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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Well, another one's gone,
another one's gone,
another one bites the dust.

Sung another son,
Sung another son,
You haven't been bored, I trust.



Trying to put out something for everyone, like neebee said.

And now for something completely different. Did you know that en sespanol, el llama will carry your burden for you, but las llamas will burn your house down.

MP/The Llama.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBaUmx5s6iE

Embrace the Fire, kids. I have, and am completely ready. SPF 99. Plenty of M&Ms, and Oaxacan Cheese. And several Bics. And some water. I am prepped, as they say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3cf_W3YPE

But beware of the flare.
Tenga cuidado con las llamaradas solares.

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:55am PT
I am and have been a Forty-Niners fan since Oakland pulled out of itself and then took itself off to LA to have the bastard child of Al Davis. He's a Hall of Fame prick in my opinion. Devil take him, despite the Lord's Prayer.


Me to Mouse.
Growing up in SoCal I was a Raiders fan, always hated the Rams.
The year Davis moved the team south was the year I moved north to Redding.
Davis pissed me off with his move so I jumped ship to the Niners. Good move on my part as this was when the Niners Walsh dynasty began.
I thought Al Davis was the Devil.
Tad
The Devil
The Devil
Credit: T Hocking
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:00am PT
Continued agility is why I do yoga and am a circuit coach at Curves; not to evade my responsibilities nor invade my son's need for privacy.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:04am PT
and speaking of Bruce Springsteen
here are my "boys"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgow37CAmfI
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 11:28am PT
THAT was beautiful. Seeing two men embrace in such a way is heartening. It shows something. Love and respect, mainly. They are brothers, right?

I got to thinking about evasion of responsibility. My heart's sore, but lighter having done so. My stepson has a family of four. I have met just the older two boys. At last I have opened a line of communication there and have accepted my share of the blame for having cut myself off from the step-grand-kids. I sorta hate that word--all kids deserve love, all kids deserve the same as any others, the stepithet should be discontinued.

I had so little to offer for so long now, it's all under the bridge now. Being part of the Taco family has helped this come to pass, I'm certain.

My idea is that I may be able to influence the two older ones, since they know me, to try to climb. Not to push, but to offer it. I've bought a brand new rope to that end. I don't want any kind of safety objections, or anything else, to come out of the mouth of their mom or dad. He was the skater, remember, and owned Bueno Boarding and influenced many kids himself.

Pie in the sky, I'm gonna die.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:37am PT
we all be born to die...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emHZ2oj8wDk

Yes Jean-François and Alain are brothers. And 'LA FAMILIA" is excessively important in Corsica. They are wonderful together and I love the Bernardini family. Their mother practically adopted me and when I am in Corsica they take "very good care of me:".

She died in 2008 and she is sorely missed

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gypsyflores/264970261/
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:44pm PT

speakin' of frogs

and miss mouse, bumble bees, lady bugs, and moths

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
we're all children in the pulpit, just tryin' to learn a song.




but remember





and everything you had? done gone

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:14pm PT
Post 900 minus 311. Don't ya just hate them lonesome whistles?


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 06:44pm PT
I just purchased a camera and lens.

Learning curve, here I come.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
Wishing a Merry Christmas to the Taco from MFM and the Millis from Mid...
Wishing a Merry Christmas to the Taco from MFM and the Millis from Middle Earth. He's the ghost of JT/70 to me.
Credit: mouse from merced
The best in the new year and God bless us, everyone.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2012 - 04:14am PT
Ain't got a raisin,
Ain't got a clue,
All I know
Is you're crazy. too.

Mark & Ferdy/Marijuana Blues and Reds and Greens and Purples and zBrowns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOcaec3aoU

Pretenders/Goodbye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ds7gglUXf


Was George Anderson crazy? Was Batso?

ANDERSON DECEMBER 23, 1865 Mariposa Gazette (submitted by W Disbro)
At the county Hospital, on Thursday, Dec. 21st, G. F. ANDERSON, aged about 40 years.

George ANDERSON May 24, 1884 Mariposa Gazette ( submitted by W. Disbro )
Death of a celebrity,- In the Stockton "Independent" says; "George Anderson, a native of Melrose, Scotland, aged 47, and for a long time a resident in Yo Semite Valley, died there on the 10th inst., of acute pneumonia. He was a man of pluck and daring, being the first to climb South Dome, and it was to his skill and perseverance that it's ascent was made possible to others. He was latterly engaged in building a wide passageway from the floor of the Valley up to the Vernal and Nevada Falls, which, being cut in the side of the granite walls, required blasting most of the way.
No comment.
No comment.
Credit: GI
G. Anderson at left, after slack-lining practice.

Goodbye
by Steve Earle

I remember holding on to you
All them long and lonely nights I put you through
Some where in there I'm sure I made you cry
But I can't remember if we said good bye

I recalled all them nights down in Mexico
The one place I might never go in my life again
Was I just off somewhere just to hide
But I can't remember if we said good bye

I only miss you every now and then
Like the soft breeze blowin on from the Caribbean
Each November I break down and cry
But I can't remember if we said good bye

I recalled all them nights down in Mexico
The one place I might never go in my life again
Was I just off somewhere just to hide
But I can't remember if we said good bye

Good bye


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 19, 2012 - 05:36am PT
hey there say, mouse...


wow, thanks much for this info on george anderson...
i always enjoyed learning about him...

George ANDERSON May 24, 1884 Mariposa Gazette ( submitted by W. Disbro )
Death of a celebrity,- In the Stockton "Independent" says; "George Anderson, a native of Melrose, Scotland, aged 47, and for a long time a resident in Yo Semite Valley, died there on the 10th inst., of acute pneumonia. He was a man of pluck and daring, being the first to climb South Dome, and it was to his skill and perseverance that it's ascent was made possible to others. He was latterly engaged in building a wide passageway from the floor of the Valley up to the Vernal and Nevada Falls, which, being cut in the side of the granite walls, required blasting most of the way


say, just saw your email come in... works very veryyyyyyyyy slow, will see if i can get to it, now... and see if it will WORK...
i am still sewing, hand-sewed-blanket thing... :)

just made crabapple tapioca, :)
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 19, 2012 - 05:52am PT
...required blasting most of the way...

From everything I've read here on ST it strikes me that's exactly how most El Cap routes were conquered as well.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:04am PT
An abstract image that isn't &#40;ice on a fence post&#41;
An abstract image that isn't (ice on a fence post)
Credit: Gypsy

When Ariel was little, he had a pop-up book on dinosaurs (he called them disonores) and one of the pages said "Tyrannosaurus rex had arms so short he couldn't even scratch his chin".
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:06am PT
Objects in this thread appear closer than they really are.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:47am PT
Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
Credit: Gypsy

Since, as yet, we have no snow on the ground, I present you with this snowy egret to help you leap into the solstice (or the end of the world--whichever should come first)
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 19, 2012 - 09:06am PT
Just read you post about Skeeter and Ron. I hadn't heard the name Skeeter in a long time. He was the one who showed me to my cave in Yosemite where I lived the winter of 71--guess you can "chalk" that one up to Skeet too
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
Bingo! Another connection via recollection.

Did you realize George Anderson or John Muir may have taken a liking to that same cave? I don't think I'd find Jeff's old one very easily. I was only over there under the Sentinel four or five times, just because we didn't head there often to visit him--leave no trail, first rule, show no light, second rule, STFU, third rule. Don't feed Air-Wick, the local cave-dwelling skunk, ever, or he'll just want more.

Did I say Sentinel? I meant Washington Column or Inconceivable Buttress, probably. There's cave sites all over.

I loved the little TRex, Gypsy!

Bevin was absolutely terrorized by ET's poster on our wall, and I had to take it down...


neebee: Here's another snippet about George Anderson. There are two invlved in Yo Se Mite, one is buried in the pioneer graveyard near the Visitors' Center, but he is not the Half Dome pioneer. He must be buried in Stockton, is my guess. I have some info on that here someplace.
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 19, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
I never visited Jeff's cave either but I always thought it was near Sentinel Rock. MIne was above Camp 4.

This is advice I sorely need today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kwrBiPX_IY
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