Somewhere between my First Communion and my Confirmation I had to memorize the 10 Commandments found in My First Catechism. One of my many Sisters of Mercy thought it was the right thing to do, to instill these 10 items into my brain. Some of them were easy: "Thou shall not kill". Some not so much: "Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife" and, "Thou shall not commit adultery". I remember the boys and girls in that room all were looking around at each other with the looks of having been hit in the head by 2x4s. Bewilderment was the vocabulary word of that day. Pretty heavy stuff for a little guy who just wanted to go catch pollywogs after school. Heck, even today a couple of them are still pretty scary!