Charles has been a lifelong friend, dating back to high school days at Choctaw. Charles, Harold Sandlin and I were constant companions. Among my many memories of our friendship, perhaps the best was the summer of 1953. We lived east of Oklahoma City and we would catch a ride to Black Hawk swimming pool on N.E. 23rd. Harold and I would take turns carrying Charles up the ladder of the high dive, help him out to the end of the board, hold the back of his trunks to steady and then shove him headlong into the pool. Charles was fearless! He faced and defeated many physical challenges. Bye for now, Charlie.
Ray Martin--Fort Worth, Texas