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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Ron, from what I can tell, you would have fit right into the Black Cave, the Flames clubhouse in Camp 4.

I climbed the EGG. Jim Shirley belayed. But we weren't doing anything nearly as hard as that talented young guy in the photo.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Whoah. I just Googed "Knights of the Blue Flame" and got a bunch of Anime stuff.

I was always under the impression that the blue flame was all about lighting a Bic while cutting a fart.

Was there a memo?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
Millis had lots to gas about on the subject.

He was the expert on dog farts, what with Spats' predilection for such.

Wish we could contact Dillis' brother Brian. He might have some old pix of the Boy and his Dog.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 16, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
I don't know nothing about no blue flames. It was De Flames ok Ese?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2012 - 03:09pm PT
Throwpie, make me some caw-fee. I needs me some mo' cow-fee!

How cool would this ride have been in the Valley? Or anyplace?
The "Boss Short" of legend. Faster than a spinning top, more powerful than a Peter Haan arm bar, able to consume gallons of gas in mere seconds.

We could do some low, slow cruising in that beauty!

SHOTGUN!

El Jefe gets to drive the first pitch.

Stylin!
Stylin!
Credit: throwpie

Edit: zBrown, thx, Amigo. I always liked Signe better than Grace, too.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
MFM

The mysterious one and i have been helping take care of a family member on weekends and unfortunately cannot make it to Oakdale.

Still looking for someone to ID the well known climber in the plaid shirt on his first climbing trip. The photo hangs on a wall in the house right off 120 who's owner sports the horn rimmed glasses in the photo.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 16, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
Article of Confederation Section:

Credit: Max Scheer, Berkeley Barb

Why is one of these guys smiling?

or

Why is the other one (sounds like a good name for a Dead song) not?



Advice and Prognostication Section:

Always keep an home-made Da Brim around, the sun may shine in your back door someday.


Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
One of them is happy to have made it to the facelift and the other one is sad he didn't.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
Tightie (I know, don't call ya that),

I'm all in on Conrad Anker and Bill Nickell.

Edit: You are so right. My wit's half what it used to be. And I used up my guesses, being all in.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
Yer half right, half wit. Bill's sportin' the horn rims. The roper is the one I'm riddling. Hint; Bill's on the westside of the Sierra; the riddle resides elsewhere/eastwhere.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 17, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
Then if nobody else is gonna guess, I'm re-guessing.

Yessir, a re-guesser.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Oct 17, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
You already answered on yer cowboy thread but since you had to ask bill............yer cheatin heart will tell on you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 17, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Hah! Cheater I be, but it's the internet...

At least bill's getting to the Festival.

Real sorry you cannot get there, man.

I'm gonna take lots of pix if LilaBiene's camera is available.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Oct 17, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
How many mice are there?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 22, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
Tobia, amigo mio,

I'm blind. I did not see this until just now.

I shall get back with a snappy retort.

Meanwhile, the Reverend is here and just scoped this thread.

Which is why I noticed this last post of yours.

MFM
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 22, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
Mouster,

In the second post on this thread, (and your second post) that image apparently taken in front of the tiny route, Short but Thin, located near the Slack start and La Escuela, at the base of El Cap. The unidentified are Alan Bard (= AB) and Kurt, the Santa Cruz sidekick of Carter. Fun shot of Millis, isn't it. As often recalled by many, Dennis could eat french fries without opening his mouth. A plus often.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 22, 2012 - 09:23pm PT
Thanks, Peter.

Always know your friend, and your friend's closer.

Giants closer, Brian Wilson.
Giants closer, Brian Wilson.
Would you know him with no beard or jersey number?  38 times out of 40...
Would you know him with no beard or jersey number? 38 times out of 40, FN.
Credit: Duh!
Go Giants, even if the Beard ain't pitching this year.

All the Flames from Merced were Giants fans.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 22, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
Is it any wonder we were Giants fans? Orange and Black!
Block M.
Block M.
Credit: mouse from merced
Throwpie on left.  1966.  A freshman diver.
Throwpie on left. 1966. A freshman diver.
Credit: mouse from merced
Is it any wonder Throwpie went for diving?
Is it any wonder Throwpie went for diving?
Credit: mouse from merced

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/09/21/2549042/old-friends-last-el-capitan-high.html

El Cap High, Merced.  1958-1961.  In the middle of a tomato field.  Ac...
El Cap High, Merced. 1958-1961. In the middle of a tomato field. Across the road from a cattle paddock. With a marvelous view of Mt. Clark and Merced Peak.
Credit: MC Historical Society
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 22, 2012 - 10:55pm PT
Sorry mouse, Brian Wilson is my cousin and that baseball player is not Brian Wilson




I wish they all could be California Girls
I'd pick up on their good Vibrations
On The sloop John B

P.S

I'll grant you Throwpie on the left but who is on the far right?

And,

The tall woman in the center is obviously a Wilson

Help me Rhonda.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
That's'n't the Brain Wilson I am familiar with.
Brian Wilson's brain-on-a-stick.  Bold 'n moldy oldies.
Brian Wilson's brain-on-a-stick. Bold 'n moldy oldies.
Credit: MMGood
Advaced placement physics.
Not rock science.
Not rock science.
Credit: Licknstick.
Metal shop instructor, 1959.
Metal shop martinet, Mr. Coonrod.  Never liked surf music, the bastard...
Metal shop martinet, Mr. Coonrod. Never liked surf music, the bastard.
Credit: El Rodeo Yearbook


My family: includes one mouse and two dogs.
Nana, Lenna and Heidi, Mouse, Mike, Dad, Mom, young Timothy. <br/>
Spot, t...
Nana, Lenna and Heidi, Mouse, Mike, Dad, Mom, young Timothy.
Spot, the Welsh Corgi, stage right.
'62 Merc Monterey.
Credit: mouse from merced's Grandad
The car is this exact model & color.
1962 Mercury Monterey, a real sled.
1962 Mercury Monterey, a real sled.
the Merc was the color of the El Capitan Gauchos, that kind of blue and black.

Here is the Alma Mater for El Capitan High School, written by the band master's son, Garth Steen.

"Hail!  El Capitan"
"Hail! El Capitan"
Credit: El Rodeo Yearbook
I find it Heart-warming that El Capitan High School began its run in 1958.

How fitting. I heard a rumor that they even practiced making pitons in shop class the next year.

One thing I never got straight, and I blame it on Miss Lemmon, the Spanish language teacher, who I served in my capacity as a bookseller many years after she retired, and whose reputation as a poor teacher was pretty well understood by those who took her courses. I'm certain she must have had something to do with this mis-nomer.

The mascot of our El Capitan High School was the Gaucho. Why not the vaquero, which was the Californios' equivalent of the caballero of Spain? But the gaucho of the pampas in South America? I'm pretty sure they are keeping the original mascot for the newer version of ECHS.

It's view of the Sierra Nevada will be just as nice, no matter who's looking, I'm sure.
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