Papa’s World – Ever changing life – Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach – friendships

Papa – walking from the beach to main street of North Myrtle Beach!

Along the way – we have friends – who after social distancing – come to visit!

And – we walk the gated community – through he gate –

and onto the beach!

The gentle surf of the beach – water and sand!

Our friendships go back years and years.

We all lived by one another – then we all moved away

but that friendship has endured time and distance.

Always from afar – but close when we make plans to get together.

Cindy – Sherry and Dottie
Jim and Buck – Jim and I played softball together in the mid to late ’70’s Buck and Cindy were our neighbors and they also knew Jim and Dottie!

We plan golf – card games and word games!

We drink a little beer – sing a few songs – do a shot – and laugh!

We would set up a get together every 4 to 6 months –

We lived near DC – Jim and Dottie Va. Beach and Cindy and Buck – Wilmington N.C.

Now we have moved further South

about 50 miles from Buck and Cindy.

It is easy for us to get together and golf every weekend.

Jim and Dottie are now the Northerners!

We all have taken up a new game – Pickle Ball!

This last time – we got together at our condo – played two days of golf –

and Pickleball has now become another game we shall play!

We all practice good health – Sherry – who is a certified Health Coach – leads the way!

She has her own website and for 15 years has been the one who encourages all of us!

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We all come from WNY and SWPA area and are big Buffalo Bills fans!

Distance may separate us – but friendship is but a zoom call away.

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Papa’s World – Can we escape the escape room ?

Buck and Sherry

The reason we all met in N.C. is because Cindy –

for a Christmas present –

had SIX TICKETS for a escape room

at THE EXIT GAMES in Wilmington !

Sherry Buck Cindy Dottie
roof top bar

And of course we decided to make a day of it

at the River fest in downtown water front !

Cindy – Dottie – Jim and Buck
roof top bar
with the battleship
North Carolina
in the back ground
on the Cape Fear river
Sherry Buck Cindy Tom Dottie Jim
then it was onto lunch
before heading to the escape room
Sherry Dottie Buck Jim Tom Cindy
lunch

We were going to be lock away for one hour in a room

looking for clues – solving riddles – finding keys –

and how to unlock the VAULT where all the money was !

We walked to the building and up the stairs

to the waiting room – we had a appointed time !

We were given instructions – some do’s and don’ts

WE HAD NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE

and were some what fortified with a few drinks !

We had no idea what we were getting into

HINT – on a 1 to 10 difficulty on your first try

pick a number under 3 !!!!!!

This was a NINE out of TEN !

Cindy – “WE GOT THIS” NOT !!!!!
Buck and Sherry
getting ready
before we are locked in !
MAYBE SHOULD NOT OF HAD THAT LAST DRINK !!!!
Sherry Buck Dottie Cindy
inside the room before it is closed and locked
and this picture before I was told
“NO PICTURES”
OOOPPPSSS !

This room is full of clues that no one has any idea what they mean !

And everything is locked –

And combination locks –

A lot of keys to be found –

and no idea what they unlock

because some are inside locked doors with combination locks!

And then the door shuts and locks
and everyone scatters
and starts looking
not knowing just what
they are looking for !

We had 60 minutes and a big clock that counted down !

Things were being found –

but no idea what they meant –

At least we were all
locked in together

The group did find clues and were able to solve some problems

and some locks were opened

and some combinations solved

but time was running out

and this huge BANK VAULT door loomed on one side of the room.

Then the clock ran out –

Sirens began –

COPS were on their way

we had to open the door and clear the room in 15 seconds !

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Cindy Buck Dottie Jim Tom Sherry
We failed
recovered NO MONEY
heck – we still have no idea
how to solve the clues except
for one !

One clue – a picture – and a pair of binoculars –

We were told the picture was of a building down the street outside

You look at the small picture and see the date that it was built

was XXXX off !

You had to take the binoculars to the window

find the building

and find the date built !!!!

Who would of thought of that !!!!!

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GUYS VS. GALS GOLF !!!!!

We are going to do another one in the future

one that is easier for beginners

the ESCAPE ROOM !!!!!

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Papa’s World – This is me!

Today we finish packing up – and say goodbye.

It will be tearful to say the least as

I am a big slob when it comes to this.

I have always been sentimental in a quiet way.

My persona is on the quiet side

I like to observe and listen

see what is up with everyone else!

This is me!

Now – in my past – there was a time I was like this!

And then – my wife – who saved my life – we made a lifestyle change!

We started with a supplement known as Juice Plus –

Orchard ( fruits) Garden ( veggies) Vineyard ( berries) Omegas ( algae)3,6,7,8,9 !

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Which we found out through the research

was the next best thing to fruits and vegetables

IF YOU CAN NOT EAT THE REQUIRED SERVINGS OF UNCOOKED EACH DAY!

This is me!

In my early days – I would have a few beers –

and in my early – early days – I tried smoking –

both cigarettes and some weed

But I just could not hang with either one!

And the hard stuff was not my thing either.

Usually 2 or 3 beers did me in.

And then I would get a headache – hangover!

Now – believe this or not – since I started JP 15 years ago

I DO NOT GET THE HEADACHE OR HANGOVER!

Go figure that one out!

This is me!

Easily my number one fault –

I have to have my cup of coffee or hot tea each morning!

I do not use sugar and just a touch of cream

just enough to make it not black

and in tea – nothing –

I was a tea drinker first – from my grandma and mother!

This is me!

YES – I do this every morning and when I brush my teeth

always have – do not know why –

must of been taught that way from my mom

grandma or sister – all three raised me!

This is me!

EVERYDAY this happens to me! LOL

And it is not just one time but a series of times!

SNEEZE – blow my nose – repeat –

could be up to a dozen times in a row!

This is me!

I did not go onto college –

I had been in a car accident when I was a senior.

I spent 51 days in the hospital!

I did not know if I would ever walk again.

This was 1966 and NAM was raging.

I was not able to pass the physical

and I had other obligations – like a newborn son.

So – I had to work – to survive and I learned to walk again.

This is me!

I love all 10 of my wife’s ! LOL

My second marriage – 38 years ago!

And we now go onto our next adventure

we sold our fifth home we have owned together.

We are now homeless – living between our two daughters.

This is me!

Sherry ( MorMor) Tom ( Papa)

Today – we finish packing and give hugs and take hugs

It is the little ones who are going to make me tear up.

Little Cassidy – every night comes running downstairs to say goodnight

followed by the footsteps of the other two.

This is me!

Our reasons

This is the hardest part of our new lives

going South – 7 hours away.

But – we will return – as we can do this now

that we have no home but are leasing

a 3 bedroom – 2 bathroom condo

3 blocks to the beach!

So we have lots of room for visits.

We are keeping our dental and doctors –

so we will return as needed.

This is me!

FAMILY
Daughters Tammy and Debby
son in laws Mike me Marcus

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Papa’s World – I can not carry a tune – but a few beers

I am actually a pretty shy person –

I listen more than I talk unless we are good friends.

Of course Sherry says I am getting hard of hearing!

Now , maybe or maybe not.

It is hard to hear what she says as she walks away

or from another room

I have noticed in my aging

a lot of words sound alike!

My problem is trying to decide what word it is!

One thing I do not care for is crowds

being like I am boxed in.

One time – just to get my breath – I had to leave my seat

while watching the Nationals

It was like the air was heavy and I had to get out of there!

But I do try – getting a draft beer – going back to my seat

Now – I normally do not sing!

I am not really good at that.

But – when we get together with close friends

after a few beers and some fireball

well – I am not as good as I once was

but I am good once as I ever was!

That is when the microphone comes out

and 3 or 4 of us start singing! LOL

Buck Cindy Sherry Papa Dottie Jim

This is our friends group who do the singing!

Not every time – because we also like to golf!

But – when we do get together

it usually is a good time

and hugs until we get together again

and we have been doing this for over 30 years.

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Papa’s World – homeless and when friends meet!

Dottie Sherry Cindy Buck Jim

Dottie & Jim and I go way back – I was there when they got married.

Jim & I worked together and played softball together in the mid 70’s.

We met Buck and Cindy through them and ended up moving

into their neighborhood next to them and Mike & Carol.

Everyone smile – Cindy – down – smile – Cindy down – look this way!

Believe it or not – this picture was not easy to get –

They all were doing something other than looking! Lol

Now tradition demands a little Fireball –

And Cindy and Sherry are in charge of that –

Calling the “SHOTS” so to speak!

Jimmy is the organizer –

placing them the perfect way! Lol

Now – a couple of us – Cindy – Mike and I –

like to cut it with Rum Chata !

I am not much for wine or the hard stuff

but I can do the shots this way!

Now Captain Mike told his son –

“THESE GUYS CAN DRINK” !

BUT – we were on the boat for a total of 8 hours –

and I could not even sip my beer –

The boat would make you chip your tooth!

Cindy Sherry Me Carol

We really did not have that much!

A lot of water –

some beer

and everyone laughing!

Sherry & Cindy

The boat was beautiful – powerful and lots of room.

A 300 HP. V8!

You would have to get it up to 15 MPH just to have it plane out!

Mike said the fastest he had ever gone

was somewhere South of 50!

I think at one time Jimmy got it up to 35 MPH!

And that my friends was as fast as I wanted to go!

Thank you Carol and Mike for the weekend
Thank you to our friends for being our friends
A lot of years here – friends!
“The Johns – Lake Chautauqua – established 2019 “
What friends mean
Dottie Cindy Sherry Carol “TURN THE MUSIC UP”!
Captain and first mate!

A end to a very nice long weekend –

HOMELESS AND WHERE FRIENDS MEET

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AND FAMILY MEET OUR FRIENDS!

Thank you Carol and Mike

The lake house established 2019

THE JOHNS!

Papa’s World – birthday party – SURPRISE ! Va. Beach !

A surprise birthday party for our good friend DOTTIE !

GOOD MORNING

We have been friends with DOTTIE for 37 years !

Along with Dottie –

Sherry is also friends with Cindy !

Almost the same number of years !

Dottie Cindy Sherry

This picture was taken just before we went on a wine tasting tour –

Now – I do not have the picture of the “RESULTS “

Of that said wine tasting –

But all three ended

up in the back row seat of the SUV !

LOL

Cindy – Dottie – Sherry

So – they decided to recreate that picture at the birthday party –

which was held on the beach at Sandbridge – Va.Beach .

Of course they did not drink as much wine –

Too many family and friends around –

But – they still managed a great time.

The three amigo’s
Tom – Jim – Buck

And of course we also got into the act –

A few years later

There were over 75 people from five different states !

And it was a complete surprise –

All put together by her daughter Katie

and Dottie’s husband Jim –

Katie devoted days and days to this !

A house on the beach – all those people –

Places to stay –

Food – wine – beer – water – games – she did it all !

SURPRISE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOTTIE – family – friends – co workers –

On the beach at Sandbridge
Va. Beach

Just another day in our life with friends –

Buck and Cindy had dropped in at our house for a couple days –

and then we drove down for the party.

FRIENDS
Jim – Debbie – Dottie – Cindy – Sherry – Buck – Tom

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Papas World – Madre Gras at Lake Wales – Florida!

We decided to attend this celebration at Lake Wales.

We love a parade – and they threw in the floats!

One of about a dozen floats
and some were as big as this
and others half this size
but all were throwing beads!
MADRE GRAS
at Lake Wales , Florida!
And we placed our chairs
right on the curb in the grass
and had a front row seat!
The BEADS just came our direction
and WE DID NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING
to get them! LOL !!!!!
Each float had a different theme
and each float blasted their own music
and each float parked side by side in the park
each blasting their music!
PARTY TIME!!!!!
There was music
there was laughter
there were dancers
there were cops
there was booze
OH I LOVED THIS PARADE
Just sing it to Toby Keith! LOL
A lot of work went into this
on all of these floats!
And of course for my wife
a Float of a viking ship!
Don’t know how the Swedes fit into all of this
but there they were!
The Grand Marshall
I think!
Lake Wales
MADRE GRAS!
They also had a stage with live bands
and all the while in the park
the floats had their own music
and parties going on!
The lake and pier
The entrance to the party by the lake
before the parade
after – we could barely
make our way through here!
Thousands of people converged
and we managed to sit up our chairs
to the left rear of the stage!
A look back from the pier
to the party like tents
from Lake Wales.

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Papa’s World – get me going in the morning – flavored !

A little wine does this

Sometimes you drink a little wine – you do silly things – but you always smile – but – to start my day before some wine is ” COFFEE ” !

My favorite time of the morning

For those of you who do not know me – I have always gotten up EARLY !

Like I am up by 5:00 AM. every morning – I only need 6 to 7 hours of sleep and then I am wide awake.

Have been this way since my youth ! I would wake up – my bedroom was the front upstairs bedroom – and right outside the two windows – was a huge Maple tree.

It would be full of birds chirping in the morning -and that bedroom faced East.

So – the combination of Sun light coming in and the birds singing – well -that was my favorite before I was old enough to drink coffee !

My grand father David & my grand mother Nora

I was raised in my early years by my grand ma – she was a widow and had moved in with us.

My very first time I can remember having coffee – was when she made me ” COFFEE SOUP ” for breakfast – as she called it !

During the depression when she had her farm and family -11 kids – they had to improvise to feed everyone.

And one of the staples living on a large farm was -they had milk from the cows –

they bought barrels of flour ( homemade bread ) – big bags of sugar – and raised pigs for side pork !

So – ” COFFEE SOUP ” became a norm for them – coffee being a treat for the whole house – and she would make bread and rolls – pies and cakes all day long.

She would slice me a big thick piece of home made bread – put it on a plate – a piece of side pork that she fried –

then pour coffee on top of the bread – a little milk and sprinkle sugar on it !

BEEN THERE DONE THAT

To this day I remember that and how good it tasted with that side pork !

That was my introduction to COFFEE all those years ago.

And – another lunch time feature from the depression years – was Milk off the farm and white crackers and sugar mixed together !

Although I have never had either since – I was raised that way !

Today – first thing is fix my coffee – a little flavored cream –

and I try to have flavored coffee – not strong – I tend not to like strong flavors – beer included –

and I do not really like wine unless it is a little sweet !

Nothing better than to sip coffee in public and people watch

Sipping my coffee while blogging –

sitting in public with a coffee and people watch –

between church services – getting a cup of java and talking.

Those are the little things in life that as you get older – you cherish.

Much like I do in my memory of my grandma.

COFFEE became a staple in my life along time ago – and since I am up before dawn –

it is all the more tasteful in the quiet space of peaceful thought !

Sherry does not like COFFEE – she is a TEA drinker

My wife – Sherry – does not drink COFFEE –

she is a TEA drinker – I think that is the SWEDE coming out in her !

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a little bit of nothing on nothing !

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