From The Storyteller
Hello All: Time flies when you're having fun, and today's story really made that point with a smile. Enjoy. Doug
As a baby lawyer I was taught to think about circumstantial evidence by picturing a city street at five in the morning after a 10-inch snow had just stopped. Picturing the snow smooth, imagine a single pair of tire tracks down the center of the street that pull over to the curb and then back out to the center and on down the street. Then where the tracks pulled over to the curb picture one set of footprints in the freshly fallen snow going up to a house and back, and at the door of the house there are two full milk bottles.
Using just the facts of the story, the question of who made those tracks could reasonably be determined by circumstantial evidence. It was the milkman.
I tried to explain circumstantial evidence to my grandson using the same example, and after he listened politely, he asked just one question – “What’s a milkman”. Old saying, “Time and tide wait for no one.”
My granddaughter was in a hospital room waiting for some tests that required her to stay most of the day. There was a “landline” phone in the room, and after picking up the receiver and hearing a dial tone, she punched the number buttons and made her call. After the call was over, still holding the phone, she turned to Elaine and me and asked, “How do I end this call?”.
“Hang up the phone” and “don’t press sent” are two important sayings - from two totally different generations.
I am hopeful that many of you know what or who a milkman is, and how to hang up a landline phone. If you don’t, however, ask around. Those who can give you answers are to be considered wise and treated with reverence.
Moral: Faber College’s motto “Knowledge is good” – if you don’t know about Faber, Google it. (Is my age showing?)