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Papa and Sherry

My inspiration to write-

“YOU HAVE TO PUT THESE SOMEWHERE THAT WE CAN FIND THEM”!

Thus was born my blog.

And as of today – around 340 blogs are stored there!

THIS IS MY WHY!

I have always wanted to write – even though I can not spell!

And I struggle with English Comp.

But – I find just putting my thoughts into words

and posting pictures – a way for future generations

to read and see what our life was like.

I wish my parents had been able to do this.

I write about family – journeys – friends –

past memories from childhood ( before they are lost forever)

about daily happenings – a diary of sorts.

My late brother Roger and Sherry

He was also my friend – close – and my boyhood hero.

The person in my life I love the most.

We have been together for over 39 years – married 38 years.

Writing a bolg is simple and easy for me.

I love to tell the story.

Last year we hosted the movie and – TV and stage star Ronny Cox

best known for the movie Deliverance.

His songs are stories – some made up – other true

and some a little bit of both.

He told me ” I AM A STORY TELLER”!

And so am I!

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Papa’s World – Dueling Banjo’s – Deliverance – over 150 Movie’s – Hanging out with Movie star – Ronny Cox

I did not know he was a Folk singer – song writer and a teller –

that is a teller of STORIES –

A writer – a musician –

and a over all good dude !

Ronny Cox – actor – star – FOLK singer

His early years started out on Arena Stage in Washington D.C.

As a builder of sets !

We talked for about 45 minutes before his performance

his wife Mary –

How she graduated from Georgetown University –

How they lived in a little basement apartment

Poor – no money – humid and damp –

books on the floor would mold

Ronny Cox ” FOLK SINGER”
writer of his own songs

The sheets to the bed would be damp

But he had his ” MARY”

She was 15 – he was 18 when they started dating.

She was extremely smart – in the top 5% – all over the country !

She later would do graduate work at Sloan – Kettering in N.Y.C.

on Cancer research !

Singing and writing

Then after many jobs in the industry

while living just outside NY City

He got the break of a lifetime

A staring role as ” DREW” in DELIVERANCE

with Burt Reynolds – Ned Beatty & Jon Voight

and as the guitar player in DUELING BANJO’S !

Sherry in our kitchen
conversations with Ronny Cox
and Rad

The rest is Hollywood history –

over 150 movies –

Multitude TV roles and series

Playing music before huge crowds and small venues

He likes the small venues where he greets and talks to everyone.

He lives in LA now –

in a small log cabin on his property

He tore out the tennis court so he could build it

And his daughter and family moved into the house

100 feet away !

Tom (me ) Ronny – Sherry and Rad

His grand daughter Katherine – his buddy – they do everything together

Taking her twice to Ireland for several gigs

Dropping her off and picking her up from school

and now – in a short while – she will go to college

a short hour drive away –

always close –

always family.

Rad – Sherry and Ronny Cox

He asked me how long we had lived here

saying it was a beautiful house

Thirteen years I replied –

” 2006 ‘ he replied .

” The year my Mary passed away” !

Ronny Cox

Mary was his World –

the only one he ever dated –

Never remarried –

or dated so he says.

I have a feeling that void was filled by his daughter

family

and his buddy “Katherine” !

His best friend became that from the movie Deliverance

Ned Beatty and remains so to this day.

The stories this could tell

Today – he does not do much acting

his last series was Nashville –

as Deacons father

In 2018 –

he hit the jackpot once again with his writing and music

” Bus to Baltimore ”

he wrote – produced and sang

A classic among Folk Music

He won Best American Roots Song

at the RoundGlass Awards.

And today that song is the theme song for the Alzheimers Foundation !

Sherry and Ronny Cox

It was a opportunity of a lifetime to spend a evening and morning

with Radoslav Lorkovic ( Rad) and Ronny Cox

WE ARE BLESSED

Although we never met Mary –

I feel we have through his music

and the haunting sounds from the accordion from Rad

The guitar and the stories from Ronny

and to know the story of his life

I am forever grateful for that chance

PAPA’S WORLD – HANGING OUT WITH RONNY COX

RONNY COX

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Papas World – Looking back on the year 2019

Many things transpired in 2019 – here is a look.

Unknown to us – this Castle would become a controversy at one of the debates!

When we were in Northern California with our friends –

we visited Napa Valley – and choose two wineries to visit-

This is the Castle we picked over google –

and it also is where a Democratic runner for the ticket

had a pay per plate for a chance to be with the canidate.

Little did we know that this place is very famous for such events!

In the famous WINE CAVE!

We traveled – we hosted friends – we lived life in 2019.

We visited the Capital building
in Washington DC.
In front of the statue
of famous women of USA
with a part unfinished
saved for the first
WOMAN PRESIDENT!

We live 30 some miles from Washington DC.

and have made trips into the city

but had never toured the Capital building.

Paul and Jo
friends from Tucson
With them we went to Congress!

We went to their Congress women’s office

and were taken on a tour of the Capital

and got to see Congress!

17 mile road
to Pebble Beach

We got to see Pebble Beach – have a drink overlooking #18.

And a picture in front of one of the most famous pine trees!

The signature LONE PINE of Pebble Beach!

HS buddy and wife
stopped in for a couple nights
we go back 60 plus years!

Friends from the past – memories shared – catching up for 52 plus years.

Watching our oldest grand daughter
play her first year in college
of soccer at the
University of Lynchburg
Our friends for 38 years
celebrating the Bills win
Jim and I go back 42 years
playing softball together

Our life is full – friends – family -adventures –

crossing of the bucket list!

The team
celebrating health and nutrition
in Austin Texas
Sherry back row middle
http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

Our life continues – helping people eat right –

making a difference in the lives of all we can

and seeing how it has the effect it does on children!

Sharing life with friends for over 38 years
Hosted a Movie star ( over 150 films & Tv. )
and a World known
acordian and piano player

We had no idea we would be doing this

but opportunity knocked and we answered

Got to sit and talk about their careers

IT WAS AWESOME!

FIVE grand daughters
ONE grand son!

We are blessed to have the grand kids nearby.

And of course the one boy is loved- esp. Ella & him

He adores her and she him! Ella far left.

Where we started this blog
At the Castle
outside the “WINE CAVE”

I could go on and on – 2019 has been a great year-

full of friends- family – adventure and sharing.

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

and I live life to the fullest

doing it my way

ONE DAY AT A TIME!

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