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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:16am PT
Can...may I have another cone?

How about some Rocky Road?
That's not Rocky Road.  That's Chossolot.
That's not Rocky Road. That's Chossolot.
Credit: mouse from merced
Good night, Gracie.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
Goodnight George -> Goodnight Willie -> Goodnight Kate

Goodnight Irene



Goodnight Mrs Calabash, stay out from behind the 8-Ball.

Credit: zBrown

Goodnight ladies.

1937 Fiesta de la Luna
1937 Fiesta de la Luna
Credit: Robert Weston Smith

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
This is for all the insiders here. It is not widely known, but the possibility of looking away down Gower Avenue is actually nil, since Gower is a Street.

Additionally, there was in fact a murder at the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel [and Apartments] on August 2, 1978. wZevon and zBrown were both in town, but neither has/had any knowledge of this event.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 30, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Speaking of products which last for a long time, this jar was produced from 1950-1970, making my mom's bottle between 43 and 63 years old. The stuff looks and smells just like a new jar.





It appears to have worked for this guy.

1958
1958
Credit: zBrown





* Disclaimer. This is not the Mothers! of Invention and I was an employee of the Richardson Vicks Company at one time.


The origin of the name Vicks has been clouded by time. However, according to company lore, Lunsford Richardson thought his own name was too long and cumbersome to attach to a product. He decided to use the shorter Vicks, in honor of his brother in law Joshua Vick, a doctor in Selma.



throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Those were the correct rocks Mr. M More on the other side of the first one...pretty soft as I remember. Heres a blurry shot of my mom looking for fossil shells on top of the first plateau. Circa 1957.
Credit: throwpie
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
Symptoms have resolved to a cough, so:


SO COMMON CAUSES FOR ACUTE COUGH
1. RESPIRATORY CAUSES :
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Lower respiratory tract infection
- Pneumonia's
- Influenza
- RSV virus infection
- Acute Bronchitis
- Acute Laryngitis
- Acute Laryngotracheobronchitis
- Acute Tracheitis
- Acute asthma
- Spasmodic Croup
- Aspiration of gastric acid and vomitus
- Foreign body obstruction


2. IMMUNOLOGICAL CAUSES :
- Anaphylaxis

3. VASCULAR CAUSES :
- Pulmonary infarction
- Pulmonary embolism

4. POISONING CAUSES :
- Chemical and dust inhalation inhalation
- Nitric oxide and Smoke inhalation

5. TRAUMATIC CAUSES :
- Injury to Bronchus
- Fat embolsim
- Trachea injury

6. OTHER CAUSES :
- Amnioitic fluid embolism

THERE CAN BE MANY MORE CAUSES FOR ACUTE COUGH BUT THESE ARE THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS ACCORDING TO ME, OF COURSE MORE CAUSES WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOMED, ADD MORE IN COMMENTS IF YOU KNOW..
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 30, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
I coughed up wine through my nose one time a day ago when Marcel was here and he said something funny.

Glad my nose wasn't stuffed with Vicks.

Throwpie, choss is where you find it: I've seen a lot lately, and it's relative, but choss is choss. If it holds together long enough, it's good. If it's not too run out. Or has a crappy landing.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 30, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
Vicks Vaporub,
Mom swore by it and used it on her kids,
I still use the stuff when sick with resp. symptoms.
Good stuff!
Flame on,
Tad
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 30, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Going up the road past Hornitos to Bear Valley and thence hwy 49 was always my preferred Modesto to Mariposa path, via Snelling (by back orchard roads of course) and Merced Falls.

Up maybe 2 miles past Hornitos is a dimuitive valley with a few 'country-fied' hones. Always toll my buddy Angus - ya know this place reminds me more of Tennessee than any other place I know.

Hehe

Hornitos.

DMT
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 30, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
There was an old guy we would visit on our adventures to Hornitos in the 60s. He lived in a brokedown palace on Main Street...wore a sock on his mangled hand and claimed to have been a circus baby who had a trunk for a cradle. Said he was an old hard rock miner who drank up all he ever earned. He drank for sure...whiskey was it. His only nourishment was Karo syrup...hence his name Karo Joe.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
For the one & ONLY DMT, known to some, or at least to myself, as Cool Bridges, who may remember nothing of the old bridge, which is the case with me, as well. I don't recall ever having traveled "The 49 and passing over the old span.

My brother Mike had a friend named Old Dog Charlie. He lived in or around the town of Babby. He kept many dogs, he was not too old, like about forty, Mike said. He himself was eighteen. He quit the place when the time came to pull up his cuffs. I couldn't say how the dogs fared. They could dog paddle outta there, if it came to that...

MODESTO BEE, July 28, 1966
NEW BRIDGE - A BAGBY REQUIEM


BAGBY- The sleek new Bagby Bridge, spanning the Merced River and opened for traffic and set to be dedicated at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 12, might be termed a monument to oblivion for this community. Bagby, which includes a general store, cafe, and a scattering of dwellings, will be all inundated a year or two hence as the Merced River Project becomes a reality. This is the reason the new span, part of a highway relocation project, was constructed here.

It replaces the old bridge, about a quater of a mile upstream. This picturesque span is 180 feet long. Its successor is 1,158 feet.
The north end of the new $1.2 million bridge is 28 feet higher than the lowest point.

Next Month
It was started last August and officially will be completed next month: August 12, acording to George Amaro, resident engineer. Part of its cost is being paid by the Merced Irrigation District, which also is buying all the Bagby property to be placed under water when Lake McClure expands from a 281,200 acre-foot capacity to one of 1.1. million acre feet as a result of construction of a new Exchequer Dam, which towers over the old one by 180 feet. The new structure, already in place just beow the old one, plus a power house to be installed there and other features including the new bridge will cost $36 million.

Amaro said it will be necessary to dismantle the old bridge eventually.
The new concrete span is double-laned but, while finishing work is being completed , is restricted to one-way traffic during the day.

Bagby's population of 25 today belies its once historic eminence as a bustling mining and milling community The bridge which today is being replaced was erected in 1923.

But nearly a score of years before that, a concrete abutment had been laid for support of a bridge which- until 1945- carried traffic of the Yosemite Valley Railroad.
Bagby, in its salad days, was known well to Gen. John C. Fremont. In 1848 he purchased a 44,000 acre Mexican land grant in which the Bagby area was included.

The town was initially called Benton's Mill by Fremont in a testimony of affection for his father-in-law, the famed lawmaker, U S Sen. Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri [AKA Old Bullion].

Honor For Fremont Aide
The name change of the town subsequently came about and was derived from Abner Bagby. As in countless other Mother Lode hamlets, the gold mining diminished and Bagby saw an exodus of much of its population. The milling continued as did the YV Railroad operation. But, in August, 1945, a train of this historic enterprise made its last run.

Bagby and its skeletal population became observers to the passing parade of motorists who came down the winding incline from Bear Valley and on toward Coulterville. Progress, reflected in part by a high rise bridge, finally has caught up with Bagby, the former Benton Mills.

Yet, some of it will remain. Soon, the old YV Railraod depot and turntable here, along with two giant twin wooden railroad water tanks- memorials to the past- will be relocated from Bagby to El Portal. They will become a part of the YV Railroad Museum being established.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Credit: mouse from merced

Power (in Mariposa County)

"Some mines along the Merced River develop hydroelectric power from the river for their own use and the Mariposa Grant also supplies a limited amount of power for lighting purposes and mill power from its plant on the Merced River at Bagby. Their lines run from the Merced River through the grant to the towns of Mt. Bullion and the county seat, Mariposa. The plant consists of a flume 400 feet long by 16 feet wide and 6 feet deep which carries water under a 34-foot head to three Pelton wheels which are 27, 30 and 40 inches in diameter, respectively. The plant is capable of developing 600 horsepower and the power is generated by two Westinghouse dynamos.

The Pacific Gas and Electric power line comes from Tuolumne County to the Peñon Blanco mine and thence through the town of Colterville to the Potosi gold mine and owned by the Merced Gold Mining Company.

A company formerly had a power plant at Exchequer on the Merced River, but their plant was washed out during the heavy freshet of the winter of 1913. The San Joaquin Power and Light Company, which generates power from Merced Falls in Merced County, owns a power line which extends as far as the Mt. Gaines mine in the Hornitos mining district. This company also uses the Exchequer line for transmitting power."

Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part IV. "The Counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus," by F. L. Lowell, Field Assistant (field work in July, 1914), San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 173-370.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
When is that DMT tripod class being offered again?


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
That dog will be swimming in circles turning to the left. He'll have to use course correction to the max. Are German Shepherds that smart?

He'd be a good companion for a photographer.

Where do you find dogs with no legs?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Amputees, whether canine or humine, are amazingly determined folks. Their efforts always should be hailed by the four-limbed crowd, who often find that their excuses for bailing pale when confronted with the accomplishments of para-plegic and amputee climbers and adventurers.

"Been there. Didn't do it. But this guy with a missing arm..."--Tommy Tenfingers

http://www.nps.gov/dena/upload/Climbing-History-Timeline.pdf http://www.summitpost.org/determination-amputee-climbers/821584

These are some interesting lists.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
They're all over.




Abe & Barry dig 'em




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
My neighbor CO the MC.  Hospital Assistance League gala, 1965.
My neighbor CO the MC. Hospital Assistance League gala, 1965.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ringmaster.
Brother Tim.
Brother Tim.
Credit: mouse from merced
Contestant.
Lenna, Tim, Brian.  On the way to Carpinteria Beach State Park in the ...
Lenna, Tim, Brian. On the way to Carpinteria Beach State Park in the year 1961. I think we are traveling a back road from the SJV into Santa Barbara.
Credit: mouse from merced
Contestant's family.
Mike and cousins, 1947.
Mike and cousins, 1947.
Credit: mouse from merced
Some challenges in the competition.
Mom and Mike, 1947.
Mom and Mike, 1947.
Credit: mouse from merced
Learning technique.
1960's, a Trinity R. slough, Lewiston, CA.  Right next to Nana and Gra...
1960's, a Trinity R. slough, Lewiston, CA. Right next to Nana and Grandad's place on the river. He was working on the construction of Trinity Dam at the time.
Credit: mouse from merced
Friends to support.
CO, the neighbor, had to pitch, but his dad was the mgr.  We were play...
CO, the neighbor, had to pitch, but his dad was the mgr. We were playing around with their bat-bag gear in the driveway, where memorable things happened on occasion.
Credit: mouse from merced
Meeting the challenges of competing.
What a sissy-looking stance.  That face says "I just want to go sit on...
What a sissy-looking stance. That face says "I just want to go sit on the bench." My average in batting was below .100, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Credit: mouse from merced
Taking 'doing nothing' to a new, lower level at an early age.

I blame genetics for my lack of drive, though I'm not concerned about my image overmuch, it's nice to understand oneself. My grandad was a smart man, erudite as well as having learned in construction camps in the twenties and thirties that books aren't the answer for everything. He, like myself, dispensed with higher education and chose to operate big earth-moving machines instead. He and Nana got to see the West, that's for sure.
Granda, Leonard Larson.
Granda, Leonard Larson.
Credit: mouse from merced
Leonard on a visit to Idaho, near McCall, where Sis'n'Roy's ranch was located.
Credit: mouse from merced
Family arriving at a place the grandfolk rented in Etna, CA, in Trinity area, working a road project.
Display at Bright's Museum, Plainsburg, CA.
Display at Bright's Museum, Plainsburg, CA.
Credit: mouse from merced
An early version of the Caterpillar tractor, probably similar to the ones Leonard learned to drive after WWI.
Credit: mouse from merced
Un-finished Trinity Dam.
I've been car-jacked by my clone!
I've been car-jacked by my clone!
Credit: mouse from merced
Move it or lose it, Fido!
Move it or lose it, Fido!
Credit: mouse from merced
Lenna, age six, in Sacto.  We never ran over any mutts with the Ford C...
Lenna, age six, in Sacto. We never ran over any mutts with the Ford Country Squire, the perfect family nine-passenger death trap.
Credit: mouse from merced
Potential dog-maimer.
Potential dog-maimer.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lenna in the driver's seat of Boomer's Goliath.
Lenna in the driver's seat of Boomer's Goliath.
Credit: mouse from merced
Four-on-the-column, sunroof, low mileage Goliath.  Zero roadkills.
Four-on-the-column, sunroof, low mileage Goliath. Zero roadkills.
Credit: mouse from merced
"Dog bites car." Not a headline we see at all.

Mom, Barbara Bermingham, only one in the picture, near as I can tell.
Mom, Barbara Bermingham, only one in the picture, near as I can tell.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's just her and the Falls. Amazing? It was. The place was deserted this day. She came to the park to help Dad out in some public-spirited phone company display to promote the new Princess phone, BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Pacific T&T higher-ups were not pleased the populace had stayed away in droves.


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 31, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Hopefully Mike and the cousins were all well coated with Vicks before venturing out in the boat. I know Florence Chadwick used it. If she were still alive she'd have a bottle to show us.

That's ma rubbing it on

Interestingly, photographers BITD couldn't tell left from right.





Cousin Buster was a Shoe in. Can't recall if dog had lost any limbs. Can't recall if he found any either.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 1, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
Whoa, Buster!
Whoa, Buster!
Credit: mouse from merced
Come, Tige! Come, boy!

Credit: mouse from merced
Can't you be more like Alex the Stroh's mutt?

"The St. Louis-based Brown Shoe Company ranked as an early believer in television’s marketing potential and sponsored its own half-hour show, Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang. Smilin’ Ed made the successful transition from radio to the new medium with his cast of crudely-made puppets—Froggy the Gremlin, Squeaky the Mouse, and Midnight the Cat—and the new show premiered on November 21, 1949. Soon, in addition to shoes, they began hawking comic books and other licensed products. The Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong holds one of those Buster Brown comic books. Issue No. 37’s Christmas Fun feature story illustrates the three main characters up to their usual shenanigans."--Rick Sharin on Play Stuff blog

Credit: mouse from merced
These were OK, I guess. Couldn't hold a firebrand to the likes of Turok and his friend Ander, living by the skin of their loincloths in the Lost Valley.

Certain ducks provided more exciting tales than Buster and Tige, as well.
Lost Worlds are more common than colds.  Our memories are simply defic...
Lost Worlds are more common than colds. Our memories are simply deficient.
Credit: mouse from merced
That Mutton Buster brown ale should be in Fritz's refrigerator.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 1, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Buster Hell, damn near broke her!


Playmate Mini



Playmate Mini





Smilin' Ed hisownself!



I see now why folks continue to confuse Andy and Ed.
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