This is the Life!
Stories of Grandpa Charlie Bangle
The Book: This is the Life!

This is the Life! Stories of Grandpa Charlie Bangle
By Charles Franklin Bangle and Rodney E. Hudson

6x9, 440 pages
List Price (paperback) $15.95 from 
Hard cover and PB are available from Mr. Hudson, call (210)764-7685 or E-mail RodneyHudson@Att.Net for details

Born on a Wheatland, Missouri farm, Grandpa Charlie moved to Redlands, California sitting on a Model T fender.  Grandpa dropped out of school at 16 to work in the mines before settling into a lifelong truck driving career. 

Four years after retiring in Cottage Grove, Oregon, this truck driver from California was named the city’s “1975 First Citizen” for his community service.  Later he served as advisor to state legislators and the Governor.

At Grandpa Charlie’s memorial service, former State Representative Bill Rogers said, “I am proud to have had the friendship of Charlie Bangle.  I am a better man because of that friendship and I’ll always treasure it.

Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Grandpa could express similar sentiments.  He was a remarkable man.