Another man shopping had that ‘I think I know who you are’ look. But he kept his distance until Davis headed to the front of the store.
"I started to go to the checkout counter,” Davis said, "and that’s when this guy walked up to me, introduced himself and just said, ‘Hey, look, I really like what you’re doing on TV, and I’m really, really glad you’re here.’ And that was it.”
A longtime-friend, Chicago television reporter Phil Rogers, told him what to expect when Davis got the job in Oklahoma City. Rogers is a native of Stillwater.
"He said, ‘They will give you the shirt off their back and the closet it hangs in,’” Davis recalled.
Davis said others have discovered this, too.
Davis loves omelets at the Classen Grill, knows most of the B.C. Clark Christmas jingle and can’t wait to take his wife, Judy, to a powwow.
He’s read Robert L. Dorman’s "It Happened in Oklahoma.” He is fascinated by the grit of Kate Barnard, the first woman in American history to be elected to a state office. He spent a recent morning at the Oklahoma History Center.
Davis has absorbed much of Oklahoma. But nothing compares with those the Sunday morning stops at the memorial.