Thursday, July 30, 2015


We lived in a small town in Nebraska where there were many who made other people's business their business.

One afternoon a member of the local "Nosy Old Ladies" cabal came to our house. Her express purpose was to enlighten my father, the minister, about the scandalous behavior of one of the young school teachers.

It seems that he had closed the curtains in his house while entertaining a young woman. This self-appointed guardian of the town morals went on and on about how shameful this was.

My father listened patiently until she finally wound down. Then he stood up, gave the woman a "look", and opened the curtains in our living room.

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