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Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 06:50am PT
Is that Dolores in the photo above?

No, I am not in the photo you refer to. Those are "The Karens" Well, at least that is what I wrote on the back. I know for sure the woman in the red scarf was "Red Karen" not because she always wore a red scarf but because she was very leftist political and was a union organizer. The ranger woman I believe is also Karen and she lived in Camp 6.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 06:51am PT
In what subject did Dolores receive her PHD? That is impressive. Tell her congratulations (rather belatedly I am sure). Randy got his BA from UC Santa Cruz in art; but myself I have only had a formal education up to high school. The rest of my education was in the schools of Hard Rocks and Thin Ice.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 07:54am PT
I don' remember where we were-probably Fresno.  L to r: Sue Homick, Sh...
I don' remember where we were-probably Fresno. L to r: Sue Homick, Sheila Slattery, Me, Karen?
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 07:58am PT
Sonja Hoie who grew up in Yosemite and two climbers whom I don't remem...
Sonja Hoie who grew up in Yosemite and two climbers whom I don't remember??
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 08:00am PT
Dolores with Priscilla, Ziggy and Spot
Dolores with Priscilla, Ziggy and Spot
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 08:07am PT
My sister, Lynette, whom everyone seems to remember.  She is still jus...
My sister, Lynette, whom everyone seems to remember. She is still just as beautiful.
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 08:10am PT
America's "finest"  1969 Randy U.S. Marine in Chu'lai, Viet Nam
America's "finest" 1969 Randy U.S. Marine in Chu'lai, Viet Nam
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 08:12am PT
Randy said that when he was in Viet Nam, if the soldiers were given an order they didn't really want to follow they would say "What are you going to do to me? Cut my hair off and send me to Viet Nam?
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 08:14am PT
There is a loooooong story here; but just imagine being a very conserv...
There is a loooooong story here; but just imagine being a very conservative surbanite and these people show up at your door.
Credit: Gypsy
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
The song that the Serbians sang to celebrate the fall of Milosevic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ5BGGHT8nQ
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
That ranger would be Karen Anders, the nice person who might have been on duty at the kiosk in Camp 4 early on. (I know Chris Perry, Larry's lady, worked in the kiosk, too. Her hair was a delicious shade of strawberry blonde.

I dDon't know the gal you call "Red Karen." Is she a friend of Conan's?

The picture on the last post on the previous page is Liz, my second wife, showing up the Rostrum's prow.

Dolores is a high school algebra teacher and got her doc at Mills in Oakland. I guess she took it in Mathematics, likely, all things being equal. (Phew! Sorry!)

Another Flames Mamma, Sha'a'la (Shawla), married and left John Yeates, the "dimmest Flame," and eventually did the same number as Dolores, but she got Doctored about five yars before Dolores.

That's Ron Cagle on the left in back of Sonja H. Can't ID the wimp in the glasses. Whoever you are, lol... :O)

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
That sure looks like Randy's mom ought to look. There is a strong resemblance in their noses and their "smiles."

The Rev seems to remember your sister Lynette fondly, but that's his tale.

The poor kitty-cats! We called Priscilla that when we first took him and his brother out from under Ike's shed in Oxnard, braving the claws of Momma Cats. She was a blubbery old thing with a nasty temperament. He didn/t care, so we left the name stand. He was the most marvelous jumper, and cat-fishing was our most popular indoor recreation. Siamese, if you please.

Izzy led a short life, sleeping under tires of parked cars on Dwight Way will have that effect on a dozing cat. Priscilla met a somewhat similar fate in the parking lot of the shop that ran on "sidereal time" in the rear of our building. It was in the stars.

Spot, who the heck remembers cats named Spot? We had Mike, Nancy, Linda, Ziggy, Tigger, and Gary over the next seven years. Baby Gary came home with me from the shelter in my shirt pocket and grew into a monster, able to leap tall anythings gracefully. And Tigger took leave when the neighbor took off one morning and Tig was in the bed. The last he saw, Tig was on the divider on I-80 at the Hilltop Drive on-ramp after leapin/falling from the ledge outside the passenger window onto the freeway. He saw him in the rear-view mirror. Tig showed up back at the house months later, his claws shredded from the landing on the ashphalt.

Cats! Sheesh.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 24, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Our Mouse hisself in the Vertical World of Yosemite. The same photo was incorrectly labled as George Meyers in an issue of Ascent.
Credit: throwpie
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
The G.M. was with the party that day, which included Andy Cox, his buddy, and Jean Neal, Galen's friend, and it was fail for me, fail for Cox, and Jean failed over on Little John. I came down right after the 5.9 wouldn't go. Galen needed a second to finish up on LJ and I volunteered while the others had their go on MD.

We had a whale of a time ss Cox's lense fell out of his eyeglasses and perched on his shoulder! Ludicrousness and failure go hand in hand in this avocation, methinks.

It's funny that Galen put that photo in Vertical World. He didn't even remember my name, but that's OK, you know who I am, Pie!

And Millis got his fifteen minutes of fame when Sherry A. doodled him. And he got labelled Millis, not Dennis Miller. You would think GR might have remembered "Mouse" as a nickname, but GM is far better-known, so it's really a no-brainer why he called me that. I never saw that issue of Accent on Climbing.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
Still so good! Feel like I'm reading a novela! Loving it


Susan
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
Not doubt it's you mouse...if you look real close you can see the non thumb.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 04:51pm PT
You loosey-goosey, that's a lot of close looking, because the non-thumb's no eht tfel dnah, nevets.

Santa Cruz seagoat, a wee thank you, but I must say it's fun writing about one's many selves which one has been in the past, and the elves who appear in my Middle Earth, like Odd (and CosmicC just phoned, too!), and the guy upstairs who knows the Rev from his days at Bagger Ass, they all help to string the thread out a bit more, leading where?

Don't want to know, just want to keep on truckin'.
I'm a rubber-legged boy from Bedlam. My brother Mike recently sent a picture of an old Bucyrus Erie 22B, which is just a drag-line getting old. :) It's not an old steam drill, like in the song, Down the Road Apiece, by Chuck Berry. For the last fifty-odd years that to me sounded like Osteen Grill and I just now looked the lyrics up, so there ya go, around and around (B side to Johnny B. Goode) in a circle and you're back where your started.
I believe I'll ride. I believe I'll go back home.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
No, I don't think that is Cagle in the photo with Sonja. They were two climbers I didn't know--even at the time. They were from elsewhere...I think this was when Randy and Gene Foley were doing the Leaning Tower.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
Just got off the phone with, The MOUSE.
Good talking with you, My Friend!

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We Burned in more ways than one!
Cosmic's, SPECIAL, PEANUT BUTTER and OATMEAL FUDGE DROPS
helped the FLAMES quite a bit!



















heres one for you, Mouse.
Credit: Cosmiccragsman




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
Look achoo! Gesundheit!

The past staring at me, so here's looking back achoo! (Bless me!)

The Nuke Asshole looks delicious and I'm sure the brownies were nutritious, Dwain.

Here's looking achoo, Locker, Bird, and CosmicCragsman.

Those coals can only bring to mind


Can you dig it?

Nye lye kit.
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