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BECAUSE OF THE HIGH WORK ABSENTEEISM ON FRIDAYS AND MONDAYS
(DAYS SURROUNDING WEEKENDS, AND OR HOLIDAYS) AND THEREFORE
MANY TEMPORARY SUBSTITUTE WORKERS, AUTOMOBILES MADE
ON THESE DAYS ARE SUBJECT TO CONSIDERABLY MORE DEFECT
POSSIBILITIES.

Submitter comment:

SOME PEOPLE ARE SO SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT THIS THAT THEY REFUSE
DELIVERY OF SUCH CARS, SO SAID TIME MAGAZINE IN 1971.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TIME MAGAZINE

Keyword(s): Automotive ; Cars ; Defects ; Labor ; SUPERSTITION ; Time Magazine ; Workers

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 12-00-1971

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Custom: Holiday

IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN, THE UNATTACHED MEN WALKED
AROUND THE PLAZA COUNTER-CLOCKWISE, WHILE THE UNMARRIED
GIRLS WALKED IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. OCCASIONALLY,
THE GIRLS WILL REST ON OVERLOOKING BALCONIES, FROM
WHICH THEY WILL THROW SMALL DARTS TRAILING COLORED
STREAMERS. AFTER THE PARADE, THE MAN IS ENTITLED
TO VISIT ONLY BALCONIES DECORATED IN THE COLORS MATCHING
THE STREAMERS HE HOLDS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: Magazine

Keyword(s): Balcony ; COURTSHIP ; Dart ; ETHNIC ; Female ; Flirtation ; Male ; Parade ; Ribbon ; Spain ; Spanish ; Streamer ; Streamers

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

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Ethnic: Moravian

Burial Custom: Moravian:

Every Easter, headstones are brought to uniform whitenes and flowers bedeck virtually every grave of deceased Moravian members at Old Salem, North Carolina. At sunrise, approximately half a dozen bands march into the graveyard to celebrate the risen lord.

Submitter comment:

Read in National Geographic Magazine,  Dec. 1970

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself ; Magazine

Keyword(s): BURIAL ; CUSTOM ; Easter ; ETHNIC ; Funeral ; Moravian

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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MILK SNAKE FABLE

IN MEXICO, THE MYTH IS EVEN WILDER. THERE THEY BELIEVE THAT THE MILK
SNAKE LURKS IN HOUSES TO STEAL THE MILK FROM EXPECTANT MOTHERS.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE TWO MORE FROM THE SAME SOURCE.

Where learned: THE DETROIT NEWS MAGAZINE ; MILK

Keyword(s): REPTILES

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal

Date learned: 02-26-1967

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Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess.

 

Submitter comment:

On a church bulletin board in Fairbury, Illinois; recorded in Catholic Digest Magazine.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY ; ILLINOIS ; church bulletin board ; Catholic Digest Magazine ; Fairbury

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

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