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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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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Your life is what you make it – DREAM – live life to the PLUS!

Papa’s World – funny things – laughs and smiles – WELCOME!

Papa’s World – this would be so me – I am just not a runner – but walk I will!

I am more of a beer man – light beer – unless we are doing shots! LOL FIREBALL!

Reminds me of our grandkid’s doggy – “MARLEY” although MARLEY is a girl!

What is a round of golf without the cart girl! Love our cart girls!

I hope this brings some smiles today – to start your day off in the right frame of mind – laugh – smile and HGD!

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Papa’s World – OIB winter time – walking the beach.

Walking for health – even in the cold – beach – sand – surf – OIB in winter!

The winter sun peeking through the clouds – the OIB pier – the beach deserted – volleyball net – dunes – winter scape!

A family on the beach – cloud front moving in – dunes and sea grass – the surf is up!

Winter clouds – surf and the OIB pier – ramp to the beach by the community center – winter time at OIB.

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PAPA’S WORLD – OIB – WINTERTIME – WALKING THE BEACH!

Papa’s World – our dreams come true with our life!

While it is cold here in N.C – it is not like in WNY – NWPA or NVA! Here – almost every day we have sunshine!

Sunrise – ocean, and temperatures I can endure! So far – very little snow or ice – lots of sunshine – and a somewhat warm winter.

Walking the beach – even in gray skies – almost deserted – brings us the satisfaction of knowing we are living our dream!

Spending time with long-time friends – golfing – shows and laughing!

Spending time with neighbors – loving our life and making new friends!

We built our dream – for the third time – hoping this is our last build.

Our roots are in Western New York – cheering the “BILLS” on!

We are living our dream in retirement – one day at a time and to the plus each and every day!

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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 – Life in the Carolinas!

We choose to live near the beach – but on the mainland side of the ICW!

We are out of the flood zone – but within 10 to 15 minutes of two beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach – and near several more beaches.

We also love golf and are in the middle of 20 to 25 golf courses!

We have excellent friends who live about 33 miles from us and we try to get together whenever possible to golf!

We have known them since they were our neighbors back in WNY in 1988!

They first moved down here some 25 years ago and we have been in contact and on vacations ever since.

We have met new people where we live and have been to several parties. Here we are in our driveway – and the group went caroling around the neighborhood while I remained and watched the fire.

Our home is decorated for Christmas – we love it here – country but 30 minutes to North Myrtle Beach and just 15 minutes to Shallotte and Calabash.

We are close to theaters, amusements, Wilmington, N.C., and Southport.

We have been through a Category one Hurricane – and anything over Two – we will leave.

SUNSET FROM OUR DRIVEWAY – and we also see SUNRISES FROM OUR DRIVEWAY.

WHY WE CHOOSE THE CAROLINAS TO CALL HOME – NO ICE OR SNOW!

We are happy here in retirement – living our dreams and life one day at a time. We do go back to NVA often to see family –

and they all have been down even our family from NWPA!

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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 – Living one day at a time!

My life since my heart attack has for the most part – been one day at a time.

I have found that each day is a day that most likely I should not be here.

It was that serious and I have a lot to be thankful for!

When that happened – I saw that you just do not know from day to day – so I live each day as my last.

I am grateful – thankful and my thoughts are different now than before. Funny how I see things – remember things – and live.

I have always thought this way – I believe in equality – rights for women and a strong military – fair pay – the Constitution of the USA.

Voting – the freedom to work and make a living – fair taxes -our form of justice and the courts. Law and order. DEMOCRACY!

The free enterprise system – the right to own a gun but restrictions on rapid-fire assault weapons.

I guess I am a mixture and am an Independent – Moderate to be exact.

For me each party has its pluses and minus – I will not be told to “Follow Party Lines” – Independent is what I follow.

I do not believe in riots – but to have peaceful protests – and the results of elections I will follow.

Voting is my right and how I will attempt to make changes.

I will not follow the CRAZIES nor worship the IDOLS.

We have the greatest country in the world – and must preserve it in light – not darkness.

I am selective on information and not TALKING HEADS.

The information is out there – you have to fact-check it.

Watching the sunset and sunrise each day – I am a morning person – and sleepy by 8 or 9.

Yes – I live life one day at a time and life to the plus each day. I read history – I love new discoveries of ancient cultures.

I think there is life beyond us – I have seen things I can not explain –

Every day I want to golf – be out in the open among nature.

Time is not on my side – time is to me to be enjoyed as it happens – learn from it and be at peace with myself.

This is me LIVING LIFE ONE DAY AT A TIME!

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Papa’s World – Old year ending – New year beginning!

Another year to get the golf game on track!

We love playing golf – and we are right in the middle of some 20-plus courses! Hoping this new year brings me better scores!

A new year to give – a new year to share – a new year of gratitude.

Living THE SALT LIFE – warmer weather – no snow or ice – living life to the plus!

Another year of aging – but another year of exploring – living healthy – one day at a time.

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Papa’s World – LOVE OF LIFE – DREAMS – MEMORIES!

As the sun sets – our dreams and life continue – one day at a time!

We both have dreams and we both have love of life. We both live life one day at a time and to the plus – exploring – loving.

We look at the good in life – the gratitude – the giving and family.

Forty years of marriage – two years before that – combining two families – living life one day at a time and to the plus.

Living our dream – exploring our area and spending time with family and friends – the SALT LIFE and our home.

Bring humor into our daily lives!

Smile – laugh – humor – give – love – share – family – church – live life to the plus.

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PAPA’S WORLD – LOVE OF LIFE – DREAMS – MEMORIES

Papa’s World – TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

All was quiet – music in the air – church services – our first Christmas celebration in our new home – CHRISTMAS EVE!

Outside decorations – flowers still blooming – love the South! Neighborhood all decorated – walking – hot chocolate – love the tree!

Christmas spirit – love – faith – giving – CHARITY!

“OH CHRISTMAS TREE BRIGHTLY SHINING”

PEACE – LOVE – JOY – HAPPINESS – CHRISTMAS EVE!

MERRY CHRISTMAS – from us to you – peace on earth – goodwill to all!

PAPA’S WORLD – TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – from us to you – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Papa’s World – LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS!

Starting my day LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS with humor!

PAPA and SHERRY on the beach – living our dream and LIFE TO THE PLUS!

We moved South – first from WNY to NVA where we retired – and now to the borders of N.C. and S.C. Always dreaming!

Golfing was a big part of moving here – over 25 courses within miles!

Close to the ICW but on the mainland side in a no-flood zone – close to two beaches and others within 30 minutes!

Our lives have always been busy – keeping active – exploring – seeing new areas and family.

We have kept the drive back to NVA between 6 1/2 hours and 8 hours – depending on which family we see.

They have all visited us and will once again after Christmas – we will be doing shows and dinners with them.

We have joined a church less than four miles away – much to our surprise it looks like our church in NVA!

We are near our old neighbors from WNY – going on 36 years of friendship – 40 minutes from us and our golfing buddies!

LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS – in our AUTUMN YEARS – has made our dreams come true!

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PAPA’S WORLD – HAPPY HOLIDAYS – HAPPY NEW YEAR – live your dreams – LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS!

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

Each day we are thankful – for where we live – how we live and what we live for – for us it is giving what we can.

Bring good things to this blog – thoughts- helping where we can – being a good neighbor – living life one day at a time.

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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 – FUN – SMILES – GOOD THOUGHTS!

Good day everyone – a little smile to start your day! Humor – smiles and good thoughts – a frame of mind!

In my world – I love humor – all kinds – it makes my day and starts it in a positive manner!

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Good thoughts – images – pictures – this is what PAPA’S WORLD is about – cross out the negative – embrace the positive – to make your day better!

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Acts of kindness – hugs – smiles – giving – sharing – GOOD THOUGHTS – ACTS and DEEDS!

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Papa’s World – FAMILY – LIFE – LOVE – SMILES!

Family is big in our lives – we help as much as we can. Support – a comfort – just being there.

The distance remains far away – but in our hearts so close together.

Once so small – now all grown up – young adults and mother and father – distance afar but close in our hearts.

The LITTLE ones with their parents – growing up so fast – distance far apart – but always close to our hearts.

FAMILY – LIFE – and LOVE mean so much to us –

LAUGHTER – HUMOR, and SMILES play a big part in our lives – tough to get old but memories keep us young!

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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 – A day to smile – from PAPA!

Start your day with a little smile!

The innocence of a child – brings a smile to your face!

Mine will be BEER TASTING!

WISE THOUGHTS! SMILE!

Keep a loved one close!
Laugh a little each and every morning and throughout the day!

KEEP A SENSE OF HUMOR!

Look for the fun things in life – it helps to keep you young!

I hope this brings a little smile to you today – a beginning of a good day and perhaps an up moment to a bad 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 – 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 – GOLF – always a trial and error!

Getting older has its little perks – like moving up a tee box on the course!

I have been attempting to play golf since I was around twelve years old – when my dad joined a club with a family membership!

My younger brother and I would just go out and play while my dad played with his friends.

My younger brother became a scratch golfer while I seemed to go the other way.

My older brother was also around par golf or a little over.

The genes seemed to be spread out between them – me – I am the one who hits a good shot at the end and wants to come back for more!

But that is why I love to play – SOMETIMES I do hit it straight and can putt!

For me, it is out in the open – fairways and greens – sand traps and water hazards!

I seem to find them all plus trees and bushes.

Whatever the club is – I seem to find everything except the MIRACLE!

But when I do – it brings me back again and again!

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Papa’s World – Playing a SANTA SCRAMBLE IN DECEMBER – practice!!!!

In early to mid-December – we are playing a SANTA SCRAMBLE with our friends at Magnolia Greens in Leland, N.C.

Hoping it is warm enough – so we practiced in the sunny mid-50s!

There was no wind and the sun felt warm!

Sherry and Cindy dressed warm – and for a couple holes Sherry’s jacket came off!

It was a fun time getting ready for the scramble later in December.

I know every once in a while I hit a MIRACLE shot – but they are few and far between – I seem to hit all those other shots!

One of the fairways at Magnolia Greens 27 holes! Sherry – Buck and Papa – getting ready to TEE it up!

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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 – 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 – Feeling good – Helping others – pass it on!

What makes me feel good is either doing a kind act or passing on to another a kindness done for me!

And it does not take a lot – opening a door – waiting for someone to walk by!

My wife and I often clean out our closets and head to goodwill or habitat for humanity.

Giving what we can at church and also on on special occasions.

Smiles – kindness – gratitude- blessings – helping others – our lives!

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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 – Smiles – Laughs – funny things!

To start your day with a smile – a positive look ahead to the day – enjoy some funny cartoons and sayings!

For our friends back home in NPA and WNY – I know you like the white stuff – me I like the sand and surf!

A little play on words – LOL have a great day!

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Papa’s World – Sharing good thoughts and cheer!

Life – love, and gratitude – share it – it is free – PAPA’S WORLD.

Select your news – read – there are good happenings out there – be informed – but be careful – fact check!

Give what you can – when you can – smiles – thanks – gratitude – kindness – are free!

Help feed the hungry – open a door for someone – a little act like this – brings thanks from the needy.

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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 – Life in general – living healthy.

We grow our own produce year-round on our back patio.

You also can see my wife’s sun tea on the table to the right!

Since I had a heart attack almost eight years ago – I LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME!

We walk almost every day and try to play golf once a week!

One of the reasons we moved to the border of N.C and S.C. – was to be near the beach – which we are very near two of them!

We also find humor in a lot of people- places and things!

This is but a small view of our life together for 42 years.

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

Our little family picture about 12 years ago – since this picture – our grandson Bode was born and today is 8 years old!

We are also retired now – moving from NVA to the border of N.C. and S.C.

We now are in our retirement house – about four miles from the beach.

My sons from my first marriage and their partners – on the Sunset Beach Pier.

They remain in NWPA where they grew up – we transferred to NVA for our jobs and they stayed behind.

Today they work in the energy field of state and power companies winterizing homes for the elderly.

We live our lives one day at a time to the fullest we can manage. Retirement has been good to us and the weather here is what we like.

Bode – who is following in the footsteps of his older cousins playing soccer – I hope one day to follow him in college like we do with his cousins.

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Papa’s World – Good thoughts and smiles! HGD!

Kindness is free – smiles are free – share often!

Each day can and will be a challenge – but at the end of the day – feel gratitude – for you have done good – sleep well!

Enjoy your children – enjoy their youth – it goes so fast – and soon they are gone also!

Life is short – but it can be fun – find the humor and smile – laugh and share – you are who you are!

I hope this brings some good thoughts – some smiles to you and loved ones –

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Papa’s World – Watching the BILLS at the LAZY PIRATE

We traveled to Carolina Beach, N.C. to the LAZY PIRATE – A BUFFALO BILLS BAR!

Being from WNY – we were fans of the BILLS from the mid-’80s to when we left in 1999!

We still follow them and try to watch them on TV.

Sometimes we know where different BILLS bars are and go to watch.

Our close friends Buck and Cindy were our neighbors back in WNY and moved first to Leland, N.C.

Through all these years they remain staunch BILLS fans.

Our neighbor Diane and her husband Steve are both from WNY and have a cottage on Rushford Lake where they spend their summers.

A perfect venue to watch the games and of course when they score the song “SHOUT” is played and everyone joins in.

FAMILY and Friends enjoying the game!

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