Today, while on my way home from a store run. Randy and I were passing Wolf Creek Nursing center when I remembered I wonderful man named Howard from our church was there. We decided to stop to say Hi.

Howard told me he is 90 1/2.  I was thinking how when children are little they will say I am 6 1/2 or 8 1/2 but when you are 40 you don’t seem to say 40 1/2, but when you are 90 you can say the half.

I started writing this a few week ago and didn’t post and now Howard has passed. I am glad we got to visit him before he went home to be with the Lord.

Howard always wore bow ties and you couldn’t pass by him without receiving a big hug!  He drove himself to church each week until I would say 2 months before he got sick. I asked him about his wife that had passed years back and he got a big smile and told me he was going to be with her again someday. Howard was always volunteering his time for events. He told me on our last visit it worked at the Toledo Rec. Center and he started a wonderful tradition that still exists today in Toledo called Children’s wonderland. He worked for the Toledo Zoo for years and loved his work.

A few years ago Randy and I were outside when a car pulled up and Howard got out and rolled a duck walking toy on a stick u to us and said “Here I made this for the boys” We were surprised he thought of us and cherish his thoughtful gift.

In 90 1/2 years Howard touched lives and will be missed. Candy

Published in: on June 17, 2009 at 12:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

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