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POLISH EASTER CUSTOM

FOR EASTER BREAKFAST, THE FATHER TAKES A THIN WAFER WITH A FANCY
DESIGN ON IT. HE BREAKS IT IN HALF, THEN HE TAKES A PIECE. HE
PASSES IT ON TO THE OTHERS AND THEY ALL TAKE A PIECE.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM HER GRANDMOTHER WHO IS POLISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CARPOOL ; EAST SIDE

Keyword(s): FAMILY UNITY ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

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POLISH ( ITALIAN ) EASTER CUSTOM

ON EASTER, WHEN ITALIAN PEOPLE GO VISITING, THEY EACH TAKE A
HARD-BOILED EGG AND TRY TO CRACK THE SHELL OF EACH OTHER'S EGG. THE
PERSON WHO CRACKED THE SHELL OF ANOTHER PERSON'S EGG FIRST IS THE
WINNER, AND THE PERSON WHOSE SHELL IS CRACKED FIRST IS THE LOSER.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A NORTHERN ITALIAN CUSTOM WHICH SHE LEARNED WHEN SHE WAS
A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CARPOOL ; EAST SIDE

Keyword(s): GAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

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THEY'RE CHANGING THE NAME OF OLD MARINER'S CHURCH TO
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY SHOTGUN
WEDDINGS THERE.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM A NEIGHBOR ACROSS THE STREET
FROM HER, WHOSE NAME IS MRS. PAUL HIRZEL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CARPOOL ; EAST SIDE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 04-04-1967

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ITALIAN CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER

EEL IS SERVED FOR DINNER ON CHRISTMAS EVE. THIS IS AN
ITALIAN CUSTOM WHICH SHE LEARNED FROM HER FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CARPOOL ; EAST SIDE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Single dishes

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ALL BLUE-EYED PEOPLE ARE STEALERS.

Where learned: CARPOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 10-10-1968

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