Subtitle: With a bite of humor - faith, tradition, extraordinary people and a college town Principal players are: Tom Davis, Helen McDonnell (Nana), and Father Bill Brooks. Tom Davis was a West Point graduate and full colonel. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese on Corregidor and held for more than three years. His wife believed he was dead. Nana was Old South. She had status and wealth. As matriarch she was a rainmaker - sometimes a thunderstorm maker. Under a complex facade, she loved. She grieved. Her son, an army pilot, died in WWII. Her husband, Edward McDonnell, was a Vice Admiral and Medal of Honor recipient. He died when a bomb was detonated aboard a commercial airliner. Father Bill was a priest in my neighborhood Catholic Church. He gave up a successful career as a singer who performed at the Metropolitan Opera. The author's story is told - from a chicken farm to the Naval Academy and beyond. Episcopal and Catholic worship services are compared, as are Catholic and Jewish services. Church doctrine is examined. Is resurrection physical or spiritual? Are the End-Times paths in the Bible consistent? Is the Holy Spirit a person? What is the nature of the consecrated elements in the Eucharist? Inferences will give heartburn to some. Many stories about Austin are in the realm of the bumper sticker: Keep Austin weird.