The Delivery Man

John Henneberry goes about his Tuesday route quietly and without fanfare. He has been distributing Meals On Wheels to the elderly and shut-ins for Southern Rhode Island Volunteers since 1989. He has been at it for 25 years now. This unassuming man, a World War II veteran, feels that he has been lucky. He tells me “Life’s been good to me. Volunteering is a way to give a little back.”  Sometimes John is the only human a recipients sees for days, even weeks.  A smile of gratitude when he hands someone a meal is all the reward he needs to keep on going. This was the way it was on Tuesday when I hitched a ride with Mr. Henneberry. Click to enlarge thumbnails.