Mr. T is an elderly man, with lots of opinions. He walks with a cane and has had some health problems recently. Most of the time we hear about politics, both local and national. He's not quite a curmudgeon, but close.
The day after Thanksgiving, it was my stock statement to say "how was your holiday." Most people gave stock answers - great, ate too much turkey, watched football, etc. I expected something as such from Mr. T. Perhaps he'd say "I was invited over to so-and-so's house for dinner" Instead, when I asked, I saw something I never have seen in him - a twinkle in his eye. His daughter had come to visit. He was tickled pink. A twinkle and a smile. What a wonderful site to see.