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Posts from May 2012


Summer-time friends....oh the headache!

Oh Boy, it's summer...and people think crazy things.

Summer is always a busy time...and in our line or work here at The Point, that means we are EVERYWHERE....

But, it never fails, every year the confused contingent of aquaintences thinks I have decided to not talk to them and

I get the emails, texts and related media which, usually result in a misunderstanding where I get one less Christmas Card....

So once, again, on my Facebook page, I posted the following (albeit half funny/half truth) statement.

 


FROM MY FACEBOOK:

To my friends: As the summer season approaches, please understand that while I may: 1. Not be able to tell you whats going on weekend to weekend 2. Have to cancel at the last minute. 3. Seem to be impossible to get up with 4. Not be able to return texts or messages in the most timely fashion.

....Please understand that this season is the "Christmas" of my industry...we are everywhere, on call, and at the ready at a moments notice. Add to that, my kids, 'social' schedule, personal family matters, and trying to make sure the laundry and dishes are done....I'm not dodging you...no need to send passive agressive texts...ask me if you did something wrong...or leave me voicemails that say "hey stranger"....if you are my friend...understand I have chosen an industry that is a "NOW" industry and I must rise to the challenge...and while beers would be great, we'll get to them...but I must provide for my kids...and when I am needed, even by you, if it is an emergency, I'm always there....and I will make all the time I can. It's summer-time, my busy season, and your understanding is appreciated and asked. Thanks! Your Friend, --C


Yes, it's sad I have to do this...but, it seems every summer, I unfortunately lose some friends due to their thinking I do not want to hang out...so now I have this annual letter, which, always kills me to write.  :)

The kids are getting big and both are in baseball this year...if you'd like to see some pics, click over to my facebook page as I update them often.

See you on the streets....and let's make good on that drink!  ;)

--Chuck

 

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Life's defining moments.

Here we are, May...WOW is all I can say.   The past month flew by...QUICK and I wanted to share a picture and journal entry I had a short time ago.  I think you might enjoy it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 4 times in my life I felt truly I truly accomplished something unequivocal, which is to say, those 4 times each gave me feelings I knew that I would never experience again. They were unique in every way as firsts and lasts in the same defining moment that I knew, I would never feel 'that way' again...yet they each have instilled in me the desire to have more of those moments.

The first was my marriage to my former wife, the second and third were the births of my two children, Charles and Theresa. Milestones and accomplishments each of them that have sculpted my principles and character in ways I am eternally grateful to know. Today, marked the 4th time.

My Co-Host at the office and on the radio, Mary Kathryn (you know her as Woo Woo) and I were hosting the Parade of Nations in Downtown Norfolk. There were 79 floats and marching groups we announced...and it was the 78th of them today that gave me this 4th experience.

As last of the marchers approached, the crowd was suddenly quiet. Even Mary Kathryn turned to me and said "wow, this weird quiet" and she was right...the whole mood shifted. Looking back, I know why.

The United States Coast Guard - Color Guard approached our broadcast area as my son stood snapping this picture. All one could hear was their slow and pensive steps, one after another like an advancing mass of strength and power. Then in unison, the heads of these men and women snapped towards my direction and silently, swiftly, and expressionless...the arms of the entire group saluted me at the podium. My knees felt weak, and almost in reflex, my right arm rose and saluted the group back. They did not lower their salutes until passing, and then almost seeming to vanish amongst the crowd.

I looked down to recompose myself at the copy on the table and noticed both my children staring at me with a proud smile. I knew what they were smiling about. I winked and smiled back and finished out the announcements.

Though I have done much work with the military and security areas over the years, never have I been saluted. ...and let me tell you, that's a feeling that is a first and last experience I will never forget as it also gave me a message I so deeply needed on this Saturday, April 28th 2012 in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

God Bless You All.

 

 

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