Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

911 we will never forget.




Today I am dedicating my blog to Vernon Cherry, he is the brother of Jim Cherry a squadron mate and fellow Fleet Angel from my HC-2 days in the Navy,




Vernon and all the rest of his fellow members of Hook & Ladder Company 118 from the FDNY Middaugh Station were all killed in fighting the fires and trying to rescue victims of the Word Trade Center incident .

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Things are looking up here at the Weeb Ranch, Donna is getting around a lot better since her boot was removed and is walking around  a lot more around here. The fur babies all are doing good, the weather is down out of the 90’s and more tolerable. Not much else going on. Hope all or friends are doing well, Be safe out there ,Sam & Donna….

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Another Doctors visit.

Took Donna to her orthopedic surgeon, hard to believe its been 3 1/2months since she broke her leg, Good news, she had her boot/cast removed, the doctor said it looks real good and now to start getting some exercise, he said it shouldn’t take long for her to be back to normal on her feet, here is a print of one of her x-rays.
donna's leg
two beaks were between screws. The steel rod is down the middle of her leg bone.
The best news for her is she can start driving again again hopefully this will help her recovery a little bit if she can get out and mobile again.
Sadie’s new do, her brothers seem to like it too.
Maybe now we can take the trailer out for a short outing to see how Donna’s handles a short trip.
Nothing much else going on we are just glad for Donna’s good update on her health.
Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Donna


Today is my bride Donna’s birthday, she is doing a little better with her  breathing and putting a little weight on, I was going to take her out to dinner ,but she said she just didn’t feel up to it, yesterday I took her to the DMV to renew her license and she said she felt self conscious about still having her boot on her leg, she said she can’t wait until she is out of it and can look girly again.I can’t blame her as it takes a bit of effort to get around so may be two days in a row is a little much.

I know I have been neglecting our blog but I have basically been staying around the house since Donna has been housebound, I may start taking Rigg’s for rides since he loves his Dad’s truck and Donna’s breathing is getting better.

The Grandkid’s are getting bigger starting with Adam he will by 15 Sept 8th


Shana (Mom) and Adam.


Granddaughter Alex& her boyfriend Bryan.

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Katie & Meghen.

Last weekend on Saturday was Sam’s 50th high School Reunion in Scranton Pa. Since I didn’t want to leave Donna I was unable to attend, I had matching tee shirts made for Donna and I,her is a pic.

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Reunion Tee Shirt.

As I said Donna is slowly doing better, her breathing has improved and she is just looking better rather than sickly like she was before, although she said no pictures yet. she has put some weight on and is eating better. next week she is going to the bone doctor and we are hoping she will have the boot removed from her leg and maybe start a walking therapy that she can handle with her shorter breaths.

That’s about it for now hope all is well with all out blog friends. Be safe out there.. Sam & Donna…..

Saturday, July 30, 2016

nice weekend surprise.

Donna and i were relaxing on this gorgeous Saturday afternoon when Rigg’s went to red alert at the porch door.Out on the porch was a flower delivery guy for Donna.What a great surprise. Our good friends Paul and Helen Tempesta from Florida had sent Donna some beautiful  fresh cut flowers, They are so thoughtful we are certainly lucky to have friends like that. I can only hope Donna recovers enough to make another visit to their home.

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Here is the two boys just relaxing and chilling at Sam’s feet.


No much else going on Donna says she is doing better. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Update,Good News for a change.

Donna just found out that she is dong so well, they will be sending her home tomorrow some time.I will be so glad to have my bride home again.When I saw her on that breathing machine the first day, I honestly was worried that she wouldn’t make it. Now she looks great again. Our prayers were certainly answered. That’s about it for now. Sam & Donna….

Friday, July 22, 2016

Not so good news and update.

This morning (Friday) Donna had to be taken to the hospital again, She had a couple of bad days breathing wise and this morning she could hardly breath,so we got an ambulance and she went back to St Josephs. Once thy got her situated, they put her on a machine to assist her breathing, not a respirator that breaths for you,and started IV’s, they are going to check her blood counts and see if she needs infusions, needless to say I stayed with her a couple hours  and then when she wanted to sleep I went home to wait until they got her to a room, won’t know much more until morning. I hope they can get her feeling better fast. Send prayers. Sam…

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy Independence Day



July 4th we Americans celebrate our Declaration of Independence . We have been a proudly Independent Nation since 1776,

I hope we remain that way for several hundred more years.

Some of the other things I am proud of our  my Grandchildren here is some new ones of the New Jersey Grand's.


Meghen on right.

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Katie in middle and Meghen on right at the boardwalk in Point Pleasant NJ.




Meghen left, Katie in middle.on Carousel.


Ice Cream break.

Looks like the girls and their friend had a great time and some big winnings.

Donna is getting around a little better she has in house rehab several times a week and is making good progress according to her nurses.That's about it for today hope all our friends are having a great 4 the of July weekend, we had a ton of rain on Sunday. Be safe out there. Sam and Donna…..