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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
From the walk I took yesterday.
Gabe's a Portuguese in his eighties, a patriot and firm in his likes a...
Gabe's a Portuguese in his eighties, a patriot and firm in his likes and dislikes.
Credit: mouse from merced
No, the music's turned off.  The TV is turned to Bonanza or Gabe's cho...
No, the music's turned off. The TV is turned to Bonanza or Gabe's choice.
Credit: mouse from merced
Like it or leave.
Like it or leave.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gabe no longer bothers with anything much except Anheuser/Busch produc...
Gabe no longer bothers with anything much except Anheuser/Busch products. No more Amber Bock, Corona, you're lucky he's got Coors.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
That's Adolfo at the table.  Gabe was off duty.  The patron in the bla...
That's Adolfo at the table. Gabe was off duty. The patron in the black Sweatshirt is the owner of the Partisan Bar, RC Essig.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Gabe will also cut your hair, badly, but gladly.
Gabe will also cut your hair, badly, but gladly.
Credit: mouse from merced
And next door is the head shop, and that's Lex giving the vee.
And next door is the head shop, and that's Lex giving the vee.
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 04:22am PT
hey there say, mouse...
i just heard a few of those jukebox songs today,
when season the parakeet was listening to my ol' radio station, :)

interesing share... thanks :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 10:54am PT
It's a slice of Merced life that harks back, way back, to when bars and pawns and sleaze of that sort crowded the downtown on Seventeenth St. from Sixteenth St., which is Business 99, aka the old Front St., fronting the Railroad. It was skid row and a few streets like M through J, had a bad reputation.

As it is, the place Gabe runs is home to a few odd mechanics, farmers and cool people from the downtown scene, like the owner of the Partisan Bar, and my friend Andy from Coffee Bandits and the like. It has the appeal of tiny and intimate and not a hint of Starbuckism.

You should know some Ponderosa lore, just to show Gabe your heart's in the right spot. Candy, the foreman, is the only cast member still kicking...

Bob Fuller never appeared on the show. In fact, children, and neebee,

Patrick Kelly called Fuller to his office in 1959 to offer the young actor an opportunity for a co-starring role opposite Academy Award-winner Ray Milland, in the 1950s detective series, Markham. However, Fuller quickly turned down the role because he wanted to be in westerns. He was David Dortort's second choice for the role of Lorne Greene's youngest son, cocky, impish Little Joe Cartwright on Bonanza, only he lost the role to another young, unfamiliar actor, Michael Landon.

Right around the same time, Fuller landed the co-starring role of Jess Harper on the NBC series Laramie, which ran from 1959 to 1963, opposite another of his best friends, John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, child actor Robert L. Crawford, Jr., Stuart Randall, and later with another child actor, Dennis Holmes, and veteran actress Spring Byington. Fuller was asked to do a screen test for the character of Slim Sherman, and John Smith had originally been cast as Jess Harper. Fuller insisted he would be better cast as Harper, and after the screen test he won the role of Jess, while Smith got the part of Slim. The show was eventually aired in more than seventy countries.

Like that Slim.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
That's little Paul Piana with the grin.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

thanks for the fun share!

yes, my twin buddies and me,have gone to see robert, quite a few times,back
when i had job.. they paid most of the trip and i paid them back each month, for hotel, etc...

we've always had a special meeting room where us an some other fans of his
work, get to hear all kind of neat stories!

we have had supper with him, too, and james drury and his wife, were there once eve, as well.. they are all very gracious with us all...


the phenomen(?) of how thousands turned out to see him in japan,
was really something... he shared that story, afer we asked him--japan even invited him back later... he said the turnout was like nothing
he'd ever could have been ready for--he was honored guest by japan...

the emporor and his wife, invited him... he was given a huge tour
beyond anything he'd have thought...



we always enjoy seeing him, at western festivals, and his wife, when she is there, too...
friends saw him in kanabe, but it was too complex a place to get to, to share my buddies' ride, so i missed out...


edit:
ohh, at festivals, questions and answer times, he is always asked to share how he turned down laramie, at first, since slim, didn't feel like the 'right part' for him... they asked him to come back, after that, and read for the part of jess... (which is what lead to the japan wave of fans)

jack webb, also, was nearly turned down, when jack webb wanted robert to
do 'EMERGENCY' (robert said, he'd not play a doctor) but as he said in his story of how this came to pass: you just can't turn down jack webb--he get's what he wants, and he wanted robert... (a whole newer generations, learned of his work, fresh this way, and not as to reruns of laramie, and wagon train)

(was good for us, too, as, i met another of my best friends at a festival--westner one--who NEVER would have known of robert's work, if she had not see it, on emergency, :)) so thus, she went to meet him, and met us, too, meaning, me and the twins) ...

god was definately at work, in all this!!!!


actaully, that first trip i ever took to meet him, was when i met my twin buddies, they are now my best friends, and three others, that i met, later, too.. was very special, gift from god...



the greatoutdoor connection, :))
is what does it!



EDIT:

say, mouse.... hoagey was a real treat to watch in that show...
a real treata! great stuff.... even played the paino a bit, :)

did not stay long through the series... it was said he
prefered being on the golf-course, :))
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 02:32pm PT


Am I blue?

Was I gay?

These were the questions

Of the day.

Credit: mouse from merced

Hoagey, Bogie, and Bacall.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 22, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
all of 19 years old in that one.



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
hey there say, mouse... am working on the underpainting, of the family picture...


hmmm, okay:

hoagey, bogie, and becall...
went to the climber's fest, in fall...
'twas the most wonderful thing, that they could recall...
far better than an inner-walled mall...

course, this is make-believe, this story, so tall...
but if they' be here still, i'd reckon, to you all...
that most likely they'd agree, as, honest as an ol' tree gall...
that the greatoutdoors, and interesting climbers, that upwards crawl...
REALLY DO take first place, over man-made-shopping-buidlings, and
any on-sale hype or talking-drawl...


okay, back to work, for me...
had to get some climbing-content, in you see, :))


edit:
hey there, say, to you zbrown...

happy good day...
say, you can really do the math, and such...
not me, :(

:)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Say NeeBeeCee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP6Z86iDFjU

That was real nice didaction and a very interesting reaction!

It gave us some badly-needed satisfaction!

Cue zBrown. Cue Gypsy. Cue Marlow.

Cue Tacoville.

Credit: neebee
Toto, we're not in Michigan anymore!

I can't math much, either. I thought I didn't thee the fifth puddy tat in thees photo unteel my friend George pointed out the last pair of eyes on the right. Names, please?

The three amigo rats are George's: Chopper, Master Splinter, and Houdini. George's cats fear the rats, and rightly so.

There is a fourth rat, a female, named STrawberry, who greatly despises the attentions of the males. But she's nice to people and George's daughter, Anita, especially.

Half of one of George's cat's claw and toe are gone, Chopper's doing. George has a snake, named Bo Jackson. The rats were intended as snake food, but they aren't breeding, so they are just burdens. I mean pets.

I can just imagine the tales of neebee's menagerie. At outside, Liz and I and Scott only had five cats and one dog at one time.

My favorite pets: Tigger the Cat, number two. George the Weather Loach from Berkeley.

Tig found his way back to the house several months after he took off in the bed of a neighbor's pick-up truck. George hid himself in the gravel of the aquarium for several weeks at a time and grew almost an inch on his emergence the first time he did so. He kept this behavior up, but didn't grow longer, only fatter. STrange fish.







mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
The new vaporizer.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
hey there, say, mouse....

yeah, stories,oh my... just silly little things, though, as, these ARE indoor crittes, so there is only so much they can do...

we DO place a non-musical type of musical chair... well:
rooms...

rotation, ;)


they can't all play nice together, :O
so at certain times:
cats to mudroom, dog to kennel under the ol' supper table, and:
parakeet OUT and SIMPLY FUNNY... too...

parakeet is 'season'...
rabbit is 'simply funny'...
dog is 'patty ann marie'...

cats are, in oder of recent pic you found:

dotty mancha (white, her black forehead spot faded/grew white hair)...
harper tyler mercy (long story, as to name)...
samson julius (not after san jose's orange julius drinks, downtown)...
bobby bob (pre-adoption loss of tail, or born that way)...
ursula ma-foi, back in the corner (another story) (however she doesssssss kind of have ursu feet, though that's another story) :))


here is simply funny... he is NOT afraid of height, apparently
he IS a climber...

simply funny, he's a climber...
simply funny, he's a climber...
Credit: neebee


seems patty ann marie will climb into bed, or onto sofas...
though she IS afraid of heights... well, at times...

the ol' parakeet, woud rather fly, than climb...

but he likes music, so he'd like gypsy's show...

season... he's into aviation.. ;&#41;  when he's not in to his cage...
season... he's into aviation.. ;) when he's not in to his cage...
Credit: neebee



edit:

emilia rat's'child, will have her picure up next... got to find it,
SHE is into ground surveying, but she loves climbing and heights, as well...
she's a real rat, when it comes to crawling... :)


here:

Credit: neebee


edt:

as you can IMAGINE... we have a variety of other 'tails' here, too..
:)

as to your quote:
I can just imagine the tales of neebee's menagerie
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
hey there say, mouse... looks like you are doing dictation... ;)
well, got get the flames started in the ol' painting-spirit...

left this on, to check email, and i seem to have turned onto the ol'
supertopo trail.... and took conversing, into of commenting on
climbing threads, :))


well, that is what flames are for:
for to spark ispriation in folks, as to:
the past, present, or future,
so they WILLL FEEL MORE LIKE climbing... :)

inspiratons, do to being happy with history, or art, or critter, or music stimulation, as well as greatoutdooors on this thread...
or stimulation, as to not wanting to be stuck here, after reading all this here stuff.. on a nice climbing day...

either way, it will 'get a fire let, under' :)

thanks for the fun, today...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 12:36am PT
Tonight was special: At the MCAC, Hamlet, the tragedy, soaked in red, while out in the Arbor Gallery the artists selling their wares there spoke to us in red tones through their work.

Here is the water-colorist, Helen Swickard, and her daughter Carole, who makes and sells her jewelry in the Gallery alongside Helen's paintings.
Helen Swickard and her daughter, Carole Kamerer, counting the till ton...
Helen Swickard and her daughter, Carole Kamerer, counting the till tonight. Capitalism, gotta love it.
Credit: mouse from merced
I met Carole just tonight, Helen I met a few months ago.

Here is Helen's latest, the Yosemite Chapel
Credit: mouse from merced
and another painting of a child and a rabbit.
Credit: mouse from merced

There is a mix here of shots from the play tonight, its rehearsal from a few nights back, and The Red Show on display in the Gallery.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 04:05am PT
Yours truly.
Yours truly.
Credit: mouse from merced
Heike Hambley, the director.
Heike Hambley, the director.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tonight.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Practicing lights out the other night.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 04:08am PT
artist--Gililand-Vinay.
artist--Gililand-Vinay.
Credit: mouse from merced
artist-Carole Kamerer
artist-Carole Kamerer
Credit: mouse from merced
artist--Deanna Lynn.
artist--Deanna Lynn.
Credit: mouse from merced
artist--Gililand-Vinay.
artist--Gililand-Vinay.
Credit: mouse from merced
artist--unknown to me.
artist--unknown to me.
Credit: mouse from merced
From The Red Show in the Arbor Gallery.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 04:14am PT
The play's the thing.
Yur gunna die!
Yur gunna die!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Famous quote from Shakespeare here, "Mirror, mirror, something tis of thee..."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z47KUNmmCng
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 23, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
You've got a remarkable creative mind Mouse. TFPU. Do you add and subtract in colors?

More headbanging:

"... fockeeer... fockeeer... fockeeer..."
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Feb 23, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
Credit: Gypsy

Okay, here is my two cents (sense, since) for today--a photograph I took from the viewpoint at the Biltmore House.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
"That'n's not real."--McCoy
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 23, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
viva Los Vegas?




How I spent my summer vacation:

The Beatles - 1967 A Year in Pepperland
Label: Capitol Fake

NTSC
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 256kb/s
Video Codec: MPEG2 720 x 480 29.97 fps
Video Bitrate: 3667 kb/s
120min.

Apple Introduction
Reporting 1966 raw footage
It’s so far out
Strawberry fields forever
Penny lane
American Bandstand
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts club band
A day in the life #1
A day in the life #2
Paul & Mal in Dever
Alexandra palace
Paul admits to taking LSD
All you need is love #!
Our world
All you need is love #2
John’s Rolls Royce
John’s Caravan
London Airport
Jason Starkey is born
London Hilton
Eliston Station, Bangor with the Maharishi
Brian’s Death
Spotlight South West
MMT home movies
David Frost Show
New London Synagogue
How I won the war trailer #1
How I won the war trailer #2
London premiere
Man behind the Beatles
MMT trailer
Ed Sullivan show
Hello goodbye #1
Hello goodbye #2
Hello goodbye #3
Hello goodbye #4
Royal Institute Galleries
Apple Boutique opening
Beat club


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