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WEDDING TRADITION

ORIGINALLY, THE WEDDING RING WAS PLACED
ON THE THIRD FINGER OF THE LEFT HAND BECAUSE IT WAS THOUGHT
TO BE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE HEART BY THE
"VENA AMORIS", THE VEIN OF LOVE.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; WEDDING SHOWER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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WEDDING TRADITION

THE BRIDE'S GARTER IS A GOOD LUCK TRADITION BEGUN IN THE
DAYS OF CHIVALRY BY THE KNIGHTS OF THE "ORDER OF THE
GARTER."
FATE IS SEALED FOR THE BACHELOR GAY,
WHEN THE BRIDE'S GARTER IS TOSSED HIS WAY.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; WEDDING SHOWER

Subject headings: 860 Belief

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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