Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday morning notes

Got up at 04:30am just like home, I have to pick the kids up at 08:00am. I managed to go back for them a little early yesterday( 30 minutes) so I went into the pool complex to see the last of the meet.
The rubber tipped pole is to touch the swimmers head before they reach the wall.
This kids are just marvelous, and fiercely completive,I still can’t get over the spirit and fun they all had, By The way the St Louis Girls  returned with a gold medal,and the Boys managed a Silver medal.There were kids here from Schools for the Blind in six states, this is an event everyone should be lucky to see at least once in your lifetime,you sure come away with a good feeling, and a different perspective of what life is like for someone who is challenged with a vision handicap.
This is a young lady that brought her guide dog with her. The dog was a small German Shepherd female and you could see this was a match made in heaven, it’s hard to see in the picture but she has the guide harness and was very well trained, but obviously in love with her mistress.
Well I should be home this evening, Adam if you read this , I didn’t forget you, Grandpa got you a surprise from Wisconsin. Also your Dad & Grandma have one.
Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.


  1. Have to admire those swimmers. Besides being in great shape they usually have a lot of discipline and have a sport they can enjoy long after the competition is over.

  2. Thanks for the inspiring blog on a Sunday morning, Sam. It's great to see those kids being able to compete and having so much fun.

  3. Hi guys...just found your blog and wanted to add my two cents. I am a retired (35 years) teacher and have attended many meets such as the one in your Sunday blog. It is soooo inspiring to watch these young people. THEY are the true athletes!! Brought back so many memories. Thanks!
    We just started full-timing in August so will enjoy catching up on your blog.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)