Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Happenings.


Happy Anniversary Donna. & Sam..

Well I guess you all know now that today is Our 32nd anniversary, Wow where did the time go. It must be true time flies when your having fun. Always wished I could say” There I was, sitting on a bar stool minding my own business, when in she came, and swept me away”. Didn’t happen that way Donna was working at a restaurant in Dellwood where I was a Police Officer, we would eat there quite a bit, one of her co-workers had a daughter who played on a girls baseball team I was coaching and she is the one who suggested I ask Donna out. I never thought she would be interested in me, I was divorced, didn’t make a lot of money as a cop and I didn’t consider myself an attractive man. Donna was young Blond and Beautiful, I just figured she would say no. Well she didn’t and on May 19th 1979 we were married.


Sam & Donna dating in 1978.


They say you live longer if your a dancer.

Sam & Donna2000

The Happy Couple around the year 2000.


Celebrating Mother’s Day 2011 at a restaurant.

By the way she is still Blond & Beautiful, 2 out of 3 is still good odds. Love Ya my Dear…

How is Rigg’s taking the attention we are giving Lucky the cat, Whenever I come back in from my visits, with Lucky, Rigg’s rushes over and switches his nose into high gear and gives me a good smelling, then he insists on playtime.



Oh Boy Oh Boy Dad let’s play it’s my turn now.

Well that’s about it for today, I think I will get away from grass and cars and go to the railroad club for a couple hours this afternoon. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…


  1. Happy Anniversary you two!!! May you have many, many more. Love the picture of Riggs..

  2. Happy Anniversary! Looks like you are still having fun :)

  3. What a cute couple you are!!! Here's to many more dances!!! Happy Anniversary!

  4. Happy Anniversary! It's true what they say, if you don't ask, you don't know!


  5. Happy anniversary, Sam and Donna! Dave and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary on May 12. My how time flies!

  6. Keep on 'Twistin' guys & when you get tired there is always the 'Watusi.' Congrats & 'Limbo Rock' till ya drop:))

  7. Happy Anniversary and wish you many, many more. Pictures of the couple through the years are great.

    Helen and Paul

  8. What a great photo of you two "youngsters"!..See, love is grand the second time around too...Just ask McGuyver..I'm his "second time around"...Make sure you and Donna get some alone time...a little cocktail hour over one of your great pizzas....like Lady and The Tramp with the spaghetti plate (no offense Sam..you are NOT a tramp).

  9. Great pictures and Happy Anniversary you two!! Get some romantic alone time over a cocktail and some of Sam's good pizza...Hey, even a bucket of KFC can be romantic with your main squeeze!!!

  10. Neat pictures Sam... Boy we were all so innocent back then....

  11. Happy Anniversary, Sam and Donna!! :)

  12. Happy Anniversary, Sam and Donna! Maybe Donna thought she was marrying Sonny Bono!

  13. Happy Anniversary!
    Keep up the good work and you can spend the 40th year on the road all year like we're doing!!! Or before if you prefer....!!!

  14. You know, I really did think about you guys when I went thru the Bryan street intersection on I 70. I kind of looked off over the hill to the South and said to myself, wonder what Sam's doing down there?

    But it was 5:30 and right at supper time, and I didn't know if you had the kids, or Donna was off to the restaurant and I had another hundred miles to make, so I was resigned to maybe another time. When I went over 370 the traffic was stopped on the interchange going North onto the new highway, so I quickly opted to head on East on I 70 and take my chances. And it was stopped on 270 as well, and that was North of the 370 where it ties back in, so I would have been nailed either way. Ya gotta love getting thru St Louis.........

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    Rod and Loyce

  15. Happy 32nd anniversary to you both!!..may you have many more!!

  16. Happy Happy Anniversary - how wonderful and thanks for the pictures as well! WE are still on the quest for a neck scarf for Riggs! Have a great weekend.

  17. Belated Happy Anniversary Sam and Donna! You still both look great!