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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
hey there say, wow... once again... thanks for sharing all the old history photos on this thread... :)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
ditto

 Hezekiah Jones
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
Speaking in literary terms, this is the home of one of the greatest wr...
Speaking in literary terms, this is the home of one of the greatest writers in the U.S.
3x Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg. And my favorite books of his are The Rootabaga Stories.
Credit: Gypsy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:46pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
These two Modesto biker gents were both well-acquainted with my late wife Liz, neebee. They are Oakland's finest, at the clubhouse, late eighties (don't remember when Sonny had the surgery).

The story here is that Dick was the owner of a bar in Crow's Landing near Motown. He used to provide a bit of a way station for his old bud in the trafficking trade.

Dick was also a member of the local Merced Modified Motorcycle Association, and Liz was the manager of that club. When he married, Shari and Liz spent a lot of time together arranging things. They were serious friends. Then we heard Dick had shot her in the head. Though claiming it accidental, the jury sent him away and he's gone. He introduced Liz to Sonny once and she ran into him only once after that.

The reason I'm putting this in is that I'm thinkng of starting up a new thread, Bikes and rocks...compatible? We know surfing and climbing are kindred avocations. We have teddy bears and climbing, totally compatible. So, I'm just musing and mousing. Don't worry. It's like, uh, snowmobiles and cross-country? Logging and biologizing? Not cool.

No, seriously, Dick, the one time I got to have a conversation with him, when I told him that Liz was no longer a biker chick but a Flames mamma,
he asked about the Flames and wanted to join because he didn't have a car, just the bike. I had to tell him he needed to start his own chapter in Crows Landing, that we would charter it. Truth was, we wouldn't want anything to do with Modesto dwellers, especially the ones who sold drugs and shot people. Not those kinds of bad boys here...

I share Ben Robinson's attitude about the MoCity. He's live there his whole life. Keep the doors locked and the cars in the garage.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
the shadow knows, I just bumped up the old motorcyle thread today

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/88884/Any-Motorcycle-Enthusiasts-Out-There



-Vincent B. Shadow
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxKTzwaEa2o

Richard Thompson would have been one of De Flames
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
Mouse do you remember the climber named Mitch from Winston/Salem North Carolina? He had a german shepherd named Buck (from The Call of the Wild). He was so very much the character of Dean Moriarty. I asked him once if he had ever read the book. He said; "I tried to once; but I threw it down sayin; he's too damned like me." One spring it was snowing in Yosemite and so Randy, Mitch, myself, a couple of other dudes whose names escape my senile brain went down to Tahquitz and Suicide rocks. Randy had the flu so bad and it was snowing even harder there.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:23am PT
The Kuna Crest &#40;Sierra&#41; in 1974
The Kuna Crest (Sierra) in 1974
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:31am PT
Alger Lakes 1974 &#40;I think Randy is fly fishing&#41;
Alger Lakes 1974 (I think Randy is fly fishing)
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:42am PT
Just below Mt. Lyell.  Randy, Mr. Marmot, and the infamous "red hat"
Just below Mt. Lyell. Randy, Mr. Marmot, and the infamous "red hat"
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Laurie Stuart, Randy Hamm and Myself in front of Degnan's Dorms
Laurie Stuart, Randy Hamm and Myself in front of Degnan's Dorms
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:09am PT
Speaking of Flames Mamas--Mary Lou Stuart and Shiela Slattery at Degna...
Speaking of Flames Mamas--Mary Lou Stuart and Shiela Slattery at Degnan's Dorms
Credit: Gypsy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
"Somebody tell me I'm dreamin'."--Eric Burdon

Pat Stuart. We need a Pat Stuart. Paging Dr. Pat Stuart.

What are his sisses doing these days? Grandkids count?

And "The Sheila!" Patrick Oliver, take a look!

SS was at the Lodge Desk, as her sophisticated looks might indicate.

Though highly intelligent, some women have been known to fall for the most unlikely men. (Hope for me, hope for you.)

Not talking about PO, who snagged her after she "broke it off" with Millis, the poor inlikely dork I have in mind.

Gypsy, that's definitely a fly-fishing stance Randy is in on lakeside. Where's the pipe, though?
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
PJ Stuart and Cathy Connor the summer of 1971
PJ Stuart and Cathy Connor the summer of 1971
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
I have pretty much lost touch with the Stuart family. I know that Bonnie and probably Mary Lou still live in Santa Cruz. I do not know where Laurie is. PJ is a doctor and he married Mary Ellen Donohoe. Mary Ellen's sister Moira is an artist and has her own website. http://moiradonohoe.com/
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
Matt Donohoe in the Degnan's parking lot &#40;1971&#41;
Matt Donohoe in the Degnan's parking lot (1971)
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
Sheila Slattery in her room in Degnan's dorms. I don't remember her working at the Lodge. I remember her working at Degnan's. She was one of the 4 women who lived in the apartment during the winter (Molly Felso, Sheila Slattery, Marylou Stuart and Terry Altman). That is where I met Randy. Sheila later met and married Vic Buffalo and they moved to Seattle where he worked as a CPA for Price-Waterhouse. She wrote romance novels under the name RoseAnne Williams.

She had great train-hoppin' stories from Yosemite to Boulder, Colorado with Pat Ament.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
Debbie Bird and Terry Altman at Degnan's dorms about 1971
Debbie Bird and Terry Altman at Degnan's dorms about 1971
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 19, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
Myself &#40;far left in orange shirt&#41;, and two friends on the summ...
Myself (far left in orange shirt), and two friends on the summit of U San Pedrone in the Castagniccia of Corsica in 2005
Credit: My camera on "remote"--Gypsy
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