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Heddens vs. Heddings

BACKGROUND: A woman in Sacramento, California recalls an old family legend about the origins of their last name. According to her, her great grandpa and his brother had a huge fight over their inheritance after their parents died. The farm was left to be split amongst the two of them. The conflict didn’t arise from… Continue Reading »

German: Owls, Change and Good Luck

Trasncribed Text: “There are some superstitions in German. Like when you hear, in German or..for German people. That when you hear an owl hoot, if you jingle the change in your pocket, you’ll have good luck for the year with your crops.” The informant is a student at the University of Southern California. She says… Continue Reading »