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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
Lt. Francis W. Bermingham, USAAF pilot.  May 17, 1924-November 4, 2012...
Lt. Francis W. Bermingham, USAAF pilot. May 17, 1924-November 4, 2012.
Boomer.
Credit: mouse from merced
Cleared for landing on the moon or wherever.

I just now had word from Lenna. Just that quickly.

One of Boomer's and Bobbye's best favorites.
Perry Como. RIP.

And here's one I been meaning to post for all you fighters and lovers.
Amparo Ochoa. RIP.
It's more than a song with a message. It's danceable, too! I'd like to dance because his soul's gone into it's place in the cosmos. I really feel terrible. But I'm gonna plug onwards.

After a visit to the Partisan. Salud, Good Dad. Salud, Beautiful Mom. Salud, Amparo, melodious lady. Perry, como esta?

I'll be thinking of you, John. Keep me in your thoughts & prayes.

Third class blues, let's go get stoned. Fvck the coffee shoppe.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manor of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

Go easy mouse
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Hey mouse, I just saw this. I'm very sad and blue now.

"i didn't feel so bad until the good Lord's sun went down
I didn't have a soul to throw my arms around.-"



nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
Hang in there dude.
Enjoy life and all the stuff that comes along with it and whatever comes after.
If something hurts too much, imagine how big you have to make yourself so that the pain is just a small part of who you are.

Actually that last part is the latest life lesson for me, and it seems you are instinctively following it already.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
Mouse,
Condolences to you and the Bermingham family from the Hocking family.
RIP Boomer.
Tad
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:46pm PT
Mouse, My friend...
Saludos.
xo
nita

Mouse, Thinking about You ,...Ghost..Splitter...and T Hocking...a little music for you all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ


Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 5, 2012 - 10:39pm PT
If I was at the Hotel Tioga right now I'd share a hug, bottle o' wine (good stuff, maybe) and a fatty and a less than stellar fly me to the moon on uke. Unfortunately, time and distance means I can only offer the following condolences;
1st one for Boomer


and for you

fitting that it was posted by mousetrapreplica

hang in there and rejoice when appropriate but it's ok to hurt for the time being, being.

Andy T
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 6, 2012 - 12:30am PT
bump
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 6, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
Brian, Nita, David - very sorry to hear your sad news, and thinking of you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2012 - 05:20pm PT
I have been on cruise control all day since I got up at mid-morning, no hang-over, Splitter, just remorse for spending the dough on wine and beer. The weed, not so much, it's killer and has done the job today.

I got out the vote, mailed the book to Our neebee, bless you, and that pack of chewing gum to CosmicSceneMan to fix his cams.

I sat out front with coffee at Coffee Bandits on Main, just thinking. A woman sat down. Her name is Marty. She is an angel. We spoke. She related her story: bag woman, moved from NY & ended up in SF, then here in Merced. She's been working with the Salvation Army. She shared. I needed to visit with her and she needed to pray for someone to the glory of God. So nicely-done, Miss You're-the One.

When I told Marty/Miriam that I am totally whimsied out and she is a dingbat, but I loved that about her, she was so happy. She needs validation that she's doing the right thing, and all I had to do was respond to her. You may or may not find the city is all that, but I can't imagine this happening in an urban setting as opposed to a hick town. She prayed for Boomer and family.

Then I thanked her
and was on my way, thinking,
"How John Salathe."

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2012 - 08:11pm PT
Ron, you are a good guy and one of the originals. We are all copies of someone, but you and I have an affinity, an appreciation of the absurd.

What's absurd is that we have arrived at them in different ways. You had no dad to guide, correct, initiate you. I did. What diff? Not much, that I can see. You were forced to be independent. I had to fight to be so.

I need a break from this Taco. It's too addictive, too distracting. I have sensed a restlessness coming over me. This death is liberating. There is a lesson there, somewhere.

Untill I return, this thread has terminated, as far as I am concerned. there are other loose ends. Most do not concern boobs or turds, Ron, but I will leave you with the high sign

UU

(what boobs get to looking like sooner or later--i'm so tired.)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 7, 2012 - 08:14pm PT
It happens to the best of us my friend.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 7, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
Mouse;
If you have to leave ST,
I will MISS you.

You have my email and phone#.
Please feel free to call anytime.

Cosmic
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 8, 2012 - 04:37am PT
hey there say, mouse...

oh my... had not seen this yet...

a very nice picture of your father...
my condolences to you and your family and loved ones, a this hard sad time
of his passing...

will send a card, soon...

may the new trail that comes without him being near, be:
a trail of the nearness of special and very sweet memories, that will
bring new life to you, after the sad tears of each one that graces your thoughts...


god bless...
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 8, 2012 - 08:11am PT
Keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
Brian, I hope all is well with you, I know how difficult this time can be.

Love isn't supposed to hurt, but if it didn't I guess it wouldn't really be love, eh? I mean, if you lose something you love, it can be very painful. But then, you never really lose love, because, love is eternal. There were times that I wished I had never loved at all, it would have been so much easier, it seemed. But, we know that isn't true, because that is what we are here for. Because love is the most precious gift of all,

"And now these three remain, faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."!

Love is a blessing, and you and your father have been blessed. Boomer will never forget you, and will never stop loving you, nor you him. That is really the most important thing we can take with us, and the most important thing worth clinging to here on earth. May a peace beyond all understanding be with you, bro!

John

edit: Nita - "Farewell Farewell" -- That is a beautiful song, I have never heard it before. It is truely special, thankyou!

Mouse - "Her name is Marty" -- I believe people, and occasionally angels, are sent from heaven for special times and circumstances...and they are never late, they're always right on time!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
It's been a day, let me tell you. I got straight with my brothers and sister about the obsequies, the requiem mass, and so on. The body's on the cremation plane and it will be turned into cinders down in Texas. Yep, Texas.

Mass and memorial are next Wednesday.

All set. Bank's good, mean to sell the double-wide cheap & fast. Some furniture will be stored by me for use in a new place.

Thanks for sticking with me, friends.

I need sleep because I mean to start to finish up with the Sierra Club Bulletins this weekend (big stack) while looking through Jim's new batch of slides he shipped me. May havesome Cathedral shots. I'm hoping some Tahquitz, too.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Nov 8, 2012 - 10:37pm PT

Take care..Mr Mouse....

Saludos..
Best Wishes...
nita.


.............................
Thinking about my Mom...She is having a tough time....

Sending this song out to my Mom, and anyone else that is experiencing sorrow.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9TmJBBKYmU
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 8, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
too real is this feeling of make believe

too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal





but remember

my need is such, I pretend too much

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 8, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
I got straight with my brothers and sister about the obsequies, the requiem mass, and so on.

Three weeks ago, when it looked like my father would only have a few days, he asked for us all to join him. Which we did. His room was tiny, so we pried him out of his bed and hoisted him into a wheelchair, and the kind folks at the hospital gave us a little meeting room, and we sat and listened. To his thoughts on the obsequies, and so on.

He's blind, so we all had to identify ourselves by voice, but he soon knew who was where, and looked right at us. And he was beyond weak, so even with an Oxy feed he could only manage a few words without a break. But he sat tall in the chair and laid it down.

And the message was: "It won't matter to me, cuz I ain't gonna be participating, so you do what you think is right to remember me. The only thing I ask is that you don't involve any preachers."

So we tucked him back into bed, then sat around crying, or pretending not to cry, for a while. And agreed that there wouldn't be any preachers involved, but that when the time came, be it tomorrow or next week or next year, that there would be a jar with his ashes, and plenty of time to listen to whoever wanted to tell a story.

However it goes down for you and your dad Mouse, I hope you feel my spirit there with you.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Nov 9, 2012 - 01:42am PT
Hang in there Mouse. We've not met that I'm aware of, but I do like your style around here. Sure wouldn't be the same without your posts.

My pop died many years ago in my arms. I've never gotten over it, but my life has had to go on. It's crappy at times. But no-one ever promised me a rose garden. I just keep my chin up and know that dad would be disappointed if I didn't. That alone has helped a lot over the years. It doesn't go away,but it does get easier. A little.

You're gonna be alright Brother.
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