Papas World – Day # 33 Sheltering in place, ZOOM

As the days pass
we see new things
helping out people from a distance

ZOOM – which Sherry has been using since it first

appeared – for her network business in The Juice Plus Company.

Now – there is the weekly “HENS PARTY”

A group that has met the last couple years or so

onec a week for lunch and a movie.

Now it is a once a week ZOOM PARTY!

Of course you do not
get all dressed up
no make up
hats – drinks
and lots of laughs

Now – we await our second “FRIENDS ZOOM” on Friday nights

for “HAPPY HOUR”!

There are four couples – who have been friends for I guess 33 years & more!

So – we decided to “ZOOM” and it was new to them!

But – a happy hour with fireballs – some beer and Vodka & Tonics.

First one was themed

HATS & SUNGLASSES

Not sure what this one will be

But it turned into a THREE HOUR HAPPY HOUR!

It has been peaceful at home
we walk – ride our bikes
and take long country back roads rides.

We are trying to keep it as normal as we can.

Once a week we select a different vendor or eatery

and order for pickup or curbside

to help support them in this time of need

to keep them going – a little bit of ourselves to them

Since I am not allowed
to do laundry
seems I do not know what to put where
I fold ( sometimes)
and put my own clothes away
I do the outside
mowing – trimming
in the SUNSHINE!

Family – this is the hardest for us – we are near the three youngest

The three oldest are a hour and half away

and they are in the age group now where they mostly do their own thing

19 – 16 & 13 – soon all three will have birthdays

Then the younger three – twins – 9 years old

and the youngest and only boy 5 years old

Bode – MorMor – Taylor & Cassidy
Each night like clock work
Cassidy calls her MorMor
and Bode – whom hangs on every movement
she does – Taylor – who is old before her day
and talks to her MorMor

It is the hardest with these three –

but we have done FAMILY ZOOMS

and have seen them from a distance

laughing – ZOOMING the three oldest in their yard

and of course all the family at the same time

This has been the hard part for us

See – we are a family unit – constantly staying in touch

making the journey to see both sets of families

sharing times all together.

Friday ” ZOOM HAPPY HOUR”

We are blessed – we try to keep it normal

ZOOM has become a big part of our lives

Church – Juice Plus teams – family – friends

and last night for the first time – Book club.

“EVERY ONE LOVES YOU”
#inthistogether

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

Day # 33
Sheltering in place
Social distancing

Papa’s World – BOOK CLUB and a place to read

It was FIVE years ago that I attended my first BOOK CLUB –

Only because the moderator was my wife !

Sherry

My reading material is fiction – detective – sci – fi –

Sports page – front page – and local news –

I had no idea what they read –

But for five years –

I have expanded my horizons !

GOOD MORNING
WELCOME TO PAPA’S WORLD

I have read books I never heard about –

nor would I EVER pick up to read !

THREE OF THE ALMOST 90 BOOKS
SHE HAS LED THE GROUP TO READ AND DISCUSS

Out of all that we have read – my favorite author

and I have read all his books except one –

Is FREDRIK BACKMAN –

A author from SWEDEN !

IMAGINE THAT as I am married to a third generation removed SWEDE !

THE ONE I AM MARRIED TO

These books – I find are mostly not fiction and deal with real life –

Except his !

A MAN CALLED OVE – BEARTOWN – and many more are excellent fiction.

He has a way of spinning a dozen characters

that he could write a entire book on each one !

( and some he has )

I DISLIKE MY PHONE

Reading has been my go to all my life –

In fact my Freshman year of H.S. –

” IVANHOE” saved my passing English class that year !

I am a terrible speller –

When I was in second grade –

the county decided that memory –

was the best way to spell –

instead of the traditional way –

Well that lasted a couple years

and then they went back

But I never learned the proper way !

And I suspect – a lot of us in that age frame are the same way !

I believe

Jon Meacham – ” THE SOUL OF AMERICA “

A tough read – in depth –

I found myself rereading pages and pages –

Just to understand –

But I will tell you all –

It hit home –

it is about what is going on now

It is what has happened for 300 plus years

HISTORY DOES REPEAT !

You have to have a sense of humor

DEAR AMERICA – NOTES OF A UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN

By Jose Antonio Vargas

This book described the happenings of RIGHT NOW !

As does the book REFUGEE –

how History repeats itself –

1939 – Jewish – 1994 – Cuban and 2019 Syria –

If you WANT TO KNOW

Pick up these books –

read them –

understand –

Much as IVANHOE did for me all those years ago.

HOME

We live today as a result of struggles from our history

Find a quiet place – a place of peace –

READ –

For that is what makes us knowledgeable

Five plus years ago –

I picked up a book that I would of never picked up

AND I AM BETTER FOR IT –

BOOK CLUB –

QUIET & PEACE

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