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!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I spent Saturday night watching a fire I took Inklings with me to watch and then later ended up taking dinners to firefighters on another fire. When I was taking the dinners out I was called and asked to do the logistics for another fire. I spent Sunday and Monday on that fire and got released to come home yesterday around noon.

Last night my legs hurt like $&## - no matter what I did with them I couldn't get them to stop aching. They kept me up most of the night but I did sleep between episodes with the legs.

I went home for lunch today and Inklings informed me that I am too old to do fire anymore because it causes me this kind of pain - maybe she's right - but right now I ain't givin' it up - maybe next time but for now I'm a gonna keep hangin' on.


Native Minnow said...

Only another month or two of fire season anyway, and only four months until retirement. It'll be here before you know it.

Amber said...

you should take your camera the next time you go out on a fire, it would be neat to see some of those pictures.