At the age of 23, Charlie Casey said goodbye to his family and left Arkansas to travel the U.S. and seek his fortune vowing never to become beholden to “the man.” His journey took him around the country, from Bremerton, Washington, to Blasdell, New York, to Arlington, Texas. During this time, he worked various jobs, including a vacuum cleaner salesman, a customer service representative and a machinist.
Charlie’s restless spirit would not allow him to stay in one place for more than six months at a time. After five years of adventurous wanderings, he finally returned home to the welcoming arms of his family. Today, Charlie works with his older brother Daniel and is learning the blacksmithing trade. In his continuing effort to avoid “the man,” Charlie tries to go fishing at least once a day.