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A VARIATION OF THE GARTER DANCE

IN A TYPICAL WEDDING RECEPTION THERE IS A GARTER DANCE WHERE
THE GROOM TAKES THE GARTER OFF THE BRIDE AND THROWS IT OVER
HIS SHOULDER TO ALL THE SINGLE MEN. THE BRIDE THEN TAKES
HER BOUQUET OF FLOWERS AND THROWS IT OVER HER SHOULDER TO
ALL THE SINGLE WOMEN. IT THEN FOLLOWS THAT THE MAN WHO CAUGHT
THE GARTER PUTS IT ON THE LEG OF THE WOMAN WHO CAUGHT THE
BOUQUET. THE VARIATION ON THIS IS THAT WHICHEVER LEG
THE MAN PUTS THE GARTER ON, MIKE TELLS THEM IT'S THE WRONG LEG
AND THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN ON THE
RIGHT LEG.
MIKE NIXON IS THE MEMBER OF A WEDDING BAND AND THIS IDEA
CAME TO HIM WHEN SOMEONE ASKED HIM AT ANOTHER WEDDING
WHICH LEG IS THE GARTER SUPPOSED TO GO ON? MIKE TOOK
ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR A LITTLE LIGHT-HEARTED
FUN AND NOW USES THIS VARIATION AT EVERY WEDDING HE PERFORMS AT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Reception

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WHEN A TYPE OF INFECTION OR SORE IS FOUND TO BE MEDICALLY
INCURABLE, THE FOLLOWING METHOD IS TO BE USED AS A CURE.
A PIECE OF CLOTH THAT A DECEASED PERSON WAS CLEANSED WITH
IS TO BE STROKED ACROSS THE INFECTED AREA THREE TIMES AND
THEN DISPOSED OF IN A DAMP PLACE.
BEFORE THE CLOTH WILL DECAY THE SORE SHOULD BE HEALED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WEDDING

Keyword(s): INFECTION ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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WEDDING TRADITION

ORIGINALLY, THE WEDDING RING WAS PLACED
ON THE THIRD FINGER OF THE LEFT HAND BECAUSE IT WAS THOUGHT
TO BE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE HEART BY THE
"VENA AMORIS", THE VEIN OF LOVE.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; WEDDING SHOWER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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AT A RECEPTION, SILVERWARE HIT ON PLATE MEANS THE
MARRIED COUPLE KISSES.

Submitter comment: FOUND IT OUT AT AN HUNGARIAN WEDDING.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HUNGARIAN WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DURING THE BANQUET AFTER A POLISH WEDDING, IT IS
CUSTOMARY FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM TO KISS, WHEN
THE PEOPLE PRESENT DRUM ON THE CHINA WITH THE
SILVERWARE.

Where learned: POLISH WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 05-00-1968

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WEDDING TRADITION

THE BRIDE'S GARTER IS A GOOD LUCK TRADITION BEGUN IN THE
DAYS OF CHIVALRY BY THE KNIGHTS OF THE "ORDER OF THE
GARTER."
FATE IS SEALED FOR THE BACHELOR GAY,
WHEN THE BRIDE'S GARTER IS TOSSED HIS WAY.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; WEDDING SHOWER

Subject headings: 860 Belief

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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PROVERBIAL APOTHETGM MAXIM

HE WHO MIXES BUBBLES AND BOOZE, WILL WAKE UP THE NEXT MORNING
WEARING HIS SHOES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS MY UNCLE WHO IS ONLY TWO AND A HALF YEARS OLDER THAN
MYSELF. THIS WAS TOLD AT A WEDDING RECEPTION WHERE CHAMPAIGN WAS
BEING CONSUMED ALONG WITH HARD LIQUOR.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO ; TOLD AT ; WEDDING RECEPTION

Keyword(s): CHAMPAGNE ; GETTING DRUNK

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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ON THE NIGHT OF THE WEDDING, PUT A PIECE OF WEDDING
CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW AND YOU WILL DREAM OF THE MAN
YOU'LL MARRY.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; WEDDING ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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