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!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Friday we went on a road trip - the only thing planned on the entire trip was that I had to be in a town 5 hours North of us at 12:00 noon for a retirement lucheeon - PIZZA PARTY. It was a hoot. It was a great trip and we left home early - mainly because I woke up very early and couldn't go back to sleep. We got there at 10:30 so I went shopping for a gag gift to give my friend that was retiring. I got what I figured was the best gift I could get for him. I got him a bunch of police toys for kids like hand cuffs, a batton, a badge, a radio, and a gun. I got all of that so he could impersonate a cop if he wanted to. He has been a cop for over 20 of his 30 year career. When I gave the toys to him I told stories that each toy reminded me of when we worked together. I didn't make them sound bad as they were but in our time together we dealt with some really scary things. He is one of the people in my life that if I called for help - he'd be there - no matter what help I needed or asked for - he'd be there. I would (and have) trust my life to him in any situation we were involved in. It was good seeing his wife too and I haven't seen their child since he was two days old so I said a few things to him too. I ruffled his hair pretty good and his mother told Inklings he would hate that. But - He didn't and we visited a few minutes and later he went with me and his dad to get some things and we laughed a bit more about our friendship. I think he was awed that me and his dad did those things together. He was very respectful and very interested in what I had to say. Maybe I helped his folks a little because they are having some trouble with him right now.


Native Minnow said...

It's good to have good friends like that. There are very few people who I can say that about.

Epitome of Sweetness said...

Or...maybe he was just trying to be polite. :)
Doesn't everyone have trouble with their teenagers? Seriously? :)

Dee Ice Hole said...

NM - It has been said that by the time you die and you have five friends like this one is to me then you have had a very good and successful life. I can honestly say I have many more than five.

EoS - I think everyone does in fact have some trouble with their teen agers and I think it has to be so that you can stand to see them leave home. But I've been around enough to know that if he was pissed off about the hair his dad has talked enough about me and our friendship that he was happy to just be with us. He wasn't at all hard to visit with or get along with while we were together. I really think he was shocked that he got to go with us.