By Keith Harrison If you want to put a smile on your face, ask 91-year-old Val to play the piano for you. Born in Chicago in the spring of 1926, Valenia was tragically orphaned at the age of nine, and was then raised by her grandmother. As an only child, she played with the neighborhood […]
By Keith Harrison Some people just make you smile. Nora is one of those people. The first time I met her, she was standing on the front porch with her walker, waiting on our arrival. She had the biggest smile you have ever seen and she immediately started clapping her hands. Those are two of […]
By Keith Harrison Words are powerful. They are rich and colorful and have the ability to enhance our lives. They can describe love, joy, heartache, and sadness. Despite their capacity to help us communicate with others, there are times when words are woefully inadequate to express the depths of the human soul. This is one […]
By Keith Harrison A lot of us question the wisdom of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Jim had no choice but to jump. He had just been shot down over France. Now at the age of 96, Jim has spent most of his life with his head in the clouds. Jim was born […]
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County provides nutritious, home-delivered meals to the homebound elderly and disabled residents of Tarrant County, Texas. In this client spotlight, meet 87-year-old Jokie.
By Keith Harrison This man can talk your ear off, but I can assure you that nobody who takes the time to call or sit down with Jack is looking at their watch or thinking of how they can politely end the conversation. Even at 91-years old, Jack is just one of those guys with […]
By Keith Harrison In August 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Lithuania and Brigitte’s world started to change. Born in 1924, she was the only child of an affluent, Jewish businessman. Then, in June of 1941, the Nazis invaded Lithuania – now a part of the Soviet Union – and launched a rein of almost unimaginable […]
NASCAR racer Austin Dillion experienced racing history April 9 with racing legend Jimmy McElreath when he delivered meals in the official pace car for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. The delivery was a partnership between Meal On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County and NASCAR to kick off Texas Motor Speedway’s race week. Jimmy and Shirley, […]