I had a few more questions, when someone across the room yelled, “He’s a Romeo,” which I understood completely.
His favorite trip was to an Alabama State Park with his wife and some friends many years ago. We couldn’t decide which park, but it was a great time; he said he will never forget.
You can find Howard at the Gardendale Senior Center most of the time. He has several nicknames, one of which is “Roo” (kangaroo) because he carries cookies around in his pocket. He loves cookies and hides them in his shirt pocket for a snack later in the afternoons.
Everyone at the center loves him, and he loves everyone. I enjoyed talking with Howard and watching people react with him.
I will consider this a very memorable experience for a very ordinary Tuesday. Thanks, Howard.