RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Smoke follows an ugly person.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT'S EXPLANATION OF WHY SMOKE FROM A FIRE OR ANY SOURCE WILL FOLLOW SOMEONE NO MATTER WHERE THEY MOVE TO.

THERE IS NO INFORMANT CARD FOR THIS INFORMANT,  BUT I THINK THIS IS AN EXCELLENT CONTRAST BETWEEN THIS ITEM AND ANOTHER ONE I'M SUBMITTING BECAUSE THEY'RE EXACT OPPOSITES. SEE MARSHAL, MABLE FOR THE OTHER ONE.

Data entry tech comment:

Collector notes that informant is an elderly African American woman from Georgia who learned this around 1920 or earlier.


 

Where learned: GEORGIA

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

Date learned: 00001920S OR EARLIER

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.