Quote from book:
"At last. Headlights came shining into the yard and beamed in through the kitchen windows to where we waited. Bedlam reigned. The dog ran through the house barking his furious delight. Little girls dashed to line up at the door where they jumped up and down screaming at the top of their voices, ‘Daddy’s Home. Daddy’s Home.’ The bird whistled and ran crazily up and down the bars of his cage. Wonder the poor man did not throw the vehicle into reverse and skedaddle. Mama and the cat waited, quiet, refined, genteel as Daddy came in exhausted, dirty, damp from the fog carrying his scarred black metal lunch box and red metal thermos now empty of the strong hot coffee he carried with him.
He was the most handsome man Patty, Anne and I knew."
Read anecdote 10 "Snake in The Hen House" 1992 Pryor, Oklahoma Newspaper contest winner.