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 14, 2010


Yesterday they were able to remove the 33 Chilean miners trapped below ground for 69 days and the six rescue workers that went down to help prepare and load them. This has been an ongoing situation that has given me the heebee jeebee's everytime I have watched anything to do with it.

Yesterday I spent most of the day glued to the TV watching as they pulled them out one by one until about 9:30 they pulled the last rescuer out. Every time the Phoenix 2 started the upward ascent my insides would turn over and tie up---guess I was never cut out to be in tight places.

This was a great accomplishment in the history of mining---never before have miners survived that long. The Chilean President put all of his political cards on the table for this rescue---all I can say is---WELL DONE!!!!

1 comment:

Amber said...

I know I would not like to have been in their shoes - I love that so many great people volunteered and came together to make this rescue possible