Several members did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.
She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon.
She emphatically told Frank (and most others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing!
Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny.
He said nothing!!
Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house and walked home .... And left it there all night.
Proverbs 18:21 ... Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.❤