NEW YORK -- Gordie Howe's son, Mark Howe, said his father has his personality back and has been living comfortably with his brother Murray Howe and Murray's wife at their home in Sylvania, Ohio.
Brothers Mark and Marty Howe were here to represent the family on a float that will be part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. They spoke to NHL.com about the health of the legendary Hockey Hall of Fame member Monday.
"I talk to [Murray] frequently and dad is eating and sleeping a lot in the early-morning hours and spending quality time during the afternoon and evenings," Mark Howe said.
Mark Howe said he plans on visiting his father, brother and sister-in-law, Colleen, after Thanksgiving.
"The most difficult thing for him right now is probably his speech," he said. "He's getting around pretty well and he knows who you are. I do a lot a lot of Facetime [communication] with him and he knows me. When he's speaking, every so often it disappears so he does a lot of hand gesturing. Other than that, from where he was a year ago to now it's just amazing how well he's doing."