Papa’s World – I choose to be me – #livinglifetotheplus –

Now that I am 70 years old ( young ) – time to reflect -just how did I get here and where am I going down that long ( sometimes) journey of life !

My niece Terri and my brother Mike – with me in the middle

When I was born – I already had a brother ten years old at the time and a sister fifth teen years old . So – I was like the second family – and it stayed that way until I was four plus ten months – and then Mike came – shortly before that – my sister – who had married – gave birth to Terri.

My early childhood – was spent with my Grand Ma – who lived with us at that time – she was in her late 70’s and early 80’s. She was Penn. Dutch – and they had twelve children. They lived on a farm and grand pa – was a big man. The story goes during the depression – he would carry meat and flour to the neighbors to help them out. There was no money – but he had a kind heart. I never knew him as he passed before I was born in ’49 – he was hoisting a pig up to the barn rafters and suffered a heart attack. There is a family history of heart attacks on this side – all his sons suffered the same .

David and Nora Aiken – my grand parents -who lived ” Down Home ” in Pa.Corsica.

She cared for me while my parents worked – my Mom at Alcas – now known as Cutco – in Olean N.Y. and my dad as a supervisor in the oil fields for South Penn oil company , known as Penns. oil.

Tom at around age 2 or 3.

It was at this time my mother would not let me take my shirt off outside – she said ” People will think I am starving you ” ! You could count every vein and bone on my chest ! Today – well – you would be hard pressed to find either ! Where did that go !!

My great – great grand father and grand mother – Frank Schick and Sara.

I do not know much about them – other then when young – my grandmother Nora – left home and followed the lumber camps through out Pa. cooking meals and that is where she met my grand father David. But – I am told that they were Pa. Dutch .

My father – Clarence Russel Fitzsimmons

My father – he would take me to work with him when I was young- to the oil fields – I still remember the smells and the sounds. The chill air and all the big bull dozers. The tool houses that they pulled around and me riding in the seat next to Pat Murphy. Then there was Junior Greenman – and a host of other colorful men – the mud and Earth chewed up by the tracks of the dozer. My dad passed early in my life – when I had just turned 19. His family came from Ireland – County Tyrone – so I was told. A tale of FIVE brothers who came here in the mid 19th. century. Seeking fame and fortune, only to find that IMMIGRANTS such as they were – looked down on – and treated very badly – in that aspect – not much has changed – will we ever learn ?

My mother – Mary Aiken Fitzsimmons who lived to be almost 98 !

Mary – as most people called her – MOM to me – she was small but feisty – she ruled – talked soft – but I listened to her – we all did. She outlived my younger brother and my older sister. She wore a ball cap that said – ” I’M THE BOSS ” ! But she also could bake – pies – buns – cakes and home made bread ! She was known all over for that. And she also was known to a LOT of people. She would sit on her front porch – and all day long – as cars went past – horns would honk- windows come down and a big ” HELLO MARY” would come forth. If I were there – I would ask her who that was -she would just say ” OH , SOMEONE , THEY ALL DO IT ” !!!!

My brother in law Bill and my sister Donna & me.

My sister Donna – she also helped to raise me – my Mom would walk my brother and me down the street at 5:45 am. We would walk the long steps up to their apartment – and lie down in the little room set aside with a couch. Here we would sleep another hour until she would wake us up to eat and then off to school. Bill – my brother in law – was the town Police chief – but also drove all over the East coast delivering meat for White Hawk Meat Company. One time up near Boston – he was at a truck stop – and in came a crew from a radio station. Looking for a human interest story. They interviewed him – as he was both a Police chief and a truck driver – and that show aired on the radio – he got a copy of it – Larry King did the interview ! My mother outlived both of them.

My brother Roger and me.

Growing up – I had one hero in life – my brother Roger, I looked up to him and tried my best to be just like him. He was my idol and ten years older. He went away to college and became a national ” WHO’S WHO” – from all over the USA. He went into the Navy in OCS- and was a LT. during the ‘NAM war. He never came back to our home town to live – I moved into his bedroom after he left for college. I still remember all the things he left behind – on the walls – the club room he and his friends had in our basement. In his later years – after his wife passed – we would spend our Winters with him in The Villages in Florida – where this picture was taken. Hero’s and idols – I had one – and it was him.

1967 – senior picture – Tom Fitzsimmons

My life as I know it – I am writing this now because I am the last one living. All have now gone before me. I needed to get it down for my sons – grand children – great nieces and great great nephew. My brothers children and their children. A history of growing up in a little town called Eldred in NWPA. In the mountains so lush and green.

I am in the autumn of my own life – and the main purpose of this blog is to record the memories I have. As I have been writing daily for the past 8 years – only to have them somewhere in face book land.

Tom & Sherry Fitzsimmons

I owe this all to my wife – Sherry – who encourages me to write it down as she often says. So – with that being said – going back to the beginning –

“Where does it say we have to “ACT” our age ?”

As long as it makes me happy and I’m not hurting anyone –

” I WILL ACT WHATEVER AGE I WANT TO ” !

Besides – I learned a long time ago – when you are married –

” IT’S NOT FOR ME TO QUESTION WHY – BUT FOR ME TO DO OR DIE ” !!! LOL

Enjoy and remember #livinglifetotheplus

#homeagain #just #HGD #JP

Papa’s World – LITTLE ENTREPRENEUR ‘ S !!!

For the last two days – the twins –

Taylor & Cassidy –

have made bracelets –

out of those small multi – colored rubber bands.

GOOD MORNING

They have set up their stand in our front sidewalk and also their own home.

Bode – Cassidy – Taylor

And the youngest – four year old Bode – holds up a sign –

As each car passes by –

or anyone walking –

and yells out –

” GET YOUR BRACELETS – ONLY ONE DOLLAR EACH “

So far – Cassidy $11.00 Taylor $13.00

& Bode $2.00 !!!

In front of our house
Watching and waiting for cars
The tree Entrepreneur’s

They are usually out there for a hour

and then it is –

” Can we go to the play ground ” ?

Off to the play ground with MorMor & me.

Of course – we walk –

got to get those steps in –

And the entire walk is them singing and dancing to songs –

They have learned this week in Vacation Bible School !

Dancing

Funny – as Bode can not read yet –

but he knows all the words to each song !

Rest time – at the Zip line

It was a very nice day –

78 degrees – a slight breeze –

a good day for the play ground & the Zip line in the park !

BODE

Finished up on the Tire swing –

but first there was a surprise –

MOR – MOR HAS A FRIEND

On our walk over from the shade –

I saw this on Sherry’s shoulder !

It had landed and at first look –

I thought it had TWO BIG EYES –

But – you can see the little eyes –

Of course there were shrieks of OOOHHHH – AAAWWWW

EEEEEEKKKKKKK – stay away – get it off –

It was only a beetle

and it fell off and hit the ground –

Where it closed itself up –

Time to wrap it up and take them home !

OUR FRONT PORCH

It was a long day for Sherry

as she is helping out at Vacation Bible School –

The shade of the front porch –

welcome home –

a day well done –

BUT WAIT –

a message from their father

and a picture !

The Three Entrepreneur ‘s

Once again they had set up shop –

Each with their OWN BUSINESS

as they liked to say –

And the little PITCH MAN –

Holding the sign –

“GET YOUR BRACELETS – ONLY ONE DOLLAR “

I think he should get a commission –

That will be a whole new discussion for another day –

And it now is raining out –

Could be a RAIN DAY –

They have library books to read –

PAPA & MOR MOR

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Papa’s World – County fair – time with grand kids & Moms

Since I am writing this a couple weeks ahead

I have learned to schedule !

We spent the last days of Summer with grand kids

before they went off to school !

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Tammy Taylor Ella Sarah Debby Maddy
and the only boy Bode

Of course being the only boy sometimes he gets shy !

Moe Mor Sherry
Swede for Mother’s Mother

Our fair visit was planned as the last day of Summer vacation

for Ella and Sarah –

who’ s first day of school was Thursday the next day.

The three youngest all go the following week.

Maddy – the oldest –

Her parents are taking her to The University of Lynchburg – Va.

For her early reporting into the soccer team

where she will begin her Freshman year.

Maddy – mother Debby & Ella

Ella is a junior and has begun her soccer practice with her travel team.

Sarah has entered 7 th. grade

Coping with their daughter leaving for college has been stressful

for both Mike and Debby –

Maddy is looking forward to it with excitement

all grown up and life before her eyes.

Maddy and proud MorMor

The fair was everything we expected –

the rides were fun for the kids

The barns full of animals

The food was “FAIR” food –

But the day was for us –

A GRAND PARENT day to remember!

Ella – Sherry – Sarah -Taylor – Bode- Maddy – Cassidy and me

Sherry’s shirt says it all ” BLESSED “

Our life has always been filled like this

Traveling – staying – inter acting –

It has always been that way –

and this was no different –

I do not do the rides anymore

Getting dizzy – sick-

queasy

not my idea anymore of a good time

I like to watch take pictures and just be there for support!

Sarah Ella Maddy
Sarah Bode Cassidy Taylor
Taylor Bode
Sarah Taylor Ella
Sarah Cassidy

The time was fun –

almost six hours

lots of rides

some food and drink

A day at the fair with the Moms and grand kids

Clarke County Fair

And a farewell – goodbye – hugs

to our oldest grand daughter

Sherry Maddy Papa

Goodbye sweet heart

PACA is so proud of you

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Papa’s World – Great Smokey Mountains – health – team – bonding – Generations of Nutrition.

Sixteen gathered at a cabin located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg –

They drove hours to get there – all up and down the East Coast.

You see – my wife Sherry is a Certified Health Coach –

and also a rep for The Juice Plus Company and has been for the last sixteen years.

My health is the reason I am here today and she has played a major role in that.

Every six months – a conference is held – one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast.

The title is JUICE PLUS + LIVE!

Living life to the PLUS – one day at a time.

What started as a part-time hobby – became a retirement fun job.

In those sixteen years – we have traveled the country – met so many fine people

who all have one major thing in common –

HEALTH and NUTRITION and in our case FAMILY GENERATIONS!

Thus the TEAM GENERATIONS was born – led by a mother and daughter –

Today it has grown and grown and the leaders now gather –

Gathering for JUICE PLUS + LIVE

For the last two years – the Pandemic has kept the gathering in one place down to a minimum

But in October – it will be back in full swing in Atlanta!

Eight thousand people, normally, we shall see, the Pandemic has kept them apart.

HEALTH and NUTRITION – SALAD IN A JAR!

This time – arrive on Thursday – leave on Sunday – fun – learning – games – all part of bonding.

Linda and Sherry – a little break time.

In October I’ll once again be going – driving Sherry and seeing old friends once again.

Education – seeing new sights and making new friends.

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Team Generations – gifting our children and grandkids.

Papa’s World – Tonight – graduation – Tears – Thoughts

Eighteen years have passed – so many memories of the little one

PAPA & MADDY

There was a time – I would pick her up from the babysitter after work –

I would be done at 2:30 PM.

Her parents both worked –

and she would come running to me and leap-

Her arms encircling my neck as I knelt down –

” PACA” she would shout !

( that is how she said PAPA )

GOOD MORNING

There was the time –

she was in the back in her car seat –

I heard a “SOB”

and I looked in the mirror –

She made eye contact

and held up her little hand –

TEARS were streaming down her cheeks –

not making a sound !

She had twisted a hair tie around her little finger –

It had almost turned a deep blue – black !

I pulled off the road to the side

and got out – quickly – I got it off –

I rubbed her little finger –

it hurt her so bad .

” PACA – PACA – ” she kept saying.

TEARS and her nose was running –

I cleaned her up –

all the time rubbing her finger.

Graduation from Elementary school

Then – the years passed –

they had moved to the other side of Winchester –

She was almost 11 years old –

so cute – so classy –

She was the student body president !

She was going to MIDDLE SCHOOL –

She had already played soccer for SEVEN YEARS !

She joined Track –

and ran the mile –

running a 5:48 –

The high school coach wanted her on the track team !

But “SOCCER ” –

it was at the same time – her love –

Soccer won out –

she was on the Travel Team – H.S. team –

and as a Sophomore –

she tried out and made the Loudoun County RED TEAM

Traveling 60 miles – three times a week – one way – to practice !

IT HAPPENS – LOL

The time went by – track fell behind – soccer bloomed !

Six teen – sweet

She has always loved MANATEE’S – so – at six teen – for her birthday –

We took a trip to Florida – and her mother and her flew down one way.

She went to Crystal River – Springs –

and there – her dream came true-

She SWAM WITH THE MANATEE’S !

Party Saturday

Now – the DAY

has finally come -but first – AWARDS !

AWARDS ON STAGE
Maddy and Ella

Ella helped her with her awards – she earned –

last day –

schools out for her

From that little tot-to a lady

She is all grown up now –

she doesn’t remember the word “PACA”

But – I shall always remember her saying it.

I will remember the songs we sang-

The little voice from her car seat in the rear-

The hugs – the little arms around my neck-

PARTY ON – LOVE LIFE – REMEMBER WHAT YOU CAN –

Tonight – we watch her walk that final step of High School –

Tonight is the end of a time well spent –

Tonight – she will look not back –

Tonight she will look forward to a new beginning –

One – that she has already begun –

for she has a new schedule –

A new training schedule

which she already has started –

A training schedule for the UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBUG –

Her new team – ” THE HORNETS ” –

COLLEGE SOCCER – starts now.

PAPA & MORMOR
( TOM & SHERRY)

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Papa’s World – growing up – ELDRED PA.

Sitting on the front porch of North Main Street –

It was a wide and deep porch –

The kind to sit through a rain storm –

and not get wet !

GOOD MORNING
Welcome to Papa’s World

I guess that is why now when I look at houses –

The very first TWO THINGS I look at are –

Front porches and screened in back three seasons rooms with views !

My childhood had the first but not the last !

Memories – some you just can not duplicate

My grand ma – siting out there on her lap –

I somehow do remember that –

which would make me 3 or 4 years old.

Roller skates – the kind that had a key –

I would strap them on and down the street I would go.

The street on both sides was lined with huge old trees –

The kind that six kids holding hands could not encircle the trunks !

Much – much bigger than this one

The roots had made the side walks uneven –

and to navigate them did not seem to slow me down !

I would turn around at Slavins – furniture store –

Back then it was also a service station –

And I remember Jack – he worked there.

There was a Coke machine that sat outside between the bays

Sometimes he would buy me a coke that came in a glass bottle !

Main Street in the late 1800’s

I lived all the way to the top of this old picture on the left –

some of those buildings still existed when i was growingup

And a few are still there today.

You can see the beginning of those trees even back then.

Then – I got my bicycle –

A red WESTERN FLYER !

The mountains or hills where I lived

That bike – I had those streamers coming out of the rubber handle grips

And a clothes pin with a card on the spokes –

both front and back.

I rode it everywhere – to the park –

across the tracks –

Up Barden Brook –

And just making it home when the street lights came on !

The streets I rode on

The park – my second home away –

base ball diamond – tennis and basketball courts –

But – the outfield of grass –

beneath the huge telephone poles with lights on them !

Where we choose up teams

and played football for hours !

Back home playing golf in the mountains – hills

Papa’s World – Growing up ELDRED PA.

Part two to follow

after all –

to much to see and tell !

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Papa’s World – I planted Crepe Myrtles – beautiful !

I guess it must of been 8 to 10 years ago –

We bought three Crepe Myrtles – about three feet tall –

I had to dig the holes on my knees with a garden scoop –

because of the large amount of ROCKS in the ground !

Good morning !

Yesterday as we walked back to the house –

I realized just how beautiful they are –

and the one out front was the last to bloom !

Sherry pointing at the red flowers

Our house sits on the corner – the other two are in the back –

and they always bloom first.

But this one on the corner – with the green in the background –

just catches your eye when you come up the street.

Positive thinking

We are truly blessed – as we really like where we live –

We talk about moving further South-

But we have been here for 13 years !

The front porch

Over those 13 years – I have planted everything – all the bushes –

The large trees I did not –

And 95 % comes back each year.

Tunnel of trees

We installed a irrigation system two years ago –

after years and years of me dragging hoses around –

It has been a lifesaver –

Most of the lawns are burnt up and brown –

with all the heat and Sun and no rain.

We made this our home

When we moved in – our house was the only one here –

Everything else was built later and we watched it all being done.

Today – they still have a couple more years of building.

They will open the third High School in September –

And our community has been named

as one of the top 25 in the country !

Front yard

Today we are retired –

Living near our grand kids –

But I still cherish my yard – trees – flowers and plants –

They have become a part of who I am –

Funny – but I enjoy seeing them grow and change !

The opposite view from the side

One day we will pack up and leave it all behind –

But – until that time comes –

I will always look as we are coming home –

seeing the green – reds and yellows –

knowing that we did that –

living my life one day at a time!

Two Crepe Myrtles in back
along with ever greens I planted

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

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

that is a teller of STORIES –

A writer – a musician –

and a over all good dude !

Ronny Cox – actor – star – FOLK singer

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

As a builder of sets !

We talked for about 45 minutes before his performance

his wife Mary –

How she graduated from Georgetown University –

How they lived in a little basement apartment

Poor – no money – humid and damp –

books on the floor would mold

Ronny Cox ” FOLK SINGER”
writer of his own songs

The sheets to the bed would be damp

But he had his ” MARY”

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

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

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

on Cancer research !

Singing and writing

Then after many jobs in the industry

while living just outside NY City

He got the break of a lifetime

A staring role as ” DREW” in DELIVERANCE

with Burt Reynolds – Ned Beatty & Jon Voight

and as the guitar player in DUELING BANJO’S !

Sherry in our kitchen
conversations with Ronny Cox
and Rad

The rest is Hollywood history –

over 150 movies –

Multitude TV roles and series

Playing music before huge crowds and small venues

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

He lives in LA now –

in a small log cabin on his property

He tore out the tennis court so he could build it

And his daughter and family moved into the house

100 feet away !

Tom (me ) Ronny – Sherry and Rad

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

Taking her twice to Ireland for several gigs

Dropping her off and picking her up from school

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

a short hour drive away –

always close –

always family.

Rad – Sherry and Ronny Cox

He asked me how long we had lived here

saying it was a beautiful house

Thirteen years I replied –

” 2006 ‘ he replied .

” The year my Mary passed away” !

Ronny Cox

Mary was his World –

the only one he ever dated –

Never remarried –

or dated so he says.

I have a feeling that void was filled by his daughter

family

and his buddy “Katherine” !

His best friend became that from the movie Deliverance

Ned Beatty and remains so to this day.

The stories this could tell

Today – he does not do much acting

his last series was Nashville –

as Deacons father

In 2018 –

he hit the jackpot once again with his writing and music

” Bus to Baltimore ”

he wrote – produced and sang

A classic among Folk Music

He won Best American Roots Song

at the RoundGlass Awards.

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

Sherry and Ronny Cox

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

with Radoslav Lorkovic ( Rad) and Ronny Cox

WE ARE BLESSED

Although we never met Mary –

I feel we have through his music

and the haunting sounds from the accordion from Rad

The guitar and the stories from Ronny

and to know the story of his life

I am forever grateful for that chance

PAPA’S WORLD – HANGING OUT WITH RONNY COX

RONNY COX

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Papa’s World where friends and family meet

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

Before the Pandemic and while in Florida – met up with very old friends – Lynda and Fred – going back some 45 years!

I knew both before I met Sherry – Freddie and I went to 7th. grade thru 12th. grade.

We met at a place that was half way to where they live in Florida and to where we were staying!

Great time with old friends. MEMORIES!

We traveled before the Pandemic – meeting friends along the way.

And – – we were careful – as were some more friends we met.

Almost seven months after the start of the Pandemic – we met up with Pam and Bob – in Berkeley Springs WV.

Bobby and I go back to grade school – friends for life.

Sports – a few drinks – camping out – running the streets – never anything destructive – just boy hood memories.

By the time this blog posts – Pam and Bob will stop in on there way back to New England.

They have a drive RV towing a car.

We are all safe – testing and vaccinations.( except Sherry who is allergic to the vaccine)

It will be good to once again relive memories – Freddie – Bobbie and I had growing up!

Many memories – friends – family and life in general. The journey living life one day at a time.
John and Nancy – members and friends form our church – Community Lutheran Church in Sterling Va.

Fourteen years we attended services there.

John and Nancy moved to Charleston about a year before we moved.

On our way back from Florida – just before the Pandemic – we stopped in and stayed – regaling in memories.

They gave us a walking tour of Charleston’s waterfront and historic district.

A few months after we moved to Myrtle Beach area – we met halfway in Georgetown S.C.

And – about a month or so ago – they visited us at the condo.

Friends – MEMORIES!

Papa with son in laws Mike and Marcus.

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I will continue MEMORIES of the PAST SIXTEEN MONTHS in the following blog.

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

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Papa’s World – Taxes are being done – my job is making dinner – eating healthy – yes my lady.

Today – I am making dinner while my wife does our taxes – I have the easy part!

Eating healthy has become a way of life for us going on almost 16 years!

In that time I have learned how to BAKE rather than fry!

I have learned low carbs – no gluten – low sugars – and GMO’s.

I have learned to lead by example – children watch and copy!

My life is far different than all those years gone by.

I WATCH WHAT I EAT!

The dinner I made – baked salmon – greens – one sliced egg – veggies – a little fruit and no dressing!

I have learned over these past 15 plus years.

I take it very seriously!

Well – you must also smile! Great for your mental health!

Living each day – I have to stay away from sugars as I am borderline diabetic.

I watch carbs more so that calories – carbs put the weight on me and turn to sugars.

We grow our own produce with no pesticides – knowing exactly what we are eating.
We make healthy meals and deserts out of fruits – veggies and berries.

We purchase from this company what we eat for health reasons.

Have been doing this for almost 16 years!

And – the taste – for me – is excellent.

Life is hard – food – not healthy food – is everywhere!

Commercial after commercial – radio or TV – is constant.

Billboards – advertisements – packaging!

Everywhere you look or hear is processed food.

Berries (purple) omega’s (orange) fruits (red) Veggies ( green) are my medicine cabinet.
Concentrated whole food – powdered – nutrient dense – encapsulated every day!
Yes – I baked dinner – I use no salt – no dressing – I do use onion flakes – pepper and a low sodium seasoning.

And when not doing our taxes – she makes healthy treats!

A shake a day seems to keep my doctor away!

Our lives changed almost 16 years ago – she became a CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH –

through the known children’s doctor – Dr. William Sears – author of 40 children’s books.

Health has become our lives.

Making healthy choices one day at a time.

Instead of candy and sweets – I chew on these – Gummy’s – fruit – vegetable and berries. Satisfies my urge to eat sweets!

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For my brain – omega’s – food for my mind and memory.

Yes – today she did taxes – today I baked dinner – together we live a healthy and balanced life.

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TEAM GENERATIONS: Helping one child a day to eat healthy with fruits – veggies and berries.

Papa’s World – visit to the new build – roof is done – siding half done – insulation this week!

Every Sunday we go to Cameron Woods where our new home is being built – no one is working on Sunday so we can look it over outside and inside – and our builder calls us each Monday to give us a update. That way we can ask questions if we see something and get answers without meeting in person.

Here is the front – siding in entrance way is done – roof shingles done – back and side siding half done.

The right side of the house – back to front – breakfast nook – kitchen – window laundry room and then the garage.

At the rear will be the covered – screened in lanai.

The covered – screened in Lanai with the back door and then the open patio. To the right is the breakfast nook and kitchen – all windows.
To the right – covered Lanai – open Patio and windows of the sun room – then the master bedroom.
The rear – Master bedroom and going to the front – master bath – bedroom 2 and then bath two and then bedroom 1.

They have told us we still are looking at early June for closing!

Keeping fingers crossed!

We are in the condo until end of June – we have a storage unit 3 miles from the new build.

If needed – friends have offered us a place to stay.

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Papa’s World – Our happy place – back from the North – walking the beach!

We had made our second trip back home to NVA!

It was cold – no snow – sunshine – seeing family –

Running errands and keeping appointments.

Arranging the clean out of our storage unit and moving it South

To Ocean Isle Beach storage.

Admiring the sunsets of NVA.

But – once again we set forth and traveled back to “HOME” in S.C.

Where we will be for a total of nine months until our new build is finished!

Sherry – videoing the surf and calmness of the Ocean!

Back to our HAPPY PLACE as Sherry calls it!

THE BEACH where we try to walk every day.

SUN- SAND – WATER – life is good.

Looking toward North Myrtle Beach!

We had always talked of one day being able to walk the beach every day!

I never thought we could make that happen.

But – then the stock market slid South last March –

Taking 30 % or our 401K with it!

On the positive side – our house gained in value!

We discussed it and decided now was the time to cash in on the home value!

We started the process and with 24 hours sold our dream home.

For way over the asking price and most of the furnishings!

We were now Vagabonds!

Free to go where ever we wanted to.

First for three months we would stay with the daughters – helping out!

Then we would head South where it is warmer and no SNOW!

And by chance we ended up here – in Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach!

Today – we are building some sixteen miles away

In Ocean Isle Beach – West of the ICW!

Sherry walking to the water’s edge.

Where a short ten minute or so drive – we can walk the beach!

Healthy living – eating ( I love Kale) and walking three miles a day –

in the sand – warm – listening to the sound of the waves!

All because of the stock market slide a year ago!

Papa and Sherry – our HAPPY PLACE!

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Papa’s World – life with the three oldest granddaughters – growing up!

These three are anything but this!

They love playing games – competitive games!

They play sports – the two oldest – soccer – and one is in college playing

and the second – next fall will do the same.

The youngest is into dance – loves the arts – and wants to go to NYC!

When they were little – Sarah – Maddy – Ella with their father and mother.

All three love their Grandma – laughing with her and at her!

She loves to take them shopping – getting nails done and ear piercings! Here – Sherry – Sarah – 14 years old – Maddy – 20 years old – Ella – 17 years old – Sherry is 5′ 9″ tall – they all are tall!

We took Sarah and Ella for a week to the beach last summer –

We took Maddy to swim with the Manatee’s for her 16th. birthday

We took Ella to Disney Star wars for her 16th. birthday

And now when Sarah reaches 16 – she wants to go to NYC and Broadway!

I will sit that one out – her mother can take my place!

Maddy has made the leap to college – now in her Sophomore year

as a Freshman she played in 13 games at the University of Lynchburg – Va.

And has maintained a GPA – over a 3.85!

She just played this past weekend – having one assist –

one barely missed assist and one barely missed shot on goal.

They won 2 to 0!

Mike Debby Ella

Ella will finish her H.S. soccer this Spring –

She had two colleges to pick from and choose Randolpf College in Lynchburg Va.

Just across town from her sister and they will compete against one another!

Maddy Ella Sherry Sarah

Sarah is all about fashion – no interest in soccer at all!

Although when little – she played as well as her older sisters!

She loves to dance in competitions when younger and shows.

Her goal is one day to create fashions and design – produce movies – acting!

All three are like this – beautiful on the inside – smiling on the outside – living life to the good.

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ELLA MADDY SARAH

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Papa’s World – back home now is Ocean Keyes – beach – S.C.

Papa – walking the beach – after spending Christmas in NVA!

When we moved 21 years ago – from Western New York –

to Northern Va. my thought was we are now in the South!

We actually picked up another four to six weeks of better weather

on either side of winter!

We liked the area – going into Washington DC on a regular basis.

We purchase three homes while there – two that we actually built.

We had most of our family follow us there.

But – it still got cold and three times –

an accumulation of snow greater than in all the 50 years we lived in the snow belt!

You can change your looks – but mother nature does what it wants to do!
Although I am not going into the water – 2 days before New Years eve – people in the water on North Myrtle Beach!

Now – we are calling this home until our home we are building if finished

some time in the next 4 to 6 months!

The first thing we did the next day after returning HOME – was do our walk on the beach!

Home has a different meaning now – and we have become comfortable now here.

Enough that when you have that yearning to go back home

visions of what awaits you run through your mind!

We both have always been drawn to the surf – beach – water and sand.

While dating almost 40 years ago – we spent a week in the outer banks

with my brother and some of his friends.

That is when our bond for the ocean became a fixed state in our minds.

Our Vacations revolved around different trips with our children

to beaches up and down the East coast!

It was a fun time in our early life together – the kids remember and have carried on the tradition of beach vacations!
Sherry – walking while running her internet – network marketing business – http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

Home is where the heart is – and while we could not find a home here –

we are building one close – 14 miles away at another beach address –

OCEAN ISLE BEACH in North Carolina!

It is a 30 minute drive North of here – so we can often come back to walk!

There are two beaches there within 4 to 6 miles –

Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach!

Home is where your heart is – and now our hearts are in the deeper South!

Where warm is Sun – no snow – ice – and 50 plus degrees every day!

The call of the beach – our hearts are here!

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Papa’s World – COVID TEST – before we go back home! NEGATIVE!

Social distance – being careful – getting ready to go home for Christmas – keeping the faith we are doing this right!

We have been walking – staying away from groups of people –

social distancing – knowing that we wanted to spend Christmas with the family!

We went on line – Sherry is the tech one –

and through CVS – set up our information –

scheduling a test time!

It was not that hard – and the CVS was maybe 3 miles away!

We drove to the CVS test site – we were the only ones their at our scheduled time!

We pulled up to the window much as you would for a bank –

The lady spoke through the window and asked for our insurance – medicare and ID.

We passed them through and she typed in all the information

and in the window drawer – she gave us back each a brown paper bag

with our cards inside plus the material we needed to swab our own nose!

In case we did not understand the written instructions and pictures on what to do –

She explained step by step as we went through the procedure!

It was not difficult at all and we did our own samples.

Just put the swab up as far as you can go and rotate for fifthteen seconds

as she counts off in each nostril!

No fuss – no mess – easy – a cave man could do it!

After we were done – the swab went into a sealed vial with liquid it it.

And put back into a sealed plastic bag with our information in there.

I then got out and deposited the two bags into a medical box –

wiped down the box with a sanitizing wipe they provided and drove off!

It was that easy and covered by our insurance.

We were each provided with our own personal site – to see the results!

Our tests came back in just two days and were on our own personal web address!

This was a relief as now we could journey home –

see our family for the holidays

knowing that we were Covid19 free!

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Papa’s World – Conway S.C. – Old Churches and a walk through history!

Sherry walking the historic section of Conway S.C.

We like to explore and I love old towns and history of the area!

We had completed the River Walk and then headed onto main street.

This being Sunday – there were no stores open!

Which surprised me as there were lots of people on the River Walk.

A cool little garden and fountain just off main street!
I assume this mural has a part of the history of this town!

Walking – taking in the sites – and then we both noticed just how many old

historic churches were here!

Maybe that is the reason for stores being closed on Sunday?

This church was too big to get in one photo – and had been built in the 1800’s!
The first view you get of this church walking up to it – the previous picture was the center of the church!
The right side of the church – this church took up almost the entire block!

We also looked at the first church that was built here

Thinking that the people had outgrown it!

The first church built in the early 1800’s!

A beautiful stain glassed window!

Thsi was a very solid built building

but I think it ended up being too small

So they constructed the second church!

I want to go back and spend more time reading the grave stones!

We also walked by one other large church that sat on the river-

and had drive up docks for boats

and signs for people who came to church using the River!

This was also as large as the big one here.

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we will go back someday and explore more

and will make sure the stores are open!

I love these large old Oak trees!

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Papa’s World – after scrubbing down the Lanai – we treated ourselves – 3 hours on the beach!

Our little escape for three hours!

We did a job that Sherry has been wanting to do – wash the walls of the Lanai down by hand!

The Lanai is screened in and has a vinyl siding – which with storms – gets dirty.

So – with soap and water and some cloths – we cleaned it all down

Took us about two hours –

and then we treated ourselves to BEACH TIME!

A few people were out – being this was the middle of the week. It was in the low to mid 70’s!
Looking South on North Myrtle Beach – we decided to walk North – toward the pier two miles away!

This day – we did not spend all the time sitting – but walking for most of it!

We walked to the pier two miles away!

We try to walk three miles a day – and as much of that we can on the beach!

Sherry – while walking – will do her network marketing business with her phone!

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This has always been a dream of mine – walking in the sand and surf every day!

Always a view in the sky – dark clouds contrasting with white – and then blue skies – and sunshine!

We had never walked all the way to Cherry Grove – point pier –

And – along the way we collected shells for a church group back home!

Beyond the tall buildings – just visible – is the pier – so you can see just how far we walked!
Tidal pools forming behind me as I walked through the surf. The water felt warm – and some pools we had to walk around as they were above our knees!

This day – just to walk was relaxing – cleaning the Lanai –

A day in the sun – living life to the plus!

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A Celebration of TEAM GENERATION – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2021 will be year number 15 in the formation of Team Generation!

Formed by a mother ( MORMOR – Swedish for Mothers-Mothers)

and her two daughters –

To bring health and nutrition into the families

of friends – family and stanger’s across the nation –

It has prospered in that pursuit!

The many faces of health and nutrition

Today – we celebrate another year – one that we will never forget –

The COVID19 year!

Team Generations – the leaders at conference – wishing a Happy New Year – to those who could not be there!

HEALTH and NUTRITION – building ones immune system – being as healthy as you can –

a insurance policy to help combat a virus.

Not a cure – not a miracle –

but whole food nutrition –

the nutrients of food we eat –

good wholesome food!

The Pandemic is all around us – all around the World –

The abnormal has now become the Normal.

In Team Generations – the priority is eating healthy!

One family – one day at a time – one child – bringing health into their lives!

This at the best of times is very hard to do –

fast food – process food –

snacks – candy –

calories – fats – oils – carbs!

Celebrate – a way to combat – unhealthy living – in red – daughter Debby!
Conference – a way to learn – to talk – to listen – TEAM GENERATION !

Regional’s and semi yearly conferences – comparing notes and experiences.

Environmental concerns – health is all related!

A celebration of ideas – a way to communicate – living healthy – nutrition – lives – real food!

Thank you to all members of Team Generation – those that were there and those that were not!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

Papa’s World – Counting our blessings – a year in review – family – friends!

Christmas 2019 – the start of the year in review!

All the grand kids and their parents with Sherry and myself.

When this picture was taken – the only thing we had planned

was for her 16th. birthday – we would take Ella to Florida with us for a week.

She would go to Hollywood studios to see Star Wars!

When each grand child turns 16 – we do something special with them.

Maddy wanted to swim with the Manatee’s and we did that!

Growing up in the ’60’s – we never imagined taking trips with grandparents – mine were all gone by the time I was 16!

As the year progressed – plans were made and soon – we would leave for one month in Florida.

But first – quality time with the young ones.

I will for the rest of life see this as MORMOR and Taylor – walking hand in hand to church!

Although now she is only ten years old – she comes up to just under Sherry’s chin.

She is going to be very tall and loves horse back riding!

2019 was also the year we had friends from AZ. come to visit – and accomplished crossing off everything on their bucket list to see in DC. This is a reflection of Sherry among the ghosts of the Korean War.

Many friends visited over the 21 years we lived outside D.C.

We acted as tour guides – and in the year past – we toured almost every facility

there was to visit including the Capital Building which was a first for us!

The year in review – blessings will continue in the next blog!

We also venture to outside Raleigh – N.C. to visit her sister.

Here – we went to a farm that had what are called BELTED COWS – GOATS & CHICKENS!

They are white with a black belt around the middle!

Never heard of this and never saw this before!

Standing outside the pen with the goats – chickens and cows at the BELTED FARM!

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Papa’s World – Grand ma’s day out with Daughter and Grand Daughters!

Maddy 20 Ella 17 Sherry ?? Sarah 14

Sherry – who stands 5′ 9″ with our three oldest grand daughters!

Now – Maddy is 5 ‘ 6 ” Ella is pretty close to Sherry and Sarah is 5’ 6 or 7″

Sarah has started to get taller like Ella did – and I think will be taller than Sherry!

Plus – one of the twins – Taylor – well she is 10 and comes up to just under Sherry’s chin!

Must be the SWEDISH heritage coming out!

Debby – our oldest daughter – and her three girls

They all went into town to get their ears pierced again!

All except Debby!

Every time she is with them – laughter prevails!

She showed them how when you put our car on cruise control

The radar activates – and the car will almost steer itself!

She took her hands off and it went around two slight bends in the road

They were amazed and then all burst out laughing

as a message came across the screen in the car

“PUT YOUR HANDS BACK ON THE STEERING WHEEL”!

About to get their ears pierced!

A trip with grandma – “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS GRANDMA – IS YOU !” says Sarah!

Well maybe a few other things! LOL

Our plan is to spend three days with them – and then head back to Tammy’s

as they have school and jobs.

Then we will all spend Christmas day together at Tammy’s

at least that is the plan now and could change during these trying times.

Ella and Maddy – Ella may be playing soccer against her next year in college! She has to select between two colleges.

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Sarah and Debby – already taller than her mother!

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AT OLD TOWN – WINCHESTER VA.

Papa’s World – saying so long but not goodbye – THE TEAM

She went to Bear Chase Brewery –

Team Generations leaders were there to honor her.

“MAMA BIRD” as she is called affectionately!

Sherry – Mama Bird

They all could not be there because they are spread out

up and down the EAST COAST!

That is what she has done as the leader of TEAM GENERATIONS!

Debby ( QMND) Julie ( QSC) Mandy ( QMND)

They came because in less than two weeks – we leave the area

To start a new journey – they did not say goodbye –

but in this NETWORK BUSINESS

They said “SO LONG UNTIL WE MEET UP AGAIN”!

Lori ( SSC_

Who lives in the Outer Banks –

somewhat close to where we are going

The beauty of TEAM GENERATIONS SMILES!

They ZOOM often – these team leaders

they lead by example – healthy living.

Linda (QSC) Debby ( QMND) Shawna ( QSC)
Shawna – (QSC)

The leaders of TEAM GENERATIONS – because 15 years ago –

Sherry ( Mama Bird) said yes to the health and the Business.

Changing all these lives and their families.

Julie ( QSC) who has sold and installed over 100 Tower Gardens to schools
Julie and Carly

These ladies have promoted healthy eating and growing

ZOOM calls are now a major part of the internet business.

Stepping up to and beyond to bring health to families

and a way to supplement the income of their families

All from home – over the internet and phone.

That is why a GOODBYE is not needed

Just a SO LONG until next time.

Mandy ( QNMD)

Leading by example –

family – friends and healthy nutrition

The HOW – product – health in bottles. 30 fruits and vegetables.
Debby and her mother – forever grateful – bonded – over health and nutrition
Fifth teen years ago – saying “YES” to these has lead to below.
The leaders in TEAM GENERATIONS

A simple YES led to this and beyond

leading and showing the way

Not saying GOODBYE

But ” UNTIL WE MEET UP AGAIN”
TEAM GENERATIONS ( MAMA BIRD)
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN – A MEMORY FROM THE TEAM FOR ” MAMA BIRD “!

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Papa’s World -The many faces of Juice Plus & Team Generations !

A quick way to DETOX

The concept of Team Generations came 13 years ago –

That is when Sherry introduced Juice Plus to our daughters.

Tammy and the twins
Juice Plus babies

First was Tammy – who attended our first in house education

on Health and Nutrition with Pamela Sue –

one of two of our mentors – Sari being the other.

Pam is from the Big Island , HI.

Sari is from Atlanta Ga.

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Tammy was always first and foremost a healthy eater

Shunning fast food – eating Natural and Organic.

She caught on right away and signed up

as both a customer and a partner in the

Juice Plus Company.

Today – all three children are Juice Plus babies

meaning in the womb – she took the Juice Plus

Thus the babies absorbed all that nutrition the whole time !

Tammy Taylor left Cassidy right

They were born early by choice – as Taylor was taking all the fluid

She was growing while Cassidy was not

So at 32 to 33 weeks –

they came into the World

They were small – barely over two pounds with Taylor 13 oz.more !

But – there were no problems – they were perfectly healthy

and today continue as Taylor being bigger

Cassidy is normal size

But I think Taylor is going to be like her MORMOR ( Sherry ) 5 ‘ 10 !!!

Debby ( eldest ) Sherry
She was suppose to be there
but her youngest became ill
and she had to turn around
and go back home

Debby was sad – she had missed the education

But in talking to Tammy and Sherry –

She just knew what a opportunity she had

in helping her entire family getting healthy.

They had so many doctor visits

being ill all the time

That had all changed in the first six months

they started the Juice Plus road to health.

Today – all three daughters and her husband & herself

Zero times to the doctor in the past 11 years for sickness

Taylor ( 9) & Sherry
Taylor is going to be tall
like her MORMOR
Swedish for Mother’s Mother

Today – Tammy is a Sales Coordinator –

while Debby is A QMND

Qualified National Marketing Director

Sherry is a Senior Sales Coordinator

All are living their dreams

Debby has passed her mother and is almost to the top as a NMD !

Debby has worked from home the last 11 years

Running her Juice Plus Business

While Sherry worked part time –

Debby did full time.

Sherry has retired early

and is full time in the Juice Plus Business

All three run the JPB from home.

No overhead

No inventory

And travel the Country every six months together

Promoting healthy change for family’s.

All this for a yearly fee of $50.00

You send in the order on your own website ( part of the fee)

The JP company packages-ships and collects the $$

from the customer and pays you a commission

and deposits it monthly into your own bank account.

Tammy has opened a second business

A high end Kids Consignment shop

while still running her Juice Plus Business

Today Sherry leads the team –

Called TEAM GENERATIONS

Named so that it stands for
Mothers – Daughters – grandchildren – great grand children.

As each Generation arrives

It is with the knowledge of adding insurance

in living healthy – as best we can.

With the research – we know we are on the right track.

A MOTHER AND TWO DAUGHTERS

have had a effect on hundreds of family’s

all over the country.

Helping people one day a time.

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Papa’s World – when birthdays come in THREE’S

Taylor Cassidy Tammy ( mommy)

Ten years ago – they were born – early –

Taylor was growing and Cassidy was not

So I think just around 32 or 33 weeks

The doctor decided now was the time

and they were so tiny – 3 lbs. something each

and Taylor bigger – so it has been for ten years!

Tammy

Tammy – she struggled at first –

and – to be sure the twins were all right

she got to come home first

then – the smallest – Cassidy came home!

Then three days later – Taylor.

There was nothing wrong with either one

they just had to make sure since they were so tiny

that they would eat and be okay.

Today Taylor – who I think is going to be as tall or taller than Sherry!
Cassidy – she loves her MorMor ( Sherry) and asks almost everyday when we are leaving.
Taylor and Cassidy

So the same but oh so different

day and night

Taylor laid back

Cassidy always busy

The birthdays were not planned

it was all in the hands of the doctor

and so now we have THREE BIRTHDAYS!

Celebrating three in one day
Birthday celebration comes in THREE!
Taylor “BEAR”
Cassidy – the little dynamo
The twins
When birthdays come in THREES!

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Papa’s World – The BIG BUS on and off – San Francisco

GOOD MORNING

We decided to tour San Francisco from the top deck of a BIG BUS !

So – we walked across the street from Pier 39 and that is where we boarded

after purchasing our tickets on Pier 39 !

Cindy and Buck

We choose the top even though it was a wee bit cool

and still a little foggy – esp.the Bridge !

Tom and Sherry
staying warm.

The BIG BUS was a on and off stop bus –

if you wanted too !

I think there were 15 or 16 stops !

But – we decided to just sit back and enjoy the whole city tour

and we even were going to ride across

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in the open air !!!!!!

Our tour guide

We had a excellent tour guide who was born and raised –

IN SCOTLAND !!!! How about that !

And he new everything about San Francisco

even one time singing the Tony Bennet classic

” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO “

and he was rather good – in fact great !

At the top of the street
the zig – zag street

It was hard to remember everything

or everyone he told us about

or that building or this building

Haight – Ashbury

Where it all started – The Peace and Love –

of the HIPPIE GENERATION

of which I am proud to say

I was part of even though

my long hair was curly

LIKE CARROT TOP !!!! LOL

So many memories of that generation

PEACE BROTHERS AND SISTERS ! And ” LOVE ” !!!

The courthouse
Tile mosaic
We both worked in the tile field
for a combined almost 80 years !
COOL SCOOTERS

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Crossing Golden State Bridge

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Crossing Golden Gate Bridge

in the fog from the open top deck !

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GREAT MEMORIES

Papas World – a little bit of this and that!

Healthy eating – healthy living – healthy lives –

That is what we try to do each and every day!

NOT EASY by a long stretch!

But then neither is life.

You can only try once – and try to make it count!

Just kidding but found it amusing!

Giving and taking –

talking and listening –

another life’s relationships

Sometimes it works

sometimes it doesn’t

But it is well worth the effort!

Yes we do – and little ones as well!

We all come in different shapes and sizes –

Different levels of tone –

some we can tune out

others we tune into

But – what is incredible is understanding

all we have to do is listen – listen – listen

instead we do not hear

and when it becomes silence

then we wish that once again we hear them.

Our loved ones are always in our memories – even their voices.

Life has changed ever so much during my years here.

From plastic records – to radio –

8 track and cassettes

To disks

Now wireless and tic tok

rver changing – going forward

And the beat goes on –

The music plays in your minds

We all march to its beat in different ways.

Life is full of music and I love it!

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Papas World – leaving the Tower Gardens – fantastic

When we sold the house – the new owners had adopted

a plant based diet – they observed the Tower Gardens

and made the offer to purchase them!

Along with 95 % of our household goods!

This Tower Garden is the one that has the cukes – tomatoes and spreading plants

We did two outside – in the patio we limited it – so as not to spread out

This one is inside the patio and will not spread out so much

There is enough produce to provide for several families

I often over the ten years would give away as we had too much to eat.

You can see just how much is there

They will only have to make sure it has water –

and once every 10 days or so – some nutrients –

and just pick and eat!

This will produce until extra cold weather – frost – ice or snow.

Sherry even made bread and butter pickles –

and we stored tomatoes in newspapers for a while.

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The Tower Gardens which are part of JP –

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Papa’s World – MUIR’S FOREST – REDWOODS

Finally – after visiting Muir’s Beach – it was time to retrace our route

and back to the reserved parking lot – to visit THE REDWOODS !

MUIR’S FOREST IN THE DISTANCE

So many pictures – so much awesome forest and trees –

that I have decided to break this down into a series.

MUIR WOODS

I have never seen a forest such as this –

so pristine – so awesome –

But – in the middle of all this –

a flash from the past –

A PAY PHONE !

Buck and Tom

You look up and up and still up !

Upon entering – a telling of Muir Forest
The history

This forest has been here for

some say 1600 years at least !

The roots are shallow

It was explained to me – that this is the perfect storm so to speak.

One – between 42 and 68 degrees –

FOG – these are the only trees to absorb moisture through their leaves !

The protection from the winds in their valleys.

And – their root systems being shallow –

they intertwine with one another !

Sherry and Cindy

The Sun is hot -the shade is cool !

Buck
Cindy

I wonder why all the older trees hollow out on the bottom ?

INTERESTING

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Papa’s World – Muirs Beach

We were on our way for our appointment –

To enter Muir ‘s Forest to see the Redwoods –

when we got redirected to Muir’s Beach –

because we were 15 minutes early !

Good Morning

Not knowing anything about this –

It was another unexpected visit to something we had not planned !

Buck – Cindy and Sherry
in the parking lot of Muir’s Beach

Now we had to drive about ten minutes down the Mountain –

and it was FOGGY !

In the parking lot – I could see all these houses on the hill side

and the fog was just lifting.

Walk way to the beach

When he said beach -my first thought was –

there must be a small lake somewhere up here !

And when we got there

A cluster of houses dotted the hill side

Who lives way out here and how do they get food ?

How dumb was I ?

Well – this was no pond- lake –

It was a BEACH on the COVE of the OCEAN !

Muir’s Beach
Muir’s Beach

Now I understood why all the houses and there must be another road !

Muir’s Beach

We had been directed to the Ocean

and all the while we were in the mountains driving to Muir’s Forest

I had no idea on the other side of the mountain

we were that close !

Walking the dune

And there were people on the beach !

Cindy coming up from the beach
Tom & Buck

The view those houses had after the fog lifted –

later found out one of Sherry’s woman’s group

actually taught school there!

On the path back from the beach
over looking Muir’s Beach – Sherry – Cindy walking down
Cindy
Sherry

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Papa’s World – sometimes it’s by accident you find a nugget

Good Morning

Exploring makes you hungry – and questioning – where do we stop ?

On this day we completely drove to and around Lake Tahoe – 180 miles !

While the ladies were up on top at Squaw Valley –

They overheard a conversation –

and our next destination was fixed –

A nugget in the El Dorado Mountains

First I must say – the California Gold Rush was in these mountains –

So much so – that this building was built in 1850 –

one year after that first gold was found

Right on top of what was known as THE THREE MILE MINE !

Entrance to the THREE MILE MINE

And – when we requested to eat in the cellar –

we were much surprised to find the entrance to said GOLD MINE

right next to where we were seated!

Sherry – Cindy – Buck

We were eating amongst historical fact!

SMITH FLAT HOUSE was the over heard conversation

and believe me when I say NO WHERE –

because with out GPS – we NEVER would of found it !

Bars on windows – 1850 !

The history here is GOLD WAS FOUND HERE !

And the mine shaft – tunnel runs three miles to the town court house !

Powder room

And in a room just past where we sat – all the mines POWDER was stored!

This also was one of the stops on the PONY EXPRESS !

And the Comstock Wagon Train Stop !

We had no idea when driving miles to find it

In fact – when we first arrived

we almost walked away –

There is a huge outdoor seating area – covered – but it was hot –

103 degrees hot – we had come off the mountains –

Sherry

And we could not find anyone to wait on us outside !

So – we decided to go inside just in case –

There was a big party going on

then we saw a sign that pointed down to the cellar

At that moment I caught the attention of a waiter

It was 3:00 PM. Dinner did not start until 4:00

But we could go downstairs

and order lunch !!!!!

The soft pine bar
where MARK TWAIN STOOD AND DRANK

That is when we found out the history –

MARK TWAIN was here!

This place has been serving food since the mid 1850’s !

And that food was what Sherry said the best CHEESE BURGER

she has EVER eaten – she does not eat them !

But she ate every crumb of that one !

Sometimes you find that nugget

If that conversation were not over heard

and if we had not had GPS

The nugget in them thar hills would not of been !

Sometimes it pays to listen and this was one of them !

SMITH FLAT HOUSE
PLACERVILLE CALIFORNIA
THREE MILE MINE

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Papa’s World – Sensational trip back to Reno – El Dorado Mountains

Our return trip to Reno from Lake Tahoe – took us through the mountains

The El Dorado mountains to be exact !

The beginning of the trip back to Reno

We had decided not to retrace our original course –

but to take the longer route back.

And so glad we made that choice !

The road had some amazing views –

You never get tired of looking !

Way – way up –
water gushed from the mountain

The mountains were so high that the waterfall looks small!

El Dorado’s

It was a longer trip –

but well worth the extra time.

Stopping for just looking

Our trip back – we marveled at the beauty of the mountains –

Tunnels – huge rocks and sheer cliffs –

Always a view – peace – solitude

FREEDOM

Our day was getting long –

and we soon were looking for a place

a place to stop – rest – eat and just enjoy the time we spent together.

Our next stop –

at a again unexpected destination

found by chance

” THERE’S GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS ” !

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Papa’s World – Lake Tahoe adventure continues

Cindy and Sherry

Mt. Rose ski slopes – 8250 feet – a little chilly but refreshing.

Cindy – me – Buck

As our adventure starts – we decided that we would completely

drive the whole way around Lake Tahoe

we ended up driving 180 miles that day !

Mt. Rose – 8250 feet high
Our first sight of Lake Tahoe
Cindy and Sherry
pointing at the lake
although it looks like trees they are holding up !
Lake Tahoe
Clear waters
Swimmers
Swimmers snorkeling

We would pull off road and take pictures – it was so beautiful

The water is so clear you have 100 feet visibility !

However – the average temperature of the water is

42 degrees low and 64 high – too cold for me !

However – we read where it never freezes over

The warm water at the bottom always rises to the top

preventing it freezing !

Cindy and Buck

I hope you enjoyed this part of our adventure –

Oh – just another little tidbit

The average SNOW FALL at the Lake Tahoe area

420 inches !

Way too much for me

and the last of the snow melted in JULY !

Cindy and Sherry

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Papa’s World – at 70 – feeding my brain – keeping memory

What I take every day – double dose – Omega’s by Juice Plus

A couple years ago – The Juice Plus Company introduced a new product.

” The Omega Blend + ” OMEGA’S 3 – 5- 6 – 7 – 9 .

I turn 70 years old in a couple days – and – I am doing what I can to retain memory – both short term and long term. I do not like the ” FISH TASTE” of Omega’s on the market. So when this came out – I was delighted to find out that first – there is no fish taste or after taste , and the win – win for me is it is made out of ALGAE – which is where the fish get the omega from !

I am strict on the fish I eat – no farm raised and only Salmon from North Atlantic . Mercury is a major concern for me – so ALGAE – ( they have their own Algae farms ) was the selling point !

The Omega’s 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 – Orange flavor!

Today – I feel that I am doing the most I can – writing this blog keeps my mind sharp

( after all – I am not a TECHIE – so remembering is essential in Blogging )

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I hope this helps you out – I know it has helped me and by the way – the capsules do dissolve after taking them – but if you do not like swallowing capsules – you can open and sip the fluid which to me tastes like a orange creamsicle !

FEEDING MY BRAIN – KEEPING MEMORY

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Papa’s World – Laughter – living – health – evolving

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My thought in life – think young – smile – be involved with your grand kids – and look for the positives and let the negatives roll off your back !

Every day in my life – I look for what is funny and positive – keeping a open mind – I avoid News Channels – seeking information on my own.

I have come to maintain my healthy living style with my wife – Sherry – who is a certified Health Coach – thank goodness for that.

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This June will be our 37 th. anniversary – seems like only yesterday – and next week I turn 70 and in two months she also turns 70.

In marriage as in life – compromise is a must – as is laughter – and in our case travel and family – most important to us is family. We have a close group of a few friends – trying to get together every four or five months.Since we are scattered about over a 400 mile range – sometimes that can be a little daunting.

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Our family where we live consists of Five grand daughters and the newest – and only Boy ! As you can guess – he has all our hearts. Both mother’s and their mother – whom is called MORMOR ( Swede for Mother’s Mother) promote healthy living and eating. ALL are on the product called Juice Plus – as well as the Omega’s – from Algae – not fish oil – and try to be gluten free.

The oldest does not eat meat – and has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Lynchburg in Va. We have two more soccer players – a gymnastic – who all the time is doing gymnastic moves – a Equestrian – and a Ballet and Modern dancer.

They are very important to us and I can honestly say – their youth keeps us young in body and mind.

June 25 th. 1982

The years have flown by – we are now watching our grand children going off to college. But – the legacy that we brought forth almost 13 years ago – has been instilled in each and every one of them as well as their parents.

Today – we are living life to the plus one day at a time – walking 3 plus miles a day – doing shreds ( getting rid of toxins ) going dairy free and gluten as much as we can.

And – for me – sharing good thoughts – smiles and interesting family – friends and my life blogs.

My motto through life :

” Do all the small things well and they in turn will take care of the larger things ” ! Hope you enjoyed the read – HGD !!!!

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Papa’s World – and then the rains came – lightening – winds – trees down

We had to be at the library at 3:00 PM. on Thursday –

We had stopped at Marcus & Tammy’s to pick up library books

We had the twins and Bode –

and then it started – lightening and thunder.

Good morning

We drove the short distance –

I was going to let them all out in front of the library !

I pulled right into a space right in front of the entrance –

Then literally –

ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE !

The rains came so hard – going sideways with the wind.

It was like a fire hose had been trained on us !

Windshield wipers could not keep up.

The wind picked up – we tuned to 103 TOP news radio – DC.

Gusts of 60 MPH – torrential rain – take cover –

Then the lightening picked up –

Sherry checked her google weather app –

Instead of showing rain –

it was SOLID YELLOW LIGHTENING strikes.

The kids got scared –

the twins went to the floor in the back seat –

Bode came up front to Sherry’s lap –

We could not see out of the car for more than 10 feet!

A head light no more than 20 feet away.
The car with the head light

We calmed the kids down – telling them we had rubber tires beneath us.

There was no chance of getting out and running into the library –

The lightening and thunder was continuous.

Cassidy on floor in back

Cassidy got real quiet she was so scared.

Taylor comforting Cassidy

Taylor clutched her build a bear – talking to Cassidy –

telling her not to touch metal –

we would be okay because we had tires !

Where we parked
Library with roof over hang

We were parked right in front – the over hang was just across the sidewalk

What was really scary was lightening would hit –

A very loud crack and then the wind –

Bending those trees you see almost over touching the sidewalk.

The park right across the street

Legacy park was right across the street –

about a football field away –

This is a 15 acre park –

They closed it right after the storm quit

TREES WERE DOWN !

Legacy Park

Branches were everywhere – it was a mess and so close to us in the car

When it was over after almost 40 minutes –

we went inside.

It continued a soft rain –

We got home and I discovered shingles from our roof in the yard

The flag – flag pole and the bracket had been ripped right off the porch.

Small branches were everywhere

The top 12 feet of our neighbors tree came off-

and lacked the width of a finger

from going through his living room window.

On our walk this morning –

this pond came up 3 to 4 feet

and the feeder streams ares still rushing water into it.

Legacy Park
Legacy park

Less than 300 yards from where we sat in the car.

Legacy Park
Legacy Park

Some of these trees – the roots were bigger than garage doors !

We have not had much rain in the last two months –

and I think that weakened the root systems where the soil

was extremely dried out !

So much for all those in Government who say

” THERE IS NO CLIMATE CHANGE ” !

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Papa’s World – SWEET 16 our grand daughter ELLA !

I remember the day all those years ago –

when her mother turned the SWEET 16.

Yesterday – it was Ella – our second to oldest grand daughter !

Ella Myers

When she was little – barely walking – she would run to me –

climb into my lap – or around company – hide behind my legs.

We almost lost her when she was really young –

She got something from a turtle –

and she spent almost a week in the ICU and hospital –

so small and so afraid.

A drawing of a Turtle eating a Strawberry
in Pencil drawn by Ella Myers

Now today – she has a roomful of turtles – pictures – memento’s

drawings – who would of guessed !

TINY as her dad calls her

Through the years – from broken foot – to sprained wrist –

To another broken bone in her foot –

She was stepped on in soccer ( her love)

To coming down the wrong way on it –

Sitting out two years of playing soccer –

to coming named as MVP on her JV team –

as a Sophomore –

Now she is once again ready for travel soccer !

TINY no more.
Almost as tall as Sherry who is 5 ‘ 9 “

Turning 16 – drivers permit

about to start her Junior year –

and after TWO YEARS of sitting out travel soccer

She tried out and made the team as a Midfielder!

And – like her sister – can run !

Without practice – she can run a sub 6 minute mile !

With her tiny admirers

In the picture above – a box of LEGO’S – special box –

And a letter from the both of us

She loves Star Wars – and this is a Star wars lego.

The note reads – you are going to Hollywood Studios in Florida.

You will board a airplane – fly down – stay a week with us –

And spend the day in the new STAR WARS AMUSEMENT PARK –

Reading the letter
A Taco holder made to look like a dinosaur

Ella – like Maddy when she turned 16 ( she swam with the Manatee’s )

will celebrate in Florida with us –

a memory they will both remember for a long time.

Sweet 16 birthday party

Today – her and her friends will tube down a river

Soon – in a few weeks – travel soccer practice will begin.

Her older sister will leave for college to begin her college soccer practice.

But – for one day – as it was those many – many years ago for her mother

SWEET 16 !!!!

ELLA ( tiny ) MYERS

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Papa’s World – hanging with Rad ( Radoslav Lorkovic)

Not many times in your life you get to hang out with a classically trained

Folk and Blues musician – who has produced three live albums

and five critically acclaimed sole recordings !

RAD

Sitting in church a few weeks ago –

the announcement came that August 10, 2019 –

A folk concert with Rad and Ronny Cox – movie and TV star –

and a folk singer in his own right –

would perform –

And if anyone could open up their home

and welcome them as guests for one night

To let them know after church.

The day began when they arrived around 3:00 pm.

They had preformed the night before –

and after small talk –

I showed them to their rooms –

where they both rested prior to getting ready for the nights concert.

We did manage to it down for 30 minutes or so and talk.

Rad is very unique in that he also plays the Accordion

Which is dear to my heart – because my mother also played it !

She traveled to lumber camps and played music

My father played the spoons and my uncle Jack the wash board.

Rad on the accordion

His music was haunting

and later I asked him how much he and Ronny practiced together –

Not at all –

have played together for 13 years –

Ronny lives in LA. Rad in Chicago

Ronny’s agent plans their adgenda

then they meet up at whatever airport they need to be at

and any new songs or music they just blend it together !

Rad on the keyboard with the piano also

Born in Croatia and moving to the U.S.A. at a early age –

He grew up in Idaho and now resides in Chicago-

But also has a condo in Croatia.

Tom – Ronny Cox – Sherry and Rad

He has played in Carnegie Hall –

The Kennedy Center

along with small settings of taverns on the upper Mississippi River –

To castles in Italy –

the Yup’ik villages of Alaska –

to being along side such greats as Odetta – Jimmy LaFace –

Shawn Mullins – Greg Brown – Ellis Paul to name a few.

Rad -Sherry and Ronny Cox

His life is a adventure – traveling the World –

Hosting cruises to Croatia –

Spending time with his girlfriend in Chicago

and playing music with the Movie star – actor –

and known Folk singer Ronny Cox –

For 13 years they have traveled to little venues

Sherry and Rad in our home

Every once in a while –

a special time is presented –

This was but one of them!

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Papa’s World-Growing up Eldred Pa. – part Six.

GOOD MORNING

Eldred – a small community situated by the Allegheny River

Among the rolling hills know as the old mountain range

” The Allegheny Mountains “

I wrote a blog a short while ago –

about the title before there was ” STAND BY ME “

There was Eldred –

where everybody knows your name.

Bob – me ( Tom ) – Greg – Mike – John – Sully – Gerry – Gus and Pat

We were friends – we were buddies –

we had each others back

And we once took a little trip down that river .

Canoeing the Allegheny River
I believe our Sophomore year



Our little group grew and grew –

We were part of a national group known as The Exployer’s !

Raising money for our trips –

Staying out of trouble –

Almost all of my buddies belonged

And the younger kids started to follow.

Me – number 65

We played sports –

we were not into trouble –

we did not smoke – which back then was a big deal !

A few who did got kicked off the team.

We lived – played and grew up in a small Western Pa. town

close to the South Western New York border

where every one knew your name

In all the years before – and the years since –

The faces have changed –

the names also –

but to this day it remains

North Main Street

The little town – where every one knew your name

South Main Street

Of ELDRED PA .

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GROWING UP – ELDRED PA.

Before there was STAND BY ME –

There was ELDRED PA.

Papa’s World – Growing up – Eldred Pa. part four

The men of Eldred

I remember each and everyone of these men –

This was the volunteers for the fire department –

In every facet of my life growing up –

I most likely came in contact with them all at one time or other.

GROWING UP ELDRED PA. part four of Papa’s World.

Fire department
just down the street from my house

This was a busy building – where the men came together –

all volunteers and the ladies auxiliary also met.

And just across the street next to the Post Office was “SLAVINS ” !

Local hangout bar and meeting place for most of these people !

Run by Russ and Tootie Slavin – a local family –

who in each Slavin branch – all very good athletes

and known through NWPA !

I can remember every year – the firemen would come along the curb

in front of our house on North Main Street –

and with chalk would write and mark where each unit was to line up

and this would go all the way back to the Kendall bridge !

The MEMORIAL DAY PARADE marked the end of the school year

and the beginning of Summer !

The Kendall Bridge

I was always told that this bridge was one of only two –

The other I think was in Japan.

It was a two lane bridge – with a road coming off in the middle –

Spanning a railroad track – another road –

and a river running under it !

I do not know if that was true or not –

with a gas station ( Kendall) across from the entrance.

but it is still there today !

The parade back then and today – is always led by the veterans of the town

It seems like that number down through the years never dwindles.

For such a small town – ( 800 to 1000) people

It has provided the military of scores of men

in all the conflicts fighting for their country.

Terry – Ron – Freddie -Paul and Skeet
my brothers close friends

Two are now gone – three remain – four played baseball with my brother

Freddie was in the little league World Series.

Four played for my father

Ron and my father
Clarence Russel Fitzsimmons
known as Bob or Fitz

I was too young – I never went –

But there were families of friends who went every year

To far North in Canada fishing !

We had a old red barn down back –

three stories tall and a stable underneath –

I can still see in my mind

The red front and the big sliding gray door –

and to the left

DOZENS of fish heads nailed up on the wall

Muskie – Pike

Fish that they caught and brought home.

Roger went but I was born ten years younger

I never went but looked at hundreds of pictures !

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Growing up Eldred Pa.

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Papa’s World – Loudoun United coming !!!!

We have been following soccer for I guess 14 years –

Maddy was four when she started to play – then Ella !

Now – we will follow Maddy in college –

and continue to follow Ella in travel and H.S. soccer –

But – on 8 -9-19 – something new is about to happen !

And since I write this a week ahead of time –

last night –

it happened!

GOOD MORNING

We will have a professional soccer team about six miles away !

LOUDOUN UNITED SOCCER TEAM –

A farm team of D.C. United in Washington D.C.

Where players are developed – much as minor league baseball !

Site of new soccer field

Almost across from the Leesburg airport –

and part a huge soccer complex already there –

( where our grand daughter Maddy practiced for three years )

sits a complex of 12 to 16 soccer fields

And is part of Loudoun County !

Site work

It also contains a complex of base ball diamonds –

and both grass and turf fields.

Major tournaments both in baseball – softball

and soccer are played here

and is a hot bed for recruitment for soccer for college.

Beginning to take shape

A new four lane road with a traffic signal was built –

along with additional parking for over 700 cars –

along with lots already there for 700 cars.

More parking is in the plans !

In addition to the new stadium –

four more fields are being built

as part of the deal for the land with the county –

and two turf fields also will be built –

along with a state of the art training facility.

One of the turf fields will be for the pro team only

while the other fields will be for the County park.

Work progressing

We have known about this for some time –

as it has been in the news –

and Washington D.C. United –

just opened their new stadium –

which sits about a quarter mile from Nat’s Park

In the last two months !

So – big time Soccer is now here !

BLEACHERS

Being so close – instead of going into D.C. to Audi Field

we can jump in the car and be in the lot in 15 minutes –

of course traffic may become a problem and it will take longer

but still – to have this is just awesome !

Becoming a new fixture

Although Maddy will no longer be coming here for games and practice

There may be a chance that Ella’s travel team may play here.

Almost done

Our hope is to attend games –

and see some future players play in the big time.

Field is ready

This is a beautiful area –

and as the plan moves forward with the additional complex

It is a gold star for the County !

August 9 th. Professional Soccer came to Loudoun County !

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Papa’s World – When friends golf – win or lose – a great day

Last weekend – our friends stopped in on their way home from WNY –

We planned this out –

We made twilight tee times – for Friday at 3:00 PM.

The challenge was once again on –

GALS VS. GUYS – NO STROKES GIVEN – they are too good !

GOOD MORNING

Now – we have done this many times before –

and it almost every time is a close match –

And it was also close this time –

Cindy and Sherry

Our friends – Cindy and William ( Buck ) McBride –

we have traveled the World together since we were neighbors

32 and 1/2 years ago.

In five weeks – we leave and fly to Northern California

Where we will meet up and tour for ten days !

Alogonkin Park Golf Course

The course is about twenty minutes from our home.

And there are Deer on every hole !

Buck teeing off

It was very hot out – 94 degrees – but by the second nine –

A breeze and shade –

Cindy teeing off

As I said no strokes are given – they do not need them –

if you do – they will kill you –

As it was – we beat them by ONE STROKE !

SHERRY

The second nine – we won by two strokes !

Tom

BUT – the difference was two reasons –

We ONE putted SEVEN greens –

and they THREE putted FOUR greens !

That is why we give them NO STROKES !