Author Archives: Katherine Marchant

“Skeet”

Informant: What do you call twenty skydiving lawyers? Me: I don’t know. What? Informant: Skeet.   The informant (my dad) is a particularly self-deprecating lawyer. While he does take pride in his work, he often admits that he only went to law school because his father had been a lawyer, and the informant had “no idea what to… Continue Reading »

More in the Cellar in the Teacup

Informant: In the country, when we were just joking around, usually offering food, with guests—people we liked—we’d tell them, “Take a lot of them; take two!” And sometimes we’d add, “There’s plenty more down in the cellar in the teacup.” The informant (my grandmother) was born in Missouri and has lived in Berkeley, CA for… Continue Reading »