The Oo Kingdom, Official Site of Charlie Petitt & Family

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

Please remember and pray for the people of Ukraine during this terrible time of war. I’ve changed the page background to the Ukrainian flag colors as a reminder; if they don’t appear at the sides of the page, just scroll to the bottom.

Latest Additions

other than what appears below

Easter Thoughts at Work
April 16, 2017
(added March 24, 2022)
Kicked Up Beanie Weenies
February 24, 2022
Charlie’s Joke Dream
January 28, 2022
Charlie’s Herb Dip
February 12, 2021

April 28, 2022

I’ve added a new link to an old site, at the bottom of the Laughs cover page. Since most people will never spot it, I’ve decided to post it here too:

Weird “oo” site (was featured in USA Today on November 17, 1998)

In addition, I’ve added the following pages, from stuff I found in my files:

April 21, 2022

Latest additions to Oo’s Writings

To the best of my knowledge, these should be the last of the old “news” posts in Oo’s Writings. Both of these posts are from October, 2009; I went through that entire year and didn’t find anything else to post, so I’m assuming that I kept up-to-date prior to that. At any rate, anything earlier than that is likely irrelevant by now.

April 17, 2022

An actual NEW post in Oo’s Writings

Easter Weekend, 2022

April 15, 2022

Latest additions to Oo’s Writings

There are 28 new entries covering five years; please use these links because on the respective year pages in Oo’s Writings, the old and new pages will appear together.

Everything is complete from 2010 to present, but work continues.






April 4, 2022

Latest additions

March 31, 2022

Latest additions to Oo’s Writings

March 29, 2022

Latest additions to Oo’s Writings

March 18, 2022

Latest additions to Oo’s Writings

Preparing these posts was a “road trip” in and of itself. Hopefully I have everything in order, and it all makes sense.

March 11–12, 2022

Addition and update to Oo’s Writings

…and nearly all of 2015:

In addition, numerous close family obituaries were never posted here until now. There will be more, but they will be posted later, as they are too old to appear online anywhere else.

March 8, 2022

Additions and updates to Oo’s Writings

New pages

Updates to existing pages

February 17, 2022: Thirteen new posts, many of them old news just posted today.

January 29, 2022: (five posts, below; more to follow)

At the start of 2022, I decided to revisit the title of this section once again… (Read more at Nailing Down the Title)

The “new” version of this website, which actually opened in 2017, is still under construction but is coming along nicely… (Read more at Version 21 Progress, 2022)

For years I’ve been using HTML entity codes to “escape” special characters on this website… (Read more at Silly Me)

Back in 1999, the rock band Train released a song called “Meet Virginia.” This page has nothing to do with it… (Read more at Meet Olivia)

We had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas with friends. The holidays would have been much better, however, without the van trouble… (Read more at 53 Days of Van Trouble)

December 17-29, 2021: Work has resumed again on this site after another long recess… (Read more at Work Resumes Again)

Monday, August 16, 2021: I had a weird dream ending at 8:58 am… (Read more at Charlie’s Weird Dream)

January 28, 2021: After spending several days attempting to redesign this site yet again, I’ve decided to keep Version 21 intact… (Read more at Version 21 Stands)

January 21, 2021: Yet another year has passed, and this old website is still in ruins… (Read more at Website Still in Ruins)

Read older posts in Oo’s Writings.

Counting the Days

from May 16, 2022

14,457 days since Wendi and I were married
(October 16, 1982)
3,950 days since Joe (our son) and Elizabeth were married
(July 23, 2011)
961 days since my retirement
(September 28, 2019)
693 days until the next total solar eclipse in the U.S.
(April 8, 2024)