Papa’s World – Our granddaughters – Maddy and Cassidy.

One is the oldest granddaughter while the second is the youngest granddaughter with her twin sister.

One is in her third year at University of Lynchburg – Enviromental Engineering major.

One is in the fifth grade – so caring she calls or zooms her grandmother almost every day.

One starts at the attack front position for the ranked lady soccer hornets soccer team.

And had played in 13 games as a freshmen – started her Sophomore year and again as a junior.

One moved to sit beside her older cousin at the soccer game.

Both are dear to our hearts!

Cassidy with MARLEY – the newest addition to her family!
Always smiling – always caring – always protective of her brother – just who she is. Cassidy
Maddy – a junior at the University of Lynchburg – Environmental Engineering – playing soccer and carrying above a 3.80 GPA! Next to Papa in the picture.
Number 13 – left front attacker – crossing a dribble with her left foot to get around a defender. On a top 25 team in the Division III national polls.

Granddaughters – oldest to youngest – youngest admires the oldest – both exceptional to us –

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Papa’s World – boating on Lake Holiday, Cross Junction, Va. with family.

The boat marina at Lake Holiday!

Our first overnight stop was with our family at Lake Holiday – the Myers family.

The only one missing was Sarah and Maddy had her college roommate spending a few days with them.

Debby and Mike – Megan ( roommate ) Maddy – Ella you can not see.

We cruised the lake for about an hour – most of it at slow speed and it was very warm,

both the air and the water.

Papa, enjoying a little speed on the lake!
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Papa’s World – FORTY years and still going – To my wife – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Sherry

June 25th. 1982 Portville, N.Y. June 25th. 2022 Cameron Woods Community, OIB, N.C.

Today we celebrate 40 years of being married – we still,

love each other – still following our dreams.

Equal to one another – belief in one another – sharing – respect – caring and moving forward –

one day – one week – one month and one year at a time.

The years have not changed our being together.
Making our dreams together.
One day – one place – two together

Two souls – two minds – not always agreeing – but always backing each other.

HAPPY 40th. ANNIVERSARY

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Papa’s World – show a little LOVE!

We went to Lynchburg Va. to watch our grand daughter play soccer.

Our oldest daughter – her husband and the three grand daughters

all were there – the next day we went for a walk along the river.

Mike Sarah ( youngest) Maddy ( oldest – college soccer) Ella ( senior – college soccer in the Fall)

We watched the game Friday night in the rain – Maddy scored a goal

And the next day – after her practice – went for a walk along the river.

Sarah ( 5’7″) Ella ( 5′ 8 1/2″) Maddy ( 5′ 6″) Sherry ( 5′ 9″)

The girls are tall – Sarah seems like she will be the tallest as she is only 14.

But – when we were home at our other daughters house-

Taylor who is only ten years old – is already 5′ 1/2″ tall!

I think she will be the tallest along with Bode.

Our walk lasted a couple hours

as we were going for a late lunch and a early dinner

Debby ( Mom) already shorter than her daughters.

We walked – a fun walk – a lot of laughter!

Maddy Sarah Ella

It was a fun afternoon – a break from the rain – warm enough when walking

to enjoy the time together.

LOVE!

Debby Mike Papa Sherry Sarah Maddy Ella

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LOVE!

Our three oldest grand daughters!

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FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

LOVE

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Papa’s World – From WPA to WNY – friends – still going strong!

Carol – Mike – Papa – Sherry – Cindy – Buck – Dottie – Jim – all friends for over 35 years!

Mike and Carol and Cindy and Buck were our neighbors in Pleasant Acres – Portville, N.Y.

Jim and Dottie lived just across the border in Eldred, Pa. where I grew up.

Then we all went our own ways – Buck and Cindy to Magnolia Greens – Leland, N.C.

Jim and Dottie to Va. Beach, Va.

Mike and Carol to Chautauqua Lake, Jamestown, N.Y.

Sherry and Papa to Cameron Woods Community – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. via NVA!

We all still get together after all these years – FRIENDS!

Jim – Debbie ( Dotties close friend) Dottie – Cindy – Sherry – Buck – Papa

Out for a beer tasting in Va. Beach, area!

Sherry Cindy Buck Papa – on a boat cruising the ICW in N.C.
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FRIENDS – golfing at Smethport Golf Course in WPA!

Papa’s World – lunch on the waterfront in Southport, N.C.

Sherry and Papa having lunch on the waterfront!

We went to Southport, N.C. before going to Caswell Beach on Oak Island – to meet friends!

We wanted to explore it a little bit more the Southport area!

What we found was the waterfront with all these places to eat and sit and watch the boats go by!

There were a lot of boats going by!

We had the best view while having lunch – and this bay is very wide – a warm breeze – a drink –

living life to the plus in retirement in N.C.

Island in the distance – boat going by.
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LUNCH ON THE WATERFRONT – SOUTHPORT, N.C.

Papa’s World – Just things in life!

Is there anyone out there that does not look at themselves in a mirror

and wonder
“HOW DID THIS HAPPEN”? LOL

Things in life – we eat to survive – but we also do by habits!

Evening sunsets!

Things in life : We look at the heavens –

wondering – seeing painted pictures.

The stars at night – the Moon and planets – clouds – storms –

the wonder of nature –

The questions – WHO WHAT WHY WHERE WHEN all form when looking toward the heavens!

We move about – we share thoughts – we adapt and we move on.

The things in life – ever changing – the World revolves –

We age – we think back –

and then – you are a senior –

Where did it go?

Our minds are a wonderful place – we see and then we re see!

Sometimes it takes a second –

but we mostly can tell!

Things in life do not always seem to be as we see them!

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THINGS IN LIFE!

A very smart man – a profound way to look at nature and how we have a effect on it!

THINGS IN LIFE!

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THINGS IN LIFE: The main reason I am alive today – I had a widow maker heart attack – 4 by passes.

7 1/2 years ago – she has led me on a healthy life –

a life that I follow because of her and her training.

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Sunrise – from our lanai – living life to the plus!

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Papa’s World – honoring those who have served past and present – Memorial day.

My stepfather John Soules

My own father passed away when I was nineteen years old – ten years later – my mother remarried

and John Soules Jr. became my stepdad.

I knew he was in the war – but he never talked about where or what he had done.

I knew he had been wounded – but I did not know how serious.

I knew he captured a German SS officer out of uniform in a castle.

But I never knew about all the meadals.

After my mother passed away – I came across this write-up of him in her box of memories.

I was once told by a friend if the family named SKEET –

“You know your stepdad is a real-life war hero”!

After reading this I understood what he was talking about.

Thank you John “Jr” – for what you did – RIP. A true WWII hero.

Sherry’s mother and father – Barb and Bill.

He became like an older brother -father to me after we were married.

He made me promise to never tell anyone what he told me about the war.

So – I have not said much of anything except what he said I could.

One story was about him and several men in fox holes in the darkest hours of the night.

It was very cold and snow on the ground.

They could see movement across the span of white snow.

They were scared and thought the Germans were going to creep upon them.

They spent all night watching and waiting – barely breathing and so cold.

Any moment they expected an attack and were so scared.

In the dawn, they could now see what they thought were German soldiers

was leaflets that had been dropped from planes on the ground.

Some had been caught on bushes and were fluttering in the breeze.

This was a story he said I could tell and later it was funny to him and the other men.

But for that period in the night – it was hell waiting.

William “Bill” Overbeck

In the end, he was in Berlin and was a driver for a general.

He told of going to a movie theater and watching newsreels.

I wish I could say more but he made me promise so I will honor that

as I honor another WWII hero.

Thank you Bill for your service and RIP.

You have my word.

Our decorations to honor all who have served this country
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Honoring those that have served – past and present – on Memorial day.

Papa’s World – Cameron Woods – the beauty of the coming twilight!

Sunset Beach, N.C. from the pier.

After spending the day here at Sunset Beach – one of the top ten beaches in the country –

we drove the short ride back to our Cameron Woods Community.

Arrived home after several hours at Sunset Beach to our home.
My good thought for the day!

After dinner and having a small sprinkle of rain – I went outside in the clean fresh air – warm –

and beheld the night early evening sky!

The end of the day at Cameron Woods Community.

It was a good day – one that we spent at the beach and then back home once again.

Cameron Woods – the beauty of the coming twilight!

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Papa’s World – when golfing – Irish eyes are smiling!

Good day to Ye!

My wife is of a Swede descent – and I am of Irish descent.

Our friends – he is also of Irish descent – and I think she is also.

The smiles of golfing friends!

We have known each other for almost 40 years!

And when we first started golfing together – Sherry and Cindy had not golfed!

They made fun of us washing the balls while they wore gloves to keep their hands warm!

That was back in WNY where we all were neighbors!

Papa – after hitting his drive on a par three – we pared the hole!

Today – that is much different as they have gotten quite good!

Sherry and Cindy – after the rain started – this time we were even after seven holes!

We play a scramble – us vs. them – and lately – they have given us strokes –

it is hard to beat pars – and we can’t putt! LOL

But – friends – laughs and golf and smiles – make for a great day!

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Papa’s World – Sunset on the marshes of OIB!

The marshes of Ocean Isle Beach!

While many people all go to see the sunset at Sunset Beach – I think it is just as beautiful at OIB!

The church gazebo – is next to JINKS CREEK!

We parked across the street from the church and walked down through the lawn

to this gazebo – no one was around and we just sat down next to one another.

It was a little chilly with the breeze but the view was awesome!

Looking out across the marsh from the lawn of the church.

There were no signs to stay away – and no one was around –

It was quiet and peaceful.

Sunset at Ocean Isle Beach across the marshes.
After arriving back home – a brief shower and Sunset to the West toward OIB.

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Papa’s World – Neighbors going North – saying goodbye on the beach!

Happy hour on Sunset Beach – neighbors going North.

We gathered at 6:00 pm. for some snacks and cocktails on Sunset Beach –

it was very windy but warm and at that time of day – we pretty much had the beach to ourselves!

The wind was so gusty – it blew my chair over after I got up!
We were there for an hour and a half – talking – laughing – Cameron Woods Community

A small group as it was during the week and many people were not around.

The Sunset Beach pier – entrance and parking lot.

Neighbors come and go all week long – some work from home – others retired.

Diane – Steve and Betsey – going North and back again.

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Papa’s World – In less than FOUR WEEKS – growing VEGGIES in Cameron Woods Community!

We have grown our own VEGGIES for almost ten years!

A neighbor saw ours and wanted to know more about it!

They made the purchase of the system and I went to their home to put it together.

Less than four weeks later – they asked me and my wife back to check it out and show them when to add water and nutrients!

The pictures here are what I found in less than FOUR WEEKS!

Front view of the system – and it must have sunlight four to six hours a day!
Side view of the growing system which has no dirt!

The system is grown only with water – air, and nutrients!

A pump is in the bottom reservoir of water – and is attached to a timer outside.

Water and nutrients are pumped up the center of the white tower –

where it trickles downward mixing with air on the roots of the plants.

You can start harvesting salads in a couple weeks with no pesticides!

From growing system to table!

No weeding – no pesticides that you do not know what they are!

Grown in your own residence – from seeds

anything that does not grow on a tree!

And with today’s cost of produce

it is a winner for you!

Growing and eating your own produce!
Our own growing system behind the chairs!

For more information and how to purchase your own growing system –

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And we can put you in contact with this neighbor!

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Papa’s World – from NVA to S.C. – friends!

Sherry – John – Jayson – Ginger and Nancy – friends from back in Northern Va.
We traveled to Georgetown, S.C. for a lunch on the waterfront!
On the waterfront in Georgetown, S.C.

We have all known each other from NVA for years.

The previous day we had met with Claudia and Jim – they also are friends with everyone – but due to business – we could not coordinate everyone being together at one time. But they were able to see everyone else at different times.
From us to all our friends – love you all!

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PAPA’S WORLD – meet up with friends from back home in NVA to here in N.C. and S.C.

Papa’s World – And now there is Marley!

Marcus and Tammy – 2005

Our daughter married Marcus in 2005 – and since then – a set of twins – Cassidy and Taylor –

Both are about to turn 12 years old.

Taylor on the left and Cassidy on the right – and just between them further back is Bode!

Bode is now seven years old – all boy and things boys do.

Taylor is riding horses and Cassidy is playing soccer.

Bode with his daddy at a Caps game!

About a year ago – along came Marley – the Goldendoodle!

Marcus and Marley – she has become the love of all of them.
Marcus – Taylor – Bode – Tammy and Cassidy – and of course MARLEY!

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First, there was Tammy and Marcus – then Taylor and Cassidy and Bode –

AND ALONG CAME MARLEY – The Krohn’s!

AND THEN ALONG CAME MARLEY!

Papa’s World – nature abounds in beauty where we live!

Sunset over the marsh – Jinks Creek – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

We moved South from NVA which was where we thought we would stay in retirement!

But – then the Pandemic and the downturn hit – but our home value soared!

It was time – so we sold almost everything and came South –

to the border region of N.C. and S.C. – to OIB!

Break of dawn at our home in Cameron Woods Community, OIB!
Sunset from our home in Cameron Woods Community, OIB!

From our driveway, we get to see both sunrise and sunsets here in N.C. –

and we are only a couple miles from the beach!

Sunset Beach from the pier.

We are close to two beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, N.C.

Nature in bloom – Sunset Beach.
Papa, walking the surf on the beach.
Sunset toward Ocean Isle Beach
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Papa – Ella and Sherry – our backyard in Cameron Woods Community, OIB!

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Papa’s World – Part two – golfing Brick Landing Golf Course!

Sherry hitting off the fairway with the sights and sounds of the marsh in the background!
View of my tee box – senior tees – ICW and pond in front!

The course is tight with water everywhere!

Be sure to bring balls!

Papa – selfie with the ICW and docks for boats along the fairway!
Sherry teeing off from the ladies’ tees – note how narrow everything is!

The course was very fun – we lost golf balls but found some also.

It was dry and needed rain – the balls just ran and ran into water!

After we both hit our tee shots – we ended up here by the 150-yard marker!

We actually used Sherry’s ball as it was about ten yards farther –

but we still had to go over another pond and to the green!

“You have to have BALLS to golf the BRICK” Landing Golf Course!

A beautiful day and we ended up on the beach – golfing – walking on the sand and surf.

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Sherry – after a day of golf – then walking the surf of SUNSET BEACH, N.C.
From the pier at SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

Papa’s World – an old saying – “You have to have BALLS to golf the BRICK” landing that is!

House along the fairway at BRICK LANDING golf course – near Shallotte, N.C.

Thirteen minutes from home is an older course called Brick Landing.

Three of its holes run right along the ICW – and then across the road and along the marshes.

Papa standing on a tee box with the ICW in the background and boats speeding by!
Beautiful tree with the marsh behind it on the fairway!

The course has lots of water on both sides of the fairways –

and what seems like a good shot – well the ball runs and runs and soon you are in the water!

Sherry on one of the tee boxes at Brick Landing golf course with the ICW in the background!

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Papa’s World – our day on the beach at Sunset Pier!

Voted as one of the top ten beaches in the country – SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

We live on the mainland of Ocean Isle Beach – in this picture at the top right –

There is a very tall building – that is the West end of Ocean Isle Beach – with a channel between the islands.

Sunset Beach for some reason – is leveler – and shallow – and easier to walk.

However – it is also more crowded.

The pier – from which Sherry took this picture – has a historical walk with picture stations on both sides.

Going back some 300 hundred years of history in this area.

It cost one dollar to walk out – however, we purchase a pretzel and a drink and it did not cost us anything!

Papa walking the surf – the water was 70 plus degrees and the temperature 78 to 80 degrees.

We walked for over an hour in the water – and it was warm.

This beach is more level and is easier for me to walk – my hip does not bother me here!

As my Heart doctor has told me – “MOVE”!

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PAPA’S WORLD – the PIER AT SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

PAPA’S WORLD – all at the same time – SUNSET – RAINING and a RAINBOW!

It was a light rain as I stepped outside on the back patio to see the sunset.
And behind me was a RAINBOW!

It was light rain all day – the kind that does the lawn and flowers just right.

And then – on the front driveway – I turned from the Rainbow and saw this!

Nature had painted the SUNSET – the rain still coming down and behind me was the Rainbow.

A fresh landscape – warm – wet – and the sky were painted white – gray blue and yellow.

It was the WHY we choose this home location.

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Papa’s World – Shopping – walking Southport, N.C.

Southport, N.C. waterfront.

This was the first time – shopping in Southport!

Our neighbors Diane and Steve walk ahead with Sherry.

We came here for the market that was in the town park.

A lot of interesting vendors and local artists.

I bought a watercolor of the Kindred Spirit mailbox on Sunset Beach-Bird Island.

What drew me to this watercolor was the beauty and detail but also it was by a local artist named

V. Ryan Lauzon – who is 94 years old and still painting!

Her daughter showed me a picture of her and she is amazing!

I found this to be interesting – vine on brick building!

Waterfront in Southport where the Cape Fear River flows into the ocean.
Diane and Sherry walking the streets to find consignment shops!
Sherry and Diane are on a corner of streets full of little shops!

I even met the man who started GOLF BALLS for WOUNDED WARRIORS – Bob Duke!

He cleans and packages thousands of donated golf balls –

displays them all over the county – and sells them for $5.00 and $10.00 a dozen –

and every penny goes to WOUNDED WARRIORS!

He has made $100,000.00 of dollars for the nationwide WOUNDED WARRIORS PROGRAM!

PAPA’S WORLD – SHOPPING WALKING SOUTHPORT, N.C.

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Papa’s World – spotting GATORS while golfing at Sandpiper – and then watering my lawn’s backyard.

Two very large GATORS sunning on the bank of a pond!

I have golfed here four times and never saw a gator until this time golfing with Jim – a neighbor.

He spotted them as I was driving the golf cart!

And – they were large – maybe ten feet!

Later – we saw a small one laying more on the fairway next to a pond.

I have become accustomed to seeing them here in the south and we have several in the ponds

in our Cameron Woods Community!

later that day – after the lawn had been mowed – I ran the sprinklers in the backyard.

Here is one of two palm trees we had planted – and I make sure they have plenty of water.

I fill a five-gallon pail every two or three days and pour it over the middle.

The tree line behind the house is protected wetlands – none will be cut down.
We have bird feeders back there and added a hummingbird feeder and they have already come!

The back yard is our quiet place – a solo stove – tower garden and seating along with the lanai.

A funny thought for the day!
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Papa’s World – drive home – beautiful sunset – next day – birthday – paint the front porch floor!

I painted the floor of the front porch on my birthday!

The day before my birthday – we celebrated by going golfing with our close friends.

Then – after dinner at the club – we drove off into a beautiful sunset.

The beginning of our drive home to the west and Cameron Woods Community.
It was such a pleasant drive after an afternoon of golf!
The next day was my birthday and I celebrated by painting the front porch floor – relaxing in my own way – quiet time spent doing what I like best – improving our new home!
I have wanted to do this for a long time – but had to wait for the warranty to fix the crack and fill it in – and then I sanded off and put two coats of paint down – took me a few hours but I loved what I was doing on my birthday!

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Papa’s World – beautiful sunset – celebrate my birthday by painting the front porch floor!

Papa’s World – How to celebrate one’s birthday -Golf – Sunset and PAINT the front porch!

The day prior we went golfing with our friends the McBrides at Carolina National Golf Course.

Cindy Sherry and Buck

Friends for a very long time – they live some 30 plus miles from us – and we play once a week when we can.

Buck teeing off

We were playing a Fred Couples signature course in Carolina National just outside Supply, N.C.

Cindy baked me chocolate chip cookies as a birthday gift.
We were almost the last group out for the afternoon and we played nice and easily enjoyed the wildlife such as this large turtle crossing the fairway.
Sherry was about to tee off and placed it right down the middle.
Sherry – victory in the guys vs gals golf scramble!

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PAPA’S WORLD – at Carolina National – gals vs guys!

Papa’s World – Always living one life – live it to the plus.

“Living life to the plus – each and every day”, says Papa.

In life – my life – I have found that you never – ever take it for granted!

Each day is a bonus – each hour is something to cherish.

No matter what the occasion – bring it on!

Have fun – have friends – and have a blast – enjoy life – enjoy freedom – JUST ENJOY!

Living life to the plus with your loved ones.

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Papa’s World with three oldest granddaughters and Sherry

Papa’s World – The life we live over the years.

On one of our many trips with friends

We have explored and traveled the World together and with close friends.

Even today – where we have settled into our home – we take the offbeat paths –

exploring – looking – finding small visual treasures!

Family – Capital in the background in DC.

When in NVA – we lived close to the nation’s capital –

often taking the metro in with the grandkids.

Walking and exploring – visiting the museums.

Attending THE ELTON’S with Debby

Twice a year we travel either the East Coast or the West Coast for the national conference.

Seeing old friends and meeting new ones – TEAM GENERATIONS was born of this.

The iconic tree of PEBBLE BEACH California.

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PAPA’S WORLD – The life we live over the years!

Papa’s World – Over the years – our life together.

Barb (GIGI) Debbie (sister) Sherry Papa 8-31-2004

Somewhere in Denmark – Norway or Sweden – on our 1400-mile excursion – by bus – for 10 plus days.

It was a dream for everyone to go to where Barb’s mother and father were born.

We only twice stayed in a hotel for more than one day!

We saw so many beautiful things and places and even loaded the bus onto a huge ferry

and made our way down or up the fiords – with hundreds of other people.

The most exotic thing for me to eat was Reindeer!

The old buildings are hundreds of years old – the rune stones –

Sherry and I went off by ourselves and toured old town Stockholm and then the new city.

Eating big breakfasts is the major meal of the day!

A trip we have in memories and locked away in our minds.

In a garden in the middle of Sarasota, Florida

A trip we made to visit our friend Ginger at her condo on the waterfront.

A place we considered retiring to but for the distance away – it was a possibility!

Someday we hope to return and explore more.

Shares a toast with her sister Debbie in the Villages, Florida.

Before my brother passed away – we spent winters with him at his home in The Villages.

It was a unique time in our lives – riding the golf cart everywhere – playing golf with him.

A time that I shall always associate with Roger – my brother and how we were the only ones left.

The Villages – I also could have lived in – but HAPPY HOUR came too early and too long! LOL

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Papa’s World – the day before my birthday – at Carolina National – friends and golf.

The day before my birthday – we celebrated with our close friends – Buck and Cindy –

She even baked chocolate chip cookies for me!

Cindy Sherry Buck – Carolina National – a Fred Couples course.
Sherry is about to tee off right down the middle.
We play a scramble – guys vs. gals – Buck hitting from where my drive ended up.
Cindy – perfect form and they whipped us pretty well!
Sherry – senses victory – they played great – us – not so good – but I got the cookies!

Carolina National – outside Supply, N.C. second time we have played here – a good course!

After we finished up at 6:30 pm. we headed into the clubhouse for dinner –

although they quite handily won the scramble – we always have fun

and will get together again to continue our years-old match of gals vs guys!

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Papa’s World – PURPOSE OF BEING – my blog!

As the waves surge to shore – quiet envelopes my senses – TOES IN THE SAND!

This blog site is a quiet place to think – ponder and believe in yourself.

Have faith – kindness and friends and family in your life.

Live life to the plus one day at a time.

To remove STRESS – live as you can and stay away from the TV news!

For health – find whole food nutrition like we have for sixteen years!

As my heart doctor has always told me “MOVE” – do not stay idle!

Find your PLACE and enjoy it – ours – sand – surf and breezes.

Live your life – enjoy and make new friends – life is short – live your dreams!

ARISE EVERY MORNING AND GREAT THE NEW DAY – never take it for granted!

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AS THE DAY ENDS – COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS – live life to the plus – one day at a time.

Papa’s World – In with the new – outside with the old!

Good day everyone – welcome to Papa’s World – no politics – only fun – family – friends and good thoughts!

“I ordered a new rug for the lanai,” said my wife!

You see – we just had it inclosed as you can see in my previous blogs.

And – true to our concept of BEACH THEME – she nailed it!

It is so bright and fun to be in and sit looking out at the green yard and palm tree and treeline!
Looking at the lawn – solo fire pit and the new palm tree – one of two and the protected forest behind us.

So now with the new rug, we decided to move the waterproof mat outside on the open patio!

For the time being, it will be out here – and will be centered – our thoughts are to buy some used wicker chairs – paint them a bright color and make a little sitting area along with the two high seats for the solo stove and have room for guests to visit!
View from the fire solo stove back to the lanai and rocks instead of mulch.

We are slowly getting it all in place – landscaping and such.

We are holding off on painting inside until after the one-year warranty.

Now we are experimenting with flowers and how they react to the warm summer weather.

The lawn is looking really good as I have fertilized it myself.

When we sold the last home – we sold all my outdoor lawn devices –

keeping a few to trim trees and bushes.

Shovel to dig with and a couple rakes.

Lawnmowing we have hired done every 14 or 15 days.

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” IN WITH THE NEW – OUTSIDE WITH THE OLD”

Papa’s World – Tiki Bar – Jinks Creek – Sunset!

Papa’s World – no politics – just smiles – families – friends – life to the plus.

We drive past Jinks Creek every time we cross the causeway and go to the beach –

Ocean Isle Beach that is.

Back in October a couple of my buddies were here and we golfed –

after, we came to the Tiki Bar on the top floor for dinner and drinks.

What a sight it was with the sunset – looking out over the water and marsh.

I had tried to get Sherry – my wife to stop in many times –

but she thought always it was too expensive.

Finally, she agreed – and after some beach time, we stopped just to have drinks.

She was impressed at what she experienced!

The beginning of the sunset.

The clouds parted
And then the magic of sunset on the top deck of the Tiki Bar at JINKS CREEK!
She was glad we had come – we split an appetizer and had a drink .

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PAPA’S WORLD Sherry and Papa – top deck Tiki Bar – JINKS CREEK – SUNSET – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Papa’s World – golfing buddies – friends forever – Cindy and Sherry.

With Cindy and Sherry – always a laugh.

They have been friends for going on 38 years or more –

one drives the cart – the other hangs on! LOL

They talk and talk and talk and then they laugh and laugh and laugh some more.

We – Buck and I – play them in golf and they give strokes!

They are tough to beat.

We have traveled the world together on adventure-filled vacations.
Fun times with great friends.

Talk of retirement for Cindy – golf – scrambles – laughter and shots – pars are shots! LOL

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Golfing buddies – friends forever – Sherry and Cindy!

Papa’s World – After dinner – once again on the beach – SUNSET that is!

Nature paints the skies at sunset.

We were excited when we moved near the border of S.C. and N.C. – a ten-minute drive to the beach.

A lot of nights we just look at each other after cleaning up the kitchen and “LET’S GO”!

Ocean Isle Beach is a ten-minute drive over the causeway and to the sand.

However – we really like to drive the extra five minutes and go to Sunset Beach!

Here we drive to the far west end and park and walk the long boardwalk over the dunes.

The view up the beach east to the pier.

Even at this time, the beach is busy with people – swimming – walking, or catching late rays from the sun.

The beach here is flatter than OIB and we like that!

This evening the wind was coming off the ocean causing the waves to be higher.
All in all – a great evening to just relax by the sea!

Sunset Beach after dinner – one of the WHYS we moved here to Cameron Woods Community.

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Papa’s Word – when your kids finally buy the boat after sixteen years – BOAT – BOAT – we are coming home!

They have lived in a lake community for sixteen years and recently one of the boat slips

became available and their name came up to have it!

For years and years, they have wanted to have a boat but would have to tow it

down to the marina to launch.

Mike and the new boat.

So – they decided to go ahead and buy this boat and surprise the kids!

DREAMS do come true – keeping the FAITH! Debby!

With the two older girls in college playing soccer and one as a freshman in H.S.

It was time to take the leap – summer is going to be so fun!

Ella Mike Debby Sarah Maddy – the Myers family.

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Papa’s World – SUNRISE at Cameron Woods Community, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Good day everyone – my go-to when I arise and head for the front porch!

We live in a little community along the mainland of Ocean Isle Beach in N.C.

If you could walk to the beach straight East – it is two miles!

But since you can’t – driving is four miles and then over the causeway to OIB.

The causeway over the ICW to OIB.

But with my coffee pouring, I step out the back door and view the sky to the South East.

View to the S.E.

And then I turn slightly to the left toward the East – and this view I have almost every day!

The sun starting to rise in the East from our driveway!

It is so quiet and you hear the multitude of birds every morning calling and chirping.

It is this scene of my WHY for a front porch and a place to sit and sip my morning brew.

In PAPA’S WORLD – my perfect view!

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“SUNRISE at Cameron Woods Community, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.”

Papa’s World – Creamsickle sky and flower beds!

GOOD DAY HERE AT PAPA’S WORLD!

I love sunrises and sunsets – a good way to start and end your day!

Sunset at Cameron Woods Community, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

The sky slowly turned into a creamsicle color as the sunset!

A view West of the sky over the front lawn stone beds with flower pots!

We have finished all the landscaping and are presently putting in flowers leaving open spaces.

All our trees are edged with stones around them.

At night – they are all lit up with solar lights.

The beginning of the creamsicle sky in the west.
Part of the flower beds on the front side of the house. My favorite spot for morning coffee!

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Papa’s World – My grandma – tea – crackers and “COFFEE SOUP”!

My grandma and grandpa

Good day everyone – do you have secret memories of your grandma?

Her name was Nora and by the time I came along – she was a widow –

Grandpa David Aiken was a big man – I am told 6′ 3″ and a farmer through and through.

That is where I get my middle name and grandma was living with us at the time I was born.

She is what I remember the most from my early childhood and she was a dedicated, TEA DRINKER!

My grandma and my mother taught me this.

But she had “SECRET TREATS” for me – depression-era treats!

The first was a bowl of broken up saltine crackers –

and straight from the farm MILK,

sprinkle on a little sugar
and you had “CRACKERS AND MILK”!

I thought that was the best thing!

Grandma and my mother were the reason I was raised Catholic.

The second “LITTLE SECRET” was what she called “COFFEE SOUP”!

Now keep in mind – these were family meals during the Great Depression

when she raised ELEVEN kids on the farm.

She would take a think slice of homemade white bread – warm!

Put it on a plate and poured black coffee over it

add a little farm milk and some sugar and a side of thick bacon or ham!

Today – every time I have my morning coffee I think back to those times of growing up and I see in my mind the picture and the smells of COFFEE SOUP! One of my favorite “SECRET MEMORIES”!

I have not ever had either one of these since childhood again.

But the memory remains with me to this day – it was a “SPECIAL TREAT”

from my grandma “NORA” a kind and gentle lady – who for the first four years of my life raised me.

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GRANDMA gave me the “LITTLE SECRET MEMORIES” OF GROWING UP WITH HER!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taylor Bode Cassidy and their MORMOR Sherry

MORMOR is Swede for MOTHERSMOTHER!

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

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

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

Taylor Bode and Cassidy in the shadow of MORMOR –

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

Papa’s World – living our dream – beach and family and friends.

WELCOME TO PAPA’S WORLD

We moved farther south – all the way to the border of N.C and S.C.

We wanted it to be warm in the winter – four seasons without snow and ice.

We wanted to be close enough to the beach that we could drive and spend hours there or walk.

A place family and friends would visit – one floor – but enough room to have people stay.

We found our place in the sun in CAMERON WOODS COMMUNITY

It is a quiet place – room to walk –

friendly neighbors – we all are new here.

And we found our beaches – two of them – Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach

Our life has changed – we did like where we were – but times change – getting older

has a way of making those changes.

And now our families are starting to visit.

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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.