Quotation by State of Indiana

Courtship was a serious business for the reason that everybody knew when a young couple began to 'set up' with each other. They could tell by the sparks flying from the chimney late at night.
State of Indiana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State (The WPA Guide to Indiana), p.120, in "Folklore and Folkways," Oxford University Press (1941).

On early Indiana rural life.
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