Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Friday, November 9, 2012


Was up at 04:30AM for my morning coffee date with my bride. Then she was off to the truck company and then the restaurant. I on the other hand had my morning nap with Rigg’s , and then went to the Grocery store, I wasn’t surprised that out in front was a VFW Vet who I donated to his worthy cause some one’s and received my 2012 Poppy in return.


When I got home Rigg’s wasn’t very impressed by my neat Poppy.

It was a simply gorgeous sunny day here in Dardenne Prairie, sunny all day temps in the low 70’s. Just a great day for Rigg’s and Sadie to get out and run the yard.

Didn’t get much accomplished about 4 loads of wash and then that was about it.

Getting ready to put a pizza in the oven as it is Friday, the kid’s won’t be here, Adam has a sore throat, and Nicky is going someplace with her Dad this weekend.

My Barber found me a used cane so I will see if that helps on the days my feet are hurting the worst. I need to keep as mobile as I can. I really miss the hot weather where I could soak those dogs in the pool or lake. My DR said that is good therapy. but a foot soak at home in a big pan is just not the same.

That’s about it for today, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna….


  1. I didn't realize that Americans also honoured the poppy in remembrance. I thought it was just Canada. That's great!!

    1. The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) have been doing it since WW1 after which Nov 12 was declared Armistice Day, a national holiday.After WW2 the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor Veterans of all wars.There was a poem called IN Flanders Field about it. but i couldn't find it. Have a great day. Sam & Donna..

  2. Hi. There's a great post by Rick on the Red Poppy and the poem In Flanders Field. http://rickpaulettervjournal.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/the-red-poppy-canadausa-history.html

    Tomorrow, 11th November at the 11th hour we officially observe 2 minutes silence in New Zealand.


  3. Yep, ya gotta stay moble Sam. I'm afraid to even slow down,,,cause I might not get started again....:-)

  4. Have a look at this gizmo. Anodyne therapy. I have one. I know it's expensive, but it's worth it.
    Also try some Aleve. That works for me when the pain is especially bad.