Happy 80th B Day Jim Sinclair

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Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Jun 22, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Wow, no idea you were anywhere near 80, lots of life force still evident! Big congrats and Happy Birthday!

Peter
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 22, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
hey there say, big jim... wow, what a neat picture... i love stone wall, and, they are great backdrops for artistic photos to remember, :)

happy 80th birthday and may it be as fun, all year, as that picture looked, :)

god bless!
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jun 24, 2013 - 01:31am PT
Time for a bump, and another story.

One day, early in our friendship, I asked Jim and Tony how they had met. Jim promptly assured me that they had met in Oakalla. For the benefit of our young or non-BC readers, Oakalla was the provincial jail in Burnaby, now closed for 20 or so years. This was the slammer for less serious offences/crooks/criminals/bad guys etc.

Being young innocent naive and gullible, I immediately believed him. Several times I almost asked them what they had done to get there, but it never seemed like the right moment. Who knew, maybe they had roughed someone up for asking too many questions!

As the weeks went by, it slowly dawned on me that Tony was far too nice a guy to have ever done time, and they were just messin' with me. Big Jim on the other hand, well...could be...maybe...possible...you never know about people...why not?........ and where/how did he get that tough-sounding nickname?

Jim, ha ha, finally gotcha back! As Hamish Fraser posted above, Jim is indeed "the nicest guy in Squamish"
HM

Someone else's turn for a story or two.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 24, 2013 - 01:54am PT
Hey Neebee, say, the day I met Big Jim he walked me and Masha over to this really cool stone carving in the woods near the big boulders and told us this really interesting stuff about the carving and the carver. I think there is a picture of it already posted here once. Jim likes art.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
In spite of the fact Jim wouldn't let us organize a birthday bash, there was a lot of socializing and even some climbing.
Saturday Jim's family (including siblings, grown children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and inlaws) organized an afternoon feast.
Sunday a bunch of us spent most of the day climbing in the Bluffs with Jim.
He seemed pretty pleased by the whole thing and was really touched by the Supertopo "birthday card".
Photos in the works.
PB
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 25, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
hey there say, wayno... wow, thanks for sharing that...

and, to chief,
say, thanks for sharing about big jim's birthday fun!

:)


i love good birthday shares, :)
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jul 11, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
The crew at Jim's Birthday cragging session
The crew at Jim's Birthday cragging session
Credit: bmacd

Chief and Jim clearing brush out from the bottom of a sweet crag
Chief and Jim clearing brush out from the bottom of a sweet crag
Credit: bmacd
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