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!

Friday, April 24, 2009



I went in to work today for a short time just to take care of payroll and make sure there wasn't anything major going on today. Even with nothing going on it took me four hours to get out of there. I had already worked my required time so went in just to make sure things were OK.

How about the Jazz - I couldn't believe they beat the Lakers by two last night. Deron got a good final shot with 11 seconds left when the Jazz got the ball - but Kobe still got the final shot - and missed. Jazz by TWO - hope they do the same tomorrow night.

A good week overall at the market - after all the ups and downs throughout the week the market closed up 2% overall for the week. Not time to sell yet. There are still too many greedy people out there playing for keeps.

My youngest son turned 34 today. I delivered him in the car on I-15 on the way to the hospital. I also made it 70 miles over tough roads (including the delivery) in just under one hour. At the very end of the drive I passed a Highway Patrol Officer going the opposite direction on the interstate. I was rolling pretty fast and looked back to see if he was going to make the turn across the interstate - he missed it so I just kept the car floored and went in to the hospital.

Later that night after all had settled down I was on my way to my brothers house to spend the rest of the night. As I turned off the main street to go to his house the patrol man hit me with his lights. I pulled over and had a nice visit with an irate patrol man (nice is figurative here). I told him over and over that I had delivered my son on the interstate and was on my way to the hospital when I passed him. He finally looked in the back of the car and it was a MESS - bloody sheets everywhere. Anyway he finally made me get in his car, drove up to the hospital, took me in while he asked the nurses if I had in fact brought my wife and baby boy in recently. Everyone laughed at that and told him the story. He took me back to my car and told me to go to my brothers house but to watch my speed because he would be following me. HE DID - clear to the house.

Happy Birthday Minnow - this is the fear factor I referred to on your blog today.


Debby & McKenna said...
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Debby & McKenna said...

Hey Fred, how are things going? Sounds like you are still working too hard. Hope all is well with you.

Debby & McKenna Miller

PsychDoctor said...

I think he is only 34...I am 36...

Nene said...

Thanks for telling "the rest of the story". I'd never heard your ending before.

Native Minnow said...

You take those extra two years back, Mister!


All of my friends love your ending of that story. If that happened today he'd probably haul you off to jail until he could verify instead of just going to the hospital.

Dee Ice Hole said...

OK - I take the two years back - here is how my mind works - what year did something traumatic happen? 73 graduated from college 75 delivered a kid on the road - my mind just randomly picked 73 - soooo sorry.