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, April 1, 2012


Yesterday we spent the day at the wrestling tournament for the younger kids, Generally K-9th grade. There were over 700 kids there and the wrestling was broken into two divisions, the younger kids in the morning and the older ones in the afternoon. We had two in each group so pretty much spent the entire day in a very hot, noisy gym. They had mats set up in three rooms and had each of the larger mats divided into four smaller mats where the competition took place. All total there were 24 matches going at the same time.

Wrestling was my sport of choice as as kid and I did well in it. I loved the competition and I LOVED WINNING. LOVED IT. We had four grandchildren participating so there was some pretty good incentive to stay and watch. They won a few matches but we tallied mostly losses and they ended up losing out. That is OK because they participated and are learning a pretty tough sport. I used to coach little league wrestling and loved doing it but I am glad that I don't do that anymore. The noise from all the people nearly drove me crazy.

I am really glad we got to see our oldest son, his wife and four of his five children for this competition. In addition to watching the wrestling we had a great visit.

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