Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lent and Shaken, Given or Taken

He found the first one in the attic, in an old cardboard box. He pulled it out and whistled.

"A hand!" he said. "And in such great shape."

The hand gave a thumbs-up.

Once he was looking, he found them everywhere. He found two at a garage sale. Seven at consignment stores. Five in dumpsters. He became a hobbyist. Then obsessed. Then driven.

"We need to have a talk, Grampa," said Jillian one morning.

"About what?" he said, as a hand tucked his napkin in, another cut his waffle, and a third poured syrup. "Many hands make light work, right?"

4 comments:

Loren Eaton said...

The hand gave a thumbs-up.

This little detail absolutely makes the story. Love it!

Unknown said...

Thing was always my favorite Addams Family character...

Deb Markanton said...

This is awesome!!!!

r2d2y said...

omg, Hand...