David Dahlke’s deathbed request of his mother was simple.

“Momma,” he said.

“Yes David,” she replied, looking lovingly down at him.

“Tell my story.”

It has been forty-plus years in the making, but David’s story is finally being told, thanks to the persistence and faithfulness of his childhood friend, Lyle Hatcher, and the help of David’s mother, Gloria Dahlke. The boys’ friendship is beautifully detailed in Different Drummers, a book that was recently made into a movie and filmed on location in Spokane, the same place where their story originally took place. The two boys never imagined their lives would become the subject of a book, let alone...read entire article