Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, December 11, 2016


Yahoo, louie, Yabba, Dabba, Doo. Donna s home from rehab, she looks  really good, and she says she feels much much better.


What do you think.No snow here but at 10am when I left to pick her up it was 24 degrees, that’s cold enough for me.


Our boys.

Now I will probably sleep better with Donna home Charlie will have to fight for his space on the bed.

not much doing here.Hope all our friends are dong well, Be safe out there..Sam & Donna…….

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Donna was transferred to rehab last night from hospital,she is in Delmar Gardens, the place she was in before, They were going to send her to a different place called the Breeze but there were no vacancies , she said the staff remembered her from last time when she would let them know when she was not happy with them. This morning when she went to breakfast she said right before they brought her food two nurses came and got her for therapy. When I went over at 10am she still had not eaten, I can just see her memo for her first day.Anyway she looked a lot better and seemed to have more energy, she also told me they allow pets to visit, I can see a Rigg’s visit in our future, he can pull me in the wheelchair to her room, I use a wheel chair because it’s to far for me to walk from the front desk to her room. Not much else going on,everyone be safe out there. Sam & Donna……

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Todays is Rigg’s Day.

Today is Rigg’s Birthday 8 years old, He is such an outstanding example of a large black Labrador Retriever ,well mannered and he behaves most of the time.He is good around kid’s. and has never met a person or other dog he didn’t like and try to make friends with.A Daddies boy who has a love for Dad’s truck. I have a gallery of pictures I made up, but first an update on   Donna,she is doing better in the hospital and may be able to come home in a few days, she keeps getting these recurring infections.
Okay here's the gallery.
                                                            Rigg’s at 8 weeks sleeping with Ducky.
                                                          Rigg’s showing his dinner plate tongue.
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                                                                          Rigg’s in the trailer,
                                                                        Rigg’s,o’boy were on vacation.
                                                             Rigg’s just loves swimming.
                                                                    Rigg’d with muddy nose.
Rigg’s with his football.
                                                                                        Rigg’s and Dad.
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                                                                                        Rigg’s and Dad.
                                                                                             Rigg’s and Sadie.
                                                                                Rigg’s and Charlie.
                                                                    Rigg’s with his Birthday Hat.
That’s about it for today, be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Donna’s down again.

Had to have Donna taken back to the hospital last night, She was having trouble breathing again. she is in ICU getting breathing treatments on the machine that helps her breath.Don’t know much else, don’t know room she will be in yet. She is in St Josephs west in Lake St louis, this is where is she always goes. good hospital.
Sorry form the short blog lots to do. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Naval Aircrew.

Yesterday was Veterans and Remembrance Day, As  most of you that are long time readers will know I have long said that my service in the US Navy as a Helicopter Aircrewman and Rescue swimmer was the most fun a young man could have. I have told a lot of young people to get a college degree and then go into Naval aviation. I have decided to post some pictures from my Navy Days 50 years ago,between those days and my Police career of 35 years, I must say I was lucky to be able to say I had a  job all that time that I truly enjoyed, I did almost every job the police department had to offer, Patrol Sergeant, my police dogs, the motorcycle ( a Harley of course).and then ending as Ass’t Chief retired after 30ys, I then went on to the Chiefs job at Lake Sherwood Mo.for 7 years.
So here we go.
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Sam USS Shangri-LaCVA381967a
Sam Weibel USSShangri-La1967
One of the things that has confounded me is I have often wondered what life held in store for the guys we fished out of a certain death in the ocean. Did they father children or have Grandchildren like I was lucky enough to have. I have tried many time to google names and I have never been able to find a response to those names. I did find one obituary but it wasn’t to old and the man had a family. 
Hope this doesn’t bore anyone or sound like tootin his own horn, I truly did enjoy those years, Now that I am approaching 70 and I can’t walk so good , it makes those old days when I was fit and ready to go all that more attractive.
By he way we are hoping Donna will be coming home from the hospital tomorrow.Everyone be safe out there. Sam & Donna…….

Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans and Remembrance Day


Today we honor all Veterans, For all our friends in Canada it is Remembrance Day,for all our friends in the States it is Veterans day. I have far to many friends to name each one that served his country. But I am grateful to each, most would be like me and prefer to be humble when someone thanks you for your service, I always reply, you are welcome, but my time flying in the Navy was the most fun a young man could have. You go in a child and come out a man hardened by the lessons war and life has taught you. Thanks again my friends.

Donna is still in the hospital, she says she is feeling better each day but no word on how look she will have to stay, waiting to find out how the infection and pneumonia is coming. Me and the fur kids are fine, all three stay close to me while Donna isn’t here, all three sleep on the bed with me at night. They act like they don’t want me to leave them along, what sissies.

Not much else going on going to try and get out for a veterans day at our veterans park in O’Fallon Mo.Hope all is well with all our friends out there, Be careful out there. Sam & Donna.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Another dark day.

Donna is back in the hospital, she had a week of getting weaker, and then she started spitting up blood so yesterday we sent her to the hospital.He she can tell you what they have found out so far.Am in hospital again have been sick after spitting up blood that got continually darker came to hospital. have pneumonia and a bacterial infection. 5 ml spot on lungs due to infection. so here I am. no cell service.

So far she is being given massive antibiotics and her breathing is better.

Here’s the fur kids waiting for Mom to come home.Charlie has his sad eyes.





Not much else going on, typical cold rainy November day. I got Donna’s laptop back from the shop and took it to the hospital for her so she will be on Facebook. Also be able to read the blog. Just got back home and will now relax and maybe a nap.

Hope all is well with all our friends out there, Be safe. Sam & Donna..

Friday, October 28, 2016

Big News at the Weeb Ranch.

We have good news, Little Sadie, is back, Andy saw Samantha with her and took the dog back.You should have seen when she got in the house and her two brother Charlie and Riggs saw her. they rushed over in a pile of licks and kisses, almost couldn’t tell which end was which.Then it was Grandma’s turn.


Charlie,Rigg’s, Sadie and Andy.


ON my Grandma’s lap.


Getting kisses from Rigg’s.


With my Grandma.

Some other  news is my Grandson Adam came over and spent Thursday night with us. Then Friday morning He and I went to Dicks Sporting goods in Wentzville Mo.When we left Adam was the proud owner of a Savage 30-06 Deer Rifle complete with scope.I used one just like it when I was a boy in Pa. Wish I had my old Navy survival knife, that would have made skinning a deer easy.His dad took him to the range on his way home to sight it in.Saturday he will hit the field  with his Uncle.


Grandson Adam with his new deer rifle.


Sadie Mae.

Everybody including the other fur babies is happy around here now.

That’s about it for today hope all is well with all our friends out there.Be safe. Sam & Donna…..

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Updates for October.

Bet everyone though we quit blogging.no just that nothing really newsworthy has happened. We haven’t hear anything from the lawyer on getting Sadie back yet, some people have asked what kind of proof we have that she is in fact Andy’s dog, all the vet Bills are in Andy’s and only Andy’s name, the chip she has is in Andy’s name.no where anywhere is Samantha’s name mentioned. still the Count Sheriff says that the court will have to decide.Back min my day as a police officer, with all that paperwork,I wouldn’t have needed court to tell me who’s dog it was, I would have picked her up and she would have got a free ride in a police car home to Andy.Anyway we still wait.

My Grand daughter  Meghen , horsewoman extraordinaire has collected another Grand Champion for a horse meet on the second of October.

Meg with her GrandChampion Ribbons10-02-16b 

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Also on the 5th she celebrated her 9th birthday at a party in a local restaurant with family.



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My older NJ Grand Allie is on Vacation in Japan with her boyfriend Bryan.

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Allie and frends 10-14-16a

Allie&Bryan in japan10-14-16a

Donna and I have been doing okay, had a doctors appointment last week and all is going fine. The last couple of days Donna’s has some kind of a bug, But with medication and my fine cooking she says she is feeling better,Not much else is going on hope all is well with all our friends out there. Be careful out there. Sam & Donna.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sadie Mae Stolen.

Big news in the last couple of weeks, It’s old news that Andy had broken up with Samantha , and she had moved out, well a couple of weeks ago she told Andy she didn’t have anywhere to live and asked if she could move in for awhile, Andy was good hearted and said yes, Well last week she said she was moving out and over a couple of days she was slowly moving stuff out, finally without saying anything she went out the porch door.Donna looked around and didn’t see Sadie, and when she looked out at the parking area, Samantha was putting Sadie in the car and driving away, She later told Donna on the phone she was keeping her and Andy wasn’t going to get her back. We called the police and reported her stolen, but he said they couldn’t go and get her and return her.Andy was heartbroken and furious, He went over to Samantha’s parents where she is staying, and they called the police on him.The police told him he would have to take Samantha to court and to stay way from that house.So The bottom line is we have retained a lawyer who says we  have a good case to get her back. It will be expensive money Donna and I really don’t have with all our medical expenses, but Sadie was Andrews dog, he raised her from a pup, so how do you put a price on that.

Speaking of medical issues, last Thursday Donna and I both went to our Doctor for our monthly checkups,he has been scheduling us together to make it easier for Donna with her oxygen tank. We both got good news and he said we are doing good, I lost a few pounds and Donna is at 107lbs still, her and Rigg’s are the same weight.

That’s about it for any more news, the fiver is still sitting, since it wasn’t used all summer it is still winterized, so unless we head south later this season it will stay winterized for now.

OH before I forget my Grandson Adam has got his learners permit, from DMV. he came by for his first visit in a long time just to show it to me,


He sure is growing up into a fine looking young man.

That’s it for now everyone be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

911 we will never forget.


Today I am dedicating my blog to Vernon Cherry, he is the brother of Jim Cherry a squadron mate and fellow Fleet Angel from my HC-2 days in the Navy,

Vernon and all the rest of his fellow members of Hook & Ladder Company 118 from the FDNY Middaugh Station were all killed in fighting the fires and trying to rescue victims of the Word Trade Center incident .
1233470_10200130476617229_1293408129_n Their bravery should never be forgotten, all will rest in eternal peace.

Things are looking up here at the Weeb Ranch, Donna is getting around a lot better since her boot was removed and is walking around  a lot more around here. The fur babies all are doing good, the weather is down out of the 90’s and more tolerable. Not much else going on. Hope all or friends are doing well, Be safe out there ,Sam & Donna….