David Ishii is the first friend I made when I moved to Seattle in 1987. We lived in the same apartment building in Pioneer Square. We had fun going for coffee in the afternoon, he'd close up his rare and out of print book store and we go to Torrefazione Italia on Occidental Park. During baseball season David would treat me to ball games at the now long gone Kingdome. Sometimes we'd go out late for noodles in the International District and occasionally the Opera or movies. He baby sat my cat when I'd leave for the weekend. He introduced me to his friends and included me when he went to their parties. For a few years i made Valentines and he sold them in his shop. Over the past few years I haven't made Valentines but this year I did. This is a special one for David.