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, May 18, 2010


We buried a very good man today. He was a retired Utah Highway Patrol Trooper and they showed up in force today to escort him to his final resting place. We couldn't get a picture of all the patrol cars and motorcycles but he was well escorted as you can see from the pictures we did get. I was lucky to have him for a neighbor for the past eight years. I have shed a lot of tears thinking about him today and hope all is well with his family.

He broke his leg just below the hip a little over five months ago and never really recovered, when the leg was nearly healed they discovered he had bone cancer and it had spread all though his body. He lost the battle to it.

I believe that if you looked up integrity in the dictionary his picture would be there as the definition. He was a great guy. I am going to miss him very badly. I loved visiting with him about gardening and about things on the mountain.


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