To my friend and brother-in-law. Charles Aschwanden who died 4/28/2009 on his motorcycle hitting a pine tree at high speed in Afton. He died like he lived. A free spirit.)
Charles was my Brother-in Law
The dangest scoundrel you ever saw.
The kind that is a dying breed
Who always had a need for speed.
He was always flying low,
Going faster than you’d ever know!
I guess that’s why I was so fond
Of this guy who acted like James Bond.
He’d give you his shirt or his last dime.
He was a legend in his time.
In Minneapolis or Saint Paul
He was the finest of them all!
He loved the road, He lived the ride
On snow, or street, or riverside
Wind in his face set his spirit free
He met his fate upon a tree
Doing what he loved to do!
So I’ll tip my hat to you!
Goodbye my friend! God bless you!