Viewers of “Sunday Morning” were invited to submit their bow tie artwork in honor of the show’s longtime anchor, Charles Osgood. Here are some of the many fine entries.
Pictured: Artwork by Sharon Boyle.
Jessica Mestre writes: “Watching ‘Sunday Morning’ is a family tradition in our home. After moving away, I have continued watching on my own and I love calling my family afterwards to talk about what we saw. When we heard Charles was retiring, my mom cried.
“I enjoyed looking through pictures of Charles to identify actual bow ties that he wears. Since the blue and black plaid one appears most often, I decided to make that the centerpiece bow tie.”
Painting by Regan Campbell of Hurst, Texas.
The Campbell family writes: “Charles Osgood has set the tone for our weeks for years with music, bow ties, and a truly pleasant demeanor. Please make guest appearances!!!!”
Susan Bednarski writes: “Charles ... you have been the Sun in our Sunday, and my husband and I will miss you!!”
Geneviève Crabe writes, “Here is some artwork I created for Charles Osgood, using words from his bio page and the ‘Sunday Morning’ website.
“Charles had big shoes to fill when he took over ‘Sunday Morning,’ and he has done a tremendous job.”
A Bunch of Bow Ties
Rebecca Thomason, of Southern Creed, writes: “I watch the show every Sunday and once had the theme song trumpet solo as my ringtone. My friends and I text about the stories and moments of nature, and as soon as Mr. Osgood announced his retirement we simultaneously sent messages to each other.
“He is the GREATEST! Also please tell Bill Geist I said hi.”
Honoring Charles Osgood Wood
The Salt Lake City company W.K. Wilson creates wooden bow ties.
“When we heard one the great bow tie wearers was moving to a new adventure we had to help celebrate,” writes Shawn Wilson.
Hence, their latest creation: “The C.W. Osgood Esq., created to honor Charles. Good luck, Charles, and thank you.”
Here Comes the Sun!!
From Carolyn and Johnny Bennett, Spartanburg, S.C.
“We will miss you, Charles Osgood!!”
Andrea Mendola, of Tucson, Arizona, writes: “A few days back, while enjoying chips and salsa, I came upon a tortilla chip shaped (actually 2, fried together) like a bow tie. Just moments later, I saw the ‘Sunday Morning’ call for bow tie art on their Facebook page. It was a sign!
“Though it took me a few days - to the deadline day to be exact - I found inspiration: a bow tie Charles Osgood painted in Sriracha sauce! The deadline loomed, and alas, I ‘finished’ and filed my piece under ‘good enough.’ After all, it’s the thought that counts, right?
“Thank you, Mr. Osgood for so many fine ‘Sunday Mornings.’ You will be missed!”
Space Age Bow Tie
Artwork from C. Hammock.
Artwork by Sarah Roman.
Bow tie paintings by Jean Lijoi, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., who writes:
“Dear Charles, I am sad you are leaving us on ‘Sunday Morning.’ I always looked forward to your gentle voice greeting me as I sipped my coffee. Sunday started off right with your calm demeanor leading me into my day. You have been a great companion through the years. I will miss you.”
Artwork by Debra Clancy. “Happy retirement to Mr. Osgood!”
Sporting Bow Ties
A few canine viewers who are works of art themselves: Bocelli (upper left) in Charlotte, N.C.; Bart (right), of Dallas, Texas; and Stormin Norman.
Caitlin Tellie writes: “I created the ink drawing and reflection. My mother, Linda Wilson, created the bowtie necklaces out of recycled tin. The reflection reads:
“My love for ‘Sunday Morning’ and my affection for Charles Osgood can be credited to my mother. We were the two early birds, the morning glories, compared to night owls - my father and brother. It was our girl time. Bonding. And we couldn’t plan any bagel runs or anything else during her favorite from 9:00-10:30. Arts, culture, and bowties. A routine, but something more, a tradition. Something to be celebrated. When I went away to college, it’d be my special way to check in with her. I wasn’t always up early enough, but when I was, and remembered, I’d watch and be comforted by the sight of that familiar sun shining. Lately, it’s become a text - “Did you watch?” or even an “Are you watching” during to share which stories made us cry, laugh, or be moved in some way. Or that time when Charles wore a long tie and made us pause for putting him in a box. More and more frequently, there have been guest hosts. While I love them too, it’s not quite the same. Yes the signs have been there, and I’d wondered when it was coming, but I was still saddened to hear his plans for retirement mean it won’t be long until he’s off the television for good (I never do see him on the radio). So to Charles, I say ‘thank you.’ Thank you for being an institution, for helping spread the positives, communicate the importance of the arts, and for making Sunday mornings that much more special for me and my mom.”
Bow Tie and Sun
Devra Alper “lovingly” created this oil pastel artwork.
Tropical Bow Tie
“Our daughter, Isabella Yakich, age 11, drew this for Charles Osgood as she will greatly miss his gentle smile and good-natured report, making our Sunday mornings filled with inspiration, full of laughter and a feeling of peace in this crazy world. We will miss him dearly and hope, as this drawing inspires, that he can enjoy retirement and go to the beach to relax.”
-- Doug Yakich, Jacqueline Jordan and Isabella Yakich
Vicky Poole, of Fort Worth, Texas, writes: “Best wishes on a well-deserved retirement to Charles! It’s a huge loss to us longtime viewers who will miss his soothing nature and gentle ways, but now he can enjoy the show like the rest of us each Sunday … in his pajamas!
“You will be deeply missed, Charlie. Enjoy the sunshine!”
Artwork by Robin Roberts.
Artwork by Dontai Barnett.
Mark Costiglio of Port Chester, N.Y., writes: “My wife and I have been fans of the show for some time, and several years ago we started watching with our children (ages 12, 10, 8). Our middle daughter, Emma, particularly enjoys the show and looks forward to it each week. She was sad when Mr. Osgood announced his plans to retire. When I showed her your post on Instagram, she said that she wanted to create something.
“Thanks for putting on such a great show every week that we enjoy watching as a family.”
Janet Yano writes: “I’m going to miss Charles Osgood on ‘CBS Sunday Morning.’ In a world where faster and newer are seen as better, he proved that a calm and civil pace wins the race. Congratulations on your remarkable career, and thank you!”
Kentucky artist Andee Rudloff writes: “We will miss your creative bow ties, Charlie!!!”
Evan Harris writes: “I am a huge fan of your program, the segments and storytellers on every Sunday. There is no piece produced that my family and I don’t find informative and entertaining, and in some instances have cause great debates. Thank goodness we can pause the TV. Otherwise we might miss something while my dad tries to make a point.
“One Sunday a few years after college I was hosting a girls’ weekend for a group of my university friends and put on this program while making breakfast. As my friend and twin slowly trickled into the room I discovered with great delight that we were all fans of the show. In all of our homes this program was an institution. And of course it is because it’s WONDERFUL.
“I know we are all sad to see Charles Osgood leave. He is an outstanding host and a familiar face on a Sunday morning. Thank you to both the on-screen and off-screen talent. Keep up the good work!”
Laurie Davis writes: “I have been watching ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ for as long as I can remember. I absolutely love this show. It is my church. Thank you Charles Osgood for the many, many years of being the calm voice in a storm of times… To your staff, thank you for restoring our faith in humor, compassion, wit, art, theatre, music and intelligence.
“There is intelligence out here in the U.S. We are watching CBS on Sunday morning.”
“We will miss you, Charlie!!!”
-- Ms. Glaab’s class at Bishop Brossart High School in Alexandria, Ky.
Watercolor and ink artwork from Angela Coppola of Arizona.