This time her responses were limited to nods and grunts and he finally gave up.
He stopped to talk to several, checked a few weapons with nods of approval, and patted the younger ones on the back.
Donnie responded with nods, smiles and gestures while Fred and Dean, scrunched into the back seat, politely listened.
Whenever anybody gives her anything, she points to it, then to herself, and nods her head.
She stood by her mother's side and exchanged nods with acquaintances near her.
He too approached that group and listened with a kindly smile and nods of approval, as he always did, to what the speaker was saying.