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!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


This afternoon I will go to the Fire Center and take the updated training for Fire Business Management. I will have one more required training before I can go out after May 28th. These trainings will allow me to participate on fires if I want to and they need me. Without the training I can't go so guess I will take it. I am not sure that I am going to go out but I want to at least keep the option open in case I decide to go.

For sure fire is the part of my job that I miss the most---I got a call from an adjoining district last week with an invitation to help burn 2000 acres---can't do that anymore due to physical limitations but it was nice to get the call---I told him if he needed help with moving stuff I could do that. It is fun to get these calls from people you hired and trained that still want you around.

1 comment:

Amber said...

that's awesome - you never know when they might need your expertise on something, and it is cool to get calls knowing they need and want you :)