“hank”

hank is not a handsome man..he has hard features, callused hands and most of his hair is gone...he is married to dotty (his angel) for 14 years...they have one son...danny who is 10....

'''danny is in the 5th grade and his school is having a “father's day” the next weekend...were dads will speak for a few minutes about their profession...

...danny hurried home with the notice and invitation...

...hank is a carpenter and makes bird houses in his garage shop as a hobby...he took the invitation into his shop...studied it and wondered what he would say?...he knew he could not disappoint danny...

...it was the day of the presentation and hank still didn't know exactly what he would say...he arrived at the school at 9:30 am and was taken to the band room that has an entrance to the stage...inside were 9 other fathers waiting to go on...there was a fireman with his fire hat, yellow coat and big boots...a police man with all of his radios and a big k9 german shepherd police dog...there was a lawyer with an expensive suit and briefcase...on and on...

...hank was number 10...he heard the kids clapping...there were wows! and gasps of excitement...and then hank was motioned to the stage...the kids looked a little tired and restless by then...he also could not find his paper with the notes dotty helped him write...

...”i make things out of wood”...”i make cabinets for peoples homes....i also make birdhouses in my shop...a “kool” was heard and a few claps...”one day shortly after we moved into our home on green street we heard the screech of breaks and a loud yelp...as a car sped away”...we rushed over to see a little doggy crying and trying to get up”...”i wrapped him in my shirt ...put him in the back of my truck and we rushed him to the animal hospital” ...after examining him...they gave us the very bad news that...he would never walk or run again...they suggested putting him down”...hank then motioned to the back of the theater....the doors opened...dotty walked in...and slowly with a leash in hand walked toward the stage...the little doggie with his tail wagging and his hind legs on a wooden cart....walked proudly toward the stage...the kids all stood and clapped...”i'm danny's dad and I make things out of wood”...bsp