Card #024 As Opie's teacher and mother-to-be, Helen Crump has a good understanding of what makes children tick. She once made this observation in defense of teenagers:

"I think it would be very good if occasionally we said to them, 'Yes, you can do it in your own way, and I'll help.' And I contend ... that those youngsters are every bit as moral and sane and stable as we adults feel ourselves to be."