Where is Henry?

After a prolonged absence Henry Wessel (aka the Holy Vessel) is back. As one of our star player (and pillar of our club) his sabbatical did not go unnoticed.
Everybody kept asking, “Where is Henry?” but the man was nowhere to be seen. Some people ventured that he went on a secret mission to North Korea, but nobody knows for sure and Henry won’t tell.

Today, low and behold, the wonder boy came in from the cold.
It is thus with an unmitigated pleasure that we welcomed Henry and Calvert back into our bosom.

Calvert & Henry

Henry joined our club about 5 or 6 years ago. He was then a helpless greenhorn who yearned to play pétanque… but didn’t even know a single French cuss word. Can you imagine!
It looked like a hopeless case but through perseverance, he rose from the ranks to become one of our best cursers players.

It is never easy for an athlete to perform at a high level after a prolonged absence and it will take a while for “Hank” to readjust. But don’t believe for a minute that Henry and Calvert are “has-beens”; they will rise to the top again. It won’t be long before Henry Jr starts delivering his famed “carreaux” again.

My advice to you: take advantage of his temporary vulnerability before he regains his form and beat the c**p out of you.
You cannot keep a good man down ♫

Henry, among other things, is also a dog lover, which in my book puts him immediately a few notches above a bunch of people. As far as I am concerned, anybody who cares for animals is a friend of mine.

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”Arthur Schopenhauer

Coda

I am sure that our club and the pétanque brotherhood will be delighted to hear that the dynamic duo is back in the arena.
Please join me in wishing them a wealth of success in all their future endeavors.

Alain

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