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, December 30, 2009


Last night Inklings and I were on our way to the local shopping center and were walking from the parking lot into the store. There was a big red Diesel truck idling along just behind me and to my right. I could hear a tiny voice but couldn't understand what it was saying over the noise of the truck, and it didn't register that it could be directed at me. The truck just kept getting closer and closer to my heels so I finally stopped and looked over my shoulder. The driver of the truck was a friend of mine who is married to a woman that works with me. The little voice belonged to their little girl who has been terrified of me for the past year. I have been working really hard to get her so she wasn't afraid of me.

Her dad was laughing and said to me did you hear what she is saying. I told him no so he told her to say it again. She said---"There is Dee Ice and I am not afraid of him anymore."

Her dad told me she started saying that when I got out of the car and kept saying it right up until I stopped by the truck. I think both he and his wife are happy that I make a big fuss over their little girl. I was tickled first that she recognized me and second that she isn't afraid of me anymore.


Epitome of Sweetness said...

Stop teasing little kids then!

Lightning Strikes said...

lol love little kids!! But Epitome is right stop teasing them and they won't be scared

Lindsay-Weaver said...

I think you and my husband do the same thing. You tease them to figure out which ones you really like. lol