Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Musings.

Having a nice day, sunny and a little cooler, n the mid 50’s but still nice. Got a nice surprise in the mail today, for my Canadian friends that the post.

I received my US Navy Rescue swimmer medal, they were just authorized and I sent my name in since I qualified for it, it is really a beauty.

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When you think about it there really weren’t a lot of us out there, like Seals it had a strenuous training course most of us were assigned to Helicopter squadrons, a few to UDT and other functions, like sub rescue boats. But I know I thoroughly enjoyed my time, to bad I’m not young enough to do it again.

We had to have the clothes washer guy out again today, second time in a month, it’s a front loader that Andy and Samantha bought.Donna and I have always have top loader and except for an occasional belt or tensioner pulley they have been virtually maintenance free.If we live long enough to buy another it won’t be a front loader.

Just starting to get some plans together for a trip starting June1st probably for a month or more possible go out east after visiting relatives in Indiana and Ohio ,If I can get Donna to go to the post office and get her passport then maybe we will hop up into Canada for a week or so.

The fur babies are all behaving and snoozing for there afternoon naps.

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



  1. That medal is really gorgeous. I love hearing your stories - you really had an adventurous past. Just to let you know, it takes a few weeks to get a passport.

  2. That's a beautiful medal you received and quite an honor as well.
    The weather forecast is for warmer temperatures by next week.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. What a beautiful medal, and you sure have a right to be proud of it and what it represents!

    I've had front and top loading washing machines. They say the front loader gets clothes cleaner, and it uses less water. I don't know on either one, but I didn't have a problem with either kind until they wore out.

  4. Love the medal, you sure deserved it!

    Sure hope that you will come up and visit us this summer, you know that we will have a spot waiting for you. Even if you don't then I am sure you will enjoy your time away.


  5. Wonderful medal, Sam, and well deserved! Donna said you want to visit the Train Museum around Union IL. I have never been there but they say it is quite something to see.