An Outsider in a small Texas town around
Christmas time, saw a "Nativity Scene" that showed great skill and talent had
gone into creating it. But one small feature was all wrong: the three wise men
were wearing firemen's helmets.
Totally unable to come up with a reason or
explanation, he left. At a "Quik Stop" on the edge of town, he asked the lady
behind the counter about the helmets.
She exploded into a rage, yelling, "You darn
Yankees never read your Bibles!"
The Outsider assured her that he did, but simply
couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible.
She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and
riffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage. Sticking
it in the guys face she said, "See, it says right here, 'The three wise men came