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, October 7, 2010


Went to the New Year party for the FS here today---for you that aren't feds October 1 starts the fiscal year for the feds---hence New Year. This is a pretty neat party where the forest celebrates the accomplishments of the old year and gives out the safety awards for the year just ending. They also celebrate the accomplishments they made in the last year and discuss some of the things that are going to happen in the next year. I started this celebration a couple of years ago and hope it turns into a yearly tradition.

I got invited by the Forest Supervisor to attend since I was the one that started it earlier---at least that is what I thought---at the end of the day he presented me with a Legacy In Fire Management award from the national office in recognition of my efforts in fire throughout my career. It was neat to be recognized even if it was 10 months post mortem. I think it is a vey nice award.


Delirious said...

Very nice!

Looney said...


Amber said...

how cool is that?!!! it's like one of those lifetime achievement awards for actors - way way cool!! So proud of you uncle!! Way to go!!