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PICKLE IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE

MAIN PIECE:  Informant: So like a German tradition is you hide like a pickle––or, the parents hide a pickle––like, in the Christmas tree… And then like all the kids have to find it in the tree. And like, whoever wins––like in the olden days, they used to get like an orange. Or they might get… Continue Reading »

Conkers – English Children’s Game

Description of Informant NV (75) is a retired school teacher born in Abadan, Iran. She went to boarding school in England from 1956-1963, moving to American for college afterward. She always remembers her arrival in the states, as it was the day before Kennedy was assassinated. Currently, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area,… Continue Reading »

Italian Tongue Twisters

Description of Informant AG (18) is an Italian-American dual citizen and high school student from Berkeley, CA. At home, she speaks primarily Italian, and spends her summers in Italy. Phrases Original Text (1): Sopra la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa. Transliteration: On top of the bench, the sheep/goat is singing,… Continue Reading »

Holy Name of Jesus Crawfish Boil Competition

Main Piece: SG is a mother in New Orleans. Crawfish boils are major events throughout New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole. They tend to be more of a social hour rather than a meal. Holy Name of Jesus, SG son’s school, has an annual crawfish boil as a fundraiser for their school. Around 10… Continue Reading »