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CAT SUPERSTITIONS

IT A CAT WASHES ITS FACE IT IS A SURE SIGN OF COMPANY.

Submitter comment: FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AT HOME WHO IS OF
IRISH DESCENT.

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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VISITORS

IF A PERSON COMES INTO THE HOUSE BY ONE DOOR AND LEAVES
BY ANOTHER IT IS A SURE SIGN OF A VISITOR.

Submitter comment: FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AT HOME WHO IS OF
IRISH DESCENT.

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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THE THING THAT GOES THE FARTHEST,
THE THING THAT'S MOST WORTHWHILE,
THE THING THAT COSTS THE LEAST AND DOES THE MOST,
IS JUST A PLEASANT SMILE.
(SIGNED) RICKY HOFFMAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM ; GRADE SCHOOL ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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CHILDBIRTH

EVEN THE STONES IN THE ROAD KNOW THAT A WOMAN WHO DIES IN CHILD-
BIRTH IS DESTINED FOR GLORY.

Submitter comment: FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AT HOME WHO IS OF IRISH
DESCENT.

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONIFICATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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CLOTHING LORE

IF YOU FIND A PIECE OF WHITE THREAD ON YOUR CLOTHING
IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU WILL GET A LEETER FROM A
LIGHT HAIRED PERSON. IF YOU FIND A PIECE OF DARK
THREAD ON YOUR CLOTHING, IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU WILL
GET A LETTER FROM A DARK HAIRED PERSON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM THE RURAL COMMUNITY NEAR
KINNECOTT, ONTARIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RECTORY ; BIRMINGHAM ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
Observation

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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BURN A BLESSED CANDLE IN A WINDOW TO PROTECT THE
HOUSE FROM STORM DAMAGE.

Submitter comment: FATHER MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER, WHO IS
OF IRISH DESCENT AND WAS RAISED IN A RURAL
COMMUNITY NEAR KINNECOTT, ONTARIO (CANADA).

Where learned: DETROIT ; RECTORY ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.1
BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.25

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IF THERE ARE FOUR PEOPLE GREETING ONE ANOTHER AND TWO
OF THEM SHAKE HANDS ACROSS THE HAND SHAKE OF THE OTHER
TWO, THERE WILL BE A WEDDING.

Submitter comment: MRS.. MALONY LEARNED THIS WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD. SHE WAS
BORN AND RAISED IN IRELAND.

Where learned: DETROIT ; RECTORY ; IRELAND ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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VERSE AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; ROSES ARE RED, AND OTHER SUCH ASSOCIATIONS (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

ROSES ARE RED,/ VIOLETS ARE BLUE/ WHEN I TAKE A SHOWER/ I THINK
OF YOU. DRIP, DRIP, DRIP SUSAN ADAMS

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; HOLY NAME GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INSULT SLANG ; PARODY ; QUATRAIN FUNCTION ; RHYME: ABCBD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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VERSE AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

ROSES ARE RED,/ VIOLETS ARE BLUE/ WHEN I TAKE A SHOWER/ I THINK
OF YOU. DRIP, DRIP, DRIP SUSAN ADAMS

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; HOLY NAME GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INSULT SLANG ; PARODY ; QUATRAIN FUNCTION ; RHYME: ABCBD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

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