years ago, when i used to roll out to la push alone on Friday nights, back when there would only be one van parked out and down at dirty south, in the cold black rain, i was parked in the bushes, drinking coffee, back when i used to suit up the second i woke up, without looking, that morning in the dark, there's a knock on the van, i open it and it's Jonesy, he smiles when he sees me and sits with me,
he drinks coffee and beer, and tells me~ that he was coming down to hang himself
but he saw my van, and we drink coffee together in the rain
and talk

about spirits and dead friends, and his adventures, and what he was carving~

too soon ? for exploding showers of fire ?

grandma and boy

grandpa portrait, a classic, the sea capt'n amongst the wreckage

i went a little black slug crazy

like the wild snail, they are hermaphrodites and after they engage in sex they chew off their own genitals

me too ~

grandpa without television teaches the kids to gamble and play blackjack, Dashiell loses our house and has to be grandpa's slave for two years

little warrior passed out, fallen to earth, surrenders

green ghosts~ duskiya

a little sectiony~ no shoulder and small, water temp~ cold, air temp~cold, but glassy~
that's your surf report two days late and skimpy

quileute alphabet


this weekend we found out that Jonesy had died, he'd been dead since February and we didn't even know, mee-mee came home from buying fireworks crying

TERRY JONESApril 9, 1955February 17, 2010LaPush resident Terry Jones, 54, passed away on February 17, 2010. He was born in Bow Hill, Washington, to William Jones and Shirley Mae Eastman on April 9, 1955.Mr. Jones was a graduate of Bellingham High School, and moved to LaPush when he was 18.He enjoyed fishing, carving, spending time with his children and beach walking. Terry Jones is survived by his longtime partner, Chrissy Schumack; son, Jesse Schumack; daughter, Kelly Ann; his foster parents, the Hillaires of Lummi, Washington; brother, John Jones; and two grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his brother, Billie Jones, and one sister.There was a dinner held for family and friends on February 21, 2010.

when Meesh told me that he was a track star i cried too~

base camp

says it all

great little beach house

the moon and i ~ in love with sunsets, puppies and long walks along beaches

i'm like the dream boy* for every personnel ad in the back of the little nickle
this is the view from the living room of our pimp cabin

generic surf photo filed under arty

childhood defined

sweat peas are poison

this log was the talk of the fire pit

it's firework season~ ripe

do not put in mouth !

forest's favorite

LAPUSH -- Quileute tribal members on Thursday were mourning the unrelated deaths on Wednesday of Terry Jones and Charlotte Kalama, who both had fundamental links to this West End community.A tribal carver and fisherman, Mr. Jones, 54, died Wednesday night in a fire in his trailer in LaPush, Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict confirmed late Thursday.The fire is being investigated by the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because it occurred on the reservation, but it was not believed to be of suspicious origin, Benedict said. The cause of the fire has not been determined, he said.Mrs. Kalama, 86, died Wednesday of natural causes at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, said Bob Hyde, a funeral director at Coleman Mortuary Inc. in Hoquiam, which is handling funeral arrangements.She was a tribal elder fluent in the Quileute language, tribal spokeswoman Jackie Jacobs said.Mrs. Kalama's mother, the late Lillian Payne Penn Pullen of LaPush, was instrumental in fostering interest in the language.Mrs. Kalama was a lifetime resident of Queets, Hyde said.Fire started at nightThe fire at Mr. Jones' residence, located 30 to 40 feet west of the tribal court building and near the tribal community center, was reported at about 9:40 p.m., LaPush Police Department Officer Brian Demorest said.No other structures were endangered by the blaze, but once it was discovered, "the calls all came in at the same time," Demorest said.Mr. Jones was a well-known and longtime LaPush resident, Demorest said."Everyone knew him, and he knew everyone," Demorest said.There are about 700 tribal members, and about 400 live on the reservation, which is about the size of one square mile, said Anna Parris, tribal housing director.Said tribal center switchboard operation Jackie Smith: "He was our carver."A family member who asked not to be identified said Mr. Jones had watched a healing circle drum group perform earlier Wednesday night."He went around hugging everybody," she said."He just showed love."She said Mr. Jones broke track records as a student at Bellingham High School, where he received his diploma.Mr. Jones had a son, Jesse Schumack, the family member said.


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