johnnie has an iphone!

i love when the media puts a “good news” story in the headlines and this is a good story.  thank you, peeps at the post, this is the kind of news i like to read about!

this is johnnie:

he’s 92 &  he’s adorable. johnnie has been driving a cab since franklin roosevelt  was president and he loves his job! 

“Spider — nicknamed after a model of the Harley Davidson he used to ride as a member of a Harlem motorcycle club — mixes the old (he wears a tie every day) with the new (an iPhone in a worn leather case dangles from his neck).

And he has no plan to take his foot off the gas any time soon — his hack license, No. 016337, doesn’t expire until 2014. . .

“I drive more slowly now,” he admitted. “I don’t pass anybody, hardly.”

“He goes about 12 miles per hour,” noted depot co-owner Stan Wissak.

But what if an important passenger is in a rush?

“I tell them they need a faster cabby — this one’s too slow,” Footman said. “I do things my way.”

cheers to you, johnnie!  wishing you many more happy years ahead. 

“The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.”
 ~ H.W. Arnold


15 responses to “johnnie has an iphone!

  1. I’m just a guy with a limerick reply…

    Old Johnnie was nicknamed Spider,
    He was an old Harley rider,
    He still drives a hack,
    To downtown and back,
    At 92 there is none brighter.

    Compliments of Humorous Interludes


  2. That’s heartwarming. 🙂 He looks like a happy guy.


  3. What a cool guy. Cheers to him and cheers to you for posting!


  4. it’s what being happy will do for a person!


  5. Great article indeed! Thanks for liking my last post too by the way. I use to live in the Hudson Valley area and travel down to NYC, but now I live in the boon docks of PA so getting back to the city is a huge treat these days. But like I said in my last post there is never a wasted photo when your shooting the city. I think last time we were in the city my favorite place to shoot was chelsea.


    • yes, one would never run out of interesting things to photograph in chelsea – there are so many amazing neighborhoods here – that’s why i love it!
      thanks for stopping by.
      peace & fun,


  6. Reblogged this on studiokiss and commented:
    I have met some of these old timers when I lived the city and it was always a great conversation. The oldest cabbie that I remember had a Hack # 00028 that he got in 1948


  7. UHMAYZING! I definitely love great news also. NYC can be so negative at times, that its great to get a feel good article 🙂 That’s why I’m always trying to find something in my local paper. Thanks for sharing!


  8. Nice. Made me smile


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