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ARABIAN CUSTOM

WHEN (A) BODY IS BURIED IN ARABIA IT ALWAYS FACED
THE EAST AND NEVER THE WEST.

Submitter comment: TRADITION OF OLD COUNTRY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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BELIEF-DAILY LIFE

DON'T TELL A DREAM BEFORE BREAKFAST OR IT WILL COME TRUE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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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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HICCUPS

TO GET RID OF HICCUPS DRINK A GLASS OF WATER
FROM THE BACK OF THE LIP OF THE GLASS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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OBSERVATIONS

THINGS GROW WITH THE MOON.
IF A PERSON CUTS THEIR HAIR WHEN THERE IS A NEW MOON,
IT WILL GROW WITH THE MOON.
IF A PERSON CUTS THEIR HAIR WHEN THERE'S A FULL MOON,
IT WILL GROW SLOWLY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS

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

Date learned: 10-13-1969

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EKA BEKA SODA CRACKER/EKA BEKA BOO
EKA BEKA SODA CRAKER/ OUT GOES YOU.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM SCHOOL FRIENDS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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BELIEF-HOME

DON'T TAKE A BATH DURING AN ELECTRICAL STORM FOR FEAR OF
ELECTROCUTION.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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METHOD OF CURING

THE BEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO CURE A SWOLLEN GOITER
IS TO WRAP A GREEN SNAKE (CAN BE A GARDEN SNAKE) AROUND YOUR NECK
AND KEEP IT THERE FOR 1 OR 2 HOURS UNTIL THE SWELLING GOES AWAY.

Submitter comment: ACCORDING TO THE INDIAN (AMERICAN) GIRL THAT GAVE ME THIS,
IT HAS CURED MANY GOITERS FOR HER BROTHER-IN-LAW.

Data entry tech comment: THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVES CONTAINS SEVERAL SIMILAR ITEMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; SYMPATHETIC MAGIC ; TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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KNIFE, FORK AND SPOON BELIEF

TO DROP A KNIFE, FORK, OR SPOON MEANS COMPANY COMING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

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

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GOOD LUCK

TAKE THREE VERY SILVER QUARTERS AND PUT THEM ON YOUR BACK.
NEXT TAKE A GLASS AND PUT IT OVER THE THREE QUARTERS.
FINALLY, LIGHT A CANDLE UNDER THE GLASS AND IT WILL DRAW
ALL OF THE EVIL SPIRITS OUT OF YOUR BACK.

Submitter comment: HIS GRANDMOTHER TOLD HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Keyword(s): BACKACHE ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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IF AN EXPECTANT MOTHER EATS LOADS OF BANANAS, SHE'LL
HAVE A BOY.

Where learned: DEPARTMENT STORE ; HUDSONS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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INDIAN CORN SOUP

IN ORDER TO MAKE INDIAN CORN SOUP, ONE MUST FIRST
OBTAIN SOME INDIAN CORN STALKS. TAKE THE STALKS
AND PLACE THEM IN A PAN OVER A FIRE. THE HEAT
WILL CAUSE THE CORN KERNELS TO POP. TAKE THE POPPED
KERNELS AND WASH THEM FIRST IN ASHES AND THEN
IN LYE. REPEAT THIS PROCEDURE TWICE. AFTER COMPLETING
THE KERNEL WASHING, PLACE THE CORN IN A POT FILLED
WITH WATER, ADD SALT AND BRING THE MIXTURE TO A BOIL.
LET THE WATER BOIL FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. THEN THE SOUP
SHOULD BE DONE.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; WORK ; J L HUDSONS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Mixed preparation in liquid

Date learned: 10-13-1969

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AN OMEN

IF THERE IS A PIECE OF STRING, THREAD
LYING ON YOUR CLOTHES, THIS IS A SIGN
MEANING THAT YOU ARE GOING TO RECEIVE
A LETTER OR PACKAGE.

Where learned: WORK ; J L HUDSONS

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-13-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: A TRAVELER IS WALKING DOWN A ROAD WHEN HE COMES TO A FORK. NOT
KNOWING WHICH ROUTE TO TAKE HE DECIDES TO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS.
THERE IS A MAN AT EACH PATH. ONE ALWAYS TELLS THE TRUTH WHILE THE
OTHER ALWAYS LIES. IF OUR TRAVELER CAN ASK ONLY ONE MAN ONLY ONE
QUESTION WHAT IS HIS QUESTION AND WHO WILL HE ASK?
A: IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO HE ASKS IF HE SAYS - IF I ASK THE OTHER
MAN WHICH WAY I SHOULD GO, WHAT WILL HE TELL ME?
LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS ; DEPARTMENT STORE

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; AN ACTION (A) ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

MY INK IS PALE,
MY PEN IS POOR,
WHEN I COME TO WRITE,
I THINK OF YOU MORE AND MORE.

Where learned: KANSAS ; HUDSON

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB ; SLANT RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1933

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

WHATEVER SKIES MAY FIND ABOVE YOU,
WHEN XMAS COMES IT'S NICE TO KNOW
THAT THERE ARE FRIENDS WHO FONDLY LOVE YOU,
HOWEVER FAR AWAY YOU GO.

Where learned: KANSAS ; HUDSON

James Callow Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; FEMININE RHYME ; OBSERVATION

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

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IF SOMEONE TALKS BEHIND YOUR BACK, SPIT IN
FOUR CORNERS OF A ROOM.

Submitter comment:

HEARD FROM A FRIEND.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Corners ; CUSTOM ; GOSSIP ; Response ; SPIT ; SUPERSTITION ; TALK

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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CHILD WHOOPING COUGH CURE

CUT THREE SMALL BUNCHES OF HAIR FROM THE CROWN OF THE HEAD OF A CHILD
THAT HAS NEVER SEEN HIS FATHER;
SEW THIS HAIR UP IN AN UNBLEACHED CLOTH
AND HANG IT AROUND THE CHILD'S NECK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curer
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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COUGH

EAT BAKED ONIONS AND SUGAR SYRUP TO CURE A COUGH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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THE BODY IS BATHED BEFORE BURIAL AND WRAPPED IN WHITE
SHEETS. OLD TRADITION BECAUSE THE BODY, FACE, AND
HANDS CAME INTO THE WORLD CLEAN AND SHOULD LEAVE
IN THE SAME MANNER.

Submitter comment: OLD COUNTRY TRADITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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