Phil Davidson

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Phil Davidson
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Yes! Attending Reunion
Class Year: 1960
Residing In: Lakewood, WA & Mesa, AZ, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Miho
Homepage: www.jademountainbamboo.com
Occupation: Retired, owner of a specialty plant/Landscape Co
Children: Candice, born in 1972, Chris born in 1976
Military Service: US ARmy  
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Retired from Army, 18 months Vietnam, 10 years Japan, retired, then 13 years with the Washington St Patrol in auto theft, retired. Presently, (since 1998) co-owner of a specialty plant and landscape nursery where our niche is Japanese-Chinese style gardens and accessories. We design, install and maintain same. Import Asian stoneware from China. Koi ponds, etc, Lots of fun and challanges - should have done this 45 years ago. Live in the Pacific Northwest with great summers but the winters suck - very mild but overcast and rain. We are planning on snowbirding, buying a second home, in either Yuma, Arizona or McAllen, Texas for the next and following winters.
Presently, like many other Vietnam vets, I am now dealing with Agent Orange exposure while in Bien Hoa province, one of the most heavily sprayed areas. 35 years later the ticking time bomb goes off and one is confronted with the results. Have an ongoing battle with VA for an increased disabilty rating.
We just purchased a winter home in Mesa, Arizona - now I can finally grow my tropicals: palms, orange and lemon trees, etc.
Am active in the anti-war movement - one Vietnam was enough.

School Story:

Remember great times in Paris with Dick Williams, Mike Foxworth, John Davenport, Roger Hepner and others. Many a time we would go to Paris on the weekends and raise hell. Catching the last bus back from the Etoile in Paris to Petit Beauregard at 1:00AM. In quiet moments I often replay memories of 1958 - 1960. Wonder whatever happened to our 'lost' classmates: Diana Gray, Lynn Driscoll, Pam St Clair, Bob 'Bosco' Kendricks, Terri Baker and others?
The beer fete in Spring 1960. Paris introduced me to jazz (The Blue Note & Left Bank jazz caves), still my favorite music.

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Hard to believe Tom has passed. Our class has lost a good friend.

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I knew Benn quite well from 1957 - 59. Nice guy. He returned to the US to attend Mississippi Southern ( I think). 

Our ranks continue to shrink the older we get. I recently hit 82, feel good, don't smoke or drink for the last 20 plus years.  

 

Phil

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Still thinking of my late brother, John. I miss him more with the passing of time. If there is an afterlife I hope to meet up with him and my parents again. The good memories we had as kids of both John and my younger brother Tom who lives in southern Oregon. 

 

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Posted on: Jul 10, 2023 at 1:12 PM

Will be 82 years old in two months. - time flies for sure. still live in Lakewood, WA, winter in Mesa, AZ

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You are looking good! Keep it up. Not much to report on this end - retirement can be a bit boring. I'm 81, trying to hang in there.

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Prom Pic. 1960 at the George V Hotel. Me and Lee Steele.
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Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Summer 2008,the 4th of July, I think; some three months after my surgery. look like hell but slowly coming back.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 12:00 AM
photo taken on coffee plantation in Maui, September 2008. Surrounded by 'wild' boginvillas.
Posted: Nov 16, 2018 at 12:32 PM
Maui, September 2008. Still not fully recovered from major surgery but feeling great! Can still play (walk) 18 holes of golf. If only I could putt!
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Son-in-law, Damon, a project manager for Microsoft here in Seattle, holding grand daughter Cate, my daughter Candice, grandson Landon, (twins.) Taken on 4 July 2008
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Damon,Cate, Candice, Landon and Miho
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:34 PM
More hair on my face than head, but so far it beats the alternative.