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Always an adventure

Shared by Dan Bradley on January 19, 2016

Anybody who knew Charlie would also know that the word "boredom" was not in his vocabulary.
So , I thought maybe I'd share some fond memories.

There was a day when he got a new compound bow for hunting. He called me and I came right out there to check it out and also brought my bow as well.
 We spent some time practicing and as usuall he was tuned right in and placing shots like a pro.
 He handed his bow over to me and said "giver er a try".
It was handing a dog a bone ... I drew back and let that arrow fly !
Well...I missed that target by about 5 feet and the arrow went halfway through the shed wall . I missed it so far off , Charlie thought I did it on purpose .Thunder 'n lightening paled in comparison to what he had to say about it and there was abit of running involved but he forgave me wether he believed me or not.

I've noticed a couple of photos which , of course has a story to tell.

He's posed in one photo with 2 turkey.
 Here's what went down... 
We went into a bush that we frequented and knew quite well .
After a short time , I let out a call and right away gobbles blasted out and fairly close. I called again , this time the gobbles where coming towards us hard . Charlie sat down where he was , I was about 20yd from him and could see 5 or 6 jakes coming up fast on Charlies hard right.
Taking a lefthanded aim with that old Remington shotgun , he let it roar.
All I could see after that was smoke...
 "Did you get him ? " , I asked.
" I think I got 2" he replied
"Whatdoya mean ya think ? "
2 birds , one shot , offhanded,,,he knew exactly what was going down..  

The photo  with him fishing in the boat.  
That was taken at the Darcy McKeough floodway, just off the St.Clair river, on a really nice day.
We fished for a short time with nothing biting and just like that it , was time to go.
I barely had time to reel in my line and he was about to do a quick 360deg turnabout when ..Bang! Whack!
What the "H" was that ?
We didnt see anything and figured it was a piece of wood that was floating nearby , no apparent damage, so we push forward into the river.
Sitting at the bow , I noticed a rope dangling...oh oh...it was the anchor rope..and nothing on the end . It was prop cut when we turned to leave . 
Well here comes the thunder 'n lightening again , cause apparently it was all my fault . When I told him that he was the captain of this ship and he did not order the lifting of the anchor ...
I'll let you all use your imagination what was said...and this time I had nowhere to run !
We continued on our way, to a spur off the St.Clair called the Snye river .
We were having a blast , full throttle , doing figure 8's and just hotdogging about  then "Snap! . The steering till broke clean off the motor !
The look on his face..oh , the look on his face !
There we where ,drifting downriver..no motor...no anchor.
He grabbed the oars and began pulling , using his frustation as fuel , with absolutley no avail. The current was too strong . He made way for the shoreline ( which was made up of 12 foot weeds about a 100 yd thick ) and stuck the oars down into the muck to hold us there and wait for a passing boat for help.
I pulled out my fishing pole..thought what the heck , might just as well
"You are not fishing..."
"huh ? how come ?"
"because I'm "p>d off..your not fishing ! "
     All I was allowed to do was sit there . 
Fine, after all he is the captain of this ship...
So , the best thing I figured what to do was toss him a beer ..that helped alot and I was still in no postion for a fast footed escape. 
We eventually got a tow , got back to the launch where finally he began to chuckle..then laugh outloud.
People nearby were watching ..we could care less.
What a day..
Then there was the time fishing out near Kettle Point...but I'll save that for another time.
Miss ya buddie.             
   

     
                      

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Shared by Paul Bradley on February 10, 2013

ROGER!?!?!?!?!?!?! WTF!!  Are you checkin out my Dads ASS??? Im wonderin if the pliers r on his nose cuz even HE couldn't stand the smell ??

Shared by Paul Bradley on February 10, 2013

WHAT THE F*#@??  Dad and Garvey.... NEVER been accused of bein too bright lol

Shared by Paul Bradley on February 10, 2013

these two pike go together obviously.  Dad and Garv get pictures with it and I get to clean it..... how did I get screwed like that lol ??

48 1/4 inch pike

Shared by Paul Bradley on February 10, 2013

This is opening week of fishing season at the harbour. Several of us were at Scoogog trout fishing with light tackle and line.  I think this bad boy was caught on 6 pount test line with NO leader and I believe a llittle 5 of diamonds.  Gary caught it with Dads lure, and maybe even his rod, I cant remember, but Im sure Gary does.  Took him the better part of a half hour to get him in.  Then we took turns carying him back to the truck lol.  Flippin thing was heavy.  I believe it was the second biggest pike ever caught outta there.  Put them boys in the record books and everything.  And since it was a sort of a team effort the name either reads Gary Bradley or Chuck Williams lol

Shared by Paul Bradley on February 9, 2013

I believe this was taken on our old house on the old golden mile?  Back when we thought EVERYTHING Dad did was cool lol

Puppa's B day

Shared by Paul Bradley on February 9, 2013

Dad and I were out fishing on my Puppa's birthday, August 14.... I think I was 11 or 12, so that would be about 1985 or 86.  Dad and I fished all day and as u can see we did pretty well lol.  Dad caught most of them.... as usual, but that day I caught the biggest.  And to this day that was my biggest bass ever.  It was 2 and a half pounds and almost 20 inches long..... I remember it like it was yesterday.  Dad told me to toss my line out by the big rock in little Scoogog, or however u spell it.  He said there would be a big one there and boy was there.  I fought this guy for what seemed like forever to me as a boy and asked Dad if he would hellp me reel it in cuz I just couldn't any more. my hands were too tired.  The jerk said nope..... if u cant bring it in u might as well just toss your rod in the water lol... I got him in obvously and when we got back to the cottage an showed Gram... she told me it was Puppa's birthday and  he probably put him on  my hook for me to show up Dad lol.  I never forgot his birthday ever again.... and I KINDA out fished my almighty father that day lol

WHERE ELSE would Dad be lol

Shared by Paul Bradley on February 9, 2013

My Dad out fishing...go figure.  Smoke and a beer, pretty typical lol

Our song...

Shared by Melissa Bradley on June 1, 2011
There's two things I know for sure:
She was sent here from heaven and she's
daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes and
I thank god for all the joy in my life
Oh, but most of all
For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her
hair; "Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it's my first ride."
"I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried."
In all that I've done wrong I know I must
have done something right to deserve a hug
every morning and butterfly kisses at night.
 
Sweet 16 today
She's looking like her mama a little more everyday
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and make-up from ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world.
 
But I remember
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer; sticking
little white flowers all up in her hair.
"You know how much I love you, Daddy, But if you
don't mind I'm only gonna kiss you on the cheek this time."
With all that I've done wrong I must have done
something right to deserve her love every morning
and butterfly kisses at night.
 
All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by.
Precious butterfly.
Spread your wings and fly.
 
She'll change her name today.
She'll make a promise and I'll give her away.
Standing in the bride-room just staring at her.
She asked me what I'm thinking and I said "I'm not
sure-I just feel like I'm losing my baby girl."
She leaned over...gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there,
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
"Walk my down the aisle, Daddy-it's just about time."
"Does my wedding gown look pretty, Daddy? Daddy, don't cry!"
 
Oh, with all that I've done wrong I must have
done something right.
To deserve your love every morning and butterfly
kisses-I couldn't ask God for more, man this is what love is.
 
I know I gotta let her go, but I'll always remember
every hug in the morning and butterfly kisses.
 

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