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WHEN I WAS ABOUT FOURTEEN, WHEN WE WOULD EAT AN APPLE
WITH A STEM ON IT, WE WOULD TWIST THE APPLE HOLDING
THE STEM IN THE OTHER HAND. WITH EACH TWIST, A
LETTER WAS NAMED. WHEN THE STEM CAME OFF ON A PARTI-
CULAR LETTER, THAT WAS THE INITIAL OF YOUR FUTURE
BOYFRIEND'S FIRST NAME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECALLS THAT THIS FAD LASTED FOR ABOUT FOUR
YEARS (1964-1968).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining true love P861.1

Date learned: 02-01-1972

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