BIRMINGHAM, Mich. -- It's not often that Jim Ryan, the retired 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, is seen on a dance floor, much less doing the hokey pokey with a young blonde.
But on Friday night in Birmingham's St. Regis Elementary School's gymnasium, the judge could not say no to a petite woman with sparkling eyes and a smile just this side of heaven. She merely implored with a small, outstretched hand and he melted like butter. Seconds later, the man with four honorary law doctorates to his name was shaking it all about. All the while, his wife, Loretta Nagle Ryan, watched from a distance, smiling.
This is what happens when Angels' Place, an organization of group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, throws a party.