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!

Saturday, July 31, 2010


This week I went to three funerals of friends and relatives that have died. Those were a little tough for me to go to. I also went to one birthday party. It was the 100 year birthday party for my childhood baby sitter. I love that lady a lot. Here are a couple of pictures of her from today.

The next two are pictures of the demolition of my childhood home. It is nearly complete. AND for you firebugs---I have told you a thousand times that fuel will not burn in an enclosed container. I know for sure that is true. See that tank---it is a fuel oil tank for furnace oil. My brothers and I dropped thousands of strike anywhere matches down the fill pipe trying to get a little flame out of it. The only way you could ever get it to burn is to pipe oxygen into it. I'm not telling you to try it---I'm just sayin'!!!

The new plywood is the seal for the part of the house that is not being demolished so you can see the demolition is nearly finished.


Dee Ice Hole said...

For those of you that know the house the wall left standing is the south wall in the kitchen. The shelves are what is left of mom's cupboards.

Inklings said...

I think you and your brothers must have exhausted thousands of guardian angels. :0)

Amber said...

how cute that you got to go visit her for her 100th birthday! they must live good or have good water in your hometown! they sure do live long and look great!