My buddy Chuck died last week. His service was today in Sydney, Australia. In lieu of showing up, I spent some time out at Lawrencetown Beach, contemplating my connection to him. He was a good man by any measure and had been lucky enough to meet and marry a good woman (Flora) a few years back.
I stayed with him for a week while on my Hobo Track tour and we have kept in tough since. Unfortunately, he got sick last year...and last week, it took him out. So sad. He deserved a better fate in life. If you met the guy, you liked him and he was a great storyteller.
Really glad that I got to meet him and Flora and hang out for a bit. I will miss him.
Take care. Bruce