The Challenge and Reward of Being a Firefighter.

This is the time of year historically that one can expect to begin seeing stories in the newspapers and on the nightly news of wildfires burning in the mountains and foothills of the western US. But in fact we have been watching huge destructive fires burning ┬áthe unusually dry landscape all over the country for […]

Being a Firefighter’s Wife

On this date thirty-two years ago, my husband Don and I exchanged vows with just immediate family and a couple of close friends in a small outdoor wedding on a small hillside in Southern California where we planned to build our first home. Tonight we will celebrate with dinner out at a nice restaurant in […]

The price of courage

Yesterday as we were getting ready for a short getaway to celebrate my husband’s birthday, we heard about the tragedy of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot fire crew. 19 of their 20 members were killed when they were apparently overrun by the Yarnell Fire in Arizona. These courageous young men, whose ages ranged from 21 […]