12/27/2013

Charlie's CHRISTMAS 1983


It's been 30 years since this photo was taken. I hope Charlie had many more Christmas's to come.


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12/19/2013

Charlie with FESTIVUS POLE!


Oh can it be true? Is Charlie slogging through the snow in search of the perfect Festivus pole? You're almost there Charlie. Just a few more steps and you'll have found your pole. Let the airing of the grievances begin!


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Happy Festivus Charlie! Happy Festivus to all!

12/12/2013

SMILING in the snow


But baby, it's cold outside.

The wife said, "Stay! Smile!"


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Can anyone name the nearly buried car model?

12/07/2013

Charlie STANDING IN THE SNOW


I'd say that title is pretty accurate. Okay, if you want more specifics we'll call it "Charlie Standing in the Snow in Texas in 1982." Satisfied?


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11/23/2013

DINNER with Charlie


It's April 17, 1982 and Charlie is looking sharp! What would the dinner conversation be about?


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11/17/2013

Charlie in BLUE WITH CREDIT CARDS


Charlie is sorting, sitting at a table and sorting his credit cards. As to why there might be a need for the little tool box in the foreground...I have no clue. I could speculate, but I'll leave that to you.


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10/15/2013

10/06/2013

Charlie with TOOL in November 1984


It's a beautiful sunny day and Charlie is so happy you dropped by.


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9/30/2013

AUGUST 1987


This was taken at 309 Woodlawn Ave. Where is Woodlawn? Most likely, considering this is Charlie, it's Texas. Just another spot where Charlie once stood and had his photo taken.


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9/22/2013

The APRIL 1987


No idea where this might have been taken, but it was April 1987. It's interesting that most often what is written on the back of the photos is simply a date; not a specific date, just a month and year. I'm guessing it was believed that just by looking at the photo Charlie and his wife would remember where it was taken.


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I think Charlie would have made a good catalogue model. I can see him in a Sears or Montgomery Wards. He was perhaps not sophisticated enough for Spiegel.

9/15/2013

Charlie and 333


This is the door to the room that Charlie stayed in at the Moqui Lodge at the Grand Canyon in May of 1986. No photos from within the room, just the "333" sign.


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To see Charlie standing out front of the lodge click on the "Moqui" link below.

9/10/2013

Charlie docked on LAKE O' PINES


More of Charlie and water. He's got the dock, the gas pump, and the lake. All he needs is a boat to go out onto Lake O' Pines in Marion County, Texas in 1982.


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I don't think Charlie would do well in a dingy or rowboat. He looks more like a fella who should be wearing a captain's cap and sitting on the deck of a cabin cruiser.

8/18/2013

Back at PEG and JOHN'S HOUSE in Dallas in 1985


Charlie has been here before and will be here many more times: here, here, and here. From all indications it was a McMansion and nothing like the humble abode Charlie lived in.


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8/16/2013

STANDING ON THE DOCK of the bay


On the back it says "Brownwood 1984 Reunion" which leaves it open to just all sorts of events.



I'm guessing this was taken along the Pecan Bayou. I'm not kidding. There's a body of water called the Pecan Bayou. Ever tried to hull a pecan? If you have you know what I'm talkin' about. If you haven't, well woooooeeeeeeeee have you got a whole lot of fun comin' your way. I think Charlie probably had enough sense to buy his pecans already hulled.

8/04/2013

Charlie AT ATTENTION!


Charlie's back and splendid in his white sports coat. Seeing fine and up for dancing with the right partner.
   
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7/31/2013

STEPPIN' OUT with Charlie and his eye patch


Charlie appears to be feeling pretty chipper or considering trying out for a dance show. His version of the chorus girl kick. Always multidimensional, there's practically nothing he can't do. Think I'm kidding about the dancing? In time...in time....


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7/28/2013

Charlie's attempt at acting or EYE SURGERY?


Oh, I know this may prove to be a shock to Charlie fans, all 9 of you, but Charlie has either had cataract surgery or is trying out for a local production of True Grit as Rooster Cogburn.

7/26/2013

Charlie in A WHITE SPORTS COAT


"A white sports coat and a pink carnation..."  I'm betting Charlie knew that song. We'll have to settle for a sort of pink tie.


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Warning: the next two posts might prove emotionally difficult to deal with.

7/20/2013

309 Woodlaw


Sometime in November 1985 Charlie sat at this table at 309 Woodlaw. At least that's what I think it says on the back of the photo. The handwriting is difficult to read. I can tell you that it was in Texas. The actual town is illegible.


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7/15/2013

Charlie TAKING A STAND


Remember the Alamo. Charlie did on March 26, 1983. It seems to have made him very happy.


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7/10/2013

PEOPLE!


Am I seeing things? Are there really people in a photo with Charlie? Do they know he's there? I'm guessing they have no memory of him. He has the last laugh. Charlie has his own web page. The others are merely props in Charlie's world.


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7/02/2013

I can see FOR MILES AND MILES AND...


Charlie at the Grand Canyon, May, 1986.


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In the upcoming post we will have a first for Charlie. I'll let you ponder what that might be.

6/29/2013

Charlie and MOQUI


You probably wouldn't be able to guess where Charlie is, but he's at the Grand Canyon. Charlie is at the Moqui Lodge. The lodge was demolished in 2005. This photo was taken in May, 1986. I'm sure Charlie had nothing to do with its demise.
Moqui Camp/Moqui Lodge • Grand Canyon 

Location: West side of Highway 64, Near South Rim Entrance

Theme: originally a Cabin camp, later A-frame & Motel Modern
Constructed: Moqui Camp by Rudolph Kirby, 1920s

Constructed: Moqui Lodge by Don Potter and Arlen Wisseman, 1960s

Known Timeline: 20 single room cabins, 1930

135 rooms, 1966
Purchased by Fred Harvey Co., 1970s
135 rooms, 1997
Closed: December 2001
Demolished: 2005

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We do not know the fate of Charlie.

6/19/2013

The BRIDGES OF SOMEWHERE TEXAS


Charlie taking a stand and holding the bridge.


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6/15/2013

CHECK Charlie


Charlie's standing so this might mean he's on the move again. He could be...checking out.


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I'm betting nobody believed I actually have a box of photos of a man standing or sitting.

5/25/2013

Charlie OVEREXPOSED


I don't think Charlie would like the sort of people his site has been keeping company with. He, and I, are hoping they'll leave him alone. He doesn't have a lot of friends, but with friends like those....

He's glad to be back and once again on the go.

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5/19/2013

Sharing a CUP OF JOE WITH CHARLIE


It's Sunday. Charlie would be happy to just sit and chat over a cup of coffee. Or sit and chat about the cup of coffee.


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5/16/2013

Charlie AMIDST the TEXAS WILDFLOWERS


Charlie is late in showing up this week. He's been so busy admiring some Texas wildflowers (and he's never heard of bandwidth problems).


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5/07/2013

A CUP OF JOE and an ATLAS TO GO


It's November 1984 and Charlie has his coffee, an atlas, and a pencil. He's a thinkin'. He's a planin'. He wants to hear the sound of those big tires on that big car whirring down some highway.


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4/21/2013

Charlie's FORTUNE


It's a Sunday afternoon and Charlie is back at Peg and John's house. He appears to be about ready to read a Fortune magazine. I don't know what his other choices are.

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