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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 3, 2018 - 08:34am PT
Welcome to the Tenth Annual Supertopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange.

We are doing things a wee bit different this year. The event now celebrates the end of yet another spin around the sun. As such, gifts do not need to arrive prior to Christmas, but let's aim to celebrate the New Year by having gifts arrive at their designated location by Monday, December 31.

The previous nine years have been a wonderful success. Let's do our best to spread the word and keeps things going and growing.

I have simplified the rules this year to limit the number of words you must digest.

1. If you sign up to give a gift then please finish what you started. We are all anxiously awaiting to receive our secret gift. You do not want to bring tears to a fellow SuperTopoian.

2. No one needs to go broke giving a gift. Homemade gifts are encouraged, there is no price put on care, creativity, and thoughtfulness.

3. Gifts MUST NOT BE NSFW!!! No porn, rubber appendages, lingerie, etc. These gifts may be opened in the presence of children so please keep that in mind. EVERYONE should plan on sending and receiving something clean and fun!

4. Once you receive your gift please post pics! Not only does it let your Secret Santa know the gift was received, but it lets the rest of us see just how cool your present is!

TO PARTICIPATE:

1. YOU MUST EMAIL ME BY MONDAY 12/17/2017 if you wish to participate! You will receive an acknowledgment from Santa saying that you are in. If you do not receive an acknowledgment then he did not receive your email! Try again!

2. The correct email address to use is: SIMON (at) VERSHKE (dot) com. Do not send your notice of participation through SuperTopo!

3. In your e-mail you must give me your Supertopo name, real name, shipping address and any other special considerations like gender/allergies/crazy phobias/etc.

4. Secret Santa Name Distribution emails will go out on 12/18/2018. In this email will be the name and address of who you need to send your gift to. Also, at the same time, someone else is getting your name and address so they can send you a gift!


Letís make this yearís SuperTopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange the biggest and best one ever!

Simon

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2018 - 06:01pm PT
Bump since people are asking...
feralfae

Boulder climber
Almost solving the metaphysical mystery
Dec 3, 2018 - 06:17pm PT
Oh, wow, Plastic!
Great gift to come home and find that Secret Santa is ON for this year!
If we want, it is still kosher to send gifts to arrive by Christmas? I am being silly, never mind. :)

I'm in! I always get the most spectacular gifts from people, and I hope my gift this year will make someone as happy as your great giftsóO Secret Santas of Christmases Pastóhave made mine. I even took my two JT prints (and the card!) and they are up on the non-map wall in my field office. You guys are the best!
Thank you Plastic! You are super to do this for us!
ff
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 3, 2018 - 06:23pm PT
Wonderful! Sending info now. Peace on Earth and Good Will to All. lynnie

Sent! :))) Cheers and Love along with the best of Holiday Spirits!
feralfae

Boulder climber
Almost solving the metaphysical mystery
Dec 3, 2018 - 06:49pm PT
Lynne, so good to see you!
I hope you are having great fun and adventures.
Yes, I must send my info as well, and bump this back to the top.
! sent the info. :) I'll try to remember to bump this occasionally as well.
ff
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 3, 2018 - 08:21pm PT
Thanks for stepping up Simon. email sent.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Almost solving the metaphysical mystery
Dec 3, 2018 - 08:32pm PT
Good to see you John. All best wishes for the season and for every day. ff
ryankelly

climber
Bhumi
Dec 4, 2018 - 06:33am PT
yeah buddy its back

thanks!

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 4, 2018 - 11:42am PT
Yes, feralfae, 2018 has been great to me as far as fun and adventures. How about you? Glad! you are on board here. Hugs!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2018 - 01:57pm PT
The names are coming in (slowly)!

Tell your ST friends that this isTHE event of the year!

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 4, 2018 - 02:07pm PT
OK, so life isn't perfect and it's the holiday season and all the craziness it demands.....but let's get on the Secret Santa Bandwagon, let our hair down and have some jokes, jollies and fun.

Zip, are you on board yet? The train hasn't left the station and there is a seat reserved for you. :)

Perhaps we can include Susan's idea along with our personal gift giving. A gift to the campfire and another gift for the fire victims.

I think scrooge has left the room and the grinch's heart is growing.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 4, 2018 - 05:23pm PT
It's all about crowd mentality me thinks. If the Fish, russ walling, would sign on here we'd get a stampede. For the olden days......put out a hook.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 4, 2018 - 10:03pm PT
hey there say... i was nearly going to sleep...
way early for me...

glad i did not, yet... as, i saw this!


yep, i am in.... :)

going to mail email now...


thank you simon... :)
feralfae

Boulder climber
Almost solving the metaphysical mystery
Dec 5, 2018 - 09:38am PT
Hi Lynne,
Oh, yes, life is wonderful! I am glad to hear or your fun and adventures as well. I am doing a multi-year archaeological survey in a wilderness area and the surrounding lands. I have discovered two prehistoric village sites and moreómuch more. I love being back out in nature doing archaeology. Next year, at least one, perhaps three former grad students from NU who became archeologists will be joining me in the field for more survey work. In 2020, we will being specific site investigations of some of the sites, and work to preserve the graves I have found as well. I am delighted to hear life is going well and that you are still in the game. Let me know if you get out to Montana. Much Love, ff.
**
and a bump for Secret Santa!!!
**
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 5, 2018 - 07:45pm PT
bump
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 5, 2018 - 07:51pm PT
I'd love it if some of you would sign on. Who knows what the next 365 will bring. Let's celebrate this 2018 Holiday Season as the campfire.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 5, 2018 - 09:46pm PT
I'm in, someone is going to get some cool art.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2018 - 07:55am PT
Do you know ST folks who rarely come to the site?

Tell them about this fun event!

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 6, 2018 - 01:34pm PT
hey there say, ... bump... :)
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 6, 2018 - 02:44pm PT
Ron Gomez- care to play with us?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2018 - 08:57pm PT
One week left to join!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 10, 2018 - 11:01am PT
Bump.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 10, 2018 - 01:18pm PT
Humor us/me, sign on/up. :) For all the kids at heart.....are there still any left out there?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 10, 2018 - 02:12pm PT
hey there say, mouse... LOVELY photo!


here's to a bump...

i will also try to bump it again, later into the night, for tomorrow...


:)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 11, 2018 - 09:38am PT
bump.
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 11, 2018 - 08:10pm PT
yur gonna die
























































































locker edit:














































might as well













































































get a supertopo





















































surprise.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 12, 2018 - 01:17pm PT
bump.
That thing about the milk? Fabrication.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 12, 2018 - 07:37pm PT
You may just get some cool art...

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2018 - 07:56pm PT
Just a few more days to get in on the FUN!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 14, 2018 - 09:19am PT

[Click to View YouTube Video]

If coal is your goal, don't sign up.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2018 - 06:34pm PT
Assignments will be in the e-mails on Monday!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 15, 2018 - 07:01pm PT
hey there, say, simon... thank you so much!!!! :)

happy good eve, to you :)
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 15, 2018 - 07:13pm PT
hey there say, simon

On pins and needles to find out who this years victim; err, umm, giftee will be.

Just funning with you neebster :))
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 17, 2018 - 12:47am PT
hey there say, johntp... awwww... in a nice way, though...

good gentlemen are hard to fine... :)

happy good eve to you...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 17, 2018 - 12:33pm PT
Can't Wait.......
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2018 - 04:44pm PT
ALL DONE!

I have sent out all the assignments for the 20128 SuperTopo Secret Santa Gift Exchange (STSSGE)

If you do not see one in your mail please contact me directly: simon@vershke.com

Now it is UP TO YOU!

1. Buy/create a wonderful gift for your recipient.
2. Ship it so it arrives by New Year's Eve.
3. When you open your gift, come here and post pics.

Until next year!

Santa.

johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 17, 2018 - 04:46pm PT
Cheers Simon!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 19, 2018 - 04:03pm PT
hey there say, simon!!! i just found out that my gift to my
recipient is ACTUALLY ON IT'S WAY...


wow... i have never been able to actually order stuff...
so i make things, and paint...

well this, year--- hee hee... due to something funny, it turns
out that the best gift, was actually TO order 'a very specific'
thing...


i never thought i could do this... wow, THANK YOU SIMON...
you see...

supertopo secret santa takes us 'places we have NEVER been before' ...

:)



well, also, whoever it is that gets the gift, please know:
there is a SECOND one that goes with it...

so, you can wait and open them together...





edit:

wow, say, johntp... happy good eve! good to see you here...

say, and hey there to lynne... think i just saw here, in one of
the last posts, too...


:)



happy good eve, to all!!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 19, 2018 - 04:06pm PT
Sent mine of today! Will arrive 12/26. Not too bad. :)

Cheers All!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 20, 2018 - 08:14am PT
Payback.
Having fun with this!
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, Bozeman, the ocean, or ?
Dec 20, 2018 - 09:49am PT
I emailed you...didnít get a name yet. :-(

Susan
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 20, 2018 - 04:57pm PT
hey there, say... did you read the card... they both had a card...

:)


NOW!! YOU CAN make these little things... one a day, and GIVE them to
the folks you see, in merced...
you will become a legend...


the
legend of the mouse... it will be!


plus, take your time... you WILL get it...

each day, take one with you...
leave one on the buffect counters, etc...

you will brighten their town:

ONE DAY AT A TIME! ...


:) HAPPY sweet christmas, mouse...
now, hee hee, GET TO WORK...

THEY ARE both calendars...

one a day... or, one per night...



SAY, MOUSE... was it wrapped nice?? it was supposed to be wrapped, too...
and with a card...

let me know...
:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 22, 2018 - 10:09am PT
hey there say... just a bump... for the weekend...


:)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 22, 2018 - 01:26pm PT
SC Seagoat, Sue, did you get your name??? Merry Christmas!!!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 22, 2018 - 02:32pm PT
somehow I completely missed this.... :(
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 22, 2018 - 02:43pm PT
^^^ I've said that a few times leading a climb.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 22, 2018 - 03:17pm PT
MFM....ahahagaga!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 22, 2018 - 04:13pm PT
hey there, say, lynne...

lets 'track' simon, with the 'the ol' tracking simon'
emails... :)


see if all is well for susan... :)
Powder

Trad climber
the Box
Dec 22, 2018 - 04:19pm PT
^^^ I've said that a few times leading a climb.

😂😂🤣😝😛


Very funny. : )
Powder

Trad climber
the Box
Dec 22, 2018 - 06:02pm PT
Thank you, Secret Santa! <3 *^_^*

Wow That's a nice pleasant surprise!


...will post sometime later.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2018 - 09:54pm PT
Lest there be any holiday concern, Susan DID receive her SS assignment.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 23, 2018 - 09:58pm PT
hey there say, simon... wow, ... very wonderful to hear that!! :)


say, 'hey there to powder' ... happy to see you here!!!


hugsssssssssssssss... :)
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana, on the Divide and around.
Dec 24, 2018 - 03:40pm PT
Uh-oh, I think there may have been a glitch, because Powder, sounds as though you already got your gift, and I only just sent it this morning via FedEx from Montana, for delivery before New Year. I wonder if two people got your name. If so, that is fineómore presents! Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you!
And a wonderful Merry Christmas to everyone! Cheers!
feralfae
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana, on the Divide and around.
Dec 24, 2018 - 03:42pm PT
Neebee, it is always great to run into you here. Merry Christmas! There's a card on the way to you. We will talk soon, now that I am home from the field for a while. feralfae
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana, on the Divide and around.
Dec 24, 2018 - 03:44pm PT
Simon, if someone did not get a gift from the list, or if I should have had another name, let me know and I can get something to FedEx on Wednesday. Thank you and Merry Christmas! feralfae
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 24, 2018 - 03:51pm PT
hey there, say, feralfae... also, it COULD just be that she got
a gift from someone, and 'assumed it was secret santa' ??

i just got a gift from lynne in the mail and,
as it did not say secret santa...

i emailed, to find it...

it was just an early christmas gift from her,
is what it was...



maybe powder, too, happened to get an early 'other' gift..
:) hope so ...


:)


yes, feralfae, we will call, >:D<
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 24, 2018 - 05:49pm PT
feralfae

I double-checked and YOU were the only person assigned to Powder.

Santa may be a bit slow on the lead but he retains his intellectual edge!




feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana, on the Divide and around.
Dec 24, 2018 - 06:01pm PT
Oh, good. Because I could not figure any way I could have messed up. So it was another Santa. That is so cute. Thank you Simon. You are efficient and exacting, so I could not figure it out. Anyway, we can just be happy for Powder.
Merry Christmas and thank you for all you do to make this happen. It is great fun, and could not happen without your brilliant presence. Cheers! feralfae
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 25, 2018 - 12:24am PT
hey there say, ...

little christmas gift for you all:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aToNod4nHGo


[Click to View YouTube Video]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klouw-V0JpA

[Click to View YouTube Video]
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, Bozeman, the ocean, or ?
Dec 25, 2018 - 08:00am PT
Iím good.

I hope by New Years Eve. They say the mail isnít supposed to be affected by the shutdown. Hopefully not.

Susan.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 27, 2018 - 11:26pm PT
hey there, say, all...

bump for the soon coming new year... :)
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 28, 2018 - 10:09am PT
My gift will be running late. Been down with the flu. To someone in the SoCal area that uses a PO box, you are not forgotten.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 28, 2018 - 07:22pm PT
hey there say, .... wow!! just got the ol' secret santa gift!

wow, my first thought was to wait until 'christmas' 'til i realized,
(hee hee) that the eve, has come and gone, and i HAD shared it
with my critters... and a few phone calls...

and then, there was another box, that came in the afternoon and
so i thought i'd open that first-- and here they BOTH from
'secret santa' ...


well-- i loved it... oh my... very neat thing!
i love the 'behind the scenes' so to speak...

however, i promised to get next store, NOT late...
so--


















you will have to be in suspence, just a few hours...

thank you so very very much, secret santa!



wow--amazon, really DOES wrap things nicely... :)
it was fun! and will be enjoyed a lot...

:)




can't wait to share, but-- i must... :)

be back soon!!!!!
Powder

Trad climber
the Box
Dec 28, 2018 - 08:59pm PT
Got a box from Secret Santa!! Thank you!! *^_^* ...took me a minute to figure it out even though it says so clearly on the box. : p ( ...been a long day for me = p )

...will post pictures later.



Apology about the mixed-up and confusion earlier. Haha First time participating and already causing a little bit drama. Oops.



Happy Holidays, all!


Neebee (((((((((((hugs)))))))))))
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 28, 2018 - 10:00pm PT
hey there say, ... powder... hugssssssssssssssssss...

okay, am getting my photos downsized, hope to share soon...

got to talk to my 'MOMMY!' ... first, ...

yes, my 'mommy' ... and, my mom, ... however, the MOOD is... :)


be back, soon, this, eve... for sure... >:D<




*you did fine, powder, just fine... lots of times, various
gifts show up, during the holiday season...
some secret-santas become known, and some don't...

it a nice friendship thread, here, either way, :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 28, 2018 - 11:25pm PT
hey there say, ... wow, here it is... NO-- IT IS NOT A DOG... hee hee....


scroll down-- it is the BOOK, in the box... and a calendar...
NOW:
am going to read it now, in between 'takes' ... (hee hee) ...
well, IN BETWEEN the various chores i am working on, at the table...










i love learning about little 'human things' that are natural to all of us,
little things that we do, 'behind the public' work, outings, and/or fun and play... it is interesting TO SEE THIS, AS TO THE old movies stars, as,
they have BEEN in the public eye THROUGHOUT our lives...

and-- not as themselves, but, as 'created characters' ...
nice to see a bit of 'who they were' in some other respects...



the little things that help other see us for who we really are...
(though of course, in some cases, this may not be good) ...

yet-- whatever and whoever we are, comes to LIGHT, given enough time...
and:
it is really nice, when the light shows GOOD things, that we'd otherwise,
not of had a chance to know, and/or, perhaps even 'learn good lessons' though that knowledge...

or,
just for fun... and, learning how we are 'all in the same' boat, ultimately... just 'living our lives' and trying to make a living...


some folks just ended up MORE FAMOUS, is all...


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 29, 2018 - 12:32pm PT
Powder, you are awesome. Sorry to be part of the confusion. Def not your fault! You were so great to me last year and then getting to meet you this year was such a special treat for me! Just wanted to welcome you to the campfire with a little gift.

You must come to Face Lift this year if at all possible. Follow your dreams! Cheers, Lynne
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 29, 2018 - 01:40pm PT
This flu is something else. Haven't felt this bad in ages. Lynne, you'll get your gift.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 29, 2018 - 01:51pm PT
No worries! I had it for several weeks before Christmas. It is not pleasant! Sorry you caught it!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 29, 2018 - 02:10pm PT
hey there say, johntp... oh my...

was hoping you were better now...

:(


lynne, i need to email you fast... :)
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 29, 2018 - 05:02pm PT
This arrived before Christmas but I have been a tad swamped.

If you know me you would know I LOVE books.

If you know me then you would know I LOVE Yosemite.

Therefore... SecretSanta did SWELL this year!

Until next year!

//Simon/SuperTopo Secret Santa//

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 29, 2018 - 05:26pm PT
hey there, say simon!! wow... oh my, wow...

yes, the world of books, it open us up to so many worlds, and places,
and so many other things-- things to do and learn, as well...

thanks for sharing this with us!!!
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 31, 2018 - 09:08am PT
Hey there SC Seagoat! I tried to send you this via the ST member message system, but.....

I've been unavoidably detained wrangling mud-fins, crud summits and the like out in XXXXXXXX area lately, and so I did not get a chance to swing through Moab and drop off a card to let you and Ferretlegger (and Teddy) know that I've made a small donation to the Humane Society of Moab in your names (you and Teddy-dog), in fulfilling my part of the ST Secret Santa shenanigans this holiday. I can't seem to find a way for them to show you the gift in your name, but I'll be contacting them about this after the New Year. Don't be too surprised if some triple-secret second-ascent of first-order big summit beta finds its way to you in due time as well.

Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas, Legit Kwanza and all that jazz! Happy 2019 to you and we are on the upswing now - longer and longer days a-comin'!

Thanks to Simon for putting this sharing set-up together.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana, on the Divide and around.
Dec 31, 2018 - 11:36am PT
I have been blessed the second time to received some of the art of our talented artist, Jude. Thank you very much for being my Secret Santa again. Art to share is a gift and a gift again. I display the cards I already have, and now I have more. These cards will only go to people I really, really like. You know who you are. :) Happy New Year and all my best wishes to everyone here on the Taco. (And, John, I hope you are feeling very well very soon. Lynne, I am glad you are better.) New Year blessings to us all! ff

SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, Bozeman, the ocean, or ?
Dec 31, 2018 - 02:04pm PT
Hey there SC Seagoat!

Wow! Cowboy...thatís really great news...hard working, animal-centric folks up there.
Anytime Teddy can motivate someone to do something good Iím a happy camper.

I know where that XXXXX place is. Well not really, but maybe.

Have a Happy New Year and thanks again for thinking of all of us. Xoxo.

Susan, Teddy, and Ferretlegger Michael.
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 31, 2018 - 02:49pm PT
Thank Secret Santa! Hadn't seen this book before. Looks like a nice read.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 31, 2018 - 06:57pm PT
hey there, say...

wow, feralfae... susan sea goat, and johntp...

thank you for sharing...

very nice gifts!!

very nice things to learn, see, and hear about ...

happy new years eve, by the way, too... to all!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 31, 2018 - 07:08pm PT
Glad we did this! Much, much thanks, Simon! You guys are awesome and a blessing to have as friends. Happy New Year and I will keep all of you in my heart and prayers as I have done the prior years. Peace and Joy, Love and Cheers from lynnie
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 31, 2018 - 07:14pm PT
Lynne, be patient. Very sorry I didn't get your gift out in time. Feeling like road kill.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, Bozeman, the ocean, or ?
Jan 1, 2019 - 08:16am PT
Patience Grasshopper....according to my USPS tracking receipt your gift didnít arrive before New Years. Soon, I hope.

Susan
Powder

Trad climber
the Box
Jan 1, 2019 - 03:43pm PT
I want to say ďThank youĒ to my Secret Santa for the beautifully made gift!!!!! I really love it. And love the handwriting... wow...!!

Also thank you, Lynne, for the lovely surprise. It made me smile. It was very nice to (finally) make the connection this past Fall in Oakdale! Cheers to friendship~

Last but not least, thank you, Neebee and the wonderful friends behind the scene the season before - your special gifts have warmed my heart and made me felt very much loved!! It made a otherwise-rough winter less harsh. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity! I am truly grateful.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 1, 2019 - 05:29pm PT
johntp, all is well and praying you will be soon! No worries ..... I don't need a gift from you. Your gift to me was several years ago when I got to be one of the first senders on the new route in JTree put up by Todd Gordon called "The Hammer". Todd used Bridwell's hammer you lent out. Peace and Cheers and Thanks!

Powder, you are an awesome person. Can't wait to see you at Facelift. I will put your name on my campsite if you need it.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 2, 2019 - 12:19am PT
hey there say, dear wonderful powder!! you are most welcome!!
hugs and may the new year be sweet, nice, and yet, strong and stable,
and meet all your needs, and--

be shared with friends, as well!!!!


:)
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 2, 2019 - 07:40am PT
Happy New Year everyone! MFM sent me a nice gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. Which adventure story do you suggest I use this on?

I am so pleased you like the cards Feralfae.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana, on the Divide and around.
Jan 2, 2019 - 12:46pm PT
Powder, really glad you like the gift. It has ties to the Fairbanks Ice towers, but I could not send ice, so I sent this instead. Glad it was a success.
Happy New Year, and keep having entirely too much fun.
Best,
ff
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 3, 2019 - 05:07pm PT
hey there, say... just a bump for all these fun shares...
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 4, 2019 - 07:46am PT
We finally got back over the passes to frontrangia and canceled our mail hold. I was having a rough day yesterday, cussing and fuming, when I noticed a parcel on the porch... Some sweet-azzz super smooth action Trango lockers and a nice new (recycled) plastic ball for the Z dog! whomever was my ST Santa did a pretty gud job!
Powder

Trad climber
the Box
Jan 5, 2019 - 02:14pm PT
^^^^^^^ Glad that the package arrived safely. ...was starting to get a bit concerned.

*^_^*
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Jan 16, 2019 - 07:05pm PT
Lynne-

You should have received the gift by now. It was insured, so let me know.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 16, 2019 - 10:05pm PT
hey there say, all...


wow, this was nice to see again...

hope there are still a few nice reports to come in?


:)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 19, 2019 - 02:36pm PT
Well I tried to post johntp's great gifts to me, but my phone pictures are to large to fit here. I will try again after some thought. But in the meantime, Super Gracias not so Secret Santa. :)
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Jan 19, 2019 - 04:08pm PT
Super Gracias not so Secret Santa. :)

Yeah, I didn't want to be obvious; one rolls with the circumstances. Just wanted to let you know you were not left out.

My SSS left me with nada. Lana sent me a gift; thought she was my SSS and posted a photo on this thread. Turns out it was a thank you gift for me sending her a few cams and had nothing to do with the gift exchange.

I love Svetlana's smile and graciousness. That was my taco Xmas present. Svet likes the wide! Whats not to like.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 19, 2019 - 08:20pm PT
Powder! Thank you again for your tasteful, practical and yet obviously whimsical and also heartfelt giving. I saved the box covered in stickers for re-use, too.

the EC art inspires this yose-mite-phobe and Cali expat to get back there!


Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 23, 2019 - 10:15am PT

Thank you Secret Santa MFM. Your gift certificate to Barnes & Noble went to good use. If any of you have not checked out Craig Child's books as yet I recommend you do so. He is taking pointers from Edward Abbey and is hitting the next bar.
ryankelly

climber
Bhumi
Jan 23, 2019 - 10:33am PT
Finally made it back home to find an awesome piece of stoneware pottery waiting for me!!

Check it out:




Thank YOU supertopo secret santa
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jan 23, 2019 - 10:49am PT
Hey, bravecowboy...

Do you own that Chiura Obata print?

I've been looking for reprints of his art. It's really beautiful.
johntp

Trad climber
By decision or indecision we are where we are.
Jan 29, 2019 - 04:56pm PT
Who said Santa does it all in one night? Ryan, Lynne got her gift from me late. Thank you!



He sent me the books, not the dawg.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 29, 2019 - 04:58pm PT
yo apogee, just saw this, and no, it was the xmas card greeting from Powder. totally gorgeous, innit?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 31, 2019 - 10:04pm PT
hey there say, ... wow, guys... i missed the updates...

very very nice to see all these fun and very thoughtful shares...

:)


very nice, in deeds...

:)
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