It took me one year and a month to post these. Thank you Wendy Holt for grabbing a camera that day and filming or I wouldn’t have them. My brain was still too fried and in shock to think of anything other than trying to make it through the day.
People gathered around Charles like a moth to a flame. I feel like I lost a son and I feel like I have lost Elvis. He was that on-the-spot talented. He could make up a rap song in an instant to cheer someone up or a joke that would bring you to tears it was so funny. So surprising that someone who spread so much joy suffered so much and died by suicide.
I have not watched them since the service. Too heartbreaking. But I have now and they are so special. As Charles said in one of his songs, “So may tears, I could sit in a bath.”
Kevin was first and the idea to video had not occurred to us so not all of his is recorded. I’m not complaining.
I will post Part 2 tomorrow.
From Kevin, “I don’t think I’m ever going to meet a person like him again.” The song Kevin references by Jay Skinner is here.
Junior mints and movies.
Picking up my new friend Charles, dressed as a dragon.
“One of the most eccentric people I ever knew and the most talented. His love and compassion for his family, friends and music is unmatched.”
Inviting himself over.
“Everyone was always so fascinated by him…One of the most caring people I ever met.” Charles and the broken nose.