Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


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..