Papa’s World – sunsets in Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

We are so fortunate – not only do we get beautiful sun rises – but the sunsets at night are just as beautiful!

Because we are on a major curve to the ocean – if you look at a global map – from below Myrtle Beach up to Wilmington N.C. – we are constanlty getting clouds and winds from the ocean – coming in from the sunrises and then at night coming in from the sunsets.

They say because of that curve – hurricanes usually by pass this area and head for the tip of Wilmington and then onto the outer banks!

Now – if there is a high pressure off shore -then that will direct the storm into the mainland – but that does not happen often.

Beautiful sky from the west.

And the lightening storms mostly come from over the ocean some three miles away! Thunder and rain!

Never tried this but think it to be funny!!! Might be my go to in the store next time! LOL!

With the sunset behind us – the ocean clouds in front of us!
The ocean clouds to the East – our neighbors house who has not closed – and the last foundation close to us.

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Papa’s World – one first day of H.S. – the other first day of College and Soccer!

OH MY! Here Sarah is first day of H.S. and Ella first day of college and soccer!

Now – Maddy is also in college – her third year of classes and also playing soccer!

Life is changing – Deb and Mike – from three girls at home – to now just Sarah.

The twin girls – soon to be 11 years old and Bode – soon to be 8 years old.

Are also growing up so fast – and so we live on through them!

Sarah growing up – almost as tall as Ella who is taller than Sherry at 5′ 9″ !

She is now in her first year of H.S. following in the footsteps of the other two. She also could of been a really good soccer player – but has chosen the arts as her focus – dance – acting – and writing!

She looks to me just like her mother Debby!

Full of life – independent – caring – and gives her dad a run for his money! LOL

Fashion – make up – leader in trends – this is Sarah!

Full of life – she wanted grandma to take her to NYC – now I think it is Paris!

She will walk her own path in life – always looking forward.

All three of these girls – are like this – never asking just giving – helping and caring for others.
Ella from her dorm room on campus of Randolph College in Lynchburg Va.

Her picture is her first day of classes and her first day of soccer practice.

She will compete against her sister Maddy in the same cofference – and Maddy is at

The University of Lynchburg – right across town from Ella!

Maddy played in 15 games as a Freshman and was a starter her Sophomore year.

Our calender is marked for when they play each other.

We hope to plan a long weekend to see them both.

Ella is so excited – on her own – no pressures from peers – just being Ella and playing soccer and taking classes.

As you can see in the picture – smiling – gentle – caring – “TINY” as we called her – all grown up!

And then there is Papa – Thomas David Fitzsimmons – graduating in May – 1967 – all those years ago.

My best H.S. friend – bottom right hand corner – Bobby – who we have reconnected the last ten years –

who in October will come for a visit – with his wife Pam – and we will play golf – beach it –

and just be talking of old times past!

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Papa’s World – a little side trip to Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach – coffee and ice tea.

And that is how we live our lives – one day at a time.

We decided to just get out on a nice day and run some errands – the twins birthday is coming up –

and Cassidy and her MorMor have been in conversations every day – she ( Cassidy) calls

at least once a day and relays on Taylors thoughts! LOL

Our first stop after a half hour drive – was the Tanger Outlets – in Myrtle Beach. Where Sherry had some shopping

for birthday gifts to do for the twins. We are flying home – had vouchers we had to use – and will be kid watching

for a extra long weekend – as their parents are going to a wedding.

It also happens to be the twins birthday!

I wanted a coffee and a place to sit in the shade to people watch while Sherry went to the stores she wanted to go to.

She bought a unsweetened ice tea which I watched over for her while she shopped.

Here I am sitting outside the food court under a huge umbrella – sipping my coffee – and just enjoying

a very beautiful day with a slight breeze!

Living here affords us opportunities we did not have before – shopping – outlets – beach –

everything you can say “These people are going home from vacation – we get to stay”!

A day walking – visiting the beach – this is our WHY we came here.

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Papa’s World – the skies of Ocean Isle Beach – Cameron Woods – N.C.

The entrance to Cameron Woods walking from our home to the gate.

It is a quiet walk – not much traffic – no sidewalks or walking path – just the road.

At the entrance is the first phase – maybe 30 or 40 homes and the model.

Then – you look at the sky – and the clouds – before you head back to where we live .66 mile away.

There is only one house in the tall pines and live oaks along this route.

There are lots here sold but for whatever reason – no one is building on them –

so it reamins street lights and street signs – paved roads and empty of houses.

Then you arrive here – our brand new neighborhood – just over one year old.

This is pahse two and it is almost all sold out – phase three is having the infrasturcture put in –

and everyday – you have the clouds sweeping in from the ocean three miles away.

We have to drive some four miles to reach the causeway to cross over to OCEAN ISLE BEACH!

But we get these clouds almost anytime of the day!

Then bright sunshine – some rain and lightening shows with thunder!

Great for falling asleep at night – listening to it rain and thunder and flashes of lightening.
Just before the causeway to Ocean Isle Beach at Lowes parking lot!

Beyond those clouds is the light sky of the ocean.

And – it has been warm – mostly in the ’80’s but high humidity.

On the beach – you do not even feel hot!

And the water is warm!

Once again back home with the blue sky and white clouds.

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Living life one day at a time.

We live each day as it comes – we plan ahead – we experience life – always searching the unexplored roads.

Niether one of us are drinkers – when we are with friends – but that is only a couple.

We will go weeks without even thinking of having a drink – I like to sit and watch people while sipping a beer –

she most likely will sip a unsweet ice tea – after one or two – I am done – and then a month later – do it again.

“DUDE – YOU GOT THAT RIGHT”! from a long haired young man commenting on my shirt!

That made me feel good – impressing the younger generation – he did not have to say that – and that made my day.

WE BOTH FEEL THIS WAY!

We often wonder WHY people do what they do – say what they say – think the way they do?

Make your day bright as the sunrise!

Each day is a new day for us – a new way to look at things and a new way to make a difference.

Passing that on to the next generation one day at a time.

I hope this brings some joy into your life – some purpose – life is a gift – cherish it – make changes

subtle if needed – a difference means so much – a purpose –

To you we give a gift of hope –

Pass it on!

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Papa’s World – once more – a trip back to the hood – NMB – pick up mail – visit HOTO’S!

We decided to just sit for a while – share some fries and her ice tea and me a cold IPA!

Every Friday – in season – 94.9 THE SURF radio station – broadcasts live from the outside TIKI bar!

If you listen to BEACH MUSIC of the last 60 some years – it comes from here – as the station is right next door.

It was a beautiful morning – and we were notified by the next occupants of the condo – we had mail there!

The mail system – well – no matter how hard you try to change address’s – some seems to always slip through.

Sitting in the open air HOTO’S TIKI BAR AND GRILL right on the NMB main street entrance.

In the far left corner is where the radio station broadcasts from. Their main station is in this building –

We did not know about BEACH MUSIC until we moved down here.

After all it is only from starting in the ’40’s and right straight through to today – still producing tunes we like.

A lot of the music was what I called MOTOWN but to my surprise was produced for the Carolina beach crowds!

Our little drive back here is only thirty minutes in nice easy traffic. And for $2.00 a hour you can pay –

or park and walk – either way it is a deal!

This is where OCEAN DRIVE and MAIN STREET North Myrtle Beach join – at what I call the ARCHWAY

to the main entrance to the beach!

Full of bars and grills – stores – ice cream – hot dogs and fish places everywhere to eat!

– music and free concerts all through the seasons.

We like this area and it is safe to walk around in – I do not care for the main Mrytle Beach –

and I would not walk around there after dark!

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Going back to the “HOOD” where we lived for nine months!

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – 94.9 THE SURF – HOTO’S bar and grill on the beach.

ON THE BEACH main street entrance just outside HOTO’S bar and grill!

Papa’s World – early mornings – coffee – quiet – sunrises – clouds – hear the birds?

The trees behind the house are alive with the sounds of nature – frogs- cicadas – birds and the gentle breeze of the wind – the leaves – the pine needles –

I am a morning person – waking before sunrise – my favorite part of the day – seeing the breaking of the dawn.

Here – you can still see the lights on the garage – they come on at dusk and off after the Sun shines on them.

Across the street – just peaking through – the pink sky – the sun is about to shine. A new day set to begin.
Think about this sign – live life to the fullest – one day at a time.
Captured a neighborhood about to come alive.
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The quiet solitude – before the start of the day – neighborhood about to awake!
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Papa’s World – golfing with wife – SHERRY!

We have always done things together!

One thing we wanted to do when moving farther South – was golf together – and we selected this area

because it was right in the middle of all the golf courses that we want to play.

Back in NVA where we moved from – we did like golfing there but it could be expensive!
We have always golfed – even back in WNY where we belonged to Saint Bonaventure golf course.

But when we moved to NVA – we found it was just too much money and not enough time!

Our friends – the McBrides – live about forty minutes from us – but they do most of their golfing within 5 miles of our new home.

We usually do a scramble for 18 holes – guys vs. the gals.

And – as usual – they always beat us by one or two strokes!

No shame there – they are putting in regulation and we can not putt! LOL

Sherry hits a straight ball – almost everytime – down the middle – I never know where I am going!
Here she is and she got a hold of this one!
The result of the previous picture drive – the green is like less than one hundred yards away!

And this was on a 320 yard hole!

Good second shot and she was putting for birdie.

Golfing with my wife SHERRY!

We try to get out once a week – sometimes we do and other times we do not.

But golfing is being outside – green grass and trees.

Wildlife sometimes – down here it is gators.

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Papa’s World – a morning in the new neighborhood – Cameron Woods.

Morning starts for me with that fresh cup of coffee.

Each morning – as the dawn lights the sky – I tend to wander outside to the driveway – and look both East and West.

The Sun rising – clouds from the ocean – racing across the sky.

And when I trun around – the West sky comes into view.

Again – the clouds coming in from the NW from the Ocean – racing across the sky.

We get both views from the front of the house – it is quiet until the workers start showing up.

Beyond this view is where the new phase is being developed with infrastructure.

Once it is completed on our side – there will be no more constuction noises from this neighborhood.

The contrast at dawn is beautiful.

We walk in late afternoon here – after most have left.

The pond is in this direction and has a resident gator.

Looking toward the back yard – someday I would like to put a outdoor shower along this side of the house.

A place for the little ones and company to wash the sand off – most likely toward the back.

Looking East over the next door house – clouds from the ocean rolling across the sky.

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Papa’s World – friends long weekend – Lake Chautauqua – WNY – THE LAKE HOUSE!

Year number two – being invited to the house on the lake.

We were all neighbors back in the old hood in Portville N.Y.

Sherry and I moved there in ’86 and stayed until 1999.

Buck and Cidy lived there prior to that and moved South in 1996.

Mike and Carol – well they never left – being some of the orginal people on Pleasant Acres Drive.

WE HAVE ALL STAYED FRIENDS ALL THESE YEARS!

The view of Lake Chautauqua – WNY – from the deck of the lake house.

Mike and Carol made a dream come true – they bought a house on a lake – a 30 mile long lake.

They still live back in the hood – and they own a national – pipeline painting company – going all over the counrty

for natural gas and oil lines among other construction projects!

From Mike all those years ago painting solo to now employing crews that travel the counrty –

and still the same old Carol and Mike.

Carol – that sweet smile – not a bigger Bills or Bonas fan!
Mike – we always were playing tricks on each other – or lining up the lawn mowers and racing them down the street.
William “BUCK” McBride – we have known them since we were first married in 1982. My golf buddy!
Cindy – always moving – like the engerizer bunny – walking – always doing something.
Sherry – always smiling laughing – reminds me so much of her father Bill.

We stayed until Monday morning – riding in the boat – golfing Sunday morning – tubing on Saturday – waiting out the rain – listening to music – laughing – just like days of old when we were all neighbors!

TUBING CINDY and PAPA!
Waiting out the rain storm under the canopy in the boat.
Eating dinner on the boat at the Casino Bar and Grill.
Slow cruising Lake Chautauqua before sunset.
A big heart felt thank you for our second time here to Mike and Carol.

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Papa’s World – riding the waves – first time – cross off the bucket list – Tube Riding!

Cindy and I riding the wake on the tube!

Once – in my teens – I waterskied – I managed to get up and if I stayed behind the boat – I was okay!

Well – that ended as the person pulling me decided to throw me out wide – and it was all over!

This was our second tube ride – the first was quiet and slow – so we decided to step it up a little!

The first ride was before the rain storm – and we talked it over and decided we could go a little faster –

We had gotten up to 10 MPH and while it was okay – it was just being pulled behind a boat ride!

We are about to go outside the wake – and ended up going 20 MPH! That was fast!

At one point we went wide left and were even alongside the boat!

I have now achieved my goal of tubing and can cross it off my bucketlist.

I have water skied – cross country skied and now tubed – no down hill sking for me.

There are several videos – one where we flew out to the left and were racing side by side with the boat.

But – I do not know how to get them on here so can not show them!

I decided after

that I did it

and now I was done.

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About to come to a close – tubing on Lake Chautauqua – WNY – bucketlist made.

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Papa’s World – in the boat – on the lake – taking shelter during a quick rainstorm.

We had just made our first slow loop around the cove on the tube – Cindy and I.

The sky turned gray – and we could see the rain coming – so we got back on the boat – pulled the tube up on the rear walkway – and headed into the covered dock area.

I had tried tubing – even if it were a slow trip around – and I was ready to go back out again and speed things up!

It was a quick rain shower and we drove onto the boat lift which is covered.
There was no lightening – just a steady rain.

We talked and decided to once again go tubing – this time a little bit faster – as the first time was sort of boring!

The rain continued for about a half hour – and we could watch it from under the canopy. We had some munchies and drinks – and were dry – the boat has a really good radio so we listened to music and talked.
Cindy and I – life jackets on – the rain almost stopped – for the time being – we were dry!

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Papa’s World – at Lake Chautauqua – dinner on the boat – friends all these years.

The Casinio bar and grill – drive up by boat – order and eat and drink!

We arrived around 3:10 pm. on Friday – just in time to move in and unpack – grab a few drinks –

Mike had the boat ready and we made our way out onto the dock and into the boat.

WE WERE HEADED FOR DINNER TO THE CASINO – ABOUT TWO MILES AWAY BY WATER!

Slowly heading to the bar and grill – a nice late afternoon boat ride.
We had tried last year to do the same – but when we got there – they had run out of food!

This spot is a big thing on the lake – it seems all the boats head there and wait in line for a spot.

Not all spots are made for big boats and Mike likes to get a end spot – easier to dock.

Tied up to the dock – after ordering food and drinks – they walk all the way out to these spots and wait on you!
In the back ground is the ferry – taking passengers from one side to the other. I went inside to use the bathroom-

and it is a very cool nightclub inside with a huge bar and lots of inside tables.

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After dinner on the boat – sun set cruise back to the Lake House.
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Papa’s World – at the lake house on Lake Chautauqua – W.N.Y.

Our neighbors from 30 plus years ago in Pleasant Acres Drive.

The Johns now have a lake house on Lake Chautauqua in W.N.Y. A large natural lake some 30 miles long.

For the second year in a row – we have gathered there at the invitation of Carol and Mike –

for a long weekend of telling stories – catching up and boating!

Early morning view from the enclosed porch overlooking the deck – dock and lake with the sunrise.
Buck – Mike – Carol sitting and just relaxing on the porch.
They have accomplished this in this home away from home.
They are here most weekends.
Mike Carol Sherry Cindy(hidden) Buck

We boated for hours and went tubing twice ( yes I did) and loved it!

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Mike doing the fixings for drinks
The lake house – sunrise – firepit and dock and boat.

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Papa’s World – on our way to WNY we stopped at Deb & Mikes to stay the night!

We were on our way for a long weekend at Lake Chautauqua and stopped overnight in Lake Holiday!

We had planned this – but they had taken Maddy back to college that day and left Ella and Sarah home.

So – we arranged to have the two of them meet us in Old Town Winchester for dinner.

Our friends Buck and Cindy were with us so they got to once again vist the family.

Debby’s flowers are just beautiful – colors everywhere.
Mike made a Swedish Bear and Ella painted it and did all the artwork on it – Welcome in Swede.
Some more of her flowers.
Debby’s Mantra.

Walking around the yard – does not do it justice as the whole back yard is the same. She has a green thumb.

Buck and Cindy saying their goodbyes and thanking them for having us overnight.

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Papa’s World – going back in time – “WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG”!

This picture has Debby – sitting on ground in front – Tammy – with her arm around Sherry’s fathers shoulder – Sherry’s mother second from Tammy’s left in back row – and me holding Nathan – this was taken almost 32 years ago. Cassidy looks just like her mother Tammy !

We have always been a close knit family – Barb and Bill have passed on – all the cousins have children.

Sarah – who now is almost as tall as Sherry – has always wanted to dance.
The twins as babies – Taylor and Cassidy – then Sarah Maddy – Debby and Ella – who starts college and will pay soccer against Maddy.
Taylor – our grand child who loves to ride horses.
They are growing up so fast – I still call them the little ones!
Bode – blond hair and a smile – who searches me out in the morning to sit on my lap!
The little ones when they were samll but just a few years ago.
Maddy – Ella and Sarah – grwoing up – no longer the small ones – young ladies now.

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Papa’s World – at the beach with the little ones!

Bode – heading out to Taylor and Cassidy at Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

They were so excited to be able to go to the beach each day – and it was hot – so we decided late afternoon

would be a better time to go – and they played the whole three hours in the surf – riding boogie boards

diving under the waves and getting us nervous as they would inch out farther and farther –

until I would wade out and move them back in.

“Papa – can you fasten this”?

Being young as they are is a exercise in pure energy – being old as I am – it was a exercise just to stand and brace against the waves!

But – I loved every moment of it.

Cassidy and Taylor – heading for the waves.

We did this for five afternoons – on the last night before the parents came – it was mini golf and Italian ice!

I – they – we had enough of facing the big waves and Bode wanted to play as soon as they arrived.

The twins actually ended up liking the mini golf and a lot of laughs on how each one putted the ball.

Both as different as they are but the results were the same.

The beach – we decided the last time for them – we would go to Sunset beach – and they loved it!

As did we – less commercial – more level and the sand more fine.

And it was not as rough as Ocean Isle Beach.

Calling them in for a break – away from the big waves which they were in.

Taylor would stcik more in and closer to us – these two have no fear and are so alike.

Taylor staying closer to us – Cassidy heading out to the waves.

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The twins heading for the waves at Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

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Papa’s World – Broadway at the beach – the little ones and then the beach.

Taylor – so mature and so grown up – yet – while walking in and out of the water – will grab my hand –

Or the hand of her MORMOR ( Swede for MOTHERS MOTHER) she is growing tall – and at 10 – is up to the chin of Sherry – who is tall in her own right.

She is the quiet one of the three – always does what you want and never gives you a rough time.

Cassidy – the other half of the twins – “Someday I will be big” is what she has said.

She is normal size for her age – Taylor has always been bigger – that is why they were early by doctor’s order.

Taylor was taking all the nutrition in the womb – so they had to come out!

They were so tiny – just over three pounds each – but Taylor has maintained that same difference.

Cassidy is a sweet little caring girl who acts like a little mother to Bode – her brother –

but acts more like a twin to Cassidy!

She is a spark plug – so full of energy – natural in sports – cart wheels – over back ward steps –

skate boards – and almost every day face times her MorMor.

Bode – the little guy who at six is growing fast – is so like Cassidy they should be twins –

But he is growing like Taylor! So sweet and caring – yet very determined – and a little fish in the water.

Cassidy is never far from him – they fight but she watches over him like a mother.

He is going to be a golfer – soccer player like his father,

he is into trucks – machines and bikes.

He almost never wears a jacket or socks and shoes – even in the cold.

He is a natural athelete and every time we visit – at 5:30 in the morning –

he knows I am up and blogging – will come to where I am and climb up in my lap!

“PAPA – can I watch you”? Yes little one you can.

FOUR years ago – they are growing up so fast.

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Papa’s World – The arrival of the “LITTLE ONES”

Sherry on arrival at Myrtle Beach International Airport with Cassidy – Bode and Taylor.

Sherry flew back to NVA to watch the twins in a play and because both parents work – instead of them paying

for a couple weeks at summer camp –

they bought plane tickets instead and she flew back with them for me to pick up!

The parents were coming down the following week anyways for a in law family vacation about a hour South of us.

We spent the day yesterday with them – in the sun and the warm water of the ocean.

They were so excited and we planned a full week with them. A few dust ups as childeren will have –

But once we seperated the two –

Cassidy and Bode – it was fine.


Taylor – who is only ten years old – will be taller than her MorMor ( Sherry ) who is 5’9″.

They were so excited to do a number of things – being a gradparent can be exhausting! LOL
After seeing the POWER BOAT ride and wanting to go right away – the little guy got nervous!

I had purchased the tickets for he and I – and while standing in line he said to me –

“Papa – can we get a refund”?

“No” I said.

“PAPA – I am scared – will you hold onto me”?

OF COUSE and I did and he loved it – wanting to go again!

About to start out – Bode and I in the back seat – where it seemed all the water came in and on top of us!

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Papa’s World – The “TECHIE” I am not !

Anything that has to do with computers – phones – TV’S –

Do not ask me – I don’t know – I can not figure it out –

AND MOST OF ALL – I DON’T CARE !

That would suit me just fine

I just do not have it –

first of all – I have no patience –

that is why I hate working on cars !

Now – once I am shown and if I write it down and do the task a couple times

I am good to go !

This would be me !

I think the first computer we had was a H.P. – great big thing –

Sherry showed me what to do and I was fine – EXCEPT –

Something ” ALWAYS” happened –

honest to God – it was not me !

Take care of all the small things – the big things will take care of themselves

Little things – like the other day – I have a automatic sign on for my email’s.

I clicked on it and BINGO – it no longer would come up –

I had to LOG IN again with that dreaded

” PASSWORD ” !

So – I DO NOT REMEMBER such a thing – so I opened my book –

where I keep my pass words that I CAN NOT REMEMBER –

And started the PROCESS –

” BINGO” –

IT WOULDN’T WORK !

It doesn’t matter – memory or write it down

So – Sherry – who has her office upstairs –

mine is the kitchen table –

I am very humble !

I yelled upstairs –

“I CANNOT OPEN MY EMAILS ” !!!

” WHAT DID YOU DO NOW ” ? she replied.

Exasperated look comes across my face – I slowly shake my head –

“IT ISN’T ME ” I replied !

” IT IS ALWAYS YOU ” comes the voice

from the commander in chief from above !

WHAT ??????

Down she comes –

and instructs me to ” LOG IN ”

which by the way I had already done FOUR TIMES !

Now – I try to explain – I try to say –

“IT DID IT ON IT’S OWN ” !

“NO – HON – IT DOES NOT DO IT ON IT’S OWN ” like a mother to her child!

“LOG IN & PUT YOUR PASSWORD IN ” !

I do

( said that a long – long time ago )

” YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO USE A HASH TAG SIGN”? she scolds.

” EXCUSE ME – IT IS NOT A HASH TAG SIGN – IT IS A POUND SIGN” !

NOT ME – I KNOW BETTER

Then – she sits down after I tried once again and failed !

Now – you have to know – when we go somewhere –

I DRIVE !

And she uses her phone to give directions –

I am terrible on direction .

She is going to use her phone anyway – so it might as well be for directions

is what I think !

And – we never go the same way twice –

so I have no idea how to get to where we are going !

I told you – I am okay as long as it is consistent –

GO THE SAME WAY !

We – have to EXPLORE as she says -so –

I DRIVE – SHE DIRECTS – ALL IS WELL !

( grand daughters think this is HILARIOUS)

they take my part !

She then proceeds to enter my sign in and password –

” IT DOES NOT WORK” I said !

“WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD ” she asks ?

Well – by this time I refrain

and go to my only thought I have had for 37 years –

“IT IS NOT FOR ME TO QUESTION WHY – BUT FOR ME TO DO OR DIE “

” ME “

She then goes INTO the computer –

preforms all type of ” THINGS”

And asks me for a password I can remember –

SO I GIVE HER THE EXACT SAME ONE AS BEFORE !

And this time it works !

HONEST TO GOD !

She gets up and says to me

” YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO USE A HASH TAG ” !

UNDER MY BREATH I MUTTER

” IT’S A POUND SIGN ” !

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Papa’s World – growing up – ELDRED PA.

Sitting on the front porch of North Main Street –

It was a wide and deep porch –

The kind to sit through a rain storm –

and not get wet !

GOOD MORNING
Welcome to Papa’s World

I guess that is why now when I look at houses –

The very first TWO THINGS I look at are –

Front porches and screened in back three seasons rooms with views !

My childhood had the first but not the last !

Memories – some you just can not duplicate

My grand ma – siting out there on her lap –

I somehow do remember that –

which would make me 3 or 4 years old.

Roller skates – the kind that had a key –

I would strap them on and down the street I would go.

The street on both sides was lined with huge old trees –

The kind that six kids holding hands could not encircle the trunks !

Much – much bigger than this one

The roots had made the side walks uneven –

and to navigate them did not seem to slow me down !

I would turn around at Slavins – furniture store –

Back then it was also a service station –

And I remember Jack – he worked there.

There was a Coke machine that sat outside between the bays

Sometimes he would buy me a coke that came in a glass bottle !

Main Street in the late 1800’s

I lived all the way to the top of this old picture on the left –

some of those buildings still existed when i was growingup

And a few are still there today.

You can see the beginning of those trees even back then.

Then – I got my bicycle –

A red WESTERN FLYER !

The mountains or hills where I lived

That bike – I had those streamers coming out of the rubber handle grips

And a clothes pin with a card on the spokes –

both front and back.

I rode it everywhere – to the park –

across the tracks –

Up Barden Brook –

And just making it home when the street lights came on !

The streets I rode on

The park – my second home away –

base ball diamond – tennis and basketball courts –

But – the outfield of grass –

beneath the huge telephone poles with lights on them !

Where we choose up teams

and played football for hours !

Back home playing golf in the mountains – hills

Papa’s World – Growing up ELDRED PA.

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Papa’s World – Walking among the Ghosts – Korea

Long known as THE FORGOTTEN WAR –

The Korean conflict war memorial

is to me – “WALKING AMONG THE GHOSTS ” of war.

GOOD MORNING


My brother in law Bill was in this war –

and not once did he ever talk to me about it !

The closest we came was him giving me his sleeping bag –

as a teenager who used it to sleep out on –

North Western chilly nights

in a little town of Eldred Pa.

Jo Paul Sherry
walking from the Wall
to the Korean War Memorial
Sherry Paul Jo
Seeing the GHOSTS for the first time

The sight is becoming – the soldiers – silently walking –

through the shrubs – gray – white –

the effect is startling.

Paul Jo

One can almost feel the tension in the air –

the expected clash about to happen –

I often wonder what it would be like to be there –

not in Korea – but here –

on a dark silent night –

with mist swirling in from the Potomac !

Sherry – walking among the Ghosts
on the Korean War Memorial

That is the sense this brings to me –

in a War mostly forgotten

yet the vast numbers of loss and maimed

remain with us to this day.

Jo and Sherry
reading the message on the memorial
Jo and Paul
The message is here
long ago
but forever written
not to be FORGOTTEN

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The Forgotten War – being visited by us –

a bucket list cross off

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Reflections of the present

among the GHOSTS of the past

The Korean Memorial

The Forgotten War

May we always remember !

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MEMORIAL

Belief , Faith and Positivity – REACH FOR THE STARS.

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Many times when you attempt a HOME BUSINESS , the biggest obstacle can sometimes be ones self! You just have to get out of your own way !   Ask yourself not WHY ?  But HOW you can accomplish what needs to be done.

During my years I have learned that success for me has come in the form of three principles that I follow.

BELIEF :   Believe in what you are doing – follow your heart – ones belief is a potent force when you apply it to your convictions. Stay the course – remember – in order to succeed – take care of all the small things and the larger problem will most likely take care of itself.

FAITH :  Listen – observe – and then have the FAITH to act. Plan – ask questions – and then formulate a plan of action – list your goals and have the FAITH to act on them. If you have FAITH in yourself and those around you – you are on your way !

POSITIVITY  :  I was asked once to give my impression on the HALF FULL vs.  HALF EMPTY GLASS .  To me , it is neither HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY !  There are two ingredients that are involved here.  AIR  &  LIQUID.  Without one or the other , you can not survive as far as I know!  The Glass has both – both essential to you and your team !  Positivity is something I wake up with every day. I always look at whatever is positive in the situation and act on it !

In a home based business – and with a TEAM – what comes out of you goes into them !  LEAD FOR SUCCSS !

I hope this little bit goes a long way in helping you overcome the fear of leadership – look at your team and then look in the mirror. Your team will be reflected back to you !

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If you contact me – we can send information – my wife retired with this business.

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Papa’s World – The walk through – pushed up!

It was Thursday – 6-25-20 – almost 4 PM. – we had to stop at Harris Teeter.

That was the moment Sherry got the text!

From our real estate rep.

” THE BUYERS WANTED TO DO THE WALK THROUGH AT 9:30 AM.”

Instead of Monday – it would be the next day!

We had less than 17 1/2 hours!

Now did we panic – I did but my stable other half

remained cool – calm and collected!

“Okay – we will do this – and by 8:00 AM. – we will be done”!

That is when we went into over drive!

We had just made our next to last trip to our daughters house.

Taking most of our clothes – shoes etc.

We knew we had one more trip to the storage unit.

The final load would be our day to day things.

That – I had hoped – would take one trip!

The biggest problem – it was our wedding day – 38 years ago!

And we had planned to go out for the first time in 103 days!

A actual sit down dinner – as we are now able to do that!

Well – we shall see – but first – we can do this!

And then if we have time – we will go she said!

And we did it! We finished packing up !

Loaded the car and made that final trip to the storage unit!

She texted our daughter – we will be staying Friday night

instead of Sunday night!

Now it is around 2:45 am. I woke up –

after a little over five hours of sleep!

I am down stairs – first cup of coffee done.

I look around – we will strip the bed – and pack the car.

Then – the final clean.

It will be done by 8:30 am.

And we will be on our way to our daughters house!

Oh – I forgot to mention – I had to mow the lawn!

My plan had been to do it Thursday evening and it was long

with all the rain and hot sunny days! DONE!!!

This will be my last blog from our home.

The house will be empty except what they purchased

plus numerous other household goods we left.

Another chapter has come to a close – the book remains.

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Papa’s World – across the bridge – open air ! FOG !

GOOD MORNING

The high light of the ride on the open air top of the bus !

A ride at 45 MPH across the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE –

in the wet FOG !!!!

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

We were going right along – and it was chilly !

The fog had not lifted –

and there would be a stop

to get off if you wanted too.

The highway was full of palm trees –

Excitement as we neared

Going across the bridge

And then we were on the bridge

the fog was lifting

but it still was damp and cold !

Crossing the bridge

We had done it –

on top of the World or so it seemed !

Cindy and Buck

Put this on your list of things to do while in San Francisco!

And yes – while on our way to the bridge

twice we saw DRIVER LESS CARS !!!!

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Papa’s World – Us Old Guys – The older I get – The better I was !

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Ever want to go back and play that softball game again ?

Or – just one more Volleyball match

without the worry of crashing to the ground ?

How about racing down the court and laying the ball into the basket?

Instead you sit back – think and then take a warm sip of your coffee or tea-

And think of where you were – what you did – and know that-

Those were the good OLD DAYS !

Me today

Now it is make sure you brush your teeth – comb your hair –

Put your socks and sneakers on –

Look at your fit bit –

Check the time –

Glance over your shoulder –

And say to your other –

” WHICH PATH ARE WE WALKING TODAY ” ?

WHY I WALK

Walking – not running anymore – too many sore parts

But you can dream – you can think back – and you can know –

” I USE TO DO ALL THAT ”

Today – I WALK !

Walking

At our age – walking has become a habit –

A habit that has become a challenge –

one that is which path to take !

As I age – I think –

I remember –

dream of what was –

It seems that it was not all that long ago !

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I may be older – and I might of done things better years ago –

But the older I get –

I like to think –

Not only was I good at one time –

BUT AS I AGE – I GET BETTER – BETTER AT LOVING WHO WE ARE !

You become wiser –

you become more of a person –

YOU BECOME YOU –

Sherry & Tom 1982

Forever young –

memories are for the living –

And LIVING IS OUR LIFE –

Being older with the one you love –

THE OLDER WE GET – THE BETTER WE ARE !

Makes up for all those past ages –

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Papa’s World – LITTLE ENTREPRENEUR ‘ S !!!

For the last two days – the twins –

Taylor & Cassidy –

have made bracelets –

out of those small multi – colored rubber bands.

GOOD MORNING

They have set up their stand in our front sidewalk and also their own home.

Bode – Cassidy – Taylor

And the youngest – four year old Bode – holds up a sign –

As each car passes by –

or anyone walking –

and yells out –

” GET YOUR BRACELETS – ONLY ONE DOLLAR EACH “

So far – Cassidy $11.00 Taylor $13.00

& Bode $2.00 !!!

In front of our house
Watching and waiting for cars
The tree Entrepreneur’s

They are usually out there for a hour

and then it is –

” Can we go to the play ground ” ?

Off to the play ground with MorMor & me.

Of course – we walk –

got to get those steps in –

And the entire walk is them singing and dancing to songs –

They have learned this week in Vacation Bible School !

Dancing

Funny – as Bode can not read yet –

but he knows all the words to each song !

Rest time – at the Zip line

It was a very nice day –

78 degrees – a slight breeze –

a good day for the play ground & the Zip line in the park !

BODE

Finished up on the Tire swing –

but first there was a surprise –

MOR – MOR HAS A FRIEND

On our walk over from the shade –

I saw this on Sherry’s shoulder !

It had landed and at first look –

I thought it had TWO BIG EYES –

But – you can see the little eyes –

Of course there were shrieks of OOOHHHH – AAAWWWW

EEEEEEKKKKKKK – stay away – get it off –

It was only a beetle

and it fell off and hit the ground –

Where it closed itself up –

Time to wrap it up and take them home !

OUR FRONT PORCH

It was a long day for Sherry

as she is helping out at Vacation Bible School –

The shade of the front porch –

welcome home –

a day well done –

BUT WAIT –

a message from their father

and a picture !

The Three Entrepreneur ‘s

Once again they had set up shop –

Each with their OWN BUSINESS

as they liked to say –

And the little PITCH MAN –

Holding the sign –

“GET YOUR BRACELETS – ONLY ONE DOLLAR “

I think he should get a commission –

That will be a whole new discussion for another day –

And it now is raining out –

Could be a RAIN DAY –

They have library books to read –

PAPA & MOR MOR

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Papa’s World – inside our new home – Part 5 – Cameron Woods – Oceam Isle Beach – N.C.

Hallway entrance to master bedroom – great grandmothers desk ( Sherry) numerical location of our prior home – lamp that was a shower present ofr her mothers wedding – a door stopper that belonged to my parents and grandmother – family picture and Mount Nebo church done by my son in law Mike. And a large family history picture of the grandkids to the right.
In the master bedroom looking back to the hall way entrance. We sold all our furniture with the old house – so everything we had to buy and shop for.

The bedroom outfit in each bedroom and all the chairs and couches and kitchen table – end tables – stand for TV and desks in office. Outdoor patio and front porch furniture.

This was given to us as a wdding present form a fellow emplyee who worked with Sherry in the front office and has hung on our bedroom wall in every home we have lived in together. This being home number six!
Our first king sized bed we have purchased – along with a couch that pulls out into a twin bed that Bode used when they were here – all three grankids had a bed to sleep in.

We were worried about beds to sleep in – and we have enough plus our office ( blow up queen mattress to sleep both families) plus we needed storage for clothes and items – by planning with extra drawers and arranging coat closets and linen closets plus the overhead storage in the garage – we have come up with ample space along with oversized night tables and storage shelves under one bed.

This was given to us on 6-25-1982 from Pastor Dan who married us that day in Portville N.Y.

And has hung on every wall of every house we have moved into.

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Papa’s World – Part FOURof new home pictures in Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

A look from the front hallway into the vaulted ceiling living room – to the sunroom and beyond to the open patio.

We wanted open living – being able to see all who are visiting!

And – we wanted LIGHT – FILLED rooms!

Here is the aforementioned rooms along with parts of the kitchen and breakfast nook!

Beyond the breakfast nook is the covered – screened in lanai.

I spend a lot of time out there with the ceiling fan going!

The Kitchen – not real big but comfortable for the two of us to work the same time in!

Seating for four at the island and seating for six at the table with out the extra leaf!

Vaulted ceilings give a feeling of being open and large.

We wanted family to be able to visit – so in the next picture is the Sunroom – with a queen sized pull out sofa!

This makes into a QUEEN BED!

And we wanted the light to come in from outside!

The patio is directly behind these windows and to the left is the lanai!

The screened in Lanai!
Looking out of the lanai to the patio – the tree line is protected and will not be cut down!
This hutch was hand made by Sherry’s father Bill before he passed away.
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Papa’s World – inside the new home – Part Three – the tour continues!

The middle bedroom – decorated with pictures of where Sherry grew up – Mount Jewett, Pa.

This room is where we put pictures of Mount Nebo – the historic 1800’s eight sided Swedish church –

which was built by the Swedes who settled here. It also is the final resting place of her realatives.

There is a copy of a very old map of the town of Mount Jewett – which we just framed but have not hung yet.

And of course the historic Kinzua railraod bridge – constructed in the late 1800’s –

across a valley and over 300 feet high and a mile long – and part of it taken down by a tornado!

This same bridge is where they filmed a episode of the TV series “BIGFOOT”!

This was all territory that belonded to the Seneca Indian tribe before the white man.

Looking back toward the hallway to the front door – with the bedrooms and guest bathroom to the left –

The office is to the right and behind that wall in the center. To the right is the hall leading to the garage and laundry room. We choose this model for the open concept and the enclosed office space.

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Papa’s World – Part two – inside the new house – almost done – furniture arrived!

The guest bathroom – off the front hall but between both bedrooms.

Still thinking this one through – the rug we are trying out – she might just keep this one! LOL

Front bedroom – carring on the light gray and yellow theme. It is in here that drawings form Ella and Cassidy are hung.

This room also has the Swedish heritage items – as Sherry is Swede – her grandmother came ferom Sweden.

A drawing of a little girl in the rain with umbrella by Cassidy when she was nine.

This to me is like a HALLMARK card – so simple yet so carefully drawn of a little girl by a little girl.

This was drawn by Ella when she was 17 years old

A picture of our front porch in Brambleton where I sat everyday until the sun got too hot!

She captured it perfectly right down to the flowers and Swedish horses!

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Papa’s World – our new home – finally – we have the inside almost done – homeless no more!

Welcome to our new home – after a year – we have moved in!
I have had this CLOWN picture since 1973!

I traded for this picture with my brother – Roger – and I rather like it – but the girls always were afraid of it!

So – on this move – I put him up in the garage over my work area with my tools! LOL

And by his side – a painting a Union rep. friend of mine did while negoatiating a union contract in 1982!

Both – hold dear memories for me.

Welcome to our front porch – we have had all the pine straw removed – and replaced with black mulch.

The three Swedish horses were made as presents for us by he oldest granddaughters!

They even cast the concrete!

The front hallway – with the guests bedrooms and bath to the right – and what we both wanted – the office to the left.

The last year we have had to do all our office routines from a table or counter top after selling our home.

We had a home office there – Sherry has a home business – needing a desk top – telephone –

WIFI – INTERNET and storage for files.

Me – I used the downstairs breakfast table and later the kitchen table in the condo as did Sherry.

We both have desks in here – hers to the left – mine to the right – just like our political natures! LOL

Actually – I am the middle of the road – independent!

But now – I have space – desk and filing system for my daily blog articles!

She in turn has files – printer – desk – computer – WIFY – internet – our phones – and ROOM!

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The second bathroom – between the two guest bedrooms.

Our old house was almost 3100 sf. on two floors – we did not need all that room – but still enough for family.

And we wanted in our autumn years – one level – and easy access!

The office is big enough to put a blow up queen mattress on the floor –

The sunroom has a pull out queen sized couch – matress –

and the master bedroom has a twin sized pull out mattress!

The house is just over 1900 heated space with a enclosed – covered screened in lanai.

You actually could put a blow up single on the floor there.

This is the third house we have built from ground up – each has been different – but each has our thoughts and ideas

at the time of the build – some we have carried forward – others not – evolving as we grow older.

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WHERE WE STARTED – THE GARAGE – a two car garage – but since we only have one car – it has been turned into

shelving – work area and some storage – also a pull down stairs to overhead storage where I have neatly

stacked the xmas crates – suitcases and some blow up mattress’s!

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Papa’s World – bringing color to the back yard with Crepe Myrtles and Oleander bushes.

I wanted color back here – the builder planted white Crepe Myrtles out front – these are WATERMELLON!
We also replaced all the Pine Straw and moved it to the tree line where we had three Oleanders put in!

They are young plants and hoping they will take hold – watering them everyday – but next year they should bloom

a bright RED againest the back drop of the protected tree line.

The second Crepe Myrtle – all trees in the yard now have stone and brick or edging depending where they are. The ones next to the house are mulched in black and serve as a contrast to the light gray siding.

A quiet neighborhood – but already a man rang the doorbell trying to sell home securtiy!

We are slowly putting in flowers that will come back year to year – hoping to make this area wild but colorful!
This will be a on going work in progress – adding a little bit here and there!

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Paps’ World – the beginnings of a new day and later with friends at Lulu’s!

Even though we are surrounded by construction on new builds – my view each morning begins sometimes with the sun peaking through the clouds – the Ocean is but 3 miles away in that direction.
Welcome to Papa’s World and another day in my life.

This day we would later meet up with friends – for we had tickets at the Albama Theater in Barefoot landing –

To see the MOTOWN review straight from Broadway.

But first – I sit on my front porch every early morning – waiting for the sun to peak over the tree line.

The early morning is my favorite part of the day – has been my entire life.

When I was growing up and my brother left for college – I moved into his bedroom at the front of the house –

which faced East – every morning I would be awake listening to the birds chirping and then the sun coming through the two front windows of that bedroom.

In all my years since then – I have never lost that feeling of the dawning of a new day!

Sunrise at the new house in Cameron Woods – Ocean Ridge – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.
But we had a show to see and first a meet up at LULU’S In Barefoot Landing with friends!
We have known them for over 35 years being neighbors before they moved to the Willmiington N.C. area.

Buck and Cindy – who now live about 40 minutes away in Magnolia Greens just outside of Leland.

We try to get together once a week to either golf or go to dinner or to a theater.

Sometimes we or they get busy and then it is several weeks before we golf!

We plan major trips every couple years – the last one was North California and Reno –

which we took ten days and traveled some 1400 miles covering the entire portion of the state near Sacremento.

We have been to Oahu – Spain – Gilbraltor and Morroco –

We have covered Mass. and Maine –

We did the wine country in Canada and Niagra falls –

a golfing vacation back home in NWPA and WNY!

We are in discussions now of a trip next year but have to wait and see how the year proceeds with Covid.

Sherry and Papa – Cindy and Buck – laughter is never not a option.

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It all started with a early morning sunrise!
Sipping my coffee on the front porch!

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Papa’s World – our morning walk in Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – Ocean Ridge!

The entrance to Cameron Woods which is part of Ocean Ridge across the highway.

In part we choose this development because it has a place to walk! Quietly – and not much traffic!

Also close to the entrance – a retaining pond – one of many in the area.
A look from the street into Cameron Woods – Ocean Ridge.

This area was supposed to be developed much like Ocean Ridge across the street –

where the BIG CAT golf courses – four of them – are located.

When the downturn came – this section discontinued development –

somehow – Realstar became involved and is developing Cameron Woods in among all the lots that were previously

sold by the main developer.

For whatever reason – no one is building on them except maybe 8 to 10 houses.

This area is like entering a national forest!

The beginning of my walk back to the house from the gate. QUIET – hardly any cars!
At the beginning a few of the less than a dozen homes that were built here.
Then you enter the forest – there are utilities here – water – sewage and electric – berms and drains and street lights with Ocean Ridge on them.
I wonder just why no one is building in these sections with many named roads turning off the main road.
Might it be all tied up in courts or someone bad mouthed the development!

Very interesting – and we have been told – they paid a lot for these properties.

We made the right choice – our development is thriving – another and last section will soon open up.

By the end of the year – our section should be completed and all sold out!

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Wild life is here – I have seen deer – turkeys – gators – turtles – birds of prey – not any snakes just yet!
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Papa’s World – the back yard – Crepe Nyrtles – Oleanders – pine straw and flowers.

Water – mellon Crepe Myrtle – stone and brick border.

The tree is in line with the one in front which is a white Crepe Myrtle – we wanted color in the back.

The lanai – which is screened in – and we will be able to view the two trees from inside.

On the opposite side of the yard – another water – mellon Crepe Myrtle – opposite of the white one in the front yard.
Three Oleander bushes that should bloom next year.

This tree line is protected and will stay there. Pine straw and flowers are what I plan for this area.

It is a work in progress – planting flowers – we love to plant flowers that return each season.

Much as I did at the old house in NVA!

Perinals mixed in with the wild and pine straw.
This area I really like the contrast – wild vs. planted Oleanders and pine straw.

In my mind I picture a bird bath here and a bird feeder. And on one of those big trees – one of those faces –

with eyes and nose and a smile!

Perhaps larger flowers that come back year to year.

We have this view from the lanai and the open patio and firepit.

We need to do some landscaping along the border here – just do not know what and when – but we will.

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Papa’s World – Sherry’s happy places!

When ever we are on the beach – she is drawn to the water – wading – watching the surfers.

The beach draws her – to let off stress and a quiet place to walk – the sounds of the surf – the warm waters.

With friends – out and about – exploring the world with these two – every couple years we plan a break.

Buck and Cindy are our close friends – we moved into a house next to them 36 1/2 years ago –

and had known thenm before that. We get along and enjoy much of the same things.

Cindy is very active as is Sherry – always on the go. They walk together when we are around.

Now – our new home is about 40 minutes away from them.

We try to golf once aweek or go out to a show or dinner.

Family has and always will play a part in our lives. Sherry now is the oldest – and they all look up to her.

Here is Bode in front row with the five grandaughters behind him.

She reminds me so much of her father – tall – slim – smile – always on the go and a born entrepreneur

He always was looking for a way to make money and she has that also.

Not afraid to stand up in front of people and talk.

And they played golf just alike!

I became very good friends with him before he passed away – he told me many things promising I would not repeat them. All had to do with the War and I shall keep that promise I made to him.

I repsected him that much – it was a bonding moment for him and me.

Sitting on the Intercoastal waterway – just her and me – watching the boats and having dinner.

She loves our new area – back in NVA she would take dozens of visitors on tour guides into DC.

She is a leader – a natural born one at that!

And now – our new home – close to the beaches and the ICW – close to golfing and close to friends –

A place for FAMILY to visit and room to have them.

This is her happy place once again – walking – meeting new neighbors –

exploring and in a area that does not have the freezing ice and snow.

The new lanai and her putting her finishing touches on it!

These are but a few of her happy places – places she feels most comfortable in.

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Papa’s World – front porch sitting – sunrises and early morning coffee – we made it!

The view I have each morning when sitting on our new front porch!
And in the evening – we have the view to the West of sunsets!

As you can also see – we are in the middle of construction of new houses – we are the second to close –

but we have been through this twice before – and the values have already gone up!

This is our third build – in the last 22 years!

Moving South – first to the NVA area – outside of Washington DC – and buying and selling three times –

With twice building from ground up –

has led us here – in Ocean Isle Beach – Cameron Woods – and sitting on our front porch.

Our new house and most likely the last one!

We have done major landscaping since this picture was taken – removing the pine straw and replacing it with the black mulch – putting in white – gray stones around the trees in the front yard and large rocks around the lanai.

Today it looks like this – removed some bushes and put in the mulch!

We have just a few more ideas to formulate – changing a few things and we will be settled!

Another sunrise from the front porch.

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Sitting on the front porch – sunrises and early morning coffee – this is PAPA’S WORLD!

Papa’s World – In the South – you live and golf by gators – you better be careful!

At our new home in Cameron Woods – sunrise from the front porch – at the end of this street is a pond – and a 7 foot gator lives there!
Our home – living in the South has taught me to be careful – look everywhere – snakes – spiders and gators!

I am careful where I step – I constantly look ahead – ticks are also abundant here!

But – we choose to be here – the weather is warm – but I am a warm weather person!
We finally went for a walk into the new section under construction – and found the big pond we were told about!

If you look real close – you can just see the eyes and nose of this little fellow!

He or she was about 2 1/2 feet long – just a baby – but WHERE WAS MOMMA?

We did not hang around to find out! When we started to walk away – it started to swim directly toward where we had stood! When we stopped – it stopped and when we started walking again – it swan to the bank and we could not see it! TIME TO LEAVE – and just WHERE WAS THE MOMMA!
GOLFING – we almost always see gators – so we stay away from the water!
YES – there are gators in these ponds!
As we drove by this pond on the golf cart – and I also watch out for snakes – although I have yet to see one!
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And for my grand daughter Ella – we see turtles – lots of them!
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Papa’s World – I planted Crepe Myrtles – beautiful !

I guess it must of been 8 to 10 years ago –

We bought three Crepe Myrtles – about three feet tall –

I had to dig the holes on my knees with a garden scoop –

because of the large amount of ROCKS in the ground !

Good morning !

Yesterday as we walked back to the house –

I realized just how beautiful they are –

and the one out front was the last to bloom !

Sherry pointing at the red flowers

Our house sits on the corner – the other two are in the back –

and they always bloom first.

But this one on the corner – with the green in the background –

just catches your eye when you come up the street.

Positive thinking

We are truly blessed – as we really like where we live –

We talk about moving further South-

But we have been here for 13 years !

The front porch

Over those 13 years – I have planted everything – all the bushes –

The large trees I did not –

And 95 % comes back each year.

Tunnel of trees

We installed a irrigation system two years ago –

after years and years of me dragging hoses around –

It has been a lifesaver –

Most of the lawns are burnt up and brown –

with all the heat and Sun and no rain.

We made this our home

When we moved in – our house was the only one here –

Everything else was built later and we watched it all being done.

Today – they still have a couple more years of building.

They will open the third High School in September –

And our community has been named

as one of the top 25 in the country !

Front yard

Today we are retired –

Living near our grand kids –

But I still cherish my yard – trees – flowers and plants –

They have become a part of who I am –

Funny – but I enjoy seeing them grow and change !

The opposite view from the side

One day we will pack up and leave it all behind –

But – until that time comes –

I will always look as we are coming home –

seeing the green – reds and yellows –

knowing that we did that –

living my life one day at a time!

Two Crepe Myrtles in back
along with ever greens I planted

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