Papa’s World – last day – walking Downtown Wilmington, N.C. – friends fly out the next day!

Mike Buck Jim

It was a wonderful three days – but for Mike and Carol – they had to fly back to WNY the next day.

The rest of us had one more day and were planning to golf on Oak Island that same day.

Sherry Cindy and Carol

We have been friends for 35 to 40 years.

Neighbors – and hometown friends.

Jim and Dottie – who lived in the same town I grew up in WPA.

For the last, two years we had gone back to WNY to visit Carol and Mike at their lake house.

This time they flew down to Wilmington.

We are thankful after all these years we still are able to do this.

Sherry Cindy and Carol

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Papa’s World – when friends come together!

This time it was our home for one day and a day on the ICW – and then golfing.

We gathered at our home for an overnight – then on to Magnolia Greens to the McBrides for three nights.

Last two years we made the trip to WNY to stay with our friends back home.

We golfed on Friday – then picked up our WNY friends at the airport. Golfing is always a competition –

ladies vs. men!

And it is always too close to call after 18 holes!

The airport run was made and we moved to the McBrides just outside Leland, N.C.

We rehashed old times – had a few drinks – listened

to music and the next morning drove back to OIB to show our friends from WNY our home.

Later – we all went to OIB Fish Company to depart on an afternoon pontoon boat ride.

Papa shedding his shorts for swimming trunks – a good thing because of all the boat traffic – we hit waves that washed up and over us – getting wet was part of the fun and cool off!

This day it was a swimsuit!
Papa and Sherry – Jim and I traded off on steering the boat.

Jimmy steering the boat.

We were out there for four hours – going North to Holden Beach and then back South to Sunset Beach before returning to OIB!

Nature’s resources on the ICW – are awesome!

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Papa’s World – Fun times with friends from WNY and WPA!

We all stay in touch – a group of friends from back in the days living in WNY and WPA!

All of us lived near each other or just across the Pa. line.

Slowly we all moved South – to now the N.C. region – Wilmington to OIB

with one couple in Va. Beach and the other couple still in WNY.

We golf together whenever we can – playing scramble guys vs gals – and one other couple – still lives back in WNY – sometimes they also make it down – this time they did not but they were here last year.

Jim – Buck – Papa – Mike

Mike and Carol still live back in WNY – own and operate a large painting business with crews traveling out to the midwest and everywhere in between – painting pipelines etc.

They have a lake house that we go up and stay with them.

The FOUR AMIGOS

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Papa’s World – Christmas 2021 – part 4.

Five of six grandchildren

Hiking the trails in Winchester Va.

Sarah still had classes.

Maddy – Ella -Cassidy – Bode and Taylor.

Taylor and Cassidy

Debby – Tammy, and Sherry took the grandkids on a hike in Winchester Va.

It is about three miles long and is within the city limits.

Much artistic sculpture exists along the trails.
Walking the trails through the woods.
The trail is full of things like this tractor!
GRANDMA or MORMOR’S
Taylor
Cassidy

It was a good walk and a way to expend all that energy!

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Papa’s World – with the three oldest granddaughters
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Papa’s World – Christmas Holidays – 2021 – part 2.

Tammy Sherry Debby – mother and daughters

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

Holidays with the grandkids.

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

Debby Ella Sherry Tammy

Shopping – walking – laughing – spending quality time together.

Cassidy Taylor Bode

Baking and frosting Christmas cookies with the little ones.

FAMILY MEMORIES
The MYERS family
The KROHN FAMILY

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MEMORIES OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 2021 PART 2

Papa’s World – Christmas Holiday – 2021!

Papa Sarah Maddy Ella Sherry

Memories of when they were small and today all grown up!

There are times I wish to see them that way again!
The three older granddaughters decorate the tree.

Two are in college – one is the first year of H.S. All we are hoping to have down with us at the beach.

I just know they will love our new home!

They would come and spend days with us before we moved – now college and H.S.

Those times are memories of the past – today – and in the future – memories of beach days!

Our three oldest granddaughters and their parents

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Papa’s World – From us to you – wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Papa and Sherry wish you a Merry Christmas

Our very first Christmas in our new home! Sharing some pictures! Keeping some memories.

Our front entrance with wreathes both front and back – candles in the front windows.

A child was born – swaddled in clothes – the baby who changed the world – bringing joy to each and every one. Bringing light into a dark world. As Christians – we believe.

Our wall is dedicated to our Dream – beach living!

In the joy of this season – the first for us here – we had a dream – a dream to live near a beach – we have two – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach – keep positive thoughts – rejoice in your dreams!

Our Charlie Brown Tree.

In this season of joy to us and the world – giving is more important for us. We found a family of five.

Two little girls and one little boy and parents.

On Facebook – the mother asked if anyone had decorations they did not want – for they had none.

We had so many in storage – and had gone away from the green trees of lights and bulbs.

So – Sherry contacted her and we made arrangements to drop them off some 17 miles away.

When the mother thanked us through PM later – she said now they could decorate for the kids.

Asking is hard to do – giving is easy – tis the holiday season – tis the joy of giving.

Our first lighted front of the house.

We decorated early this year – to be able to enjoy it being our first time here.

In this first holiday year – Christmas caroling by Sherry and neighbors.

A golf cart ride around the neighborhood to see the houses all lighted up!

A neighborhood cocktail party and two we missed for other commitments.

Our first holidays here and already the joys of friends we have made and friends we have still to make.

Today as you read this – our thoughts are with you.

All those years ago – a babe was born – we celebrate that birth in a Christian way.

We celebrate family – friends and those in need.

We celebrate a way for peace in the world and at home.

Thanks for reading – thanks for following – thanks for being a part of my life and this blog.

PAPA and SHERRY – wishing you love – happiness – joy and a MERRY CHRISTMAS on this day!
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Papa’s World – our very first Christmas Holidays in the new house – lights – and tree.

View from the street – just a few wreathes – garland and small lighted- decorated tree on the front porch.

Sherry wanted to keep it simple this year – I have all the decorations stored over the garage.

So – she climbed up there for the very first time ( she is not good with heights or ladders)

And was surprised how I had organized all the big plastic tubs of decorations.

I had put down a rug and lined everything stacked up all around it!

Easy to get to and open up!

My favorite spot to sit and sip my first cup of coffee for the day!

Keeping it simple – all the lights are on timers and batteries!

They run for six hours and shut off!

It has been too chilly to sit out here in the mornings – in the high 20’s and low 30’s!

Unusual for down here.

But – it warms up in the sunshine and we also get days in the high 60’s to mid-’70s!

The three Swedish horses were made by our three oldest granddaughters – MADDY – ELLA and SARAH

We decided some four or five years ago to forego these big bulky green trees!

They were big and bulky and went into a big zippered bag – that as I was getting older –

too heavy and bulky to lift up and place on the shelf.

So – we bought our bare-brown colored what I call our “CHARLIE BROWN TREE”!

It all comes apart -folds inward and into a long slender cardboard box!

It is not heavy and stores easily!

We also went to the WOODLAND ornaments – winter furry little things and people!

There are many sentimental ornaments that have meaning for us on there!

Just keeping everything simple for this first year in the new home.

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Papa’s World – Returning home for Christmas and family time.

After two and one half months –

we journeyed back to our home base in NVA!

We wanted to spend the Holiday with the kids of both families.

And – we took the Covid19 test and were negative!

Our plan was to stay for three weeks and then come back to the Condo

at Ocean Keyes in North Myrtle Beach – S.C.

Papa Maddy Bode Ella Sherry Taylor Sarah Cassidy – our six grand kids whom all wanted us back for Christmas!

“All I want for Christmas is you grandma” says Sarah!

Our time there was both long and short –

long in that it was cold and I do not do cold very well!

We had their first snow – ice and wind for the year.

Short in that it went very fast and we miss them all ready!

A visit to a winery in the snow with a log campfire! BLEU FROG!!!!

We stayed back and forth until our family in Lake Holiday had to go into quarantine

due to coming in contact with a neighbor just by talking outdoors with her.

So – they were able to get the negative tests back and we went up Christmas Eve

to spend the night with them!

So – we got to spend quality time with both families

and then we all had dinner together.

MorMor Bode Taylor Cassidy Tammy

While the weather was cold – we did manage to stay inside – play games

put puzzles together – good dinners and the little ones loved it!

We made the most of the time together

We – had family time

We spent time together before we were to leave

and head back South!

We even got to watch and cheer on the Buffalo Bills football team!

A big part of our sports life before we moved TO NVA!

It was cold – there was snow – ice and wind.

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Winchester family – Debby – Sarah – Sherry – Maddy – Papa – Mike – Ella

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Papa’s World – making memories – cookies – with the oldest grand daughters!

First you gather the ingredients – then you gather the grand daughters and their mother!
Mother ( Debby) Ella Sarah Sherry ( grand ma) Maddy

Memories are made each year during the holidays –

making Christmas cookies is one of them!

Sherry has done this for years – and they all love it!

They laugh and laugh at her and with her!
The results – or a small fraction of the results – all decorated by each of the grand daughters!

She teaches them her heritage and is passed down generation to generation.

Sherry is Swedish – her grand mother was born in Sweden.

She is 5 ‘ 9″ tall – and Ella is almost as tall – Sarah will be that also and Taylor at 10 years old

comes up to her chin!

The temptations are there – YUMMY!
She is a educator – teaching them to be themselves – honor – compassion and self worth!

Respect is what they have for her.

Admiration – and laughing – both at her and with her.

Going shopping with Grandma!

MEMORIES for a lifetime!

Ella Sarah Sherry

We will come up once more and spend a couple days and Christmas eve.

Then we will go back to Tammy’s for Christmas day!

The little ones are so excited and she made cookies with them also!

To them she is not grand ma – but MORMOR – mother’s mother in Swedish!

After Christmas we will once again head back to S.C.

Knowing that Memories were once again made

and captured into this blog

for future reading – seeing !

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My little contribution to the cookie making!
ELLA will be on a soccer team in college – and will play against her sister Maddy at the University of Lynchburg!

But that is another blog in the works!

Papas World – family – sharing a holiday.

We all live within 1 1/2 hours drive –

we try to share time together during the Holidays

Usually a overnight –

a campfire – a dinner – games and music.

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Two daughters – their husbands
five grand daughters
and one grand son

A lot of planning goes into this as they also spend time with in laws.

But we find a way – and this time we all met at the Krohns

Tammy and Marcus’s house for a Christmas day and sleep over.

Mother and two daughters
Debby – Sherry – Tammy

Sleeping arrangements done – campfire going in fire pit outside

some drinks – music – and great traditional food.

Opening of presents –

laughter – toys – games

and putting together puzzles.

Sarah – Ella – Taylor – Maddy – Bode – Cassidy

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Papa’s World – colors – lights – our yard – Fall – Christmas

The trees – both in front and along the side –

Full of reds – yellow – orange and rust colors.

I love this time – except the cold !

Tree in front yard

For as far as I can see up and down the streets – colors!

I still mow the grass – the irrigation has been blown out –

and turned off – leaves are falling –

The Tower Gardens are all down – cleaned and packed away.

Except we now have the one inside up and running.

With grow lights –

A view up the street

The leaves will be a problem – usually 15 to 20 bags!

As the landscape changes – the air cooler – darker at night –

we turn on the fireplace –

The glow – the extra blanket on the couch

Winter is peeking in!

The patio and the trees
looking over

Soon – there will be snow flakes –

The wind will blow –

our walking will be inside at the mall

And once again my mind will turn to sunny days

warm winds and sometimes gentle rain

But for now – it LIGHTS!

The color of trees and the
glow of Christmas lights
our home

Yes – SIX WEEKS and I put up the lights

set up the tree ( no decorations as of now)

The spirit of Christmas is upon me.

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