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BIRTHDAY TRADITION

FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY, YOU GET A PINCH THE DAY BEFORE, A SPANKING ON
THE BIRTHDAY, AND A KISS THE DAY AFTER.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED IN DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; WAYNE COUNTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: CA00001930S

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FORGETFULNESS TRADITION

IF YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE FORGETTING SOMETHING, YOU MUST SIT DOWN AND
COUNT TO TEN BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE AGAIN.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED IN DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; WAYNE COUNTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10

Date learned: CA00001930S

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THANKSGIVING DAY FOOD TRADITION

ON THANKSGIVING DAY, THE ALLEN FAMILY EATS CREAMED ONIONS.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED IN DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; WAYNE COUNTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable

Date learned: CA00001930S

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