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Friendship Bracelets as Folk Art

Main Piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between me (LT) and my informant (AT).  AT: When I think friendship bracelets, I think of taking strands of embroidery floss, and you knot or braid them in these different patterns, and then when they’re like fully woven, you give them to your friends. The whole… Continue Reading »

Lemonade, Crunchy Ice

Main Piece: The informant recited a rhyme that she remembered from elementary school.  “Lemonade (clap, clap, clap) Crunchy ice (clap, clap, clap) Sip it once (clap, clap, clap) Sip it twice (clap, clap, clap) Lemonade, crunchy ice, sip it, once sip it twice Turn around, touch the ground Freeze” The informant explained after one girl… Continue Reading »

Softball Apparel Signs and Sexuality

Informant: “In high school playing softball there was this secret code to show if you were lesbian. I know how ridiculous that is now, but if you wore ribbons in your hair, it meant you weren’t. Every girl on the team would put ribbons in their hair because they didn’t want people thinking they were… Continue Reading »

Children Hand Sign Language about Sexuality

Collector’s Note: This child’s hand sign song has a particular hand motion that comes at the end of the first two sentences. It is followed by two more gestures within the second sentence after the word “this”. It is best to first read the song straight through and later refer to each sentence’s number and… Continue Reading »