1/30/2013

Was Charlie a DISCO KIND OF GUY in 1981?


Did Charlie disco? Was this suit an homage to John Travolta? Was this chair upholstered in the 1970s? All questions without answers. We're getting into unchartered territory.

1/16/2013

CHARLIE past LAKE CITY, COLORADO, October 1988


Well, this is a relief! Charlie in 1988 which means he survived the Grand Canyon in '86.

Charlie is obviously a fall color man. Charlie also stands tall like a pine tree. This is probably as personal as I'll be able to get about Charlie.

However, once again...Charlie stands on the precipice of his future. Oh geez, now I have to see if I have any photos dating later than October of '88.

Don't back up Charlie! DON'T BACK UP!

Oh wait...okay, I get it now. Charlie is a risk taker, a man who likes to live on the edge. He laughs, no wait, he stares at danger with a nice smile.

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1/14/2013

CHARLIE AT THE GRAND CANYON, May 1986


Is this the south rim or the north rim, and exactly how close to the rim was Charlie willing to get?

Hmmmm...now I'm concerned. I'll need to check through my Charlie shots to see if there are any after this date. What if this is the last actual known shot of Charlie? What if the photographer kept asking him to backup just a little bit more?

I'm guessing if I find any scenic shots of the Grand Canyon without Charlie in them I'll have my answer.

1/10/2013

CHARLIE IN UNKNOWN LOCATION in unknown year


Sweater vests made an unsuccessful comeback in 2012. Fortunately for Charlie this pink sweater vest was au courant in the 1980s. Well, actually I have no idea. I haven't really seen sweater vests since the '70s. But hey, this was Charlie in a pink sweater vest somewhere.

No idea where Charlie was, but I'm thinking wherever it was the transit authority for the state really wasn't positive where the edge of the road was going to be in a few months. Though cement barriers are heavy, ones like these are also not permanent, so perhaps if we did know where this road was it would be much closer to the hillside to the right by now. I'm thinking they were expecting some road erosion. Perhaps that's what made this stop so important to Charlie. "Take a picture of me here! Next year it will be over there!"

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