Howard was never shy nor did he lack words in promoting what he was convinced would be a good thing. A few years ago, Royce and Virginia Kinney hosted our AZ reunion in Belmont County. Howard took the floor to encourage us to pursue the opportunity to join Farmhouse fraternity (a good move). Somebody had brought a sturdy shepherd’s crook. After Barb’s entreaty to shut off the huge deluge of words did not stop him, I grabbed him around the neck with the crook and dragged him to his chair. He got the hint and we all had a hearty laugh! We remained and have always been good friends!