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A Broom and Salt as Housewarming Presents

Main piece: If you move into a new house, you have to take a broom and salt. The salt is so that there’s no tears or unhappiness in the house, and the broom is because you need a clean broom for your new house. My mother-in-law bought me a broom, and she said you don’t… Continue Reading »


My friend from Paraguay showed me a traditional decorative cloth that he brought from home, called the nanduti. Anthony: My mom gave me this embroidered cloth to have while I’m away at college. Me: What does nanduti mean? Anthony: It’s the guarani word for spiderweb, which makes sense because it kind of looks like a… Continue Reading »