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AT A POLISH WEDDING, IT IS CUSTOMARY TO PLACE A LARGE
BOWLING BALL WITH CHAIN AROUND THE BRIDE, REMINDING
HER THAT NOW SHE IS "TIED DOWN" TO ONE MAN. THIS
IS GENERALLY DONE SOMETIME DURING THE RECEPTION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Reception

Date learned: 10-27-1971

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