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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:10am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Home at last.
Home at last.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Cedar old guy.
Cedar old guy.
Credit: mouse from merced
Old oak, YNP Post Office.
Old oak, YNP Post Office.
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Incense cedars, same spot.
Incense cedars, same spot.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 3, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
A Fire Down Below
An exclusive for The Flames thread, from L. Mouse de la Merced.

For Sterling Johnson and the Cast and Crew of Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier, it was a huge night...(continued on pagina Quatro).
"Don't blame me for your success, Mister Ranger."
"Don't blame me for your success, Mister Ranger."
Credit: GI
Sheldon Parker as Sgt. Sheldon Seen, zBrown's Go-To Enlisted Guy.
Sheldon Parker as Sgt. Sheldon Seen, zBrown's Go-To Enlisted Guy.
Credit: GI
...oops, ran out of copy.

I would have stuck around for the whole film, except for my embarrassing coughing fit.
"Be polite, Brian. You might have paid for your seat, but others paid just as much to see a cough-free performance."--Bobbye

And this was the Premiere, after all.

I loved what I saw, pertaining to Freedom, especially.



The Alternative Filmic Pride Prize, the Oscar the Grouch Award.
The Oskar, aka the Green Hammy.
The Oskar, aka the Green Hammy.
Credit: GI
Mike Massa, KVIZ news, interviews the namesake.
Mike Massa, KVIZ news, interviews the namesake.
Credit: GI
Oscar de la Groucho, stat and director of Without Wages in Sinaloa, co-produced by Oscar de la Hoya, Karl-Oscar of Minnesota (rich bacelor farmer), and by the new film, Oscar is Always Right On, coming to Drive-In Theaters only, due to recent adwances in Smella-vision techniques.
Credit: GI

Glenn Denny, film legend &#40;"El Capitan"&#41;, accompanied by Jason ...
Glenn Denny, film legend ("El Capitan"), accompanied by Jason Fitzpatrick, of "Mile, Mile and a Half" fame.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's my inner paparazzo, friends--he just won't let go.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 3, 2014 - 03:22pm PT
From the Kids of Greeley Hill.
From the Kids of Greeley Hill.
Credit: mouse from merced
They rock, crush, and sift for facts about their hamlets.  Historical ...
They rock, crush, and sift for facts about their hamlets. Historical play is their thing, Alex.
Credit: mouse from merced
Honorable Mention for the combined efforts of Coultervillians, Greeley...
Honorable Mention for the combined efforts of Coultervillians, Greeley Hillians, and other Outlandish Mountain Wild Ones.
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Didaction on Highway 49.
Alex 3.0 alone on Thank God Ledge, doing it the standard way.
Alex 3.0 alone on Thank God Ledge, doing it the standard way.
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 4, 2014 - 05:21am PT
For the Plaidman, in whatever guise.
Clad in plaid the lad is not sad, just a bit too seriously Scots.  But...
Clad in plaid the lad is not sad, just a bit too seriously Scots. But looks are deceiving, like e and i and their order with c before.
Credit: Gene Outre, GI
You rock when you climb and reach for the skies.

"The first pitch is the hardest pitch, but where the heck is it?"--MisteriousE
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 4, 2014 - 05:52am PT
It is time to Trip Report.

The lollygags are off. The punch lines are coming to a theater near you.

I liked camping in Upper Pines this week. It had distinct advantages over Camp 4, according to Mrs. Carolyn Daley, camping enthusiast and Martha of the Outdoors in my eyes. She's from Newman, near Hilmar, which does nothing to explain her talents, but let's say she is organized like Old Charlie Wooster from Rawhide. Not to mention that she's much better to look at.

We rolled into camp, Derek and I, at around ten p.m. on Friday. How long Carolyn had been there, I am not sure, but since the early morning, for sure. She elected to take a site in the Upper Pines Camp when she figured that walking in to Camp 4 with 3 canopies & two tents was just TOO INTENSE an experience. So we had the best site, in the first loop, near the main road and the toilet, each only requiring a slight jog to the shuttle stop or the turlett. And it was set up and still dry, as well.

It was cold, though, and boring, for her, having to wait for us, but she made do. If there were a bible quote you might like about faithful and dutiful wives, otay, this is the place for it.

I prefer this one shot of many wives.
Learn to live with, is my advice.
Learn to live with, is my advice.
Credit: mouse from merced
All the pix of camp are blurred, the autofocus thing again...

More, later today. Why rush good things?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 4, 2014 - 07:30am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, nice report... say, later this week i will have faster computer service, thanks to my kind brother (chappy) ... so i will see the pics, then...

say, as to this:

I would have stuck around for the whole film, except for my embarrassing coughing fit.
"Be polite, Brian. You might have paid for your seat, but others paid just as much to see a cough-free performance."--Bobbye

MOMs sure know how to say it, don't they...
good kind advice, sticks with us, for years...
they may THINK it goes in-and-out our ears...
but in the 'long run' it's a hip-hip ha'ray!


:)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 4, 2014 - 05:43pm PT
Here's a thing my bud John Feaver sent to my mail.

Grandma's Thanksgiving Invite. Thank you, Feaver, Fiver, Flivver.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/funny-farm/110797-grandma-s-dinner-thanksgiving-invitation-family.html
WARNING! Gun blog...

Hiya, Ronster!

and

neebee faster than sound...

this I need to see!

WOW, MOM!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2014 - 12:57am PT
FLASH!!!!!

FLETCHER LIVES FOR HIS KIDS.
Credit: mouse from merced
His kids surround him with a cocoon of light.

Thank you, and have a great Lent, gent!!!!
What's a Marty Graw, Ma?
What's a Marty Graw, Ma?
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Get your kids up and dance and sing...

One Sew True,
Two Sew Blue,
Three Sew New,
Four too few.
Five, five two,
Size six shoe,
Seven, heaven,
Eight, oh you.
Nine, me too,
Ten, jive you,
Eleven, one two,
Twelve, on cue.
Credit: mouse from merced
"Dozens and dozens of babies, Carl."--Mrs. Newlywed Sagan
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2014 - 02:52am PT
The Ahwahnichi rancheria in the rear of the Yosemite Museum, a self-guiding walk into the past.
Credit: mouse from merced
Chris Brown "Chief Lemme".  Alice Wilson.  Julia Parker.  Lucy Telles....
Chris Brown "Chief Lemme". Alice Wilson. Julia Parker. Lucy Telles. Maggie Howard "Tabuce".
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Incense Cedar.
Incense Cedar.
Credit: mouse from merced
Chuckah, acorn store.
Chuckah, acorn store.
Credit: mouse from merced
Rancheria.
Rancheria.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
From the 1996 film Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day by Chris Munch.
"I'm at Fresno State."
"I'm at Fresno State."
Credit: mouse from merced
"I work for the NPS seasonally."
"I work for the NPS seasonally."
Credit: mouse from merced
"I live in the Valley all summer."
"I live in the Valley all summer."
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2014 - 03:04am PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2014 - 03:59am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Culvert.
Culvert.
Credit: mouse from merced
No more the dreams and dancing.
No more the dreams and dancing.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Cap'n Brown.
Cap'n Brown.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2014 - 09:56am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Duh, millions.  Innocuous drought, closure, fires.  The end of the wor...
Duh, millions. Innocuous drought, closure, fires. The end of the world as we knew it. It's still paradise in the park. Don't let the bastions get you down, don't let them hassle you to a frazzle, Rock.
Credit: mouse from merced
Linda Abbott's "Early" late in the afternoon, Arbor Gallery on The Mai...
Linda Abbott's "Early" late in the afternoon, Arbor Gallery on The Main.
Credit: mouse from merced
'55 VW bug, out of gas.  Only so much in reserve, man.
'55 VW bug, out of gas. Only so much in reserve, man.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
PT 108.5.
PT 108.5.
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Machado's new ride.
Machado's new ride.
Credit: mouse from merced



Just Machadow, cuz I'm not there.
Just Machadow, cuz I'm not there.
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UC Merced Admin, Mondo Bldg.
UC Merced Admin, Mondo Bldg.
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Bottom floor, Little Caesar's or Domino's Pizza Academy, I think.
Bottom floor, Little Caesar's or Domino's Pizza Academy, I think.
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THE Niece went to the Sierra College of Beauty on Eighteenth at T Street (defunct).
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The Mondo in the Mustang.
The Mondo in the Mustang.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Miss Highway 120 clutching her favorite old boots, which are not resol...
Miss Highway 120 clutching her favorite old boots, which are not resole material. AKA Mustang Sally?
Credit: mouse from merced
Shoe repair by Erphon.
Shoe repair by Erphon.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2014 - 10:13am PT
Mariposa Zone youth choir, all twenty-one and don't hardly mind dyin'.
Isaac Simpson on banjo.
Reckless, hell yeah!

Feckless? Hell no!

It's all about the fun found in friendly mountain breezes and cold-as-hell freezes and a case of cold-ass Keystone Light.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 5, 2014 - 03:27pm PT
Nesters made the West
Don't take that cowboy shine
Farmers feed the rest
If you've a beef that's fine
Talk to the hand with no thumb
Gee Whiz you're dumb

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Lisbeth Vazquez standing in front of El Nido's only store, on Hwy 59.
Lisbeth Vazquez standing in front of El Nido's only store, on Hwy 59.
Credit: Alyssa Castro
I only knew one kid from El Nido (El NYE-doh) and he was Monty Smith, who died in a boating accident off in the Gulf of California, Mexico. He was there the day I got my nickname. He was twice my size in the eighth grade, and he got up to milk cows, then came into town to go to school, then went home to help clean the dairy. RIP, never-old El Monty.

Some from last June--
Cleveland, Washington, Lincoln, Grant, Hoover--the flat version of Mt....
Cleveland, Washington, Lincoln, Grant, Hoover--the flat version of Mt. Rushmore.
Credit: mouse from merced
Post Office.
Post Office.
Credit: mouse from merced
Crops and cows.
Crops and cows.
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Volunteer fire company, cows.
Volunteer fire company, cows.
Credit: mouse from merced
The mid-fifties was the last time the old El Nido School was used.
The mid-fifties was the last time the old El Nido School was used.
Credit: mouse from merced
Next, a short piece from another student journalist, Deborah Juarez, entitled "When Substitute Teachers Go Rong."

For those who care, the publication known as We'ced is an effort to let youths express themselves journalistically. It is not edited well, but that is just dandy. They only learn from their mistakes, not others'. You need to try your wings right out of El Nido, and then the world opens up.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 6, 2014 - 12:24am PT
Gran Torino

So tenderly your story is
Nothing more than what you see
Or
What you've done or will become
Standing strong do you belong
In your skin
Just wondering

Gentle now the tender breeze
Blows whispers through
My Gran Torino whistling another tired song
Engine hums and bitter dreams grow
Heart locked in a Gran Torino
It beats a lonely rhythm all night long
It beats a lonely rhythm all night long
It beats a lonely rhythm all night long

Realign all the stars above my head
Warning signs travel far I drink instead
On my own oh,how I've known
The battle scars and worn out beds

Gentle now a tender breeze
Blows whispers through
A Gran Torino whistling another tired song
Engine hums and bitter dreams grow
Heart locked in a Gran Torino
It beats a lonely rhythm all night long

These streets are old
They shine with the things I've known
And breaks through the trees
They're sparkling

Your world is nothing more
Than all the tiny things
You've left behind

So tenderly your story is nothing more
Than what you see
Or
What you've done or will become
Standing strong do you belong
In your skin
Just wondering

Gentle now a tender breeze blows
Whispers through the Gran Torino
Whistling another tired song
Engine hums and bitter dreams grow
A heart locked in a Gran Torino
It beats a lonely rhythm all night long

May I be so bold
And stay I need someone to hold
That shudders my skin they're sparkling

Your world is nothing more
Than all the tiny things you've left behind

So realign all the stars above my head
Warning signs travel far I drink instead
On my own
Oh how I've known the battle scars and worn out beds

Gentle now a tender breeze blows
Whispers through the Gran Torino
Whistling another tired song
Engine hums and better dreams grow
Heart locked in a Gran Torino
It beats a lonely rhythm all night long
It beats a lonely rhythm all night long
It beats a lonely rhythm all night long
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 6, 2014 - 04:23am PT
hey there say, mouse... wow, lovely lovely yosemite stuff share... and the town, and merced, and such, as well...

sad, as to the loss of the young man, :( so long ago...

not all the rest of the pics showed yet, so i will be back later...
:)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 6, 2014 - 10:55am PT
And I hope that you did enjoy the walk through the Indian Village, neebee and everyone.

For I surely did. In my case, though, this was followed immediately by our of viewing Chris Munch's film on the YVRR, Color of a Brisk & Leaping Day. The exhibit of Indian Basketry at the Merced County Courthouse Museum is now closed, and another will be taking its place. I have several more shots of baskets from the Yosemite Museum and will be posting them as time allows.

As to the fate of my friend Monty Smith, he hung on a piece of the wreck of the boat, along with his dad, for many hours, but faded and slipped into the dark waters. Monty was the shield behind which I hid to be able to get to the opposing quarterback's flag in football during recess, thereby becoming the Mouse. Monty was special.

Like the teacher, SR. Justine, in that class, whose efforts led to my fixation on reading whatever I could get hold of. I was a lot like the historian, Shirley Sargent, I think, but not quite so desperate, like by half! It's about all she had, getting down to it, during her adolescence.

It struck me, too, that the young journalist/student Lisbeth, who wrote the El Nido piece, and many others of her kind, are just about like her, as well. In the bio that I am reading about SS, its author, Fernando Penalosa, says this about her writing:

"Shirley was proud to see her work appear in various student publications and to be complimented by fellow students on her writing. Seeing her name and work in print only reinforced her self-esteem and her determination to be an author. Without this kind of validation, it is doubtful she would have continued to write, but one should never question Shirley's persistence!"

Here is one of Shirley Sargent's poems from her days as a collegian at Pasadena City.


BLESS HIS POINTY LITTLE HEAD

My youngest son had troubles today--
Things got so tough he ran away.

Mad when he left, he was madder still
(His appearance showing he had his fill!)

When carried home by a burly cop--
His fling at freedom put to a stop.

I knew his feelings and was proud
Of the terse emotion he allowed.

My son is a stubborn seven-year-old
Who'll rarely tell, much less be told.

So all I know is a mumbled "Drop Dead!"
Bless his dear little pointed head.


And one more:


EVOLUTION

When I was a child I loved three things--
Jelly beans, corn candy, and my blue jeans.

A youngster of ten, I sought with my means
Kites, jacks, a new pair of blue jeans.

At last in my teens, I still loved three things--
Sodas, books, and a boy in blue jeans.

So now that I'm older my heart always leans
Toward my three towheads--all in blue jeans.

Keep the fire alive.
Keep the fire alive.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 6, 2014 - 11:08am PT
It had been a dark and stormy night.  It was a bleak and gray day, wet...
It had been a dark and stormy night. It was a bleak and gray day, wet with promise, except for no rainbow.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 6, 2014 - 11:39am PT
Ron, you jest. The mouse has wings and flies today. Be prepared.
Shirley, you jest, but Flying Spur was a treasure, only slightly crunc...
Shirley, you jest, but Flying Spur was a treasure, only slightly crunchy now due to fire. And probably wet with melting snow today.
Credit: mouse from merced
Drip, drip, drip.

Maybe a good little guy's or girl's gift for Xmas or a birthday.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000EEX6WQ/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=&qid=
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Mar 6, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
Credit: zBrown
Go away for a week and the world just carries on without ya.

Humbling isn't it?

This is my second attempt at this missive, having somehow deleted everything I had so intently created.

I wonder where this stuff really goes when it disappears on you.

Things we will all miss (have missed).

Mt. Lukens
Verdugo Motorway
Steaming wall paper
Raindrops fallling on my house
Chele's stamina (Mt. Lukens is a steep runup)
No evidence on the Station Fire origin to report at this time
Kevin Costner's 3-legged dog (I called him Tripod) appears to have vanished
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