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!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


When I was in Cub Scouts about a hundred years ago I started collecting pennies. When my Mother died last year I got them back. A few months ago I got them out and started trying to finish them up. Gettin' close now---only lack 5 to have all the pennies from all the mints from 1909 to 2009. It has been kind of fun and Epitome of Sweetness has helped a bunch finding them.

1959 to 2009 (compete set 1/19)
1941 to 1961 (Complete set)
1909 to 1940 (just 5 to go)
This is being updated on 1/20--I visited the bank several times this week for $10.00 worth of pennies. Sorted through them most of two days---ta da---complete set.


Lindsay Logic said...

These are cool. As executor of your estate, I'll make sure she gets them, since she helped you finish! ;)

Delirious said...

List the ones you are missing, so that maybe if we find them we can give them to you.

Looney said...

Mine aren't so organized. I have countless pennies in a large jar that are all older. My wife - as an accountant - is horrified, but has decided to tolerate this behavior.

Dee Ice Hole said...

Looney, it has been fun trying to finish them out---I plan to do some things to get the newer set starting today. I'm going to the bank and getting rolls of pennies, going through them for the ones I need and then re-rolling them and going back for more.

Dee Ice Hole said...

Got all of the pennies from 1909 to 2009 except: 1909 S VDB; 1909 S; 1914 D; 1924 D; and 1931 S. Feels pretty good to be this close and that is probably as close as I'll ever be.