Charley’s …uh… masterpiece.

Though his residency remains in heaven, Charley is still managing to leave me in a state of speechless chuckles here on this earth.

Brace yourself.

Momma dug this out and had me bring it home so that I could appreciate it forever:


Back when I was in high school, Charley was sweet enough to paint a portrait of my friend, Katie, and me in a photo booth.  (If you can’t tell, I’m the one on the left.)  Being in our young teens, this photo booth obsession was a harmless way to kill time in West Virginia.

Now, it’s a little risky posting this masterpiece so publicly.  I hear that people often steal art to sell it on the black market!  If I go off the grid for a couple of days, it’s because I’m so exhausted from all the phone calls I’m getting from these fancy art museums.

Sorry, guys, you can’t put a price on this baby!

Oh, Charley.  What did you do with my ears?  …And my nose?  …And while we’re at it, my whole face?  My brows are spot on though.  I totally over-tweezed them back in the day.  And I loved that white, beaded necklace.  And I love you, too.


  1. August 9, 2013

    I cherish mine too. And the flower piece I have. Xo

  2. August 9, 2013

    Definitely recall this type of portraiture from when I was younger. How many people have their likeness drawn by a loved one? Special 🙂

  3. August 9, 2013

    This is sweet.

  4. August 12, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    I saw this the other day upstairs. I knew that it was a photo booth shot of you and Katie. How sweet. I miss Charley. A lot. It seems that tears come to my eyes at least once a day. I really look forward to seeing him again. Hear his laugh. <3

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