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Part 5 of 5 - Underneath every simple, obvious story about ‘human error,’ there is a deeper, more co

Part 5 of 5 - Underneath every simple, obvious story about ‘human error,’ there is a deeper, more complex story - a story about the system in which people work. Will these formerly unrevealed public records change the account of what occurred on June 30, 2013?

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Lord, we come to you today with the challenges in life- hear our prayer. Lord, know you are in us and with us. Lord, 2019 is almost over - please hear our prayers -

We know you are greater than anything and anyone I ever known. We ask that you surround us with your "hedge of protection" - stay near us. Help us be alert and secure in the knowledge that you are with us. You have given me fullness of life. Save us from those who have (un)intentional harm for us. Protect us from our own selves. Teach us to wear the armor of God and the belt of truth and breastplate of righteousness ... May Your Will be done. In Jesus name, Amen.

I did fix the front page of this blog and moved all the photos to its own link -

Many ask how come I never post photos of my family online. Why am I not on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter?


I avoid "social media". I am very much "old school". Sonny and I had a private link with fire photos in 2013. I occasionally comment (ramble?) on InvestigativeMEDIA. I use to post my hikes on my Zazzle ( www.zazzle.com/congress_arizona* ) or was jotting my hikes on Hike AZ. I do not live and breathe technology like others. Otherwise, I am an old school "in person" gal. - Not the best on phone or email communications either - I use my Tracfone when someone adds minutes to (480 559-1971) - I rarely add minutes to it. Who was the last person to add minutes on there? I think maybe it was John Norman MacLean or Holly Neill if that tells you "how much" I use it. You are more than welcome to email me and I can share there on any inquiries or come have dinner with us all and join the family and friend "fun" ... but never expect me to do that here on the internet. Not my style. Just ask me "Joy, you tired or sick?" - ask that before making arrangements because I am not any fun to be around when those days happen- indeed. (soft giggles)

this was me chillin' in New Mexico this Spring 2019 during my WUI S-215 training texting new FF pal, Kayiden A. - I love the wood burning stove just my lungs cannot take it much ... I want to share Kayiden's path yet not sure Kayiden is ready - maybe some day...added this pic to remind Kayiden of "that" day and to share how Kayiden first came up to me all geared up in Eric Marsh Foundation apparel with a "pumped up" attitude to fight fire as we were Students at the Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy this Spring 2019:

Upon request, here is my Family Tree:

“We can love completely what we cannot completely understand.”

Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through it and Other Stories

Paternal: I do not have a recent photo of my father:

(deceased; 12 21 2015)

(My father reminds me of IM's Participant; RTS- born one day a part) probably just the tall with mustache and "authoritarian" attitude part, eh ... here is RTS:

- My heart - Papa:

my grandpa (Papa): "In Loving Memory"; 1995.

My grandmother (Mama) (91) (Hospice):

My Dad's Sister and Brother and their Families:

Uncle Bob ("In Loving Memory") (old photo):

(Uncle Bob, cousin Tammy, and my Dad)

My dad's brother's ex wife and their daughter my cousin Tammy's mom (below):

then Cousin Tammy:

"In Loving Memory" -my cousin's kids:

Aunt Ruthie (my dad's sister) (no photo) ("In Loving Memory") - My Uncle Bob and his new wife and my cousins (not seen them since my father died 2015):

Cousin Scotty (spoke on cell Spring 2019):

Cousin Robbie (not seen him since my father died 2015):

Cousin Elaine and one of her kids (no photo of her husband) (not seen her since my father died 2015):

Some misc. pics of my cousins and us as kids:

That's right cousins - "Thumbs Up"

Maternal: My Mother and Her Siblings (My Aunt and Uncles)

(Uncle Bill - "In Loving Memory", My Mom, "Pastor" Uncle Bob

(he looks like one of my doctors),

Aunt Eydie - "In Loving Memory") My Mother's Hubby - (Step Dad) and his Kids/Family:

My Brothers and their Family. Brother Paul and his lovely wife (my sis-in-law):

Thank You Sis-In-Law (Sis) - Since February 2018 she has helped me with my hair messes. I am a natural born "outdoor" gal who never makes the proper efforts for hair and make-up and nails as I should- Thank You. You are the best!

"In Loving Memory" - (Very Much Missed By Me) -

Our Sweet Angel- Sis's Mother:

My brother and Sis's Children and Grandchildren:

Brother Bill and his kids (his wife was working- no photo):

My Grandma (deceased):

In Loving Memory - My Grandpa and Nettie (My Heart):

I miss you soooo much Grandpa and Nettie

Here is my East Coast Family- Mom's Side - Miss you all:

Hugs Aunt Anna

Uncle Charlie and Aunt Blanchie - "In Loving Memory" - I sure miss you two bunches. I love you both so very much. You two are forever golden.

Oh and it "breaks me to joyful tears"

how very proud I am of my cousin Lynn's girls-

You girls are top notch.

We miss you cousin Lynn:

How many of us have to get ill or die due to "chemicals" from these made for profit companies?

And we just allow it to happen? and not voice our views? Wrong!

The Fire Industry needs to take a "serious look" at the Fire Origins, The Fire Progressions (man made and/or weather, etc.), The Burn Scars, The Air Attack Drops may it be Fire or Slurry Drop, how many vehicles versus hand crews and Air attack (local vs federal resources) used, Layer on those maps a transparent look of "where" the slurry drops were made and really examine the community of who is ill or dead since that fire went through- Really look at the entities and verify what is placed out and "focus" to what is not put out...besides fires nowadays. They in the highest direction and guidance of the Fire Industry have to know too many are watching their actions and moments like this Fire Season 2019 had some very inappropriate actions and it has not gone unnoticed-

Time to really sit down and talk and make some changes.

I would say the industry does not realize there were so many Fire Weather tech savvy nerds out there in the World. I strongly feel it's really disingenuous for anyone in the Industry or tied to it (contracted) or family members who exploit for profit and or agendas this National Tragedy we all have been affected by ... it has been difficult to work through this all ... we do have a responsibility and duty to make this "right" and it does not belong to just one author who arrogantly claims the "credible duty" belongs to him as people reported to me - also we should not by patting one on the back with cush type positions or you help me - I help you mentalities. I am not going to change my ways just because certain ones in the Fire Industry are doing wrong ...it is a Global problem. Today is "your" day to have the courage to "Speak Up"

Oh and cousin Taylor- everyone so far tells me you are the spitting image of me at that age- that's good - Be YOU!

-Make "as many" detours in life that God places on your heart.-

That's right, Taylor - Thumbs Up!

Life is Good!

Here is a pic of me around your age

with bed head waking up late morning always, Taylor:

I think I had thicker hair though: