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Wade Icey

Trad climber
Aug 8, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
Locker I hope this is not too off-putting
Best Wishes to all concerned.

ducks who fly high above it all are never agitated by such poisons.
ducks who fly high above it all are never agitated by such poisons.
Credit: Wade Icey
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Aug 8, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Aug 8, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Credit: Anastasia

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 8, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
Aww Todd, thanks for that pic me and the Bloot. I hadn't seen that before. Both Billy and I are picture takers at the crag so I have very few pictures of just me and him.

We had some really amazing times out there in JT over the years.

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 8, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
These are the last pics I have of Billy before he was hospitalized in May for the mass on his spine. Taken at a party at a friend's place in Joshua Tree in early April of this year. Was the same old fun-loving Billy we all know and love. Can't believe how quickly things turned.

Steve and Billy at Seth Zaharias' spring party in J-Tree, April 2013
Steve and Billy at Seth Zaharias' spring party in J-Tree, April 2013
Credit: Fluoride

Selfie of Billy and I at Seth's spring party in J-Tree, April 2013
Selfie of Billy and I at Seth's spring party in J-Tree, April 2013
Credit: Fluoride

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Aug 8, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
What a wonderful community we've got here...
What a wonderful display of love and support.

Blitzo, we've never met... but we will ... I look forward to it.

~peace and love, leggs aka lisa mae

some eastside hovel
Aug 8, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
^^^^That was actually my b-day and the only time I ever met Blitzo.Fully a crack up and a solid guy!!!

Edit>Ooops runnin' late.Meant the Seth party.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 8, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Credit: ????

n00b, n00b, Flouride
n00b, n00b, Flouride
Credit: ????

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 8, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Ummm, the past few pages have been pretty much pics so for anyone arriving to this page tonight, locker dropped the bomb this morning that we all pretty much already knew. You'll need to scroll back some pages for it.

Billy's at a hospice in Yucca Valley. Preventative treatment is no longer going on.

locker - please slow down on all the photo posts. I know this is very hard for you - it's hard for all of us who love him - but a lot of people only get to check in here only once or twice a day and this thread may have taken a confusing turn with 3 pages of pictures following the actual information you provided that I'm sure people want to know about. But what you said is what those who check in here need to know. It sucks, we're all hurting.

Love you, hugs to you. We will see Billy Saturday. Glad to know you're heading out here for him. I've never seen a friendship as true as you and Billy.

FYI for newcomers, it's around post 1247 where locker has said the things we sadly knew.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 8, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Direct link to locker's post at 9:30am:

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 8, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Thanks Clint.
susan peplow

Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 8, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
I've had difficulty gathering my thoughts to share with the group. Personal emails have been sent to many, please check as they pertain to visits and current condition.

Blitzo is hanging in there but it's been a tough few days. Confusion and new surrounds making things only that more difficult. We still hold out hope that being closer to home will allow us time to well, have time. Positive thoughts are important now as we don't want to be robbed of our friend any sooner than necessary.

Cards and such can continue to be sent to our home, we'll deliver messages. Funny happenings or messages of good will on the forum conveyed as well.

Also, let's please welcome his sister Martha who visits the thread daily but has not been posting. She loves the photos and getting to know her brother in the many ways we know him. Stories, funny stories and positive vibes are more welcome that ever!

Those of you wanting to visit him, please contact me or Russ first for additional information.



Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 8, 2013 - 10:47pm PT

We're all STILL with you, Billy!
We love you!

Social climber
Aug 8, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
hey there say, sooze... NOTE TO SOOZE... NOTE TO SOOZE:
if she doesn't see this, please email her, i have dial up and
it's just slow--can't do it now, here is the note:

you should be getting an AUTOGRAPH dog, soon, that is for blitzo...

i did not know how much turn for the worse he had taken, so, i thought
it would be FUN for him to collect autographs from visitors...

:( i reckon, i should have had the idea sooner, but i just happened to
see it on sale for 2 bucks at the store, just the other day...

well--keep it out by his bed... the PEN with it, may be too thick for
fitting lots of signatures on it, so you MAY NEED a BALL POINT PEN...

YOU NEVER know, he may have clear moments and this would still brighten his thoughts to see what folks do with signing the little dog...

JUST FINISHED the name hug quilt, ALL THE NAMES of everyone on this post, just BEFORE THE LAST TWO DAY, WILL be on this quilt...

sorry, i could not get the new comers on it--will be puttting them on the pillow, though...

but--the pillow that you mentioned would be nice for his feet AND
phylp's LOVELY REAL quilt, will have to be late, it was just
far TOO much to get done... :(

i will embroider nice stuff about the taco, on her quilt, for blitzo, too,
but i can't get it there until another week and half... it is VERY thick,
for cooler night...

THIS ONE IS very thin, light and easy for blitzo to keep and curl up with, or just have on his lap to hold...

well, it should get to you ON MONDAY... i have some fund to pay for it, faster-shipping now... god's grace arose in time for me...
as, i have birthday money on hand, :)

well, REMEMBER TO find some fun way for blitzo to enjoy his
little autograph pup, and give him a hug for me...

love to all...
now, i am getting all sentimental, too...
got to go pray now...

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Aug 9, 2013 - 12:40am PT
I am at a loss for words.
Blitzo is always in my thoughts tho.

The DUDE is an Awesome, climbers Photographer.
You go to MP, and LOTS of the climbing areas posted there
have Blitzo photography. He's been EVERYWHERE, and knows EVERYONE!
The Larry

Moab, UT
Aug 9, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Peace Blitzo. You're in my thoughts.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 9, 2013 - 01:02am PT
Noob-o-rama April 2010
Noob-o-rama April 2010
Credit: Brian in SLC

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Aug 9, 2013 - 01:54am PT
Peace and love to you Blitzo ... always.


Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 9, 2013 - 02:35am PT
I'm not sure how I know this, but I do.

Blitzo is too good a dude to have to hang out here anymore. It truly is better on the other bank of the River. He must of had some glimpses. I have.

Ask him.

Don't feel sorry for him. I wouldn't want that.

I only met the dude briefly, many moons ago. Probably burned one with him.
I could be wrong on this , but it is something I feel from the heart.

Peace Out, Billy.

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 9, 2013 - 02:50am PT
Neebee, I can't wait to see the quilt! And the pillow! So much love is poured into such a thoughtful and lovely gift! Blitzo will be blessed to wrap up I side of it with all the positive love it contains. He hasn't been reading the forum lately so I will tell him all about it tomorrow if the nurse thinks he is ok to have a visitor. Praying and sending good vibes with you for our friend!
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