The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Are you making food for thrashers?
This question is usually directed toward the woman of the house who is preparing a large dinner.
Informant's Comment: An Indian custom at thrashing-time is for all the farmers to meet at one farm to help thrash the wheat. The women prepare the noon meal for the thrashers. In the same sense "making food for thrashers" implies a large amount or an overabundance.
Data entry tech comment:
Motifs added by TRD
James Callow comment:
Original BN [V400] is crossed out. Replaced with current classification.
Where learned: WASHINGTON DC
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