Author Archives: Victoria Hammett

Ghost stories at Christian camp (Dolly)

INFORMANT: OOH girl I got a ghost story. You’ve probably heard it. I feel like everyone’s heard it.   ME: What is it?   INFORMANT: The Dolly story.   ME: Oh my god yes I have heard it! Tell me your version.   INFORMANT: Okay so according to the story there was once this little… Continue Reading »

Wart treatment

Text If you have a wart, cut an onion in half, rub it on your wart, and bury it in the backyard on a full moon.   Background The informant learned this remedy from her mother and said that it was a very common one that she fully believed in when she was a kid…. Continue Reading »

Cheese Touch

Text “Cheese touch” a game of tag   Background The informant told me that she learned this game while in elementary school and that she’s noticed that most people played this game when they were younger, even if they did not go to her school. The game originally came from the popular book “The Diary… Continue Reading »

Cinderella Jump rope rhyme

Cinderella Jump rope rhyme   Text Cinderella dressed in yella Went downstairs to kiss a fella By mistake she kissed a snake How many doctors did it take One! Two! Three! (Etc.)   Background The informant use to sing this song while playing double dutch jump rope with her girl friends at recess. She said… Continue Reading »

Happy Llama

Text Happy llama Sad llama Mentally disturbed llama Super llama Drama llama Big fat mama llama Llama llama llama llama Duck Coyote Giraffe Elephant   Background The informant learned this song while attending an elementary school in the orange county area. She said that she and her friends would sing the song to a handshake… Continue Reading »