Yesterday morning was the Davises’ last in Westport.
After 50 years in the same house, Bob (age 93) and his wife Agnes (87) headed south.
Nancy — one of their 5 born-and-raised-in-Westport kids — created a few dozen road signs. No, not the kind you grew so tired of during election season. These were much more personal.
They said things like:
- “All 5 Davis kids had a great upbringing in Westport, thanks to you.”
- “This is where we learned to ice skate.”
- “St. Luke’s and the diner will miss you on Sundays.”
- “The Minuteman statue will wonder where you went.”
- “Enjoy this view one more time. Drink it in.”
- “You have lived here a long time. You made a good life here.”
- “Godspeed, Mom and Dad. I love you.”
Nancy placed them along Greens Farms Road, down South Compo to the beach, then back through Saugatuck. Mary Lou — another daughter — made sure her parents saw the signs as she drove them toward I-95, and on to their new life.
Bob and Agnes leave behind half a century of involvement here: Little League, Boy Scouts, PTAs, the Norwalk Hospital, mentoring, the Perkin-Elmer Retiree Club.
“I know I’ll miss my folks,” Rick — one of their sons — says.
“But I think they’ll miss Westport just as much.”