It's our job to continue building upon what they started and to never forget where it (or we) came from. The sacrifices made and lessons learned along the way. The names, their faces and all those stories in between that were told on the back step or around the kitchen table. They define us ...it's who we are.Read More »
Tag Archives: Willie Wines Sr
After Christmas SALE
Actually, it's not a sale.... what I want to talk about is basically FREE. It also doesn't have to be around the Christmas season to get it ....when you're with the right folks, it's available 365 days a year. I'm talking about Brotherhood, family, friendship and doing something for someone else without expecting something in return. I guarantee that if you make it a point to visit Ironfiremen and Fire Critic.com on a regular basis, we'll show you plenty examples of each and all that it will cost you is the time you spend reading. I'll go a step farther and ask you to "buy into" what we are selling ... it's no gimic.. WE PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH and the return is invaluable!Read More »
I really haven’t checked in with a “full” post since our 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Greenbelt, Md back on the 11th. I received a TON of e-mails, text messages and comments on the site from that post ( I Cried ) … THANKS! I was hesitant to hit the “publish” button on that post. I had so much I wanted to ...Read More »
I cried ….
I know …I know … I’m a fireman. Well guess what ??? Firemen are HUMAN … we have feelings and emotion. Most of the time, we are able to set them aside, to hide them from our friends, family and the public. I haven’t been doing such a good job of that here lately and for good reason. Although I ...Read More »
Why am I even here?
I’ve asked myself that question thousands of times since the attacks on our Nation back in 2001. My dad, Rhett (The FireCritic), Todd “Boots” Harris and myself recently sat down for an interview with Roanoke Times reporter Jorge Valencia. It was a GREAT interview and I hope he realizes what he was able to capture on his recorder. We sat ...Read More »
Busy 4 day!
We usually call it our 4 day “break” but I didn’t get much of a break on this one. Thursday and Friday was spent getting up hay and preparing the Farm for visitors and tours due to a community celebration. Everything worked out well and the Buckaroo even got in a little “creek time”. Saturday morning, I met my Lieutenant George, ...Read More »
I had to "Pull the Book" !
It’s been another busy day here at Lucky #13. The good news is that if I make it til 07:00 am tomorrow morning, I’ll be off for 13 days! WoooooHoooo! Rhett, Kevin Tottin and I will be heading up to Baltimore, Md for the 2011 Firehouse Expo ! I’ll have more on that trip in future posts but for now, ...Read More »
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!! You had better be …. The Roanoke Rampage will take the field for our 2nd home game of the 2011 season Tomorrow April 2, 2011 @ 3pm. The Rampage will face The South Carolina Commanders at Salem Memorial Stadium in Salem, Va. Most of you know by know that we play in The National Public ...Read More »
Georgia Shout out and FDIC bound!
You folks may remember a recient post where I helped my dad (Pop) drive a bus down to Flordia and back… ( See Home Again ) The bus hauls the Bluegrass Band Nothin Fancy and has become kind of a regular gig for Pop in his retirement. This weekend, the band was down in Thomasville, Ga. Apparently, the hot water heater ...Read More »
Buckaroo withdraws …
Apparently, some of you are having Buckaroo withdraws. Trust me ….he’s doing just fine! As a matter of fact, he’s even better than that. The bad news is that you only have until April 17th to keep enjoying his presence here on Ironfiremen.com You see, April 17th is his Birthday and I’ve already bought his present … shhhhhhh! Oh yea… ...Read More »