Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Notes.

Up again at about 05:00AM had some coffee and then read some blogs, Donna said she is feeling better and more rested each day. I went to the store for some more milk and eggs and picked up two more prescriptions that were ready for her. That was the sum total of me being out with the truck.

Nicole got home this afternoon and Donna had some books for her to start reading, Donna & I are readers and we have always encouraged our boys to read, and now the Grandkids.

Looks January is going by at a good clip, we keep hoping things will allow a spring trip and also another one this summer like we did last summer, It was sure nice to meet up with blogger friends and we hope to have some stop here also and spend a few days at the Ranch.

How about a couple of helicopter pictures.


Single engine UH-2a/b, These were the version I flew with during my stay in HC-2. ( 1250hp)ca early 60’s


UH-2c/d same airframe two engines what a hot rod (2500hp). ca 1968

The pictures of the single engine versions are like hens teeth to find, wish I took more back then. The dual engine version went on to become the SH2-F Light anti sub/ship version and stayed in service until the early 90’s when it was replaced by newer and bigger models.There are a tone of SH2 pictures out there.

Well that’s about it for today, hope Ya’all had a good weekend. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Glad to hear Donna is on the mend.

  2. Good to hear that Donna is feeling better. Don't let her go back to work to soon, we want you all well for some spring travels.

  3. Donna, take it easy until you are fully recovered. Sam, I like the pictures of old aircraft.

  4. Hugs to Donna...Great to see some old helo pics...and thank you again for your service...You are one of our true heros....

  5. So sorry I'm so far behind but I'm getting caught up now. So glad to hear that Donna is feeling better. That pneumonia stuff can be very nasty. Glad you're taking good care of her.

  6. Hope Donna continues to feel better,,, She runs so hard she gets run down.... Gotta charge that battery every once in a while... cool chopper shots!

  7. Hope Donna takes a full week off to fully recover.

  8. Strap that lady down and don't let her go back to work yet! She is just too go go goooooooo

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