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Nov 4, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
I lost my family within two years. The people that were always there, taught me how to be, etc. Grandmother, mother, Aunt, Uncle and lastly my Father. Too many actually. I still don't get it and yeah, you can't make this stuff up.

How do you get over such loss? Simple, you don't. You instead learn to live with it. I myself focus on what I do have, what is still here and try to only glance back and use my time to stare forward. You can't focus on the past because it will drive you insane, put you deep into depression, etc. Now the future, there are so many wonderful things always in the future that you can influence and gain.

I miss them, especially my Dad. Yet... I also know he is happy for me, where I am today and that means a whole lot.


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 4, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
Ive found loss to be a CURVE graph.. It starts out very painful..Grows to frustrations and doubts, then eases as the years slip by so fast. Soon the miss is equaled by a certain calmness and fond memory and the graph trends downward. There are still those moments , late in the night when silence throbs and the miss brings a tear and i see that never ending. Yet the time has a way of easing pain and increasing the warmth gained by those memories.

And i rely DAILY on those spirits i talk with and those give me strength.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 4, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
Today would be my Dads birthday,, way back in 1925.. Depression,, hunting rabbits for money - having to NOT MISS a shot to ruin profit.. Onto ranch work carpentry on dams then the war-4F due to a childhood broken arm and lousy setting thereof- and into the aviation fields. From there he helped put man on the moon while he raised five decent kids. My hunting and fishing partner, and teacher of more than i can remember.

Salute to YOU PA! Ill never measure up to those shoes..But ill die trying..
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Nov 4, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Mouse - Nita - Ghost --

I understand your feelings and sympathize completely.

It'll pass and gradually be replaced by fond and painless memories.

Hang in there.
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.
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.

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

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.-"


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
Condolences to you and the Bermingham family from the Hocking family.
RIP Boomer.

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

Mouse, Thinking about You ,...Ghost..Splitter...and T Hocking...a little music for you all.

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

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

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."

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
The Greatest Generation, member thereof. SALUTE to "Boomer".

Mouse , hang loose like mouses do. Congrats on having him so long. And condolences on the void you now feel.
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


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

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

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

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


Social climber
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...

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!


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!
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