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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ARABIAN WOMEN ARE NOT JUDGED BY FACIAL BEAUTY,
BUT THE BEAUTY OF THEIR HAIR. THE BLACKER THE HAIR
THE PRETTIER THE GIRL.

Submitter comment: OLD COUNTRY TRADITION.

Where learned: J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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THE WEDDING RING IS WORN ON THE LEFT HAND, THIRD
FINGER, BECAUSE THE ANCIENTS BELIEVED THERE WAS A
VEIN IN THAT FINGER THAT LED DIRECTLY TO THE HEART.
A RING ON THAT FINGER SYMBOLIZED THE LOVE IN A
PERSON'S HEART FOR HIS PARTNER.

Where learned: J L HUDSONS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Worn on left hand

Date learned: 10-06-1969

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DO NOT REMOVE THE VEIL OF A MARRIED WOMAN
BECAUSE IT COULD CAUSE HER DEATH BY THE HAND OF
HER HUSBAND.

Submitter comment: OLD COUNTRY TRADITION.

Where learned: J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Removing veil

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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IF YOU WANT TO REMOVE A WART YOU TAKE A PIECE OF MEAT AND
RUB IT OVER THE WART. THEN YOU BURY THE MEAT AND WHEN THE
MEAT ROTS, THE WART WILL FALL OFF.

Submitter comment: HEARD IT FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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LUCK

HAPPY IS THE BRIDE WHO HAS RAIN ON HER WEDDING DAY.

Submitter comment: RAIN IS A SIGN OF CLEANSING. THE RAIN WILL WASH AWAY
EVIL SPIRITS AND MAKE THE PATH CLEAR AND FREE FOR THE
NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE.

Where learned: J L HUDSONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage P545.056
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 10-13-1969

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WORMS

BREAK THE BUDS OFF SOME GARLIC AND TAKE A NEEDLE AND THREAD
AND THREAD THE NEEDLE THROUGH THE BUDS.
THEN STRING IT AROUND YOUR NECK.
THIS WILL KEEP ANY WORMS IN YOUR STOMACH
FROM CRAWLING UP YOUR THROAT AND STRANGLING YOU.

Submitter comment: HIS MOTHER BELIEVES THIS TO BE THE GOSPEL TRUTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-30-1967

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Superstition

Superstition: Bad Luck:

A howling dog means someone will die shortly.

Submitter comment:

[Informant] learned from her grandmother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880] crossed out and replaced with P870

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; BELIEF ; DOG ; Howling ; OMEN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Observation

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Proverb

It's better to keep silent and let people think you are stupid than to open your mouth and prove it.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

You can't recall someone?

Where learned: J L HUDSONS

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; Mouth ; Proof ; PROVERB ; SILENCE ; Stupid ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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A PERSON BORN ON DECEMBER 25TH DIRECTLY AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
WILL NOT LIVE LONG.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 25TH AND DIED QUITE EARLY IN
LIFE. WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS BORN ON THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT I DON'T
KNOW.

Where learned: DETROIT ; WORK ; J L HUDSONS ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Predictions

Date learned: 10-13-1969

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