Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Notes.

After the train ride yesterday, that is a tough act to follow. I to say even as much as I like trains  having the company of a nine year old on her first train ride is an experience in the joys of life, just watching the wonder in her eyes as she got a tour of the steam engine from the engineer and had her picture taken with him reminded me of when the train engineers of my childhood were my heroes. It was truly an enjoyable experience, I had to laugh she had brought with her one of those disposable camera’s I guess with 24 exposures, Before we left the station she only had six shots left, so I told her if she was careful she could take some pictures with my Canon, When we got home I had 126 shots of which I knew 3/4ths of them would not be keepers, but I put them all on a DVD so she could give it to her Mom & Dad as a present. It was really a great day for both of us, and to say she enjoyed it would be an understatement. Thank God for kids they sure do make some of life's days really great.

Today was really another dreary dull, cold day, I hope the kid’s dress warm when they are out looking for treat’s tonight. Wendy says she usually gets about a dozen or two kids each Halloween. At home we rarely get any as it was always so rural. Even with the houses built up now we don’t get many, just a few that know Adam.

Not much to report for today I hope we get a nice sunny day here soon. Wendy is going to invite the Ferrin’s over on Friday night and I will make a couple of homemade pizza’s. The trouble is finding the right cheese’s they don’t sell the stuff I use in MO here in PA. even though there are dozens of pizza shops.

Hope everyone had a great weekend , Rigg’s I miss all you guys and can’t wait to see ya. be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Hi Sam,
    Looks like you and Michelle had a pretty great time yesterday on the train. I love being on a train. There is not anything else that makes me feel the way being on a train feels. First it takes me back in time. Second it feels so safe and relaxing. Hey maybe we shouldn't be in RV's. We should be living on a train!!! Take care Sam. I hope you are home for Christmas.

  2. So happy that you had a great day on the train with Michelle. I am sure she will treasure all the pictures she took with her camera and the gift to her parents.

    Wishing you a blessed day.

  3. such a softy you are!!..happy halloween!..hope Riggs isn't scared of fireworks!!!

  4. You are a truly good guy Sam!!

  5. What a treat for Michelle. John & I chuckled over your description of the photos and thought it was a lovely finishing touch to make a CD of them for Michelle and family. What a orecious memory.

  6. That is one lucky little girl to have you as a friend. Probably a trip she will never forget, nor the nice guy that took her.

  7. Like I said on yesterdays post: You are sure one great Honorary Grandfather!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  8. What do you mean?