I took the back roads home this evening all the while thinking about our friend DK. I drove by Andover Academy while sharing the sad news with Jim Hackett . Jim shared with me how DK a fellow student at Andover would assign any one whose name he did not know or recall with the generic name Ken . This of course did not stop him from greeting everyone in his baritone voice. Hello Ken ! I stopped in front of Dave's childhood home in Georgetown Ma and recalled our summertime beers on his back porch with his sister Ruth. He shouldered so much more responsibility at 20 years old then I could ever have imagined.Managing a lumber yard and Hardware store, taking care of the home left to he and his sister by his deceased mother, paying his Brown tuition bills and still finding time to mentor young sophomores like myself. The summer of 1977 seems like yesterday.
I only have a
few friends e-mails on my IPad this evening but will start to gather more from
my computer tomorrow when I can access my server in the office. Perhaps Douglas
you could set up a blog , where people could share DK memories. I will share
any information I receive relevant to services in his honor once they become
Most importantly my prayers go out to Linda, Charlie, Owen, Carolyn and his
sister Ruth this evening. There will never be anyone more genuine in our life
time then David Knights.