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IN THE LATE 1950S AND EARLY 1960S, GIRLS HAD THEIR
FRIENDS TIE A PIECE OF THREAD ON THEIR RING
FINGER. THIS THREAD WAS NEVER TO BE TAKEN OFF
UNTIL THE GIRL'S TRUE LOVE HAPPENED ALONG TO UNDO
IT, SIGNIFYING THEIR ENGAGEMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Signs of availability
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Symbols of engagement
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: 00001960S EARLY

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