Papas World – Google – Yahoo – AOL – Facebook – OH MY!

Now – I am not this bad – my face book time is first thing in the morning

Sipping my coffee – and then I post my Blog for the day!

I then go to my home page

and MY criteria is to post something funny – something good

something to make you smile and or laugh

and a combination of all the above.

Once I have gone through all that – I will read comments or posts

and then it is time for me to open my mail and start deleting!

For face book I am done for the day! About 45 minutes worth!

The only thing I use GOOGLE for is to bring up YAHOO!

Where if I want to KNOW anything – I search for it!

My wife – Sherry – uses GOOGLE!

For whatever reason – I have always used YAHOO!

What I do not do is repost unproven statements –

I find – unless they are fact checked by me

I am not going to help them destroy our nation.

For that is what they are designed for – to divide and conquer.

I also UN FOLLOW – NOT UNFRIEND

That way we can still communicate

but I do not have to SEE all the negative – hurtful posts!

I also do not forward crazy things

such as you will get $$$$ if you forward this to TEN PEOPLE!

These are designed to get people into your friends lists

and then HACK THEM!

IT IS A SCAM!

There – I said it – I look for positives not negatives.

The reason for my blogs is to tell stories – memories –

about me – my family – friends – and travels

and everyday life.

A journal so to speak – somewhere – after I am gone –

a place to come to and read of my thoughts – ideas and my memories.

Before I am unable to remember and for my family!

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Papas World – a special kind of friend – my hero.

When you are growing up – at least in my case – you look up to someone.

That person to me was my older brother – by ten years.

My sister was 15 years older – and I really do not remember –

much of her being home – although she took care of me

those first three years of my life along with my grandma

as both my parents were working.

I was sort of the second coming of the family –

and then almost four years later – my younger brother Mike.

But the thing I remember is my older brother Roger.

He was “COOL” as they said back then –

and quite the ladies man – his nickname I later found out –

across the upper portion of his H.S. varsity jacket –

was ” Anyface” !

I was told many a story about him from his friends

and I would hang out on the fringes – when they were all around.

He had a club in our basement – in the backroom –

and he had drawn pictures of Disney cartoons on the wall

and painted them – Chip and Dale – Mickey Mouse – Donald Duck.

And they were really lifelike.

I do not know why and I think they are still there.

He would put boxing gloves on me –

and I would wail away at him or his friends

they – the gloves – were bigger than me

back then I was skinny – so much so –

my Mom would not let me take my shirt off

as she said people would think she was starving me!

Somewhere – he is looking down – that smile on his face-

When he went away to college – I moved into his front of the house room.

This was Rogers room I would think – and I was excited

for he was MY HERO!

I would ask Mom – did you get a letter? Is he going to call?

Will he be coming home?

I could not wait to see him.

And that continued even after I grew up and moved on.

I would always ask those questions of her.

When he did come back home – it was a occasion.

A celebration – dinners – laughing and story telling.

And then – the last twelve years of his life –

once again we became close – very close.

We talked at least once a week and we would go and see him.

Once he came here – and a couple times back home in Eldred Pa.

When my mom and sister were still alive.

He was my Hero in early life and continued to the day he passed.

Roger
age 75
my friend and hero

I regret that we could not spend more time together

he wanted us to move to Florida and live with him.

But – life gets in the way.

I feel good because the last four years of his life

we spent 9 weeks each Winter with him

In The Villages – Florida – doing some golf -sipping some brews –

laughing and remembering –

those were the best of times I shall always cherish

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My brother was my hero growing up

and to the day he was gone – still was

and today I think of him often

Hero’s are rare – once in a lifetime

I was fortunate to have had him.

Thank you Roger for all the good times.

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Papas World – Sheltering Day# 40 – puzzles – memories

It seems only yesterday – Florida – family vacations –

and WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG!

After 40 days – your mind tends to wander a bit.

You put puzzles together

for me under 500 pieces and must be

RAVEN BURGER!

You walk around the house a lot

and you look at pictures on the walls

Your wife digs out the old photo books

and you stop each time you pass the bedroom

where they sit piled neatly stacked on the bed.

All those years ago
Debby and Tammy

The memories come flooding back

the trips to church for youth group

the after school pickups for cheerleading

and basketball and soccer.

The stops at the cider mill for doughnuts and apple cider

the ice cream store

A little town and a neighborhood of close friends

Still to this day we keep in touch!

Upper right Jim and Dottie
friends since we played softball
I attended their wedding some 40 years ago
Lower left Mike and Carol
neighbors for 12 1/2 years
playing jokes on each other
Lower right Buck and Cindy
neighbors and friends for almost 40 years
traveling the world together

Now – the girls are grown with families of their own

The three oldest grand daughters
now 19 – 16 and 13
soon to be 20 – 17 & 14!
Maddy – Ella & Sarah

You wander the house – looking at pictures while sheltering in place

You need a repairman for the fridge – the ice still works

but no water for cups – barely two years old.

It is time for the maint. on the air conditioners

you have a contract plan

the dryer is squeaking

all part of being a home owner.

Before the virus
the three little ones
9 – 9 & 5
soon they will be 10 – 10 & 6
Cassidy – Bode and Taylor

40 days and counting – you watch the news – read the paper

your 401 K is way down

yet – you go on –

memories of times gone by

What was abnormal
now is the norm

But through all of this – one constant remains

Sunday mornings – you sit at your kitchen table

and at 10 am. the live stream begins

Church is still there

God – if you are a believer

is still there – you pray and give thanks

you donate through the app

you still see the help we provide for those less fortunate

40 days Sheltering

Yes – it has been a long time –

a time to reflect – a time to think –

and a time to know your inner strength comes from

FAMILY – CHURCH – FRIENDS & PRAYERS

Sheltering in place
social distancing
Sherry & Tom

We will think back and remember these times

We did it –

ONE DAY AT A TIME!

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Papa’s World – birthday party – SURPRISE ! Va. Beach !

A surprise birthday party for our good friend DOTTIE !

GOOD MORNING

We have been friends with DOTTIE for 37 years !

Along with Dottie –

Sherry is also friends with Cindy !

Almost the same number of years !

Dottie Cindy Sherry

This picture was taken just before we went on a wine tasting tour –

Now – I do not have the picture of the “RESULTS “

Of that said wine tasting –

But all three ended

up in the back row seat of the SUV !

LOL

Cindy – Dottie – Sherry

So – they decided to recreate that picture at the birthday party –

which was held on the beach at Sandbridge – Va.Beach .

Of course they did not drink as much wine –

Too many family and friends around –

But – they still managed a great time.

The three amigo’s
Tom – Jim – Buck

And of course we also got into the act –

A few years later

There were over 75 people from five different states !

And it was a complete surprise –

All put together by her daughter Katie

and Dottie’s husband Jim –

Katie devoted days and days to this !

A house on the beach – all those people –

Places to stay –

Food – wine – beer – water – games – she did it all !

SURPRISE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOTTIE – family – friends – co workers –

On the beach at Sandbridge
Va. Beach

Just another day in our life with friends –

Buck and Cindy had dropped in at our house for a couple days –

and then we drove down for the party.

FRIENDS
Jim – Debbie – Dottie – Cindy – Sherry – Buck – Tom

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Papa’s World – Grateful – Living – New Memories

Thinking back to THAT day –

And now – the MEMORIES

I have gathered for the past almost six years –

I AM GRATEFUL !

GOOD MORNING WEDNESDAY

Everyday – I wake up – I look around – ” WHAT IF ” ?

When you go through something that changes your life –

Knowing that it could of gone the other way

You tend to view life a little bit different !

RESET YOURSELF

That is when I realized that I wanted to be different !

Given another chance at life –

I wanted to leave SOMETHING !

I wanted to recharge my inner self!

I WANTED TO WRITE !

I CHANGED

Writing had to mean something !

So – I formed SOMETHING !

I put in place THREE RULES !

RULE NUMBER ONE : Make people smile !

SMILE – YOU ARE ON THE THRONE

RULE NUMBER TWO : MAKE PEOPLE FEEL GOOD !

DO GOOD !!

RULE NUMBER THREE : NO POLITICS !!!!

TAKE THE HIGH ROAD

Oh – I could write multitudes each and every day –

BUT I CHOOSE NOT TO !

Those are my criteria – my three rules –

And along with that –

To write about my life – each day as it unfolds !

Family

To write about FAMILY – to leave a bit of history for future generations !

To record events –

A BOOK to look back on years from now !

FRIENDS

To share our adventures that we do with FRIENDS –

We have traveled the World –

New York State & Pa.

Va. and N.C. – Florida –

SPAIN – MORROCO – GILBRALTER – CANADA – NEW ENGLAND – OAHU !

And now in six weeks –

a tour of Northern Cailf. !

Wine Country – Reno – Lake Tahoe –

Red Woods -San Francisco -Napa Valley

Yosemite – and more !

Being grateful – living – memories –

It happens when something major happens to your life.

THREE RULES – MEMORIES – NO PRE THOUGHTS – JUST WRITE !

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Papa’s World – Family time- Lake Holiday – Va.

Walking to the dam to see the fire works –

Decorations for the 4 th.

Celebrating Sherry’s birthday –

FAMILY TIME !

GOOD MORNING

For the next three and one half days –

we will be at our daughters house in Lake Holiday – Cross Junction , Va.

By the time you read this – a week has passed –

As I have LEARNED how to write and schedule !!!!

THREE GENERATIONS
Debby – Sarah – Maddy – Sherry and Ella

First night here – walk to the Dam of the Lake Holiday –

Where one car and chairs were placed around NOON !

You have to do this because hundreds of cars and twice as many people

Park here to watch the fireworks at dusk !

And a lot more than that are at the beaches and club house !

The water around the point – is crowded by 50 to 100 Boats !

MOR MOR

” LOOK AT ALL THOSE DECKS ” on that house she exclaims !

Five or six decks!

Sherry has the field glasses –

and bringing into view the houses with all the decks !

DECKS

When we arrived – Mike and I drove the second car down –

The area had become almost full

Cars and chairs everywhere.

The reflection off the water –

A few kids swimming –

Our view sitting on the dam
Ella and Maddy

Getting excited as the darkness sets in.

Maddy and Ella
all those years ago

Conversing with neighbors –

Watching the boats –

Wishful thinking on buying a Pontoon Boat !

Sarah sitting on the rocks
Sarah in the bottom middle

The rest of the family joined us later-

Celebrating Sherry’s birthday –

Waiting

And then the first burst – that long waited moment has arrived!

And now it begins
REFLECTIONS

A small celebration of the Birth of a Nation –

Caught through the lens of a camera –

Family Time

Three generations –

Swedish decent

Mother

Daughter

Grand Daughters

FAMILY TIME FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY 2019.

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Papa’s World -MOR MOR goes to the Zoo – I couldn’t go.

There was a family outing on this past Monday –

A ride on the Metro –

a trip into D.C. –

And a long planned talked about visit – TO THE ZOO !

AAAWWWWW – GOOD MORNING !

You know that feeling when a event is about to happen –

But you can not be there to share the fun !

Well – I had a three to four hour test Monday morning –

And all the grand kids and their mothers were coming –

And MOR MOR

( Sherry – mothers mother in Swedish )

Was going to lead them into Washington and to the ZOO !

Sherry – Debby and Tammy & six grand kids on the Metro

They had talked about this all year –

as soon as all the kids were out of school !

We or they had to do it on a Monday –

So – with my test already scheduled –

I missed out on a fun trip.

Our oldest daughter Debby and Mor Mor

Debby and the three oldest girls made the trip from Lake Holiday –

early on Monday morning ( they stayed the night )

Mike – their dad – was going North to help his parents open their camp –

In the Adirondacks – Raquet Lake.

Our youngest daughter Tammy and Mor Mor

Tammy – her one day the store is not open is Monday –

brought the three little ones –

who are just as excited to be riding the Metro !

Marcus had to work.

The Six grand kids – five girls and one boy

Their plan – spend the day –

come home – have TACO MONDAY –

and talk – play into the night –

I also had the job of watching FINNY –

a love bird that belongs to Sarah –

Debby’s youngest !

We argued back and forth with TWEETS !!!! LOL

Their day at the Zoo

They kept me updated –

I got back home around 10:15 am.

FINNY was watching TV.

from his cage !

As soon as I walked in – he began

( I think it is a he )

He would chirp at me and bob around in his cage !

( Sherry ) Mor Mor & Tom ( PaPa )

I missed out on the Zoo –

but got to spend time with everyone

until I went to bed at almost 10 : 00 PM.

We have been to the Zoo numerous times since we moved here.

And all those times have been with the grand kids.

Our family in Northern Va.

I hope you enjoyed my little day blog on family fun –

I missed out but recovered for a enjoyable late afternoon and evening .

Then the next day we all took a walk around our pond – lake .

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