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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 01:22pm PT
They sell $100.00/night visiting arrangements to groups of gulls/tourons.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 21, 2014 - 01:36pm PT
Ione is a prison town. They're prison people. Its like a Company Town. I drive through there all the time, I never stop.

Avenal is another Prison Town. Ever been there?

DMT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 21, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

wow, enjoyed the merced street entertainment, once again, :)
i got to do that a few times in south texas... really loved it...

awww, just saw my patty sun dial pupdog, :))


happy good day, :)
we GOT some sun here, so, outside i now go, :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
Our family passed through in 1959 on our way down the valley on State 33 enroute to Santa Barbara, which we approached from the hills after coming over the pass. We did not stop, but then there was no prison.

Never had occasion to go through there again.

I-5 is the way to go now, and there is a McDonald's in Kettleman City, so it's like you really don't need to stop, just drive through munching on your Chicken McNuggets.

I'm sneaking this in...good video. Apparently, McNuggets are NOT made from live chicks tossed into a hopper, as the rumor mongers suggest.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/06/272112028/oh-so-thats-what-goes-into-a-mcdonalds-chicken-mcnugget

Thank you, Cargill, Ontario, Canada.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 21, 2014 - 03:55pm PT
If you get stranded here on the corner without the poorboys, could it be truthfully said that you're stuck right outside of Lodi again?

Oh lord (for a Christian nation).



At least there should be something to drink.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 21, 2014 - 04:06pm PT
There's gold in that there country. Be there, or else. It already has everything anyone could need and much more.

Special guest appearance by either the real or the fake LOCKER!!


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 05:19pm PT
Lake Tahoe, Northshore, Godfather era.
Not exactly NORTH Shore, I know.  All I came up with, though, w/o hiri...
Not exactly NORTH Shore, I know. All I came up with, though, w/o hiring a research team or wasting my precious nap-time.
Credit: mouse from merced
Frankie Laine appears at a NIGHT CLUB. (Mom, what's a night club?).

Nana and Grandad appear and spirit away our parents to catch his act.

Maybe he sang this for them, the old 'song-plugger.' HYAH!


http://www.tahoeculture.com/art/tahoes-cultural-heritage-and-historic-sites/something-doing-every-minutetahoe-village-casino-circa-1950/#more-1120

Publ. by MCHS, Merced.
Publ. by MCHS, Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced

Check out ol' neebee's FB page for more!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 21, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
I hope to kiss a duck it was mule.







mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 11:51pm PT
neebee, I found our model, thanks to Renee and Tommy, with whom I dined tonight.
Sophie.
Sophie.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tommy.
Tommy.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tommy helped organize the toys give-away at the Christmas Eve dinner at the VFW.

I saw old Tommy T.
In the chow line same as me.
I asked him did he know this gal.
He said surely, man, she's my pal.

So her name is known
And soon she'll be shown
The portrait you wrought
From the photo I shot.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 22, 2014 - 12:04am PT
hey there say, mouse...
wow and cheers, you brought down the house...

as to joys for the day...
oh my, and oh hey...

say, i just noticed that i did not have a good full shot...
of the photo, and missed a tad, but not a lot...

of certain bits of it...
but, i hope she will love it, lickety split...

wow, such a share of your supper, and success, so fun!
now, for us all to enjoy, with the day, all done!

:)

wow, it IS on it's way to you... not sure when it will get there???
sat? at lastest, monday?? soonest friday, ???



wow, also, am trying to find a way to the bike to you...

if you know anyone coming down from yosemite to merced, let me know...
:)

here she is again, to go with your above photo:



the 49'er gal...
the 49'er gal...
Credit: neebee


:)




oh yes!!! on my facebook all that neat stuff i learned about
frankie laine...

wow, what a read up, too, on the wikipedia about him...
wow, a real forerunner for a lot of folks and such, too...


EDIT:

wow, loved all the mule train photos in the song and
all the mule info you got up, mouse...


also, zbrown, neat photo shares, thanks! :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 22, 2014 - 04:27am PT
Thanks a billion for your efforts, gal.
At the end of each day I thank God for my pal.

We had a fellow here in the early last century named Ragsdale who was such a success at breeding mules that farmers in Missouri would buy his stock.

The last mule rodeo held in the area was in Madera in the forties.

I have been cruising Youtube all afternoon and evening. I posted some old film reels on Tarbuster's thread about snow, and here's one that I dug up which is from back when I was only a year old.

It seems like it would be suitable for the high school freshman who was also in the FFA or the 4H Club.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 22, 2014 - 10:33am PT
View down the SJV and SN this morning at seven.
View down the SJV and SN this morning at seven.
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 22, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

lighting the way, with flames of hope, :))
well:

looks like we have a kind volunteer to get the bike to you,
will wait and check on the details...

but so far, it may be the first week, nearabouts, of june...

:)


mouse will soon be mobile, :)

and say--i am asking my calif childhood friend, about PHONES for folks that
can't do the regular bill, etc...

i am sure she knows what this program is...
will email, later...



happy top of the morning to you, which, looks like:

cloudy weather here and and sunny weather ,up top, for you all...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 22, 2014 - 01:55pm PT
Dang mouse that Central Valley video is

AWESOME!!!!!11111111

I'm only just becoming aware of how ingrained and intertwined the valley has become with my soul.

Whoda thunk it? Dingus Milktoast; Valley Boy. I wasn't born here but I've lived here. My kids were born and raised here. I love the valley, sweltering heat and depressing tule fog included.

And then there's Bakersfield.

:D

DMT
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
May 22, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
The confluence of the Feather and the Sacramento Rivers off the Garden Highway is not to be missed as is Chinese New Year Parade at the Bok Kai temple in Marysville, which is near the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 23, 2014 - 12:03am PT
Thank you, Andy. Here are some shots linked to Google Earth from Panaramio of that area, and more are out there waiting.
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/99097934?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/87686088?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13762147?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com

Are you two heading out this weekend? I'm stickin' around here.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 23, 2014 - 10:53am PT
While not necessarily true that where there is heat there are flames, it can be said that where there is enough heat there are dead termites:

Heat Eradication Chart Termites Lethal Temperature Time Duration

Adult Dry Wood Termites Nymphs
115 F / 46 C 265 Minutes
120 F / 49 C 33 Minutes
125 F / 52 C 10 Minutes
130 F / 130 C 6 Minutes*

100% mortality of adult dry wood termite nymphs,
Forbes and Ebeling, 1987

*It is recommnded that internal building temperature not exceed 149.

How high's the temperature mama?
It's 110 and risin'

Next heat wave, I'm sealing up the garage, turning on the space heater and heading for the river country.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 24, 2014 - 10:47am PT
Where I was at one year ago today.  Mono Lake north shore with the Rev...
Where I was at one year ago today. Mono Lake north shore with the Rev at Crow's.
Credit: mouse from merced
5:42 a.m., Merced.
5:42 a.m., Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
6:02 a.m., Merced.
6:02 a.m., Merced.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 24, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
To the ǀXam-speaking Bushmen of South Africa, Canopus and Sirius signalled the appearance of termites and flying ants. (Southern hemisphere, hot weather, y'all.)

They also believed stars had the power to cause death and misfortune, and they would pray to Sirius and Canopus in particular to impart good fortune or skill. (Good luck with the pests.)

Termite territory.
Termite territory.
Credit: GI
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 24, 2014 - 09:03pm PT
I've been gifted with cool friends and want to post this again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wof1BGVOfI

And I might as well include this, since we're talking gifted.
And I feel like hearing some Elving Bingship.

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