Along those lines:I've got a few, but a couple quick ones...
When I was in the 4th grade, I didn't know that my maternal grandfather, who I was very close to, was ill and dying from leukemia. Never even knew he had gone into a hospital down the block from his apartment in the Bronx. One day, getting ready to leave for school, the phone rang, I looked at my mother before she picked up the phone and said "grandpa's dead". It was my grandmother calling from the hospital to tell us.
When I was a senior in high school, I was walking home with a buddy of mine and passing the junior high my sister had just started at. I looked at the building as if I could see the classrooms within, (this was a big school), turned to my friend and said, "My sister's not in there, something's wrong". My buddy asked me how I knew, and I just said "I know, I can feel that she's not in there".
Ran home about a mile, up the stairs to our apartment and yelled to my mother..."Where's Linda?" My mother said how did you know? Know what, I asked. She had been hit by a car on the way to school that morning, but only knocked back to the curb and bruised up...not needing hospitalization.
Nobody at my high school knew my sister, or told me anything about the event.
Don't know how. Don't know why. But that's what happened.
I've got others, but for another time...
It's a big strange world we live in. We've only scratched the surface.
Scott Fischer on Mt. Bonneville, Wind River Range, WY. (Summer, 1974)^ Scott Fisher?? Into Thin Air? the book by Jon Krakauer is great read for anyone who likes adventure/non fiction. I felt as if someone had punched me in the abdomen at the end of the book
grow tomatoes year roundLol funny and true story, the house we bought and live in now was a grow house. They dug an elaborate grow room under the house. I can go in the crawl space and stand up, I am 6’1 tall. It’s quite impressive, theirs even electrical outlets down their. I had to get the ground and foundation checked for stability issues and what not, and had the soil tested, all is good. I think one day I may build something down their to go hideout.
I think that's largely true, but not necessarily true...but the point is well made. I've certainly learned a humbling thing or two from the mountains in the Wind Rivers alone...rock fall, lightning, whiteout, avalanche, glaciers...there's a lot of things needing managing...and sometimes you're just happy to make it back down to base camp.My takeaway from Into Thin Air... If everything (ev-ery-thing!) goes perfectly, and you are in phenomenal mental and physical condition, and you cath absolutely every lucky break.. that mountain will almost kill you. All 3 of those conditions must be true for you to survive
Hey, how you doing? If you ever get in t f again, I will have you stop by and see my daughter and son-in-law. And yes they were hiking in the cabinet mountains, west of Thompson Falls, and at one point they were within a quarter-mile of the Idaho lineI was in TF about a week ago. Are they headed into the Cabinets Mountains?
Nathan, please have Jo send me an invoice for that old, unloved blade. I have one hole in the collection that only one of those can fill.