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Scole

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
The climbing world, and your thousands of friends, are going to miss you Billy! it's an honor to have known you for the past 35 years.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
breathless bump ...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
here's a slideshow of Blitzo's pictures of desert skies;...perfect images under the present circumstances....take a peek...


http://www.joshuatreeclimb.com/images/phpslideshow.php?directory=skies¤tPic=15
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Beautiful Todd. Damn he's a talented one behind the camera. He's given us so many images for the ages. 40 years of amazing photography will live on. Thank you so much for sharing that. Very apropos right now. Billy's seen a wonderful world through his camera lens. Thanks for sharing and thanks for being there for him at the hospice.



Per Sooze, Billy's still peacefully resting right now, as he has been all day.

Locker, Russ and Sooze are with him. Kate and Sonya just left. Bluclockr spent time. And Todd. And LeighAnne. He's surrounded by those who love him very much and has been with friends all day. And of course the energy of all of us thinking of him who can't be there by his side. I know he feels it.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:22am PT
I honestly believe the energy and love of you all is making all the difference. He's peacefully been resting for and preparing for his journey. . No struggle or bad energy; just love, trust and presence of good friends.

Thank heavens we have a private room, great staff is only supportive and here to help. Meanwhile, we're telling stories and having a bit of a salut of beers to our buddy. Kate, soff cookay, Russ, Locker, myself & blueblocker. Locker on orange juice but the rest of us drinking some of Blitzos favorite libations.

Credit: susan peplow

Thanks for Todd & Leigh-ann for your visits. And thanks to all for the sage, love, photos , emails.... It is making the difference. Also, huge comfort the wonderful staff. What genuine caring people!

Credit: susan peplow
Credit: susan peplow
Credit: susan peplow


Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:25am PT
Cheers to Blitzo ...
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:28am PT
Cheers and much love to all.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Very nice. He's got some quality folks in that room!

I can only imagine the stories you all are sharing. There's so many.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:40am PT
Ah, to be with true friends....
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Amazing group of friends. My heartfelt best to all.

Todd
chez

Social climber
chicago ill
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:50am PT
Oh very nice, Das blute has had a few of those beers for sure. I remember the day he would go straight to the Good Beer Mart and get a high percentage beer hisself after a hard day of work grinding.
Yep LuLu and the blute grinding concrete with about the visibility of one micron, dust everywhere. Mask on of course, unlike others i know!
Lot of good memories there Bill, ordering from Top 100 we delivery, Not a typo, actually on the sign. Good ole 29. The sand man!
Frikin Blute doing the back step dance and screaming Whaaaaat!
Draining the Staborater at Russ's & Soooooze's when they weren't looking. Untiiiiil Russ got the motion sensor camera. We where onto that though, not Lu Lu! Busted his ass quite a few times, made him quit drinking i heard.
By the way Blooter, love your photo's! Frikin love em. Wish i could tell you to your face.
How about all those times i would be at Pine Sprgs on the Puter" at 7am with my back to the slider and there would be a shadow flash by, i would turn around and there was nothing! But it was the Blute shuffllin quickly into the Garage, "aka Fish Prods" to his facebook time.
You did that on purpose didn't you? Sneaky SOB! Light on your feet you are.
Been thinkin about for 3 weeks now, it is great knowing you.
Chez

nah000

climber
canuckistan
Aug 14, 2013 - 01:28am PT
if supertopo is ever in need of a patron saint i'd like to suggest neebee.


while i don't know blitzo nor the core group of caregivers, your online and real life community is a powerful testament to the friendships you have collectively shared in.

peace.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Aug 14, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Neebee... an extension of who we all wish we were inside, truly.



I'm speechless at the reality of all this ... though not naive ...

Time to pile hair atop my head
upon my pillows
David Sedaris by my side
as I distract myself
from the reality
happening now...

Blessings to Blitzo
as I know
I will wake up breathless
wondering what is.
MisterE

climber
Aug 14, 2013 - 01:55am PT
Chez - right on. That's the stuff.

Great times with Bill, though I came in late. The man has a keen eye for the aesthetic, a simple appreciation of the real pleasures of life and the joyous energy of a climbing lifer.

Thanks for being such a huge part of who I am now, Bill. It all started here - with you.

Credit: MisterE
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 14, 2013 - 01:56am PT
Neebees love quilt as we call is has been in use since arrival. Yesterday as my cape, last night for warmth for both me, then locker and again tonight snuggled up under it. Looking down I keep seeing new details to admire.

Blitzo has been comfortable and knew he'd happily share. Thanks everyone, in particular Neebs, we just love it so.

Credit: susan peplow
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 14, 2013 - 05:22am PT
hey there say, sooze... i managed to fit those lovely old fashioned LARGE squares in, with my squares, those were from just-the-maid (from her gramma)...

i got all the names in that were posted, here, UP until the time i had to sew it together and to send it... just barely got leggs's name, in, on the other side and TWO others... though they are just inked in, was happy to get a few more there! ... (started the list at the first post and went on through and tried very hard to not accidentally miss a poster) :O

:)


Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Aug 14, 2013 - 07:33am PT
Thanks for posting the pics of you all hanging out with Blitzo....the best we can all hope for when our time is at hand.....to be surrounded by those that love us unconditionally.

A thing of beauty.

Peace,
DR
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Aug 14, 2013 - 09:28am PT
^ : )

+1
Gal

Trad climber
going big air to fakie
Aug 14, 2013 - 09:29am PT
Locker!!!!! Just saying "hi" and I'm thinking about you all. Blitzo... I am hoping that any discomfort is surpassed by being surrounded by the love.
MH2

climber
Aug 14, 2013 - 09:47am PT
From outside the close circle but as one who in the role of nurse has seen a lot of people pass on, a collective feeling in our nursing culture is that people about to die often hold on until family members come to visit so that the dying person can know that their kids are okay. Just one thought on how having his friends near may be helping to keep Blitzo at peace. What a great family he has.
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