Charlie Chambers’ (Incomplete) Memoir

5 Aug

This document was found in a rarely visited folder in the bowels of my father’s iMac shortly after his passing in October 2015. Simply titled “Outline” It looks like he started it soon after retiring and never came back to … Read More »

Nope not there…

18 Apr

Not sure why this popped into my brain this morning but… Many years ago in a land called “The Seventies” my family was preparing to move to Hawaii (Kailua, Oahu to be precise) as my father had a two year … Read More »

Hawaii & Vietnam 1963

8 Jan

My father was always a bit of a photo bug. He always had a camera with him, especially on family outings, vacations and business trips. Business trips? Why would you take a camera (especially before the age of a camera … Read More »

Eggs Blashill

2 Jan

My maternal Grandmother, one Beulah Blashill was a substantial woman not to be messed with. She was a real force of nature. A woman not to be Trifled With. She dropped out of school at the age of 16 and … Read More »

Visiting Dad

13 Oct

Just last weekend I took the opportunity to visit dad. I hadn’t seen him since mom’s memorial service, two years previous. And living half the country away in Austin Texas, makes regular visits difficult. Since then he has sold the … Read More »

Dad Is Moving…

22 Dec

…Moving out of the house we moved into in 1963. He has been living there since then, and now that mom is gone this three story 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath colonial in suburban Northern Virginia is really too big … Read More »

Cassidy Ann Chambers, rest in peace

3 Sep

When my wife moved in with me she always spoke fondly of her dog babies that she had to leave behind when she left her last husband. but she spoke of them often and missed them terribly. So we paid … Read More »

Vintage B&W Film

15 Feb

A few years ago one of my relatives on my mom’s side sent her a DVD with a bunch of old family movies from the 30s and 40s. The quality was not great and no effort had been made to … Read More »