S MOTHER FORGOT THE PLUG,
OH MY GOSH! OH MY SOUL!
THERE GOES (NAME) DOWN THE HOLE.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

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I LIVE NEAR AN OCEAN
DROP IN SOME TIME.
GLUG! GLUG! GLUG?

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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WAY DOWN SOUTH WHERE THE ORANGES GROW
YOU STEPPED ON AN ELEPHANT'S TOE.
THE ELEPHANT SAID, WITH A TEAR IN HIS EYE,
PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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