Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday shorts.

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest and that is was here in Scranton. I was up at 05:30AM and had the coffee going and then about 08:00Am I went up to St Catherine's Cemetery to visit my Brother Rick’s grave, I took a big cup of coffee with me and had a good visit and promised to do what I could looking after his daughter, Barbara. she is struggling at 18 with the loss of her dad and I just have to find a way to point her in the right direction.

After that I spent the day waiting to see if the neighbor Earl would be able to help me with putting the summer lawn furniture down in Wendy’s basement it is a lot easier to have someone to hand the stuff through the small door into the basement. It is not a full size door so it takes some maneuvering. He was busy so that will have to wait till later in the week.

Not much else going on, Judy in answer to your question about Rigg’s surgery, Donna cancelled his appointment due to something coming up at the last minute in MO. She says now she would rather wait till I get back so there is someone there 24-7 when he comes home with the stitches in. Looks like I will be continuing with the nurses duties only with a different patient.

Got a kind of funny but weird comment yesterday to the post I made on Aug.5th where I had some pictures from the Navy, one of which showed a fellow flier named Barry Waluda, I will post it here and see what you think, there is no e-mail to follow up on it and the blog it came from appears to be a fake. Although it possesses the same sense of humor and can-do spirit these guys had 40 years ago, here it is.

USNAVY SEAWOLF has left a new comment on your post "Thursday Notes":
Sam, Barry Waluda needs your help, ASAP. His survival depends on you sending money, guns, and lawyers to Branson, Missouri no later than 6-12 November, 2010. In lieu of the above, one highly experienced US Navy HC-2 rescue swimmer, and support team, can make this rescue happen. We need support when needed, where needed, night or day, cold or warm, something you are are experienced in. Crypto response on your site acceptable.(end of comment)

It is strange however prior to coming to HC-2 Barry was attached to HAL-3 that used the Seawolves as their squadron insignia and not many people would know that. I would love to know he is alive and well. I guess I will just have to wait and see if anything else follows, or chalk it up to someone's sense of humor. What do you think.


I hope the weekend went great for everyone out there, Be safe out there.


  1. Wow! That's one wierd comment!

    I think Rigg's will spend one day licking himself and reviving from the anesthetic, and then be back to normal.

    With your title today, I thought we'd see a picture of you in your shorts! :)

  2. I agree with Judy..the comment sounds a bit strange to me too?..who knows though maybe he was legit?

  3. Wait and see is a good idea..Personally, I think someone is trying to scam you....Stay sharp, sailor!!!!...and proceed with caution.

  4. Hi Sam! That comment is interesting. Sounds like someone with a big imagination maybe? Let us know how it evolves. I hope that Riggs is going to be just fine.

  5. Dennis is dead on, someone is trying to scam you! Surely you can look into Barry's where abouts without answering that email. Send guns and money?? Nah I wouldn't think so!

  6. It sounds to me like a friend trying to pull your leg a bit. I'd sure wait to get some more info though.

  7. I would be leery of anyone asking for guns and money via comments to a person's RV'ing blog.

  8. Yah.. probably something along the lines of the pleas for money we get from some supposed relative or person on our email list. Saying stuck in Europe or Mexico etc. and hotel owner won't let them leave etc. and needing plane fare or fuel etc. Forgettaboutit!

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

  9. Maybe he is being very cryptic, just for fun. A little odd when there's been no contact for many years. I wondered if the date holds a clue for you. Only you can work that one out.

    You'll know quickly enough if it's a scam.

    Blessings as you continue with family in Scranton.

  10. Sounds fishy to me also. Reads like a scam, unless it is some kind of inside joke. Thanks for sharing.

  11. There are a lot of strange people out there. Why would someone send guns and money to a stranger?

  12. I am Barry's wife and I assure you that this is from one of the Seawolf gang. We all go to Branson, MO for a reunion for Veteran's Day every year and I think they were hoping to hear from you so you would join the gang.
    Thanks for a good laugh while reading all the blogs. Barry is alive and well in Colorado. We would love to hear from you.