Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I have spent the last couple of hours wondering what I ought to do. One of my best friends announced his retirement for Jan. 2, 2009 last Monday. That is only little over a month away. He is a year older than me but we have the same length of service. We have worked together for a lot of years (13 years--nearly 1/3 of our careers).

I guess through all of that I have determined that retirement would give me twice as much time to do the things I want to do and about half the money to do them with.

HMMMM-still pondering.


Lindsay-Weaver said...

I'd work. You'll be bored if you don't work...or crazy, depending on if you still have the kids. lol

Delirious said...

I'm just curious. You mentioned that there are things you want to do. What are they?

Native Minnow said...

While pondering you should consider how you feel on your days off. You know, the ones where you end up going to work about noon because you don't like being bored. Just my two cents ;-)

Lightning Strikes said...

I agree that you should probably consider the feelings on your days ALWAYS end up at the office after a little while. And you really would get bored if you didn't I think...

Inside Stories said...

I think you will just sit in front of the tv, but if you really want to know what retirement is like, take off your annual leave and stay away from the office the whole time.

deputymomof6 said...

You maybe could retire and then work somewhere else. But, if you love your job, why leave? You will go nuts sitting at home!!