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And, The Moral Is…

ShepherdCalls_WPYears ago, my sons and I were in the back yard shooting firecrackers. My wife, Nellie Frances, came out to give us a customary good mother warning. “You know shooting firecrackers is against the law.”

“Aw, Mom . . . “

“Everybody does it,” I said. “It’s the Fourth of July. Listen.” Sure ‘nuff, firecrackers were going off all over town.

“Please be careful,” she said with a sigh of

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