The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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Q: ROUND AS AN APPLE, THIN AS A KNIFE;/ ANSWER THIS RIDDLE AND I'LL
BE YOUR WIFE.
A: A DIME.
Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD FROM FRIEND IN DETROIT.
James Callow Keyword(s): MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
|Subject headings:||Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.545|
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Proposal
Date learned: 11-25-1967
Among the Ukrainians it was customary for an older couple called "starosty" represesnting the young man, to ask the parents of the girl for her hand in marriage. If she accepted the offer, she would tie around them a specially embroidered long cloth - "rushnyk."
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|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage|