Papa’s World – BEACH tome and FAMILY time with the LITTLE ONES!

Sherry Bode Cassidy and Taylor – gathering shells on the East end of Ocean Isle Beach

When the project of saving the beach from erosion on OIB on the East end came to a close –

not only was there a new 900-foot wide new beach –

but it was full of dredged up seashells and of course, the little ones went searching!

Good day everyone from Cameron Woods Community – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

These three – esp Bode and Cassidy – you have to have something planned out to do every day!

Taylor Bode Cassidy and their MORMOR Sherry

MORMOR is Swede for MOTHERSMOTHER!

All three just love her – Cassidy calls her every week or texts her often.

This is Sherry and her influence on them
While Bode played with his cousins – we walked the beach and stopped in here for refreshments.
PAPA and BODE

This summer we will travel North to their home and bring them back for a week with us.

Taylor Bode and Cassidy in the shadow of MORMOR –

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PAPA’S WORLD – on the BEACH with the LITTLE ONES!
Good Evening from Cameron Woods Community – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Papa’s World – saying not goodbye – but until we meet again!

It is always sad when the family leaves!

This time it is Debby and Ella – the spring break is almost over –

and Debby has to drop her off on her way home at Randolph College in Lynchburg Va.

But we had a fantastic six whole days with them!

At the beginning of the day they had to leave.

The weather was cool here the entire time as it was all up and down the East coast.

And the day they left it got almost to 80 degrees!

But – we had days and days of walking the beaches and Ella even went in one day!

Debby Ella Sherry – discussing the trip back to college and the future trip back in June.
All packed up and ready to load the car!

Tears of joy in that we were able to spend the time together –

the laughs and new places to explore.

Not saying goodbye – but until we meet again.

Next time their whole family will be here – and it will be warmer.

The surf and sand beckon – that is our WHY in moving down here.

Ella and Debby

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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 – the second granddaughter comes for spring break with her mother.

Our daughter Debby and her daughter Ella

They drove down from Lake Holiday – Cross Junction – Winchester Va.

Ella had come home from Randolph College in Lynchburg Va.

at the start of her spring break.

Whereas a Freshman – she started on the college soccer team at midfield.

Three generations – Granddaughter Ella Mother Debby Grandmother Sherry

We were excited as it would be the first time for them in the new house.

Debby’s youngest – Sarah – fifteen years old –

stayed home with her father – Mike – as she was not yet on spring break.

They as a family are planning on coming down in June after all are out of school.

While the weather was not real warm – we managed beach time – numerous times.
We showed them Boardwalk on the Beach
And spent an evening at a show at The Carolina Opry!

While visits seem to go by so fast – just not enough time to show them everything.

The upside is they loved where we live and will return.

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Papa’s World – bonding with Maddy – our oldest granddaughter.

We took her to Vareen Gardens where she made a wish on a seashell and hung it from a tree!

This sits right on the river which the big casino boats use to go out onto the ocean.

There are thousands of shells hanging from all the trees and bushes.

We have taken all the grandkids here and they all have hung shells.

Maddy is one with nature – always hiking – climbing – up before dawn to see the sunrise.

While here – she was out the door by 6:00 am. to go to SUNSET BEACH –

spread her towel out and get some fantastic pictures of the sunrise and the high tide.

And then – for her training for college soccer – ran four miles on the beach!

She then set up her camera and video-taped herself taking an icy plunge into the surf!

Love her spirit!

Bonding with grandma – Sherry – making an Easter wreath along with Diane – our neighbor.

She chooses to spend her week-long Spring Break with us –

And was quite happy not to go off with friends.

BONDING WITH MADDY!

She spent hours looking for shells and found a sand dollar

She – like her grandma – is drawn to the surf and ocean.

Environmental Science is her major with a minor in Photography.

She has an eye for taking nature photos!

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Papa’s World – The Pond -The Gator and The Solo Stove.

When Maddy arrived – the next day we took her on one of our walks.

Diane – our neighbor went with us and it had just rained.

Sherry Maddy Betsy and Diane

We walked our three-plus miles – showing where she could run her four miles

that she runs to keep in shape for soccer.

It was a beautiful day – after the downpour and the sun came out.

Maddy was anxious to see the gator in the pond!

We had told her we had a couple gators in our pond –

although we have only ever seen one at a time.

Here you can see the pond and the gator swimming away!

We were standing along the trail and looking for the gator – after the rain, the water level was up.

The gator usually is in the middle on a raise of land and weeds.

We could not see it and all of a sudden in a very quiet voice –

MADDY says “It’s right there” pointing down the bank and to the water!

I zoomed in on it – and sure enough – it was laying just below us some 20 feet away.

We had never seen it anyplace other than the middle!

As soon as I took the picture – it flipped over and into the water and started swimming away.

We were all surprised and jumped as it flipped into the water.

Maddy had her first sighting of a gator here in N.C. and a close one at that!

Now we know to look everywhere for Mr. gator!

After our walk was over – we went home and on the back patio, I started a fire in the SOLO STOVE!

Maddy and her family always do campfires.

The Solo Stove on the patio – waiting for Sherry and Maddy to join me.

We have been picking up dead branches and pine combs to burn –

while also buying firewood bundles.

There is also a lot of throw-away construction pieces that we have gathered.

I only burn it on special occasions and this was one.

When granddaughter comes to visit

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Papa’s World – Our granddaughter choose to spend her spring break with us!

Maddy Myers when she was little.

She is the firstborn granddaughter – now twenty-one years old – a Junior at the University of Lynchburg, Va.

She is going for a degree in Engineering Science – carrying a 3.80 GPA.

And of course, we are excited – she will be here a little over one week.

Sherry and Maddy – the smiles say it all.
Maddy and Papa

I remember picking her up after my work at the babysitter –

and we would sing Old McDonald had a farm.

Or the time when she just started to walk –

I had placed a blanket in the front yard –

and she would not go off the blanket because the grass was strange on her tiny feet.

This has been a perfect week with her – love it!

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PAPA’S WORLD – Spring Break – Maddy.

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 – when they were little Grandkids.

GOOD DAY EVERYONE!

It seems like only yesterday they came and stayed often overnight sleepovers!

Our six grandkids all lived close to us before we moved to OIB, N.C.

They had their own SPOTS that they would claim to spend the night.

Ella had a single bed adjoining our Master Bedroom.

Maddy had her own bedroom – a single bed.

Sarah – Taylor – Cassidy and Bode all had their spots on our master bedroom floor!

I miss those times – foam mattresses – blankets and lots of pillows.

Giggles during the night.

MADDY SARAH CASSIDY TAYLOR ELLA – before Bode

Today Maddy is a junior in college – Sarah a Freshman in H.S. and Ella a Freshman in college.

Taylor and Cassidy are in the 5th. grade – 11 years old!

And now we have Bode – the only boy.

Taylor Bode Cassidy

The sleepovers are gone – vacations are now here – bedrooms are gone – college soccer games are here.

Gone are the skateboard’s outside – bikes – easter egg hunts in the yard –

Today it is looking forward to visits here and visits back at their homes.

Times have changed – new beginnings are now here!

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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 – 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.

Our first granddaughter – Maddy and Piggy!
Papa – Sarah – MADDY TODAY – Ella and Sherry

From that little one to an adult and a junior in college. Maddy was the first and now there are six.

TAYLOR and Papa.
Cassidy – TAYLOR – Bode

TAYLOR – today – who is going to be taller than all the rest – no longer my LITTLE ONE!

ELLA ( tiny) and Maddy
ELLA ( tiny) now a Freshman at Randolph College

We called her the nickname from her father – she always had a soccer ball or basketball in her hands.

Today – she is the starting midfielder for the college – playing almost every minute of the games.

Tiny now is taller than Sherry who is 5′ 9″.

CASSIDY and Taylor
CASSIDY – the caring little mother to Bode.

Today she is the smaller of the twins – with the biggest heart – always protecting Bode when not arguing with him! LOL, They should have been the twins they are so much alike!

She is the one who counts the days down to when she can see us – who zoom calls every week.

A little fireball with the biggest heart of them all.

SARAH and Ella
SARAH – Bode – Cassidy – Taylor and Ella.

Today – Sarah is almost as tall as Ella who is 5’10” – the fashion girl who wants to go to NYC!

The twins adore her and whenever we get together – they are three peas in a pod.

She is only a Freshman in H.S. – already was a contender for prom queen.

She is her own self – funny – outgoing – and just might have been a very good soccer player like her sisters.

Cassidy BODE Taylor
Taylor BODE Cassidy

So much like Cassidy that they should have been the twins – yet – he is growing –

and someday I think will be taller than Taylor who he is built just like at seven years old.

Full of energy – always on the go – wear no socks or shoes most of the time.

Or a jacket or gloves!

Out of the six grandchildren – the only boy.

Bode Ella Cassidy Taylor Maddy and Sarah

Here today at Christmas day for presents – memories from the past to the present.

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Papa’s World – Family MEMORIES – past to present.

Cassidy Sarah Taylor

Always together – even this time home – overnight sleepover – all three in Sarah’s bedroom!

Today – in the present – Sarah Taylor Mike Cassidy

Although times have passed – they remain always near one another.

The three little ones as I call them – Cassidy Bode Taylor
Today – the present – Cassidy Taylor Bode – growing up fast – THE LITTLE ONES!

We spent two weeks in Va. with both families – celebrating the Christmas holiday.

Maddy on her little bike with her favorite “PIGGY”

I love this and to this day she still has that PIGGY!

She now is a young 21-year-old woman – playing college soccer for the University of Lynchburg

Being named third-team all-conference as a Sophomore and second-team all-conference as a junior.

Our “TINY” Ella – today a Freshman at Randolph College – playing soccer – started and played almost every minute of each game.
“TINY” – Ella on her youth soccer travel team.

Family memories of past to present – during our stay for the Christmas holidays.

The present – Papa SARAH MADDY ELLA and Sherry

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Papa’s World – Christmas Holidays – 2021!

TAYLOR BODE CASSIDY – children’s choir – Community Lutheran Church – Sterling Va.

Cassidy and Taylor sang solo’s in front of the congregation – Bode is still learning to read –

and when all three sing together – it is hard to tell who is who!

A tradition with the little ones – making Christmas Cookies with MORMOR!

This has been going on for years – ever since the twins could walk!

They so look forward to it!

And then there is MARLEY – a nine-month-old GOLDENDOODLE!

Who is always where the little ones are!

She is such a mellow puppy – but beware – she likes to chew!

So – you have to constantly watch her – the ornaments are mid-high on the tree! LOL

YUMMY CHRISTMAS COOKIES!
MAKING MEMORIES WITH MORMOR!

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PAPA’S WORLD – little ones making cookies – Christmas 2021.

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 vacations part two!

Our little fashion girl – SARAH who now is a Freshman in H.S.

She is the fashion queen amongst all the grandkids – and is almost as tall as Sherry!

Today – Sarah and Bode!

The years have passed and she is growing up!

MEMORIES OF SARAH!

Maddy and Sherry

The oldest when she was little – the memory of then!

Maddy today – as a Junior – playing forward attacker

She is playing soccer for the Unversity of Lynchburg – and has played since she was a Freshman.

As a Sophomore, she was third-team all-conference and as a Junior – second-team all-conference!

So proud of this young lady who pursued a college soccer career.

They went to Division III NCAA 64 team playoffs where they lost in the last 2 minutes 3 to 2!

MEMORIES of when she was young!

Today – ELLA MIKE DEBBY SARAH MADDY
FAMILY VACATION Sarah Cassidy Ella Taylor Maddy

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Papa’s World – Memories of Great Country Farm and twins birthday!

Tayor “BEAR” as mommy calls her.
“Little” Cassidy as we call her.

Two years old – my how time has passed and their next birthday they will be twelve!

Two blond hair – blue eyed fraternal twins.

MEMORIES of them running around – each with one another – always huddling together.

Where one went – the other followed!

Aunt and cousins and Tammy – family.

MEMORIES of all their cousins from both sides of the family.

Friends and family celebrating!

MEMORIES of aunt and uncle and friends!

Family and friends on a hayride!

To be continued in the next blog – friends and family celebrating.

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PAPA’S WORLD – Grandparents – family and friends.

Papa’s World – Memories – family, and grandchildren.

Bode Cassidy Taylor Sarah Ella Maddy

Life is aging and so are these grandchildren, the oldest is ( 2 ) in college and Bode is seven!

As they get older – it becomes harder to gather everyone in one location.

And now – we are six to seven hours away.

But – pictures such as this bring back a flood of memories.

MEMORIES of the grandchildren.

Whenever they visit – they want the shakes that Sherry makes!
Maddy and Ella – Maddy is a junior and Ella a freshman in college.
Sarah is now a freshman in H.S.

If I could turn back time as Cher sings!

But – in all my blogs – I have pictures of them all – for when I am gone – these will remain –

for future generations to come.

MEMORIES in pictures and words.

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Papa’s World – memories from the past -part 4!

Family is very important to us – both near and far away.

Over the past 40years – YES – we have been together that long – many friends have come and gone.

But the family has been a constant joy in our lives!

Mike and Debby – Tammy and Marcus – Maddy – Ella – Sarah – Taylor – Cassidy – Bode was not born yet!

They moved to NVA after we moved there! My sons stayed in Pa. and we talk and see them.

Now – we are in N.C. by ourselves – close friends live 35 miles from us.

We are making new friends – new neighbors – and our old friends have been visiting us!

As well as family.

MEMORIES are heartfelt.

Today Maddy and Ella are in college – playing soccer – Sarah is an H.S. Freshmen – and Taylor and Cassidy are in the fifth grade – Bode is now seven!

Thank you for reading – MEMORIES of each and every one of them come to mind –

Pictures speak to me of memories.

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Papa’s World – Memories from the past Part Three!

Ella and Debby

While she has played soccer it seems since she was old enough to walk –

Ella has graduated from H.S. and completed her first soccer season in college!

As a Freshman, she played every game at midfield and only came out for a couple minutes each half!

She is enrolled at Randolph College in Lynchburg Va.

Memories are cherished – never forgotten.

Ella on Winchester United travels soccer.

Two years during her playing time while growing up – she suffered a broken bone in each foot-

resulting in her missing two years of playing.

One was from a teammate who stepped on the top of her foot with her cleats.

The second came when she twisted it during a scrum for the ball.

Some memories are good – others you just chalk up to experience and learn from them!

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Tom ( Papa) Ella Sherry – celebrating first place in a tournament
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Papa’s World – memories from the past – part two.

Sherry ( MORMOR) Swede for MothersMother – and Taylor and Cassidy.

We had a really large indoor mall called the DULLES TOWN CENTER!

And we would take the little ones shopping and always they would want to ride the Carousel.

Sherry would go on with them while I stayed with the packages.

This was always what they looked forward to – even before they could pronounce Carousel!

MEMORY of gone by days.

PAPA and SHERRY

We have friends who live just South of Wilmington – in Leland N.C. – Magnolia Greens.

We would visit them twice a year and they would come North and visit us.

The waterfront on the Cape Fear River in historic old Wilmington N.C.

A favorite place of ours when we visited.

The battleship in the background – memories of times we spent here!

Two backpacks hanging from the steps rails.

Two little girls – who could not reach these – pick me up PAPA!

MORMOR – help me!

Four little hands and feet.

Blond hair and blue eyes.

Memories of sweetness.

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Papa’s World – The twins – when they were little!

Little Cassidy

They came to us early – premature –

Four weeks short of full-term – so small.

They both weighed in at 3 lbs and some oz.

The doctor said it was time – Taylor – was taking all the substance in the womb.

Taylor bear , as her mother calls her.

Today – they have maintained that difference – Taylor is going to be very tall – Cassidy is normal for her age. Bode – the younger brother – acts like Cassidy but is going to be tall like Taylor.

All three are blond and blue-eyed.

I miss these times – our little ones I called them.
The face of innocence – Cassidy.
If I could turn back time!

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Papa’s World – Our granddaughters – ELLA and SARAH!

Maddy Sarah Ella

Today I write on the two younger granddaughters – having written about Maddy in a previous blog.

Ella – caring – always does what you ask with no questions.

Warm – friendly – my LITTLE TINY as I called her.

Sarah – outgoing – fashion – arts – glamor – Broadway – big cities.

My Whirlwind when she was little.

ELLA – today a picture of health – playing college soccer and starting as a Freshmen.

While she may be a little homesick – she is thriving at college.

Stable – understanding – polite – team – not an “I” in her vocabulary!

NUMBER 10 – this is ELLA!

She is who she is – kind – smart – always giving – understanding and an idol to Bode as she is to many little ones.

Sarah today a Freshmen in H.S.

Try as I might to keep them little once again – she has grown these last years –

soon to be 5′ 9″ and beyond like her grandmother Sherry – as is Ella.

With her mother Debby

” GO FORTH – THE WORLD IS YOURS” is what I think when I see Sarah.

Today – Sarah – Ella – Maddy
Ella number 10 in the white
Sarah homecoming – representing the Freshmen class with her lifetime friend and neighbor Justin
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A memory of times past – Sarah
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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 World – Taylor walking with MORMOR – BODE watchin ELLA play soccer all be himself!

MORMOR – SWEDE – MOTHERSMOTHER!

The three older grand children all call Sherry Grandma – while the three youngest all call her MORMOR!

That came about as different grandparents are called by different names so not to confuse who you are talking with.

Me – I am called grandpa by the oldest and PAPA by the youngest.

MORMOR means MOTHERS MOTHER in Swedish – which Sherry’s grandmother came from Sweden.

She still has realatives over there and we made a trip 15 years ago.

Now – Taylor takes after the SWEDE side – Sherry is 5 ‘ 9 ” and at 11 years old – she is already up to Sherry’s chin.

Taylor ALWAYS reaches for Sherry’s hand when they walk – even with the other two – she loves her MORMOR!

She is going to be a true Swede – tall – blond hair and eyes.

She loves to ride horses and has become quite good at it at a early age.

She now plays soccer with Cassidy and Bode –

She likes to be alone and will go to her room by herself –

she reads and is quite good in school – she is the one who takes care of the new puppy MARLEY!

BODE – blond hair – blue eyes and at seven is also going to be tall – he loves Ella and sits all by himself –

Yelling “ELLA – ELLA – ELLA” as she plays on the field –

he has since he started walking following her around and she is so good with him.

BODE – no one told him where to sit – he went there and became so intense in watching Ella play!
Ella – number 10 in the white – is a Freshmen and has started every game for Randolph College.

She has played every game and only come out two minutes in each game.

She also is tall at 5′ 9″ and was recruited by two colleges.

Bode – has alwys adored her – has always cheered her on.

All three get excited when learning they will be seeing their older cousins.

Cassiy has always looked up to Maddy and chose to sit by her at the game.

Before the game Bode went to sit on Maddy’s lap and Cassidy moved over to sit by her.

Maddy starts for University of Lynchburg soccer team

which is ranked Number 22 in the national polls in Division three.

She came to watch Ella play.

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Papa’s World – the only grandson adores the three older granddaughters – Maddy-Ella -Sarah – being BODE!

Bode sitting on Maddy’s lap.

He has always adored Ella – but lately he has become close to Maddy – whenever he sees her – he sits with her.

She is the oldest and he is the youngest of the six grandchildren.

He seems to have taken soccer to heart and may be our next soccer player.

She – Ella – has always been there for him – no matter what everyone is doing – she finds time to spend with him.

He wears a sweatshirt to Ella’s soccer games with MYERS on the back – it was hers when she was his age!

A somber moment with the both of them – but in her lap he has been since he could walk!

He sits by himself and cheers for her when she is on the field – “ELLA – ELLA” !!!!

Lately he has become closer to Sarah – she is younger than the other two – but I notice him following here now that they are in college.
Sarah and Bode – I love this picture.

All three he adores – he wants to see them all the time and will ask if they are HOME from college.

It is neat to see him bonding with Sarah now – she has always been close to the twins.

The grandkids – Ella had soccer practice.

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Papa’s World – The power to take your life in a new direction!

It was not easy to decide to sell our home – almost everything in it –

and move to another state – some 450 miles away!

It all started with the stock market slide – around the time the Pandemic hit!

Our retirement is in the 401 K and it took a big hit!

But – there is always a but!

The housing market was taking off!

From the last reduction in prices around 2006 –

and losing in that market –

We were now almost even – a rebound!

And it was going up!

Our oldest grand kids – Maddy Sarah Ella

With the three oldest grand kids

One in college – one in the fall in college and one who has a life of her own

And the three little ones – we would make it a point to return often –

after all – we were retired – and Sherry had her home based business –

that could go anywhere with phone and internet service

We would sell!

AND WE DID!

After 14 1/2 years – with the downturn behind us in the housing market

WE MADE A PROFIT and had all of our equity!

We followed our plan – sold our house and furniture –

for three months we went back and forth between our daughters houses!

We had our equity to either rent – or buy – we had choices!

And then by chance – I stumbled upon this – having no thought of moving to S.C. !

Our view today – we left end of September and went to North Myrtle Beach to Ocean Keyes!

Since that time – we have been home twice – holidays for three weeks – and now for a week!

The grand kids have been down – the little ones – and by the time you read this –

the older ones will have been here!

Our family – when we returned for a visit.

Our family when they came to visit!

We have started a new life – away but close enough to make it home in seven hours.

We are happy in our senior years – living life to the plus each day!

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A new life – walking the beach every day –

We have each other – we have family and we have friends.

It was not easy – but God works in ways I can not explain.

We have started a new life and a new house build!

It will be done around the early part of June!

We had no idea a year ago we would be doing this!

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Papa’s World – swimming – grandkids at LAKE HOLIDAY Cross Junction Va. with Mike and Deb.

nSherry – Sarah – Papa – Cassidy – Taylor – Debby – Bode and Mike.

On our last day home – we packed the little ones into the car and drove the hour and ten minutes to Cross Junction

to Lake Holiday – where a gated community with guard house sits –

a 227 acre lake in the valley of the blue ridge mountains in the Shenadoah’s.

Mike and Debby have lived here for 16 years –

raising their three girls – in the country.

There are three beaches on this lake – the main one with the marina and club house –

beach three across from that

and this is called beach two –

has a camping ground – volleyball court – playground – boat docks and storage for canoes and kayaks.

A partial sand beach with pea gravel as the sand keeps washing into the lake.

So they put in a small retaining wall and backfilled with pea gravel.

It is shallow close to the edge but within 25 feet – is over your head.

The brown area in the water is the shallow part – the dark blue is the deep water.

There was no one there – the campground was empty –

the kids had it all to themselves – and later had a tube ride

from a friend of Mike and Debby who stopped by when they saw us at the docks for boats.

The little ones love it here and want to go and see their cousins –

Maddy – Ella and Sarah.

The first two are now in college and Sarah is first year in H.S.

Mike and Debby host family for overnight all the time –

a campfire pit in the back yard –

lights strung amongst the trees.

It is quiet here and the lake about one mile away.

Bode Taylor Cassidy

The shallow part as Taylor is standing –

but it drops off quickly and way over your head!

There is a dam here and one time before the lake – all valleys with streams running through them.

Sarah – Cassidy – Taylor and Bode just relaxing in the Sun –

the water – well I thought it to be cold –

but they said once you were in – you got use to it –

but as soon as they came out – they grabbed towels

and wrapped up in them and sat in the warm Sun!

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GRAND CHILDREN last full day in NVA!
The grand kids with Marbella – next door neighbor.

Notice the fashion statements from the three little girls in the shoes! Somehow – the ages just know!

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Papa’s World – trip to waterpark with granddaughters and grandson – Ida Lee waterpark – Leesburg Va.

Sherry with Bode – Taylor – Sarah and in front Cassidy – grandkids!

As promised for the twins birthday celebration – their cousin Sarah would stay overnight and we all went to

the waterpark the next day. Ida Lee Waterpark and since it was Labor day weekend –

hardly anyone was there!

This sits just outside Leesburg Va.

Bode was with them but had to use the restroom!

The only way for him to join up with them again was to get a tube and get in as they passed him on the lazy river.

Sarah Cassidy and Taylor

The water was a little cold but okay after they were in. The temps had cooled down to mid ’70’s!

All in all – we were there three or four hours!

The park itself is not that big and lots of lifeguards – making it easy for us to sit one place and watch them!

Since it was a holiday weekend – most people had gone out of town – it was not crowded at all!

They had a blast on the slides and pools and lazy river – a obstacle course and a place to snack.

Sarah about to go under the water fall! I would bring them back again and we had shade to sit in!

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Paps’s World – Taylor – Cassidy and Bode – first day of school and Marley walking to bus stop!

On Wednesday – it marked the first day of school for fifth grade for Taylor and Cassidy and first grade for Bode.

It also was the first day for Marley – the new goldendoodle – to walk to the bus stop!

I think she has become Tayor’s to walk as she takes her all the time.

Taylor – Marley – Bode in the back and Cassidy!

At first Marley would not walk just plopping down in the middle of the sidewalk – where Taylor would pick her up and carry her – but I think she has gotten over the puppy stage now – and Taylor seems to be the one who controls her!

The three plus the dog walk a couple blocks down the street to where the school bus stops and picks them up.

We are headed there and by the time you read this will already been and came back home again.

The parents are going out of state to a wedding and we will fly home( using a few vouchers we had)

to stay with the kids and Marley.

It will be a extended weekend – and looking forward to seeing everyone including Deb – Mike and Sarah.

The other two oldest are now in college.

To think one year ago – we did the same thing – only we had sold our home and stayed there for two months until we moved to S.C. – going back and forth to Winmchester and Leesburg.

We helped out with the home schooling due to the pandemic.

The kids did well but need to structure of school and friends and classmates.

Taylor in the lead with Marley and then Cassidy followed by Bode – walking to the bus stop.

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First day of school and walking Marley to the bus stop!

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Papa’s World – The arrival of the “LITTLE ONES”

Sherry on arrival at Myrtle Beach International Airport with Cassidy – Bode and Taylor.

Sherry flew back to NVA to watch the twins in a play and because both parents work – instead of them paying

for a couple weeks at summer camp –

they bought plane tickets instead and she flew back with them for me to pick up!

The parents were coming down the following week anyways for a in law family vacation about a hour South of us.

We spent the day yesterday with them – in the sun and the warm water of the ocean.

They were so excited and we planned a full week with them. A few dust ups as childeren will have –

But once we seperated the two –

Cassidy and Bode – it was fine.


Taylor – who is only ten years old – will be taller than her MorMor ( Sherry ) who is 5’9″.

They were so excited to do a number of things – being a gradparent can be exhausting! LOL
After seeing the POWER BOAT ride and wanting to go right away – the little guy got nervous!

I had purchased the tickets for he and I – and while standing in line he said to me –

“Papa – can we get a refund”?

“No” I said.

“PAPA – I am scared – will you hold onto me”?

OF COUSE and I did and he loved it – wanting to go again!

About to start out – Bode and I in the back seat – where it seemed all the water came in and on top of us!

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Papa’s World – graduation – party – family!

Ella’s sisters – Maddy and Sarah at the graduation – hard to believe that come fall – Sarah is the only one left at home – she enters H.S, in the Fall and Maddy enters her Junior year and plays and starts soccer for Lynchburg University. She will play against Ella.
Ella’s number one fan – her nephew Bode who adores her – here he is wearing Ella’s old sweatshirt she gave him!
After the game – he ran to her and she picked him up – he adores her and she is so good to him. That is our Ella!
The Three Sisters – Maddy – Ella and Sarah.
Ella’s mother Debby – Ella – her best friend Olivia and her mother Amy – they have lived beside each other all their lives and the mothers are close friends. What also is unique – they have Sarah from Debby and Justin from Amy who are also the same age and in the same grade who are as close as Ella and Olivia.
Sarah and Justin – same age – same grade and close friends – neighbors for life.

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Papa’s World – Ella’s graduation – gathering of family – now another off to college.

Our sweet little Ella – “TINY” as her father calls her.
And now today all grown up – nearly as tall as her grandma Sherry – off to college in the fall and part of the soccer team – in Lynchburg Va. for Randolph College.
349 students in her senior class
The procession about to begin – and they came and came – a never ending line.
The honor guard – James Wood – H.S. founded Winchester in the 1700’s named after a officer in the Continental Army.

Honor roll – athlete – recognition – artist – will become a Phys Ed teacher just like her father.

Ella – about to hug her grandma Sherry!
Sisters – Maddy to the left – Sarah to the right.
Parents – Debby and Mike
Family – MYERS

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Papa’s World – Star Wars – Hollywood Studio – Disney – a dream come true!

Outside the entrance to Hollywood studio’s – where we took Ella for her 16th. birthday present.

She opened the envelope at her birthday party in July!

There was a picture of Star Wars and the attraction in Florida at Disney World.

“You will spend one week with grandma and grandpa in Florida!

You will ride down with them at the end of Jan.

and go to Holly Wood studios to see Star Wars

and at the end of the week – for the first time ever

They will put you on a plane and you will FLY back home!

Bode – who his World is Ella – and she is so good to him.

We had done something special for Maddy when she turned 16.

Her wish was to be able to swim with the Manatee’s!

So – in the winter – she and her mom flew down –

and she did just that – and then we all drove back home!

Ella – her little buddy is Bode

He follows her everywhere and she just laughs!

She is so good to him and when she goes to college next year

She wants to become a Phys Ed teacher to the little ones!

She will be excellent – so kind – so much of a good heart.

And a very good soccer player.

We spent the time touring with her also – showing her where my brother lived

and the three town centers of The Villages!

Brownwood of the villages.

We went to see the Manatees and the beach on the West coast

We toured the town where we were staying – and stopped in the coffee shop

to get her a chocolate chip cookie each time – she loved that!

Soon it would be time for her to FLY!

Standing in line as we all watched – her forst time and she handled it like a pro.

Tears welled in my eyes –

my little Ella ( tiny) is what we called her

all grown up and out on her own.

Now – be careful – don’t mix with strange people I worried.

When she was small – she would always come to me – clutch my leg –

climb up into my lap.

I cherish those memories – “IS HE OKAY” she said to her mother

when I had my heart attack.

YES I HAD A LUMP IN MY THROAT

as I went from vantage point to vantage point watching her in the long line.

Ella and Sherry – a trip she will always remember.

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Papa’s World – our granddaughter – Ella Myers – senior night soccer – honored!

We made the trip back to NVA to see Ella play soccer for her senior recognition night and picked up the three little ones so they could cheer her on! Taylor – Cassidy and Bode.

Ella will continue on in college playing soccer for Randolph College in Lynchburg Va.

She lost two years with injuries to her feet breaking a bone in each one.

But – she was determined and it paid off.

Her team is now 8 – 0 – 2 and headed to states.

They have five players continuing onto the college level!

Ella number nine – entering the field to play final game of regular season at James Wood H.S. Winchester Va.
Olivia holding the picture of Ella as a little one – have gown up together as neighbors and best friends.
Proud parents – Mike and Debby
Being escorted by her parents and honored on the field.
All family – friends and neighbors who came out to support Ella and her being honored pregame.
The only boy in the grandchildren with Ella’s Sister Maddy – they will compete against each other in college soccer!

They ended up in a double overtime tie for the game – 0 to 0!

They moved onto the districts –

But we were able to come home and watch four games.

Papa – Ella – Sherry proud grandparents – TINY as we called her – has grown up!

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Papa’s World – random pictures – kids – golf – and a rainbow in the fountain on the lake.

Today – I post some pictures – just random pictures – but ones I have close to my heart!
Taylor holding MorMor’s hand – in turn MorMor also holding Bode’s hand.

They adore Sherry – whom they call MorMor – Swede for Mothers Mother!

When we walk with all three – it usually is Taylor who loses out to the other two in holding her hands.

This time it was Cassidy – who with each passing day – is becoming more and more independent.

These two are coming closer and closer together as they grow up.

They are twins – but had to come early as Taylor was taking all the nutrients.

Taylor is going to be really tall – close to six foot while Cassidy will be like her mother 5’6″.

Taylor loves to ride horses – Cassidy has a variety of interests –

but will sit for hours drawing off her computer and is really good!

I thought this to be funny – it brought a smile to my face!

We moved south to find more time to golf – warmer weather and being close to our friends!

Sherry and Cindy – we have been friends with the McBrides for almost 35 years.

They moved about 25 or 26 years to the Wilmington N.C. area – and we would spend time with them once or twice a year.

Then we moved to NVA and they would do the same.

Now – we are building a new home about 40 miles away from them –

and if the weather is nice – we golf once a week with them –

always on a new course – could be on the weekend or a week day.

They can and do stay with us and we do the same with them.

If our new home is not done on time and we have to give up the condo – they have offered us a place to stay.

FRIENDS! GOOD TIMES! LAUGHS!

This is what we have wanted to do for a very long time – it was too expensive in NVA and down here so many courses to choose from.

We both have a love to golf – one of Sherry’s highlights in golfing came with the day she broke 50 –

and it was a day she was golfing with her father!

A memory she shall always carry with her on the course. Now – she beats me! LOL

The view we have almost every morning when we wake up – the master bedroom has a big glass sliding door on her side of the bed – where all she has to do each morning is open her eyes and see this.

I see it each morning also – but I always am up before the dawn – have been that way all my life.

My favorite time of the day – writing my blog – sipping my coffee and watching the sun rise –

listening to the sounds of nature and just enjoying morning time.

Now the sun shines – causing a rainbow in the mist of the water fountain!
A peaceful setting we shall miss when we leave – but we have had by the end – nine months.

A memory we shall carry forward into the new home.

You can hear the pounding surf a half mile away –

We walk there almost every day –

the water fowl – geese – ducks – mallards – swans – otter – turtles – snakes

and really huge fish we can see when we look down onto the water.

Storms blowing in and out – rain and wind – nature at its best.

It would of been nice to have lived to the left of the picture – single family homes!

But – they were way too expensive – and the condos here – not enough space and no garage.

We have a storage unit – not a lot – but enough so that it would not fit.

The town houses here besides the condo’s – were out of our price range –

plus the one we looked at – needed a lot of work.

This is a beautiful area – one I shall remember –

We were blessed to have spent time here – but it also was expensive!

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Papa’s World – more memories of the past six teen months – living life one day at a time!

Debby Ella Mike Papa Sherry Sarah Maddy

On our way back home to NVA – we stopped in Lynchburg to watch Maddy –

Our oldest granddaughter – play soccer!

She starts as a Sophomore – and plays for the University of Lynchburg.

One thing she wanted to do – to get out in the fresh air and hike with her family!

Which we did on this paved trail that runs along the river in Lynchburg Va.

Gerhard and Jennie

One of our very first visitors after we moved to Ocean Keyes in North Myrtle Beach –

was the father and mother of our son in law – Marcus.

They came down and spent four days with us – playing cards – walking the beach –

and introducing us to a new game called RUMMIKUBE!

We have always gotten along with them and every Sunday – sat beside them in the pew!

A short visit – Sherry Sarah Debby – came to visit – Mike could not be here – Maddy was in college.

Debby and the two granddaughters came for a short visit –

and we took them hiking – which they love to do – at Vareens memorial Garden.

Walking along the ICW and over the marsh.

They will be back as we took them also to the new house build!

Carol and Mike – our close neighbors back in WNY for 12 1/2 years!

Mike and Carol – we lived next door to them – invited us and our friends – we have all been friends for years-

to their lake house in WNY -Lake Chatauqua – for a long weekend of riding the lake in their beautiful boat!

They have extended another invitation for this August – the same group – for four days!

They own a business that sends crews to do commercial painting all over the East Coast

and this year are expanding to the mid west.

Mike – started this when he was very young — and what a company he has turned it into!

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Cindy Papa Sherry Carol

On the lake in Mike and Carols boat!

All eight of us fit very comfortable – we spent three days cruising the lake for hours at a time!

All eight of us have been friends for years and years!

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Before the Pandemic and COVID19 – we were in Florida at a little British cafe!

We were on our way back to the air BNB – looking for a place to stop and eat and we found this little gem.

I can not remember the name but it had the flag of the British hanging outside.

It – was very cool and the food was good.

In the Reston Town Center – open air – seated 6 feet apart – lunch with friends Jayson and Ginger.

After we returned home in March – the Pandemic hit.

A few months later – we met our friends in the open air seated more than six feet apart.

Ordered lunch from one of the places to eat for pick up.

And in the middle of the common area ice skating rink – enjoyed ourselves.

Long before the Pandemic – Jo and Paul visited us from Tucson Az. for a weeks tour of our area in NVA and DC.

Old friends – who live in Az. visited us for a week and we showed them NVA and Washington DC.

When we had gone out there for a conference – after it was over – they picked us up and we went to Sedona.

We also went back to their home and they showed us around Tucson.

It was a great week filled with a lot of historical sites!

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Taking two of our older grand daughters to the beach in Sandbridge.

SHERRY SARAH ELLA and PAPA!

Memory I shall cherish for the rest of my life during the Pandemic of 2020.

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Papa’s World – finally – we got a warm day for the beach and water – FAMILY KROHN!

TAYLOR CASSIDY BODE

Once it was in the mid to high ’70’s and full sun –

Into the water they went!

Notice how protective Cassidy is of her little brother!

They fight and argue – but no one touches him according to her!

These two should have been the twins

they act and sound just alike.

She is so kind – loving and thoughtful.

Cassidy and Bode – two peas in a pod!
Taylor – or “TATTER TOT” as her cousin Ella calls her!

She on the other hand loves her alone time away from the other two! LOL!

She rides horses – and whenever around her MorMor – holds her hand.

She is the serious – studious one who quotes facts!

“AS AMATTER OF FACT” she says and then goes on to tell you!

BODE – after FIVE GRAND DAUGHTERS – he is the only boy and all boy!
Only six years old – and will be tall like Taylor!
Bode – cars – trucks – bikes – playing Army – running – riding – scraps – bruises – scabs – star wars – monsters – independent – never wearing shoes or socks and shirtless in the cold!

It was a very warm day in the sun – water to me was very cold – but they loved it!

Taylor is goin to be really tall like her MorMor – I think close to six foot!

They played and played in the water – coming out to run up and tell us something and then back they went!

For us – it was sit and take it all in – the sun was warm which is what I like!
Cassidy – small but a spitfire! Always calling her MorMor as does Bode! Love you Papa she says!

Yes – the sun was warm – the sand was also – yet the water was cold – but to them – it was their day at the beach!

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Papa’s World – Alligator adventure – Family Krohn

One of the things they wanted to do was see alligators!

And here in North Myrtle Beach is a place called ALLIGATOR ADVENTURE!

There are hundreds of the reptiles in there!

The biggest being 20 feet long and weighing 2000 lbs. !

This is a picture of a alligator being fed by one of the employees! This was not the really big one!

They got to watch the feeding – I wonder how they feed all these alligators and how they make sure all get fed!

They even had a albino alligator!

They have other animals – birds and snakes!

These weighed 3 or 4 hundred pounds and there were three of them!

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Cassidy Bode Taylor at Alligator adventure!

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