Lacey, Wash.—Ken Lyons could have been a lot of other places.
But it’s been here, in a busy Amtrak train station, that Mr. Lyons has chosen to be, not home with his feet up and TV remote in hand. At 96 years young, he is still a doer, a goer by choice.
Every Monday from 8 a.m. to noon, Lyons has been behind the counter at Centennial Station just outside Lacey, Wash., answering questions and helping passengers waiting for the next train.
“It’s just something I love to do,” says the friendly Lyons, adding that this has given him a chance “to talk with people.”
It’s not a steady paycheck that has lured Lyons to drive across town to the station each week. He’s been one of 55 volunteers who have kept the station running.
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