Papa’s World – after 10 plus years – final book club –

Community Lutheran Church Sterling Va.

It has been a pleasure for her to lead –

For over ten years! Some 220 plus books!

Sherry has lead the book club all these years –

A lot of members have come and gone.

For one last time in person –

because of the pandemic – they met –

social distancing and outside –

to discuss the previous months book –

Little fires everywhere!

The members were spread out –

this is the last time she will lead in person.

After six months of ZOOM meetings

She contacted everyone to see if they were willing to meet this way!

Sixteen members showed up for the final book review.

Sherry has decided to continue as long as it is done on ZOOM.

Asking that if anyone would like to take it over

or know someone who would

she would step aside.

Many previous members have left the church and moved away

others have passed away – in her last years –

Sherry’s mother – Barb while she stayed with us

would come every month and read every book –

commenting when it came her turn.

Most of the time I am the only male present!

I must say – there are books I have read –

that most likely I would not of!

And I found some authors that I would search out their books.

We even read a nationally acclaimed book on the best seller list

and the author was a member of our church!

She attended the book review we did –

and she signed our book!

She has since moved to LA and is in the process of working

on the script for the movie!

The book club has been a way to connect with so many people!

Now – I sometimes take a break –

simply because I have my own books to read!

As we move on –

the ZOOM club will permit us to keep in touch

this part of our lives – the church and people

we shall always cherish.

And with the blogs on the church

in the years to come – we can look back and remember

bring memories to life!

Sherry leading book club one last time in person after 10 plus years!

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WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY!

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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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