When Paul was still working as a band director, I ran the store. One day a lady who came into the store bounced in and said she needed reeds for her step-daughter's flute. I was just far enough ahead of her to know she didn't need reeds for a flute. I could talk about the instruments well enough that a lot of people didn't know that I couldn't play.
One of Paul's frequent sayings was "Practice your horn at home--not in public!" For some time we had instructors who came to our store and gave piano and guitar lessons. Paul directed homeschool bands on two different occasions, once in Livingston and once in Silsbee. He was band director in the schools at Devers and at Hull-Daisetta, as well as giving lessons at the store. One of his students at Daisetta received a scholarship in band based on her ability to play her instrument.
Paul was also extremely interested in plants and flowers. He could see flowers around a house and identify them as well as Bob could see car parts. He had a white Texas Star that somebody gave him seed for. He had a pot garden and grew tomatoes and peppers on the front porch.