Life is about the accumulated experiences with family and friends. Chuck and I have accumulated a wide variety of experiences over the years.
In the 20+ years I have known him, our friendship has grown from friendly co-workers to tight as brothers. Chuck is one of the few people in life who I know I can count on without a single doubt. He's helped me through tough times and celebrated with me during happy times. Chuck is a true friend. A true brother. I am lucky to count Chuck as both.
He can backhand you with a snappy retort faster than you even realize he got you. He's one of the quickest, funniest people I know. He might also be the pettiest person I know (not counting myself). Most of all, he's one of the most genuine people. Chuck has helped me be a better person just by knowing him.
Happy birthday Chachi.
Chuck and me in Las Vegas, NV-September 2015.