Mr. Howard was like a second grandfather to me, and he was always there to support me in each of my endeavors. When I started medical school and residency, he took the time to stop in Houston for a campus visit, and to come to my graduation!! He gave me medical books and letters that he knew I would find interesting, which I still have to this day. He was there when I married my own Howard, and was so tickled that we now shared the same name. When I was about 10, he traded his big toenails for all my freckles, because he knew how much I disliked them! And he really did have a pair of toenail earrings made for the trade.... You will be missed Mr. Howard- we love you!!