Papa’s World – all here enjoying the company

GOOD MORNING

We all were there by 10:30 PM.

And of course – until Jim and Dottie arrived –

The four of us played a dice game called

Mexican Train – a first for me !

A view over the pond
to the golf course
from the back patio

We decided that the next day would be walk in morning –

( Cindy and Sherry )

while the rest rested up

and had coffee looking at this view

My favorite room
of this house
I can just imagine
a gentle rain
and the rumble of
thunder !
Sipping coffee
watching the course
being watered !

I have always liked this area of N.C.

Twenty minute car ride to the beach

but far enough away from the storms

Magnolia Greens has 27 golf holes

And another twenty minutes to down town Wilmington !

Buck Dottie Jim
and Sherry
in the kitchen
with the view of the pond

Later in the day – we would head to Wilmington

To the river fest – lunch –

and the reason we all came down here

use up the six tickets Cindy had as a Christmas gift

To be locked up in THE ESCAPE ROOM !

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Dawn view of the pond
and the golf course
Magnolia Greens

PAPA’S WORLD

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Papa’s World – Last full day – journey into the Blue Ridge – Visit BEAR CHASE brewery !

GOOD MORNING

We were down to our last full day !

So we ventured not East – but to the West –

To the Blue Ridge Mountains of Va.

Mountain top brewery
BEAR CHASE
right next to Mt. Weather
the Government installation

We were going to relax after three days of non stop touring !

So – we took in Bear Chase Brewery –

on top of a mountain –

with views of Reston – Tyson’s corner –

40 to 50 miles away !

Looking East toward D.C.

We arrived and only a few people were there!

Only a few people were there
We had a late lunch
and a few brews

We have been here on weekends when it is packed

both the brewery and the yards !

Lots of nooks and crannies
to enjoy friends
around a fire pit !
A air B&B you can rent
just walk to bed after a night party !

There is also a bar opened on the lawn when it is busy

and a menu for food

close by is another brewery and a winery

along with Mt. Weather where it is said

the Vice President was taken on 9 – 11 !

Sherry Jo Tom

We were going to spend a couple hours just relaxing

and taking in the view

Sherry – checking on information
about history
of the area

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Jo Sherry Paul

Next blog – final day – morning walk –

the streets of Brambleton Va.

OUR HOME

Papa’s World – The tour of the Capital continues

GOOD MORNING

As we continued on the tour

I noticed the plaques over doors leading into historic rooms

The old Supreme Court room used from 1810 to 1860 – 50 years !

Historic room
Historic room

I could not help but wonder-

” IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK ” !

Historic room

Everything was just decorated in elegance.

Sherry with our tour guide Henry

We went into and out of so many rooms I lost track of just what they were !

Historic room
The many historic events
that would of happened here !
The room under the Rotunda
where George Washington was to be interred
and his wishes were to be interred
on his own property
at Mount Vernon
Henry – Jo- Sherry and Paul
under the Rotunda

The artwork and floors were just beautiful –

The walls and statues and the deco work on the walls

It is hard to explain – you just have to see it for yourself !

The speaker of the Senate
Mitch McConnell
office
Not much goes on here !

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to Paul and Jo
for making the arrangements
through their congress woman
so we could do the tour
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Protests !

Papa’s World – tour continues Halls of Congress – the Capital

Set up for interviews
The floor of the Rotunda
below
Reporter or newscaster

We walked in wonder – I was amazed at seeing History !

I have loved History all my life –

this day I felt I walked among it !

The ceiling of the Rotunda
Looking up
the wall
and all the reliefs
The Rotunda
where Presidents
have been viewed

The statues – the floor – the walls and the ceiling

spoke centuries of thought to me.

Each state has a statue
or more !

There are so many statues – that we were told –

They had to move them to another room

as the weight was causing structural damage to the floor.

That room had been closed off for interior work being done!

The original statue
that was to be placed on the dome
was too heavy
so they made a lighter one
that now stands and faces
the executive branch
watching to over see JUSTICE

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Jo and Sherry
standing in front of a statue
dedicated to the Women
of the U.S.A. who have made
dramatic changes such as
Women’s rights to vote
This statue is left undone
to signify there is more to be done
and one day
A WOMEN SHALL BE ELECTED PRESIDENT !
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Papa’s World – Martin Luther King Jr. memorial- D.C.

Our last tour of this day –

The memorial of Martin Luther King Jr.

next to the tidal basin

Across from the Jefferson Memorial.

The Jefferson Memorial

I could not help but wonder –

if every man is created equal

then why ( economics) were there slaves !

Sherry – Jo and Paul

The statue is gazing across the basin as if to ask that very question.

No truer words spoken

Today we think back knowing what we know-

Yet – generations have come and gone

and that rancor still remains

Paul and Jo

“I took a picture of one of the sayings – I could not help myself in walking around and taking a picture of each ” Paul Peterson

This was our first visit here

I found it profound and troubling at the same time

Jo and Paul

Profound that it took so long

Troubling because 400 years later –

it still exists .

Today – twitter seems to dominate
and those that follow are as sheep
Today I stand with reason
I stand with comprehension
I wield my vote
and I communicate in church
with my faith
Sherry and Jo
Pondering what they see

Today –

we must not let those in power move us backward

with fear and hateful words

but reflect on our teachings

from those of a much kinder generation

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Jo and Paul have now crossed off

yet another

and Sherry and I the same

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Jo and Sherry
“ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL”
within sight of each other across the tidal basin
The Jefferson Memorial
and
The Martin Luther King Jr.memorial
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Jo Paul Sherry
on our way !

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The tour of the Capital and Congress !

Papa’s World where friends meet family !

Papa’s World – Walking among the Ghosts – Korea

Long known as THE FORGOTTEN WAR –

The Korean conflict war memorial

is to me – “WALKING AMONG THE GHOSTS ” of war.

GOOD MORNING


My brother in law Bill was in this war –

and not once did he ever talk to me about it !

The closest we came was him giving me his sleeping bag –

as a teenager who used it to sleep out on –

North Western chilly nights

in a little town of Eldred Pa.

Jo Paul Sherry
walking from the Wall
to the Korean War Memorial
Sherry Paul Jo
Seeing the GHOSTS for the first time

The sight is becoming – the soldiers – silently walking –

through the shrubs – gray – white –

the effect is startling.

Paul Jo

One can almost feel the tension in the air –

the expected clash about to happen –

I often wonder what it would be like to be there –

not in Korea – but here –

on a dark silent night –

with mist swirling in from the Potomac !

Sherry – walking among the Ghosts
on the Korean War Memorial

That is the sense this brings to me –

in a War mostly forgotten

yet the vast numbers of loss and maimed

remain with us to this day.

Jo and Sherry
reading the message on the memorial
Jo and Paul
The message is here
long ago
but forever written
not to be FORGOTTEN

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Jo remembering

The Forgotten War – being visited by us –

a bucket list cross off

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Reflections of the present

among the GHOSTS of the past

The Korean Memorial

The Forgotten War

May we always remember !

Next Blog

Martin Luther King

MEMORIAL

Papa’s World – All gave some – Some gave ALL – THE WALL

Today – a emotional journey into the past –

THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL –

GOOD MORNING

Leaving the Lincoln Memorial and walking across the street –

past the little building selling items

in tribute to the WAR no one wanted !

Jo and Paul

The walk was quiet – people gathering – people taking pictures –

Sherry Jo Paul

We all had classmates on THE WALL –

a very divisive time in our young lives –

our middle to late teens –

being told that we would be OVER THERE in High School!

People gathered at THE WALL

My coach saying to us –

” YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOING ” !!!

Living that for five years –

But for the grace of God – go I !

Jo Paul Sherry
capturing the name of a class mate

In my Senior year – I had a car accident –

I spent 51 days in the hospital –

not knowing if I would ever walk again

“BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD – GO I ”

Jo Paul Sherry

We all had some one to find – to honor – say a prayer –

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REFLECTIONS OF YOURSELF

Jo Sherry Paul

When you gaze – when you search –

and then you see yourselves

gazing back – looking into your soul

And you know – for what reason –

They gave it up – and you shall never forget.

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The Korean War Memorial

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