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EATING LORE

WHEN A FAMILY IS EATING, THE GIRL WHO TAKES THE LAST
PIECE OF CAKE OR BREAD ON THE TABLE WILL GROW UP
TO BE AN OLD MAID.

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

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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RAIN AT A WEDDING BRINGS BAD LUCK, RAIN AT A
FUNERAL BRINGS GOOD LUCK.
HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THAT THE SUN SHINES ON;
HAPPY IS THE CORPSE THAT THE RAIN POURS ON.

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

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

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Superstition about good weather
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IF YOU HEAR A DOG CRY AT NIGHT, SOMEONE HAS DIED.

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

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

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IF YOU ACCEPT SOMETHING SHARP AS A GIFT FROM SOMEONE
YOU MUST PAY THEM A PENNY FOR THE PRESENT TO AVOID
A FIGHT WITH THAT PERSON. IF YOU DON'T, IT WILL
CUT OFF THE FRIENDSHIP.

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

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.18

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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Proverb

A rainbow at night is a sailor's delight:

A rainbow in the morning is a sailor's warning.

Submitter comment:

Informant learned this from the rural community near Kinnecott, Ontario.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

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IF YOU SPILL SALT WHILE YOU ARE EATING AT THE TABLE,
YOU WILL FIGHT SOMEONE. IF YOU THROW SOME SALT
OVER YOUR SHOULDER, YOU WILL AVOID THE FIGHT.

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

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

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Flavoring
BELIEF -- Use of Object Food

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IF YOU DROP A DISHCLOTH, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A
VISITOR.

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

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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NEVER PUT A SHOW ON THE KITCHEN TABLE. IF YOU DO,
YOU WILL HAVE A QUARREL WITH SOMEONE IN YOUR
FAMILY.

Submitter comment: MRS. MALONY LEARNED THIS WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD.

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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WHEN A TORNADO IS COMING, PUT AN AXE IN FRONT OF YOUR
HOUSE WITH THE BLADE TOWARD THE TORNADO; THE AXE
WILL SPLIT THE TORNADO IN HALF AND DRIVE IT AROUND
THE HOUSE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A MEMBER OF A RURAL
COMMUNITY NEAR KINNECOTT, ONTARIO.

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Manufactured objects, homemade, machined

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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TO FIND OUT THE INITIAL OF THE PERSON YOU WILL MARRY
PEEL AN APPLE CONTINUOUSLY AND COMPLETELY AND
THROW THE PEEL OVER YOUR LEFT SHOULDER , MAKING A
WISH. THE PEELING WILL FALL IN THE SHAPE OF THE INITIAL
OF THE PERSON YOU WILL MARRY.

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

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

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IF YOU FIND A HAIRPIN PUT IT IN YOUR SHOE AND YOU
WILL MARRY THE NEXT PERSON THAT YOU MEET.

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

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

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IF A WINDSTORM IS APPROACHING, BURN A BLESSED PALM
ON THE WINDOW SILL; THE SMOKE WILL RISE CARRYING
THE WIND OVER THE TOP OF THE HOUSE.

Submitter comment: FATHER MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER, WHO IS
OF IRISH DESCENT AND WAS RAISED IN A RURAL
COMMUNITY NEAR KINNECOTT, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.1
BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.25

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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BURN A BLESSED CANDLE IN A WINDOW TO PROTECT THE
HOUSE FROM STORM DAMAGE.

Submitter comment: FATHER MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER, WHO IS
OF IRISH DESCENT AND WAS RAISED IN A RURAL
COMMUNITY NEAR KINNECOTT, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.1
BELIEF -- Control Prevention Provocation Protection P892.25

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IF YOU ARE GOING SOMEWHERE AND HAVE FORGOTTEN
SOMETHING, DO NOT GO BACK TO GET IT. LEAVE IT
BEHIND, FOR IF YOU DO GO BACK TO GET IT, IT WILL
BRING BAD LUCK.

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

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IT IS UNLUCKY TO DROP SOMETHING ON YOUR WEDDING DAY.

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

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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IF THERE ARE FOUR PEOPLE GREETING ONE ANOTHER AND TWO
OF THEM SHAKE HANDS ACROSS THE HAND SHAKE OF THE OTHER
TWO, THERE WILL BE A WEDDING.

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

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

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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