Sunday, January 30, 2011
My friend Paul
This is a photo of Dennis's brother, Paul Davern, at Splendour's helm. Paul learned how to operate the yacht, too, and spent a few years in California, off and on, while Dennis served as the Splendour Captain. Paul was also very close with the Wagner family and spent ample time at their home, being invited to their parties and welcomed any time as was Dennis. Paul was much closer with Robert Wagner than with Natalie, although Paul adored Natalie and said she was so much fun to be around. Paul was instrumental in helping me with early information I gathered for GNGS. Paul passed away when he was 40, and is missed to this day. Paul suspected foulplay in Natalie's death from day one. Paul knew there was no way to "fall" from the back of the yacht. Dennis opened up to him first, fully trusting his brother. I always trusted Paul's information, too.