It’s been like an adventure and she shared half that adventure And I’ve shared half of her adventure in our life because we’re old Candace: Older now… Howard: [Laughing] We’re older, yeah. Candace: My name is Candace. I’ve been with my husband 37 years One long day. I’m Howard. I would say it’s been a learning experience And I hope that I can graduate before it’s all over with [Candace laughing] I was visiting a friend who was a paparazzi who was trying to get the money shot of Loni Anderson and, uh, Burt Reynolds – never did – and we just happened to bump into each other 37 years ago and we clicked. Are you hearing him through that? No not at all Anything at all? No not at all I’m listening to Bob Marley. I’m jamming [chuckles] At the time I had a Corvette Stingray, and I had my own personal license plate: Miss Bowen. He was there with a friend of his who was a paparazzi – not a fan – and I see these guys, surrounding my car, so I go so “What’s up”, and so they said: “Oh really like the personal licence plate” So I said “really?” he said yeah, “Miss Bowen” He says “I think that’s cool.” I say “all right.” I said “how’d you like to meet her?” He says “Yeah!” I just reach my hand out. I said “how you doing? I’m Miss Bowen.” You can take off Bob Marley now.
[chuckles] Came out of the north, and I said I need a woman who I cannot intimidate and I wanted a tattoo and I wanted a new nickname and the day before I met her I had the tattoo guy down in Skid Row put this on my arm. Well at the beginning it was rough, you know, I’m saying “Mom, Candace and I are engaged” [chuckles] She said “if a turtle and a bird falls in love, where are they going to build a house?” That’s what she said to me. And as the years went by and they I guess they realized that we weren’t an In’N’Out burger but they start coming around anyway, and my mom didn’t think twice, he’s a man who loves my daughter, he just happens to be a Jew. I had a tremendous amount of adjustment. I fell in love with a woman who was from a whole different culture. It was hard to adjust sometimes to it. I didn’t understand it at all and I had to live through it and sometimes I’d get angry for behind it and sometimes I would get dumbfounded behind it and sometimes I’d laugh at it. You know I mean, it’s just, uh, it’s been a strong part of the journey that Candace and I have been on for these many many decades. Go ahead Bob Marley. No woman no cry, go ahead Well they can edit, they can edit anything, you know and they wanted – Losing our parents and supporting each other through that that process the passing of my mom and my dad and my sister lost their life I think those are the difficult times. You’re in so much pain and physically, emotionally and someone can be there for you. You know we’ve buried a lot of our people her parents, my parents, my step parents. That’s the worst thing that can happen to a, you know, to a human being is to lose you know, a loved one and certainly they were all loved. Well one day we got up in the morning and we were looking at each other and we go “We’re orphans.” We start laughing at each other but Howard: Going through it – – going through it was, you know, when I lost my mom cuz my mom was very young 62 you know – like that *snaps* That was a shock to me you know, losing my mom. When the other person is in distress, you come close to, to dying from it yourself. You know you got to take all the pressure off that a person and make it happen to get, get it resolved. That was my best friend Candace is my best friend and also occupies a very large part in my heart and in my well-being Thank you Wow Amazing humans being amazing humans as usual right? You guys! Thanks so much for watching and supporting us all the time, we love you. We’d love to talk with you, comment below on your favorite part You can also support us on Patreon so we can keep making dope stuff for you and grow our family You can subscribe right here. We got more videos right here, and we’ll see you soon Jubilee fam.