Wednesday, October 24, 2007


A guest post from the Fly:

You may recall the "Rule #3 Party" in 2005. In the unlikely event that everyone showed up, there was a protocal in place for me to out myself and it relied on Charlie. I wrote to him that I would edge up to him and whisper in his ear "How 'bout a beer, big boy?". Odds were, no one would beat me to that. When I suggested it, Charlie responded "You'd better not be a guy."

I wish I'd seen this coming and had had a way to whisper that in his ear. He earned it. I frequently didn't see eye-to-eye with him, but I think it was clear I respected him. He was certainly a guy you coulda had a beer with. Probably that's part of where the idea came from. Funny thing is though - never much cared for beer. To share a round with him though, it would have been worth it.

Charlie had his faults, but who doesn't? Truth is, he helped make Davenport a better place, just like everyone else who gets active and is motivated by public service.

Thanks, Charlie. Next round's on me.



Anonymous said...

Awwww, the original one..the King. I hate to admit it, but we miss you. Fly, I hope all is well with you. Agree, or disagree, I too will miss Charlie. He was good people.

Anonymous said...

Charlie was one of the good guys. He always did what he thought was best for this city.

Anonymous said...

How are you doing fly? Just count me as one of the few that knew your ID and understand exactly why you chose to disappear.