Papa’s World – a little place to eat on the river!

MERROIR

Not sure just how you say this name –

I think it is French!

And it sits on what I think is still the Rappahannock River

or one of the many inland bays of the Chesapeake Bay.

My son in law had eaten here before.

But – where ever it is – I want to go back

As I had the best AHI TUNA I have ever eaten!

AHI TUNA

It must of been the seasoning – and it was done just right!

We had gone off the resort of The Tides –

because the day we arrived – their dining room was closed.

And Marcus and Tammy had been here before.

Not many people at all – we almost had the whole outside to ourselves!

And you could not sit inside.

SHRIMP & LOBSTER ROLL!

The little ones all had the shrimp and lobster roll along with Sherry.

She said it was very good!

Tammy and Marcus had the oysters as a appetizer

Now – I have never had a feeling to eat oysters

and I think that goes way back to my father

every Friday night – he had oyster soup!

And it just did not look good to me!

Bode almost made it

Bode wanted to try one –

but at the last moment gave it up to Taylor

and she ate it and gave it a THUMBS UP!

The view from our table

I think there were three other people there

but they also were doing a good take out business.

You could walk over and look into the kitchen from three sides.

And two ladies were busy cooking in there!

I recommend this place!

Sherry taking the three little ones to look into the bay where they saw a dolphin up close!
On the other side was a marina with tons of docked boats
Bode Taylor Cassidy

I would imagine this being a very busy place

if it were not for the pandemic

Marcus and Tammy said when they were there last year

it was packed.

I hope it stays – I most likely will never get back there

BUT MERRIOR on the bay – remember that

and if you have a chance – stop in –

The pan seared AHI TUNA was out of this world!

And the sunsets weren’t bad either!

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Papa’s World – when birthdays come in THREE’S

Taylor Cassidy Tammy ( mommy)

Ten years ago – they were born – early –

Taylor was growing and Cassidy was not

So I think just around 32 or 33 weeks

The doctor decided now was the time

and they were so tiny – 3 lbs. something each

and Taylor bigger – so it has been for ten years!

Tammy

Tammy – she struggled at first –

and – to be sure the twins were all right

she got to come home first

then – the smallest – Cassidy came home!

Then three days later – Taylor.

There was nothing wrong with either one

they just had to make sure since they were so tiny

that they would eat and be okay.

Today Taylor – who I think is going to be as tall or taller than Sherry!
Cassidy – she loves her MorMor ( Sherry) and asks almost everyday when we are leaving.
Taylor and Cassidy

So the same but oh so different

day and night

Taylor laid back

Cassidy always busy

The birthdays were not planned

it was all in the hands of the doctor

and so now we have THREE BIRTHDAYS!

Celebrating three in one day
Birthday celebration comes in THREE!
Taylor “BEAR”
Cassidy – the little dynamo
The twins
When birthdays come in THREES!

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Papa’s World – The life of a grand parent!

Times have changed – today it is IPAD – SMART PHONE

and they can do it better than I can!

In this picture there is Sherry and all six grandkids.

Soon – in a little over three weeks – we will be leaving.

Going South – for FIVE MONTHS

trying to think out our possibilities

Do we rent – buy – house – apartment – condo!

And WHERE?

Until then – next week – the three little ones start virtual classes.

Now – I can show them how to butter bread –

cut a piece of pie or cake

even use this as a screwdriver or the other end as a hammer

but – I know nothing when it comes to being a techie!

They all know more than I do!

It will be hard for them in not going to school.

Having interaction with other kids

and with the teacher face to face.

Not to mention – the parents who work.

Where this all ends – I do not know.

We are going to help them get all set up at home.

We will be here for the start up.

Being grandparents can be hard in this new age.

And now – the new norm for the time being.

In a little over three weeks – our new adventure begins

we have already rented and paid for five months.

Watching them last night when they came home

rushing down the stairs to see us

all three talking at the same time

It will be hard on them also

Life as a grandparent can be hard

life as a grandchild can be harder

life now as we know it –

well – we shall live that life one day at a time

For that we are grateful –

that is why I write – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

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Going to miss them all.

Papa’s World – Things in my life – memories

I wonder where these people think they are right!

There are so many inconsiderate people out there driving.

They pass you on the right in turn lanes –

They pass you on the left and then cut in front of you

to take the exit!

They tail gate – they constantly blow their horns at other people

This scares you if you do not know what is going on!

Just a pet peeve with me!

Let food be your medicine – let medicine be your food!

Finally – after almost 40 years –

I started eating healthy!

My wife – Sherry – started me on the road to health.

She and I had gone to NBC for your health –

at the Washington DC convention center.

There she found what was to become our staple

Juice Plus – over 30 fruits – vegetables and berries JUICED!

All the nutrients after drying in a patented formula

put into capsules or gummy’s.

The next best thing to real food

and you take them every day!

Being nice – being friendly – being polite – being helpful!

I post every day on social media and I write a blog everyday.

Three things I post everyday.

Good thoughts – smiles and laughter – positive thoughts!

I try to not post political – really hard not too!

My thought on that is my VOTE!

Making changes that way and peaceful protest –

writing letters and postcards.

But – my motto so to speak is above –

IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE NICE!

I LOVE MY WIFE – ALL THE DIFFERENT PERSONALITY’S!

At the falls!

Just a few of the things in my life – memories!

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Papa’s World – Let food be thy medicine – let Medicine be thy food!

I did not always eat that way!

In fact I was a fast food junkie!

And at age 64 – it caught up with me!

I had a WIDOW MAKERS HEAR ATTACK!

Four arteries –

1 was 100% blocked

1 was 90 % blocked

1 was 70 % blocked

1 was 60 % blocked!

I should of died!

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Had I known what I know now –

But my wife did and she changed our lifestyle 15 years ago

and that saved my life!

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We started to eat healthy – went away from the fast – junk food

and started taking a supplement –

a mixture of fruits – vegetables – berries –

juiced – dried and the nutrients put into capsules.

This was called Juice Plus.

Sherry with grand kids & daughters

Along the way – we managed to get all the grand kids

on the supplement for free!

Minus Maddy who is in college and we still provide her with the shakes and capsules

There is no doubt in my mind that I would of passed away

had I not changed my lifestyle and taken this supplement.

On this journey of health –

Sherry has become a certified health instructor

through courses with Doctor Bill Sears and Doctor Pam Popper.

All of our family is involved

So – that is my story and I am now seven years past that heart attack

last year I had a nuclear test and everything is as it was after the by passes.

My blood work is amazing

and I now see my heart doctor once a yaer.

I have managed in the last 12 months to shed some 20 pounds.

I am now what I weighed when I graduated in 1967!

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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 !

http://www.sf.juiceplus.com Sherry’s website!

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 – meet up in Berkeley Springs!

We had planned this for months –

A childhood friend – Bob and wife – PJ –

were going to travel through our area on their way back to N.H.

So – we arranged to meet here in Berkeley Springs , W.V.

fpr two nights and stay at the historic Country Inn.

Sherry Papa (Tom) PJ ( Pam) Bob

A year ago they had traveled with their RV and stayed a couple nights

at our home in Brambleton. Va.

Bob and I went to grade school and high school together

played football together and other sports.

He would stay overnight at my house and me at his house.

And – of course – many stories of beer on the hill sleeping out

with a couple of our other friends!

We have a lot of history together.

The historic Country Inn

We got together a few times at our five year reunions

And just nine months ago –

started the same health journey that Sherry and I are on!

And in that short time looking at this picture

I can tell it is working!

Another close by resort we visited and had dinner

They will go back to N.H. to their condo

having left their RV in Nashville at their sons home

and after Christmas – drive back and pick it up

and spend the next four or more months in Florida.

We also visited Cacapon State park and golf course

This course was lush in green and in really good shape

I wanted to just play it but we had no clubs with us!

So – we sat on the deck – watching players and drank a few beers!

Berkeley Springs
Deep in discussion!
Walking Cacapon
The girls social distancing from us so they say! At Lake Holiday!

We had a very good two days all be it way too short.

When good friends meet up

it always seems short.

Berkeley Springs – we had never stayed here but had toured it before

The weather got a bit chilly –

but we had fun.

60 some years later still friends

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Papa’s World – when I write – I express my thoughts!

My thoughts and words – relate to my own life

and that of the people who are dear to me!

Marcus Tammy Debby Mike Sherry

My family – whom we are close to –

They were all there for me when I had my heart attack

almost seven years ago – A WIDOW MAKER –

I was told by the staff!

You should not be here they said!

BUT – you are the most healthy heart attack victim

we have ever had in here – they also said!

YEAH – I WAS –

but I had done all the damage for 40 years

until I switched lifestyles

and started my journey to health

and was guided by my wife – SHERRY –

who became a Certified Health Coach

through courses by Doctor William Sears

and the teachings of Doctor Pam Popper

and a few doctors from the Cleveland Clinic.

Ella Bode Cassidy Taylor Sarah – my WHY!

Now – today – we practice healthy eating

and have passed it onto our children and grand children

Everyone in these pictures – follow our example.

We are partners in The Juice Plus Company –

have been for 15 years!

And so have these kids – as long as they have been alive.

Growing – listening – following – example –

all part of our life together

Living by example

Tammy and Debby

These two believed in us from the start

and you can see in them the healthy way of life.

This day we went hiking on part of the Appalachian Trail

only a few miles from THE DIRT FARM BREWERY!

Yes – we do relax – a three mile hike up and down the trail.

Then here to sit outside in Social distance

and allow ourselves to have a drink as a treat.

I sometimes go weeks and months

without a beer – I really do not like wine

or the hard stuff- only light beer.

This day we had all the grand kids except the oldest who

is in college at The University of Lynchburg playing soccer.

Bode is the only boy and he adores Ella

Yes – when I write I express my thoughts

in both words and pictures

putting them down – and saving them for the people

you see in this blog for generations to come.

GENERATIONS

For – you see – Sherry’s team – countrywide –

is called TEAM GENERATIONS –

for the very reason you see in this picture

passing on health to all the GENERATIONS to come.

Our legacy – which started 15 years ago and now is passed onto

the third generation –

lives through us –

TEAM GENERATIONS

Started by a MOTHER & TWO DAUGHTERS

Now extended across the country

Making children healthy

one day at a time!

TEAM GENERATIONS!

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Papas World – Wife – Mother – Inspiration – Sherry!

I knew from the first moment she was the one –

We dated a year and one half and then were married.

I have never looked back – and we raised two sets of kids.

Lol – this is funny and so true!

We have bought and sold FIVE houses together in 38 years!

That is averaged to about every 7 1/2 years!

Now – we are staying with both daughters!

Oldest grand daughter – Maddy and oldest daughter Debby with Sherry.

We have plans – not to buy right away – to search – different areas.

To explore South to warmer winters.

But – to also stay with the kids.

We have set up a base camp at Tammy and Marcus house

with the three littlest grand kids.

We help out with the kids – when we are not traveling.

But – the inspiration for all of this is Sherry.

Once she makes up her mind – it is full sailing ahead.

We just celebrated her birthday – 71 years young!

A certified health coach from Dr. Sears!

A Senior Sales Coordinator in The Juice Plus Company!

A leader of her team from across the U.S.A.

“TEAM GENERATIONS”

Made up of Grandparents – children and grand children.

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At 71 years old – Sherry has become the inspiration to hundreds of people.

From Tumeric shots to growing plants and veggies for the Tower Garden

to teaching and talking health and nutrition

to walking and running –

to taking calls – emails and texts and zoom and voxer

She is always helping others!

Sherry – for the 38 years we have been married

inspiration – mother – teacher – corp manager – logistics- supervisor

team leader – and family idol –

She has motivated me to be the best I can be.

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Papas World – leaving the Tower Gardens – fantastic

When we sold the house – the new owners had adopted

a plant based diet – they observed the Tower Gardens

and made the offer to purchase them!

Along with 95 % of our household goods!

This Tower Garden is the one that has the cukes – tomatoes and spreading plants

We did two outside – in the patio we limited it – so as not to spread out

This one is inside the patio and will not spread out so much

There is enough produce to provide for several families

I often over the ten years would give away as we had too much to eat.

You can see just how much is there

They will only have to make sure it has water –

and once every 10 days or so – some nutrients –

and just pick and eat!

This will produce until extra cold weather – frost – ice or snow.

Sherry even made bread and butter pickles –

and we stored tomatoes in newspapers for a while.

For more information on the Juice Plus Company –

The Tower Gardens which are part of JP –

just contact Sherry – who is a Senior Sales Cordinator

to find out more info – contact her at

http://www.sf.towergarden.com or http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

Papa & Sherry

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