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Getting My Ears Pulled When Speaking of The Dead

Nationality: American Primary Language: English Other Language(s): None Age: 62 Residence: New York City, USA Performance Date: April 8, 2017 (telephonically)   Alan is a 62- year old man, born and raised in New Jersey who is a 2nd Generation American whose ancestry is Austrian and Russian.   Interviewer: Good Morning. You mentioned that you experienced… Continue Reading »

Folk Belief on Red Ears

Note: The form of this submission includes the dialogue between the informant and I before the cutoff (as you’ll see if you scroll down), as well as my own thoughts and other notes on the piece after the cutoff. The italics within the dialogue between the informant and I (before the cutoff) is where and what… Continue Reading »

“Pull up your ears”

“So, when I was younger, um, my grandparents, like my grandparents . . . my parents are older so by nature my grandparents were older and my grandfather died in 1995. And I remember he didn’t—I remember my mom telling me he passed away and . . . whatever I just remember sitting, we had… Continue Reading »