We miss you, Dave, and especially the annual updates on your two wonderful children. How proud you were of them! I think you even loved them more than your sheep! Yes. You did.
I'm starting to feel guilty that we never got around to serving you lobster at lunch time (per your suggestion) during those numerous days of shearing here at Mirage Alpacas. You were always happy with peanutbutter, declining a sandwich made of anything else.
To Earlah Swift and me, you were like a girlfriend--someone we could talk with and be entertained by in spite of the fact that you were "all boy!" There were no subjects off limits! And you kept us in stitches!
Well Dave, Dear, Dear Dave, I know you have by now encountered the Good Shepherd and our mutual girlfriend, Earlah Swift, in the big pasture in the sky known as heaven... Although difficult to accept that you are no longer on this earth, there is a great comfort knowing that you're with other past shepherds helping to look over all of us that have been left behind.
Bill and I wish to express our sympathy to Dave's family, and especially to Gwen and Peter. At some time in the future,we would also like to share the numerous photos we have of Dave, collected over many shearing years.
God Bless. Audrey & Bill Rhoades, Washington, NH [email protected]