Papa’s World – feel good – be happy – SMILE!

Welcome to Papa’s World

In today’s world – in my blogs – you will find good thoughts – smiles and places – and times for the family.

Family for me is happy thoughts – memories and smiles.

A little play on words – smile!

Humor – smiles – a little respite from all the negative news.

Chlidren bring smiles!

True or not – smile!

The truth is out there!

I hope this has brought a smile to your face today – start your day with happy thoughts.

In PAPA’S WORLD – we SMILE!

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

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

and move to another state – some 450 miles away!

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

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

But – there is always a but!

The housing market was taking off!

From the last reduction in prices around 2006 –

and losing in that market –

We were now almost even – a rebound!

And it was going up!

Our oldest grand kids – Maddy Sarah Ella

With the three oldest grand kids

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

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

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

that could go anywhere with phone and internet service

We would sell!

AND WE DID!

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

WE MADE A PROFIT and had all of our equity!

We followed our plan – sold our house and furniture –

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

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

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

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

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

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

the older ones will have been here!

Our family – when we returned for a visit.

Our family when they came to visit!

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

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

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A new life – walking the beach every day –

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

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

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

It will be done around the early part of June!

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

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SHERRY – CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH – SSC at THE JUICE PLUS COMPANY!

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Children’s Heath Study – each child FREE with adult order for up to FOUR YEARS!

Same with College! 19 to 22!

Her home based business has allowed us to live this life –

She has NO INVENTORY NO COLLECTING NO PACKAGING NO SHIPPING

Makes commission from her own orders and also from her team members.

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Papa’s World – Thinking of family far away!

The family is far away – but ever so near in our hearts – all have at one time or another come for visits – bringing us together again.

Trisha and Shawn – my youngest son – from NWPA – a long way to travel – FLY MY SON – FLY!!!

Andrea and Troy – my oldest son – also from back home in NWPA – a long way – close to our hearts.

Ella – Mike – Sarah – Debby ( Sherry’s oldest daughter) Maddy – the Myers family from NVA – not as far – but still a drive!

Marcus – Taylor – Doggy Marley – Cassidy Tammy ( Sherry’s youngest daughter) Bode – NVA – the closest to us 6 1/2 hours away.

The beach beacons to one and all – the WHY we moved here – “THINKING OF OUR FAMILY – FAR AWAY”!

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Papa’s World – my brother Mike – known in the family nicknamed by Bill as JUICE – gone – but not forgotten – we grew up together.

Mike – shoveling snow for my mother.

He had red curly hair – a smile a mile wide and a laugh and giggle that you knew right away who it was.

He was my younger brother – we were like a second family for my parents –

Donna and Roger were 15 and 10 years older.

We had a sister who died at birth in between the two sets of kids.

We fought like cats and dogs do – but we also were close.

He instigated a lot of it and would scream bloody murder as loud as he could when I had enough.

I was the one who into trouble but mom always knew as she later told me.

He was just o darn likable with that hair and giggle.

MOM ( Mary) Sue ( Susan) his wife and Mike ( we look alike here I think.)

We played all the time together – cowboys and Indian’s – running the neighborhood –

He was always hurting himself – one time he climbed up on top of a attached shed at a neighbors house.

He was going to ambush me but I saw him and pretended to shoot him.

I saw what he was going to do and I yelled STOP – but he did it anyway –

always acting real life he sort of collapsed and rolled off the shed to the ground as if dead.

But there was a stone bird bath under the shed roof and when he came down he hit his elbow on it!

Off to the doctors office we went and then in the ambulance to the hospital to have surgery on the elbow!

He had to have a pin put in and that elbow was off to the side -making his arm seem crooked.

Mom ( Mary) talking to Mike’s daughter Jennifer at the kitchen table.

A few years later – we were on the front porch – and he had climbed up onto the porch railing – I told him he had better get down before he fell.

Well – as always – he gave me that silly laugh and giggle – and I could not help but smile until he did fall.

At the end of the porch beneath that railing – a 2 x 10 stuck out – he came down and hit that board with his other elbow and we repeated the same thing all over again with another surgery – now he had two elbows exactly the same!

But -it seemed like it was a perfect solution for him as it perfected his golf swing and he had a lot of power and strength in those arms – one time I was with him – and this was way before anyone was hitting the ball 300 yards.

We were playing the old number one hole at Smethport – he was a Freshman – me just beginning my senior year –

He hit that ball and because of how his elbows were now shaped – he hit it straight with power. That hole was a gradual uphill some 305 yards!

His ball ended up past the hole and into the yard behind it! Some 50 or 60 yards past! Uphill!

If I had not been there to see it – I would not believe it!

Gene Fazio – who was a card member of the PGA and a premier golfer in the Pa. and NYS area –

told me – “IF I HAD MY SHORT GAME AND MIKE’S DRIVING – I WOULD GO ON THE PGA TOUR”!

Mike was a scratch golfer even with those elbows.

Mike later with a red beard and that red curly hair!

Mike ended up bigger than me – he was as tall as my father who was a little over six foot tall.

The brother’s – Roger – Mike and I got our curly hair from my dad – my grandfather was bald.

Mike ended up around 215 pounds and played football – but he could kick that ball just like he hit golf balls.

Far and straight – he became a field goal kicker way before that was common in H.S.

His kick offs were always through the end zone and he went on to college at Mansfield University of Pa.

Where he became the kicker for the college football team.

He graduated in Criminal Justice.

My step dad John – Sue and Mike.

As I said before he was always doing something and getting hurt!

He was riding my bike one day and I told him to get off as he was not big enough to ride it!

His legs could barley touch the pedals – sure enough his foot slipped and he came down on the cross bar –

off to the hospital we went again – operation for a rupture!

My brother in law Bill nick named him JUICE!

I really do not know why other than he was like electric – energy running through him – always a live wire!

Then one day Bill and I were sitting on the front porch –

and he said “HERE COMES JUICE”!

And then Bill said “JESUS CHRIST”!

And Bill hollered at him – “JUICE- PUT THE ROPE DOWN”!

But too late!

Mike was walking up the street twirling a dog rope with a clasp on the end of it over his head like a cowboy!

He got it too low just after Bill yelled to put it down and it started to wind around his head lower and lower.

It came around and smacked him right on the mouth –

“KNOCKING OUT HIS FRONT TOOTH”!

Off to the dentist office we went – oral surgery to extract what remained in his mouth of that tooth.

THAT IN A NUTSHELL WAS MY BROTHER MIKE!

Red hair – bearded – always smiling and that silly laugh – giggle.

I MISS HIM as he passed away when I was 35.

Sue Mike Jenifer

My brother MIKE – loved – close as brothers are – gone way too young – but never forgotten.

R.I.P. “JUICE”

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Papa’s World – ” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO”

GOOD MORNING

On our list – SAN FRANCISCO – and we made it !

The Golden Gate Bridge

We left in traffic in the early morning –

and arrived still in traffic crossing the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in FOG !

We had a destination – a parking garage –

But it was surrounded by one way streets !

So – drove around and around –

passing our way in a few times

because we could not get to it.

Parking garage

The plus to all that was the garage was right across the street from Pier 39 !

Alcatraz

We also had a view of Alcatraz in the bay.

We choose not to go there as Buck and Cindy had been there

and I wanted to spend more time in the city !

Pier 39

We walked and walked Pier 39 –

NOTE – we left Sacramento in 100 plus temps

had to have light jackets as it only got to 64 and foggy.

great place to people watch and also full of unique places.

If you go here – take it all in and search out a good place to eat !

San Fran sky line

It also was close to where we bought tickets

for a 2 1/2 hour bus tour ( you can hop on and off )

we selected to stay on and then walk when we got back.

At end of Pier 39

I also recommend you walk to the end of Pier 39

where you can see hundreds of huge Harbor Seals

all barking and moving around on floating docks!

End of Pier 39 and Harbor Seals
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Papa’s World – PLANT FLOWERS IN YOUR LIFE!

Papa’s World – a place of kindness – no politics – friendship – family & Friends.

I love flowers – planting and feeding them the water for life.

But – I also love making friendships – greeting people with a smile and a hello.

Life is too short – and we are now in the sunset of our own lives.

Our life is a mixture of planting gardens in others’ lives.

Being friends – walking – laughing – sharing thoughts.

The beauty of those plantings is it last and last through time.

One day and one flower at a time – FRIENDS – FAMILY – TOGETHER – making changes in the World.

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Papa’s World – A NEW YEAR begins – from us to you!

As we embark on a new year – we give thanks for the past year. And thankfulness to the beginning of yet a new year.

Let us begin a new year for equality – love – peace, and prosperity.

Bringing humor into the new year!

Gatherings and celebrations of family and friends!

At the end of each day – I am thankful – living life one day at a time!

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Papa’s World – Golfing in the SANTA SCRAMBLE!

It was cool – 49 degrees – 32 four-person teams – (64 golf carts) 27 holes with a shotgun start – we only played 18 holes –

our very first SANTA SCRAMBLE at Magnolia Greens golf course in Leland, N.C.

Everyone was assigned a hole to go to at 10 am. and the carts were lined up in the parking area in the order they would leave

to get to the hole they would start on.

Everyone had red or green or both on and much more in celebrating Christmas and Santa.

Coffee or tea to warm us up and the plus side – NO WIND!

The course was in great shape and the grass was brown in its dormant state.

Papa – Cindy – Sherry and Buck – close friends for over 36 years. They live here in the neighborhood.

Getting ready to start – we had a way to drive to get to our hole to “T” off.

It was a fun day – while we did not finish near the top – we were not the bottom either – two teams posted a 57!!!!!

But we had fun – and dinner was provided –

It was our first scramble and we loved it.

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Papa’s World – Living our lives to the plus!

Every morning for the past SIXTEEN YEARS – I have FRUITS – VEGETABLES – BERRIES and OMEGAS before breakfast!

You see – I have these capsules and I take two of each of what I said above.

I choose to do this for my own general health – because I do not eat the required amount in servings each day!

Since I am not rock climbing and heights scare me – we walk almost every day – I want to age healthy – maintain my memory – and live life to the plus each day!

My early years were eating anything – drinking anything and yes I smoked – I gave it up 38 years ago at age 35!

But I had to change – I choose this because the research – which is published – showed me everything –

and has changed me for the better – and it has helped me!

We are in the autumn years of our lives – here we are last August – on the ICW – living life one day at a time and life to the plus.

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Papa’s World – CHOICE and CHOICES – your future is in your own logic – the path begins.

Choose wisely – select carefully – and always think before you leap!

Life is full of many paths to take – one little change can result in whole different life.

Think about this for a moment- what if?

Had you selected a different place to go in your direction of life!

Today’s World would look much different for you.

Those grandchildren that you love so dearly – might not exist.

Those old friends may never have happened.

You might be married to someone else.

You may not be retired but still working and that beach chair never happens!

Dare to be yourself!

Many doors exist for you – either you open or close them. Go through or turn away. The choice you make is owned by you.

Roads are not only straight – but curves and ups and downs come at you fast or slow. You make that choice.

Look around and see where you are and then think – what would have been had I gone another way?

But – do not dwell on the past – look for the things to come – be they small or large – the choice is yours to make.

Choose your path – choose your future and make the best of it you can.

My life would be so different in many ways had I made this or that choice.

I have no regrets – I like where I am – and I like where I have come from.

I choose to write every day – to record family – friends and our life together.

I choose to be me – I own my destiny.

And I am grateful for those choices I or we made.

Choosing to be me – choosing to love – care – God – family – to record it all and preserve it for future generations.

You can choose – you have a choice and you can make Choices – it is all up to you. Be wise – careful and think.

Be brave – daring and look forward – open those doors – go forth or turn away – make that choice.

YOU have the ABILITY to make your OWN LIFE!

Whatever and wherever it leads you – is yours to choose – be kind – have belief – and go forward
.

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Papa’s World – Living life one day at a time!

Our three oldest granddaughters – Maddy ( 22) Sarah ( 16) Ella ( 19 ) – we have watched them grow up – two in college – one in H.S. – it seems like only yesterday there they were at the top of the stairs – giggling – waiting for their parents to get up on Christmas morning – we lived life one day at a time back then and today we also still live life one day at a time!

Our life is to give what we can – one day at a time.

The dawn of a new day with the picture of Sherry – my life – forty years married – forty-two years together – living our life one day at a time – living life to the plus each and every day!

Together we walk – together we explore and together we live our lives to the plus one day at a time.

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PAPA’S WORLD – LIVING LIFE ONE DAY AT A TIME!!

Papa’s World – The solitude of morning coffee!

I arise early – earlier than most – this perhaps is my favorite time of the day!

The solitude of the morning from our front porch

This is my vantage point – sitting sipping my cup of coffee – it is 6:00 am.

No one is out and about – we have a multitude of birds –

Purple Martins flying and diving about catching the bugs!

Birds chirping – in the distance a woodpecker

A crow chasing a squirrel across the lawn and then onto the street.

That I have never seen before.

The coffee is hot – I put the cup down – and a very large white bird flies across the sky – silence!

My seat on the front porch – my solitude for early morning coffee.

It is a quiet time except for nature – but also a time to reflect – a time to think.

Guess I had better either get a refill or get ready for the day!

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Papa’s World – Thanksgiving with family Lake Holiday.

We traveled back to NVA to have Thanksgiving with the Myers family – as we will not see them for Christmas.

We stopped and saw the Krohn family on our way north and spent a night and day with them as they will come down after Christmas for a few days and be with us.

Our three oldest granddaughters – Sarah – Maddy and Ella in the sunroom – working on some crafts and laughing!

Debby – Mike and Sherry getting the dinner ready. It was the best-tasting turkey I have had in a long time and the stuffing was even better!

The three granddaughters set the table – the Tower Garden in the background – growing year around indoors!

Chef Mike prepared the turkey and then cut it up! I do not know what he stuffed it with – but it was really juicy!

Ella – home from Randolph College – Sarah – A Sophomore in H.S. and Maddy – A Senior at The University of Lynchburg.

Debby lighting candles at the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Time for giving family thanks.

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PAPA’S WORLD – THANKSGIVING WITH FAMILY AT LAKE HOLIDAY, VA. THE MYERS FAMILY!

Papa’s World – SHARING GOOD VIBES!

Good day – start your day with good thoughts – humor – laughs – and GOOD VIBES!

Being kind is thoughtful – being kind is FREE!

Share those thoughts and freedom!

Have a little humor – laugh – smile and share a hug or handshake!

Each day changes – each day is a new challenge – each day you can start over – love- peace – happiness!

Some days you just do not feel it – but smile – look at your life and be grateful – you are alive!

This is the world I try to make each and every day – this blog is part of that!

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PAPA’S WORLD – SHARING GOOD VIBES!!!!!

Papa’s World – Bring some humor to start your day!

I guess the older you get – your thoughts just become words with no filters! LOL

When I was little – being bad – for Christmas I got a lump of coal and a pig’s tail! LOL

HHHHHMMMMMM! This may not be far from the truth – ELON MUSK!!!

TRUE TRUE TRUE LOL!

I hope this starts your day with smiles – laughs and giggles!

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PAPA’S WORLD – Bring some humor to start your day!!!!!

Papa’s World – Loving our life – the SALT LIFE!

Living life one day at a time – in N.C and S. C. – THE SALT LIFE!

While we love Christmas – the lights -music – trees – – grandkids – leaving behind the cold – snow and ice – instead enjoying the sand and surf!

Toes in the sand – warm sunshine – blue sky and white clouds – our retirement dream come true!

Gingerbread houses – egg nog – Christmas carols – but we also have decorated boat parades and golf carts!

The beach – sand surf – and sand castles and sculptures – living the SALT LIFE!

We still root for the BILLS team of our roots in WNY! From the cozy sports bars here in N.C.!

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Papa’s World – Our patio – cool nights – relaxing with our Solo firepit – campfire on the patio.

In the world of camping – firepits – roasting marshmallows – I admit – I am not all that into it!

This was really my wifes idea – as she was growing up – camping – boating was what her family did.

I did all the normal young lad stuff – sleeping out under the stars( freezing in those NWPA nights.)

We sometimes had a campfire while on the hill sleeping out.

I was a scout and we did overnight camping in tents –

as a youth group counsler – we spent a week in the far northern Canadian Parks.

Canoeing and camping for a week with 14 young students – 7th – 12th. grade kids.

But it is not on my bucket list!

Sherry showed this picture to me – saying how would you like that on the new home patio?

It is called a SOLO STOVE – and once it gets going – smokeless!

It will burn more efficiently so it says – and is toasty warm to sit around with no smoke and sparks!

OKAY – I say – thinking there goes my couch – snacks and Netflix!

So now – we buy little bags of wood ( $$$$$$) and those little tiny firestarters!

I prefer those wrapped in paper logs that you light and they burn for like 4 hours! LOL

So now I am an official campfire sit-in back patio sort of guy!

I really did not expect this – and yes – once it starts – there is no smoke or sparks.

It does get toasty warm – so much so that sometimes you have to move back!

We have the perfect set up – almost sheltered on three sides – concrete slab – comfy chairs.

And when the family came – Marcus and Tammy and the three little ones ( I call them) we had a fire each night!

And they had SMORES!

We even went scaveger to find old dead wood in the woods behind and across the street!

Do you know when the tempature gets in the low 50’s – snakes become almost inactive?

Otherwise – that was a no-go for me!

I have been converted – I am a SOLO STOVE convert – basking by the firepit – no shoes – no socks and no problem!

Now – the patio concrete has been painted a slate gray ( I did that) two coats – and we have two small bags of wood to burn!

I still like the single wrapped in the paper log to burn for four hours which you can see here as a trial!

And – this SOLO STOVE is everything they say it was!

HHHHMMMMNNNN – ARE JELLO SHOTS NEXT?

I am now a firepit official starter –

” PASS THE MARSHMALLOWS HONEY –

PUT THE CHOCOLATE ON THE GRAHMCRACKERS ”

get ready for some warm toasty evenings –

BEDTIME IS STILL 8 PM. FOR ME!

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE!

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Papa’s World – Thanksgiving day walk on Sunset Beach – N.C.

Sherry and her sister Debbie

Auntie as we call her – came to spend four days with us over Thanksgiving – we kept her busy!

Fat Harolds – Carolina Opry – beach – shopping – Boundry House to eat – Christmas boat flotilla –

Ocean Isle Beach golf cart parade – more shopping and exploring the upper end of OIB.

It was a good four days – tired but got a lot in.

Beach access and Sunset Beach pier.
That would be me and Sherry!
For Thanksgiving day – there were quite a few people on the beach and a couple in the water!

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Papa’s World – LIVING THE SALT LIFE!

People down on the borders of N.C. and S.C. call this “Living the Salt Life” as we are so close to fine beaches!

We live four and six miles from two of them – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach!

However, we are thirty minutes to more than another three beaches.

Neither of us like the cold weather – ice and snow – much prefer the sun and sand this area has to offer!

THE SALT LIFE – ten minutes in a car away – we are on the beach yet we live in a no flood plain – back on the mainland!

We are so grateful that we are able to do this – retirement – living life to the plus!

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Papa’s World – Life in the Carolinas!

Tough choice – made easier by the drop back in 2020 for our 401K –

but also the increase in the value of the housing market!

We decided to sell – our daughter and family had moved – not far away – about thirty minutes on a good day of traffic!

But – before they were a mile away – we would pick up the little ones from school and have the youngest sometimes also.

It was an easy walk to their home and we spent a lot of time with them.

But it was the 401K – losing 30 plus % – yet the house gained more than that!

Another door had opened – an adventure awaited – we disclosed our plans – and we said we would be within an easy days drive

6 to 8 hours – but someplace warm and near a beach!

We also wanted to golf – for far less expensive than it was in NVA!

After a couple months of searching – we found our beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach – one four miles and the other six miles away – we wanted to stay on the mainland – and not in a flood zone – we found Cameron Woods Community.

We built our home – six to eight hours from our NVA families – they have come to visit numerous times and we have been back the same.

We live right across the street from four 18-hole golf courses and are within 30 minutes of another twenty-five!

We have new friends and neighbors – and are close to dear friends we have had for 35 years.

Our life had changed – we went through that door – it was not easy –

now we are in the twilight of our years – but every day brings new adventures and experiences.

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Papa’s World – Taking the ladies to the driving range!

Sherry and two other neighbor ladies wanted to hit balls so I took them.

MARCEA to the left and DIANE to the right.

The ladies will go to Sandpiper on Monday late afternoon for a golf lesson and nine holes of play!

So the two above wanted to hit some golf balls just to get their swings back.

We talked about it and I said I would drive them to the range!

I also hit a few down at the end.

I asked the owner if we could hit off the grass instead of the mat and he put us over on the side!

THIS IS ME – I lose a lot and find a few – but I just like being out there!

SHERRY – DIANE – MARCEA – I took the photo – they soon were hitting the balls – I gave some instructions –

and they all appreciated it – now if I could only follow my own advice! LOL

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PAPA’S WORLD – TAKING THE LADIES TO THE DRIVING RANGE!

Papa’s World – Papa and Sherry – beach & golf and shopping! Retired with part-time income!

This is me! LOL, but we do enjoy golfing – by ourselves or with friends!

Sherry and Papa – married for over 40 years – together for 42 years! Living now what is called THE SALT LIFE!

We are retired – although for the past sixteen years – Sherry has owned and operated a network marking business!

Allowing us to retire in N.C. in Cameron Woods Community, Ocean Isle Beach!

We are four miles to one beach and six miles to another beach.

Here we are with a neighbor on Sunset Beach – relaxing in the sun on a weekday – living what locals call THE SALT LIFE!

We found this little piece of paradise – where the temps are moderate during FALL – WINTER and SPRING!

It can and is HOT in the summer – but we find the ocean – with a breeze – more than comfortable.

5 to 10 minutes and we are sitting on the sand!

The beach was a major factor in choosing this area – but also – love to golf!

We are within thirty minutes of over 30 golf courses!

Four of them are right across the street!

We can choose whatever we want to play!

Now – we are not all that good – but being out in the open on the golf course is what we love.

We have purchased what is called the first tee – which gives us major breaks in what we pay each 18 holes!

32 different courses – just call up and make an afternoon tee time!

We like playing afternoons as most people like to play before noon!

Major shopping – outlets and big box stores – are only a thirty-minute drive for us down Myrtle Beach.

Sherry and Papa at Tanger Outlets – Myrtle Beach – S.C. Thanks for reading Papa’s World – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Being retired with an income additional to SS and Pension and 401K –

Has allowed us to select where to live and this is THE SALT LIFE!

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RETIRED WITH PART-TIME INCOME!

Papa’s World – Kindness to be remembered by!

A gesture – “HELLO” – a wave – a “SMILE” – holding the door – a greeting – all are FREE!

Helping out – good neighbor – watching over others!

All of this is at no cost – acts of kindness and you will be remembered!

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Many acts will not go unnoticed – giving freely your time and effort –

Live life – greet others and share your smiles!

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Papa’s World – Start your day BELIEVING!

If you believe in yourself – if you have gratitude – kindness – helping others – then I believe you help yourself!

You can make it a better world – smile- greet and share with others – you will be appreciated.

A sense of humor – laughter – feeling good – peace – love – happy thoughts – it is all there to reach for – just try!

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Papa’s World – Growing up in the 50’s – TV programs.

Goodday – from Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

A long way from the mountains I grew up in NWPA!

As a child growing up – I remember many programs I would watch on our black and white TV.

Sky King – Rin-Tin-Tin – Cheyanne – Wagon Train – The Rifleman – Have gun will travel –

Adventures in Paradise.

To name but a few – I remember playing on the front porch and we were talking about Grandpa –

He was little Timmy’s grandfather on “LASSIE” and he had passed away in real life.

Many shows were educational – Romper Room – and Kaptain Kangaroo!

I grew up with this cast from Captain Kangaroo!

I do not remember all the names – but the faces are still real to me.

Mr. Rogers and Captian Kangaroo

It was a morning show – as was Romper Room.

As was Commander Tom!

Commander Tom – out of Buffalo N.Y.

But Sunday nights were really special for me – at 7:00 pm.

We all gathered in the living room – my dad included.

And then the music – we only had THREE TV stations.

ABC – CBS – and NBC!

It was a magical time – before Disneyworld

The shows of Disney were the best in my mind.

I still can hear the music in my mind.

Thank you for going down memory lane with me!

It was a magical time in my youth growing up in a little town on North Main Street in ELDRED PA.

TV programs were a way for my imagination to see the rest of the country.

Even if they were in black and white.

I have many more memories of back then to tell and will in blogs to come.

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Papa’s World – Senior day tailgating – University of Lynchburg, Va.

Part of the tailgating at the field at the Unversity of Lynchburg, Va.

We had a spot in the upper parking lot – we could set up from 10 am. to 11 am.

We would be there until after 6pm. at which time we would make a dash across town

to Randolph College to watch Ella’s soccer game.

First – we would watch Maddy play – tons of food from all the tailgaters – live music

Alum games in Lacrosse and then a file hockey game –

Women’s soccer and then men’s soccer.

Papa Mike Debby

It turned into a beautiful short sleeve day! Sunshine – lots of folks wandering tailgate to tailgate –

smells of food and great company!

Mike Maddy – a senior – Ella and Debby

To honor her sister on this senior day – Ella wore a shirt from the University of Lynchburg

to honor her achievement in both studies and her four years of soccer

three of those four years a stater and this year a captain.

Ella herself has started and played in every game starting her Freshman year and now as a Sophomore.

She plays midfield for Randolph College.

Ella and Sherry posing with the mascot from Lynchburg!

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Family time at the tailgate for Senior Day at The University of Lynchburg, Va.

Papa’s World – Healthy Lifestyles with Debby – QMND – whole foods.

Our daughter Debby is a QMND for the Juice Plus Company

For almost fifteen years she has lived a healthy lifestyle – and guided her family to eat healthily.

Her mission is to help families and their children eat healthily.

With two daughters in college and both playing soccer – making sure they get the Fruits – Veggies and Berries their young bodies need to maintain that active life they lead in college.

Debby with Maddy ( University of Lynchburg – Ella ( Randolph College) and husband – Mike.
Feed your plants – feed your children – health – nutrition – care – love and gratitude.
The effect of whole food nutrition – nutrients in capsule form – Debby – QMND – The Juice Plus Company.

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Debby – QMND – The Juice Plus Company

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Sarah Maddy Ella – raised taking Juice Plus – Healthy Lifestyle – with Debby – QMND – The Juice Plus Company

Papa’s World – Early mornings – good thoughts and laughs and smiles!

Start your day as I do – good vibes!

Every morning I post on social media – good thoughts – acts of kindness – friendly greetings!

I have done that for almost ten years – it is good out there – kind acts and wholesome people.

I choose to spread this philosophy – to bring to all who read my posts – inspiration to do good deeds.

Along with putting a smile on your face – to start your day in humor – laugh a little or laugh a lot!

Play on pictures and words! LOL

I find this helps me start my day in a better frame of mind!

Humor – smiles – laughs – a good start to the day.

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PAPA’S WORLD – EARLY MORNINGS – GOOD THOUGHTS – LAUGHTER and SMILES!

Papa’s World – From LITTLE ONES to young Ladies – OUR OLDER GRANDDAUGHTERS!

What seems like only yesterday – has been 22 years in the making!

Early family picture before Bode and the twins not walking yet.

The three oldest are on the left with their parents – Maddy – Ella and Sarah – on the right – Taylor and Cassidy- the twins.

Maddy – now 22 – Sarah – now 16 and Ella – now 19

I remember all three – on Christmas day – early – sitting at the top of the stairs – giggling – waiting for their parents to wake up and go down for their stockings!

This picture would have been about that time!

Now today – Ella – Maddy, and Sarah.

Ella and Sarah are tall like their grandma – Sherry who is 5’9″ – both Ella and Sarah are as tall or taller.

Maddy is 5’6″ – like her mom.

Maddy is a senior in college – Ella a Sophomore in College and Sarah is a Sophomore in H.S.

The time has gone by so quick – the little ones are all grown up and now are SISTERS!

By that, I mean confining with one another – all there for each other –

although years separate them – bonding keeps them close.

Sarah Maddy Ella SISTERS

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The reason why for the granddaughters – Sherry – grandmother.

From LITTLE ones to YOUNG LADIES – OUR GRANDDAUGHTERS – now grown up!

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Papa’s World – our dream is now true – living the Salt Life – near the beach!

While not living right at the beach – we do have two beaches four and six miles away!

We moved to the Ocean Isle Beach area of North Carolina – eight miles to the border of South Carolina.

The locals call it THE SALT LIFE!

We call it living our dream.

Yes – we have already experienced a major Category One Hurricane – IAN!

And we will tell you it was scary with the trees!

Bending sideways – East to West!

We decided we will leave if it goes past a TWO and a direct hit!

We left what we thought to be our dream retirement home in NVA!

But – the stock market went down and the home values went up – time for change – time to sell and move on!

Warmer weather beckoned – we wanted out of the ice and snow.

We wanted to golf as inexpensive as we could.

We found it all right where we are – 100 golf courses – warmer weather and close beach life.

Kayaking the ICW and the marches of OIB and Sunset Beach.

Retirement – friends – family (VISITORS) have kept us busy – exploring – entertaining –

loving every minute of it!

Papa’s World now – no regrets – living the SALT LIFE!
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Papa’s World – The “KARENS” may find you – maintain Integrity and “GOOD THOUGHTS”

Be the person who gives “FREE SMILES”!

It seems endless – in the mainstream of society now – those souls who seek out those who only

share their own selves in helpful giving –

Give – help – charitable – feelings – gestures.

The vitriolic spouts forth – shocking – challenging – names – accusations – and puzzlement – WHY?

It happens and you question sanity?

You slowly back away – disengage – something is wrong – your thoughts – unstable – danger.

Reaching out to them becomes a danger – best to back away – life becomes dangerous –

Then you become more aware – the crazies are becoming a normal way of life – “KARENS”!

You see them in videos on social media – thinking – that won’t happen here – but then it does!

You refocus – change direction – no contact – you become aware – but your life goes on.

Normal – sane – problems – chips on their shoulders? –

you no longer ponder why – you move on.

A lesson in life – a wake-up call – no bucket list here – just caution.

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You continue your life – love – country – family – church and God.

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Papa’s World – Through the eyes of our children – our generation lives on – OUR meaning of life.

OUR meaning of life.

My blogs are for this very reason – leaving a legacy for OUR future generations.

Writing – pictures – events – all recorded – but it is the children who will pass it on.

Our granddaughter Maddy – is a senior at the University of Lynchburg – Engineering Science – soccer – life.

Through her we live – we watch – we cheer – and the future generations will know us –

Blogging has become my pictorial journal of all our lives –

To pass on down through the generations to come.

Children are our destiny.

She is the oldest granddaughter.

DANCE ON!
Generations now and generations to come.

The generation of Papa’s World

Family – the circle of life – the now – the future –

Our legacy

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Papa’s World – Photos of the family – historic Lynchburg, Va.

Mother and daughters – Tammy – Sherry, and Debby

We had a family get-together at an Airbnb in Lynchburg, Va. to watch our granddaughters play college soccer vs. each other.

We walked the historic area and came across what is called ART ALLEY!

ART ALLEY with Tammy – Ella – Debby – Mike – Sarah and Sherry.

This is all done by artists of the area – bright – colors – designs and paintings!

Sarah and Ella – Sarah H.S. Sophomore – Ella – college Sophomore!
Tammy’s jacket on a pole and Debby’s phone set up for a family picture!

Family picture.

Papa and family!

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PAPA’S WORLD – PHOTOS OF THE FAMILY – HISTORIC LYNCHBURG, VA.

Papa’s World – When sisters compete on the soccer pitch – one last time – priceless – both captains!

Randolph College – the University of Lynchburg – one a sophomore – the other a senior.

Both colleges are in Lynchburg, Va. Ella is a sophomore, Randolph – and Maddy is a senior.- Lynchburg.

Both start on their teams – Maddy a wing and Ella midfielder.

Sad this most likely will be the last game they play against each other – but as a family – MEMORIES!

Captains meeting midfield – Ella middle on left in white – Maddy on the right – middle in black.

Shaking hands

And then THE HANDSHAKE AMONG SISTERS! MEMORY!
And then the procession out onto the pitch – Number 10 white – Ella and number 13 black – Maddy.

For us as grandparents and as mother and father – there is no winner and no loser !

For the granddaughters – bittersweet as for the second time – Maddy’s team has won.

Ella never came out of the game – and she has now started and played every game as a freshman

and now as a sophomore – the only freshman to accomplish that.

She will be a very good player when it is all said and done.

Maddy is ending her career for a third straight year as a starter.

Lynchburg has gone to the NCAA tournament for 16 straight and won a national title in 2016.

Wearing the same numbers all the way through – youth – travel and HS teams.

Since they both could walk with their father working with them on ball handling and passing – shooting and footwork – they both take the corner kicks for their teams.

Today Ella has grown so tall – almost 5’10”

Maddy will graduate in Engineering Science with now a 3.85 GPA!

No one lost here – proud parents Debby and Mike – the tradition of the family – love of soccer and life.

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PAPA’S WORLD – no losers – only WINNERS!

Randolph – wins – 4 losses -1 – ties – 2 Lynchburg – wins – 3 – losses – 1- ties – 4

Papa’s World – Golfing – ICW – Good Times – Friends!

We play scrambles with other couples – friends – guys vs. gals!

You take the total of your 18-hole score – then you get deducted one stroke for every par the other team made – and two strokes for a birdie and so forth.

Surprising – most scores then come down to one or two strokes – or even.

Buck Dottie Cindy Jim Papa Sherry – all these years friends.

We have tried other ways – giving and taking strokes – handicaps, etc.

And it all is in fun – but I will tell you – we tied the first nine and the guys won the second nine by one stroke while carding a 35!

THEY ARE THAT GOOD!

OH YEAH – I KNOW THE LAST ONE SO WELL!
DOTTIE

CINDY

SHERRY

Friends are priceless – all these years – song on 40-plus years.

We later went on the ICW on a pontoon boat – cruising up and down – a few drinks –

a lot of laughs and some singing.

Papa and Cindy – on the ICW – OIB to Holden Beach back to Sunset Beach and then OIB!

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DOTTIE SHERRY CINDY

YEP, this is us!

Papa’s World – ELLA – playing college soccer.

ELLA MYERS

Our granddaughter – Ella – became the second sister to play college soccer –

Her sister Maddy is a senior wing for the Unversity of Lynchburg in Va.

Ella is now a Sophomore and started and played every game as a Freshman – the first player that the coach said has done this.

And that string has progressed through seven more games this year.

Number 10 Ella Myers for Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.

He only takes her out for a short rest and most times he doesn’t take her out.

She is really good at middle defense and passing the ball.

Her position is forward midfield.

Ella – taking a corner lick – this year she has taken all of them when she is in the game.

Ella with the ball in an Orange vest warming up.

Crossing the mid-field line – Ella playing her position
on a forward mid-fielder.

She has become a good – steady player for the program.

Soccer and college are now her life and she is living it to the plus.

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Papa’s World – Early morning sunrise around the lawn and house.

Stepping out the front door of our house in Cameron Woods to the morning sunrise!

We choose this lot because of the sunrise and sunset from our driveway!

You look right to the East and left to the West!

Looking out the front door to the West!

We have been here going on fifteen months – and have had numerous sunrise and sunset skies

that is absolutely beautiful!

This is us! No snow or ice!

View of the front and looking SW toward the ocean some 2 to 4 miles away!

We are in OIB but on the mainland side – six miles to Sunset Beach and four miles to OIB.

The sunrise from the backyard – all the tree line to the right is protected!

Our backyard borders a protected area – it can not be developed or cut down – the second reason we chose this lot to build our new home!

Looking out at the backyard and treeline.
As we progress into the future – we have carefully had the landscape done – replacing pine straw with stones and mulch – eventually going to all stones and borders.
We also wanted an open patio and a firepit – along with a place to grow our own organic veggies – which we have done now year round!

This is now our third harvest since early spring – and are going on our second harvest of cucumbers!

She finally talked me into purchasing a grill and we often grill out here – we have no gas and the house is all electric – and electric stove tops we have found are hard to keep clean – thus I grill! LOL

Our little flower garden next to the treeline – now if we can keep the deer from munching the leaves! LOL

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Papa’s World – Magnolia Greens – golfing with friends on a Friday late afternoon.

A call came on Wednesday – can you make 4:30 pm. if I make tee times on Friday?

Of course, we can – make them and we will be there – and so we did.

Sherry and I left early as we wanted to do some things in Wilmington, N.C.

Unless we go for a certain thing or event – we do not get there all that often.

We were golfing at Magnolia Greens located some eleven miles from the city.

Our friends live there and I think it to be one of the better courses down here.

Twenty-seven holes – and we were playing just nine this late afternoon.

Now it looks like we are looking for balls in the water – but we were in a huge sand trap on a par three – Cindy was raking the sand and Buck and I were picking up my ball and going to play his on the grass.

LOL story of my life!

We once again played a scramble against the ladies and once again we lost!

We had a couple bad holes – but we also played well – here we are on in two – par four hole and a putt for a birdie – which we did not make and ended up with a par.

You can see where Bucks putt went and I had still had to putt – did not make it and we settled for a par.

I love golf on TV!

It turned out to be a great day – beautiful weather – no humidity – 80 degrees!

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Papa’s World – Magnolia Greens – golfing with friends on a late Friday afternoon.

Papa’s World – Not goodbye – but until you return again – FAMILY!

Shawn and Trisha

Our family from WPA came to visit – driving some 16 hours – a very long trip!

First time for my two sons and their families to make the trip South.

Troy the eldest – Papa and Shawn the youngest.

We tried to work as much into the seven days as we could –

sometimes letting them go off on their own as we had other commitments

but we did sunrises and sunsets all together – beach time and places to eat out together.

Visiting the area and nature walks along with mini golf!

Andrea and Troy – selfie!

Our time together was priceless and I encouraged them to fly next time to be able to spend

more time on vacation and less time driving!

When we moved south to NVA in 1999 – they stayed in WPA for their families and jobs.

Relaxing on the mainland side of Sunset Beach in the park.

Our garage became a favorite place to meet and talk during rain and hot sunshine while at the house.

Shawn and Troy

Shawn runs his own Energy Auditing business contracting with major energy companies for the states of Pa. and firms from NYS. Troy works for and runs the insulation side of the business for Shawn and government and state programs for the elderly.

In the morning they left to drive back to WPA – not saying goodbye but until we meet again.

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Papa’s World – Being positive and bringing humor into your daily life!

Start your day on the funny side of life!

Every day when I post on my Facebook page – I find humor and share it –

hoping to bring a smile to those who I consider family and friends.

Positive thoughts – smiles – humanity – good vibes – bring it all!

I also bring GOOD THOUGHTS each day – no negative vibes – feelings of kindness and giving.

Our life is a short one in the big picture of our planet – make the most of it!

Plant those seeds for future generations!

I hope this brings a smile – good thoughts in a world full of negative happenings!

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PAPA’S WORLD – love – peace, and happiness.