Flashback Friday – Dave: A Keeper

29 06 2012

People often make fun of the 1970s: the clothes, the hair styles, the free love post-hippie generation immortalized in movies such as “Dazed and Confused”. I’m not saying they’re wrong. But, as with most things, the 70s were more nuanced than that. It was also the time of the Jesus Freaks and Jews for Jesus, for example.

In the midst of all this cultural soul-searching, I was lucky enough to meet someone whose steady, centered and faithful worldview offered a restful presence. As if that weren’t enough good fortune, this incredible guy married my sister – and stuck around for good! Today is my brother-in-law, Dave’s, birthday. At 56, he remains a runner, a scientist, and a man of faith and solid good sense.

Happy birthday to one relic of the 70s worth keeping!




6 responses

29 06 2012
Cindy Marsch

Awww . . . what a beautiful tribute!

29 06 2012
Mom & Dad


4 07 2012
Randy Greenwald

A bit late, but amen to this!

4 07 2012

Never too late to appreciate Dave! You’re not so bad, yourself, Mr. Greenwald!

4 07 2012
Randy Greenwald

You only know me from afar, Ms H.

5 07 2012

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.” Nathaniel Hawthorne

Technically, you are right. However, your blog, sermons and friends speak so well of you I have no choice but to believe that is the true you! Someone would have sniffed the “other” out by now if not!

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