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!

Friday, January 7, 2011


I went with my father in law yesterday to get his drivers license renewed. He has lost a lot of his sight in the last ten years and is gettihng really frail. When we were headed for the car I asked him if he wanted me to drive. He reached into his pocket an handed me the keys and said you know how to get places here better than I do so you go ahead and drive. That made me happy because he has a lot of trouble driving anyway---and he knows it.

We got to the drivers license division and got started in the process. The woman that was waiting on him really helped a lot. She worked with him so that he got through all the questions and she made sure he had the pen in the right place when he made his answers. I was really relieved by how easy she made it for him to get through the process. Just as I was about to walk out the door I went back and told her how much I appreciated her kindness and assistance.

He would never have let me help with that. It really sucks to get old but it beats the he#@ out of the alternative.

1 comment:

Nene said...

I was really hoping that they would not renew his license, but I guess that is not to be. Do you know how many years of a renewal he got? Last time he got an 8 year renewal. :0+