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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Th-th-th-thank you, M-M-M-Mr. Charlie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGzrHWwZ9B8



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7awW5nrDHk

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Eureka!

I know this was posted on last April, but it's cool and it's black and white!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 02:13am PT
Wawona Hotel with Wawona Dome in background.
Wawona Hotel with Wawona Dome in background.
Credit: undiscovered Yosemite
http://www.undiscovered-yosemite.com/wawona.html

So here is the next thing I found to post, concerning the brother known as A. H. Washburn. I had known for some time that, prior to setting up as hoteliers, the Washburns had some interest in the "town" of Bridgeport, on Agua Fria Creek, between Mariposa and Plainsburg, the principal center of business in south Merced County. It was a general merchandise operation, I thought, and this link says so.

http://www.mariposaresearch.net/BRIGPRt1867.html

There was very likely a teaming changeover here and a short rest for the passengers after the stage wagon ride up Mariposa Creek. And there was a saloon operated there, as well, begorrah!

I know not who T. J. Bermingham was, but I intend to seek the answer.

My great-grandfather is named Thomas Bermingham, but I can't tell you his middle initial. My take is that he came to the US from the Galway Bay with a brother who took sick and returned to Ireland, and this was ca. 1880, I believe. It may have been a relative, I don't know. First I've heard of this fellow. Sister Lenna will be able to fill me in tomorrow.

Boy oh boy, will she get "the bug" again? She did so much research on the family, as a good Mormon mom should, that I'd be surprised if she hasn't already come across this saloon owner. We shall see.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 02:49am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjlW3QCR8Rg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0fqZcLTvmw

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

Fade to Black.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 03:02am PT
who?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRIMiHawld0
Oh, them.

The origin of the Peacock is embedded here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOwhGzMU6UQ

A waking up climber is embedded here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-hpzzbRDGQ

It's been a long day and a Mouse is embedded.



KnitLit

Social climber
Fleece-on-Earth
Feb 27, 2013 - 03:22am PT
Mouse, your Nov. 17 "shout out to all STopian companions, partners, bottle-washers and seconds" finally reached this Flames Mama (pedigree courtesy of our dear departed rascal, Dennis Miller).

I'm delighted to debut in black-n-white as the shy child I once was in Dad's pride and joy, which was an early precursor of a Flamemobile, for sure.

Two Slattery girls &#40;I'm far left&#41; and their Dad ~1950
Two Slattery girls (I'm far left) and their Dad ~1950
Credit: KnitLit

Big hello to you, Gypsy (A million thanks, Gyp, for the photos you posted of Degnan's women, and Vic and me, from way back when!), Randy, Ariel and all the many wondrous spirits gathered in your Flames thread.

I have memories to share of Dennis, Cowboy Larry, Mollie, and Airwick too, but can't tonight. Got to zzzzz. Stay tuned...

Cheers, KnitLit ('cause I listen to lit when I knit)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 03:43am PT
Hey, that's REALLY nit!

We Flames just became a real class act thanks to the intervention of the spirits. Man, you wouldn't believe the thoughts I've entertained about letting the old thread getting
a little predictable. Yeah, right.

but Flames by their very nature are not predictable. I'm not talking about the blast of a welder's torch, forced by pressure to burn at a desired temperature, but the flames of the
typical campfire, reaching out, shrinking in, flaring, popping, and smokin'!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj6woqpmlj0

Welcome, welcome, welcome, Mama KnitLitSheiLitTheFire.

And when she's a Flame, she can be a Momma, a Mama, a Mamma, the choice is up to the particular Ms.

Sit where it's comfortable.

And God bless ya!

That's one spiffy ride, too! My dad also had a Model A following the War.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Johnnie and Mariano, best friends since grammar school, in front of th...
Johnnie and Mariano, best friends since grammar school, in front of the El Capitan Hotel, Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
Johnnie, Mouse, and Mariano, during Merced Criterium, in front of El C...
Johnnie, Mouse, and Mariano, during Merced Criterium, in front of El Capitan Hotel.
Credit: mouse from merced

So back to the spectrum: violet blue green...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IakDItZ7f7Q
Violent Chill.
Violent Chill.
Credit: sodahead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_jqje0lZZ0
Blue Meany.
Blue Meany.
Eva apparently means what she's saying. What a voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VeafPVGRbg
Credit: mouse from merced
Appeared in Merced Co. Times.
Appeared in Merced Co. Times.
Credit: mouse from merced
Last post and chorus.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 27, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
hey there say, mouse and all...

wow, i love the old ferry pic...

and i seeing that neat pic of knitLit and her sis, and dad,
in the neat old car!!!

happy to see you here, now, a new folks to hear from,
on this, too... :)

the old history is so fun to see and hear of...
thanks all!
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Feb 27, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
at the radio station

http://www.ashevillefm.org/musical-migrations
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Feb 27, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Male Green-winged teal swimming around in Lake Tomahawk Black Mountain...
Male Green-winged teal swimming around in Lake Tomahawk Black Mountain, North Carolina...
Credit: Gypsy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
Blue Violet Waltz/Naiditch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwq5Oy25Bhw

Blue in Green (Evans & Davis)/Elaine Elias
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zGbNN-Jfj8
KnitLit

Social climber
Fleece-on-Earth
Feb 27, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
hand-knit cap and tam
hand-knit cap and tam
Credit: KnitLit

So, first, thank you all for a warm welcome. Next, I'm still metabolizing this enormous thread, Mouse. It's a tome! Bravo!

Now, about the reason I'm a Flame Mama. Dennis The Millis Miller: Indelible, infinitely hilarious, a savage mime, vulgar angel, never a dull edge unless he was comatose...the most endearing, infuriating, entertaining human being I've been blessed to know. He kept me pee-in-my-pants laughing all the way to Ventura and back in a rattletrap Flamemobile more than once with Spatz (I can hear D now, "Me and my dog, Spatz.") riding shotgun.

I wish D could have lived on, dismaying and delighting any and all as long as he would have chosen. Bless his heart.

I'll write more later today, like Cowboy Larry Warms His Socks.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
We all just kick back and try to get higher
Heart cockles warming like feet next to a fire
Our memories are kind of like moths to a flame
Sweet mirth overcomes all the forgotten pain

Sock it to me, Yarnspinner.

Millis the incredible, inedible, indelible cracked egg.

From the series, Rainbow's Labyrinth by Fernando dos Pasos.
From the series, Rainbow's Labyrinth by Fernando dos Pasos.
Credit: mouse from merced

A person like Millis "is an endless struggle between light and darkness, like any painting."

"A good page of literature is one that can be read and enjoyed aloud."

"Literature and music exist in time: they have a beginning and an end. Painting and sculpture exist in space...Where does the Venus de Milo begin: in her navel,
in her breasts, or in her head? Where does an abstract painting begin: in the lower left corner, or in the center?"

"I dream that I paint, and I paint the dream when I wake up. On what side of reality will I be?"

quotes from the novelist/artist del Paso

From the series Tartarin over the Rainbow by F. Del Paso.
From the series Tartarin over the Rainbow by F. Del Paso.
Credit: mouse from merced


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 27, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
in the interests of improving the readability of this sometimes confusing thread, I have reduced the size of the motorized 1933 uni-cycle

however, something else is stretching the page size


Dr. Wilson will now be leaving the building - gotta go tally some bananas.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
they are just widening the freeway, man.

South Bay, North Hollywood, West L.A., East of Eden Rock, man, you got bananas and cracked eggs all over the street, Plain Wrapper.

Better call the traffic checker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5SmByZLYWs

I was thinking they could re-name Los Angeles as Lost Arrow.

Separated realities, like violet and red, not confusing if you read it all and comprehend that you are not Ed, Devoe, or Bob.

What's the view like up that avenue today?

I can't even see the foothills today.

Atmosphere, you see. Actually, you can't see...
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Feb 27, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Yes Los Angeles what would we do with out it.

They have been in last couple of weeks "Come and Experience Los Angeles" on commercials: all networks, explaining the sites like Hollywood, Downtown L.A. the oceans, the food and all the fun you can have.

The only thing they did not discuss/mention or say was the f*cking traffic. True if you do go you have to the know the timing not to get into it but still there is that fire truck parked way over in the
far, far right lane off the side of the freeway [405]; firemen eating lunch and everyone stops to see. Can never figure it out does Los Aliens have they never seen a fire truck before.
Back up for miles as soon as you get to the fire truck 70 miles per hour starts again.

The colour of the sky keeps changing over the years: they colour it, when it was brown they added additives to make it look grey, then that work for a while and now they add a blue tint.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
A poem, by Henry Gibson.

Steinbeck Raised Me from the Dead and Sent Me to Heaven: Mice Story

In the good old days in Monterey, after Mouseís plans had gone a-gley,
When the Beatles set the mode by producing Abbey Road,
Three young lads from old Merced
Settled there and bravely said:

ďThereís an ugly, sucky world out there, it's filliní up with real bad air.
So weíre protestiní: see our hair?
Put us down now, we donít care!
And stop killing Commies cuz it ainít fair!Ē

Instead, they climbed the Pinnacles rocks, huffed and puffed and filled their socks
With little bits of stone debris, their torn-up trousers showed the knee,
They're awful proud to get to stand
Atop the fingers of the Hand.

College is great, yessiree, but Mouse could not wait for his degree.
He took his leave of MPC and settled in Yosemite.
He had his turn and now itís your
Time to experience todayís Camp 4.



[Somebody else describe it poetically---I donít live there now, you see.]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Jay, man, you said it! It's enough to watch the Oscars once a year and NCIS/LA. Thank God L.A. isn't habit-forming.

I am talking you into going to see Tom R. at Bikers Field with Ben. I fully intend to make the trip. I wouldn't miss the opportunity to go to the Wool Growers.

Sherrie Lewis and Lambchop.  Mmmmmm....Easter's coming...
Sherrie Lewis and Lambchop. Mmmmmm....Easter's coming...
Credit: GI


We are going to the Wool Growers, not the Olive Garden, right?

"Peace."

NO TRAFFIC EXCEPT DRUG PLANES ALLOWED.  PEDESTRIANS ONLY!
NO TRAFFIC EXCEPT DRUG PLANES ALLOWED. PEDESTRIANS ONLY!
Credit: Jim Shirley
Good thoughts, vibes, wishes, too.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
Refresher course in Dillis Millis 101-A, thanks to Don Lauria.

Pass/fail. Grade yourselves.

Thanks, Don. You are a real keeper of the flame.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1089821&msg=1093850#msg1093850

And more thanks to C4/1971, whoever u r.

PM sent.

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