Uncle Buford was the Fensterblaus’ official family raconteur. Most of his kin admitted tacitly that ‘raconteur’ was a polite euphemism for liar.
They all loved Aunt Eunice, though, so they humored her by honoring her request to visit his grave annually on his birthday and anniversary.
” I done tol’ y’all the ol’ coot was plum full of horse pucky,” Cousin Dorothy Jane told Cousin Maudie Mae in a prudently hushed voice during their last visit.
“What y’all mean?” Maudie asked.
“‘Member he always said,” the former claimed, ‘May a goat pee on my grave if’n’ I’s lyin’?”
Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, and Nollaig Shona. Welcome back to Rochelle’s