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Mooncake Lady: Chang’e

CONTEXT: The interlocutor (ZG) is a high school friend of the interviewer. She and her twin sister grew up in a Chinese-American household in Los Angeles. DESCRIPTION: (told over call)(ZG): “I don’t know if this is what you want but there’s this mooncake woman story my mom used to tell me and my sister of… Continue Reading »

The Rodeo Queen

Context The interviewee is one of my housemates and we often engage in conversation about our different hometowns. This folklore about a festival comes from a dinner where the house was sharing various stories from our childhood. ——————————————————————————————— Performance The following is transcribed from the story told by the interviewee. “In my hometown, we had… Continue Reading »

Farsang & Busójárás

Main Text:  Farsang & Busójárás  Background on Informant:  My informant is originally from Romania, specifically the Transylvania region that is intermixed with Romanian and Hungarian roots. They came to the United States at 24 and have been here since. They are very knowledgable with the cultural context of Romania and Hungary, having grown up in… Continue Reading »

Dutch/Tulip Festivals Supporting Schools in Redlands, California (and Related Rhyme/Song)

Informant Context: Meryl is a descendent of Dutch immigrants who immigrated to America around the 1850s. After living in Michigan, she relocated to Redlands, California, where she attended and later taught at a school supported by the Christian Reformed Churches in the area. The school held annual Dutch/Tulip Festivals as fundraisers. Meryl participated in these… Continue Reading »

The Prep-work Behind The Elderflower Festival

Interviewer: So how did it get started in your home town? Informant: My parents started off just making a couple of gallons with a couple of friends, I’m not sure exactly who they picked it up from. And I think they may have done that in the house before the Bury. Or right around that… Continue Reading »