I thought you would appreciate this story and I wouldn't be breaching his confidence in confiding in you now"
"When Amy first hired him I remember thinking that he was so different from the other scoopers, I just didn't think he was going to work out. That is such a funny thought now 20 years later. Phil added a dimension to Amy's at a time when Amy's was defining itself. And Phil kept us grounded. Phil was enigmatic-he came off as a matter - of - fact guy, but he was really all heart. Phil had a hard time giving you a simple answer to a simple question. I used to tease him that if I asked what time it was he'd have to tell me how a watch works. It was a long-running joke. But now it's what I remember fondly and it's what was so charming about Phil - in so many ways he always gave you much more than you asked for.
Phil was also a truly loyal person. He stayed with Amy's year after year. Sometimes I thought that maybe Phil should move on to other things. I knew he had other dreams - like dreams of being a husband and I dad. I had dreams myself that I thought were too big for Austin.