Papa’s World – Golfing NEW YEARS DAY with friends!

We spent the night at our friend’s house at Magnolia Greens just outside Leland, N.C., and also friends from Va. Beach stayed.

We played a scramble Gals vs. Guys and gave them TWO strokes over the 18 holes!

Now that may sound like not enough – but on the 18 th. hole – they missed a five-foot putt that would have won the match!

We ended up tying 37 to 39! Only because they boogied the last hole!

As you can see the ball went toward the hole and just stopped inches to one side – that putt would have been the winner!

Sherry had putt just before and Cindy was even closer!

Last hole – par four and they were here in two and three-putt – great job by the ladies and we needed everything we could to tie!

Papa – Buck – and Jim – friends since the 70s – Jim is now retired as both Buck and me.

Cindy – Sherry – Dottie – arriving at number 18 – and at that time we did not know what they were shooting or that they had to par to win the match!

We try as often as we can to get together – having great times as friends for years.

Playing their drive on number 18 – par four – they ended up on the edge of the green.

Magnolia Greens as far as I am concerned is one of the best courses in our area – 27 holes and in great shape.

Sherry putt the third shot for birdie and was about five feet away.

Friends at Magnolia Greens golf course – Gals vs Guys – tied after 18 holes – love these peeps.

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SHERRY – CINDY – DOTTIE – GOLFING NEW YEAR’S DAY WITH FRIENDS! PRICELESS!

Papa’s World – CONGRATS JIMMY “B” – RETIRED!

“JIMMY and PAPA” friends since 1977 – best buddies – friends – the same little town in NWPA!!!

Jimmy and I have played softball together – volleyball – golf – corporate cup competitions – family vacations – for years and years.

Friendships usually do not last that long – but this one is still ongoing – and he retired from the same company I did yesterday!

Dottie – Sherry – Cindy – Buck – Jimmy and Papa – friends all these years – neighbors – three of us worked for the same company – now all retired except Dottie who has a little over a year to go.

These friends go all the way back to 1980 – through thick and thin – NWPA and WNY – still going strong!

New years eve together for years and years – Cindy – Sherry, and Jim – starting off the end one year and the new one coming in.

Jimmy has been there since Sherry and I were married in 1982 – many vacations together with families – many times visiting each other – and soon – golfing together more often when Dottie retires.

A day on the ICW with all our friends and neighbors from back in WNY! Mike and Carol John joined us for a few days!

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Papa’s World – let the singing begin – New Year’s Eve!

Don’t Panic – I’m not singing! LOL

Cindy – Jim – Sherry – preparing the songs – they did sound good!

And they are off – Connie at the far end of the table – Cindy – Jim and Sherry starting the night off! A good start to midnight!

ROCKING THE NIGHT AWAY – Cindy – Jim, and Sherry! ROCK AND ROLL – CLASSICS!

Friends on New Year’s Eve – once again together – as we have so many times in the past – a new year beginning but the same old friends!

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Papa’s World – New Years eve party – with friends.

At our friend’s house on New Year’s Eve on Magnolia Greens golf course – Leland, N.C.

Six friends from WNY and WPA gathered as we have in the past – last year it was at our house – we have done this for years and years.

Dottie – Jim – Buck – Cindy – Sherry, and Papa.

We gathered for dinner – games – cards until the ball dropped on TV.

Our hosts – Cindy and Buck, who were our neighbors for years back in WNY.

The new year begins with new resolutions – now we just have to stick with them! LOL

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Papa’s World – WNY favorite foods – Beef on Wicks – Potato salad and Coleslaw!

Friends for years and years – Dottie – Jim – Buck – Cindy – Sherry – Papa – food from back home in WNY –

Beef On Wicks – Potato salad – Coleslaw for our New Years’ eve dinner at Magnolia Greens just outside Leland, N.C.

This is a tradition in WNY – thinly sliced beef in juice ( drippings) on Kimelwick rolls!

Horseraddish or hot mustard – and the two salads to go long with it.

You can see the beef-on-wicks on the plate next to Dottie.

Back home in WNY – in Olean, N.Y, is the famous restaurant “BEEF and BARREL” where they have carving stations of huge sides of beef and you tell them how you like it doe and they carve it for you!

We all grew up with this.

These are mouth-watering – and the rolls are salted on top – with seeds – soft rolls and yummy!

A tradition for all of us – our roots in WNY.

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After dinner, it was celebrating New Year’s Eve with close friends –

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Papa’s World – Alabama Theater – Christmas show.

The family came after Christmas but before New Year to spend four days with us – Instead of presents – we bought tickets to Pirates Voyage and The Christmas show at Alabama Theater in Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

This is our view of the stage – we sat right in the middle behind the equipment for all the sound and lights.

Marcus – Bode – Tammy – Cassidy – Sherry(MorMor) Taylor – happy grandkids and they really enjoyed the show.

We were so happy they came down from NVA – and got to share with them the theater.

Sherry – Taylor – Papa – getting ready for the first act to start!

Marcus and Bode – father and son – a selfie by Bode!

Tammy and Cassidy – selfie by Cassidy – the eyes tell the story!

Cassidy – Sherry – Taylor – a selfie by Sherry whom all three call MORMOR – Swede for MothersMother.

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Papa’s World – Muirs Beach

We were on our way for our appointment –

To enter Muir ‘s Forest to see the Redwoods –

when we got redirected to Muir’s Beach –

because we were 15 minutes early !

Good Morning

Not knowing anything about this –

It was another unexpected visit to something we had not planned !

Buck – Cindy and Sherry
in the parking lot of Muir’s Beach

Now we had to drive about ten minutes down the Mountain –

and it was FOGGY !

In the parking lot – I could see all these houses on the hill side

and the fog was just lifting.

Walk way to the beach

When he said beach -my first thought was –

there must be a small lake somewhere up here !

And when we got there

A cluster of houses dotted the hill side

Who lives way out here and how do they get food ?

How dumb was I ?

Well – this was no pond- lake –

It was a BEACH on the COVE of the OCEAN !

Muir’s Beach
Muir’s Beach

Now I understood why all the houses and there must be another road !

Muir’s Beach

We had been directed to the Ocean

and all the while we were in the mountains driving to Muir’s Forest

I had no idea on the other side of the mountain

we were that close !

Walking the dune

And there were people on the beach !

Cindy coming up from the beach
Tom & Buck

The view those houses had after the fog lifted –

later found out one of Sherry’s woman’s group

actually taught school there!

On the path back from the beach
over looking Muir’s Beach – Sherry – Cindy walking down
Cindy
Sherry

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Papa’s World – Night at Barefoot landing with Christmas lights.

Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. all lit up with Christmas lights – a magical place!

Soon after a beach day for a few hours – we headed for Barefoot Landing, about forty minutes away.

This perhaps is our favorite place to go and walk – even during the day – once around is a little over a mile – plus all the shops!

We first went here when we lived for nine months in a condo at ocean Keyes – in N.M.B. and during the pandemic.

This was mostly a ghost town then – but walking in the open air and sunshine was our therapy for covid.

Throughout the pandemic – we have been down here – living our dream life and now every day is an adventure.

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Barefoot landing – on our way to the Alabama Theater to watch the Christmas show with Tammy – Marcus Cassidy Bode and Taylor.

PAPA’S WORLD – NIGHT AT BAREFOOT LANDING WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!

Papa’s World – Eating dinner at CROOKED HAMMOCK!

A family outing at Barefoot Landing in S.C. NMB – dinner at CROOKED HAMMOCK – before our Alabama Theater performance and Christmas show.

When in North Myrtle Beach – this is one of our favorite places to go – eat and have a drink – CROOKED HAMMOCK BREWERY!

Our acts of kindness result in happiness for others.

Sherry ( MORMOR) Taylor Marcus Bode Cassidy Tammy – family night out – visited us after Christmas and before New Year’s Eve.

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At the outdoor fireplace – EATING DINNER AT CROOKED HAMMOCK BREWERY – BAREFOOT LANDING – S.C.

Papa’s World – Family Beach time – SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

Marcus – Bode – Taylor and Cassidy at Sunset Beach – a warm December day before New Year!

Pickle ball in the morning – followed by a couple hours of beach time. Then it was getting ready for Crooked Hammock!

For this time of year – quite a few folks were on the beach enjoying the warm sun.

MorMor ( swede for MOTHERS MOTHER ) on the beach with Cassidy – Taylor and Tammy.

Sunset Beach pier and our view down the beach and then out to the surf. It was a fun time even though too cold to swim.

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Papa’s World – sometimes it’s by accident you find a nugget

Good Morning

Exploring makes you hungry – and questioning – where do we stop ?

On this day we completely drove to and around Lake Tahoe – 180 miles !

While the ladies were up on top at Squaw Valley –

They overheard a conversation –

and our next destination was fixed –

A nugget in the El Dorado Mountains

First I must say – the California Gold Rush was in these mountains –

So much so – that this building was built in 1850 –

one year after that first gold was found

Right on top of what was known as THE THREE MILE MINE !

Entrance to the THREE MILE MINE

And – when we requested to eat in the cellar –

we were much surprised to find the entrance to said GOLD MINE

right next to where we were seated!

Sherry – Cindy – Buck

We were eating amongst historical fact!

SMITH FLAT HOUSE was the over heard conversation

and believe me when I say NO WHERE –

because with out GPS – we NEVER would of found it !

Bars on windows – 1850 !

The history here is GOLD WAS FOUND HERE !

And the mine shaft – tunnel runs three miles to the town court house !

Powder room

And in a room just past where we sat – all the mines POWDER was stored!

This also was one of the stops on the PONY EXPRESS !

And the Comstock Wagon Train Stop !

We had no idea when driving miles to find it

In fact – when we first arrived

we almost walked away –

There is a huge outdoor seating area – covered – but it was hot –

103 degrees hot – we had come off the mountains –

Sherry

And we could not find anyone to wait on us outside !

So – we decided to go inside just in case –

There was a big party going on

then we saw a sign that pointed down to the cellar

At that moment I caught the attention of a waiter

It was 3:00 PM. Dinner did not start until 4:00

But we could go downstairs

and order lunch !!!!!

The soft pine bar
where MARK TWAIN STOOD AND DRANK

That is when we found out the history –

MARK TWAIN was here!

This place has been serving food since the mid 1850’s !

And that food was what Sherry said the best CHEESE BURGER

she has EVER eaten – she does not eat them !

But she ate every crumb of that one !

Sometimes you find that nugget

If that conversation were not over heard

and if we had not had GPS

The nugget in them thar hills would not of been !

Sometimes it pays to listen and this was one of them !

SMITH FLAT HOUSE
PLACERVILLE CALIFORNIA
THREE MILE MINE

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Papa’s World – Pickleball at Cameron Woods with family!

Good day everyone from Cameron Woods Community in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

We all walked up to the new pickleball courts and the family played for about an hour. Above is Taylor and Bode on one side and Marcus on the other side.

Here Tammy is on one side and Sherry and Cassidy on the other. The courts are brand new and hoping soon the center will be finished and we can use it and the pool when it gets warm.

Bode and Taylor – we were here for almost one hour – a beautiful day in the low 60s! Love this area and the temperatures.

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PAPA’S WORLD – PICKLEBALL AT CAMERON WOODS PLAYING PICKLEBALL WITH FAMILY!

Papa’s World – A Christmas to Remember.

Marcus – Taylor – Marley – Cassidy – Tammy – Bode! The day after Christmas they came to spend four days with us!

Instead of gifts – we took them to see the Christmas Pirates Voyage – our way of giving them memories!

Bode – Cassidy, and Taylor – waiting for the doors to open and go to our assigned seats!

Papa and Sherry ( MORMOR) Swede for Mother’s Mother! About to go in – they are so excited!

Inside before the lights come on – water and lagoon and pirate ships!

Papa takes a selfie while Sherry captures one herself!

About to get our drinks and then the food starts coming while the show begins and continues for two hours!

It was a very good show and all were impressed – the Christmas show is different from the regular show!

After it was over we gathered outside for a picture in front of the Christmas tree.

MEMORIES for a present and the beginning of the next three days!

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Papa’s World – Shopping and lunch at Southport, N.C.

The boat harbor at Southport – we took the grandkids and parents shopping and then lunch on the water!

Cassidy and Bode and Taylor – on the main street intersection with all the little shops.

Southport is a neat little town – with many side streets with all types of mom-and-pop shops!

The parents loved it as did the grandkids.

Waiting for our table at FISHY-FISH on the water.

The sheriff pulled in for a lunch stop while we were there!

At our table after waiting a few minutes!

Papa – Taylor – Marcus – Cassidy – Tammy – Bode – and MORMOR – family lunchtime!

This is the second time we have eaten on the water in Southport and both times were very good!

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PAPA’S WORLD – SHOPPING AND LUNCH ON THE WATERFRONT IN SOUTHPORT, N.C.

Papa’s World – Around Lake Tahoe – continued

Good morning

As we drive – the scenery continues to amaze me –

I have never seen anything like this.

People are everywhere

Over one Million people visit this area each year –

and believe it or not –

there is six months of skiing here !

Beautiful sand beaches

Average snow fall – 420 inches !

Average water temperature –

low of 42 – high of 64 – too cold for me !

Cindy and Sherry
Cindy and Sherry

As we continued around Lake Tahoe –

a cluster of really tall buildings came into sight –

unusual as we had seen nothing but two or three story buildings !

The Edgewood

We turned in at the main intersection –

These were hotels and casino’s !

And a golf course –

We had unbeknownst arrived at EDGEWOOD –

A course home to a PGA event seen by us numerous times on TV.

Where they sponsor a PRO – AM in addition to the tournament.

Edgewood
Edgewood

We decided to have lunch –

and what a experience we did not anticipate !

View of the beach
From the terrace

Everywhere we looked from the dinning room –

a view of the course and of the lake.

Buck and Cindy

After we dined – we took in the resort –

walking the grounds –

and I would say you could putt a golf ball anywhere on the expanse of lawn

Ready to leave

A pleasant surprise – a fine lunch – a chance to mingle –

However – a great deal of money to play !

Yes – we could of played a twi-light round –

Not this time !

The Edgewood

One last glimpse from the car –

just another adventure completed –

and we get to cross off a item we had not had on our bucket list-

EDGEWOOD GOLF AND RESORT CLUB –

Home to the PGA !

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Papas World – It is early – I look around – almost done!

It is early Thursday morning – I awoke at 3 am.!

Too much on my mind!

I look around – the car is packed

The next to final trip to Tammy and Marcus house

where we will establish a home base.

Then one more trip to the storage unit –

and finally the last trip – lock up and leave

We are changing – evolving – dreaming

a new adventure awaits – it is fun selecting places

seeing rentals – looking at real estate for sale!

We will go to where our eyes take us

but stay where our heart finds home!

We will seek warmth – sunshine & golf!

It is finally time to do that!

Living in NVA is $$$$ to golf!

Owning a home in NVA – well taxes are high

as is the HOA – and while we love our dream home

At our age – maintaining it is costly.

New roof – trim painted outside – new HVAC

A new fence was on the horizon –

Our home I must say is nearly perfect

The lawn I was told looks like Augusta National!

New Bamboo flooring – new fridge –

But we loved it and the way of life.

I guess it was the pandemic and the stock market that gave us thought.

Now was the time – the value was up and the market strong.

We have choices – places to live –

friends and family to visit

and God willing – grand daughters soccer to watch.

Once again we will laugh with the friends we have held close

for almost 38 years.

She will continue her home based internet business

Health – family – nutrition where ever we go.

Yes – I look around – almost finished – today I watch Bode

Sherry will help Tammy who is getting ready to reopen her store

529Kidsconsignment – closed because of the pandemic.

Taylor and Cassidy have tennis lessons

Yes – I was up early – yes I look around – time for coffee –

Almost done – almost 14 years here –

our dream home – now another dream begins

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Papa’s World – when my World was young !

In a small town – far away –

40 years ago – I played softball !

GOOD MORNING

I graduated and went to work right away for Olean Tile Company –

That was in June of 1967 .

I did not have the chance to go on to college.

Those were tough times –

I had spent 51 days in the hospital my senior year – car accident.

I know this all so well

But I recovered – and a little later –

started playing sports again.

First – it was for a radio station – basketball –

playing alumni of schools – teachers – varsity clubs.

Traveling WNY & WPA.

Then – it was softball –

Around that time

And then it was on to softball –

in a league – in NWPA .

There were a bunch of us –

and I was nearing 30 –

which made me the oldest.

By about three years and more.

Later – in my mid 30’s – I moved onto volleyball –

In a 16 team league and tournaments.

But – this past weekend –

to my surprise –

at a birthday party in Va. Beach –

It once again came all together –

Tom – Paul – Leo – Les – Jim

REUNITED after almost 40 years !

Five old friends – five old softball players

From our team in a small town far – far away !

It was fun recalling of years gone by

The memories – all so long ago –

All are retired now except Jim –

And in a few years – he will be also.

70 years of age now –

and walking is now my sport along with a little golf.

Jim and Les

Talking – remembering –

Paul & Jim

Still close friends after all those years.

Back when this was true

It was a surprise – we got the picture –

All from a small town in NWPA

Meeting once again in Va.Beach –

It happens

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Papa’s World – Into the new year – good thoughts!

Share those thoughts – live your life – be generous – thoughtful and smile – it is a beautiful world.

Smile – it is free – hug – it is free – help when you can!

Someone may need your listening – lend your ear!

Share your humor – smile often – care – give and hug!

Papa’s World is about the life we live and family and friends – church and neighbors.

Traveling – exploring – a journal on our families for future generations to read and see.

Thank you for taking the time to look and read – come along on my journey of life!

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Papa’s World – feel good – be happy – SMILE!

Welcome to Papa’s World

In today’s world – in my blogs – you will find good thoughts – smiles and places – and times for the family.

Family for me is happy thoughts – memories and smiles.

A little play on words – smile!

Humor – smiles – a little respite from all the negative news.

Chlidren bring smiles!

True or not – smile!

The truth is out there!

I hope this has brought a smile to your face today – start your day with happy thoughts.

In PAPA’S WORLD – we SMILE!

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Papa’s World – The power to take your life in a new direction!

It was not easy to decide to sell our home – almost everything in it –

and move to another state – some 450 miles away!

It all started with the stock market slide – around the time the Pandemic hit!

Our retirement is in the 401 K and it took a big hit!

But – there is always a but!

The housing market was taking off!

From the last reduction in prices around 2006 –

and losing in that market –

We were now almost even – a rebound!

And it was going up!

Our oldest grand kids – Maddy Sarah Ella

With the three oldest grand kids

One in college – one in the fall in college and one who has a life of her own

And the three little ones – we would make it a point to return often –

after all – we were retired – and Sherry had her home based business –

that could go anywhere with phone and internet service

We would sell!

AND WE DID!

After 14 1/2 years – with the downturn behind us in the housing market

WE MADE A PROFIT and had all of our equity!

We followed our plan – sold our house and furniture –

for three months we went back and forth between our daughters houses!

We had our equity to either rent – or buy – we had choices!

And then by chance – I stumbled upon this – having no thought of moving to S.C. !

Our view today – we left end of September and went to North Myrtle Beach to Ocean Keyes!

Since that time – we have been home twice – holidays for three weeks – and now for a week!

The grand kids have been down – the little ones – and by the time you read this –

the older ones will have been here!

Our family – when we returned for a visit.

Our family when they came to visit!

We have started a new life – away but close enough to make it home in seven hours.

We are happy in our senior years – living life to the plus each day!

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A new life – walking the beach every day –

We have each other – we have family and we have friends.

It was not easy – but God works in ways I can not explain.

We have started a new life and a new house build!

It will be done around the early part of June!

We had no idea a year ago we would be doing this!

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Papa’s World – Thinking of family far away!

The family is far away – but ever so near in our hearts – all have at one time or another come for visits – bringing us together again.

Trisha and Shawn – my youngest son – from NWPA – a long way to travel – FLY MY SON – FLY!!!

Andrea and Troy – my oldest son – also from back home in NWPA – a long way – close to our hearts.

Ella – Mike – Sarah – Debby ( Sherry’s oldest daughter) Maddy – the Myers family from NVA – not as far – but still a drive!

Marcus – Taylor – Doggy Marley – Cassidy Tammy ( Sherry’s youngest daughter) Bode – NVA – the closest to us 6 1/2 hours away.

The beach beacons to one and all – the WHY we moved here – “THINKING OF OUR FAMILY – FAR AWAY”!

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Papa’s World – GOOD VIBES and THOUGHTS!

The world is connected – sometimes you see in clouds what you see in nature! Awesome works!!

Spread your kindness and cheer – smiles are free!

Being happy is a frame of mind – love and peace – gratitude and giving what you can!

Have a coffee – tea or your choice – just enjoy the moment.

Papa’s World reflects the above one day at a time and living life to the plus every day!

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PAPA’S WORLD – GOOD VIBES and THOUGHTS!

Papa’s World – funny things – laughs and smiles – WELCOME!

Papa’s World – this would be so me – I am just not a runner – but walk I will!

I am more of a beer man – light beer – unless we are doing shots! LOL FIREBALL!

Reminds me of our grandkid’s doggy – “MARLEY” although MARLEY is a girl!

What is a round of golf without the cart girl! Love our cart girls!

I hope this brings some smiles today – to start your day off in the right frame of mind – laugh – smile and HGD!

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Papa’s World – OIB winter time – walking the beach.

Walking for health – even in the cold – beach – sand – surf – OIB in winter!

The winter sun peeking through the clouds – the OIB pier – the beach deserted – volleyball net – dunes – winter scape!

A family on the beach – cloud front moving in – dunes and sea grass – the surf is up!

Winter clouds – surf and the OIB pier – ramp to the beach by the community center – winter time at OIB.

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PAPA’S WORLD – OIB – WINTERTIME – WALKING THE BEACH!

Papa’s World – Fun – Sun – Surf – OCEAN ISLE BEACH!

Welcome to our little piece of paradise – ten minutes away – OIB, N.C. The pier and beach access.

We live on the mainland side with the ICW between us and the beach – between four and five miles away.

We selected the Cameron Woods Community because it gave us access to the beach but in a – NO flood zone.

The causeway bridge over the ICW – we have boated down underneath this bridge and on the mainland, side is where we have two

grocery stores – and additional shopping, and a small airport.

Starting in May and ending in September – we have outdoor free concerts in the park on OIB right across from Pelican Perch bar and grill and miniature golf and the Aquarium.

You can take in drinks but they have to be in plastic cups!

The bands are top rate and usually, 3 to 4 hundred people show up – many are locals and the rest are renters of the vacation homes.

Sunsets and sunrises can be seen from the beach and shoreline.

Sipping a cocktail on the beach – sun – surf – and sand – warm waters and lots of things to do.

The East end of the island with the new Terminal Groin – placed here to stop erosion – in the upper right corner – since this was constructed – a lagoon – tidal pool forms at low tide and is a great place for families with kids as it is only one to two feet deep and is huge.

You can take rafts and float around in there and the water in summer is warm

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PAPA’S WORLD – living our dream – OIB, N.C.

Papa’s World – some random thoughts and smiles!

As we start the new year – thought number one – try to bring humor whenever I can and smiles!

Our new year – our second in our new home – brings many blessings to us – friends – family and neighbors!

SMILE – you are in PAPA’S WORLD – love – peace, and happiness.

Our world – help when we can – give free smiles and hugs – care and listen to those who ask for it!

Life is indeed a dance – music – good vibes – hear the song and sing loud!

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PAPA’S WORLD – living life one day at a time!

Papa’s World – our dreams come true with our life!

While it is cold here in N.C – it is not like in WNY – NWPA or NVA! Here – almost every day we have sunshine!

Sunrise – ocean, and temperatures I can endure! So far – very little snow or ice – lots of sunshine – and a somewhat warm winter.

Walking the beach – even in gray skies – almost deserted – brings us the satisfaction of knowing we are living our dream!

Spending time with long-time friends – golfing – shows and laughing!

Spending time with neighbors – loving our life and making new friends!

We built our dream – for the third time – hoping this is our last build.

Our roots are in Western New York – cheering the “BILLS” on!

We are living our dream in retirement – one day at a time and to the plus each and every day!

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Papa’s World – A little bit of humor and some good thoughts.

Take a moment – reflect on your past day and your thoughts on tomorrow!

Today is a day to think – to reflect on your life and those near and dear to you!

Bring smiles into your life – humor – funny things to start your day!

It all comes down to how you create an environment for yourself and your family. Make the best you can and love yourself and your family.

Be informed – read – be thoughtful – family – friends – neighbors.

Today is a humor and good thoughts – I hope this brings both to you!

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PAPA’S WORLD – A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR AND GOOD THOUGHTS!

Papa’s World – to my oldest son – Troy – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sherry – Troy – Papa – it is hard to believe that the years have gone by so fast – here he is another year older – the man who builds houses from the ground up – everything – he is like my father – who as a young little boy – called him “FRITZ”!

Proud Papa – today he has hung up the house building and runs the insulation and energy side of Shawn’s business. Working on becoming able to also do the audits and be certified by the state.

Kindness – patience – loving – he got all of this from my mother – who, when he was young would go and stay with her as she was alone.

Today he and Andrea live together and do everything as one – hoping they both will come back and visit us!

In this picture, the eyes and smile so remind me of my older brother!

Before he went into the business of my younger son – a fireplace he built in a house he built!

My son – happy birthday and many more to come – love dad.

Troy – Papa – Shawn – oldest and youngest – love dad.

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Our happy place awaits you to come back to – love Dad!

Papa’s World – my brother Mike – known in the family nicknamed by Bill as JUICE – gone – but not forgotten – we grew up together.

Mike – shoveling snow for my mother.

He had red curly hair – a smile a mile wide and a laugh and giggle that you knew right away who it was.

He was my younger brother – we were like a second family for my parents –

Donna and Roger were 15 and 10 years older.

We had a sister who died at birth in between the two sets of kids.

We fought like cats and dogs do – but we also were close.

He instigated a lot of it and would scream bloody murder as loud as he could when I had enough.

I was the one who into trouble but mom always knew as she later told me.

He was just o darn likable with that hair and giggle.

MOM ( Mary) Sue ( Susan) his wife and Mike ( we look alike here I think.)

We played all the time together – cowboys and Indian’s – running the neighborhood –

He was always hurting himself – one time he climbed up on top of a attached shed at a neighbors house.

He was going to ambush me but I saw him and pretended to shoot him.

I saw what he was going to do and I yelled STOP – but he did it anyway –

always acting real life he sort of collapsed and rolled off the shed to the ground as if dead.

But there was a stone bird bath under the shed roof and when he came down he hit his elbow on it!

Off to the doctors office we went and then in the ambulance to the hospital to have surgery on the elbow!

He had to have a pin put in and that elbow was off to the side -making his arm seem crooked.

Mom ( Mary) talking to Mike’s daughter Jennifer at the kitchen table.

A few years later – we were on the front porch – and he had climbed up onto the porch railing – I told him he had better get down before he fell.

Well – as always – he gave me that silly laugh and giggle – and I could not help but smile until he did fall.

At the end of the porch beneath that railing – a 2 x 10 stuck out – he came down and hit that board with his other elbow and we repeated the same thing all over again with another surgery – now he had two elbows exactly the same!

But -it seemed like it was a perfect solution for him as it perfected his golf swing and he had a lot of power and strength in those arms – one time I was with him – and this was way before anyone was hitting the ball 300 yards.

We were playing the old number one hole at Smethport – he was a Freshman – me just beginning my senior year –

He hit that ball and because of how his elbows were now shaped – he hit it straight with power. That hole was a gradual uphill some 305 yards!

His ball ended up past the hole and into the yard behind it! Some 50 or 60 yards past! Uphill!

If I had not been there to see it – I would not believe it!

Gene Fazio – who was a card member of the PGA and a premier golfer in the Pa. and NYS area –

told me – “IF I HAD MY SHORT GAME AND MIKE’S DRIVING – I WOULD GO ON THE PGA TOUR”!

Mike was a scratch golfer even with those elbows.

Mike later with a red beard and that red curly hair!

Mike ended up bigger than me – he was as tall as my father who was a little over six foot tall.

The brother’s – Roger – Mike and I got our curly hair from my dad – my grandfather was bald.

Mike ended up around 215 pounds and played football – but he could kick that ball just like he hit golf balls.

Far and straight – he became a field goal kicker way before that was common in H.S.

His kick offs were always through the end zone and he went on to college at Mansfield University of Pa.

Where he became the kicker for the college football team.

He graduated in Criminal Justice.

My step dad John – Sue and Mike.

As I said before he was always doing something and getting hurt!

He was riding my bike one day and I told him to get off as he was not big enough to ride it!

His legs could barley touch the pedals – sure enough his foot slipped and he came down on the cross bar –

off to the hospital we went again – operation for a rupture!

My brother in law Bill nick named him JUICE!

I really do not know why other than he was like electric – energy running through him – always a live wire!

Then one day Bill and I were sitting on the front porch –

and he said “HERE COMES JUICE”!

And then Bill said “JESUS CHRIST”!

And Bill hollered at him – “JUICE- PUT THE ROPE DOWN”!

But too late!

Mike was walking up the street twirling a dog rope with a clasp on the end of it over his head like a cowboy!

He got it too low just after Bill yelled to put it down and it started to wind around his head lower and lower.

It came around and smacked him right on the mouth –

“KNOCKING OUT HIS FRONT TOOTH”!

Off to the dentist office we went – oral surgery to extract what remained in his mouth of that tooth.

THAT IN A NUTSHELL WAS MY BROTHER MIKE!

Red hair – bearded – always smiling and that silly laugh – giggle.

I MISS HIM as he passed away when I was 35.

Sue Mike Jenifer

My brother MIKE – loved – close as brothers are – gone way too young – but never forgotten.

R.I.P. “JUICE”

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Papa’s World – THE SOUND OF SILENCE – ALEXA TURNS OFF!

This the season – cold out – breezy – warm jacket – scarf – ear muffs – walking in the cold – head back to the house –

“ALEXA – PLAY CLASSIC’S”!

She answers – at least it sounds like a “SHE” telling me some channels I can play and then a playlist starts!

I listen to tunes – sometimes country – sometimes easy listening – I LOVE ALL MUSIC!

The music spins from one song to the next – I write my blog listening – relaxing – memories come flooding as I hear the words.

All my life I have listened to music – can’t tell you most times who is singing – but I associate it with different

periods of my life and happenings!

We have been together since around 1980 and married in 1982! Funny – we have in common birthdays –

Hers is 7-5-49 while mine is 5-7-49 – never saw anyone else with those numbers being married!

The dawning of a new day – I am at my desk with my computer – my blog site up and am writing – when suddenly – SILENCE!

It is as though something is missing – I listen and then it registers – NO MUSIC – ALEXA has turned off – all by herself!

Do not ask me why – I am not a TECH kind of guy – I guess there might be some way to set it to last longer!

Like golf – I just grit my teeth and play on!

I arise from my chair and venture out to the kitchen where “ALEXA” sits – wording comes across the screen –

I do not bother to read it!

“ALEXA – PLAY SOME COUNTRY MUSIC”!

She responds about some music channel – I turn around and start to walk away –

Kieth Urban comes out from the unit –

It is gonna be a wonderful day – “SILENCE IS NOT ALWAYS GOLDEN”!

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Papa’s World – In Winter – walking Sunset Beach!

Winter here is a lot different than NVA or WNY! Here – I do bundle up for I just do not like being COLD!

However – if I am warm and not chilled – I like to walk and Sherry and I go to the beach – Sunset Beach or OIB to walk!

At this time of year – sometimes it is cloudy and gray – other times sunny with blue skies and white clouds.

On the gray days, the beach is almost deserted – only a lone person sitting in a chair by the pier.

However, we have each other and we both like to do this! The sound of the surf – the birds and an occasional walker!

For as far as you can – no one – just the expanse of the beach – surf and ocean!

There are people here – you drive by the houses – all decorated – cars in the driveways or underneath the houses.

Our “WHY” we moved here near the borders of N.C and S.C.

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Papa’s World – Life in the Carolinas!

We choose to live near the beach – but on the mainland side of the ICW!

We are out of the flood zone – but within 10 to 15 minutes of two beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach – and near several more beaches.

We also love golf and are in the middle of 20 to 25 golf courses!

We have excellent friends who live about 33 miles from us and we try to get together whenever possible to golf!

We have known them since they were our neighbors back in WNY in 1988!

They first moved down here some 25 years ago and we have been in contact and on vacations ever since.

We have met new people where we live and have been to several parties. Here we are in our driveway – and the group went caroling around the neighborhood while I remained and watched the fire.

Our home is decorated for Christmas – we love it here – country but 30 minutes to North Myrtle Beach and just 15 minutes to Shallotte and Calabash.

We are close to theaters, amusements, Wilmington, N.C., and Southport.

We have been through a Category one Hurricane – and anything over Two – we will leave.

SUNSET FROM OUR DRIVEWAY – and we also see SUNRISES FROM OUR DRIVEWAY.

WHY WE CHOOSE THE CAROLINAS TO CALL HOME – NO ICE OR SNOW!

We are happy here in retirement – living our dreams and life one day at a time. We do go back to NVA often to see family –

and they all have been down even our family from NWPA!

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Papa’s World – ” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO”

GOOD MORNING

On our list – SAN FRANCISCO – and we made it !

The Golden Gate Bridge

We left in traffic in the early morning –

and arrived still in traffic crossing the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in FOG !

We had a destination – a parking garage –

But it was surrounded by one way streets !

So – drove around and around –

passing our way in a few times

because we could not get to it.

Parking garage

The plus to all that was the garage was right across the street from Pier 39 !

Alcatraz

We also had a view of Alcatraz in the bay.

We choose not to go there as Buck and Cindy had been there

and I wanted to spend more time in the city !

Pier 39

We walked and walked Pier 39 –

NOTE – we left Sacramento in 100 plus temps

had to have light jackets as it only got to 64 and foggy.

great place to people watch and also full of unique places.

If you go here – take it all in and search out a good place to eat !

San Fran sky line

It also was close to where we bought tickets

for a 2 1/2 hour bus tour ( you can hop on and off )

we selected to stay on and then walk when we got back.

At end of Pier 39

I also recommend you walk to the end of Pier 39

where you can see hundreds of huge Harbor Seals

all barking and moving around on floating docks!

End of Pier 39 and Harbor Seals
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Papa’s World – PLANT FLOWERS IN YOUR LIFE!

Papa’s World – a place of kindness – no politics – friendship – family & Friends.

I love flowers – planting and feeding them the water for life.

But – I also love making friendships – greeting people with a smile and a hello.

Life is too short – and we are now in the sunset of our own lives.

Our life is a mixture of planting gardens in others’ lives.

Being friends – walking – laughing – sharing thoughts.

The beauty of those plantings is it last and last through time.

One day and one flower at a time – FRIENDS – FAMILY – TOGETHER – making changes in the World.

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Papa’s World – A NEW YEAR begins – from us to you!

As we embark on a new year – we give thanks for the past year. And thankfulness to the beginning of yet a new year.

Let us begin a new year for equality – love – peace, and prosperity.

Bringing humor into the new year!

Gatherings and celebrations of family and friends!

At the end of each day – I am thankful – living life one day at a time!

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Papa’s World – A NEW YEAR BEGINS – FROM US TO YOU!

Papa’s World – Golfing in the SANTA SCRAMBLE!

It was cool – 49 degrees – 32 four-person teams – (64 golf carts) 27 holes with a shotgun start – we only played 18 holes –

our very first SANTA SCRAMBLE at Magnolia Greens golf course in Leland, N.C.

Everyone was assigned a hole to go to at 10 am. and the carts were lined up in the parking area in the order they would leave

to get to the hole they would start on.

Everyone had red or green or both on and much more in celebrating Christmas and Santa.

Coffee or tea to warm us up and the plus side – NO WIND!

The course was in great shape and the grass was brown in its dormant state.

Papa – Cindy – Sherry and Buck – close friends for over 36 years. They live here in the neighborhood.

Getting ready to start – we had a way to drive to get to our hole to “T” off.

It was a fun day – while we did not finish near the top – we were not the bottom either – two teams posted a 57!!!!!

But we had fun – and dinner was provided –

It was our first scramble and we loved it.

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Papa’s World – Living our lives to the plus!

Every morning for the past SIXTEEN YEARS – I have FRUITS – VEGETABLES – BERRIES and OMEGAS before breakfast!

You see – I have these capsules and I take two of each of what I said above.

I choose to do this for my own general health – because I do not eat the required amount in servings each day!

Since I am not rock climbing and heights scare me – we walk almost every day – I want to age healthy – maintain my memory – and live life to the plus each day!

My early years were eating anything – drinking anything and yes I smoked – I gave it up 38 years ago at age 35!

But I had to change – I choose this because the research – which is published – showed me everything –

and has changed me for the better – and it has helped me!

We are in the autumn years of our lives – here we are last August – on the ICW – living life one day at a time and life to the plus.

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Try the next best thing to FRUITS and VEGETABLES

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Papa’s World – Living one day at a time!

My life since my heart attack has for the most part – been one day at a time.

I have found that each day is a day that most likely I should not be here.

It was that serious and I have a lot to be thankful for!

When that happened – I saw that you just do not know from day to day – so I live each day as my last.

I am grateful – thankful and my thoughts are different now than before. Funny how I see things – remember things – and live.

I have always thought this way – I believe in equality – rights for women and a strong military – fair pay – the Constitution of the USA.

Voting – the freedom to work and make a living – fair taxes -our form of justice and the courts. Law and order. DEMOCRACY!

The free enterprise system – the right to own a gun but restrictions on rapid-fire assault weapons.

I guess I am a mixture and am an Independent – Moderate to be exact.

For me each party has its pluses and minus – I will not be told to “Follow Party Lines” – Independent is what I follow.

I do not believe in riots – but to have peaceful protests – and the results of elections I will follow.

Voting is my right and how I will attempt to make changes.

I will not follow the CRAZIES nor worship the IDOLS.

We have the greatest country in the world – and must preserve it in light – not darkness.

I am selective on information and not TALKING HEADS.

The information is out there – you have to fact-check it.

Watching the sunset and sunrise each day – I am a morning person – and sleepy by 8 or 9.

Yes – I live life one day at a time and life to the plus each day. I read history – I love new discoveries of ancient cultures.

I think there is life beyond us – I have seen things I can not explain –

Every day I want to golf – be out in the open among nature.

Time is not on my side – time is to me to be enjoyed as it happens – learn from it and be at peace with myself.

This is me LIVING LIFE ONE DAY AT A TIME!

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Papa’s World – Old year ending – New year beginning!

Another year to get the golf game on track!

We love playing golf – and we are right in the middle of some 20-plus courses! Hoping this new year brings me better scores!

A new year to give – a new year to share – a new year of gratitude.

Living THE SALT LIFE – warmer weather – no snow or ice – living life to the plus!

Another year of aging – but another year of exploring – living healthy – one day at a time.

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