THE WEDDING JUG. "The wedding jug ... it has two little spouts on it … and when a couple get married, they always put something in it.... I don't know if it's strong drink or what. But they have a potion they pour in there. And at the wedding they drink it. And then they throw it over their shoulder. They count the pieces after it's broken when it falls and breaks. They count the pieces to see how many children they'll have. So, if they break into a lot of pieces, they'll have a lot of children." —Georgia Harris (from Lifetime Honors, 1997 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Web Site) [wedding jug, held by Viola Robbins]









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