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, May 23, 2009


Last night two of my kids and three of my grand kids showed up at the house for at least a few hours. It was really good to see them. They are still here for a while and it is fun to have them. Right now I am the patient for my grand son playing doctor.....he loves giving me shots in the arm - loves it - I have had more shots in the last ten minutes than I have had in the last 40 years.

First crack out of bed this morning I came down and read my e-mail. Included in that mail were several things from my youngest brother regarding Memorial Day. I forwarded one to just family and one to family and friends. They were awesome. They really made me think of what this day is all about. This weekend we celebrate the lives of all the veterans that went into harms way (many thousands to never return) so that we could continue to have our way of life and our freedom.

I must say that thinking about all of those sacrifices of all those people put a lump in my throat that probably won't leave this weekend. Think about why we have Memorial Day this weekend.

1 comment:

Native Minnow said...

It was good to see you guys. Sorry that we didn't stay longer. We had a pretty good weekend overall though. I hope you guys did too.