This informant, my best friend, comes from a very Italian family. I interviewed her mother, as well for this project. Informant’s mother is very knowledgable about folklore, Italian and otherwise. She has taught informant much of what she knows, including folk remedies and family superstitions.
Me: “Your mom told me a few of the superstitions that she remembers her mother and grandmother believed in. Do you remember any others?”
[I read the ones her mother has already told me]
Informant: “If a framed picture fell off the wall, that meant there was a death in the family. My Great-Grandmother really believed all of that. My mom would always talk about it, if a picture ever did fall off the wall…[laughs]