Charles Edwin King (my grandfather)

An intro to outboards and fishing

While my dad was overseas serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII, my grandfather Charles Edwin King (“Dede”) was a true father figure. We spent every summer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where my grandmother was raised. It was there that Dede really introduced me to boating, outboards and fishing. By the time I was 6 years old, I could take the wooden rowboat powered by a Sears 2hp outboard motor by myself with a fishing rod and a coffee can of worms out foran early morning of fishing. Upon return with a stringer of bluegills, my mother would clean them and fry them for breakfast. I relive those memories almost every day and I’m now 79.