101-Year-Old Loses Everything In Fire


Friday, April 29th 2011, 9:27 pm
By: News 9


Gan Matthews, News 9

ASHER, Oklahoma -- Harold Riggles' home is as old as he is, and he's a hundred and one.

Fire gutted the inside of Riggles' home in early April, destroying pictures and other keepsakes.

But Riggles has a storehouse of memories in his head.

"My grandpa traded a saddle for this place," says Riggles. "And then his son, my dad, bought it for $600."

On Saturday area residents will hold a benefit jamboree for Riggles in the nearby town of Asher in hopes of raising enough money to restore the house or buy a mobile home he can put on his land.

After living more than a century, Harold Riggles has made a few friends.