By Joe Giordano
Sawnie paced his office. He stopped at the wooden wall plaque he’d hand-crafted and read the diploma for the millionth time.
Sawnie Aldredge, Jr.
Doctor of Neurological Surgery
A memory popped into Sawnie’s head. His mother attended his Vanderbilt graduation. She said in her cranky voice, “Your father was good with his hands, too. Lot of good it did me.”
Sawnie said, “Mother, brain surgery is a little different than carpentry.”