Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday Happenings.

Another day of severe thunderstorms, a tornado touched down in St Louis County across the river from us in University City, luckily nobody was hurt, a lot of homes damaged though. Looks like the tornado season is starting early. Here at the ranch we must have had a couple inches of soaking rain the ground is saturated and we have some standing water in the low places around our property.

Donna has the night shift tonight at the restaurant.

How about a Throwback Thursday.

Sam &Donna1982

               Sam & Donna 1982.


                     Donna 1982.

Boy were we young like that. Time fly’s when your having fun. In May we will be married 35 years.

I am so proud of our pups Rigg’s and Sadie, neither one I afraid of thunder or bad storms.

Yep Stay clear of all catwalks and weather decks, due to high winds and heavy seas.


                        USS Independence 1977 Med Cruise.

That’s about it for today. Hope all is well with all our friends, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna……


  1. I've been hearing about the bad weather in your area, so please take care and stay safe. You and Donna are a good-looking couple, then and now!

  2. we're heading home..nervous as theres oodles of snow still back there..holding up in VA right now...stay safe we've been watching the storm warnings

  3. You guys are just as good looking now as you were then. That's a good thing to pull off. Hate these weather reports that I've been hearing. Keep checking in so we know everything is okay. Our girls would be such a wreck from the storms.

  4. Heard about the tornadoes in your area..Den and I got outta that area just in time...No place to be when you're in a fiver!! LOVE that photo of you kids...We will be married 45 years this November..doesn't seem possible!

  5. My old heart just can not take those tornado warnings. I am thinking you are probably used to it. Heard on news a little earlier one touched down in Denton TX this afternoon. That is just a couple of miles from where we gate guarded last month. TOO CLOSE again.

  6. You have some great pictures of your younger days. I've been old for so long that I don't think I was ever young.

    1. Paul you probably have some great pictures too. That picture of Independence tales on greater meaning when you take oin to account that sitting at the pier the flight deck is 70 feet from the water, also an A-7 Corsair parked on the bow was washed overboard snapping about 12 chains, awesome power of the ocean.