David Lake has lived with his wife, Shirley, for over 40 years in Tyler, Texas, where he has practiced law as a licensed attorney mostly in the areas of real estate and transactional law. He holds degrees from Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has had a long and established career in health care, banking, real estate, and ranching. He and his wife have been active members of First Baptist Church, Tyler, where he has served as Deacon Chairman and teacher.
That's Kyle: Living Life to the Fullestby David Crowder (Introduction), David Lake
We're sitting at Pappasito's down in Austin and he tried to embrace me. I deflected the embrace really well. He's a strong man and really works
We had taken a trip to Austin and Kyle Lake always, any time he sees me, he comes up and hugs me. I've got like personal space issues and that just eggs him on, so as soon as I walk into the room, he's gonna come hug me.
We're sitting at Pappasito's down in Austin and he tried to embrace me. I deflected the embrace really well. He's a strong man and really works out a lot and I don't. I had done a good job and he kind of pauses for a second. He looks at me and he's being really serious. You never can tell, but you know, he was looking really serious.
So, anyway, he was like, "Why don't you like to be hugged? Did your parents, like, beat you?"
So I answered, "Yes," just to put him off. "Yeah, that's what it is. I'm real sensitive."
And then he poked me! And I said, "Dude, don't poke me."
He said, "Seriously."
And I said, "No, seriously! Seriously!"
And he said, "Tell me, what's the deal?"
And I said, "Kyle, I'm skinny."
He snickered and poked me anyway.
I said, "No, I'm serious. Like, I get real self-conscious, you know. People hug me and then they say, 'Dude, go get something to eat!' It makes me feel bad."
And he poked me again. So, I said, "Dude! Quit poking me!"
And before I knew it, the dude is chasing me around the restaurant that's full of people. He's chasing me around Pappasito's until he corners me and full on hugs me!
Anybody that's been around the guy knows … he just throws his arms around you! It doesn't matter how you feel about yourself or what's messed up about you!
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