Monday, November 8, 2010
Chuck Ramirez, RIP
Chuck was always one of those bigger-than-life figures who told outrageous, funny stories about his adventures. He also had a big, booming voice that sounded almost exactly like Thomas Haden Church. At Port Aransas, I was tempted to ask him to say the line, "Don't go to the dark side, Miles," but I chickened out.
On the night before we left PA, Chuck hung out with us while we smoked cigars on the back deck of a seaside condo. After he finished one of his stories, he turned to us and said, "You know, I'm getting pretty old now...I'm 48!" I thought, dude, I'm 48 too. And I feel anything but old these days. Needless to say, Chuck's gone at too young of an age.
For more about Chuck and his untimely passing, here's a news article: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/106820748.html?showFullArticle=y.