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Big Chuck

November 5, 2012

One nasty hurricane more than enough for one lifetime


And so I can say that yes, I did actually ride out a hurricane once. And the next day when everyone emerged, we tiptoed around our property, quietly surveying the damage. Everything was twisted, gnarly and off-center. But we made it. We shook hands with strangers and went and visited our loved ones and friends.

Even though I will admit there was a certain undeniable thrill to muscling your way through an epic event like a hurricane, I will never do it again. It wasn’t worth the fear, the uncertainty or the risk.

And it certainly wasn’t worth the longnecks or the po’boys.

I’ll catch you in two ...

“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find “Big Chuck” on Facebook under Upstate New York Books. He invites you to contact him at His columns can be found at

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