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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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CHILD WORMS

ITALIANS BELIEVE THAT STOMACH WORMS IN CHILDREN CAN BE CURED
BY HAVING THE CHILD WEAR A SPRIG OF GARLIC AROUND HIS NECK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

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PROVERBIAL VERSE

DO NOTHING, KNOW NOTHING
NIENTE SE TA,
NIENTE SE SA.

Data entry tech comment: ITALIAN PROVERB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; PARALLELISM

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

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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ITALIAN PROVERB

DON'T CRY OVER SPILLED OIL

Data entry tech comment: ITALIAN VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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PROVERB

A PROVERB SUPPOSEDLY ORIGINATING IN ITALY
UNA MANO LAVA CON LARTRA
ONE HAND WASHES THE OTHER

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS ITALIAN TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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CUSTOMS DURING PREGNANCY

IF YOU WANT YOUR FUTURE OFFSPING TO BE A MUSICIAN IT IS ADVISABLE
THAT YOU ATTEND A LOT OF CONCERTS.

Submitter comment: AN ITALIAN BELIEF

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): ADVICE PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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ITALIAN PROVERB

AQUA FRESCA REFRESCA SUE CORE. (ITALIAN)

Submitter comment: COLD WATER REFRESHES THE HEART. (LITERAL TRANSLATION)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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WHALING LEGEND

NEW ENGLAND WHALERS POPULARIZED THE TERM, "NANTUCKET SLEIGH RIDE."
THIS PERTAINS TO A WHALE WHICH, ONCE SPEARED, WILL TAKE OFF AND
LEAD THE WHALE BOAT FOR A "NANTUCKET SLEIGH RIDE."

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS IN SCHOOL AND FROM THE MOVIE "MOBY DICK."

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- M440

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HAMPTON BEACH, HAMPTON NEW HAMPSHIRE

ON HAMPTON BEACH, NEAR THE BOAR'S HEAD, IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE SITE
OF THE GRAVE OF LIEF ERICKSON'S FATHER, ERIC THE RED, WHO DIED ON
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COAST A FEW HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE COLUMBUS.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS THROUGH GOING TO HAMPTON BEACH EVERY SUMMER SINCE
I WAS SIX.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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PURGATORY FALLS, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

AN AREA NEAR NORTH RIVER ROAD IN THE OLD QUARRY DISTRICT OF
MILFORD HAS A SET OF FOOTPRINTS AT THE BOTTOM OF A SMALL WATER-
FALL. THESE FOOTPRINTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BELONG TO THE DEVIL AND
ALL THE CHILDREN CALL THIS AREA PURGATORY FALLS.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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SAUHEGAN RIVER, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

THIS RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH MILFORD HAS A LEGEND THAT GOES LIKE
THIS: AN INDIAN WHO WAS HUNTING FOR HIS PIGS BY A RIVER SLIPPED
AND SCARED THEM AWAY. FROM THIS ACTION HE EXCLAIMED, "SCAW-HE-
GONE." (NOW KNOWN AS SOUHEGAN.)

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS WITH WHOM I GREW UP.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): SOW?

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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NEW HAMPSHIRE'S WHITE MOUNTAINS

NEW HAMPSHIRE'S WHITE MOUNTAINS GOT THE NAME OF WHITE MOUNTAINS
BECAUSE OF THE CRYSTALS FOUND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS AND THE
BRILLIANCE OF THE CRYSTALS GAVE THE IMPRESSION OF WHITENESS.

Submitter comment: I PICKED THIS UP IN A BARBER SHOP NEAR THE WHITE MOUNTAINS ONE
SUMMER.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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OAK ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA

ON THIS ISLAND, THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IMMENSE TREASURE. MANY
PROSPECTORS HAVE TRIED TO FIND IT BY BUILDING MINING SHAFTS. AT
ONE TIME, THE PROSPECTORS HIT A SLAB OF WOOD AND FOUND SOME GOLD.
BUT SINCE THEN, THE PROSPECTORS HAVE HAD BAD LUCK, THEIR SHAFTS
HAVE MYSTERIOUSLY FLOODED AND NO GOLD HAS TURNED UP. IN ADDITION,
THERE HAVE BEEN INCIDENTS OF CRIME ON THE ISLAND, (AND) A FEW
PROSPECTORS HAVE EVEN BEEN KILLED.

Submitter comment: I READ THIS IN "TRUE" MAGAZINE A FEW YEARS BACK.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Gold Silver Copper
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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LEGEND OF OCEAN-BORN MARY

THERE IS A HOUSE NEAR HENNIKER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THAT IS THE SITE OF
THE LEGEND OF OCEAN-BORN MARY. THE STORY GOES THAT A SHIP OF IMMI-
GRANTS FROM ENGLAND WAS STOPPED BY PIRATES OFF THE MASSACHUSETTS
COAST. THE PIRATE CAPTAIN HEARD THE WAIL OF A BABY, AND HE
DEMANDED TO SEE THE CHILD. LEARNING THAT THE CHILD WAS UNNAMED, HE
ASKED IF HE COULD NAME IT, BECAUSE IF HE COULD, THEN NO HARM COULD
BEFALL THE SHIP. IT WAS AGREED, AND THE CHILD WAS NAMED MARY.
MARY WAS BROUGHT UP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN, WHO
LIVED NEAR HER.
THE PIRATE CAPTAIN, IN HIS OLD AGE, CAME BACK TO HENNIKER TO SETTLE
AND TO BE NEAR MARY.
THE LEGEND IS THAT ONE NIGHT, THE CAPTAIN BURIED A TREASURE CHEST
NEAR THE HOUSE. MARY, WHO WAS MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE, NEVER
REVEALED THE SECRET WHEREABOUTS OF THE TREASURE AND DIED OF OLD
AGE. TODAY, PEOPLE SAY THE PLACE IS HAUNTED AND THAT EVERY SPRING
AFTER THE HEAVY RAINS, GOLD PIECES CAN BE FOUND IN THE MUD. BUT
NO ONE HAS FOUND THE CHEST.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

MY MOTHER AND YOUR MOTHER WERE HANGING UP CLOTHES. MY MOTHER
SOCKED YOUR MOTHER RIGHT IN THE NOSE. WHAT COLOR WAS THE BLOOD
ANY COLOR AT ALL? R-E-D SPELLS RED AND YOU ARE NOT IT.

Submitter comment: THE CHILDREN SIT IN A CIRCLE AND THE CALLER TOUCHES ONE FOOT
FOR EACH WORD HE SAYS. THE LAST PERSON TOUCHED WITHDRAWS HIS
FOOT. THIS CONTINUES UNTIL ONLY ONE PERSON IS LEFT. HE THEN IS IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

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

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

MY MOTHER AND YOUR MOTHER LIVE ACROSS THE STREET, EIGHTEEN NINETEEN
BROADWAY STREET. EVERY NIGHT THEY HAVE A FIGHT AND THIS IS WHAT
THEY SAY, ICKI BICKI SODA CRACKER ICKIBICKI BOO ICKI BICKI SODA
CRACKER OUT GOES YOU.

Submitter comment: THE CHILDREN SIT IN A CIRCLE AND THE CALLER TOUCHES ONE FOOT
FOR EACH WORD HE SAYS. THE LAST PERSON TOUCHED WITHDRAWS HIS
FOOT. THIS CONTINUES UNTIL ONLY ONE PERSON IS LEFT. HE THEN IS IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

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

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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DUCK DUCK GOOSE

THE CHILDREN SIT ON THE GROUND IN A CIRCLE. CHILD A IS CHOSEN AS IT.
CHILD A THEN WALKS AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE CIRCLE AND PLACES
THE PALM OF HIS HAND ON THE HEAD OF EACH CHILD HE PASSES. WHEN
CHILD A TOUCHES ANOTHER HE WILL EITHER SAY DUCK OR GOOSE. IF HE
SAYS DUCK NOTHING HAPPENS AND HE JUST CONTINUES TO THE NEXT CHILD.
IF HE SAYS GOOSE HOWEVER THE PERSON WHOM CHILD A IS TOUCHING
MUST ATTEMPT TO TAG CHILD A BEFORE HE IS ABLE TO RUN AROUND THE
CIRCLE AND SIT IN THE NOW VACANT SPOT. IF CHILD A IS TAGGED HE
REMAINS IT. IF HE IS NOT TAGGED THEN THE NEW CHILD IS IT.

Submitter comment: THIS GAME IS BEST PLAYED WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF VERY YOUNG
CHILDREN. THIS IS JUST A VARIATION ON THE TAG CONCEPT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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POPE JOKE

DID YOU HEAR THAT CARDINAL SICOLA IS IN THE RUNNING FOR POPE?
IF HE WERE CHOSEN THEN WE WOULD HAVE POPE SICOLA

Submitter comment: A RASH OF JOKES BEGAN IN 1978 RIGHT AROUND THE TIME OF THE
SELECTION OF THE NEW POLISH POPE. THESE JOKES ARE REALLY JUST
STANDARD POLISH JOKES WITH A RELIGIOUS TWIST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON PEPSI COLA, A SOFT DRINK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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RED ROVER

TWO TEAMS ARE CHOSEN. THE TWO TEAMS STAND ABOUT TWENTY YARDS
APART WITH HANDS CLASPED AND FACING EACH OTHER. TEAM1 THEN CHANTS RED
ROVER RED ROVER SEND BLANK RIGHT OVER,INSERTING THE NAME OF A
PLAYER ON TEAM 2 IN THE BLANK. THAT PLAYER THEN RUNS TOWARD
TEAM1 AND ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THROUGH THE CLASPED HANDS AT SOME
POINT ALONG THE LINE. IF HE BREAKS THROUGH HE IS ALLOWED TO
TAKE ONE OF THE TWO PLAYERS WHOSE GRIP HE BROKE BACK TO HIS TEAM.
IF HE DOES NOT BREAK THROUGH HE BECOMES A MEMBER OF TEAM1. EACH
TEAM TAKES TURN CALLING PEOPLE. PLAY CONTINUES UNTIL ALL OF ONE
TEAM IS CONSUMED BY ANOTHER.

Submitter comment: THIS GAME IS BEST PLAYED WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN. ALSO
IT SEEMS TO BE MORE APPEALING TO YOUNG BOYS BECAUSE OF THE PHYSICAL
NATURE OF THE GAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.524

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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BURIED TREASURE

NEAR NORTHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, CAPTAIN KIDD IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE
BURIED A TREASURE AND LEFT A DEAD PIRATE TO GUARD IT. AND IT IS
SAID THAT HIS SHIP CAN BE SEEN COMING UP THE INLET RIVER TO SEE IF
THE LOOT IS SECURE. ONCE CONVINCED THAT THE TREASURE IS SECURE,
THE CAPTAIN AND HIS SHIP LEAVE.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS FROM EDWARD ROSE SNOW ON THE RADIO PROGRAM "CONTACT,"
WBZ-RADIO.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

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