“Johnny, thinking of your dad, one memory stands out for me. Mike (this is my middle brother) was playing high school football and we were visiting your family and we all piled into a car and headed to the high school for the game. While traveling there, we got behind a man who tossed a lit cigarette out of the window and your dad pulled him over and gave him down the road. I always remember that and think of what a dedicated man he was.”
To the general reader, I should note that Daddy was a Forest Ranger, and he knew what a lit cigarette thrown from a car was capable of doing-- starting a wild fire. Legally, he had the authority to stop anyone who did not obey the law. But it is rare that someone would stop a car for any purpose, and I can understand how Mac was impressed by my Daddy's actions.