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Today I met David, ”Blue Hen Dave." He lived in Delaware all of his life until recently moving to Fallbrook. He was a sports writer for about 30 years, and he got into it after high school. One of the best events that he ever covered was the NCAA wrestling championships.
Q: What is something you want people to know about you?
A: I am handicap, sometimes I might stare, but I don’t mean to. People have given me a hard time. I have a learning disability; I have trouble comprehending certain things. I am also bipolar; when pushed around I can go off. There isn’t something wrong with me just because you have to tell it to me slow. Do it in slow steps, don’t rush me. I don’t like to rush people.
Q: What makes you the happiest?
A: Helping people, I am a caring person. Sometimes I help other handicap people. I respect people. I say, 'hi, how are you doing?' 'Hows your family?' I like to share and talk about life; I just want people to know that I’m here and I care.
Q: What makes you the saddest?
A: In September 2014 my dad got colon cancer, he didn’t want an operation, he wanted to go peacefully. He died at a hospice center; I took it hard. It was a rough time for our family. It was the hardest thing that I went through. My dad was my most significant influence. He taught me everything I know; he taught me respect, how to do things the right way; he taught me to be a better person. That contributed to the person who I am today. My sister and brother-in-law live here in Fallbrook, and they decided to move my late mother and me to Fallbrook in 2015. In 2016, my mom died of kidney failure.