Remember Me

How will you be remembered, or specifically how would you like to be remembered? This was a question posed to me by my friend Carolyn

When I was a nipper I guess I would have wanted to be remembered as a kind of explorer, daredevil, tough guy, lover (well, maybe lover came laterπŸ˜‰)

But as you get older none of that seems so important, or is it that you’ve achieved those things in a roundabout way? And so you’re complete? I can still be a bit ‘shonky’ (the Princess’s description from years ago meaning corrupt.) These days she has a habit of muttering, ‘and the legend continues!’

I’ve always done right by people as best I can. I think I’ve kept my integrity, although the education system tried to steal it and failed. I guess at the end of the day if I had to choose something. It would be cool if someone said, β€œRemember, Charlie?” and it brought a smile to everyone’s face.

Now, that can interpreted in many ways πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚


About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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24 Responses to Remember Me

  1. I reckon teller of tales and philosopher would fit.

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  2. Invisibly Me says:

    Hahahah I think your wicked sense of humour is at the top of the list for how you’ll be remembered, Charlie.

    Bringing a smile to someone’s face is a definite I think for you. It’s a good answer to the question of how you’d like to be remembered too. xx

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  3. chattykerry says:

    I am sure that people will smile when they think of Charlie. Kind Kerry would be an apt epithet but I would prefer Sexy Kerry…

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  4. That crazy Charlie guy.. certainly brings a smile.. ;-)Γ 

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  5. marymtf says:

    It is your life and a terrific response. I’m appropriating that line, Charlie. 😊 My children are always remembering things I did right and things I did wrong. Better to have it while I’m still alive to appreciate it.

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  6. I remember Charliecountryboy
    with his hand stuffed up a children’s toy.
    The Princess thought him shonky,
    but his woodwork was not wonky,
    and his face was no Helen of Troy.

    I had to use a rhyming dictionary for the last one – just kept thing of saveloy. But that would have resulted in a very different verse…

    It’s a start. If you die tomorrow the princess can print it out and sellotape it to your urn.

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  7. Neeta says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this!

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  8. Anne says:

    A very satisfying finale! I say wonky for lopsided, and janky for not looking like it will work. Never heard of shonky for criminal!

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  9. Carolyn Page says:

    “A really good bloke”, as we say in OZ, Charlie! It may not sound like a great compliment, but believe me, for us Aussies it’s about the best compliment a man can get.
    And that’s what you are – a really good bloke.
    And, by the way; I did say that if you answered that question then I would too. So I’ll be thinking about it and putting pen to paper when inspired.

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