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    • Customs

    • Manners & customs; Holidays;
    • One typed page which contains a description of a couple of the customs carried out in Brazil, Indiana around Christmas time by the people who live in Brazil.
    • Angels, Boone County, Indiana

    • Angels;Manners & customs;
    • Stephanie L. Bates' transcribed interview of Glenda Maris Bates' account of a family tradition involving wrapping gifts in angel wrapping to symbolize people who have died and to carry on the spirit of Jesus.
    • Angels, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Angels;Manners & customs;
    • Stephanie L. Bates transcribed interview of Darcy Ann Roesener's account of a custom involving people placing angels on top of or in front of their houses to protect their houses while they are gone.
    • Gypsies, Clay County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Vern Howald's transcribed account of gypsies in Clay County, Indiana. According to Howald, gypsies moved into Clay County, Indiana, in 1915. The townspeople were concerned at first, but after time they came to enjoy and trust the gypsies. When the...
    • Gypsies, Detroit, Michigan

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Jim Bellot's transcribed interview of Anne Oliver about gypsies in Detroit, Michigan. According to Oliver, there was an old gypsy woman who was thought to have magic powers. When she died it was said that she left a magic charm and whoever found it...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Mike Short's transcribed interview of Dave Hall about the Gypsy Queen in Marshall, Illinois. According to Hall, Marshall, Illinois, was home to many gypsies. When the last Gypsy Queen died, she was buried there. Now gypsies from all over come there...
    • Gypsies, Gary, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Hodge's transcribed interview of Mary Ruby about gypsies. According to Ruby, a king called a gypsy woman and told her to find the most beautiful baby in the kingdom and give the baby a golden ball. The woman traveled all over the kingdom....
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Ronald Mullen's transcribed interview of Jean Pantley about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Pantley, a Gypsy Queen is buried in Marshall, Illinois, because it was called "the land of no tornadoes." Occasionally gypsies will come to...
    • Gypsies, Gary, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Hodge's transcribed interview of Mary Ruby about gypsies. Ruby tells a tale of a gypsy man who escaped punishment and ran until he found a place to sleep. When he was given a pillow he placed it under his feet because they had helped him...
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Mary Crocker's transcribed interview of Virginia Charlton about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Charlton, wind will not blow over the gypsy queen's grave in the Marshall cemetery.
    • Gypsies, Marshall, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Steven Nicoson's transcribed interview of Delana Good about gypsies in Marshall, Illinois. According to Good, there is a gypsy queen buried there and because of that no bad storms will ever hurt Marshall, Illinois, or the people there. Gypsies from...
    • Gypsies, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • James Pasierb's transcribed interview of Al Szymborski about gypsies. According to Szymborski, his mother was scared of gypsies because they might curse a person if the gypsies did not get what they wanted.
    • Gypsies, Hancock County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Carolyn Dixon's transcribed interview of Gary Gardner about gypsies. According to Gardner, a band of gypsies were killed in a graveyard in Fortville, Indiana, and one woman put a curse on the spot before she died. The curse states that if you...

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