Tuesday, May 08, 2007


I had a fun day today. I got to spend it with one of my favorite people in my life.
Chuck and I spent the day at the nearby Loch Raven Reservoir doing a bit of a photo shoot.

He hosts a big Memorial Day party every year. He always has great local bands, lots of food, family and friends. One reason to host such a party is so that we don't forget the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day. He is putting together a film presentation which will feature some beautiful images that he has taken.

Some of his favorite subjects, located in our nation's capital, include the national monuments dedicated to the Vietnam War and World War II- As well as Arlington National Cemetary.
He also has very moving images taken at Ground Zero in N.Y. just days after the collapse of the Twin Towers. And touching shots taken at funerals honoring the fire and police men and women who lost their lives during this horrific time.

You can see his work at www.cwhateyeseeimages.com

Some of the shots that I took of him today will be included in his presentation accompanied by this Bob Seger song. I am looking forward to remembering all of those who have been lost in every battle fought for this country.

Thank you Chuck for helping us to remember. You are a true American.

Artist: Bob Seger
Wait For Me

I will answer the wind
I will leave with the tide
I'll be out on the road
Every chance I can ride

No matter how far
No matter how free
I'll be alone
If you'll wait for me

There'll be times when I'll rise
There'll be times when I'll fall
There'll be times when its best to say nothing at all

Knowing you're right
Letting it be
I'll be around
If you'll wait for me
If you'll wait for me

And I'll fight for the right to go over the hill
If it'll only mean something to me
I will not be persuaded
I wont be still
I'll find a way to be free

In the cool of the night
In the heat of the day
If you're ever in doubt
I'll be on my way
Straight to your side
I guarantee
I'll be around
If you'll wait for me
If you'll wait for me


Akelamalu said...

Great words and pictures.

steve said...
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GEWELS said...

You goof! it's Chuck. Doug's the yukky one.

steve said...

well I'll be damned if I am going to dishonor someone while trying to honor them....
I want to see those places someday.... I think its great that theres folks like Chuck out there that realize how important these places are. The origin of Arlington I find particularly moving and will post what I know about that someday, and soon! I nearly did when I was on my Civil War jag...
Give CHUCK my best for his Patriot Spirit...
Doug... kiss my grits!

Mother of Invention said...

What a fabulous person to know and spend time with! Someone who knows what honour for your country really is all about.

chuck said...

Good evening, G

Thank you for the time spent and for being able to capture two things that I truly enjoy doing, riding Free and showing off my American Spirit. Looking forward in putting the slide show together using the images you were able to capture along with the images from the crash site of Flight 93, America's 911 Ride and those from Ground Zero. I will also be putting together another presentation using the song No More also by Bob Seger from the same lp, The Promise. Thanks again G, you are a true and loving friend.



Barbara said...

What a great day for a photo shoot! He has kind look about him. Will we get to see the finished product?

steve said...

Hey, I didnt realise Seger had a new album out until I wondered why I did not know this song!

GEWELS said...

Akelamalu- Thank you! When it's a nice day out, nice pictures are easy.
Steve- Nice way to honor Chuck-you will definitely need to be heading east for our date- I'll take you to all those places and then some.Maybe I'll even buy you the new Seger c.d.
MOI-yes, Chuck is a true treasure. And a heart big as all outdoors.
Chuck!!!- thanks for popping in. Looking forward to seeing the finished product- as is Barbara. You'll have to put it on your web-site to share with everyone.
Barbara- we'll see, I just put the bug in his ear.

steve said...

I was tryin' to remember which Seger song this reminded me of and I think it must be "Travelin man"

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

loch raven? ha ha, i went to overlea sr. high school! small world, huh?

smiles, bee