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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
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 19, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
Me, about to risk it all. Mathis, cleaning his fingernails. Somewhere, in the distant past.
Me and Mathis, not sure where.
Me and Mathis, not sure where.
Credit: throwpie
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 19, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
Lucky fellow, that Throwpie
Peggy Lou, somewhere on the apron.
Peggy Lou, somewhere on the apron.
Credit: throwpie
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Great "time-machine" photos.

Thanks for posting up those early 70's shots.

I never made it to Yosemite for climbing until 1975, but I do appreciate the place.

The enjoyment of the 1975 trip was impared by the terror I experienced in climbing West Face of Leaning Tower.

First overhanging aid for me.
First Jumaring for me.
First cleaning and jumaring in the dark for me.
First lightless downclimbing in the dark for me. (we were really, really thirsty by the time we summited and Bridal Veil Creek lured us down into the dark)

It took me 40 years to realize how fun that all was!

Fritz jumaring on W. Face Leaning Tower.
Fritz jumaring on W. Face Leaning Tower.
Credit: Fritz

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:46pm PT
hey there say, mouse... thank you for more history...

old photos, tell so much...

i am just now seeing old pics from another friend of mine,
from our neighborhood...

about his dad... very nice...



*very dad, about your wife-liz's friend, :(

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
Fritz, the Tower is like that.

I think of it as a pugatorial experience because Millis and I did manage it on our first try, March of 1971. We lived but suffered from thirst due to n00b mistakes. Uh-oh. Make that the second attempt for me. I had a non-atttempt fail in its tracks before reaching the tree on the initial traverse.

From earlier in this thread:
So one night I am heavy into this little blonde server [she was Debbie Bird, pictured above, neither little nor a server, but quite well-endowed and working at Degnans's---my memory's bad, not mine; and Larry could be a shit] and am jamming on the dance floor so much with her and we seem to be going places when Larry came and snatched her away: He and his red-headed charm, his cowboy demeanor...aw, schist! So, drunk as I suddenly was, I staggered out into the night, found my hardware stash in camp, set out a rack for the Tower, and by the time I'd coffeed up with Ron Cagle, had convinced him to help in schlepping my haul sack, just a LaFuma guide pack with comestibles and Fern Spring water, while I carried the ropes and racks.

Bob Ashworth, my compadre from the Y Village Mtn. Shop and boulder-juggler supreme, has tales to compare. Getting down after deciding to bail, definite hell, it seems to me. Good reason to stay on the wall, a real man's decision, too. And then there are Sibylle and Bev, Jaysus! Soloing in tandem, my gosh!
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/215272/First-All-Woman-Ascent-of-El-Cap-Summit-Mag-April-1974

Sometimes maybe it's a good idea to bite off a bit more than we think we can consume. It teaches...something, not sure what.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2012 - 02:16am PT
Isaac Keith Edie, Jr.  Ike Junior, my brother-in-law, at the beginning...
Isaac Keith Edie, Jr. Ike Junior, my brother-in-law, at the beginning of Steck/Salathe.
Credit: Jim Shirley
He taught me to surf. Well, he taught me where to go to surf. He had a shortie, I had a nine footer. He couldn't teach me much about quick turns, and I wouldn't get off that iceberg of a board. Rincon and the Jetties at Oxnard, my favorites.

In exhange, I got him started climbing, then we got Marc Irwin in on our act as well, aged 15. Ike and I just spoke this evening, as he's a deacon in the Catholic church, and I felt I needed some friendly words. After a bit, the conversation turned to Marc, who is related to his wife and my ex, so you know, kind of our little kid brother, so to speak. He visited from the East Coast recently and they drove up to Sespe gorge out of Ventura and got on the slabs.

"I can't see my toes, Ike."--Marc

We're all going over the hill, eventually, so let's make the most of it while the sun's still up!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2012 - 02:22am PT
First thing on the Moira Donohoe website.  Lay on the paint, why don't...
First thing on the Moira Donohoe website. Lay on the paint, why don't you, Moira!
Credit: Moira Donohoe
Thanks, thanks, thanks, Gypsy. Wonderful posts.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:39am PT
Ron Cagle and Jerry Anderson at Degnan's Dorms about 1971 <br/>
Ron Cagle and Jerry Anderson at Degnan's Dorms about 1971

Credit: Gypsy Flores
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 20, 2012 - 07:55am PT
Degnan's was owned by the Donohoe family. Randy worked there as a night janitor one year. That was the year that Rosemary made the bread and the pastries. At the end of Randy's shift he would always find a bear claw and a cup of coffee for him made by the beautiful Rosemary. Unfortunately, I have no photographs of her; but I remember she and I making granola in the Donohoe kitchen one winter day. I was sleeping on the living room floor at the Donohoe house on occasion and other times either in my favorite spot down by the Merced River or up in my cave (this was before I met Randy).
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 20, 2012 - 09:10am PT
And myself--well, one of my favorite things to do these days is to travel to Corsica and photograph the two brothers in my favorite music group of all time--I Muvrini. They used the photos I took of them for their new CD, Imaginà. Anyway, with my permission, a woman contacted me about making a video of one of their songs with my portraits of the leader of the band, Jean-François Bernardini. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sih__i97Sgg&feature=fvwrel

Sorry I don't know how to embed the video directly into the thread
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
Way the hey are you on about, Gypsy? You did just what you needed to do. No sweat, Sweetheart of the Radio.

You have another ardent admirer, el Jefe, the Rev. He was just here for about 90 minutes looking at OUR MASTERPIECE (his words). He had to listen to Musical Migrations, too. Poor sod. He's going home to Greeley Hill and Denise with his head stuck in a place somewhere between Mt. Lyell and your right and left breasts. Sorry, he's the Rev, and he never lies.

I do, but not he. Hee-hee! You are just the best for old bones to perk up. Jeff's stress level's high right now, with Lem in the home, and Betty just was diagnosed with a distal hernia. Yikes! His sister Julie, who baked at Degnan's too before she worked at a real job at the locge, is coming down tonight to take over for him at the family home. He's been there the whole month and has been up to see Denise only twice. Highly stressed, he is. He needed Jeffreshment and you helped BIGTIME, kid. So a big thank you, RadioLady.

He mentioned that the photo you and he are in together is at the Visitor's Center at TM, not the Tuolumne Lodge, whatever. He was really delighted to see some of Old Mattress-Face, Dick Ellsworth, too. And Matt. And Pat. And Sheila. And Debbie Bird. He had similar results with Little Debbie to mine. Just sayin'.

He wished you a Happy Thanksfuture and a Merry Crustchove. He said thank you for the memories. I gave him a Entrance Exam on the use of the PC and he had his moments. He's on the road to the 21st Century, could become one of the leaders of the same if he dressed more like Mitt. Hey, again, I'm just sayin'.

VOTE FOR REVEREND MATHIS AND SAVE YOUR SOUL. Send cash, check, or M.O. now.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
OK, Gypsy and friends,

it's time for a change-up, a new thing to clear the cobs and thank our Gypsy Girl. When she visits Iberia, or the coastal areas of France or goes to La Corse, does she see rock climbers in action? Probably, but they are not so impressive in Lycra and helmets as was Hamm in his ultra-alpinist's red hat and baggy sweater.

So we gotts do something for her to thank her for the wonderful photos.

Here's one way. Our friend from Oslo, Marlow, has started a thread today on some miserable Frog creeks in the Marshay area, vaguely to the south of France. My idea is to go to Portugal and Spain for some REAL climbing. Hey, it's away from the gear-eating saltwater.
Credit: P.Poulet
Credit: P.Poulet
Le Loup des Sveppes.
Le Loup des Sveppes.
Credit: P.Poulet
Sabroso!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Credit: Mountain
Montserrat.
Credit: Mountain
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Credit: Mountain
Sorry about the slice, but this is the reverse side of the two small m...
Sorry about the slice, but this is the reverse side of the two small maps of Monastir and St. Benet.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: Mountain
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