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Easter Egg Traditions

Context & Analysis My roommate (the subject) and I were sitting in our dorm room talking about how our families celebrated different holidays. The subject’s family is relatively large and extremely tight-knit. Most of her extended family live within an hour radius, and they highly value family gatherings. The dying of the Easter eggs the… Continue Reading »

A Portland Christmas (Childhood)

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: Growing up, did you have any big holiday traditions?   Interviewee: I would say my mom… 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 »

A Texan Christmas

Informant Info: The informant is a 20-year-old female who was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother is Caucasian, and her father is Hispanic. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida and works for Walt Disney World.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Do you have any major holidays that you celebrate? How do you celebrate it?… Continue Reading »

Friendship Toast

When at a large group dinner with many friends all drinking and eating, Lizzie offers a toast: “There’s good ships and wood ships and ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships so cheers to you and me” After she gave the toast, I ask when she uses that particular toast: “I… Continue Reading »