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WHEN YOU'RE OLD AND THINK YOU'RE SWEET,
TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES AND SMELL YOUR FEET.
(SIGNED) WILLIAM PINARD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DO NOT MEET,
TOGETHER WE WILL STAND THE HEAT.
AND IF IT GETS EXTREMELY HOT,
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.
(SIGNED) MARGARET HAUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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HAY FEVER

HALF OF A SOUP BOWL FULL OF HORSE RADISH, FILL REST OF BOWL
WITH HONEY. EAT SIX TEASPOONS FULL BEFOREEACH MEAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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BURNS

FOR BURNS APPLY SPIRITS OF PEPPERMINT DIRECTLY TO THE BURNS.
THIS IS GOOD FOR THE PAIN AND AIDS IN HEALING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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PERSON KNOCKED OUT

HALF CUP OF VINEGAR
TWO TABLESPOONS OF SODA
TAKE THE VINEGAR AND SODA AND DISSOLVE THEM TOGETHER, THIS
MIXTURE WILL WAKE THE PERSON UP QUICKLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): UNCONSCIOUS INSENSIBLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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HAY FEVER

BUY A BOTTLE OF LYCERINE. PUT IT UP YOUR NOSE WITH A GLASS
TUBE. QUICKLY CLEARS YOUR HAY FEVER FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): LISTERINE? GLYCERINE?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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SORE THROAT

HALF A TEASPOON OF BORIC ACID TO A TUMBLER OF HOT WATER, USE
THIS MIXTURE TO GARGLE OFTEN DURING THE DAY AND BEFORE BE:.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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BRUISES

COAL OIL OR KEROSENE RUBBED ON THE AREA WILL PREVENT THE SKIN
FROM TURNING BLACK AND BLUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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WHEN PLANTING POTATOES EACH SLICE MUST HAVE THREE EYES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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BOWEL TREATMENT

FOUR GLASSES OF WATER, IF THIS FAILS TO WORK TAKE SIX OUNCES OF
COTTON SEED OIL FOLLOWED BY A GLASS OF MILK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): CONSTIPATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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ACUTE INDIGESTION

TAKE ONE TEASPOON OF CHAMAMILE FLOWER HERBS TO ONE CUP OF HOT
WATER, STEEP THIS MIXTURE AND DRINK IT. IT WILL CAUSE PERSON
TO BELCH IF MIXED PROPERLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): CAMOMILE ; CHAMOMILE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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BURNING EYES

DICE A RAW POTATOE AND PUT IT OVER THE EYES. THIS WILL DRAW THE
BURN OUT AND THE POTATOE WILL ABSORB IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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INSECTS ON FLOWERS

SLICE RAW POTATOES AROUND THE PLANT. WHEN THE SLICES ARE FULL
OF INSECTS THROW THESE AWAY AND REPLACE WITH NEW SLICES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F475

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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WHOOPING COUGH

TO CURE THIS STEEP SOME DRIED CHESTNUT LEAVES AND INHALE THE
VAPORS AND LATER DRINK THE BREW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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IN THEIR RELIGIOUS TRAINING THE PENNSYVANIA DUTCH CHILDREN MAY
BE TAUGHT THE EARTH IS FLAT. SOME GROUPS BELIEVE THIS BECAUSE
THE MAPS IN THE BIBLE MAKE THE WORLD LOOK FLAT AND THEY ACCEPT
COMPLETELY EVERYTHING CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE, FROM COVER TO
COVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Universe
BELIEF -- P439
BELIEF -- Formation

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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NEVER PLANT POTATOES NEXT TO ONIONS BECAUSE THE ONIONS WILL GET
IN TO THE POTATOE EYES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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PLANT BEANS DURING THE FULL MOON, THAT WAY YOU WILL HAVE BEANS
THAT ARE FULL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F476
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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TO DRIVE FLIES FROM THE HOUSE

SATURATE RAGS WITH OIL OF SASSAFRAS AND LAY THEM ON WINDOWS
AND NEXT TO DOORWAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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WHEN TAKING A SHOT OF WHISKY DRINK A GLASS OF WATER.} / THIS WILL
KEEP YOU FROM GETTING ULCERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): WHISKEY

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

Date learned: 10-01-1972

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IN THE CASE OF A DOG HAVING WORMS THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF
THEM IS FORCE THE DOG TO TAKE TWO SHOTS OF RUM AND AFTER THAT
GIVE HIM ALL THE WATER HE WANTS. THE WORMS WILL BE GONE AFTER
TWO SUCH TREATMENTS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- P753

Date learned: 10-01-1972

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