Up at at em early again, then Donna was off to the truck company, Before I forget like I did yesterday, I have a new follower,GYMNONR, Welcome aboard Al, I hope you enjoy reading about the Dardenne Prairie Gang and our antics, trips and preparation for full timing.
Also yesterday my favorite Talian girl, NELLIE, asked if you could get to see a picture of me in my police uniform, Boy did that cause a scramble here, to think I spent more than 38 years of my life in different uniforms and I managed to find 4 from my PD days, I have one of when I was Chief at the Lake. Anyway, I am doing this reluctantly because the only ones I could find were at award ceremonies, or nearing retirement. All I will say about the awards is we worked a busy district, so stuff happened and a lot of guys got commendations.
Sgt Sam 1990
Chief, Me & the Mayor 1994
Mayor, Me & City Administrator, 1995
My Wife Donna, ME & my son Andrew, 1995
I have a bunch of police car pictures, but my absolute favorite is this one on the motorcycle.
As you can see right before I retired we changed from the LAPD style uniform to the MO Hwy Patrol style uniform.
The lighter blue was dressier looking and was cooler in the summer with a bullet proof vest under it.
Donna, Adam & Me When I was Chief at the Lake. 2001.
Thats enough for pictures for today, but I did take Rigg's to the Vet this morning to have his stitches removed, The Vet said he has healed just fine, I was really proud of him as he just laid there and let her snip them out and didn't move or make a sound when she pushed and prodded to make sure everything felt okay inside. But boy was he a happy camper when I said okay show Daddy his truck. I guess that officially makes him a Gelding now, but I know three girls named JODIE,COCO&SANDY. in Florida who will be glad of his change.
Not much going on in Dardenne Prairie today, the Sheriff's deputy stopped a speeder in front of the house, so that's about it for the excitement for today. I am glad they do check speed once in awhile , the limit is 35mph, and most cars wizz by at 50 or more. It was different when it was a two lane country road, but now with all the houses' and kids that is just to fast, the weird part is most of the speeders live in those new houses'.
Everybody be careful out there. See Ya one of these days. Sam & Donna..