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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 4, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Jeepers! I had no idea it was that involved. Is it the biggest celebration of All Souls in the US?
Burning Man, Las Vegas, Mardi Gras, Cirque de Soleil, Mass, all rolled into one from what I could tell. Stunning ... Really captivating

Susan
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 4, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Is it the biggest celebration of that in the US?

It IS indeed the biggest celebration in the US.
I have been walking in the Procession since my son was little ... 14+ years. I commented last evening that I have never experienced any negativity during this community event... it is truly a time when Tucson comes together, celebrates life, mourns those who have passed and brings all classes and ethnicities of Tucson together. It's really quite beautiful and moving.

Last night was the first time I walked without wearing a special dress from my family. Instead, I carried 3 flowers: 1 for my mother, Gloria, 1 for my young friend, Giovonni, who lost his battle to cancer when he was 5, and I carried 1 flower for my friend Kath and her father.

Special indeed.


~Enjoy Life
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 4, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
HOLA FRIKKEN CREEEEEEEEEEEES!

Dood. . . YOU ROOL!

Thank you SO MUCH!

OXOXOXOXOXOXO
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Nov 4, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
enjoying life climbing into the sunset with the best partner

Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 4, 2013 - 06:27pm PT
HOLA FRIKKEN CREEEEEEEEEEEES!

Dood. . . YOU ROOL!

Thank you SO MUCH!

OXOXOXOXOXOXO

Kath, I will walk for your pops every time!!

~xoxoxoxox
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 4, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
^ ^ ^ ^ My heart is on wing!

Really. . . I'm thrilled! He would be, too!

HOLA CREEEEEEEEEES LOVED TUCSON!

oxoxoxoxo
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 5, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Kath, I will walk for your pops every time!!

{{smiles for days for you, Kath}}

All Souls Procession with drljefe  <br/>
 <br/>
Nov. 3rd 2013
All Souls Procession with drljefe

Nov. 3rd 2013
Credit: Leggs


~Enjoy Life

eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 5, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
^ ^ ^ ^ P E R F E C T ^ ^ ^ ^

oxoxoxo
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 6, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
THIS made my day!



My girl is working at a for-profit school now, and I miss her so very much. It was GREAT to see her today.


~Enjoy Life


Fish Finder

Social climber
Nov 7, 2013 - 03:25pm PT




Life is for the Living


it will be great to see friends in Josh this weekend

Travel Safe!
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
Life is for the Living


It sure as hell is, isn't it?


Cannot wait to see you again, Gregg! I should be in Josh by 11am tomorrow.
EDIT: or earlier!

Travel softly ...

~Enjoy Life!
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:09am PT
Awwwww, Sullly ... WE need to meet and hang out, for reals.

Downtown Abby.... purrr.

Do you ever watch DCI Banks on PBS?
Minor crush on the main character... SUCH a great actor.


~xx
Prod

Trad climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 08:24am PT
I like this thread.

Prod.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:32am PT
I like this thread.

Prod.
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Thanks Prod.

;)



And Sullly, thank you for the early morning eye-candy.
(Ohmygagagaga!)



Home safe from JTree and the wonderful memorial for Blitzo.
This was one of the best trips to JTree on so many levels.
Feeling gratitude for everything in my Life, big and small.

~lisa mae
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 13, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
When I left the office late on Thursday, ready and anxious to get on the road to California, I hugged my boss, Dave, happy to hear his 46 year old son was in the recovery room and talking after undergoing triple bypass surgery. I hugged my boss ... that's not like "us", but we were all in high spirits.

I went on vacation... celebrated the Life of Blitzo, climbed, enjoyed the weather, was never sure of the date, and slept under a brilliant desert moon. I had an amazing time ...

When I went into the office on Tuesday I was immediately greeted by one of my favorite RN's, who took me by the arms, looked me in the eye and asked if I was OK? My reply was the smile on my face and in my eyes. She knew I hadn't heard the news.

Dave lost his only son on Friday, due to complications from his bypass surgery. One moment he was "fine" ... the next ... dead.

I was FLOORED. We all gathered in my office and cried... hugged and cried some more. We supported each other, held each other up, literally, and told ourselves to "be strong". The scary part was Dave was going into his own triple bypass surgery THAT DAY. The same operation that had taken the life of his young son.

Knowing I had an appt at 9am, we all gathered the strength needed to keep it together and worked, just the way the boss would want us to do.

It would be hours later when we would hear Dave had made it through his operation ... we were all on pins and needles... wondering...what would happen next?

Though I didn't cry much more at work due to endless appts and my desire to be professional, I found myself crying my ass off when alone at home... and later, when not alone. I felt so much pain for Dave inside, not sure what to do... how to help... who to care for.

Today is Dave's 67th birthday. We all rallied again today, worked our asses off and made it through the day.

We go all out for birthdays at my office... but this time, Dave was missing and the only celebration we were having was an internal one, happy to hear he was still doing well. I still felt we needed to "do" something to make sure Dave knew he was on our mind and in our hearts. Soooo, we all got together and I sent him this:

Credit: Leggs


It isn't much, but I hope it puts even a tiny smile in his heart.

Life is short...
Death is certain...

Be kind... hug people with all your heart, be sincere, be thoughful and most of all, Enjoy Life.

~lisa mae

Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 14, 2013 - 08:45am PT
Sounds like you've got some great genes, Sullly, and hopefully all of your fingers. {smiles}

I am so sorry to hear of your godfather's heart attack and subsequent need for care, honey. Message me if you or the family need any guidence in navigating the many care options out there. It can be overwhelming at times to deal with such decisions, and it's what I do professionally.
And as always, my heart is with you. ~xx



The cycle of Life compells me to share happiness that a great old friend of mine celebrates another birthday today. He is so very kind, funny as HELL, giving, intelligent, loyal, and talented.
This photo of the birthday boy from 2008 has always cracked me up, esp because of the "outfit" he decided to wear... the entire evening.
2008
2008
Credit: Leggs

Smile, and Enjoy Life!




eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 14, 2013 - 10:31am PT
OH, Leggies. . . I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry to hear about your boss's son!

:-(

BigSkyMagicToYou!
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 14, 2013 - 10:43am PT
Thank you eKaterinaBallerina ... This was the bad news I'd referred to in my email the other day. I had to process it a bit before "talking" about it without crying. ~xo sista love


Today is a beautiful day here in Tucson...
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Credit: Leggs


~Enjoy Life
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 14, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Sista. . . your iPhone takes the bitchenest photos!

LOVE YOUR SKY!

oxoxox
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Nov 14, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Hey sista... NOTHING beats YOUR sky!! (Isn't there something about the Sky on MT license plates, or have I had too much decaf coffee already today??)



Clouds over Tucson, AZ
Clouds over Tucson, AZ
Credit: Leggs



~xx lisa mae
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