There was a knock at the door, a strange man, asked my sister and I, if we had any food, he was hungry.
Karen and I were left home, while Mom and Dad took a ride to town. I was about 10 years old.
We said sure, we will make you a sandwich, we did while he stood at the door. We gave him the sandwich and he left.
I was feeling good, I had helped the man.
When our parents got home, we thought we did the wrong thing. They were concerned about our safety, of course. Now forty years later, we still feel like we got in trouble for feeding that man.
I know as a parent, explain as much as you can to the kids. Try to make sure they understand, which is not easy.
I knew it was a good deed, but there was a dangerous aspect. So I guess the life lesson is, try to do good but be careful!