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, May 1, 2012


Friday we went North to prepare for and have a wedding for our daughter Lightning Strikes. We got to town , checked into our motel and went to dinner with her future in laws, her, and her fiance. It was a nice evening and I was glad when it was over. We visited with some of our other kids in the area for a while then picked up my tuxedo and went back to the motel for the night.

When we got to the motel one of our son-in-laws called me and asked if I wanted to fly south with him to a fly in breakfast. He guaranteed we would be back in time for the festivities so I went with him---I had a great time with the flight and also visiting folks at the breakfast. The food was also great. We flew back to town and went to our oldest daughter's house to wait for Inklings and Lightning Strikes to finish the hair and nail appointments. When they got there we visited a short time and went to the location for the wedding. People were rushing around like crazy getting the final details finished. I was happy when we finally got to walk down the aisle to meet with the groom and the bishop that performed the ceremony. It was a beautiful affair and I was tickled to get through it all in good shape.

The one thing my daughter insisted on was that I dance with her on her wedding day. This was the first time I had ever danced with her since I missed her Junior Prom because of an assignment at the 2002 Olympics. I didn't even know I missed it until years later. The picture above is of us dancing for the first time. It was fun as you can see in the picture and she had absolutely no idea I knew how to dance.


Nene said...

Such a cute picture of both of you!

Delirious said...

I love that picture of you! What a great memory!

Lightning Strikes said...

LOVE that picture!!!! It's getting framed :) Along with a few others :)