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What is the origen of the tradition of signing someone's cast?

Asked by deepseas72 (1068points) March 8th, 2008

I was browsing fluther’s archives, and this previously asked question sounded rather interesting. Unfortunately, no one was able to provide an academic answer, so I’m throwing it back out there in hopes of appeasing my curiosity

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It wasn’t started as a way to get autographs, but for someone to put a kind of “Get Well Soon” or “Good Luck!” message, where it would NOT be mis-placed, because some folks actually save their casts, after they are removed, as souvenirs.

Lucille Ball (1911–89) did, then later gave it away to a loyal fan of hers.

August 24, 2008, 1:19 PM EDT

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