It was uncool for kids my age with names like Cormier and Fontenot to listen to and admit that they enjoyed "chanky-chank" music, the waltzes and vigorous two-steps that our parents and grandparents loved so much.
My grandparents spoke little English, and my parents never bothered to teach their four children our native tongue.
When Br'er Rabbit comes along, he addresses the tar "baby" amiably, but receives no response.
Br'er Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as the Tar-Baby's lack of manners, punches it and, in doing so, becomes stuck.
The more that Br'er Rabbit fights the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he becomes.
The more Br'er Rabbit punches and kicks the tar "baby" out of rage, the worse he gets stuck.
Now that Br'er Rabbit is stuck, Br'er Fox ponders how to dispose of him.
They were a pack, a slightly halfassed pack but for all purposes they were a pack.
Don told him not to get attached- it was one of the first things he'd told him, but he didn't listen.
I knew it.” If I was pure coonass, I would like to know what that made Rabalais—Norris F.