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IN OCTOBER OF 1976 I WAS HOSPITALIZED AND HAD TO UNDERGO SURGERY.
I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TWO WEEKS. WHILE I WAS THERE I KEPT
HAVING A RECURRING DREAM. IN THE DREAM MY MOTHER DIED. THE DREAM
WAS VERY DETAILED I SAW MY MOTHER DIE AND THEN I SAW HER FUNERAL.
BECAUSE OF THE DREAM AND MY SURGERY I WAS VERY UPSET SO MY HUSBAND
SENT ME TO MICHIGAN TO VISIT MY MOTHER. THE NIGHT BEFORE I WAS TO
LEAVE MY MOTHER'S AND RETURN HOME SHE HAD A HEART ATTACK AND DIED.
HER DEATH OCCURED EXACTLY AS IT HAD IN MY DREAM. THE FUNERAL WAS
ALSO AN EXACT ENACTMENT OF MY DREAM EVEN DOWN TO THE CASKET WHICH
MY FATHER PICKED OUT BEFORE I EVER SAW IT. I BELIEVE MY DREAMS
WERE MY MOTHER'S WARNING TO ME ABOUT HER DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 04-00-1984

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MY COUSIN RONNIE INVENTED A TYPE OF MICROWAVE WHEN HE WAS A KID.
WE USED TO PUT OUR HANDS IN IT AND THEN RUN THEM ALONG FLOURESCENT
LIGHTS AND WATCH THE LIGHTS LIGHT UP. HE TRIED TO PATENT IT BUT IT
HAD ALREADY BEEN PATENTED BY SOMEONE ELSE. COUSIN RONNIE IS A
CERTIFIED GENIUS AND HIS SPECIALTY IS ELECTRONICS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 04-00-1984

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RED SKY IN THE MORNING
SAILORS TAKE WARNING
RED SKY AT NIGHT
SALIOR'S DELIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

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

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THE ROUGHNECKS (THE MEN WHO WORK ON THE OIL RIGS) IN NEW MEXICO
BELIEVE THAT IF SOMEONE HANDS YOU A JACKNIFE OR A WRENCH OR SOME-
THING YOU MUST HAND IT BACK THE SAME WAY IT WAS HANDED TO YOU. IF
IT WAS OPEN YOU MUST GIVE IT BACK OPEN, IF CLOSED YOU MUST GIVE IT
BACK CLOSED. IF THIS ISN'T DONE YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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THE NAVAJO INDIANS IN NEW MEXICO ALWAYS BURY THEIR DEAD FACING
THE EAST. THEY ALSO ALWAYS HAVE THE DOORS OF THEIR HOGANS FACING
EAST. THIS IS BECAUSE THEY ARE SUN WORSHIPPERS AND THE SUN RISES
IN THE EAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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MY HUSBAND'S GRANDMOTHER WAS A BOOTLEGGER DURING PROHIBITION. SHE
MADE THE STUFF IN A STILL HIDDEN BEHIND A SECRET DOOR UNDERNEATH
THE STAIRS. INCIDENTLY ALTHOUGH THE POLICE RAIDED HER HOME MANY
TIMES THEY NEVER FOUND THE STILL. SHE DELIVERED HER GOODS IN
BOTTLES PACKED IN SHOEBOXES WHICH SHE CARRIED IN A SHOPPING BAG.
SHE WOULD DELIVER THEM ON THE BUS ON THE EAST SIDE OF DETROIT IN
THE AREA OF SHANE AND KIRBY. THE HOUSE WAS RAIDED SEVERAL TIMES.
ONE TIME HER DOG TRIED TO PROTECT THEM AND THE POLICE SHOT HIM
FIVE TIMES AND IT STILL CRAWLED ALL THE WAY TO HER SISTER'S HOUSE
TO WARN THEM. ANOTHER TIME HER SISTER TRIED TO KEEP A POLICEMAN
HE BROKE HER ARM. I'M NOT SURE HOW PROFITABLE THE BUSINESS WAS
BUT WHEN THEY OPENED UP GRANDFATHER'S SAFE THEY FOUND $60,000.00.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 03-15-1984

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IF YOU STARTLE A BABY YOU WILL STUNT ITS GROWTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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YOU CAN CURE BURNS BY PUTTING HONEY ON THEM AND THEN COVERING THEM
WITH A PIECE OF TISSUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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KNOCK-KNOCK ROAD

IN EAST DETROIT THERE IS A ROAD JUST NORTH OF EIGHT MILE WHERE A
YOUNG GIRL WAS KILLED IN A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT. AFTERWARDS IT WAS
BELIEVED THAT IF YOU DROVE DOWN THIS ROAD HER GHOST WOULD KNOCK ON
THE CAR. THERE ACTUALLY WAS A KNOCKING SOUND WHENEVER ANYONE DROVE
DOWN THAT ROAD BUT I THINK IT WAS LATER DISCOVERED THAT THIS WAS
CAUSED BY A WASHED OUT SPOT UNDER THE PAVEMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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ACCORDING TO MY HUSBAND'S GRANDMOTHER YOU CAN CURE BOILS WITH A
POULTICE MADE FROM A PASTE OF BROWN SUGAR AND FELS-NAPTHA SOAP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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MY GRANDFATHER BELIEVED THAT IF YOU THREW A HAIR FROM A HORSE'S
TAIL INTO A RAINBARREL IT WOULD TURN INTO A SNAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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EASTER

ON EASTER MORNING, THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD TAKES ONE COLORED
EASTER EGG AND PEELS IT. HE DIVIDES IT EVENLY FOR AS MANY PEOPLE
LIVING IN HIS HOME AND AFTER RECITING A PRAYER IN SLOVAK, GIVES
EACH PERSON IN HIS HOME A PIECE OF THE EGG. IT SYMBOLIZES
TOGETHERNESS IN THE FAMILY AND THAT GOD WILLING, ALL IN THE FAMILY
WILL LIVE UNTIL NEXT EASTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FAMILY UNITY ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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A POLISH WOMAN WHO LIVED NEAR US IN DETROIT BELIEVED THAT IF A
PREGNANT WOMAN LIFTED HER ARMS ABOVE HER HEAD SHE WOULD WRAP THE
UMBILICAL CORD AROUND HER BABY'S NECK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 01-15-1984

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MY MOTHER BELIEVED THAT IF A FAMILY'S DOG HOWLED ALL NIGHT
SOMEONE IN THAT FAMILY WOULD DIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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MY MOTHER BELIEVED THAT IF YOU DREAM OF A DEATH YOU WILL HERE OF A
BIRTH AND IF YOU DREAM OF A BIRTH YOU WILL HEAR OF A DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; INVERSION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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IT IS POSSIBLE TO DRAW OUT AN INFECTION WITH ONIONS. MY GRANDMOTH-
ER CURED MY FATHER OF SPINAL MENENGITUS IN THIS WAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANTS GRANDMOTHER WAS FRENCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN IS FRIGHTENED AND SHE TOUCHES A PART OF HER
BODY SHE WOULD GIVE THE CHILD A BIRTHMARK IN THAT SPOT. THE SHAPE
OF THE MARK WOULD RELATE TO WHATEVER CAUSED THE FEAR. MY
MOTHER-IN-LAW BELIEVED THAT THAT WAS WHY MY OLDEST DAUGHTER HAS A
WHEEL SHAPED BIRTHMARK ON THE BACK OF HER LEG. A WHEEL FELL OFF
OF OUR CAR WHEN I WAS PREGNANT AND SHE THINKS I MUST HAVE GRABED
MY LEG AND GIVEN CATHY THE BIRTHMARK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 01-15-1984

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IF YOU TAKE A TONIC MADE FROM BLACK STRAP MOLASSES AND SULPHUR
EVERY SPRING YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD COMPLEXION. MY MOTHER GAVE ONE
TO ME EVERY SPRING AND I NEVER HAD A PIMPLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Spring
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 01-15-1984

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YOU CAN CURE A BOIL BY PUTTING A SLICE OF POTATOE OVER IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 01-15-1984

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IT IS POSSIBLE TO CURE A STY BY MAKING A CROSS OVER IT WITH A GOLD
WEDDING BAND AND THEN SPITTING OVER YOUR SHOULDER. THIS ENTIRE
PROCEDURE MUST BE REPEATED THREE TIMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 01-15-1984

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