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GOOD FRIDAY--SILENCE

IT IS COMMON AMONG MANY CATHOLICS TO KEEP SILENCE FROM 12 P.M. TO
3 P.M. THIS SHOWS A MORE FERVENT RESPECT FOR CHRIST WHO GAVE HIS
LIFE FOR OUR REDEMPTION.

Where learned: RECTORY

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday

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TRICKING SPIES

IN WORLD WAR ONE, WHEN SPIES WHO HAD INFILTRATED INTO ENEMY RANKS
WERE CAPTURED. THEY WERE PUT TO THE TEST. WHEN A GERMAN SPY
WHO CLAIMED TO BE FRENCH WAS CAUGHT, HE WAS ASKED TO REPEAT THE
WORD "GRENOUILLE" (FROG), WHICH SHOULD
SOUND SOMEWHAT LIKE GRRUNWEEAH
BUT A GERMAN WOULD ALWAYS SAY GRUNWEEHKH, MAKING A HARSH GUTTURAL
SOUND. SIMILARLY, WHEN A FRENCH SPY WAS CAUGHT BY THE GERMANS, HE
WAS ASKED TO SAY HATHAWAY BUT A FRENCHMAN COULD ONLY SUCCEED IN
SAYING HASSAWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK ; SAINT MARYS RECTORY

Keyword(s): PRONUNCIATION OF FOREIGN WORDS REVEALS IDENTITY AND NATIONALITY

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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CHRISTMAS

THE REASON WHY CHRISTMAS IS CELEBRATED ON DECEMBER 25TH IS... BECAUSE
THE ROMANS HAD THE FEAST OF THE LIGHT THAT THEY CELEBRATED ON
DECEMBER 25TH. THE CHRISTIANS TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING TO TAKE PLACE
ON DECEMBER 25TH THEY DECIDED IT WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO CELEBRATE
THE LORD'S BIRTHDAY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; SAINT AMBROSE RECTORY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.

Date learned: 02-27-1979

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TRAPPIST BURIAL

THE TRAPPIST MONKS ARE NOT BURIED IN A CASKET WHEN
THEY DIE. RATHER THEY ARE WRAPPED IN A WHITE
SHEET AND LAID INTO THE GROUND.

Where learned: RECTORY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 01-31-1968

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CLOTHING LORE

IF YOU FIND A PIECE OF WHITE THREAD ON YOUR CLOTHING
IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU WILL GET A LEETER FROM A
LIGHT HAIRED PERSON. IF YOU FIND A PIECE OF DARK
THREAD ON YOUR CLOTHING, IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU WILL
GET A LETTER FROM A DARK HAIRED PERSON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM THE RURAL COMMUNITY NEAR
KINNECOTT, ONTARIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RECTORY ; BIRMINGHAM ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
Observation

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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WHEN ENTERING A STRANGE CHURCH, MAKE A WISH AND
IT IS BOUND TO COME TRUE.
FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER
AT HOME, WHO IS OF IRISH DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Church
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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THE FIRST VISITOR IN THE HOME AFTER THE BIRTH OF A
BABY WILL BRING GOOD LUCK THROUGHOUT THE CHILD'S LIFE
IF IT IS A MAN AND BAD LUCK THROUGHOUT LIFE IF IT IS
A WOMAN. FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER
AT HOME, WHO IS OF IRISH DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.43
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.43

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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HOLIDAY FUN

WHEN A CHILD, MRS. MALONY, AND OTHER YOUNG GIRLS OF THE FAMILY AND
NEIGHBORHOOD WENT AROUND BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S COLLECTING
PIECES OF CHRISTMAS CAKE FROM THE NEIGHBORS. IF A GIRL ENDED WITH
12 PIECES OF CAKE SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MARRIED BEFORE HER NEXT
BIRTHDAY.

Submitter comment: MRS. MALONY LEARNED THIS WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD. SHE WAS BORN AND
RAISED IN IRELAND

Where learned: DETROIT ; RECTORY ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; HOLY NAME

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 28 Holy Innocents
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F123
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Single dishes

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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ASH WEDNESDAY

ASH WEDNESDAY IS A REMINDER OF DEATH IN THE CHURCH.

Where learned: DETROIT ; SAINT AMBROSE RECTORY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 02-27-1979

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BLESSING OF THE THROAT

A YOUNG CHILD CAME UP TO ST. BLAZE WITH A FISH BONE IN HIS THROAT.
SO ST. BLAZE PRAUED OVER HIM AND THE BONE WENT AWAY. HE BLESSED
THROATS ON HIS FEAST DAY. SOON IT BECAME A FEAST THROUGHOUT THE
CHURCH.

Where learned: DETROIT ; SAINT AMBROSE RECTORY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 3

Date learned: 02-27-1979

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THE REASON WHY THE SHAMROCK BECAME A SYMBOL ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY IS.
ST. PATRICK WAS ASKED ABOUT THE TRINITY AND IN ORDER TO EXPLAIN IT HE
BENT DOWN AND PICKED UP A THREE LEAF CLOVER AND STARTED TO EXPLAIN
HOW THE TRINITY AND A THREE LEAF CLOVER WERE SOMEWHAT THE SAME. WE
BELIEVED IN ONE GOD WITH THREE BEINGS. WHERE THE CLOVER LEAF HAD ONE
STEM WITH THREE BRANCHES.

Where learned: DETROIT ; SAINT AMBROSE RECTORY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick

Date learned: 02-27-1979

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LENT

LENT IS A CUSTOM OF THE CHURCH TO TAKE A BREAK. 40 DAYS WAS CHOSEN
BECAUSE IT WAS A GREAT NUMBER IN THE BIBLE.

Submitter comment: EXAMPLE OF THE NUMBER IS WHEN JESUS WENT INTO THE DESERT FOR 40 DAYS.
ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS WHEN THE VIRGIN HAD TO WAIT 40 DAYS AFTER
JESUS BIRTH TO BE PURIFIED IN THE CHURCH.

Where learned: DETROIT ; SAINT AMBROSE RECTORY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.1.40

Date learned: 02-27-1979

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LEGEND OF THE FLOWER

THE MEXICAN CALL THE POINSETTIA THE FLOWER OF THE HOLY NIGHT.
BECAUSE ON CHRISTMAS EVE LONG AGO, A POOR LITTLE BOY WENT TO CHURCH NN IN GREAT SADNESS BECAUSE HE HAD NO GIFT TO BRING THE HOLY CHILD.
HE DARED NOT ENTER THE CHURCH. SO HE KNELT OUTSIDE THE CHURCH
AND PRAYED TO GOD WITH TEARS, HE TOLD GOD HOW HE WANTED TO OFFER HIM
SOME TYPE OF GIFT. BUT BEING SO POOR HE COULDN'T AND HE DARED NOT
ENTER THE CHURCH WITH EMPTY ARMS. WHEN HE FINALLY ROSE FROM HIS
KNEES, HE NOTICED A FLOWER OF DAZZLING RED SPRINGING UP AT HIS FEET.

Where learned: DETROIT ; SAINT AMBROSE RECTORY

Subject headings: Custom / Festival
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant

Date learned: 02-27-1979

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MARDI GRAS

MARDI GRAS IS FRENCH FOR FAT TUESDAY. IT WAS SET UP TO EAT DRINK AND
BE MARRY BEFORE THE LENTEN SEASON, BECAUSE IN THE EARLY CHURCH MOST
CHRISTIANS FASTED ALL DAY ON ASH WEDNESDAY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; SAINT AMBROSE RECTORY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting

Date learned: 02-27-1979

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GOOD WEATHER MEANS MONEY

DOWN IN FLORIDA, THE SUN SHINES EVERY DAY__ AND IF ON ANY DAY IT
DOES NOT SHINE, THE NEWSPAPER COMPANIES DISTRIBUTE COPIES FREE
OF CHARGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK ; SAINT MARYS RECTORY

Keyword(s): MONEY WEATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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CHILDBIRTH

EVEN THE STONES IN THE ROAD KNOW THAT A WOMAN WHO DIES IN CHILD-
BIRTH IS DESTINED FOR GLORY.

Submitter comment: FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AT HOME WHO IS OF IRISH
DESCENT.

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONIFICATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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TIDY DRESSING (COLLECTOR,S TITLE)

IF YOU HAVE A PIECE OF CLOTHING INSIDE OUT DO NOT CHANGE IT SO THAT
IT IS RIGHT SIDE OUT. EITHER WEAR IT THAT WAY OR WEAR SOMETHING ELSE
INSTEAD OF IT.
IF YOU WEAR THW PIECE OF CLOTHING INSIDE OF IT YOU WILL HAVE A STROKE
OF BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM THE RURAL COMMUNITY NEAR KINNECOTT,
ONTARIO

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.2

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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VISITORS

IF A PERSON COMES INTO THE HOUSE BY ONE DOOR AND LEAVES
BY ANOTHER IT IS A SURE SIGN OF A VISITOR.

Submitter comment: FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AT HOME WHO IS OF
IRISH DESCENT.

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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CAT SUPERSTITIONS

IT A CAT WASHES ITS FACE IT IS A SURE SIGN OF COMPANY.

Submitter comment: FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AT HOME WHO IS OF
IRISH DESCENT.

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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BIRD INFLUENCES

IF A BIRD FLIES CLOSE TO A WINDOW IT IS A SURE SIGN
OF BAD NEWS.

Submitter comment: FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AT HOME WHO IS
OF IRISH DESCENT.

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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