2.20.2013

Chuck Chuck Bo Buck Banana Fana Fo...

Well well well....look who is back again. 
You may remember this man and his blogging debut from a few months ago. 
Apparently he had so much fun the first time around, he thought he would come back for more (that or you all acted like you liked him better than me so he now feels like it is his obligatory responsibility). 
Either way, sit back and laugh your head off at my father and all of this ridiculousness. 
Father, I mean that in the best way possible. You are funny. Keep up the good work... 


“Hi” or” Hey” LIY Readers,

It’s E’s Dad here again. I thought it was about time to get the old ‘creative juices” rolling again. By the way the last time I blogged, which was also the first time I blogged on Erin’s blog I think I failed to mention my name; HI, I’m Chuck. On a side note, one game I did not play with my girls when they were young was the name game. I mean we did once in a while, but not with my name, if you know what I mean. For those of you that don’t know the tune or chant, it went something like this; for instance let’s use Erin’s name. Erin, Erin, bo, berin. Banana, fana, fo, Ferin. fe, fi, fo, fo, merin. Erin. It was sung along to a sing, songy, tune. So then you would substitute like my name of Chuck and the result was, well not too good when you got to the banana part. Anyway, hello, my name is Chuck. Chuck, Chuck, Bo Buck, Banana, fana, fo, ……....

More info about me: since it’s all about me, today. Right?

I like to ride bike. I ride a Trek, all carbon, 5500 model. It’s a used road bike, about 10 years old. 


During the spring, summer and fall we ride about 20 miles a day, sometimes more, never less. My wife, Barb, Erin’s Mom, likes to ride too. She started riding last summer and loves it. We love to ride both on the road and on the trails. Part of our regular riding route is called the Pumpkin Vine Trail. It used to be an old railroad line that ran from Goshen to Sturgis. Actually when I was a teenager I used to unload railroad cars of lumber out of the old boxcars. It was a hot, hot job and I learned how to work, plus gather about 8,000 eggs a day (we had 12,000 chickens when I was a kid, started do to chores when I was six, learned how to work there too). So now we get to ride our bikes on the trail the old train used to go down. It’s neat because it goes through Amish country. We see camels and lots of Pilgrims. I also ride with a group of guys and we go by the Wild Pigs. (You know Wild Hogs, the movie- Harley- Davidson motorcycles). So we’re the Wild Pigs – you know bicycles, Trek, Cannondale and Specialized. We have this motto, “We Ride to Drink”. A couple of the other wild pigs came up with that one. Way to go Carl! So after each ride, we have a Coors Light, can style. When the mountains are blue! If you ride with the Wild Pigs you have to help furnish the drink of choice. Anywhere from six to twenty riders can go out each night we ride. Its fun, it keeps you in shape and its male bonding, except for the nights our wives ride along with us, those nights we have to be nice and can’t say stupid male stuff! If we do we pay for it like mad!


I love music. All kinds. Mostly I love the Blues, Classic Rock and Roll, Jazz, you name it.  Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, B.B., Grand Funk Railroad, just to name a few. Plus I like to listen to Culturally, Progressive Music on 91.1 The Globe. This radio station was voted the nation’s best college radio station in the nation in 2011 or maybe it was last year. At any rate they play great music. They are an NPR station broadcasting from the campus of Goshen College, Goshen Indiana. I believe their web is www.globeradio.org. Check them out as you can listen live on the internet. I’m lost in the 80’s and 90’s with how I listen to my music as all my music are on CD’s. I have a three hundred CD disc carousal, kind of like the old juke boxes. It’s filled to the max with, you name it, and I’ve got it. What’s an I- Pod anyhow? Love music.



More info:
I’ve been married to my wife now for 36 years. We raised two daughters, both turned out to be just fine, was worried about the youngest one at first, she was a pigeon toe walker and a little pientzer at that! 


We love the part of our lives we find ourselves in today as we enjoy our two granddaughters, son in laws and daughters. Much love in this family. Great fam. We love to travel, especially to Kauai and Asheville and anyplace else we can get to. Hope to see you some day.  Well, gotta go now. No I really gotta go now! It’s hell getting old!

Love you all. Erin’s Dad.


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40 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh- Chuck- you're so dear! My dad would ask what a blog is and why he should care :) love this post

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  2. Chuck is adorable and I can totally see where you got your personality from!!! Too sweet.

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  3. He is the sweetest. He should have his own blog!

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  4. Oh gosh I love your dad!!! Hi Chuck!! Come back to visit again soon please :)

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  5. You Dad rocks. That's about all I can say here. And Asheville?!?! That's right near meeeee!

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  6. "Coors Light, can style." I love him. Can he come chat with us on Thursday, too? ;)

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  7. Hi Erin's Dad Chuck! Sounds like you are enjoying life! That's great! If you love Ashville then you should mosey on across the great state of NC and hit up our outer banks! Awesome sunsets and sunrises I'm sure you and the wifey would love it! Enjoyed your post!

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  8. i love this so much. Your dad is awesome!

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  9. This is hilarious. he is precious. I'm thinking there needs to be a "Chuck" series....

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  10. Great post Chuck! Very funny- I can see where Erin gets her wit from. Love that you call your bike gang the "Wild Pigs"

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  11. Very cute. What a sweet think to share with your dad!

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  12. Best blog post! My dad LOVES the Globe too - he listens streaming off of NPR, although he's no traveler!

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  13. Great post! I think you should start your own blog. We all enjoy reading your posts on here :)

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  14. so funny--- your dad reminds me a lot of my dad. would LOVE to have my dad featured on my blog once! haha. have a good day!

    lauren
    www.annacroswell.com

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  15. Omg Erin - your Dad cracks me up! And reminds me a lot of my Dad. Aren't they the best?!

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  16. This post is hilarious!!! If I ever even told my dad I had a blog he would be like "what?!?! what is a blog?!" He's clueless. Surprisingly, he recently got Facebook...but he never does anything on it. LOL

    Happy Wednesday!

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  17. Asheville is my favorite place in the whole wide world. I go there as often as I can, maybe I will run into you sometime Chuck.

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  18. Chuck, you = awesome! That's all.

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  19. Oh my gosh... Could your dad be any cuter?!?! Seriously. I love it.

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  20. Love your dad! He is fabulous!

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  21. Bahaha Thats hilarious about the name song! Wow, I love that biking picture next to the ocean. So beautiful. A CD carousel, huh? I remember those. ;) Great post! Thank you for sharing a little of your life with us Chuck!

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  22. Love it! We need more men in the blogging world :) My Dad loves biking so much, he bikes about 15 miles a day to/from work every day!

    https://somesnapshots.wordpress.com/

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  23. Your dad is awesome. Love the fact that they ride to drink. I run to drink ;) You and your sister could be twins, btw!

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  24. Oh my word I love Erin's dad solely because he called you pigeon toes and almost swore on a public forum. I now have the banana song stuck in my head. Thanks Chuck!

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  25. Makes me laugh! You look like your mom Erin and you have such a great family. Keep the pops around...I like him.

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  26. Oh my gosh. I love this so much. Can I be friends with your dad? 20 miles a day? Ride to drink? This man knows how to live!! I'm inspired. Seriously. Inspired.

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  27. Chuck, you need to come to Iowa this summer and do RAGBRAI!! It's going through our small town of Knoxville! Sounds perfect for your group of guys! Knoxville has a small brewery, Peace Tree..
    Enjoy reading Erin's blog, thanks for guest posting!!

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  28. Chuck needs to start a blog of his own.
    The end.

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  29. Chuck, you made me smile today! Thank you for sharing, Erin sure does have herself a great dad!

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  30. Chuck is my kind of dude. Enough said. ;)

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  31. Chuck is my kind of dude. Enough said. ;)

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  32. Chuck!! Loved this post!! The song is great...and yeah, probably a good idea not to sing that to your kids! Hope we get to hear from you again soon!!

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  33. Chuck, you are the blog man! You need a monthly post on here. You have my attention. I loved the story about when you were younger and the chickens. Keep 'em coming Mr. E's dad.
    Cortne
    cocoinmagnolia.com

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  34. Chuck chuck bo buck...!!! Hilarious!
    Had to show this post to others today before lecture!
    Great :)

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  36. Your dad is so great, can we share him? I love that he rides his bike twenty freaking miles!! I want to start bike riding like that soon. What a great inspiration for health!! He rocks, I love his posts, keep 'em coming!

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  37. I love that your father did a guest post!! What a great idea.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    -Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)