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August 20, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pile of plywood, the remnants of a child's dream, is stacked in the rusted hull of a pickup truck behind Patrick Bennett's double-wide trailer. That's what remains of his son's half-built skateboard ramp, a structure ripped apart by bottomless grief and a few swings of a claw-hammer. "My dad tore it down two days after Derez died," Bennett said of the boy's grandfather. "He said he didn't want to see it no more."
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August 20, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pile of plywood, the remnants of a child's dream, is stacked in the rusted hull of a pickup truck behind Patrick Bennett's double-wide trailer. That's what remains of his son's half-built skateboard ramp, a structure ripped apart by bottomless grief and a few swings of a claw-hammer. "My dad tore it down two days after Derez died," Bennett said of the boy's grandfather. "He said he didn't want to see it no more."
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