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, January 10, 2009


Yesterday Inklings and I went to a funeral for the father of one of my high school friends. He was also the father of the girl I dated all through high school so it was somewhat unsettling to me as to whether I should go or not. I am sooooooo glad I went.

The friend I went to see was on the wrestling team with me all through high school (I also saw my wrestling coach). We did a lot of things together associated with wrestling, horse racing and hunting and just screwing around. He was a tremendous friend and a really good kid. Today he is the Emergency Room Doctor in a town a couple of hours south of us. In addition to that he is still racing horses (takes after his dad there).

While I was standing in the line waiting to talk to the family I was thinking about when we took the wrestling coaches car from Park City to American Fork during the State Tournament to see a couple of girls. Going home was the worst snow storm I have ever driven in---I got behind a semi and just followed the red lights---good thing he didn't run into the ditch.

On the way home I showed Inklings where he had shot eight geese one time out the window of my car at 70 miles per hour with a .22 caliber rifle---now my friends they weren't sitting on the water but were flying along beside us---he is without a doubt the best shot I ever associated with. Problem with that is that none of the rest of us got to shoot at anything that day because our limits were filled.

I thought about Scout Camp where our Scout Master had a great big German Shepard that would retrieve anything from anywhere. We got in a little trouble for fishing too much and had to do some camp clean-up. I can't remember which one of did this but all of the junior counselors went into a big wall tent while we were cleaning up. One of us threw a stick onto the roof of the tent and the dog went after it---right to the top--- the tent collapsed with all of the leaders inside and they struggled a few minutes to get out. We knew nothing about what happened though when they asked us.

I assure you I thought about a lot of other things too but thought the ones above were enough to share about our friendship. I could have talked for hours reminiscing about things we did yesterday and today all I can think of is just a few. Oh well those are the days that made us who we are---ALL MY YESTERDAYS ARE GONE but I have had a bunch and most have been good.


Delirious said...

Your yesterdays are gone, but I'm sure you are still stirring up trouble in your todays. :)

Dee Ice Hole said...

Only on the good days!!!!

Amber said...

Those were some good memories :)

Dee Ice Hole said...

Yeah and some that I could publish---there were other memories about things I couldn't publish too---