"Wonder when dis forest fire's gonna clean up?"
"Sheet, maybe it'll burn it all down and den it'll all be built up better den before."
Half a minute passes. The second one continues, after pulling a fresh pack of Marlboros from a carton, and lighting up.
"I don't mind it none. The way we smoke and the way we'd a worked, dis don't do nothing to me."
"Yeah, I reckon yer right."
Coal miners, they are a hardy breed.
Finally, I have to give my props to the ITA Athletes putting it all on the line for the opportunity to make it to London and represent themselves and the USA at the Olympics. Your stories and your grit are something to be much admired. Bonne Chapeau.