Once upon a time in a small town in Germany there lived a man called Kurt .He lived with his son Manfred and his daughter-in-law Thekla. They all shared a little old house at the end of a quiet street in the middle of the town. Manfred was a carpenter and spent all his time in a workshop next to the house.He had learnt carpentry from his father who had been a famous carpenter in his day.Kurt had taught his son well and the son earned a good living .He made furniture for the people of the town. And from time to time he did some carving. The young couple Manfred and Thekla had a son called Wilhelm .The boy liked to sit in the workshop and watch his father .As he grew older he helped his father by fetching and carrying things .He learnt to clean the tools and to take care of them .He learnt how to use a saw and a hammer and a chisel. And his grandfather taught him to carve wood into wonderful shapes. The grandfather was very old now and getting older every day! He was not too strong; his eyes were dim and he could not see well .Sometimes his hands shook; and sometimes he sat in a chair and nodded off. In the evenings when they all sat down to dinner at the table Manfred and Thekla used to get angry with the old grandfather .He was slow and clumsy .Sometimes he break a glass sometimes he dropped a spoon and sometimes he split soup on his clothes .He was an old man after all. One day during the evening meal the old man dropped his plate on the floor .Crash! It smashed into a hundred tiny pieces and the food fell all over the place .Thekla and Manfred began to clean up the floor.But how angry they were! After that accident they bought him a cheap wooden bowl from the market and give him his dinner in that. They made the old man sit by himself in the corner of the room to eat his food .The old man was sad.He kept quiet and did not complain. One evening not long afterwards Thekla and Manfred had finished work for the day and were preparing the evening meal. When the meal was ready they called for Wilhelm. They looked in his room but he was not there. 'Where could that boy be?' asked Thekla. Manfred had no idea. He asked the old man if he had seen Wilhelm but the old man shook his head. Thekla and Manfred became a little worried. They looked out on the street but Wilhelm was not there. Then they saw a light on in the workshop.They went too look. They stepped into the workshop and found their son sitting on the floor.He was cutting a small block of wood and working as hard as he could. 'Ah! There you are!' said Thekla.'What are you making son ?' asked Manfred. Wilhelm put down the block of wood and the chisel.He looked up at his parents. 'I am making a wooden bowl for you to eat when you are old ' replied the boy.
The parents looked at each other. Their eyes filled with tears. 'Come dinner is ready ' said Thekla softly. And she put her arms around her son and the three of them went back to the house. After this Thekla and Manfred always asked the old grandfather to sit with them at table.
Waania, umm.. I guess rizwan was just trying to share this story with us and maybe he wanted to make us realize that nowadays our only support and trust is our parents and we shud respect our parents well!!