September 9, 2012“Hankisms”….. Back in 2000 I did not believe I would ever laugh again. My warpishly funny husband of 16 years had died and I believed with all my heart that I would never laugh again. Then God gave me Hank I laugh again alot AT him I must say but he is so stinking entertaining Here are just a few Hankisms The other day I noticed a scary looking “whatchamacallit” in the holder on the side of my drivers door of my suburban. I left Hank a message telling him I found his whatever you call it thingy that I think goes to your gun Here is the text I received back from him: and yes he is “Hanky” in my phone because that is just what we call him no explanation we just do Next Hankism: Yes that is my straightening iron 125 dollars of it I dropped it on the floor during one of my “oh so pleasant” Sunday mornings (seriously, why do Sunday mornings have to be so psycho???) Anyway I just could not bear to pay that much money again Hank said he could fix it My thought was “yeah right” but secretly I really hoped he could since he can fix almost everything from lawn mowers ( yes my fault too) to now straightening irons this is what he said when he handed it to me and I had to have him repeat it to me verbatim right now:) “I used an orthopedic plate and orthopedic screws and repaired it about like I would a Schnauzer’s tibia, minus the JBweld – we don’t us that in surgery It’s a heck of a repair!” And lastly ( I don’t feel like taking a picture) is that at ANY given time there are at least 6 jars of peanut butter in the pantry All the bigs friends teased us about our enormous amount of peanut butter I once got a text from Hank telling me that we had an emergency of “enormous proportions” I HAD to get some peanut butter soon, we were almost out! When I got home from the grocery to put it away there stood two unopened jars I truly believe his belief that it was an emergency:) this tendency to overbuy anything that you may die without also goes with lightbulbs soap shampoo (and he has no hair) makes me lol pool chemicals (which, yes I promised to do when we put the pool in and have NEVER done it, but we had a baby and adopted 2 more so I’m still sticking to that as my story) blackberry phones thinking he has 4 extras just in case (John David and I harass him to come to the other side, iphone) casio organizers (he sold those on ebay when he finally clued into the fact that they were extinct, and someone bought them!) pocket knives (I’m afraid to know how many he has in the safe) reading glasses (I laughed out loud when I found 20 pairs in his bedside drawer, oh and they are all 125’s) Seriously!!! he ha Oh my goodness I almost forgot the SHOES!! he writes dates on his running shoes to know how long he has to run in them you know.. then they become work shoes.. they all look EXACTLY the same except for the expiration date written on the side! oh and the boots…. 3 pairs I’m telling you EXACTLY the same but meant for different purposes that none of us can imagine but it means a lot to him these shoes! Just sayin IF we ever have that big ole earthquake in Memphis Hank is the man seriously!! I tease him that he already knows where to find water, and he does:) you just never know what could happen! Hanky we love you and can’t imagine not laughing as much as we do!