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Dinner on the Trail Resting on the climb up  to the top of Half Dome

A misty day in Blue Canyon

"Yes, but I have a heart of gold"
Dinner time on the trail Resting on the climb up  to the top of Half Dome A misty day in Blue Canyon Aluminum ass,
heart of gold
   
The Love Bug "Mmmm...my favorite flavor!" W is for Wood Those 70s Girls
The Love Bug "Mmmm...my favorite flavor!" W is for Wood Those 70s Girls
   
Desert time! Tim & Teri ready to ride Mikie, Edie & Zack at the pond Safer than riding a tiger
Dessert time! Tim & Teri ready to ride Mikie, Edie & Zack at the pond Safer than riding a tiger
   
Mikie & Jacob at the Frog Pond Ethel Sharpe, smooth operator Mikie & Justin, July 4 Parade at Twin Acres RV Park, Ohio Boys in Blue
Mikie & Jacob at the Frog Pond Ethel Sharpe, smooth operator Mikie & Justin, July 4 Parade at Twin Acres RV Park, Ohio Boys in Blue
   
Bootjack Stompers Square Dance Club, about 1950 Johnny Upshaw (about 1985) under water at Jan Thomas Swim School, Clovis CA Mikie Liddle (about 1998) under water at Jan Thomas Swim School, Clovis CA Lee Jeffries & Abe Espinosa OF Channel 47 at the Fresno Fair about 1966
Bootjack Stompers Square Dance Club, about 1950 - Click here for names Johnny Upshaw (about 1985) and brother Mikie Liddle (about 1998) under water at Jan Thomas Swim School, Clovis CA Lee Jeffries & Abe Espinosa of Channel 47 at the Fresno Fair about 1966
   
Peeking Out Wayne installing the chimney Hiking at the San Joaquin Gorge, spring 2006 Uncle Jimmy Weldon and Condor, Channel 47, about 1966
Peeking Out Wayne installing the chimney Hiking at the San Joaquin Gorge, spring 2006 Uncle Jimmy Weldon and Condor, Channel 47, about 1966
   
Tim & Mikie at the Parents/Kids Hockey Game, April 2007 Mikie climbs the wall at Mammoth Lakes, CA Mikie gassing up the old Graham (Bodie, June 2007) Hazel Estel & son Dick, June 2007
Tim & Mikie at the Parents/Kids Hockey Game, April 2007 Mikie climbs the wall at Mammoth Lakes, CA Mikie gassing up the old Graham (Bodie, June 2007) Hazel Estel & son Dick, June 2007
   
Jennifer & Rod celebrate their 23rd anniversary along with Giblets Could that be Jack LaLanne as a youth? Way too much snow! Fishing in the Chowchilla River, Mariposa County
Jennifer & Rod celebrate their 23rd anniversary along with Giblets Could that be Jack LaLanne as a youth? Way too much snow! Fishing in the Chowchilla River, Mariposa County
   
It's critical for a goalie to remain hydrated No matter how fierce the action, never let go of your snow cone! The KJEO quartet, about 1967 On Location - filming a commercial for Tent City Surplus at Millerton Lake
It's critical for a goalie to remain hydrated No matter how fierce the action, never let go of your snow cone! The KJEO quartet, about 1967 On Location - filming a commercial for Tent City Surplus at Millerton Lake
   
Patty Loveless at Huck Finn Lonnie the banjo man Al Bess, patriarch of Nevada bluegrass Charlie Edsel joins a jam
Patty Loveless at Huck Finn Bluegrass Festival Lonnie the banjo man Al Bess, patriarch of Nevada bluegrass Charlie Edsel joins a jam
   
The Future of Bluegrass Art Kershaw, soundman & hot mandolin player Ken Pabst of High Plains Tradition and Ken Orrick of Lost Highway chatting backstage at the Logandale Bluegrass Festival, 2003 Flooding in Fresno, November 1967, probably near Fruit & Dakota
The Future of Bluegrass Art Kershaw, soundman & hot mandolin player Ken Pabst of High Plains Tradition and Ken Orrick of Lost Highway chatting backstage at the Logandale Bluegrass Festival, 2003 Riding through the flood, Fresno CA, November 1967, probably near Fruit & Dakota
      
Don't ask me to explain this one A family dinner I am just SO cute Donnie over Teddy in a knockout
Don't ask me to explain this one A family dinner I am just SO cute Donnie over Teddy in a knockout
   
Dissecting a tadpole Buddies Steve's Garage Bar Camping in western Oklahoma
Dissecting a tadpole Buddies Steve's Garage Bar Camping in western Oklahoma
           
You again?! (Dick's been following Snap Jackson from festival to festival since 2009) Like all fire fighters, Rod loves to start fires Like all fire fighters, Rod loves to start fires2 Jennifer rides the seal
You again?! (Dick's been following Snap Jackson from festival to festival since 2009) Like all fire fighters, Rod loves to start fires Jennifer rides the seal
     
Exploring the frog pond Benched Fishing Day at Black Rock A little ice can't stop a kid from throwing rocks in the lake
Exploring the frog pond Benched Fishing Day at Black Rock A little ice can't stop a kid from throwing rocks in the lake
      
Shooting Joshua Conspiratorial smiles Mikie, Zack and Ryan Making toast in the storage compartment
Shooting Joshua Conspiratorial smiles Mikie, Zack and Ryan eating Oreos Making toast in the storage compartment
   
Kickin' back at camp Dick the Deejay Bob and the buzz saw A cool spot for a nap
Kickin' back at camp Dick the Deejay Bob and the buzz saw A cool spot for a nap
     
Teri the tiny typist Barefoot pickin' A load of girls Harvesting the old-fashioned way
Teri the tiny typist Barefoot pickin' A load of girls

Harvesting the old-fashioned way

      
To Mikie, no water is too shallow for swimming Posing for a family portrait Private Dick busy at the typewriter, Fort Ord CA, 1962 Private citizen Dick busy at the typewriter, KLYD-TV, Bakersfield, about 1964
To Mikie, no water is too shallow for swimming Posing for a family portrait Private Dick busy at the typewriter, Fort Ord CA, 1962 Private citizen Dick busy at the typewriter, KLYD-TV, Bakersfield, about 1964
     
Uncle Ephus performs at the Pumpkin Patch, October 2012 Mike McDonald and Doug Cornelius of Uncle Ephus Daughter Teri on her first day of school... ...and holding her 2013 birthday gift, the same lunch box
Uncle Ephus performs at the Pumpkin Patch, October 2012 Mike McDonald and Doug Cornelius of Uncle Ephus

Daughter Teri on her first day of school...

...and holding her 2013 birthday gift, the same lunch box
   
Daughter Jennifer, on her first day of school ...and holding her 2013 birthday gift, the same lunch box Grandpa Tim and CJ watching his dad play hockey Mikie's 18-inch brown trout and salmon

Daughter Jennifer, with her first school lunch box...

...and holding her 2013 birthday gift, the same lunch box

Grandpa Tim holds CJ while his dad plays hockey

Mikie with big fish caught in Lake Almanor, summer 2013

   
Mikie & friend in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame Dick takes on a Herculean task Dick is always trying to climb redwood stumps Back in the late 60s, he sometimes succeeded
Mikie & friend in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame Dick takes on a Herculean task Dick is always trying to climb redwood stumps Back in the late 60s, he sometimes succeeded
     
What's more fun than a big bonfire? An amazing leap! Jennifer shows us how big a Sequoia tree is "Now where the hell are those damn ad mats?"
What's more fun than a big bonfire? An amazing leap! Jennifer shows us how big a giant Sequoia tree is "Now where the hell are those damn ad mats?"
     
Bob looking sharp in front of his late model ride Wes on the Alta Peak Trail Frieda on the wagon Ladies on the lawn, early 1900s

Bob looking sharp in front of his late model ride

Wes on the Alta Peak Trail Frieda on the wagon Ladies on the lawn, early 1900s
    
The Grasskickers kick off the 2014 Bluegrass in the Park series in Clovis The Grasskickers kick off the 2014 Bluegrass in the Park series in Clovis The Grasskickers kick off the 2014 Bluegrass in the Park series in Clovis Not THE unknown soldier, but this photo found in a box of family photos is unidentified
The Grasskickers kick off the 2014 Bluegrass in the Park series in Clovis

Square dance demo at Clovis Veterans Job & Health Fair, May 17, 2014

The oldest active caller in the world at age 89, Ernie Kinney still sounds good Not THE unknown soldier, but this photo found in a box of family photos is unidentified
   
Dick on his first of many photo expeditions to Nelder Grove A peanut for Nosy, the Fresno Zoo's beloved first elephant Charlene, Dusty and Terry, Y Indian Maidens camp at Sequoia Lake Terry on Grandpa & Grandma Callan's horse
Dick on his first of many photo expeditions to Nelder Grove A peanut for Nosy, the Fresno Zoo's beloved first elephant

Charlene, Dusty and Terry, YMCA  Indian Maidens camp at Sequoia Lake

Terry on Grandpa & Grandma Callan's horse
    
Lew takes a break on the trail near Courtright Reservoir Mikie, Teri and Max on top of Mammoth Mountain James takes aim That's a paddlin'
Lew takes a break on the trail near Courtright Reservoir Mikie, Teri and Max on top of Mammoth Mountain James takes aim THAT's a paddlin'
    
Luke & Dominic sample the berry crop In a non-traditional approach, Jacob chops wood after it's on the fire Sand art on an Oregon beach The infamous Sand Alien

Luke & Dominic sample the berry crop

In a non-traditional approach, Jacob chops wood after it's on the fire

Sand art on an Oregon beach The infamous Sand Alien
    
Mark on the rock Contemplating a climb   Johnny and Dustin, preparing a really huge camp fire Helen P, once and forever "The Purple Lady"
Mark on the rock Contemplating a climb Johnny and Dustin, preparing a really huge camp fire

Helen P, once and forever "The Purple Lady"

  
He went up and down these stairs three or four times Wes is famous for striking a pose on the edge "I'm going to gather ALL the pine cones!" Johnny invents "pine needle boarding"
He went up and down these stairs three or four times Wes is famous for striking a pose on the edge (by Wes Thiessen)

"I'm going to gather ALL the pine cones!"

Johnny invents "pine needle boarding"

  
People on the Clovis Old Town Trail 1 People on the Clovis Old Town Trail 2 People on the Clovis Old Town Trail 3 Wes and Tim at Dewey Point in Yosemite National Park
Jogging, walking and biking on the Clovis Old Town Trail Wes and Tim at Dewey Point in Yosemite (photo by Wes)

   

The Bigfoot Backpackers celebrate their Kaiser Hike Dustin and Johnny in Big Margaret Basin Don brings Bob up to speed on driving a Model T Construction crew in Clovis
The Bigfoot Backpackers celebrate their Kaiser Hike

Dustin and Johnny in Big Margaret Basin

Don brings Bob up to speed on driving a Model T

Construction crew in Clovis
       
A dry canal becomes a skate park Real cowboys, real cattle drive in the 21st century Triumph! Play-Doh Fun

A dry canal becomes a skate park

Real cowboys, real cattle drive in the 21st century

Triumph! Play-Doh Fun
   
Lost in the tall grass Wes on the big flat rock overlooking Sycamore Creek World's biggest sand box Jack digs it!
Lost in the tall grass Wes on the big flat rock overlooking Sycamore Creek World's biggest sand box Jack digs it!
   
Collecting rocks to throw into the bushes Even a 3-year old knows the proper way to eat Oreos Colton helps Grandma Teri stay hydrated Through the Old Town Trail tunnel under Herndon Avenue in Clovis

Collecting rocks to throw into the bushes

Even a 3-year old knows the proper way to eat Oreos Colton helps Grandma Teri stay hydrated Through the Old Town Trail tunnel under Herndon Avenue in Clovis
                 

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