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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!

As for FLAMES...,,,

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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.
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.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
Mouse on Mobys in Vert. World,
very cool my friend!
Remind me to have you autograph that page in my copy when we climb together this spring.
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 24, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
Signed, sealed and delivered.  No charge.
Signed, sealed and delivered. No charge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Simply done, Tad. This will have to do till later.
MFM
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 24, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
Anyone want to start a Treads Thread?
Anyone want to start a Treads Thread?
Credit: mouse from merced
Bucyrus Erie 22B in the dredge tailings at Merced Falls on Mike B's ac...
Bucyrus Erie 22B in the dredge tailings at Merced Falls on Mike B's acreage. Used for scooping out "bass ponds' fed by in-season ditches. Not a bass man, myself. He's got the Merced River in his front yard for trout, WTF?
Credit: mouse from merced
This is what many city dwellers my age and older might call a steam shovel, thoughtlessly. It's a drag line, and it's purpose is to put thousands of chinese out of work by doing their jobs, which was to dig for gold out on the banks of the Califaornia streams or to dig irrigation ditches, and so forth.

Then there were the dredgers and the dredges (the first being the operator, the second the actual floating machinery).

When Mike sent me the photos, his email read in part, "...the old wooden dredges that screwed this place up in the first place (back in the 1930s)."
The rows of cobbles, as most of you know from our State's sad mining history, represents the last gasp of relatively high-volume mining here.

The rocks and the consequent uselesness of the land they lie on are the reason he was able to buy so much land (twenty acres) with frontage on the Merced. What used to be fertile bottom land that held the world's largest single fig orchard (reputedly), in the thirties was flooded and worked over to a depth of maybe as far down as suction would work. If you don't understand hydraulics, you aren't missing a thing. Spelunkers, now...


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 25, 2012 - 12:49am PT
Believe the expert, you as#@&%e.
Believe the expert, you as#@&%e.
Credit: mouse from merced
I forgot about this flyer I received from VonD and Mary Lou. I was not in attendance. The flyer is printed on both sides.
Credit: mouse from merced
Did anyone else get there? I'm betting not one Flame went to see his shade do whatever his shadiness does after he splits the scene.

"Constant gardener" you bet!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 25, 2012 - 01:02am PT
Young Tim.  This is from seven years ago, or more.
Young Tim. This is from seven years ago, or more.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is an article trying to unravel the skeins of an ongoing fight over unscheduled water releases by PG&E on the Stanislaus.
My brother's picture was featured because one picture of a Bermingham is worth lots, and there is more to the article, but it's surely out-of-date.

Tim made one comment, which I thought a lot of. He said:
"We had been concerned about what was happening (on the Feather River), but now it'sall of a sudden in owur own back yard on the Stanislaus. It's a long, convoluted mess we're getting into. The fishermen are starting to separate apart from one another and you can't fight something like this if your are divided."

His group is the Anglers Committee Against Artivicial White Water Flows (ACAAWWF). A-sea-double-A double double-U Ef.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 25, 2012 - 01:22am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
From the Shasta County historical Society Yearbook 1945.
From the Shasta County historical Society Yearbook 1945.
Credit: mouse from merced
The story told by my great-grandmother's mother of coming to California in 1851. Edna Bermingham married to Tom Bermingham, who emigrated from Galway in the 1870s and worked for the SPRR as a switchman in the Sacramento canyon below Dunsmuir at a little place called Delta, where the family owned some land.

It's a great fising stretch. The rapids invite you for a ride and there are cliffs to dive from. And it's Shasta water. It just hasta be.
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