David Housewright is my father
Ray was also his father's middle name
David is Odie's youngest child
DRH is his self-applied nickname and only to my brother and me
DRH was taken when they named their property years ago so it became DHR - I never liked that
DRH has been self-employed most of his life. I think this is genetic.
Housewright Construction is David's family business
DRH can build anything and I am not kidding: car engines, Court Room Benches, Pizza Oven installations, computer clean rooms, all types of cabinets, historical building restorations, every kind of cabinet, model airplanes, fireworks mortar shell launchers, and any kind of dog house.
DRH lives in Fairfield, TX and has for many years. He meets a group of cronies at a coffee shop every morning.
DRH loves breakfast as much as anyone could; we share this passion
David is extremely loyal and is saddened when it is not returned in kind
I worked with DRH 20 years ago this summer. We built a house for a client and ate lunch at a bait and tackle store each day
DRH took me to Mexico for my first ever trip abroad (check it out)
DRH is very musical and can still play a few instruments including a table saw
David is a hunter and every year ritually maintains a deer lease from which he stocks our freezers with excellent game
DRH pushed me to excel in school yet never told me what to study or what to do. This was an amazing gift
DRH was born on Valentine's day. His birthday is the only holiday I celebrate that day
DRH bought me a motorcycle when I was 10. I crashed it one day and he straightened the fork with vice and a 2x4
DRH loves weapons like knives and guns but he also loves flowers and his garden
David raised hogs when I was a kid. The hog barns smelled like fecal death. It taught me how much I did not want to be a rancher
David used to have a 1966 Plymouth Satellite Drag-Racer and a Triumph TR4A roadster. I am still sad that neither was around when I was old enough to drive.
When DRH was my age I was 20
DRH is married to Donna Joyce Housewright. He calls her Swipey, she calls him Bunny. They are a perfect match
Donna is a teacher which I think is more like a martyr
DRH is always there when I dial the phone - this is an extremely comforting notion
July 4th used to be our biggest event - I hope it will be again
DRH has a brother we call King. King is one of the funniest people on earth.
I would love for DRH to come with me to Italy and see that very important side of who I am
For now, I am just happy to have DRH in my life and in my corner. A father is a great thing to have. A father and a friend is even better.
20 years since Baseball Stars and DRH is still #1