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Suzanne Brewster is my Mother. She was born in Northam, Western Australia. She is a bank manager and an awesome Mum! She played a lot of sport growing up, being from the country sport was basically all there was to do. She is the oldest of three kids, she has two younger brothers.
I asked my mum about any superstitions she had when she was growing up playing basketball. I asked her over the phone because she lives in Australia. Her superstition would take place during games, with team mates and spectators around but it isn't a very noticeable superstition.
"I used to drink flat coke during the games and at half time, it started out as just a way
of having a quick energy burst without the bubbles making feel sick but uhhh --- I
guess it got to the point where I had to have one every game or else I wouldn't feel
right hah, probably wasn't very good for me but I liked to think it worked."
Suzanne sounded like she thought her superstition was a little funny and she looked back not knowing what she was thinking. She was very straight forward and remembered quite clearly what she used to do.
Dr. Lynne S. McNeill
Semester and year
G2: Leisure Activities - Recreation, Sports, Games
Brewster, Rachel, "Coke Superstiton" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 11.