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!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Someone asked me what I was going to wear for Halloween and I told them a western shirt, Wranglers and cowboy boots. Inklings said I should step it up a little and at least wear my black hat.

I never realized until one of my employees told me after I left the district that this was called my bastard hat. She said I only wore it when things were gonna get really bad for someone. I honestly didn't know that was happening. I have three different colored Stetsons. Silver (taupe), brown and this black one. Guess I have one for every occasion. ;-)


Dee Ice Hole said...

The shiny pin is the Cowboy guardian angel from Montana Silversmiths---it was given to me by a friend when we moved from Flaming Gorge.

Delirious said...

What kind of mood are you in when you wear the silver or taupe ones? ;)

Nene said...

I saw the pin and wondered what it was, so I was glad you explained it. My husband used to wear stetsons but changed to more of an Indiana Jones type hat. He wore it all over Ireland and I told him he screamed: "American". :0)

Dee Ice Hole said...

The silver one is for good times and the brown one is for brown days. I'm sure you can figure that out.

Looney said...

80 kids is quite a good turnout. It would have been fun to see a few.