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AN OLD ADAGE THIS INDIVIDUAL LEARNED WAS "BE A BRIDE THRICE AND YOU
WILL NEVER BE A BRIDE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; BRIDESMAID? ; NUMBERS

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Marriage
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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Custom

Wedding Custom:

Before the bride leaves the reception the band plays a slow song and the bride removes her veil and places it on the head of her maid-of-honor.

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Bride ; CUSTOM ; Fashion ; Maid-of-Honor ; MARRIAGE ; MUSIC ; Reception ; Veil ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Custom

Wedding Custom:

Before the bride leaves the reception the band plays a slow song and the bride removes her veil and places it on the head of her maid-of-honor.

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Bride ; CUSTOM ; Fashion ; Maid-of-Honor ; MARRIAGE ; MUSIC ; Reception ; Veil ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Ethnic: Ukranian

If an unmarried girl dies, she is buried dressed as a bride, according to Ukranian tradition.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): BURIAL ; Chastity ; DEATH ; ETHNIC ; Female ; Funeral ; Maiden ; UKRAINIAN ; Unmarried ; YOUTH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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IF SOMEONE SWEEP UNDER A GIRL'S FEET, SHE'LL BE AN OLD
MAID.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Girl ; Maid ; MARRIAGE ; Old ; SUPERSTITION ; Sweep

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working

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IF AN UNMARRIED GIRL TAKES THE LAST SERVING OF FOOD, SHE
IS DOOMED TO BE AN OLD MAID.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): FOOD ; Maid ; MANNERS ; Old Maid ; Serving ; SUPERSTITION ; Unmarried

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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BELIEF

MERMAIDS CAME TO THE HOMESICK SAILORS DURING LONG AND LONELY VOYAGES.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Mermaids ; Sirens ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 10-29-1968

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