Papa’s World – Family time spent together.

Family time – father and daughter – PRICELESS!

Papa – Ella Maddy ( her boyfriend Kendrick) Sherry – we stopped in Lynchburg, Va. on our way back to OIB to see them and have breakfast.

Both granddaughters are in college there and Maddy will graduate this year.

Fun time even though it was short – granddaughters!!!!!!!

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Marcus – Taylor – Tammy and Cassidy – both granddaughters straight “A” s for three semesters in a row!

Cassidy did this besides practicing for six months for the play The Little Mermaid!

Taylor – who loves horses and rides every week and sometimes works in the stalls.

They went out for a treat for the straight “A” s.

Cassidy – Tayor and Bode – grandkids – visiting them in Leesburg, Va.

GRANDKIDS – TAYLOR – SARAH – BODE – CASSIDY cousins!

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Papa’s World – Took the family to Fort Fisher Aquarium.

We have a tight-knit family – and all are in our thoughts and our lives every day.

Debby – Ella and Sherry – an ancient replica of MEGADON!

We had taken them here years ago -and the memories of that long ago the time came back!

Giving them a chance to once again have another memory is what we do – we share with our families those precious memories.

Afterward, we rode the ferry back to Southport where we went to FISHY-FISHY for a late lunch-early dinner.

We showed the waterfront to them – walking around –

What a great way to end our trip – a ferry boat ride both ways

and then food –

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SARAH – SHERRY – PAPA – DEBBY – ELLA – Took the family to Fort Fisher Aquarium!

Papa’s World – Good times when family visits!

Ella – Debby and Sherry – trying to solve the maze on Sunset Beach at the third street! The Maze guy is talking to Debby.

Sarah – Debby and Sherry and Ella – beaching it at the OIB community center – volleyball net in the background!

A little smile for the day! LOL

Sherry and Ella on the maze – never did solve it! There was another one up on the 15th. the street that they went to and solved that one!

We had fun and while it was not really warm – the sun made it feel warm!

They will be back in June when we will have warmer weather and the ocean is warm to swim in.

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GOOD TIMES WHEN FAMILY VISITS – THE MAZE MAN EXPLAINING THE MAZE TO DEBBY AND SARAH!

Papa’s World – cousins coming together!

Cousins – Sherry sisters daughter and her family – the JONES – and Debby and two of her daughters – the Myers!

We journeyed to Sunset beach – to catch the sunset – it so happened that the JONES was visiting and the Myers were also here at the same time.

Through the years we have tried to be all together – but families spread out and lives are different – so many things going on in each family.

Grandmothers and granddaughters. On the beach in Myrtle beach – after some shopping at the outlet mall and some dinner all together at Barefoot Landing.

The little ones are growing up so fast – years seem to go by before we meet up.

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Papa’s World – life with family and friends!

Willie is so right in this – music has always brought good vibes to us – and with friends – singing songs!

Friends for years and years – always laughs and tears – singing – playing cards and games and golfing!

We play a scramble – gals vs. guys and after 18 holes – on the last hole – we beat them by one stroke!

Family is very important to us – creating memories – having good times and now they visit us – beach time !!!!!!

My youngest son Shawn and wife Trisha!

Hoping for another visit in the future!

My oldest son Troy and partner Andrea – hoping they come back for a visit!

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Papa’s World – Living the DREAM!

One of the reasons we choose to live in Cameron Woods – is GOLFING!

We are right in the middle of about 25 golf courses in any direction.

It was too expensive to golf back in NVA and we love to golf.

Just out riding around you pass the fairways and greens and we want to be out there!

Another reason is we wanted to be on the mainland side of the ICW – here – we are with our neighbors – Diane and her husband Steve – who own a boat – cruising the ICW.

There is also a boat rental on OIB that we have taken friends out on – this is only a ten-minute drive away for us!

We are thankful for our family – whom have at one time or another visited us in our new area.

Of course, we are the tour guides – we did that for years in the D.C. area and love it.

Here – we take them everywhere and show them the area.

This has once again followed us to where we live – we are living our dream.

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PAPA’S WORLD – LIVING THE DREAM – ONE DAY AT A TIME – LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS!

Papa’s World – Family memories with photos!

Debby and Mike with Maddy – Sarah and Ella – the next photo is the present – MEMORIES!

Maddy – Debby – Mike – Ella – Sarah – MAKING NEW MEMORIES!

Tammy with Taylor – Papa with Cassidy – the twins who now are 12 years old. MEMORIES!

Looking back and remembering all the times we had together – MEMORIES!

Our grandson – Bode and me – love the little guy – making MEMORIES!

Papa with his two sons – Troy on the left and Shawn on the right – MEMORIES!

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Papa’s World – Pictures – Family and friends.

Introducing myself and my wife – Tom ( Papa) and Sherry – married over 40 years – from NWPA – in the Alleghany Mountains!

We have lived in Pa. N.Y. Va. S.C. and N.C.

Second marriage for both of us – combining two daughters ( hers ) and two sons ( mine) –

The two daughters live in NVA and the two sons live in NWPA.

Both retired from a major producer and importer of Ceramic tile

We both strive to be kind – generous – caring – loving – helpful and make a contribution to humankind.

We have had close friends for almost 40 years and some beyond that – here Buck and Cindy who live about 40 miles from us.

We were neighbors back in WNY and have continued to see each other through the years.

Now that we are within one hour of each other – we often times get together to golf – have dinner – or see theater shows in our area.

For SIXTEEN years Sherry has been a partner for the Juice Plus Company – she is a certified health coach –

and has had an internet business during all this time.

This has provided a stable extra income for our retirement for the past 10 years that she has been retired.

Family is very important to us – all have visited us in our new retirement home in N.C.

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Papa’s World – Our life – family and friends.

Papa and Sherry and friends golfing New Years Day – living life to the plus one day at a time! MEMORIES!

Now this would be ME! As I absolutely do like the cold. Bundle up is my way of coping with the winter chill here!

Family is and always has been so important for us – they all have at one time or another come and stayed with us in OIB, N.C.

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Papa’s World – Memories and the family in them.

Bode – Taylor and Cassidy at Luckets in NVA. An Antique store – one of many in this small community.

This was just prior to Thanksgiving when we made our trip North.

Our granddaughter Maddy – who in a few months will graduate from the University of Lynchburg – after four years on the soccer team –

and captain her senior year.

Third and second-team all-conference – with a degree in Environmental Sciences. So proud of her!

Memories of our family back in NVA – priceless for us! SMILE – it is going to be a great day!

Ella Myers – now a Sophomore at Randolph College – a two-year starter on the soccer team – Physical Education –

She wants to be a teacher of PHYS ED to children.

Kind – sweet and caring – that is Ella – so very proud of her.

The family back in NVA – Sherry doing a selfie – a trip home for thanksgiving giving us lasting memories.

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Papa’s World – Family – Pictures – Memories.

At the beach after Christmas – Taylor and Bode – warm enough for short sleeves and no shoes! MEMORIES!

At our Santa Scramble a week or so before Christmas with Sherry – Papa – Cindy and Buck! FUN MEMORIES!

A visit back in NVA at Thanksgiving time with Tayor – Cassidy – Bode and Tammy at Lucket’s – a community of antiques!

A beer tasting with friends in Historic Edenton, N.C. Good times – good tasting and friendships!

A singing blast from the past with our friends in our home in Brambleton, Va. They always do this!

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Papa’s World – Night at Barefoot landing with Christmas lights.

Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. all lit up with Christmas lights – a magical place!

Soon after a beach day for a few hours – we headed for Barefoot Landing, about forty minutes away.

This perhaps is our favorite place to go and walk – even during the day – once around is a little over a mile – plus all the shops!

We first went here when we lived for nine months in a condo at ocean Keyes – in N.M.B. and during the pandemic.

This was mostly a ghost town then – but walking in the open air and sunshine was our therapy for covid.

Throughout the pandemic – we have been down here – living our dream life and now every day is an adventure.

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Barefoot landing – on our way to the Alabama Theater to watch the Christmas show with Tammy – Marcus Cassidy Bode and Taylor.

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Papa’s World – to my oldest son – Troy – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sherry – Troy – Papa – it is hard to believe that the years have gone by so fast – here he is another year older – the man who builds houses from the ground up – everything – he is like my father – who as a young little boy – called him “FRITZ”!

Proud Papa – today he has hung up the house building and runs the insulation and energy side of Shawn’s business. Working on becoming able to also do the audits and be certified by the state.

Kindness – patience – loving – he got all of this from my mother – who, when he was young would go and stay with her as she was alone.

Today he and Andrea live together and do everything as one – hoping they both will come back and visit us!

In this picture, the eyes and smile so remind me of my older brother!

Before he went into the business of my younger son – a fireplace he built in a house he built!

My son – happy birthday and many more to come – love dad.

Troy – Papa – Shawn – oldest and youngest – love dad.

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Our happy place awaits you to come back to – love Dad!

Papa’s World – CHRISTMAS DAY – FAMILY!

Family from WPA – far away but close to our hearts – MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

While they live far away – they are always near our hearts – love them and hope they come back down again!

Back in NVA – the little ones as I call them – MORMOR and PAPA we are to them – they always want us to come home! It was hard leaving them as they were with us constantly – but so far the three little ones have been down twice for a week to two weeks being with us – memories – fun times and “WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT”?

Before there was Bode – now they are mostly grown up or about to be teenagers – memories – memories – not forgotten – loving

life.

Back just north of Winchester, Va. the oldest now – two in college – one in H.S. where has the time gone?

Two oldest played soccer in college – one her senior year this year – one a sophomore – the youngest a sophomore in H.S.

PAPA and SHERRY – family means a lot to us – memories of times gone past and memories of times to come!

CHRISTMAS DAY at our home – our first we have been here to celebrate – soon the young ones will come – MEMORIES!

CHRISTMAS – FAMILY – MEMORIES!

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Papa’s World – FAMILY – LIFE – LOVE – SMILES!

Family is big in our lives – we help as much as we can. Support – a comfort – just being there.

The distance remains far away – but in our hearts so close together.

Once so small – now all grown up – young adults and mother and father – distance afar but close in our hearts.

The LITTLE ones with their parents – growing up so fast – distance far apart – but always close to our hearts.

FAMILY – LIFE – and LOVE mean so much to us –

LAUGHTER – HUMOR, and SMILES play a big part in our lives – tough to get old but memories keep us young!

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Papa’s World – Thanksgiving with family Lake Holiday.

We traveled back to NVA to have Thanksgiving with the Myers family – as we will not see them for Christmas.

We stopped and saw the Krohn family on our way north and spent a night and day with them as they will come down after Christmas for a few days and be with us.

Our three oldest granddaughters – Sarah – Maddy and Ella in the sunroom – working on some crafts and laughing!

Debby – Mike and Sherry getting the dinner ready. It was the best-tasting turkey I have had in a long time and the stuffing was even better!

The three granddaughters set the table – the Tower Garden in the background – growing year around indoors!

Chef Mike prepared the turkey and then cut it up! I do not know what he stuffed it with – but it was really juicy!

Ella – home from Randolph College – Sarah – A Sophomore in H.S. and Maddy – A Senior at The University of Lynchburg.

Debby lighting candles at the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Time for giving family thanks.

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Papa’s World – Photos of the family – historic Lynchburg, Va.

Mother and daughters – Tammy – Sherry, and Debby

We had a family get-together at an Airbnb in Lynchburg, Va. to watch our granddaughters play college soccer vs. each other.

We walked the historic area and came across what is called ART ALLEY!

ART ALLEY with Tammy – Ella – Debby – Mike – Sarah and Sherry.

This is all done by artists of the area – bright – colors – designs and paintings!

Sarah and Ella – Sarah H.S. Sophomore – Ella – college Sophomore!
Tammy’s jacket on a pole and Debby’s phone set up for a family picture!

Family picture.

Papa and family!

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Papa’s World – Heritage Shores nature walk with family!

In Cherry Grove – North Myrtle Beach is a nature walk over the marsh and onto an island.

My two sons – Troy and Shawn – we had a high tide and rain and part of the paths were ankle-deep in water.
But we managed to make it all the way around except for Sherry – Andrea and Trisha who decided to turn around and go back the way we came.

It was just past here when my oldest son Troy spotted a snake that I did not see!
About to come to the gazebo overlooking the marsh and waterway.

Troy and Andrea take a break and take in the expanse of the bay.

Andrea and Autumn on a viewing deck of the marsh – yes gators are here but never have seen them.

Troy and Andrea exploring another viewing deck.

Walking the path through the bush.

Family

You can see the water on the path here.

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Troy Papa Shawn – sons.
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Papa’s World – ladies of Papa’s World – I am so lucky!

Debby Sherry Tammy – my world of ladies!

For forty-two years – forty married – they have been my life!

While I am their stepdad – they are like my own –

I am the luckiest man in the world.

Tammy and her family – the LITTLE ONES I call them.

They call me PAPA – and it is like a badge of honor to me.

They hug me goodnight when we stay with them – Bode gets up in the morning and the first thing he does

comes down the stairs to our bedroom – and usually, I am blogging –

He runs up to me and throws his arms around my neck –

” I LOVE YOU PAPA”!

The day we were married – 6-25-1982

We combined two families – four very young kids – and started the next forty years together.

Debby and her family

Debby was eight going on nine when Sherry and I married – we were engaged for one year prior

and dated one year prior to that.

My three oldest granddaughters – Sarah – Maddy – Ella

The three of them – laughing – giggling – so full of life – love them – proud of each of them.

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Papa’s World – celebrating our forty years with family – our anniversary.

Family – they all came to celebrate our anniversary of forty years.

Since we have moved to the border of S.C. and N.C. – we are 400 to 500 miles away from the family back in NVA!

We told them we were coming back for graduation and they made plans for a winery –

that we all could meet at for an afternoon including Marley – the Goldendoodle.

Marley was a hit – our son-in-law Mike is allergic to cats and dogs – but out in the open, he was okay.
The grandchildren and finally a boy – BODE!
The winery had big open spaces and we pretty much had this space to ourselves.
Mother and daughters.
Taylor Cassidy Tammy Marcus Bode & Marley
Sarah Debby Mike Ella Maddy
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Papa’s World – Our granddaughters – Maddy and Cassidy.

One is the oldest granddaughter while the second is the youngest granddaughter with her twin sister.

One is in her third year at University of Lynchburg – Enviromental Engineering major.

One is in the fifth grade – so caring she calls or zooms her grandmother almost every day.

One starts at the attack front position for the ranked lady soccer hornets soccer team.

And had played in 13 games as a freshmen – started her Sophomore year and again as a junior.

One moved to sit beside her older cousin at the soccer game.

Both are dear to our hearts!

Cassidy with MARLEY – the newest addition to her family!
Always smiling – always caring – always protective of her brother – just who she is. Cassidy
Maddy – a junior at the University of Lynchburg – Environmental Engineering – playing soccer and carrying above a 3.80 GPA! Next to Papa in the picture.
Number 13 – left front attacker – crossing a dribble with her left foot to get around a defender. On a top 25 team in the Division III national polls.

Granddaughters – oldest to youngest – youngest admires the oldest – both exceptional to us –

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Papa’s Word – when your kids finally buy the boat after sixteen years – BOAT – BOAT – we are coming home!

They have lived in a lake community for sixteen years and recently one of the boat slips

became available and their name came up to have it!

For years and years, they have wanted to have a boat but would have to tow it

down to the marina to launch.

Mike and the new boat.

So – they decided to go ahead and buy this boat and surprise the kids!

DREAMS do come true – keeping the FAITH! Debby!

With the two older girls in college playing soccer and one as a freshman in H.S.

It was time to take the leap – summer is going to be so fun!

Ella Mike Debby Sarah Maddy – the Myers family.

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Papa’s World – North Myrtle Beach Saint Patrick’s day parade and festival.

The parade had been canceled due to weather – rain and strong winds.

Our granddaughter was leaving that afternoon to go back to the Unversity of Lynchburg, Va.

So we made an early trip to NMB with her to take in the parade and see some vendors.

Maddy with some of the spoils thrown from the participants from the parade.

Everyone was throwing candy – shirts – hats – beads!

Sherry coming back from a golf cart dispencing Margaritas!

It was a fun time – and lasted over an hour!

A Statue of Liberty and a hat were given away!
Bonding time with grandmother and granddaughter

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SAINT PATRICKS DAY PARADE – NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.
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Papa’s World – Family memories of back home!

Madison Margo Myers – our oldest granddaughter – today she is 21 years old.

Maddy as we call her – has been with us all week for her Spring break –

this makes me smile as she chooses to spend it with us.

She has been named one of four captains for the fall soccer season

at the University of Lynchburg in Va.

She will be a senior and made the all-conference third team as a Sophomore

and second-team all-conference as a Junior.

This summer she will travel to Costa Rico with her team to play three scrimmages

one of which is against the National Olimpic – World cup team!

She was about ten years old in this picture –

today she carries a 3.80 GPA in Engineering Science!

Tammy – Marcus – Cassidy and Taylor before Bode.

We stayed with them for three months after we sold our home and moved to N.C. – S.C.

They are twins – not identical – and born early – three-plus pounds each!

Today they are 11 years old – and Taylor has shot up – almost as tall as her mother.

Cassidy plays soccer as does Bode – Taylor rides horses!

Cassidy makes things – really great things by watching UTUBE!

Taylor reads tons of books and her favorite is Harry Potter – she is at the 11th. grade reading level.

Tammy Taylor Cassidy and the witch for the Halloween party.

The innocence of youth in this picture!

They will all be coming down next month ( April) for Spring break

and trying to find a way for them to spend a week here in the summer.

It will all work out as they did last summer and they had such a good time!

Marcus Tammy and Sherry and I at a Jason Aldean concert a short distance from where we lived

We do miss these times but more than makeup for it when they come to visit.

Family is and has always been important to us.

As they all come to visit – smiles and hugs make the distance shorter.

Daughters Debby – Tammy and mother Sherry

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Papa’s World – through time – family pictures.

We have at times had group family pictures – not often – but a few!
The family is outside a fence in our yard in Brambleton, Va.

This one was taken right after our little Bode was born – the first grandson on this side of the family.

It was also the same time I got a haircut – scalping from a lady – before I could stop her – she just started to lop it off.

I had not had my haircut that short since my father cut it while I was young!

This one was taken at Debby and Mikes’s house at Lake Holiday – Cross Junction, Va.

It was a themed red dress-up for Christmas – we always spend Christmas together at one or another’s home.

And that still is the case even though we are far away – we travel back to their homes.

Living life to the plus – family – always tight – always sharing memories.

FAMILY

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Papa’s World – Memories from a tight-knit family!

A word of wisdom I follow above – enjoy Papa’s World!

We are and have been a tight-knit family – mother and daughters – admiration – close – loving.

Tammy Sherry Debby

Both daughters follow in their mother’s footsteps in Health and Nutrition –

Tammy has her own consignment business for children in name brands only.

She also runs two internets at home businesses –

Debby is a leader and Certified Health Coach and has her own internet stay-at-home business.

She is a QMND for the Juice Plus Company and a leader in Team Generations.

Sherry and Papa with the kids of Tammy and Debby – our grandkids.

The family concept is born from Sherry and her parents whom she was very close to.

She is much like her dad in his dreams of having his own businesses throughout the years.

She has his smile and tall thin build – she has her mothers youthfulness –

and growing up – they looked like each other when she was young.

Sherry – her mother Barb and her father Bill – her sister Debbie next to me and her uncle Rusty.

The girls were small – Tammy was just five and Debby ten-

second marriage for us both.

Here Tammy second from the left and Debby holding her nephew, Cousins Kristie, and Bethany & Natalia.

Aunt Ceil on the end.

We were married on June 25th. 1982

being engaged for one year.

A family to this day very – very close.

They all are!

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PAPA’S WORLD – A TIGHT KNIT FAMILY

Paps’ World – Tight family memory pictures!

GOOD DAY TO YOU ALL – WELCOME TO PAPA’S WORLD!

This blog is dedicated to memories that I have of family – friends and our life in general!

Here you will find positive – friendly – and good thoughts – the World needs that!

If you look beyond this blog and into my site – you will find almost 800 blogs!

498 members – all over the USA and the World!

This is me – keeping a daily journal for future generations to look back on and see and read.

This is who we are – a TIGHT FAMILY!

Mother and daughters and five of the grandkids! Sherry!

We now reside in N.C. close to the border of S.C – about 30 minutes to North Myrtle Beach!

We moved from NVA where we all lived in the area.

Sherry with five granddaughters and one grandson.

Our family is very close and they stay in contact.

The two older granddaughters are in college and both start on their college soccer teams.

One is a Freshman in H.S. and aspires to dance and the arts.

The twins are close – one rides horses(bareback) and wants to go to Equestrian school –

The younger can make anything off of Youtube and is very artistic and also into gymnastics.

The only grandson – no socks – no shoes – no shirt – no problem – all boy –

soccer – baseball – sports – golf – all-around athlete.

All life – all humans – love is happiness in Papa’s World.
The grandkids and Papa and Sherry.

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Papa’s World – Part two – When you push pause – MEMORIES come alive!

This is part two – when we pause the TV – all of a sudden the screen saver becomes MEMORIES –

Pictures start rolling through of the past and we find ourselves just watching them!

Fourteen years ago – the Myers family.

Today they are grown up – two in college – one in H.S. “MEMORIES”!

Today the Myers family – “MEMORIES” to be made.

Today – college for two – H.S. for the other – camping – hiking – sunrises – sunsets and campfires.

Seven years ago – Christmas past – all six grandkids
Today Christmas present with all six grandchildren.

Time has passed – memories and now new memories.

LOVE THIS!

So many memories – so many great times – so many thoughts – so much love – so much family!

Ten years ago – Tammy and the twins
Eight years ago – the twins
Six years ago – the twins
And now this past Christmas – the twins and Bode.

Past memories – present memories in the making – PUSH PAUSE – and sit back and watch!

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Papa’s World – Past memories – making new ones.

Side by side – over 40 years – making memories together.

The time has rushed by – youth to middle age to now autumn years – together as one.

Here we are today – but we were there 40 years ago – starting a journey – bound by love – together in spirit.
Spending time with family in those early years – continues today – although they are gone – memories still exist of the good times – the fun times and the love of each other. Sherry’s mother and father – Bill and Barb.
Today we have become what her parents were to our children and now us to their children.
All of the grandchildren – Christmas at our home in Brambleton, Va.

Past memories – past family gatherings – looking to the present and future of family times to come.

The present – doing what we love – golfing together.
Just the two of us during the week – afternoons – we are right in the middle of 20 plus golf courses.
The present also brings us to a small bar 1 1/2 miles from the house – watching the BILLS with friends.
A step outside of this small bar – to observe the sunset next to the small airport of OIB.

We are here now in OIB – making new friends – members of a church – exploring the area –

doctors are here now – life is going on – making new memories – but never forgetting the past ones.

We have managed to be 6 to 8 hours away from the family – but we have room for all of them.

Beaches – golfing – hiking – entertainments – venues – shopping – we are excited to share all of that.

Inviting fire on a chilly night

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Papa’s World – Why I write my blog – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog – the creation

PAPA – Tom

I have always been a history buff – ancient history – but also family history.

My sister and brother were fifteen and ten years older than me.

So when I came along I had missed the family fishing trips to Canada each year.

And my sister became the family photo taker and camera buff.

All the family history was passed down to my sister’s daughter and then suddenly she passed away.

Unknown to me – a friend of their family cleaned out everything and threw it away.

Everything was gone except the few pictures I had and my brother had.

I decided that what happened there would not happen for me and my family.

So – by being encouraged by my wife Sherry – we set up this blog – where all the family history and pictures can be in one place for all to see and read.

Sherry and Papa ( Tom)

She has encouraged me to write it down along with pictures for future generations to look back on.

Our family before Bode

I have two sons from a previous marriage – Troy and Shawn who still live back in NWPA.

Shawn runs an energy company contracting out to the state and large power companies.

Running state audits and working through state grants to insulate senior citizens’ homes from the harsh winters.

He covers the entire western part of Pa.

Troy – built homes from the ground up – anything you wanted he could do.

After years of doing this ( he was in high demand) Shawn talked him into coming to work for him –

His business has grown to almost seven days a week.

Troy runs the insulation and energy side while Shawn concentrates on the Audit side.

Troy is learning that side and taking tests and courses to also step in and help.

I am very proud of both these boys and trying to talk them into taking a break and coming down for a visit.

Shawn and Trisha ( our daughter-in-law)

Winterizing homes in Eastern USA for the elderly has become big business – conserving energy

on the power grid for major corporations in order to provide heat and electricity –

He has tapped into a business that for him is seven days a week.

He constantly is looking to hire people and train as auditors.

Troy started working for him a couple years ago.

If anyone is looking for a career out there – contact me – fitztdf@aol.com and I will put you in contact with him – he travels the whole western part of Pa. North to South.

Shawn ( young one ) and Troy – my sons back in NWPA!

For them I write – post pictures and give them memories that I still have in my head.

Ryan – our oldest grandson

Ryan lives in Tenn. and we have stayed in touch with him – he manages a hotel

and recently opened a bar – restaurant business with two other partners.

We attended his wedding a few years ago in Nashville, Tenn.

He has visited us once a few years ago – he served his country

and is like his father(Shawn) making his own way in the business world.

Dylan Shawns youngest son

He just spent four years in the service and is now out – living with his mother or in that area.

He reminds me so much of Shawn.

While we do not often get to see either one – both are in our memories and hearts.

Hoping they can come and stay with us in the future.

Bode – the youngest grandchild from Tammy – is the only boy with five granddaughters.

He is all boy – cars – trucks – bikes – and always without shoes and socks – even in winter! LOL

Bode’s parents and sisters and their puppy Marley.
Debby and Mike and their three daughters – Ella – Sarah and Maddy

This is my “WHY” for writing this blog – my memories put forth in words and pictures for all these grandkids and our children to read in the future.

Life in pictures in words – memories – past – present and future to come.

I want to thank my wife who is the driving force behind this blog.

SMILES – LAUGHTER – PEACE – HARMONY and POSITIVE THOUGHTS!

That is WHAT PAPA’S WORLD is all about.

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Papa’s World – Family past and present!

WE ARE HERE!

Family is and has been our lives. Tight family ties – long distance now – but just a ZOOM away!

The twins when they stayed a year with us with their parents. MEMORY I cherish!

There was a time between houses that they stayed with us in Brambleton, Va.

Tight families do that.

Today – with their cousins Sarah and Ella and their little brother Bode – the twins!

They now are eleven years old – one taller – one who cares for her baby brother –

One who loves riding and grooming horses and reading –

one who is so artistic – making things like her MorMor –

One who is so gentle with the puppy and training her-

One that is in constant contact with us.

TWINS WHO ARE GROWING UP IN SEPARATE WAYS!

Family and Marley – who knows where Bode is off to! LOL
BODE and his MAMA
BODE – the golfer – soccer player and brother to his sisters.
Bode – the only grandson among the five granddaughters.

Today – they all are growing up so fast – where has the time gone?

Today – we are far away – but yet so close with zoom and calls.

Trips are made both ways – family bond – family tight – family!

FAMILY – THE KROHNS – another Christmas – family bond!

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Papa’s World – Christmas Holidays – 2021 part 5

Debby Ella Sherry Tammy

Blessed to be able and healthy to spend time with family.

Always adventures with the little ones!

Full of energy – laughter and just hanging with them.

Family is in the heart.
Maddy Sarah Ella three oldest granddaughters

The years have gone by – they have grown up – yet the memories are still there as they are.

Cassidy Taylor Bode Christmas eve – BARE FOOTING!

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Papa’s World – Christmas Holidays – 2021 – part 2.

Tammy Sherry Debby – mother and daughters

Family is very important to us – both back in Pa. and Va.

Holidays with the grandkids.

Memories of many holidays years – laughing – “GRANDMA and MORMOR” ring out.

Debby Ella Sherry Tammy

Shopping – walking – laughing – spending quality time together.

Cassidy Taylor Bode

Baking and frosting Christmas cookies with the little ones.

FAMILY MEMORIES
The MYERS family
The KROHN FAMILY

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Papa’s World – family growing up MYERS!

MADDY ( now 21) SARAH ( now 15) ELLA (now 18)

The first of the grandbabies – all girls – at Christmas time they would be the first to get up-

And would sit at the top of the stairs waiting – for their parents to awake.

Giggling – so excited as their stockings always hung from the rails at the bottom of the stairs.

MADDY ELLA SARAH

Today – MADDY is a Junior at the University of Lynchburg – in Va.

Excellent in a school with an above 3.80 GPA!

Her mayor – Environmental Engineering

and a minor in Photography.

She plays soccer and was third-team all-conference as a Sophomore

And as a Junior second-team all-conference.

They were invited to Division III NCAA playoffs where they lost a heartbreaker 3-2 in the final minute of play.

Today – Ella is a Freshman at Randolph College in Lynchburg Va.

Where she also started and played college soccer.

She started at midfield and played almost every minute of every game.

a bright future awaits her.

Sarah is now a freshman in High School – having been selected to represent her class for prom queen.

All three love their GRANDMA and tease her as she teases them!

Sarah and Ella

WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE – MEMORIES OF THE FAMILY MYERS!

We spent a lot of time with them while they were growing up.

Sleepovers – hiking – soccer games – birthdays – holidays – vacations.

Today THE MYERS FAMILY

ELLA – mother DEBBY – father MIKE – SARAH – MADDY – all love the outdoors – Androndacks N.Y.

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Papa’s World – Family memories – vacations and life in general!

The families we left behind.

Life is full of memories – past experiences – vacations – get-togethers – sharing fun times!

We told them all that we would only be 6 or 7 hours away and we have done that!

And that we would come back often and we have done that also!

They have visited numerous times and Spring and Summer are ahead to make more MEMORIES!

MADDY SARAH ELLA

Maddy – today a Junior at the University of Lynchburg.

Sarah – A freshman in H.S.

Ella – today a Freshman at Randolph College

Both are older girls who play college soccer.

MEMORIES of past and present!

Sarah Mike Tammy Debby Ella Maddy Cassidy

MEMORIES of vacation times spent together.

Crossing the sound on a ferry boat!

Many a year we spent together as families – in the sun – water and sand!

MEMORIES of times in the past.

DEBBY and TAMMY

They are close with each other and with their mother Sherry –

All three ran the ten-mile Cherry Blossom race – crossing the finish line holding hands.

MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS BONDING – MEMORIES!

SHERRY

When a person comes into your life and you share 40 years together forming MEMORIES!

Today – we are by ourselves in N.C. while the families remain in Va.

Although distance separates us – memories – love and ZOOM – keep us all together!

MEMORIES of families in transit!

SARAH and TAYLOR

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Papa’s World – Birthday at Great Country Farm.

Uncle Mike with Taylor.

The birthday was their 2nd. Two years old – fraternal twins.

MEMORIES with uncle Mike.

Amy and Oliva – close neighbors to Mike and Debby in Lake Holiday.

MEMORIES of close friends.

Cousin Maddy and friend Oliva – Grannie talking to friend Justin.

MEMORIES of family and friends.

Cassidy and Taylor with Aunt Joanne and cousins.

The party was for their second birthday party.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS – MEMORIES of so many years ago as they now are 11 going on 12!

FAMILY and FRIENDS!

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MOTHER AND TWIN DAUGHTERS ALL HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY!

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Papa’s World – memories of a birthday party for the twins – long ago!

The time seems to be moving along oh so fast!

Now – they are eleven years old and Bode is seven!

MEMORIES slipping past – making new ones – loving the present.

Over nine years ago!

MEMORIES OF THAT DAY!

BIRTHDAY CAKE

At the Great Country Farm – Bluemont, Va.

Taylor and Cassidy are being held by Oliva and Ella and Maddy. Peyton looking on and Granma Jenny.

They were just two years old – family and friends gathered at the Great Country Farm in Bluemont Va.

MEMORIES of a time gone past!

The party was for family and friends of the family – celebrating the fraternal twins Taylor and Cassidy.

They were born early at I think 32 weeks – just so tiny – Taylor the bigger by a number of ozs.

The doctor told Tammy it was time because Taylor was getting all the nutrients.

SO TINY – both just over 3 lbs. MEMORIES!

Maddy and Taylor
Cousin Sarah
Cousin Ella

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Papa’s World – memories of family times together!

Sherry’s mother Barb and her father Bill.

She was always smiling – laughing – having large dinners for all the family.

He was a master carpenter – so many pieces of furniture he made!

She was a devout Lutheran – involved in many aspects of the church.

He was an entrepreneur – always working – always looking for ways to make money.

She was meticulous in her home – always cleaning – always keeping the home in tip-top shape.

He was always doing the landscaping – tree trimming and mowing and building.

MEMORIES of Barb and Bill.

Bill Barb Debbie Sherry Papa Debby holding Maddy

Celebrating GIGI ( Barb) birthday – the last time we would have Bill with us.

MEMORIES of family times together.

Papa and my little Maddy who called me PACCA!

I would pick her up from the babysitter and she and I would sing OLD MCDONALD HAD A FARM!

MEMORIES of the family.

Sherry and I (Papa)

MEMORIES of times gone by.

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Papa’s World – Memories of the past – Part Ten!

Sherry – before we moved South to N.C. was a runner – 10 mile and 5K!

She is a Certified Health Coach – retired from Corp. America for NINE YEARS!

Has had her own Internet business for almost SIXTEEN years.

Is an SSC rep for the Juice Plus Company.

Health and Nutrition – teaching children healthy eating habits.

Is the co-leader along with her eldest daughter of TEAM GENERATIONS.

With her team spreading all up and down the East Coast.

MEMORIES of ties past – present and yet to come!

Mother and youngest daughter preparing to run.

Tammy – owns her own consignment business – 529KidsConsignmentLoudoun –

She also has two internet business’s

along with her husband – and raising their three “LITTLE ONES” that I call them.

MEMORIES of mother and daughter.

Sherry with Tammy and Debby – daughters and the Tower Gardens.

Debby – also runs – and has had her own internet business from home for the past 14 years.

Is a Certified Health Coach – is Co-leader of TEAM GENERATIONS.

Works for The Juice Plus Comapny

And is a QNMD for that company –

With her team all over the country.

MEMORIES of mother and daughters.

Every month they promote ways to eat and drink healthy – supporting them on the web and by zoom.
Sherry crossing the finish line!
Accepting the medal for her age group at 70 years young!

Today – she will be 73 on her next birthday as will I.

She inspires me to walk 3 miles a day – eats healthily – and teach me health and nutrition.

Our mainstay of a plant-based healthy drink which we have every day – I have mine for a meal replacement.

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MEMORIES of the PASt PRESENT and FUTURE to come – living life to the plus one day at a time.

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Papa’s World – memories from the past – part one.

Next to the last time, I visited him for the Winter – my older brother Roger and Sherry.

Rog was ten years older than me – my sister Donna was fifteen years older.

Toward his last years of life – we would spend six weeks with him – end of January to mid-March.

We were retired then as he was by himself – his wife had passed away.

He lived in The Villages and really wanted us to move in with him.

But – we could not just leave all the grandchildren.

Those last five years were memories I shall cherish – golfing – riding the golf cart trails –

Happy hours with him – just hanging out.

Yep – I know all about this! LOL
Sherry and the twins – Taylor and little Cassidy sound asleep!

Before we moved and ten years’ worth of bonding – we were there for them as they grew up.

Fraternal twins – Taylor will be exceptionally tall – like Sherry her MORMOR –

Swedish for MOTHERSMOTHER!

Cassidy is normal for her age group.

She is the one who ZOOMS her MORMOR weekly or calls her.

She knows what days we will be home and how long.

Taylor is our budding horse rider – and has been for four years!

Cherished memories are always with us.

Tammy and Sherry after running their 5K.

They both are runners as is Debby! They have all run the Washington DC. Cherry Blossom

ten milers! Finishing crossing the line hand in hand – all three of them!

Memories of mother and daughters bonding!

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