Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday Musings.

I was up at 06:00AM for coffee, fever was gone and felt pretty good. Donna was still feeling down and slept in. She could use the rest. Later in the morning I went out and got her some hot food for an early lunch.

My Son Andy announced that today would be a big Q day and went to the store for some pork steaks, ribs, and brauts & sazizza’a. He started the grills at about 01:00PM is spending the afternoon cooking. We will eat good tonight. Baked Potatoes, and Baked beans.

Donna has decided to stay home from the restaurant and try to get back in shape. I am glad of that.

Rigg’s and Sadie are supervising Andy with the grilling.

How about another picture from my Navy Days, this one was taken from Vultures Row on top of the island on the USS Independence on our 1969 cruise to England while we were in the Atlantic. I don’t know if anyone realized it when the picture was taken, but in the distance is a submarine, don’t know if it one of ours, but it sure resembles an Echo class Russian sub, they used to shadow us all the time especially in the Atlantic where it got rough for their trawlers. Of course my attention would have been on the planes and our helicopter from my detachment.

HC-2 Helo on CVA621969

                 Sub is above the top F4’s tail.

Ah to be young again and surrounded by the smell of seawater, and JP5 fumes. This picture was taken from the looks of it just after a recovery since the two Phantoms in the foreground are still manned and their canopies are still shut. They are probably getting ready to launch after the helo is fueled and off again.

Nice day for Qing today sunny but only 80 degrees, not much else going on. Hope everyone is having a great day. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna……


  1. Replies
    1. It is a spicy Italian sausage that looks like a brat. Sam....

  2. I had the same question as Judy. Glad Donna is taking the day off and I sure hope she feels good enough to enjoy that dinner.

  3. OK, I make number 3..What the Heck are they?..doesn't matter, I probably am not allowed to eat 'em anyway :-(

  4. Glad you are feeling better, Sam. Hope Donna gets some rest and is feeling up to par soon. Give her a hug from me.