Two Men with Something in Common

MEALS ON WHEELS HAS CHANGED THEIR LIVES By Philip Gonzalez Being around for 50 years, we’ve served a lot of clients — tens of thousands of them — but one man stands alone as being on the program longer than any other. Charles has been a Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County client for 31 […]

A Secretary’s Unexpected Bonus

By Jordan Lyle In 1966, Stephanie met Olivia for the first time. Stephanie was just 11 years old and had recently moved to Fort Worth from Indianapolis with her family. Her father became a plant manager in the area and Olivia was his new secretary. At the time, Stephanie had no idea how deeply entwined […]

Girl Next Door

by Jordan Lyle Marie was working as a waitress in a small diner in Fort Worth when she met a young Army man by the name of Short. He had stopped in for a bite to eat while sightseeing and was taken by the young waitress. He asked Marie if he could take her home […]


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.