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Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Sadie is a music student at Utah State University. She is an amazing singer and is always found singing or playing an instrument. She’s a very kind person and loves to help others in need. She’s from Corinne, Utah and I know her from high school.
Sadie is sitting at the kitchen table while me, Jacob, and Melanie are chatting on the sidelines. Sadie is using a 11x8.5 piece of paper to do her folding skills and is quite calm throughout the experience.
Sadie used a piece of 11 x 8.5 piece of graph paper with holes and some plastic reinforcement on the side. She used tape to seal some of the edges together. (see attached picture).
Sadie started making her airplane on the table, while Jacob and Melanie, some friends, were talking about Melanie’s birthday today. She occasionally pitched into their conversations and said that she learned how to make a paper airplane in elementary school from her teacher. She was very focused, and her tone of voice was calm. She never once took her eyes off the plane while making it, except for when she wanted to add some tape to make it stronger put together. Sadie came back and while me and Melanie (Jacob having left) were talking about translating Latin, Sadie still focused on her airplane. She quickly put the tape on the top of the airplane and threw it across the room, spiraling a few times before landing a couple feet away. Sadie snorted to herself because it didn’t fly as planned. She then sat back down and tried to fold the airplane some more, but only to have the same result twice in a row.
Dr. Lynne S. McNiell
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Smith, Courtney, "Plane Tape" (2018). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 284.