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, January 3, 2010


I was out of bed maybe 5 minutes getting dressed at about 6:45 when the phone rang. Inklings was just getting settled back into bed and I ran for the phone. Before answering it I said "THIS CAN'T BE GOOD!". She replied "I KNOW!"

I picked up the phone and two of my good friends from college back in 1968 were on the phone and said "HAPPY NEW YEAR". It was really good to hear from them again. This is the couple I have blogged about before that own their own rodeo company. When we were in College I was roommates with the guy and traveled to the rodeos we participated in with them. Sometimes in my car, a little red Chevy Nova, and sometimes in his car, a big white Cadillac. He was the original Cadillac Cowboy.

They have raised rough stock together for 40 years. This morning they told me that they just got their horses back from the rodeo but that the PBR has changed Bull Riding (our chosen sport) and everyone is trying to raise bucking bulls. He said the bulls used to pay for the horses but with all the changes that have gone on now the horses are paying for the bulls.

I blogged about finding these folks a couple of years ago. I knew that her father was an attorney where Native Minnow lives so I asked him to look up his number in the phone book. He tried but there was no one in the book with her father's name, after I found them I found out he had died a couple of years earlier. Anyway I finally found them on Christmas day with google. I nearly died when I found their names associated with a rodeo company. I knew immediately it was them and called...they weren't home so I left a message to have them call me back...they did Christmas night and we were reconnected. We haven't talked a lot on the phone since then but at least two or three times a year we call each is great to maintain friendships. We should all be happy for the internet, google, blogs, facebook, phones and anything else that keeps us connected to our friends.


Lindsay-Weaver said...

Technology is truly amazing. I've reconnected with people on Facebook that I haven't seen in 10-16 years. Crazy!

Dee Ice Hole said...

Yeah I know and I love it---may be spending too much time at it but I certainly like finding people.