Davey was not only my dear friend, but also the best ski partner I have ever had. I was always guaranteed an adventure with Davey!
Davey greatly admired a group of Jamaican rappers and we listened to them all the way to Taos and back on one ski trip. Their music continued on another trip to Ski Santa Fe, where Davey was going to take off his ski boots in the parking lot for our drive home. But he began dancing to their music instead and the song lasted so long that the car battery died! Remembering this now just made me laugh.
Davey was also very entertaining on chair rides up the mountains. He sang songs, recited poetry, acted out parts from theatrical shows he had been in. I never knew which Davey was going to show up, but they were all immensely entertaining!
Being with Davey was always hilarious. We ran into his students everywhere, and and their joy at seeing him was heartwarming. My wife and I even met a woman in Natchez, Mississippi who knew him!
To be Davey’s friend, the recipient of his great smile and warm nature, was pure joy. I will miss him forever - but I know he will be with me on every chair ride up a mountain.