Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday Mumblings.



                     Helicopter view.USS Arizona.

The 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu. Hawaii. is today.What a day in history, a day President Franklin Roosevelt said “Will live in Infamy”.

I remember my Grandmother  telling us about everyone sitting in front of radio’s listening to the Presidents speech and declaration of war. She would also say she almost had a stroke when shortly after my Dad, Bing Weibel and his best friend, Boots DeSanto went downtown and enlisted in the Army without saying anything to their families beforehand. You could tell though she and especially my Grandfather were proud of his courage and service. Luckily for me he made it back alive to marry my Mom. They were truly part of the worlds Greatest Generation…

It was 9 degrees when I got at at 04:30am supposed to be another bitter day with a high of 30 degrees, not supposed to break the freezing mark until Tuesday.

Not to worry we have plenty to eat and it is nice and warm in the Ranch.\With the kid’s away for the weekend Donna and I are enjoying the house to ourself’s, Poor Sadie is missing her Mom & Dad, but as long as we put her in bed with us at night she burrows under the covers and sleeps the rest of the night.

Donna has a shift at the restaurant tonight, so I will be batching it until the kid’s get home.

Not much doing, here today. Hope all our friends get some warm weather soon wherever they me be parked. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…..


  1. That type of patriotism and commitment is absolutely amazing to me. Stay warm and enjoy your day!

  2. Your photo is a solemn reminder.

  3. Right on, Sam. Let's pray that we don't have to learn some of the same lessons that were learned then.

  4. Uncle Jr. tells of being on shore leave in Pensacola FL that day..the MP's came around and loaded all the sailors up in their trucks, took them back to base and didn't tell them why. They didn't find out till their officers told them about Pearl being bombed until then..and everyone was issued a gun .

  5. I've been out to that memorial and stood over the water looking down at the sunken ship..... The black bunker oil oozes out ever so slowly from the broken holes in her hull... Referred to as her black tears, it is thought that there are 500,000 gallons of oil still inside the hull.. As it deteriorates, at some point that will have to be remediated...

  6. They truly were the Greatest. Good luck staying warm.