Kickass and grandkids

Kickass, the doorstop dog, stayed home with Phyllis when the keeper drove across town to watch grandson Beau perform lumber making miracles with his portable sawmill. It was most impressive—Beau manipulating misshapen ash logs into usable planks and boards with deft touches of complicated controls.

It is agreed between the keeper and Phyllis that their grandchildren are the grandest, with incredible wide-ranging accomplishments, and it is unfortunate that distant proximity prevents personally witnessing them.

The symbolism of Beau making something useful from trees that were killed by a disastrous disease can be applied to every grandchild, and even in the face of a world in peril, the keeper and Phyllis feel they are in good hands—grandchild hands.

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