Knowing Charles through the many years has been wonderful. I will hold those memories close and think of him often.
How do relate in a paragraph or two the impact Charles had on my life. Wait for the book. I was blessed to have for a decade in my formative years the best best friend. In Omaha we did mischief, we did foolish, and once in a while we did something good and/or nice. At 17 we spent a week in Chicago on $100 each. Afternoon at the Cubs games, followed by free dinner with a prayer at the city mission, then down half a block to the burlesque, for entertainment, sleep where we could.
On a spring break we drove to Minneapolis to see one girl. When she received us with little enthusiasm we drove to Oklahoma City straight thru to see another. Same results.
In Boston we vied for the affections of a gal we met in Harvard Square. Charles may have wished that I had for once bested him, when later they got divorced.
Jeanne may remember us playing detective in Washington D.C.
When Charles was at Oregon State and I was on my way overseas we roamed Portland hills and Mt Hood together which led me to choose Portland to raise my family.
We did a lot of silly and stupid things, but I am crying now, thinking how blessed I was to have had the best best friend ever. Dang.
Wonderful memories of days at BHS with Charlie. My condolences to Elena and family.
An irreplaceable element has been taken from our group. We won't ever see another Charles Pilcher. I loved his dry, subtle sense of humor. He was a peaceful, relaxing person to be with who fit into our diverse little group wonderfully. I'm sure he was equally comfortable in different circumstances,too; he seemed to be that kind of guy. And if not for Charles we would never have had the pleasure of knowing Elena, which would have been our loss. So, good-bye Charles. Whenever any of your friends get together you will be remembered.
I am going to miss Charles. He was a pleasure to be around.