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CUSTOMS BEFORE MARRIAGE

THE PRE-MARTIAL CUSTOMS HAVE ADVANCED TO THE POINT WHERE THE
GUY GIVES THE GIRL A LAVALLIER, THEN A FRATERNITY PIN, THEN A
CHIPPED DIAMOND TO BE WORN AROUND THE NECK, AND FINALLY AN
ENGAGEMENT RING.

Submitter comment: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO GOING STEADY, GETTING ENGAGED AND GETTING
MARRIED?

Data entry tech comment: LAVALIERE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Symbols of engagement

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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