Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts.

Was up at 04:30am and had our morning coffee together,then I went down and did my blog catch up, ran to Wal-Mart to see if they had an item on sale that another blogger had found, no luck there and the item they bought for $50 dollars I was told I could order for $98. no thanks why have it on clearance in one store and not give you the same price, that Manager couldn't answer that question, so I came back home empty handed. That is certainly a new record for a trip to Wal-Mart.
Anyway I was looking through some old pictures and I came across a car my late younger brother Rick had made for a demolition derby back in 1981. I was  on the Police Department then and he knew I had owned a copper colored 1970 Plymouth Satellite Sport 2dr, so when he found one just like it he decided to doll it up like a police car and entered it in the demo derby, unfortunately I only have the after photo's but he said it was really a sharp looking car before the derby. The light on the roof stayed on throughout the entire race even after taking some real smashes. 1970Plymouth DemoDerbycarc

1970Plymouth DemoDerbycard
                    Rick's Demo Car
1970PlymouthSatelite Sport
My 70 Satellite w/ my oldest son Sammy on trunk.
Of all my brother's, Rick and I got along the best, never a dull moment when I would visit and we got together, My Dad used to say they had to put another shift on at the Gibbon's brewery the week they knew I was coming for a visit, Rick's main interest in racing was the modified's at Middletown NY. and Nazereth PA, spent a lot of nights watching those babies.
I am reposting a picture of my tribute to Rick painted on the Demo Derby Car Karen's, Kareninthewoods nephew drove in Wisconsin to sponsor a benefit for his Dad who has Cancer.
Thanks Karen, & Fuzz so much for doing this for me, it meant so much and I must say going back to PA in October without Rick there will be tough.
Went out to the trailer and took the frozen pizza and stuff Adam likes out of the freezer and put it in the freezer downstairs, I will put what Donna & I will use on the Rally trip Thursday in it tomorrow and then top the truck off with diesel and we should be good to go Thursday Morning. Even packed my clothes for the Rally just not like me to wait till the last minute.
Tonight we will be having Tovers for dinner, like in leftovers. Donna will work Wednesday night and then it will be rally time. Do I sound like a kid excited over an upcoming trip, I think we both are and Lord knows Donna can use a few days away from the truck company and the restaurant. Everyone, be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Kelly says we always have a Tover for supper...ME!! Says I'm always left over from the day before.

  2. We hope you and Donna have a great time and you have good weather to go with it.

  3. Great tribute to your brother. Sounds like your lovin the travelin comin up.. Stay safe.

  4. Rollie and I hope y'all have a fantastic time at the rally and that Donna enjoys her time off. It is always exciting to get away from the rat race. You two deserve some rest and relaxation!!! God Bless and we'll be praying for your safe travels.

    Hugs, Gina & Rollie

  5. Can we come too?? I hope you blog it!!!! Make sure you have plenty of wine and Miller High Life!!!!

  6. Have a great time at the Rally - thanks for sharing about your brother.

  7. I hope you have a grand time at the rally and I'm looking forward to your blog giving us the details. Stay well.

    Paul & Helen

  8. Great tribute to your brother. Tovers are some of my favourite dinners. Have fun at that Rally.

  9. Nice tribute to your brother, Sam. I hope all goes well, be safe.