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!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Here is a copy of the tracing of Jim's name from the Viet Nam Wall and a picture of me and my friend at the wall---I am pointing out his name on panel 22 West, Line 98. Double click the picture to see it larger--you can actually read his name by my finger if you have a mind to.

I have seen a picture of a person with his hand on the wall with a drawing of a soldier in full field gear touching his hand with his palm from inside the wall---let me tell you for sure there is something there. The experience I posted earlier was more than spiritual---WAY MORE!!!


Lindsay-Weaver said...

I want to go there someday. I bet it was a neat/sad/humbling experience.

Inklings said...

Yes and I still remember how weird it felt that you got a letter from him on the day we heard of his death. We were dating then.

Nene said...

I'd like to go there someday. I bought a POW/MIA bracelet back during the war and wore it every day. Are the POW/MIA's names on there?

Dee Ice Hole said...

They are adding them as they get confirmation of death. This year I think they added 26 - mostly pilots shot down and never located.