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!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Twenty five dead, four missing in coal mine disaster---it is unbelieveable that they are going through this again. I don't know what caused the blast but the description of what it did tells me it was huge. In their description of the aftermath of the blast they talked about the railroad steel being twisted like pretzels---I can't even imagine the force it would take to do that. I certainly hope they find the four alive.

This is one of those situations that it won't matter how many drills you have or how fast you drill---2300 feet is a deep hole and it's going to take some time to get through---I hope they get there in time.


Delirious said...

Did you read about the coal mine accident in China the other day? They found something like 150 alive! It's really a miracle. I hope the best for this American one.

Nene said...

I'm glad you posted about this. I saw something about it on Comcast but didn't have the time then to search out the story. Also a lot of the time the story is on like a video and I can't watch the videos since I live in Ireland - they won't play and say you have to live in the US to be able to view them.