Taylor, Taryn, and Tacey with Uncle Dane,
2004.

 

Message To The Nieces

Ah yes, dear nieces of mine, it's you I wanted to have a word with. You see, in due time, say the year 2094, when you are sitting in your rocking chair having a talk with your own great grandchildren about their late ancestors and what not, well, you need to have all the facts readily available. I mean, we all know what grand people your Grammer and Pop Pop are. Niceness just sort of oozes out of them, and everybody at church pretty much assigns them places up there with St. Francis of Assisi and King Josiah and various members of The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma.

But there is a little known, darker side to this matron and patron of the family unit. What I mean to say is there are colorful moments in their history that remind one of some of those stunts pulled on the children of Israel by the Philistines.

History, as you know, demands accuracy of its scribes. I mean, we have to know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are and when the good guys have momentary lapses and so forth. The truth must be told. Not only that, but when your own great great offspring in the year 2139 are digging through the old family files and dredging up the family tree and all that, it's the notorious ones they'll really get a kick out of, if you know what I mean.

So, having said all that, I aim to let you in on a little inside information to pass on to future generations.

Postscript

The above was written as a sort of introduction to the next three stories on the list:

The Great Green Persimmon Debacle
How To Scare Children
Yet More Treachery

8/28/04
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