In a small Southern town there was a "Nativity Scene" that showed great
skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered
me. The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets. Totally unable to
come up with a reason or explanation, I left.
At a "Quick Stop" on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the
counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, yelling at me, "You
Yankees never do read the Bible!" I assured her that I did, but simply
couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible.
She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some
pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage. Sticking it in my
face she said, "See, it says right here, 'The three wise man came from