The Oo Kingdom, Official Site of Charlie Petitt & Family

Say “OO-oo” — it’s a child’s imitation of a cuckoo clock.

January 28, 2021: After spending several days attempting to redesign this site yet again, I’ve decided to keep Version 21 intact. I’ve even restored the original Charter font for text.

I also took some time to see what version each section of the site is currently in. Some of it is very old! I just dropped my notes in below:

Some of the oldest stuff will be converted first.

January 21, 2021: Yet another year has passed, and this old website is still in ruins. Frankly, I’m embarrassed. Blame the coronavirus pandemic, volatile politics, and social unrest. We also just went through major home renovations in 2020. This year (beginning today), I plan to finish the site remodel and do away with outdated material and whatnot. Please stay tuned.

January 9, 2020: I’m finally giving this site some attention again. Today I updated the Useful Links page and added the guestbook to the Steve Ackerman site. Check back for more improvements in the days ahead.

September 5, 2017: I have decided to call the section containing the news articles and essays, Oo’s Writings rather than the King’s Book. The first article to go in there under 2017 is a doozy: it’s the write-up about our August road trip to see the total eclipse of the sun. Read it here:

Our Total Solar Eclipse Adventure

Version 21 Goes Live

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The new version of this website went live last month: the Weather section and the root directory (Home page, What is the Oo Kingdom, Our Family, Useful Links) were converted between February 18 and 20. The Links page content was updated on February 28.

The general design is similar to that used for the recent conversion of

The sections currently in Versions 16 and 17 (dating from 2008 and 2009) will be converted next: Just for Laughs, Ummamum’s World, Yummy Recipes (currently titled Ummy’s Nummies), Calculators & Charts (currently titled Metric Conversions, Etc.), and Web Design. Much of Web Design is horribly obsolete and may disappear; the calculator tools need a more up-to-date design. Some content in the other three sections may be revised also.

After that (and that could take some time), the remaining sections will be completed: Our Faith, Inspirational Pieces (which will keep the current title, A Heavenly Ummamum), Seasons & Holidays, Picture Gallery (currently titled Oo’s Picture Place). The last section to be converted will be The King’s Book which will include the old News Archive and Oo’s Writings. At this point, I’m not sure whether to title the whole thing The King’s Book or Oo’s Writings, as either may work just as well.

Oddly, if you are reading this post from the Home page, it will be in Version 21, but the actual post in The King’s Book (at the time of this writing) is in Version 20; this will remain until the whole section is converted at the very end of the whole process. Please bear with the mess during this long conversion process.

Counting the Days

from November 27, 2021

14,287 days since Wendi and I were married
(October 16, 1982)
3,780 days since Joe (our son) and Elizabeth were married
(July 23, 2011)
791 days since my retirement
(September 28, 2019)
863 days until the next total solar eclipse in the U.S.
(April 8, 2024)