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Yearbooks as Folk Art

Main Piece:  The following is transcribed from a conversation between me (LT) and my informant (MS).  MS: So, a yearbook is traditionally issued at the end of the school year when you’re in elementary school through high school… and they have pictures of everyone in the school taken throughout the year… and you’ll usually write… Continue Reading »

School Game- Spundalele

Context: My informant grew up in Texas during the ‘70s. In elementary school during integration, he was one of the few white students transferred from a white school to a black school. He recalls a game the black students taught him called Spundalele. The first time someone “spundaleled him” he was surprised and angry because… 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 »

Drowned Girl Haunts Classroom

Main Piece: Informant: There were actually, like, 2 ghosts. I think one of them was a little girl, because where her school was built there used to be a community pool. I was told that there was a little girl who had passed away or drowned there. And then she haunted the foundation of the… Continue Reading »