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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

RIN TIN TIN SAT ON A PIN.
HOW MANY INCHES DID IT GO IN?
1, 2, 3, ETC.
(UNTIL PERSON JUMPING MISSES.)

Where learned: LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.56

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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KNOCK-KNOCK STREET

THE STREET O'CONNER, WHICH IS LOCATED IN ST. CLAIR SHORES,
MICHIGAN, IS SAID TO BE HAUNTED BY THE GHOST OF AN 8-YEAR-OLD
GIRL WHO WAS DRAGGED TO HER DEATH ON THE BUMPER OF A CAR.
THE DRIVER OF THE CAR HEARD A KNOCKING ON THE BACK OF THE
VEHICLE BUT WAS UNAWARE AT THE TIME WHAT IT WAS. THE GIRL'S
MOTHER CURSED THE STREET SO THAT EVERY TIME A CAR WENT PAST
THE STREET, THE PASSENGERS WOULD HEAR THE KNOCKING.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Vehicle propelled by mechanical or other force on land
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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YOU MAKE ABOUT AS MUCH SENSE AS A CIGARETTE MACHINE IN A
CANCER WARD.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-23-1970

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THAT WENT OVER JUST ABOUT AS WELL AS A PREGNANT POLEVAULTER.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-23-1970

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I REMEMBER THE ONE, THERE WAS A MAN WHO WENT TO COMMUNION AND
HE DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT IT WAS REALLY GOD. SO WHEN THE PRIEST
GAVE HIM THE HOST, HE HURRIED UP AND TOOK IT OUT OF HIS
MOUTH AND PUT IT IN A HANDKERCHIEF, WRAPPED IT UP AND PUT
IT IN HIS POCKET. AND WHEN HE GOT HOME, HE WENT IN HIS
ROOM AND CLOSED THE DOOR, TOOK A HAMMER AND A NAIL, AND HE
NAILED THE HOST TO THE WALL, AND IT BEGAN TO BLEED. HE
DROWN {DROWNED} IN THE BLOOD.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Man
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A WATER-SKIER WHO FELL WHILE SKIING
AND BECAME TANGLED IN THE SEAWEED. BY THE TIME THE BOAT
HAD TURNED AROUND AND REACHED THE SKIER, THE PERSON HAD
ALREADY DROWNED.
I HEARD THIS WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS
TRUE OR NOT. I THINK IT SERVES AS A WARNING TO WATER-
SKIERS TO WATCH OUT FOR SEAWEEK. BEING A WATER-SKIER,
I KNOW THAT IT IS EASY TO BECOME TANGLED IN SEAWEED, BUT
IT IS EASY TO PULL IT OUT IF ONE IS BADLY TANGLED,
DROWNING WOULD NOT BE THAT EASY. BUT KNOWING THE STORY
EVERYTIME I HAVE FALLEN IN SEAWEED, IT SENDS CHILLS
THROUGH ME.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ACCIDENTAL DROWNING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AQUONELE (POPPY SEEDS)

THE CHILDREN STAND IN A CIRCLE AND HOLDING HANDS.
THEY SING THE FIRST VERSE. SINGING ZODZIUS: "SEJA
SITAIP, VA IR VA KAIP"--THE CHILDREN DO SOWING MOTIONS
FIRST WITH THEIR RIGHT HAND, THEN THEIR LEFT. SINGING
ON, "TAIP, TAIP AQUONELES SEJA"--EVERYONE CLAPS TWICE
AND TURNS AROUND SLOWLY, IN A FULL CIRCLE, TO THE RIGHT.
THEY REPEAT AGAIN TO THE LEFT.
SINGING THAT THE POPPY SEEDS ARE COMING UP--THE CHILDREN
STOOP DOWN, SHOWING WITH THEIR FINGERS HOW THE POPPY
SEEDS ARE BREAKING THROUGH. THEY AGAIN CLAP 2 AND TURN
TO THE RIGHT, CLAP 2 AGAIN AND TURN TO THE LEFT.

Submitter comment: SEJA SITAIP VA IR VA KAIP--SHOWING HOW THEY PLANT THE
POPPY SEEDS. SECOND QUOTE: THIS IS HOW, THIS IS HOW
THE POPPIES ARE PLANTED. SINGING OF HOW THEY ARE GROWING (THE POPPY SEEDS), THE CHILDREN STOOP DOWN AND SLOWLY RISE UP, SHOWING HOW HIGH THEY GROW. SINGING OF HOW THE POPPIES BLOOM, THE CHILDREN SLOWLY RAISE THEIR HANDS, HOLDING THEM TOGETHER, AND LEANING BACK JUST A LITTLE. SINGING OF HOW THE POPPIES RIPEN--THE CHILDREN, WITH HANDS RAISED, IMITATE WITH THEIR PALMS THE ROUND HEAD OF A POPPY. SINGING OF HOW THE POPPIES ARE SHAKEN DOWN, THE CHILDREN TURN ROWARDS EACH OTHER, PLACE THEIR HANDS ON EACH OTHERS ARMS ABOVE THE ELBOWS AND SHAKE. SINGING OF HOW THE POPPIES ARE BEING GRINDED--THE CHILDREN STOOP DOWN AND EVERYONE WITH THEIR RIGHT HAND MAKE A CIRCLE, IMITATING GRINDING. SINGING OF HOW TO EAT POPPIES--THE CHILDREN STAND AND THROW HANDFULS INTO THEIR MOUTHS. "POPPY SEEDS" IS A VERY POPULAR SONG AMONG THE LITTLE KIDS. NO ONE KNOWS WHERE IT ORIGINATED FROM OR WHO WROTE (IT), SO IT IS TRUE FOLKLORE. MY MOTHER'S STEP-MOTHER TOLD ME THAT SHE LEARNED THAT WHEN SHE WAS ONLY SEVEN YEARS OLD. SO IT'S PRETTY OLD. ALL OF THESE GAME-VERSES ARE OLD, BUT THE KIDS LOVE THEM.
A COMBINATION OF BOTH DANCE AND GAME.

Where learned: SOUTHFIELD ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 03-27-1972

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I REMEMBER THE ONE, THERE WAS A MAN WHO WENT TO COMMUNION AND
HE DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT IT WAS REALLY GOD. SO WHEN THE PRIEST
GAVE HIM THE HOST, HE HURRIED UP AND TOOK IT OUT OF HIS
MOUTH AND PUT IT IN A HANDKERCHIEF, WRAPPED IT UP AND PUT
IT IN HIS POCKET. AND WHEN HE GOT HOME, HE WENT IN HIS
ROOM AND CLOSED THE DOOR, TOOK A HAMMER AND A NAIL, AND HE
NAILED THE HOST TO THE WALL, AND IT BEGAN TO BLEED. HE
DROWN {DROWNED} IN THE BLOOD.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Man
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A WATER-SKIER WHO FELL WHILE SKIING
AND BECAME TANGLED IN THE SEAWEED. BY THE TIME THE BOAT
HAD TURNED AROUND AND REACHED THE SKIER, THE PERSON HAD
ALREADY DROWNED.
I HEARD THIS WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS
TRUE OR NOT. I THINK IT SERVES AS A WARNING TO WATER-
SKIERS TO WATCH OUT FOR SEAWEEK. BEING A WATER-SKIER,
I KNOW THAT IT IS EASY TO BECOME TANGLED IN SEAWEED, BUT
IT IS EASY TO PULL IT OUT IF ONE IS BADLY TANGLED,
DROWNING WOULD NOT BE THAT EASY. BUT KNOWING THE STORY
EVERYTIME I HAVE FALLEN IN SEAWEED, IT SENDS CHILLS
THROUGH ME.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ACCIDENTAL DROWNING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN AN IRISH CHRISTMAS CAKE THERE IS ALWAYS PLACED
A GOLD RING SO THAT WHOEVER EATS THE PIECE OF CAKE
AND FINDS THE GOLD RING, WILL BE MARRIED WITHIN THE
NEXT YEAR.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS FROM MY IRISH LANDLADY AT CHRISTMAS TIME
OF 1970. I DON'T THINK SHE REALLY BELIEVED IT WOULD
HAPPEN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FORD'S CURVE; DEAD MAN'S CURVE

ON LAKESHORE ROAD, BETWEEN 8 AND 9 MILE ROADS IN GROSSE POINTE
SHORES, MICHIGAN, THERE IS A CURVE IN THE ROAD KNOWN AS "FORD'S
CURVE." THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTED MANY ACCIDENTS FROM KIDS
DRAG RACING ON THIS STREET. BRIAN, AT 19, RECEIVED A 1966
CORVETTE STING RAY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY. ONE DAY, DRIVING DOWN
LAKESHORE, ANOTHER CORVETTE APPROACHED HIM; THEY DECIDED TO
"DRAG." THE BOY IN THE OTHER CAR DIDN'T MAKE IT AFTER REACHING
THE CURVE--HE DIED 3 HOURS LATER. BRIAN ALSO ENDED UP IN
CRITICAL CONDITION FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. AFTER THIS FATAL ACCIDENT
THE CURVE WAS NAMED "DEAD MAN'S CURVE."

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Vehicle propelled by mechanical or other force on land

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.
A GAME I PLAYED WHEN I WAS YOUNG, YOU WEREN'T ALLOWED
TO STEP ON A LINE ON THE SIDEWALK. WE USUALLY PLAYED
WHILE WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL, IT MADE THE WALK SEEM
SHORTER.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MOCK PRAYER

O LORD, GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO
KEEP MY BIG MOUTH SHUT
WHEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT
THE HELL I'M TALKING ABOUT.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ALL THE RIBBONS FROM THE BRIDE-TO-BE'S SHOWER GIFTS
ARE SAVED AND MADE INTO A "RIBBON BOUQUET" TO USE
AT THE WEDDING REHEARSAL. THIS BRINGS HER GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bows

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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INSULTS AND WISECRACKS

RAY: HE REMINDS ME OF WHISTLER'S MOTHER
STANDING UP.
KAY: HE DOES, WHY?
RAY: HE'S OFF HIS ROCKER.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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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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COLOR

FOR ALL OFFICIAL CEREMONIES (INDUCTION OF PLEDGES,
INITIATION OF NEW MEMBERS AND FOUNDER'S DAY)
THE MEMBERS OF SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA WEAR WHITE DRESSES.
THE WHITE IS TO SIGNIFY THEIR INNOCENCE AND PURITY.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TAKEN FROM MY COLLECTION OF RECIPES:
THREE NAMES FOR THE SAME COOKY RECIPE:
THE GERMAN RECIPE WHICH I GOT FROM MY GRANDMOTHER--CRESCENTS.
THE POLISH RECIPE FROM MRS. EDNA BOLDE--RUSHKIES.
THE RECIPE FROM THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES, FROM MRS. J.
BROSTIEN--KATY'S COOKIES.
THE RECIPE: 1. 1 LB. FLOUR. 2. 1 LB. BUTTER. 3. 1 LB.
COTTAGE CHEESE IN GERMAN VERSION, 12 OZ. CREAM CHEESE IN
POLISH VERSION, AND 1 PINT SOUR DREAM AND 6 EGG YOLKS IN
SOUTHERN VERSION.
THE DOUGH IS MIXED AND CHILLED OVERNIGHT IN REFRIGERATOR.
THE GERMAN AND POLISH COOKIES ARE ROLLED OUT AND CUT IN
SHAPE OF A PLATE AND THEN CUT INTO FOURTHS. (DRAWING ON
5X8 CARD INDICATES CIRCLE DIVIDED ACROSS AND DOWN). EACH
WEDGE IS TOPPED WITH A SPOONFUL OF NUT OR FRUIT FILLING
AND ROLLED, BEGINNING WITH WIDEST SIDE, THEN ROLL IS
SHAPED INTO CRESCENT. THE SOUTHERN COOKIES ARE ROLLED
OUT AND CUT INTO RECTANGLES. THEN EACH IS TOPPED
WITH A SPOONFUL OF FRUIT OR NUT FILLING AND ROLLED,
BEGINNING WITH NARROW END. THEN BAKED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; UTICA

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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KNOCK-KNOCK STREET

THE STREET O'CONNER, WHICH IS LOCATED IN ST. CLAIR SHORES,
MICHIGAN, IS SAID TO BE HAUNTED BY THE GHOST OF AN 8-YEAR-OLD
GIRL WHO WAS DRAGGED TO HER DEATH ON THE BUMPER OF A CAR.
THE DRIVER OF THE CAR HEARD A KNOCKING ON THE BACK OF THE
VEHICLE BUT WAS UNAWARE AT THE TIME WHAT IT WAS. THE GIRL'S
MOTHER CURSED THE STREET SO THAT EVERY TIME A CAR WENT PAST
THE STREET, THE PASSENGERS WOULD HEAR THE KNOCKING.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Vehicle propelled by mechanical or other force on land
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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FORD'S CURVE; DEAD MAN'S CURVE

ON LAKESHORE ROAD, BETWEEN 8 AND 9 MILE ROADS IN GROSSE POINTE
SHORES, MICHIGAN, THERE IS A CURVE IN THE ROAD KNOWN AS "FORD'S
CURVE." THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTED MANY ACCIDENTS FROM KIDS
DRAG RACING ON THIS STREET. BRIAN, AT 19, RECEIVED A 1966
CORVETTE STING RAY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY. ONE DAY, DRIVING DOWN
LAKESHORE, ANOTHER CORVETTE APPROACHED HIM; THEY DECIDED TO
"DRAG." THE BOY IN THE OTHER CAR DIDN'T MAKE IT AFTER REACHING
THE CURVE--HE DIED 3 HOURS LATER. BRIAN ALSO ENDED UP IN
CRITICAL CONDITION FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. AFTER THIS FATAL ACCIDENT
THE CURVE WAS NAMED "DEAD MAN'S CURVE."

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Vehicle propelled by mechanical or other force on land

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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