Bixby remembers when people referred to him as a cobbler, and not as a shoe maker (or even worse, the "shoe guy"). He still tips his hat to friends in greeting as they pass on the street, and rises when a lady leaves the table.
He makes time for simple things like a fresh baguette and triple cream brie for an afternoon snack.
He prefers the radio to his television (which only is turned on for silent movies or the weather channel).
He's a gentleman in a world when there are far too few of them.