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HUMAN SIZE MYTH

GRANDMA USED TO SAY THAT PEOPLE A LONG TIME AGO WERE SO BIG THAT
THEY COULD DRAW A HOE FROM ONE HILL TO ANOTHER WITH ONE STROKE.
WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE CLASS. THE PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE WILL GET SO
SMALL THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO FLAY WHEAT IN A OVEN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TENDS TO BELIEVE IN THE MYTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Human Life
BELIEF -- Abnormal in size

Date learned: 02-22-1970

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