When Marash Girl first visited the home of Marash Boy, before she was married to Marash Boy and before she had met his family, while helping to make the salad, she offered to dry off the lettuce leaves with a method that was certain to dry every leaf. She hadn't tried the method yet, but she was sure it would work.
Place the rinsed lettuce leaves into a pillow case. Knot the pillow case closed. Swing the pillowcase full of lettuce leaves in a circle over your head. The lettuce will come out dry and ready to "dress" with home-made salad dressing. (If you're Armenian, that would be lemon juice, olive oil, sait and pepper.)
The pillow case was old and as Marash Girl swung the pillow case over her head (it was cold outside, so Marash Girl and the pillow case full of lettuce leaves were in the living room of her soon to be in-laws), the pillow case tore open and the lettuce leaves flew all over the living room, spattering the recently upholstered furniture, the wallpaper, the floors.
That was her introduction to Marash Boy's family.