Mother Nature does a lot of things right — but this was most decidedly not one of them.
No sooner had a warm spring wind chased the last traces of snow into the forest floor than a lightning storm whipped up off the Ohio River and rumbled over us, like an irate god, without a drop of rain.
Then the fire broke out at Jasper Peterson’s salvage yard, threatening to burn the whole place to the ground and a century of trash and treasure with it . . .
A cacophony of church bells started ringing in the distance. And I knew my daddy had to go . . .
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