Happy Birthday Don Lauria-The big 80!

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Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:00am PT
Don - can't believe it - you've almost caught up with me, and you look - at worst - a middle-aged tiger. I was really touched by your talk at Oakdale. Thanks.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:18am PT

Mr Lauria, You look Marvelous for the big eight-oh..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ...and many more.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 23, 2012 - 02:00am PT
Happy Birhday!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 23, 2012 - 07:42am PT
Happy Bday, Don.....you continue to inspire.
Tony Puppo

climber
Bishop
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:20am PT
Happy Birthday Don. I heard you had a little coronary episode last week. I hope you're feeling better.
Tony
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:55am PT
I was just thinking Dons one of the must well preserved 80 year olds I have ever met. Hope its not serious!

Thanks Guido for posting up this thread.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
Happy Birthday to Don !!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
Happy birthday Don!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
Hey Don, will you teach me to climb?

Happy birthday my man!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 23, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
Happy Birthday +1 Don!


The Man WBITD pulling down at Stoney Point where the holds disappear long before the legends! 1968 Chouinard catalog photo.

It has been a pleasure hanging out with you!

Many Happy Returns!
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
My sideburns were never that short! Me thinks we're looking at Dennis Hennek.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
I'm not sure why I missed this thread the first time, but a belated happy birthday to you, sir! The Summit magazine containing your "Dihedral Diary" article is one of the first ones I received, and I still have it. That article set the bar rather high for the quality of climbers' writing.

Thanks for the inspiration your articles -- and the stories handed down to us -- gave to me.

John
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
One of the coolest shots ever - from Dihedral Diary
Credit: McHale's Navy
Also from Dihedral Diary
Credit: McHale's Navy

Text page 1;
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy

Happy Birthday Don! As simple as a story like this is, I hung onto the words many times over so that I could make them my own.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
McHales! Thank you for finding and posting that great article!

Do you know where it was originally published?
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
As far as I know, this issue of Summit Magazine that I have - Sept, 1968
Credit: McHale's Navy
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Thanks for posting the Summit piece Mr. McHaley's Navel.

And best wishes to the birthday guy.
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Dec 22, 2013 - 03:24am PT
Happy birthday Don. I hope I am as in good a shape when I am 81!

you celebrate the same day as my sister. Many more!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 22, 2013 - 09:05am PT
hey there say, ... fresh new happy birthday from me, :)

happy wonderful 80! a good strong new year of it, to you, and
many happy adventures, too!

god bless!


*my new year resolution:
make a bunch of supertopo cakes, and upload a bunch on
someone's birthday thread so they will all be up, and
ready to use for folks, so i don't have to WAIT each
time a birthday shows up and i need one, :)
the will be 'archived' close together... :)
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 22, 2013 - 09:23am PT
Happy Birthday. 80 is a landmark!

It beckons someone to answer a question concerning the demographics of supertopians, who is the senior member and what is his or her age?

I would imagine the median age would be between 40 and 50; but that is only only a guess.

(I hate to think what the age is of the youngest visitor to this site is; as it might have a profound effect on their mental development.)
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 22, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Happy Birthday.
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