Sarah McKenzie

Still shining shoes - and warmng hearts at 88

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Be it a recipe for Jambalaya or a clever rhyme, Gabe Boudreaux brightens moods as well as footwear

Downtown shoe shiner Gabe Boudreaux speaks in puns.

One of his cleverest is posted on his shoe-shining stand: "I will heel you. I will save your sole. I will even dye for you."

Boudreaux, who turned 88 on Dec. 16, has shined shoes in the Northstar Center West, 625 Marquette Ave., for 17 years.

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