Windmills - old and new
not just in Kansas!
Homes - new and old
As we were driving through one small village, Jim told us about a custom of putting an empty glass bottle on the roof if the family has a daughter of marriageable age. We didn't see any bottles this day. Jim once played a joke on Belgin by putting an empty bottle on top of the bus!
I found this on the net:
Driving by smaller villages in Turkey, you may notice an empty glass bottle on the roofs of some houses. Traditionally, this is done when a girl reaches marriageable age. The bottle is broken by an interested bachelor, who then seeks permission from her father to marry the girl. To prevent disappointments, the boy finds out if the match is agreeable before breaking the bottle.