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(RIDDLE) ABOUT CHILDREN

Q: WHY ARE SOME CHILDREN LIKE FLANNEL?
A: BECAUSE THEY SHRINK FROM WASHING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (A) ; METAPHORICAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; TEXTILE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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Special Memory Quilts

A lot of mothers made "memory quilts" that was pieces of material from dresses or skirts of all in the family like-a scrap of Baby's first colored dress or their first year in school dress, little boys first year, and first year school shirt. Any occassion that meant a lot to them, they would enter the material of what that person wore-no pattern, just sew any shape togehter. It was called "Memories' Crazy Quilt"

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Babies ; CHILDREN ; Craft ; Domestic ; Heirloom ; Keepsake ; MEMORIES ; Quilting ; Textiles

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Finished Product

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ANGORA BELIEF

PUT ANGORA YARN IN THE ICEBOX A FEW HOURS BEFORE YOU
PLAN TO USE IT FOR KNITTING;
IT KEEPS THE YARN FROM SHEDDING.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Angora ; Craft ; Freeze ; Shedding ; Textile ; Tips ; Yarn

Subject headings: Custom

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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