Tag Archives: adulthood


High School Senior Pranks

Main Piece My informant explains that her old high school has an age-old rival high school in the same city. She remembers that the graduating seniors of every year would perform a prank on the rival school, and the rival school would do the same. These pranks were usually harmless, but sometimes costly to recover… Continue Reading »

Iranian Gin Rummy

Main description: AB: “Are there any other Iranian card games you can tell me about that are special to you?” DB: “I don’t know. Um. I guess there’s one called Ramee, it’s like the Iranian version of gin rummy. Play it a lot at family reunions with the extended family.” AB: “How is it different… Continue Reading »

Berkeley Senior Steps

Context: The informant was reminiscing on traditions at her high school, Berkeley High in Berkeley, California. The senior steps were a major part of the folklore at her high school. Piece: So in high school, there were these like these stairs, these steps with like a bench on them and we called them the senior… Continue Reading »

Mince and Tatties

Context: I conducted this interview over the phone, the subject was born and raised in Scotland before moving to England, Canada, the United States, then to Northern Ireland, and, finally, back to the United States. I knew she continued to practice certain traditions which were heavily present in her childhood and wanted to ask her… Continue Reading »

A Portland Christmas (Adulthood)

Informant Info: The informant is a 22-year-old male who was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and comes from a Catholic family. He currently is a senior at USC and is very into half-marathon and marathon racing. Interview Transcript Interviewer: As an adult, what are you Christmas traditions like now? Where we’ve changed our Christmas Eve… Continue Reading »