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STORY OF ST. SEVERA

ABOUT THE WAX FIGURE OF THE LITTLE GIRL IN THE MAIN
CHURCH--IT IS A FIGURE OF ST. SEVERA, MARTYRED IN ROME
IN THE YEAR 269. HER TOMB WAS DISCOVERED IN 1730 IN A
VERY OLD CEMETERY ON THE VIA SALARIA. THE INSCRIPTION
ON HER TOMB DID NOT GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT
WAS ENOUGH TO BE THAT OF AN AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN
MARTYR. HER BONES WERE GATHERED IN A LITTLE BOX,
BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY, AND PRESENTED TO NOTRE DAME
IN 1867 BY BISHOP HAILANDIERE OF VINCENNES. NOTHING
IS KNOWN OF HER LIFE OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT SHE
WAS PUT TO DEATH FOR HER FAITH. THE BOX CONTAINING HER
BONES AND ASHES WAS PLACED AT THE HEAD OF THE WAX
FIGURE WHICH LIES UNDER THE GLASS INCLOSED ALTAR OF
THE RELICS IN ONE OF THE SIDE CHAPELS OF SACRED
HEART CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN AT U.N.D.

THE GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN UNDER THE SIDE ALTAR AT
NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY WAS AN INDIAN MAIDEN. SHE WAS
THE DAUGHTER OF A CHIEF, AND SHE WAS CONVERTED BY
ONE OF THE EARLY MISSIONARIES--ONE OF THE EARLY C.S.C.
FATHERS. HER DAD, THE CHIEF, HEARD ABOUT IT AND SLIT
HER THROAT RIGHT AFTER SHE RECEIVED HER FIRST
COMMUNION. SHE IS AN INDIAN--YOU CAN TELL FROM LOOKING
AT HER. SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE IN HER COMMUNION DRESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-25-1968

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GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN AT N.D.U.

INCLOSED IN A GLASS COFFIN UNDER ONE OF THE ALTARS AT
SACRED HEART CHURCH ON THE CAMPUS OF NOTRE DAME
UNIVERSITY, NOTRE DAME, INDIANA, IS THE BODY OF A
GIRL ABOUT TWELVE YEARS OF AGE. SHE IS CLOTHED IN
WHITE AND HAS A NOTICEABLE MARK ON HER THROAT.
SHE WAS A GIRL WHO BECAME A CATHOLIC AGAINST HER
FATHER'S WISHES, AND TOOK INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRST
COMMUNION UNBEKNOWNST TO HIM. ON THE DAY SHE
RECEIVED HER FIRST COMMUNION, HER FATHER RAN INTO
THE CHURCH AND, AS SHE TURNED FROM THE RAIL AFTER
RECEIVING COMMUNION, HE STABBED HER IN THE THROAT
AND SHE DIED IMMEDIATELY.
THAT IS WHY SHE HAS THE MARK ON HER THROAT, AND WHY
SHE IS CLOTHED IN HER FIRST COMMUNION OUTFIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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STORY OF ST. SEVERA

ABOUT THE WAX FIGURE OF THE LITTLE GIRL IN THE MAIN
CHURCH--IT IS A FIGURE OF ST. SEVERA, MARTYRED IN ROME
IN THE YEAR 269. HER TOMB WAS DISCOVERED IN 1730 IN A
VERY OLD CEMETERY ON THE VIA SALARIA. THE INSCRIPTION
ON HER TOMB DID NOT GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT
WAS ENOUGH TO BE THAT OF AN AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN
MARTYR. HER BONES WERE GATHERED IN A LITTLE BOX,
BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY, AND PRESENTED TO NOTRE DAME
IN 1867 BY BISHOP HAILANDIERE OF VINCENNES. NOTHING
IS KNOWN OF HER LIFE OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT SHE
WAS PUT TO DEATH FOR HER FAITH. THE BOX CONTAINING HER
BONES AND ASHES WAS PLACED AT THE HEAD OF THE WAX
FIGURE WHICH LIES UNDER THE GLASS INCLOSED ALTAR OF
THE RELICS IN ONE OF THE SIDE CHAPELS OF SACRED
HEART CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN AT U.N.D.

THE GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN UNDER THE SIDE ALTAR AT
NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY WAS AN INDIAN MAIDEN. SHE WAS
THE DAUGHTER OF A CHIEF, AND SHE WAS CONVERTED BY
ONE OF THE EARLY MISSIONARIES--ONE OF THE EARLY C.S.C.
FATHERS. HER DAD, THE CHIEF, HEARD ABOUT IT AND SLIT
HER THROAT RIGHT AFTER SHE RECEIVED HER FIRST
COMMUNION. SHE IS AN INDIAN--YOU CAN TELL FROM LOOKING
AT HER. SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE IN HER COMMUNION DRESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-25-1968

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Each year it is a known tradition that all freshmen must
be "laked" on their birthday. Laking includes a group of
around twenty guys that first smear shaving cream on the
birthday boy. He is then led down to St. Mary's Lake
where he receives his birthday swim. The tradition ends
with a goodnight song to the girls in Lewis Hall, and a
mass mooning from all the guys involved in the laking
event.

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame ; South Bend

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary

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3 MEN AT HOTEL RIDDLE

Q: THREE MEN WENT TO A HOTEL AND RENTED A ROOM. THE MANAGER CHARGED
THEM 30.00 DOLLARS $10.00 APIECE. THE ROOM WASN'T THAT GOOD SO THE
MANAGER DECIDED TO RETURN $5.00, TO SPLIT AMONG THE THREE MEN. THE
BELLBOY WAS SENT WITH THE MONEY AND ON THE WAY HE DECIDED TO KEEP
$2.00 AND GIVE THEM $3.00, $1.00 APIECE. THEREFORE, THEY EACH PAID
$9.00. BUT 9X3=27 AND 27+2>29. WHERE'S THE OTHER DOLLAR?
A: THAT'S THE WRONG WAY TO FIGURE IT OUT. THE MANAGER HAS $25.00.
25+5=30

James Callow comment: THE PATRONS HAVE $1 EACH=$3; THE BELLBOY HAS $2. TOTAL $30

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): MONETARY (Q) ; MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; PERSONS (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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The ghost of Knute Rockne, a past Notre Dame football player,
is thought to guide Notre Dame's football team during the
games.

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame ; South Bend

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- School

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The first snowfall at the University of Notre Dame, calls
for the annual snowball fight between the North Quad dorms
and the South Quad dorms.

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame ; South Bend

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 08-00-1986

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At the University of Notre Dame, the Wednesday before the
first home football game, there is a panty raid at the all
girl college, St. Mary's, which is across from Notre Dame's
campus.

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame ; South Bend

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 08-00-1986

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WINDOW IN THE DOGGIE JOKE

THERE WAS AN ECCENTRIC OLD LADY WHO HAD A LITTLE DOG
THAT SHE LOVED VERY MUCH AND JUST DOTED ON. THE DOG WAS
GETTING OLD AND HADN'T BEEN FELLING WELL, SO THE LADY TOOK
IT TO THE VET. THE DOCTOR TOLD HER THAT THE DOG HAD A
WEAK HEART AND WOULDN'T BE AROUND MUCH LONGER. HE SAID
HE JUST HAD A DOG WHO DIED AND SUGGESTED A HEART TRANSPLANT.
THE LADY CONSENTED AND THE DOCTOR WAS REALLY EXCITED
BECAUSE THIS WAS A FIRST--A HEART TRANSPLANT IN A DOG. THE
LADY WAS WATCHING THE DELICATE OPERATION AND THE SKILLFUL
DOCTOR ASKED THAT SINCE HE WAS ALREADY OPERATING, COULD
HE PUT A WINDOW IN THE DOG SO THEY COULD WATCH THE NEW
HEART WORK. THE LADY BEGAN TO WORRY ABOUT MONEY, BUT
CONSENTED ANYWAY.
FINALLY SHE GOT SO WORRIED ABOUT THE COST OF THE OPERATION
AND EVERYTHING THAT SHE THOUGHT SHE {HAD} BETTER INQUIRE
ABOUT IT. SHE ASKED THE DOCTOR, "HOW MUCH IS THAT WINDOW
IN THE DOGGIE?"

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame

Keyword(s): SONG: HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW.

James Callow Keyword(s): HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 03-28-1971

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WINDOW IN THE DOGGIE JOKE

THERE WAS AN ECCENTRIC OLD LADY WHO HAD A LITTLE DOG
THAT SHE LOVED VERY MUCH AND JUST DOTED ON. THE DOG WAS
GETTING OLD AND HADN'T BEEN FELLING WELL, SO THE LADY TOOK
IT TO THE VET. THE DOCTOR TOLD HER THAT THE DOG HAD A
WEAK HEART AND WOULDN'T BE AROUND MUCH LONGER. HE SAID
HE JUST HAD A DOG WHO DIED AND SUGGESTED A HEART TRANSPLANT.
THE LADY CONSENTED AND THE DOCTOR WAS REALLY EXCITED
BECAUSE THIS WAS A FIRST--A HEART TRANSPLANT IN A DOG. THE
LADY WAS WATCHING THE DELICATE OPERATION AND THE SKILLFUL
DOCTOR ASKED THAT SINCE HE WAS ALREADY OPERATING, COULD
HE PUT A WINDOW IN THE DOG SO THEY COULD WATCH THE NEW
HEART WORK. THE LADY BEGAN TO WORRY ABOUT MONEY, BUT
CONSENTED ANYWAY.
FINALLY SHE GOT SO WORRIED ABOUT THE COST OF THE OPERATION
AND EVERYTHING THAT SHE THOUGHT SHE {HAD} BETTER INQUIRE
ABOUT IT. SHE ASKED THE DOCTOR, "HOW MUCH IS THAT WINDOW
IN THE DOGGIE?"

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame

Keyword(s): SONG: HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW.

James Callow Keyword(s): HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 03-28-1971

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"I SEE," SAID THE BLIND MAN TO THE DEAF DOG AS THEY WALKED ALONG.

Where learned: INDIANA ; University of Notre Dame

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRADICTION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 02-04-1971

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GIRL IN THE GLASS COFFIN AT N.D.U.

INCLOSED IN A GLASS COFFIN UNDER ONE OF THE ALTARS AT
SACRED HEART CHURCH ON THE CAMPUS OF NOTRE DAME
UNIVERSITY, NOTRE DAME, INDIANA, IS THE BODY OF A
GIRL ABOUT TWELVE YEARS OF AGE. SHE IS CLOTHED IN
WHITE AND HAS A NOTICEABLE MARK ON HER THROAT.
SHE WAS A GIRL WHO BECAME A CATHOLIC AGAINST HER
FATHER'S WISHES, AND TOOK INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRST
COMMUNION UNBEKNOWNST TO HIM. ON THE DAY SHE
RECEIVED HER FIRST COMMUNION, HER FATHER RAN INTO
THE CHURCH AND, AS SHE TURNED FROM THE RAIL AFTER
RECEIVING COMMUNION, HE STABBED HER IN THE THROAT
AND SHE DIED IMMEDIATELY.
THAT IS WHY SHE HAS THE MARK ON HER THROAT, AND WHY
SHE IS CLOTHED IN HER FIRST COMMUNION OUTFIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; INDIANA ; BIRMINGHAM ; NOTRE DAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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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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