Papa’s World – little things here and there!

We now have had “THREE SLEEPS” in our new digs!

And are loving everything we have been doing lately!

Walking with Cindy at the break of dawn

in Magnolia Greens – Leland NC.

I have always loved it here – and we have visited for the past 20 years.

Sunset over the golf course and pond at Buck and Cindy’s house.

And the very second day evening – we saw “ALLIE”!

Whom for the past five or so years we have seen numerous years!

It is a six foot or more Alligator that seems to live in these ponds!

Buck has seen him twice grab a rabbit and a goose!

So – we are aware – and stay back from the edge!

We walk – play golf – laugh – talk

as we have been friends for 34 years or more

they were our neighbors back in WNY before they moved to NC.

Then we moved to NVA and we visited back and forth.

Now – we are looking from Wilmington NC to the border of SC.

They are huge Buffalo Bills fans as we once were!

Now – since we sold our house

are beginning to follow them once again!

We enjoy outings – much the same as they do!

Beach is our calling!

Laughing – talking – playing cards –

and the last few times we have been together

WATCHING SCHITT$ CREEK!

We have watched it all one time and started watching it again.

We do celebrate special occasions

like birthdays

and special get togethers

Golfing!

Yes – Cindy brings shots of Rum Chata!

Whenever we birdie or sometimes for a par!

We do like to have fun – laughs and good times.

Playing golf games – GUYS VS GALS!

They are tough – always down the middle

always putting for at least a par or birdie.

Now – I never know WHERE my ball will land! LOL

So – it makes for fun times!

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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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Thank you Carol and Mike

The lake house established 2019

THE JOHNS!

Papas World – Day# 29 in sheltering in place.

When you are separated from friends by distance

you manage to get them all together through “ZOOM”!

Last evening – at 7:00 pm. this came about!

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There is a bunch of us that have known each other for years and years

neighbors and small town – growing up together – friends!

And we decided that during this SOCIAL DISTANCING time –

we would do a SOCIAL HOUR over the internet using “ZOOM”!

Now – when we are together – one or two people in this case four –

always introduce a salute to health – life and laughter!

And – it began this way last night and continued for THREE HOURS!

But – along with that came the good times remembered –

the plans for a get together at the end of August

and still being debated as to when that will start and finish!

Jim and Mike are negotiating that with the latest being

celebrating ALL birthdays in September!

And I think Mike’s is toward the end of that month!

Now you notice that Mike is on here twice?

He is TECH savey and has his lap top and IPHONE.

One to see and one to hear! LOL

Many laughs – cheers and stories were told.

All in good fun and how during this time

at least for me – no haircut until this is over!

And yes – back in the late 60’s and mid 70’s

I did the long hair and motorcycle thing!

Now – we have decided that during this time of Sheltering in place

from our homes in Pa. – Va. Beach – NVA and N.C.

that we would do this every Friday night!

A few shots of Fireball ( Sherry and Cindy)

a couple beers – ( Tom)

and some wine ( Buck and Carol)

And a little of all the above ( Mike and Jim)

That at least we can practice SOCIAL DISTANCING

with a SOCIAL HOUR miles apart

And until we meet again in person

CHEERS – GOOD TIMES & GOOD FRIENDS!

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PEACE LOVE HUGS !

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Papa’s World – every where I look – there is a story !

I look around – I take in – I SEE STORIES !

GOOD MORNING

Happy Saturday everyone !

I always notice things – small – medium or large !

ME !!!!

Even when I go to the fridge –

If my wife Sherry has gone to one of her meetings –

I say to her ” Don’t worry – I will find something to eat ” !

At MONK’S BBQ

Now it will no way compare to ” MONK’S BBQ ” that we stopped into –

Saturday on our way to Winchester to pick up Sarah and Ella.

This was in Purcelville Va. – just off route 7 –

Had heard nothing but good things about this place.

And when we stopped or tried to – the lot was full !

NO PLACE TO PARK !

YES WE CAN

So – I drove around –

just then she said to me someone is pulling out !

I swung back and right into a parking space by 6 motorcycles !

Glad we did – because this place has the BEST BBQ !

TIP FOR THE DAY !

Do not stand in line – ( more than 25 people)

Go directly to the bar – sit down – order a drink –

over 16 local crafted brews from NVA brewery’s –

And HUNDREDS of shelved bottles of the GOOD STUFF !

You do not have to drink at the bar

You can order ICE WATER – ( Sherry did )

ME – The lightest craft beer on tap – do not know what it was –

but it hit the spot and was not heavy but still craft beer !

NOW THE GOOD PART – You order right from there –

And by pass that long line and in FIVE MINUTES –

Your meal is sitting in front of you –

I had time to take two sips and just got my phone out and BINGO !

THERE IT WAS and it was good!

Tom & Sherry

If you look and see – listen and observe – you will find that story !

See this guy in the middle – there is a story there –

But that will be for another time –

TODAY – we happened upon a great BBQ place and found a secret –

How to not stand in line and get great service –

Yes – she – the bartender was that good –

AND – I over heard her talking to another customer.

She makes the service fast and great so she can get the customers

and of course the TIPS !

SMART GAL !

You just have to listen and recognize the thought process.

SHE FIGURED A WAY and it was a winner for all of us !

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