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By Neill Herring:
The three kids, George, Flora and Al, had never been all that close growing up, but neither were they the kind who fought all the time. Their Daddy was a hell-raiser when young, and bad to go to law when grown, but they never paid him much mind, and always smiled and acted polite at supper when he introduced another “great Constitutional lawyer,” or “brilliant attorney,” he had brought home. None of their Daddy’s lawsuits ever came to much, beyond keeping him and the other men entertained. He never prevailed, and finally passed away. Their mama was mostly interested in her garden and household management; she seemed to find dealing with the help and trades people of much more interest than any of the family. The kids were adaptable, like the children of other wealthy and distracted parents, exactly attentive enough to stay the hell out of the way. As […]