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, September 8, 2009


My dear Mother suffered a heart attack last Thursday evening and another milder one Friday morning. We went over to see her Friday afternoon and she looked a lot better than she has looked for a while. We went back Saturday and she looked a little worse.

She was asleep when we got there Saturday so we just sat down to wait until she woke up. A nurse came in and woke her, cussed her, and put her oxygen back on. Apparently she has been taking it off regularly, and she will not wear it at home. I think that is her attempt to get out of this life without commiting suicide which she believes is simply self induced murder.

She is 92 years and 7 months old and does not want to be here. She told me to do something in my life that guaranteed that I wouldn't live as long as she has. I dearly love my Mother but if life were fair God would have taken her several years ago.


Amber said...

I'm sorry :(

Lightning Strikes said...

I wish she could just die, but at the same time I wish she could live forever, but be healthy! I love her so much!!! It'll be a sad sad day when she dies!