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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something, blue

Background: The informant is married herself, but also worked in a bridal store for years and knows a lot about wedding traditions. She specifies how this tradition ties in with wedding dresses and how the store incorporated them. LR: I know the whole, something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new as being like good… Continue Reading »

No Bananas on Board

Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my friend/informant (LW). HS: You have a very particular superstition regarding bananas on your sailboat is that true? LW: Yeah. Ever since I started sailing when I was young my instructors have told me to never bring a banana with me… Continue Reading »

Sea Cucumber Kissing

Background: The informant is a 14-year-old high school freshman living in El Segundo, California. The informant is my brother. Context: After family dinner, my brother overheard a conversation about folklore I was having with my parents and he seemed interested, so I decided to explain the field of folklore to him and even interview him… Continue Reading »