Ozarks folklore for making wishes

Most of us are familiar with wish-making. As children we pulled apart turkey “wishbones” or pinned our hopes upon a falling star.

Kids in the Ozarks used to do the same sort of stuff, but might have been even more creative with it.

Thanks to the late great folklorist Vance Randolph, those old wish-making ways haven’t been forgotten, even if nobody practices them anymore. 

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