“It’s wonderful,” she said. “I don’t know what we would do without it.”
Spera has taken part in the shopping trips for several years and can recall missing only a couple of weeks.
While the group takes an interest in one another’s lives, even sometimes exchanging calls, they don’t visit each other regularly.
“We don’t live close, so we don’t see one another,” Spera said.
The riders all appreciate Root and the way he thoughtfully helps them in and out of the van. They even have a thank-you for his wife, Janice, for sharing him with them.
Root spends about three hours picking up the passengers, waiting for them to shop and then returning them home.
“We have a lot of fun,” Morrissey said.
There’s something they want townspeople to know, too.
“We want them to realize how grateful we are, how much we love it,” Feroce said. “And how lost we would be without it.”