RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for P545.03111 returned 11 results.

showing 11 items

SUPERSTITION

WHEN UNWRAPPING GIFTS AT A WEDDING SHOWER THE AMOUNT OF RIBBONS YOU
BREAK IS THE AMOUNT OF CHILDREN YOU WILL HAVE.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS IN MAPLE HEIGHTS, OHIO, A SUBURB OF CLEVELAND, AT THE
WEDDING SHOWER OF A FRIEND. SHE ALREADY KNEW THE SUPERSTITION AND
APPARENTLY BELIEVED IT SOMEWHAT. SHE CAREFULLY UNWRAPPED HER GIFTS
AND BROKE TWO RIBBONS SAYING THAT'S HOW MANY CHILDREN SHE WANTED TO
HAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Use of Object

View just this record

WHEN THE BRIDE TO BE OPENS HER GIFTS AT THE BRIDAL SHOWER,
THE NUMBER OF RIBBONS SHE BREAKS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE NUMBER OF
CHILDREN SHE WILL HAVE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of

View just this record

THE NUMBER OF RIBBONS A GIRL BREAKS AT HER WEDDING SHOWER IS THE
NUMBER OF CHILDREN SHE AND HER HUSBAND WILL HAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 00001970S

View just this record

FOR EACH RIBBON A GIRL CUTS AT HER BRIDAL SHOWER, SHE
WILL HAVE A CHILD (CUTS TEN RIBBONS, SHE'LL HAVE TEN
KIDS.)

Submitter comment: HEARD IT FROM HIS MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 11-00-1970

View just this record

WHEN A GIRL RECEIVES GIFTS AT HER WEDDING SHOWER, THE NUMBER
OF BOWS THAT SHE BREAKS ON THE GIFTS, IS THE NUMBER OF
CHILDREN SHE WILL HAVE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S MOTHER, AND SHE REMEMBERS THIS FROM
ALL HER LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

View just this record

IT IS BELIEVED THAT FOR EVERY GIFT BOW A PROSPECTIVE
BRIDE BREAKS AT A SHOWER, SHE WILL HAVE A CORRESPONDING
NUMBER OF CHILDREN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 02-03-1970

View just this record

AT A BRIDAL SHOWER, THE NUMBER OF RIBBONS THE BRIDE
BREAKS, INDICATES THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SHE WILL HAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 09-00-1969

View just this record

WHEN OPENING WEDDING OR BRIDAL SHOWER GIFTS, EVERY RIBBON
OR STRING YOU BREAK IS SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT A FUTURE CHILD
FROM YOUR MARRIAGE.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WICHITA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of

Date learned: CAN'T REMEMBER

View just this record

THE NUMBER OF RIBBONS A BRIDE-TO-BE BREAKS WHILE OPENING HER
PRESENTS AT A SHOWER, IS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SHE WILL
HAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 04-22-1969

View just this record

THE NUMBER OF BROKEN RIBBONS ON WEDDING SHOWER GIFTS IS
THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN THE COUPLE WILL HAVE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; SCOTTSVILLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 10-12-1973

View just this record

THE NUMBER OF RIBBONS A BRIDE BREAK (S) WHILE OPENING SHOWER
GIFTS INDICATES THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SHE WILL HAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 11-11-1973

View just this record

showing 11 items

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.