Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Musings.

Was up early and had coffee with my bride. Then she was off to the truck company and then the restaurant tonight.

Kind of a dreary day here at the Ranch, my Son had two tires flat today and when he went to see what was wrong both had holes in the sidewall. He had helped get his bosses truck out of the mud at a job site and he thinks that might have happened when the tires were spinning. He jacked his  jeep up and took the tires off and of course I had to loan him the bucks for two new tires. They won’t be in until tomorrow since he had a larger size on the Grand Cherokee so it will sit on stands all night.

Rigg’s and I had a nap this afternoon for about an hour, he loves laying next to his Daddy on the bed.

Donna said the bake sale went good for Tyler’s benefit and that between all the offices and people in her company  managed to get over 30 days vacation time donated for his Mom, so she won’t miss a paycheck. I just can’t imagine what that whole family let alone Tyler is going through. She said he is making headway both physically and emotionally and has accepted the fact he will no longer have any legs. We continue to solicit prayers as he is undergoing almost daily surgeries this week. Thank you all for your support. I remember during Desert Storm an embedded reporter once said ” Where do we get these young people like this”. That’s easy from middle class America, remember the Silent Majority, In my years of service the majority of the guys I served with came from families like mine, no money but just about every male member, Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, cousins, they had all served their country in previous wars and it was just the right thing to do. Today the kid’s don’t have that incentive but they still have a love for their country and the pride to serve although the numbers are much smaller now. Young Men & Women like Tyler will always be found because we are truly the land of Freedom and they know that doesn’t come for free.

Well that’s about it for today, haven’t left the house, so no pictures for awhile. I hope all is well for all our friends out there. Please be safe out there, Sam & Donna……


  1. Sam....that was one of your best blogs ever....Thank you ...and, well said.

  2. Praying for Tyler and his family. Thanks for a beautiful tribute to these young men and women.

  3. Watch out Sam, those naps can become adictive.....just like Millers... But at this time in life who cares, right? Course I'm about 20 years older than you....When I was a young kid we were drafted......