By Keith Harrison If you’ve ever read one of my stories in these newsletters, you know that I have a soft spot in my heart for old people. Maybe it’s because they remind me of my grandma or now that my own mother is 90, I see her life reflected in the lives of so […]

A Boy Scout Den Mother

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 […]

A Pretty Fine Woman

By Keith Harrison — “I’ve been single long enough and you look like a pretty fine woman.” Let’s face it, a lot of men are not overly romantic and sometimes struggle to express their emotions. However, when these simple and slightly awkward words are motivated by love, they can change lives. Evelyn was born in […]

A Hug from Nora

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 […]

Bethany’s Story

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 […]

His Head in the Clouds

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 […]

JoAnne and Keith

Meet My Mom

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.

Jack while stationed in San Diego


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 […]


By Iris Bruton — Beulah was born in March of 1910 in Marmaduke, Arkansas. Just in case you are a little rusty on your math, that makes her 105-years old! She had the unique blessing of being a triplet, in a family of 13 children, which also included two sets of twins. Her family moved […]

Meals On Wheels client, Brigitte

A Life Well Lived: Brigitte’s Incredible Story of Survival and Triumph

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 […]