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, July 18, 2009


We just got back from the family reunion. It was great and I got to see quite a few people that I have been looking forward to seeing. I also didn't get to see a lot of people that I have been looking forward to seeing - because they didn't come.

It was a good day and good food and quite a lot of visiting. In October I will have been married to Inklings for 40 years and I am quite certain that this is the first time I have been to this family reunion. I have been to the other family reunions at least three times but this is a first for this one. I have always been on a fire assignment when they have had this one - wanna talk about a slow season - yup this is one.


Delirious said...

I know this might sound bad, but that is the only reunion that I really care about. Those are the cousins and Aunts and Uncles that I grew up with. The reunions that have extended family just aren't as meaningful for me. I wish I could have been there, but I've made two trips to Utah already, and will probably have to make one more in August. I do feel that facebook and blogging have helped to keep us together better.

Nene said...

I really missed not being there this year.

Amber said...

a slow fire season is a good thing though, right?

Twist's Tales said...

I wish I could have been there too. Missed seeing all of you.