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, June 1, 2010


Tonight right after dinner our doorbell rang. I could see it was a small boy but couldn't tell for sure who it was. I opened the door and one of the boys we teach in Primary, his little sister and his mom were on the porch. He handed me a plate of snicker doodles (which by the way were really good) and a thank you note for me and Inklings for being his teachers and for the handouts we give him every week. This is the best kid. We have never, ever seen him do anything wrong. When the other kids get rowdy in class he just moves over next to one of us so he can continue to pay attention to the lesson. We both love this little guy---we should be thanking his mom and dad that they let us teach him. Here is the card---the heart is for Inklings the Bull is for me---he knows I rode bulls when I was in college---Inklings says that it is because deep down he knows I am full of BULL!!!


Epitome of Sweetness said...


Lindsay Logic said...

That's cute. Sounds like he has a pretty good Mom to teach him to say "thank you"!

Looney said...

Wow! It is a joy to get such gifts from students.

But riding a bull? Now that strikes me as really dangerous!

Dee Ice Hole said...

Looney---riding bulls is not dangerous---getting bucked off---NOW THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS. Thank the lord for clowns---they are really bull fighters out there to please the crowd and keep the bulls off the riders.