‘Oil can’

Handwritten page of a diary dated June 3, 2001

because Donny’s a weird kid you know. He saw this Tin Man statue in the park and now every day he wants someone to take him there and stay for as long as they can stand waiting for him.

He lays on the ground and if someone walks up, he says “oil can” in the same voice the real tin man said it in the movie.

He wants Amber to go with him some day and wear pigtails and hold the statue’s arm and say “how did you ever get that way?” so he can say “well, about a year ago, I was chopping that tree. When suddenly it began to rain. And right in the middle of a chop, I rusted solid. I’ve been that way ever since.”

I guess I have that part memorized too now, because I’ve heard him say it every day now since they put that statue up.


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