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IN THE DAYS OF HORSE-DRAWN WAGONS, POT-BELLY STOVES
AND THE LIKE, WHEN A YOUNG MAN CAME COURTING HIS
LADY FRIEND, WITH THE TEMERATURE DIPPING BELOW
FREEZING, THE LOVERS WERE OFTEN ALLOWED IN BED
TOGETHER WITH A WIDE BOARD BETWEEN THEM, TO KEEP
WARM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bundling, bundleing, bunting

Date learned: 09-10-1969

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AN OLD PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CUSTOM, CALLED BUNGLING (?)
IS DONE BY TWO PEOPLE BEFORE THEY ARE MARRIED.
THEY MUST SPEND ONE NIGHT TOGETHER, IN THE GIRL'S
HOUSE, IN BED COMPLETELY COVERED BY THE COVERS.
THEY MUST DO THIS BEFORE THEY CAN GET MARRIED, AND
THE GIRL'S PARENTS MUST BE HOME WHEN IT IS DONE.

Where learned: AUSTRALIA ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bundling, bundleing, bunting

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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A MARRIAGE CUSTOM OF THE AMISH IS TO HAVE THE TWO
WHO ARE INTENDING TO GET MARRIED SLEEP TOGETHER
THE NIGHT BEFORE THEIR WEDDING WITH A PARTITION
GOING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE BED, AND THE GIRL'S
MOTHER STAYING IN THE ROOM. THIS IS CALLED
BUNTING (BUNDLING?).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Bundling, bundleing, bunting

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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