David J. Shaw   Austin, TX

photo of Dave Shaw circa 1962

February 12, 2013
Carol and George Wyche will be joined by long time friend of Dave for a Mardi Gras "Dave Shaw Celebration" outing. We will be eating out at approximately 6pm somewhere between the Austin Hazardous Waste Center and IH35 @ Rundberg. If you would like to join us, give George a call by 3:30 at 873-9713 (or Carol at 458-9709).

June 23, 2012
Bill Shellorne, of Camarillo, CA, found a circa 1968, 8 mm film section tacked onto another reel. At my insistence he made a CD and I converted that to mp4. It is 6+ megabytes, so if you want it you'll have to ask me to send it as it uses too much of my webspace to store here.
  This 1 minute of film was probably overseen by Dave. He appears in the final scene. Other people shown are Frances Morey and John Risinger (with the bike). No one seems to recognize the people in the car scene.
  I sent it to Margie and I know that Henry Steffen, Glynda Turner, and Frances have gotten to see it.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Mardi Gras
Despite a CTACS pizza meeting last night and the annual Rube Goldberg competition tomorrow night, we ate out for Mardi Gras and in memory of Dave Shaw. I didn't take photos, because we went to Sao Paulos' for this occasion back in 2009. See below. It has not changed.
  Maybe next year we will try to involve more people.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011, Mardi Gras
El Carribe
Geoffrey, Carol, and George enjoyed short sleeve weather for this late Mardi Gras. Various lights defeated my phototaking abilities!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010, Mardi Gras
montage of a high ol' time at Quality Seafood Click on this image for larger photos of the fun Carol and I had in memory of Dave when we ate at Quality Seafood Restaurant.

Its a Dave kind of place.

Tuesday is 1/2 Price night and we even ran into one of our neighbors. Everyone was in high spirits, specially a group of 60 somethings near the front door. There were kids galore and all well behaved.

The shrimp tacos with avacado sauce were scrumptious.

So, "Dave, where ever you are, 'til next year, unless I see you before then."







Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Mardi Gras
front of Sau Paulos Restaurant Carol and I picked Sao Paulos a brazilian restaurant for our Mardi Gras outing, celebrating Dave's penchant for dieting during Lent. This was his most favorite holiday. Sau Paulos is near the University of Texas, near which Dave always lived.

I wrote Margie about it and she replied,

"Yes, I remember his giving up certain foods for lent. He usually lost a few pounds at this time of year. We always thought it a bit strange since he wasn't Catholic. Another one of his eccentricities.

I really missed him during campaign time. Wonder if he really would have supported Sarah.

Thanks for keeping his memory alive.


Sunday, April 8, 2007
I read Louis Black's editorial in the Austin Chronicle where he remembers being moved by the movie "Caged Heat" back in the 70's. I never saw that movie or probably any of that genre, but I had to listen to Dave on numerous occasions talk about the audacity of that movie.

Margie wrote with these directions to the Shaw graveyard:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery is located on State Road 323 which is north of State Road 64 and runs parallel to it. The cemetery is between State Road 42 (which goes to New London) and Henderson.

The Shaw "plot" is easy to find. There is a covered structure with a marker listing those who have contributed to the "upkeep fund" for the cemetery. The Shaws are located about 20 feet beyond this structure and slightly to the left.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Margie, Edward, Carol and I showed up at the County Courthouse downtown this morning to testify before a judge that Dave had no offspring and had never held out anyone as his wife. The hearing went without incident and finally Edward is the official administrator of the estate for the purposes of paying creditors... his final bout with the medical establishment. Margie and Edward had to go continue work with the lawyer in her offices so we parted ways with a promise to meet for lunch.

Everyone settled on Frank and Angie's just to the east of Hut's downtown. We ordered a bottle of wine to mark this occasion and enjoyed a fairly quiet lunch. Afterwards we transferred several boxes of Dave's personal effects to Margie. Then sitting in F&A's courtyard under the shade, with Edward still in his formal attire, and an 80 degree. humid midday, we gave Margie advice about a return route (at her urging) up 183 to 281 and on to 67 returning to Dallas.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Dave Shaw, declarer I remembered this 2005 photo of Dave playing bridge on the Duhon's recently remodeled front porch. I was reminded because Friday night, with the pleasant Austin spring weather we remaining players were out there once again.

Tuesday, February 21, 2007
I arranged a memorial Mardi Gras feast to continue Dave's fond observance of the event. I thank Lotte Vehko for the Evangeline Cafe suggestion. Other places in this website show some of those:
2006, 2005, 2004.

Sunday, January 14, 2007
It was cold and rainy, but between 30 and 40 people shared remembrances and good conversation. I finally got to meet all the people that Dave would mention over the 38 years that I knew him.

Friday, December 15, 2006
A Dave Shaw Remembrance gathering has been planned for January 14, 2007 at the home of Joe and Sharon Majors, 3811 Avenue G, Austin, TX 78751 from 3pm to 7pm. This will be a pot luck affair. Frances has promised a potatoe salad and a pie. George Wyche promised two chickens to BBQ and some beer. Please consider coming and give an RSVP to Sharon so she can have enough food related stuff handy.

Sunday, November 19, 2006
All items that had been in the storage shed are gone with the exception of 6 boxes whose contents you may review here at DBoxes.html.

Sunday, September 24, 2006
Margie put an obituary in today's Austin American-Statesman.

We closed out the storage unit. The requested mementos are being prepared for transfer. We found the title to the car. We are washing the clothes. This week Carol will take them to Vincent De Paul. Some small things are going to Margie. Some largish items will be advertized on Craig's list. We will put all the rest in a garage sale at our house September 30th. After that, we will slowly dispose of the rest through a shredder and our light green city garbage container.

Thursday, Septebmer 21, 2006
Anything not spoken for will either be shredded or sold at a garage sale on September 30. What's left after that goes in the dump.

Saturday, September 16, 2006
Margie will have Dave's body cremated. There will probably be several memorial services. Margie will see to the details. They will be some weeks away.

Friday, September 15, 2006
Dave died this morning around 4:30am at the nursing home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Thursday, September 14, 2006
Dave is in room 5. I visited this morning. He had no fever, but wouldn't open his eyes for me. Care takers started to clean him up and he grimaced during their efforts so he's not totally out of it. I hope for better luck this weekend.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Dave was moved back to Southwood Care Center. You can see him there from 8:30am - 8:30pm. Edward said he can hear OK, but was unable to get his eyes open and converse.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Still at SAH with a fever so he was not good company, but I did bring is glasses over from Southwood.. Henry Steffen of Houston visited yesterday and today. Margie Shaw is in town. Edward is meeting with Dick Hardin to hear what hospice care means. I encountered Phil Sterzing at Wheatsville and we talked of Dave.

Thursday, September 7, 2006
Dave is still at South Austin Hospital Rm 431.

Though they got rid of the fever and Dave is conscious and talkative, he has a blood infection, probably from his 3 inch diameter bed sore at the base of his spine (the spine can be seen by the doctor), and progressing kidney failure, which, one or the other, will get him in due time.

So, as many of his relatives are doing, you can visit and (unless the fever returns) be recognized. He is expected to hang on long enough to be returned to the Southwood Care Center.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Dave ran a fever. He was transferred to South Austin Hospital. I visited that evening. He is presently in room 431. He hears well enough but cannot intelligently reply.

If you choose to visit, and like me, approach by driving west on Ben White, then take the Bannister exit. As you approach Bannister take the left most "turnaround" lane. Now you will be heading back east and can see the hospital off to the right. Look closely for a road cut (you get a 2nd chance if you miss the 1st one), turn right. At 7pm I was able to drive just past the parking garage and park in an indicated lot.

Monday, August 28, 2006
Dave was transferred from Seton to Southwood Care Center on 2006-08-28.

Until he is seen by the speech therapist sometime during Sept. 5 - 8th he won't be able to speak well. YOU try speaking with your mouth 100% dry.

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