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LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 23, 2012 - 06:40am PT
You woke me out of a sound sleep this morning, hours before the alarm was set to ring...you were desperately trying to tell me something...I wanted to hear you, to embrace you...to convince you you are loved, still.

Credit: LilaBiene

And you are remembered, not just on this day, which would have been your 80th birthday, but every single day.

Credit: LilaBiene

I don't know if you can see it, or feel it, or know it...but your soul is dancing, and lives on.

Credit: LilaBiene

Camila's second climbing lesson in Yosemite, guided by the multi-talen...
Camila's second climbing lesson in Yosemite, guided by the multi-talented BooDawg and friend of Dolt's.
Credit: LilaBiene

Credit: LilaBiene

Sending you all our love, wherever you are...

This photo of Bill was taken by Tom Frost, and was given to us at the ...
This photo of Bill was taken by Tom Frost, and was given to us at the Oakdale Climbers Festival. It is impossible (at least at this point!) to put into words what it feels like to hold this picture in my hands.
Credit: LilaBiene

You are loved. YOU ARE LOVED. You are loved.

LilaBiene & the muppet
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:03am PT
I've never seen a close portrait photo of your father before. It's good to have a face now to go with the many stories.

I had a somewhat similar experience. The first Festival for the Ancestors in Japan after the Frank Sacherer memorial in the Valley, I dreamed two nights in a row that I was visiting again with his parents in San Francisco. We were sitting at the kitchen table in the sun room, talking and laughing for hours. I knew they were telling me they were happy with the way things had been handled.

Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:42am PT
Nice post and tribute, Lilabiene. If you plan on going to the facelift next year, maybe I will get to meet you then as I didn't quite "send" this past one.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:50am PT
You're not the only one waking up with odd stirrings.

Boomer and Dolt must've met by now.

Wouldn't that have been fun to see?

Dolt you have a handicap?

No, sir, only just me.

And Boomer may I ask, sir,

Are you able to climb five-three?

You are not exactly just stuck with leftovers, Odd.

I'm thankful we met and became friends this year.

Next one's going to be twice as nice.

Batso: That's not Bill, that's Dennis Hopper, you dolt!

splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:53am PT
...to convince you are loved, still.
LOVE ABIDES ...

FOREVER!!!!!!

edit: "And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 23, 2012 - 09:13am PT
pretty darn special, that there's no last page
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:11am PT
Picture rotation.. rotation of beauty..rotation of life..
father
father
.
Daughter & Grandchild
Daughter & Grandchild
Credit: nita

Lila, Thank you.. for taking us along on your journey.
looking forward to meeting the muppet and camping with you again.

Edit; can anybody take these two pictures and put them side by side?...
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:15am PT
Really lovely tribute.....thanks for sharing.....and may peace be yours, LilaBiene.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:31am PT

No words can say what you already have Lila. . .
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
i WASNT ON THE INTERNET during bush years...
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:34am PT
A climbing Legacy which we all know.. Gone but never forgotten..
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:37am PT
Wow the resemblance is striking. Very cool. Happy B-Day
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:46am PT
Thank you for your great posts & thank you for being you.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 23, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
Oh boy....so poignant, beautiful


Susan
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 23, 2012 - 12:23pm PT

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Nov 23, 2012 - 12:35pm PT

Ed, Thanks!! ..


Perfect! ..You even cleaned up the picture.(-;


can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Nov 23, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
DNA rules!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
i WASNT ON THE INTERNET during bush years...
Nov 23, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
I have a DOLT bolt hangar in my prize collections.. That tiny Chunk of Metal represents the Icon which represents us all. The mark of men is their legacies, and in this case they are all STELLAR...

Bills birth, Danos departure. Where would we be now, without them in our past?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 23, 2012 - 02:41pm PT
hey there say, lilabiene...


oh such a sweet wonderful post!...

thank you for sharing your love for you father, here is with us, as we
'peek in'...

thank you for sharin the whole story, too...
i will always remember this find, as a treasure...
the kind that many seek, but never find...


god bless and happy thanksgiving to you, as you hold your
treasure in the midst of you and your granddaughter...

>:D<
crunch

Social climber
CO
Nov 23, 2012 - 02:41pm PT
It was wonderful to meet you and muppet in Oakdale. You really livened things up, with your amazing story and big smile!

here's a couple pics:

muppet and lilabiene
muppet and lilabiene
Credit: crunch

muppet
muppet
Credit: crunch

One item of Dolt gear still in use. Fred Beckey's haulbag. So tough an...
One item of Dolt gear still in use. Fred Beckey's haulbag. So tough and well made, Fred still totes it around with him.
Credit: crunch

Best wishes from Colorado.

Crusher



Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 23, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
Happy Birthday Bill!

That portrait of Bill is the first photo that Tom Frost ever took.

Handed Tom his Leica in 1960 and said take my picture. And what a fine picture it is.
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