Monday, March 10, 2014


Last Thursday at work I went down to the cafeteria to get breakfast as I have been doing for well over a decade. For the balance of that decade Charlie has been cooking me breakfast - mostly scrambled eggs and bacon, on occasion an omelette. When I saw Charlie that morning I told him that I would be away from the office for two weeks, one week in St. Petersburg for a civil trial and the second week camping.

He told me he'd see me in two weeks.

After arriving at the St. Petersburg courthouse today my phone blew up with texts from co-workers at my office. Charlie came to work this morning and then collapsed on the loading dock and died of an apparent heart attack.

I will miss my friend.

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