Author Archives: Andrew Hull Jr.

Something Old

The following folklore is an old folk belief my informant followed during her wedding. My informant is a middle aged white woman who will be referred to as M; Text: M: Brides should have something old, something blue, something borrowed, and something new at their wedding day. Context: M and her mother both followed this wedding… Continue Reading »

Brazilian Engagement Rings

The following is a folk tradition that I heard from my family friend, a mid-40s Brazilian woman. The woman will be referred to as C. Text: In Brazil, both men and women wear engagement rings. While engaged, they wear the ring on the right ring finger, and switch it to the left ring finger at the… Continue Reading »