In Memory

David Garner

David Garner



 
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06/01/09 09:12 AM #1    

Darwin Thornton

After his college years, Dave went into the insurance business . . and he became my first life insurance man. He worked for Mass. Mutual (and I still have some of those policies). I remember Dave always calling me by my last name, "Thornton". And it didn't bother me, it's just one of the many things I remember out him. I think his family is old time Bothell people.

07/22/09 07:49 PM #2    

John E. Irby

Dave and I became friends in junior high, but for whatever reasons we drifted apart in high school. I admired (and envied) him greatly because he was always the best dressed kid in school, and always, even at 15 seemed suave and sophisticated, especially when I looked at myself in the mirror. One day, to show how stupid we both were, we shot arrows straight up in the air, watched as the spent arrow slowly turned and plummeted straight back down toward us and buried itself in the ground a few feet from where we stood. Absolute idiots. Another time Dave showed me his dresser drawer. Inside were two or three Cashmere sweaters. I had no idea what Cashmere was, but from that day on my heart burned to own one. A couple of years ago my wife finally bought me one, and Dave loomed large in my memory that day. Sometimes I watched a TV show called, I think, "The Price Is Right" starring a celebrity named Bob Barker. Barker always reminded me of Dave. Impeccably dressed, perfect manners, not a hair out of place. That was my Dave Garner. To imagine that such a grand boy could grow up in such a tattered village as Bothell. Truly, he was the Prince of the class of '59. John Irby


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