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IN NEW ORLEANS, THERE WAS AN UNWRITTEN RULE THAT IF YOU WENT OUT
ON A DATE AT NIGHT, YOU HAD TO BE BACK BY TWELVE O' CLOCK MIDNIGHT.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER'S COUSIN WENT OUT ONCE ON A DATE AND CAME BACK FROM HER
DATE AFTER 12:00 A.M.. HER FATHER WOULD NOT LET HER IN THE HOUSE.
HE TOLD HER DATE TO TAKE HER BACK WHERE HE HAD HER. LUCKILY, THE
BOY MARRIED THE GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Common law
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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