Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Mumblings.

Rigg’s and I slept in until 06:00AM, had my coffee and Donna got up and got a cup a little later.

Adam slept late because he stays up late when he can get away with it, like and Grandpa & Grandma’s on the weekends.

When I picked him up at the bus stop. I asked him if he had heard about the school in Connecticut. and he said no. I guess all the other schools kept it quiet and left it up to parents to tell their kids about it. That was a good idea in my opinion. Adams Mom had called me on the way to the bus stop and asked me to tell him because she was so upset over it. We drove slowly to his house and I told him that 20 kid’s his age had been killed in a grade school just like his by a crazy man. I said we can be thankful for only one thing, and that is that he was safe. He was very quiet all the way to his house. When we got to his house I saw his Mom’s car there so I said make sure and give her a big hug and tell her you love her, if she doesn’t want you to leave for the weekend I will understand. He said I hope she will let me go, I really wanted to spend the weekend with you. Last night, two or three times he came into the kitchen and gave me a hug and told he was so glad that the shootings didn’t happen at his school and all his friends and his girlfriend Natalie were safe. I said why don’t you call Natalie, and he said I already did and she was crying. I said that is the way people relieve their grief when terrible things happen and there is nothing to be ashamed of by crying, I said when Grandpa first read about it he had tears in his eyes for all the parents, and so did the President when he was told about it. Adam Looked at me and said me to Grandpa.

Today Rigg’s got his new correctly sized vest, it looks really good especially with his two Navy patches on it and his name. Wait until his girlfriends Coco, Jodie & Sandy see him strut his stuff in his vest.

Pizza night went fine, the dough was especially tasty and Adam had some for lunch today. He is getting so big and boy can he eat.


        Friday Night Pizza. Nothing beats homemade.

Hoping all of our blog friend are having a great weekend, Today turned out to be a pretty good day for December in Dardenne Prairie. It was sunny with a high of about 60 degrees. Hope our luck holds out for another mild winter like last year.

Everyone be safe out there. Sam & Donna…


  1. How does one explain the unexplainable to a child..?

    1. I really don't know, just talk from your heart and keep it simple, kid's know when you are troubled and listen to you, it does help that God has blessed me with the mind of a ten year old and the lifes experiences I have had in my 60 plus years.Even my experience in telling the bad news to people in police work, doesn't prepare you for telling it to your Grandchildren.I remember the day my own Grandfather told me President Kennedy had been killed in the principals's office and then took me out of school and home, it was though we lost a clsoe family member. Gosh 50 years ago, I am an old fart...

  2. That pizza looks so good I could almost reach out and grab a piece! The more of the shooting incidents there are it seems the more will follow. I just can't imagine what it must be like to loose a child, but especially in this manner.

    1. The sad,sad part is they will, the media glorifies these events, and the copycats who want their minute of glory in the press pop up.I fear more is ahead to up the ante.

  3. You really handled that well with Adam. Such a shame that children have to know about these things at such a young age.

  4. a sad day indeed, you handled the situation very well, Sam.
    the pizza looks yummy as always!

  5. Our son was visiting a close friend of his in that town on Thanksgiving. It brings things that much closer to home. Such a sad day for sure. And, people say that Mexico is dangerous!

    Kevin and Ruth

  6. Yep, good job Sam! i hope we can all have a happy holidays....Tahe care.