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, April 11, 2010


For the first time in 26 years I missed the Region 4 fire team meeting. I always looked forward to this week long meeting because it was in the early spring and signaled that it was time to get past winter and get ready for fire season.

I saw one of the fire guys Saturday morning and he told me he just got back from the fire team meeting in Reno. I gotta say that really set me back---that is the first thing that has happened that made me question---just for a moment---my decision to retire. That moment has passed but I wonder how I will feel when there is smoke in the sky!!!

1 comment:

Delirious said...

My husband has been reading a book that talks about how so many of us work ourselves to death our entire life, then wait until we are old to retire. But then we are too old to enjoy our retirement. I think you retired at just the right time when you can still be active and enjoy it. :)