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, October 1, 2009


I was talking to my college room mate a few weeks ago and we were kind of laughing about what has happened with our lives since we left that college way back in 1968. He said on August 15 he and his spouse will have been married 40 years - I laughed and said well on October 2 we will have been married 40 years.

Neither of us knew when the other got married since we lost track of each other for all of those years and didn't reconnect until two years ago on Christmas day. I googled him and actually found him and his wife who I also knew. There were about 350,000 hits on his name the third way I tried it and I decided I would look as far down that list as I could stand to - they were on the second page. I was tickled and immediately called them - but - no one was home.

I left a message and hoped to hear from them sometime over the holidays. Christmas night late they called and we visited for quite a while and had some good laughs and talked about old times, our kids, our grand kids, our lives, where we had lived what we did for a living and all of that stuff. Anyway that is just filler for this blog. But wanted you to know we had a good reconnect call.

While we were talking this time I laughed a little and said "Who would ever think that the two of us and our spouses would be the ones in all of the folks we went to college with that would stay married for 40 years."

He laughed hard and said "Dee Ice, at the time we were running around together you could get a bet any night of the week that we wouldn't live to be 21." Guess we beat the odds on that.

Anyway tomorrow marks the fortieth year that Inklings has put up with me. I was lucky to get her and am extremely happy that I did. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY INKLINGS!!!!


Delirious said...

Happy Anniversary!

Nene said...

Go do something fun together for your anniversary! Happy Anniversary!

MJ said...

Happy Anniversary!

Amber said...

It truly is a remarkable thing these days to have such a wedding anniversary - congratulations!!

Lightning Strikes said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! I'm so glad I have you both for my parents!! (I still think you should come up here for the weekend to celebrate!)

Debby said...

Happy 40th anniversary from the little princess and me.

Lindsay-Weaver said...

Happy Anniversary! Love you guys!