Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Meanderings.

Rigg’s and I were up at 06:00AM and went for a walk around the campground. There is only one other small motor home left of all the weekenders, This place is like most campgrounds it is very under utilized during the week, Especially since it is a members only or guest facility.it is so quiet during the week, you can have the windows open and still not hear a sound. Rigg’s sure enjoys his rides in the truck and his walks, I think he is missing his Mom a little, I asked him where Mommy was and he went up in the bedroom and then to the door to look for her.

How many of you remember the Christmas displays in store windows of larger towns during the holidays, I found some pictures of the late 50’s and very early 60’s of the Household Furniture store on Lackawanna Ave. in Scranton PA. From Thanksgiving morning until Jan 2nd the display ran for many years. The east coast was big on Lionel Trains at the time so they were heavily featured. along with dolls and other stuff. Right about the Sputnik times rockets also made an appearance.








Pretty neat I can remember my Grandfather taking my twin brother and I to see it probably once a week, we could never get enough, it was cold at that time of the year, but we didn’t care. I still have a Lionel Lackawanna Train Master diesel like in a couple of those pictures.

That’s about it for today, I hope everyone is having a good week. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna……


  1. Downtown Toronto shop windows were a wonderland at Christmas time. All these animated little scenes. It wasn't just for the kids because adults loved it too. Unfortunately, this hasn't been done in many, many years. A real shame, it just injected the spirit of Christmas into every fibre of your body!!! Ah the good old days.....

  2. Chicago's Marshall Fields had the best Xmas windows in the world..and the best Santa too. Wish it was still there, but now it's Macy's...not quite the same.

  3. we use to have Christmas displays at the Woodwards in downtown Vancouver..but that is no more..
    I didn't know you were a twin?