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Left: An undated photo of Charles
Right: Charles and his sister Marie at their parent's 50th anniversary celebration, August 1943
Cindy Michalik and
Diana Shipley say this about Charles:
Charlie (really my Great Uncle) was always a favorite of mine. He was
great at poker - a game often played when the family was together and he
taught me all the tricks. I joined in playing penny ante poker with the
adults when I was five and could easily clean my father out of pocket
They all -- except Walter -- appear to be holding playing cards. See Charles the Younger's page for a discussion of card games in the Wilder family.
sisters used to play checkers with Our
Uncle Charlie but I didn't know how to play yet. He always looked
forward to our visits because a lot of children were afraid of him
because of his limping walk and garbled speech but we weren't afraid of
him. (Remember he had cerebal palsy).