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!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


A few years ago I traded a truck with my daughter - it was OLD YELLER (wish I had a picture) - her husband used it for a paint truck for a few years until it just started falling apart. THEN -

They decided to run it in a demolition derby to put it out of its misery. It won and was still running pretty good. SO -

They decided to run it in another demolition derby. It won again but was seriously totalled out - seriously. AND-

Last night I got a text from my daughter saying they had put the engine and some other parts out of OLD YELLER into a Suburban they were running in the demolition derby last night.

Haven't heard yet whether it won or not but OLE YELLER was pretty unstoppable when I had it. My boys will remember a hunting trip with it tipped onto it's right side on the mountain held in place by a small tree. We struggled out through the window. We got out the handyman jack and a chain and jacked it back onto its wheels and went back to hunting.



Nene said...

Be sure to post about it.

Lindsay-Weaver said...

I just e-mailed you a picture. It won again...must be a lucky motor! :) That kid's probably won $3,000 with that thing! lol

Amber said...

oh my gosh!! I can't believe ya'll did that! LOL