Tie a ribbon / Debbie Bynum

Tie a ribbon / Debbie Bynum

Dates: 1973 October 16

Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Debbie Bynum, who collected information from Tawnya Tew. According to the story, a wayward young man is jailed for stealing a car. On his release, uncertain of his parents' feelings, he asks them to tie a ribbon around the tree in the yard if they want him to come home. Riding past on the bus, he asks the driver to check; he finds the tree covered with ribbons of all sorts. Report notes story's use in a popular song.

  • Extent: 1 p.
  • Call Number: FA 7 Series 6 6.6.0.5.1
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Note
Collector-informant relationship unknown.
Preferred Citation
Tie a ribbon / Debbie Bynum; FA 7; Collection of contemporary legends; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; William A. Wilson Folklore Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Genre / Form
College students' writings; Folklore
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_FA7
Finding Aid Title
Collection of contemporary legends
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-22T08:44-0600
Finding Aid Language
English


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