Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Thoughts.




To All my American Blogger friends.”Is this a Great Country or what”. Thank God for chance to be in the. “Home of the Free”.

Of all our holidays in the summer months, I believe the 4th of July is my favorite, I always reminds me that this country was founded to give everyone yearning for freedom a chance at a new life like my emigrant Grandparents. Remember what Miss Liberty herself proclaims.” Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these the homeless, the tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the Golden Door.”Emma Lazarus…..

I pray that we have succeeded and continue to be the Home of the Free and the brave.

Today started at 04:30Am with coffee with my bride, then she was off to the truck company.

The kid’s stayed around the house today since Andy and Samantha are taking them to a 4th of July BBQ at one of Andy’s friends house complete with swimming and fireworks. They don’t plan on leaving until 04:30PM and then will make a big night of it.

Donna said she was going to stop for a haircut on the way home from work and I stayed in and kept the truck in the garage all day.

Don’t have much planned for tomorrow Donna is off from the truck company but still has a shift at the restaurant, they are counting on people going out to eat, rather than cook on this middle of the week holiday.

I am pretty sure Lake Sherwood canceled their fireworks display due to the dry weather, The county hasn’t put a complete ban in effect and ordinary people are still shooting them off, but all the major cities have cancelled out ,most must be afraid of liability if a major fire were started.

I am going to wait and then get a spot for next week out at the Lake and camp for the week. I spend about the same for food and it is cheap and the Grand Kids love to swim.

Probably go watch the 4th of July parade in O’Fallon in the morning, we used to have the most heart stopping fly by at low altitude of the Air Guard F-15’s right up Main St during this parade every year. But a couple of years ago they moved from Lambert Field in St Louis, to a base out near Kansas City, so we don’t see them anymore.

Today we were at 98 and now for the next four days its back to 103 for the highs, not complaining though.Can'tcomplainaboutheat.jpg

                            This is why…..

That’s about it today from the Weeb Ranch in beautiful Dardenne Prairie MO. I hope all my friends have a great 4th Holiday, Our Canadian friends beat us to it by celebrating Canada Day on the weekend. We are Happy for them too. Two of the Greatest Country’s in the world and next door neighbors to boot.

Be safe out there. Sam & Donna……


  1. Thanks for the great reminder not to complain so much about our heat. And a Happy 4th to you. All fireworks have been banned except for the two big displays here in our county.

  2. I'm planning to camp next week too, and I hope we all enjoy it!

  3. Tomorrow is moving day for us and expected temps to be 100. Hey, sure complaining. It's better than w o r k i n g.

    They have a bad on fires here too and lots of fireworks have been cancelled. They usually have a display at Mt. Rushmore, not sure it that was cancelled too.

    Keep cool! (Guess that means staying inside)

  4. You're a real yankee-doodle-dandy, Sam!! Have a great 4th of July, enjoy a few pops and stay cool.

    Thanks for the Canada Day wishes.

  5. Happy 4th of July to you and Donna!..hope you have a lovely day tomorrow!

  6. Sam - Have a safe and enjoyable 4th, we are going to lay low and stay cool!

  7. Happy 4th of July to you, Donna and the rest of the family. Hope you have a great day. Too bad the fireworks had to be cancelled.

    Kevin and Ruth

  8. Thanks for your post!

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