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!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Today I got a call from the manager of a construction company that is reconstructing a road across the District. He asked me if I could explain the ribbons around the rock source. I tried to explain it to him on the phone but he was having trouble seeing what I was talking about. I asked him to walk to the south west side of the source and look south easterly. He did and then I told him to look easterly and he'd see the ribbons. I told him to follow them to the east until it hit a corner that turned North. He started to walk it and then said OK I see them now.

Then he said he was with a guy that wanted to know if I was the same Dee Ice he had known in Montana 30+ years ago. I knew the guy and was good friends with him when we lived in Trout Creek and he and his family lived in Plains.

It is really hard to believe he is here crushing rock on the District I am responsible for. It was good to talk to him on the phone for a few minutes. We haven't seen each other for over 30 years but it will be good to see him next week.


Lindsay-Weaver said...

That's so fun to meet up with old friends. I think you and Mom would really enjoy a facebook account for that reason!

Inklings said...

The funny thing is, last time we went to another part of the state we saw a construction truck that had his name on it, and we both looked at each other and said, "No, that can't be him. Someone else must have the same name." But I guess it was.