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How many people are in family?

Main Piece: Informant: There is one grandma, two mom’s and two daughters and one granddaughter. How many people are in the family? Interview: Oh, shoot, my brain is running slow. How many? Interview: Three. Because the grandmother, uh, two mothers: the grandmother and the mother (2), two daughters, the daughter and um . . the… Continue Reading »

Silly Grandma, Smart Grandma: Children’s Folklore Impressing Protection in Silly Ways

Folk Practice: “My grandma has a thing where first she’d look at you when you’d be looking away and she would do this [Informant puts one hand under chin and wiggles fingers in my general direction] and if you didn’t do it back then she’d go like this [Informant puts both hands under his chin… Continue Reading »

Long Handled Spoon

The informant was born and raised in Colorado. She all her life has used proverbs that her grandmother taught her to develop relationships. Her grandmother helped in assisting her by giving her proverbs to live by that apply to any situation and any human. “feed them with a long handled spoon” Informant… “My grandma use to… Continue Reading »

Bones

The informant was born and raised in Colorado. She all her life has used proverbs that her grandmother taught her to develop relationships. Her grandmother helped in assisting her by giving her proverbs to live by that apply to any situation and any human. “A dog that brings a bone takes a bone” Informant… When I… Continue Reading »