Memories that don’t quit and the joy of simplicity.

charlie Read FIREWATER CREATIVE

  Written by my mother, Ruth Read, in her early eighties, to her granddaughter, Vanna. Vanna: I saw the crowds  packed on the streets, watching the big screen in the middles of NYC and was amazed at the enthusiasm for the world cup.  I guess it’s  USA against everybody else at that time, although I’m sure little ole Ghana was …

Thanks, Dad, We miss you two years out.

charlie Read FIREWATER CREATIVE

By my sister, Lee ReadSaturday, December 5th 5:57 AM. 2009 Written a few days before my father died. Daddy, A moment ago, after hearing your ragged breathing over the baby monitor, I tiptoed into the bedroom and placed a tiny drop, a “pediatric dose” as Dr. Britton called it, of Morphine in the corner of your mouth. This was the …

Ode to Eddie Singltary

charlie Read FIREWATER CREATIVE

————– Original message ————– From: Charles Read <charlie@firewatercreative.net> ORIGINAL DATE OF LETTER DEC 2. 2009 > Dear Friends. > > Today I learned that my sometimes courier, sometimes yard guy, > sometimes employee and always great friend, Eddie Singletary passed > away at the age of somewhere around mine. Eddie approached me in > front of my rental house about …

Thank You

charlie Read FIREWATER CREATIVE

For 14 years, Karen and I have been business partners and best friends. In our long journey from art directors and editorial directors for Citigroup, to our current foray into publishing, fiction editing and illustration, we’ve been blessed with clients who really believed in us, and with situations that taught us how to grow, how to be humble, and how …