Much recommended is Brian Doyle’s All the Flinty Women , published in the Notre Dame magazine. It’s in the same mode but more sober than his The Brilliantine Coattails of Lust , which we published in the March issue. Though this was amusing:
My father said my grandmother would never die because you have to acquiesce to death, and she would not acquiesce to Jesus Blessed Christ Himself if Jesus came into her room and asked her politely. Jesus wore white after He died and came back to life and walked out of the tomb in which no one had been laid. Mary Magdalene said so, and she was an Eye Witness, as my father said. When he said those words you could hear the Capital Letters. My father said the gospels would be much improved if someone had deposed Mary Magdalene properly in the first few days after the Incident.