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BELIEF

AT A BRIDAL SHOWER, THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE RIBBON BREAKS, IS THE
NUMBER OF CHILDREN YOU WILL HAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): UNWRAPPING GIFTS DURING BRIDAL SHOWER

Subject headings: 870
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 01-00-1971

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Wedding Custom

At a shower for a bride-elect, she wil have the same number of children as ribbons broken.

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Keyword(s): Break ; Bridal ; Bride ; Broken ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; Offspring ; Predict ; Ribbons ; Shower ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity

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AT A BABY SHOWER, IF THE BRIDE-TO-BE BREAKS A BOW ON A
GIFT, SHE WILL HAVE ONE BABY. IF SHE BREAKS TWO BOWS,
SHE WILL HAVE TWO BABIES; ETC.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): WEDDING OR BRIDAL SHOWER, I RATHER THINK.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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Custom

Wedding Custom:

When a woman in her family is engaged to be married, the aunts on her fahter's side give a shower gift to her which is a pure white negligee. This is a sign that the perspective groom has been accepted as a member of the family.

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Where learned: HOME ; NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Keyword(s): Engagement ; FAMILY ; GIFT ; Shower ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Custom

Ribbons:

The ribbons from presents received at a bridal shower are tied together and used as a boquet at the wedding rehearsal.

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Bridal ; Bride ; CUSTOM ; GAMES ; Rehearsal ; Ribbons ; Shower ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Celibacy:

There was a priest who wore shorts every time he tool a shower. he didn't like looking down at the unemployed.

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Very common joke at Sacred Heart Seminary

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James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Celibacy ; Genitalia ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; PUN ; RELIGION ; Shorts ; Shower ; Vow

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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BELIEF

AT A BRIDAL SHOWER, THE NUMBER OF TIMES A RIBBON POPS (BREAKS)
MEANS
HOW MANY CHILDREN YOU WILL HAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): UNWRAPPING GIFTS DURING BRIDAL SHOWER

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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