Castles in the Sky #27
Top on the list of favourites from Charlie Becker. That grocery store story is going to stay with me a long time. Each time I've read this, I've been more delighted than earlier. I hope I get to meet your mum someday, and hell yes - if this is Charlie in character, I'm here for it. <3
Hoodwinked until the age of 21, and rounded off with belly laughs! What wonderful characters you three are!
What a beautiful and insightful way to honor your mom. I feel like I know her and you by reading this.
Great piece Charlie. Thank you for letting us into this part of your world. And for giving me ideas how to not buy all the junk at the grocery store
It all comes clearer! I laughed and now I too love your Mom, and the resemblance is uncanny. What a great read on female ingenuity, comedy and community building.
This is going into the file for top pieces I love by Charlie
My favorite Dolly quote is "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap” 😂 I usually tell friends that "it costs a lot of time to look like I don't give a shit" 😂
I love this so much! I just read the whole thing out loud to Eric because I wanted him to know why I was laughing and smiling so much. I have always been a character and have plans to continue to be one for the rest of my days. So please count me as one of your readers who is appreciating your insight!
Pretty much explains you all. Glad you picked up on it early. And yes the personal always drives the point home
This piece resonates so well! I especially love the photo you added with your mom and you as a baby. You can see the character shining through. We should all follow the lead of your mom, and Dolly Parton. Thank you for sharing her story.
I loved this! Now I want to meet your mom, and I can see in your description of her how so much of her comes alive in you as well. I also just love the image of you intensely watching all your groceries at the store. The photo at the end is the cutest!