I post every day on Facebook – GOOD THOUGHTS as my way to promote Positive feelings and sharing!

Helping others as much as we can – staying neutral – staying true to our beliefs – having good relationships.

Having a sense of humor – smiling – laughing – feeling positive and focusing on the life we lead – THE SALT LIFE!

Trying to leave a footprint on Positive changes for the good of humankind – is not easy but can be done.

A smile when many years ago our granddaughter took her first horseback ride – today she rides and takes care of horses!

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Papa’s World – family – most are gone – but memories linger on – missing them.

My step father John – my mother Mary and my brother in law Bill.

John was a decorated WWII hero – with the purple heart and numerous other medals.

He captured a castle and a Nazi officer out of uniform – there is a story in a military journal

that is in the WWII museum in Eldred Pa.that chronicles that event.

He took from that officer a automatic machine gun pistol – vintage WWI – that also resides in the museum

and is worth upwards in the thousands of dollars. They keep it locked away as it is so valuable.

He was wounded several times and went back into action.

Bill was a vet of the forgotten war – Korea – he seldom talked about it but while I was growing up –

he gave to me his sleeping bag that he used in the cold winters there.

I admire his stamina as all it was is a wool blanket inside a canvas liner!

I would get very cold while sleeping outside on the ground in it!

He was more to me than a brother in law – he was my friend and like a brother to me.

One time I was out with him on patrol in the cop car – he was the town cop –

We drove down across the tracks and out past the old pipe building –

he saw a woodchuck and said to me –

“Do I get him”?
“Sure I said”!

He pulled out his gun and from the front seat shot that old woodchuck –

I almost went deaf from that gun going off!

I said ” JESUS CHRIST BILL” and then we both just burst out laughing!

Lesson – never fire a gun from inside a car – you can barely hear for like 10 minutes!

John and Mary ( my mother) holding pies that she made from scratch!

Mom was known all over the town and county and into NYS for her baking.

She would bake rolls – bread – pies and cakes. Sweet rolls and sticky buns.

There was not anything she could not knead and bake and all from memory!

She did not need a receipt – she just did it after almost 85 years of her life baking!

She baked as a child learning from her mother who passed at 85 years old.

Mom was next to the youngest of 11 kids and was almost 98 years old when she passed.

She supplied pies and cakes and rolls for a diner in town.

She was so kind and loving – warm and gentle – but she also was a strong women – way before her time – she believed in equal rights and taught me that – she would come up with these sayings that made me laugh – ” You are as useless as a two petered billy goat”

Or she would say ” You are as useless as teats on a boar hog”! She had me in stitches –

she also played the accordion my father the spoons and sang and my uncle jack the wash board.

They would do this at family picnics and if the beer was free – at social events.

When she was young – she traveled with my grandma in the logging camps of Pa.

Making breakfast – lunch and dinner as a way to make money in the depression.

My father passed away in 1969 after a long battle with cancer – leaving mom a widow and my younger brother just entering H.S. After about ten years she met John – and they remarried – both of them.

They were together until he passed away at age 81.

She called him “JOHNNY BOY” and he was so good to her – just what she needed after ten years losing my dad.

He could fix anything and construction was his forte.

His cars and trucks immaculate even though they were ten years old – showroom condition.

He fixed up and remodled the house which she had kept going all those years .

That same house today is still in the family after almost 78 years –

my great niece lives there today.

Mary ( Mom) and John ( her Johnny boy)

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Papa’s World – Living – family – grandkids – friends – memories.

That about wraps up my game – but – I enjoy it and it is a way to get outdoors!

Our granddaughter Ella is far right – a Sophomore at Randolf College receiving an award for her soccer performance on the team.

Our granddaughter – Taylor – grooming a horse – who loves to ride – she would spend all her free time in the stables!


Friends are priceless and memories through time – living out our senior years!

Taylor’s first ride on a horse – now her dream one day is to compete.


MARLEY and ME – Love our grandkids GOLDENDOODLE!

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Papa’s World – Life with us – in our senior years!

We have a walking group that meets every Monday and Friday at the park across the street. You walk at your own pace and usually do two complete loops – just over a mile each and then once around the track.

This in total would be 2.30 miles!

Then during the day, we will get in the rest of our 10,000 steps – my heart doctor has told me just to “MOVE”!

Growing up in the 50s-60s and 70s – the generations that wanted love and peace – still has a place in my heart today!

We have adopted a healthy choice lifestyle – I do not drink soda or milk anymore – or fast food!

We live just a few miles from the beach – often going there for our walks – sun – sand, and surf!

We try to golf once a week or every other week – usually with dear friends of 35 years.

Just being out in nature – and yes – we get STEPS in that way!

Our dear friends – golfing – having dinner together and making plans for fun trips!

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Papa’s World – LITTLE TAYLOR loves horses – now BIG TAYLOR riding horses!

Our grandaughter Taylor with her mother – soon to be a teenager – she has grown up riding horses!

A beautiful young lady to be – she would clean stalls and groom horses every day if she could!

It all began with her – she could barely walk – yet she knew what she wanted and today she rides so gracefully – here her mother helps to steady her on her first ride!

Now she is a regular at the riding stable and volunteers to groom and take care of the horse’s stalls!

Tall in the saddle – little Taylor does not need any help – becoming an accomplished rider.

Her dream is to someday own her own horse – she is so graceful and an easy learner.


Taylor and her MORMOR ( Swede for grandmother) walking hand in hand – PRICELESS!

Papa’s World – A little HUMOR – LAUGHS and GOOD THOUGHTS!

I try to live my life with humor – not laughing outright – but with funny thoughts that lead to smiles!

Keeping it all in perspective – I like good entertainment – shows that make me feel good!

I am not good with scary shows or violent shows although I have seen some good ones!

AAHHHH! The wisdom of our senior years – living life to the plus one-day at a time!

I tend to unfollow people who post negative or insensitive posts – I have enough negative ‘STUFF” –

I choose to read and see the positive side of life!

Life is full of choices – doors to open and walk through! LIVE TO THE FULLEST!

I hope this starts your day off in a good mood – enjoy whatever the day brings –

listen to the sounds – see nature and live life to the fullest one day at a time!



Papa’s World – Good times and Good thoughts!

Papa’s World is my blog where I bring friends – family and laughs and good thoughts.

One of my happy places is the golf course – if only I could play!!!!!

Laugh – smile and have a sense of humor – living life one day at a time – and to the plus!

We love living close to the beach – walking – sitting and just enjoying sun-sand and surf!

We are retired – with a home business – living out our senior years – having family visits and returning back home to see them

With friends, we just may do this in modest consumption! LOL!

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Papa’s World – Past times in pictures!

In North Myrtle Beach for the Saint Patricks Day parade – living out my heritage!

During the Holidays home is where the decorations are!

One of our “WHY” reasons to love the Carolinas – golfing at Christmas time!

Sunsets at SUNSET BEACH – never is old!

Of course – you have to smile! PAPA’S WORLD!

LIVING THE SALT LIFE – PAST TIMES IN PICTURES – PAPA’S WORLD – beach chairs – sun – surf and sand – PRICELESS!

Papa’s World – Inside 529 kids consign – Loudoun.

Down the stairs and straight ahead in a historic old Leesburg, Va. building – is the entrance to 529 Kidsconsign.

Upscale children’s and women’s clothing – brand names – Facebook 529kidsconsign Loudoun.

The faces of the owner – Tammy – three children – grace the walls of the shop.

Shirts with slogans – shoes – and other items for sale!

Childrens books and many more upscale items!

Tammy – Taylor and Cassidy – and MARLEY – the Goldendoodle – the family pet.

Upscale items for sale along with children’s and women’s clothing.

Stop by in Leesburg. Va. 529 kidsconsign Upscale clothing – SMILE PASS IT ON!

Take time out – sip your coffee and then google on Facebook 529 kidsconsign – direct shipping –

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Papa’s World – Into the Present!

So I wonder if this is MIDDLE AGE – SUNSET years mean you forget where all those plastic bags and Tupperware lids are? LOL

Living our unset years in OIB in N.C. – warm temps – cool ocean breezes – sand and surf – golf and walk – pickleball –

senior years can be watching and working to age healthy!

Hard to do but working on it! LOL

Eating healthy – drinking water ( and throwing in a beer once in while) maintaining and looking ahead – enjoying our dream life.

My habit for each morning – is one cup of coffee!

That is my limit and the smell in the morning of brewing coffee – to start my day!

Living near the sand and surf and sunrises over the water – LIVING THE SALT LIFE – not for everyone but for us our dream life.

When family visits – joy – laughter – smiles – great feelings – family time is our asset in life!

Family of youth helps to keep us feeling young – MORMOR and PAPA – living our life to the plus!

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Papa’s World – Memories of Life!

Our new memory we are making is here this beach is but four miles away! Living the SALT LIFE in OIB!

Our granddaughter Taylor who now is twelve years old – loves this and would like to have these times back!

We are now living our dream life – here in OIB close to the border of S.C.

Music is the path to the soul and our way of finding peace – comfort, and gratitude!

Spending time together and living life one day at at time!

Memories from childhood!

Living life to the plus with a sense of humor!

Enjoying the SUNRISES of our life together in OIB – living life one day at a time!

Laugh a little – laugh a lot – just laugh!

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Papa’s World – Pictures – thoughts – humor!

When family visits – spending time with family – vacations and looking forward to another visit!

Our family in Va. – MARLEY – this says it all for her!

Walking the MAZE at SUNSET BEACH – one of the little things we like to do here in N.C. Beach!

Wise thought here!


SMILE – keep a sense of HUMOR!



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Papa’s World – Thoughts and pictures of life.

Our life in thoughts and pictures – life is full of surprises!

Our daughter and her two youngest daughters came for a surprise visit!

Saint Patrick’s parade in North Myrtle Beach – fun day with parade – vendors – three stages and six bands!

One of our favorite pastimes – golfing with lifelong friends!

A wise saying but also very truthful!

Papa watched our granddaughter Ella trying to solve the maze on the beach. Did not solve it!

Our go-to system for growing our own veggies with no dirt or pesticides! Year around where we live!

We BOTH KNOW a friend like this! LOL

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Papa’s World – Family pictures – memories.

My youngest son Shawn and I last summer at the pier. Sunset Beach.

Spending time with children and grandchildren – making memories

Om oldest son and his partner – Andrea at the beach last summer – looking forward to them visiting once again.

Four of the grandchildren – Taylor – Sarah – Cassidy and Bode – this year when we went back home!

SIX grandkids – Bode – Cassidy – Taylor- Sarah – Ella and Maddy – years ago – love the memories.

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Papa’s World – Life in pictures – memories!

Bode – now 8 – Cassidy – now 12 – Taylor – now 12 – Sarah – now 16 – Ella – now 19 and Maddy – now 22 – grandchildren.

Cindy and Sherry – golfing partners – the first time we golfed – they wore mittens and looked on in wonder as we washed out balls on the course! LOL

A little humor and laughs!

Guess – am I “IRISH”! My family on my dad’s side came from County Tyrone in Ireland.

On a wine-tasting trip in Sonoma Valley in California. Sherry and Papa!

Cindy – Cindy – Cindy – Cindy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A view across the marsh at Sunset Beach at sunset! Always love going there and taking the company to see it!

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Papa’s World – living life in OIB!

Here we are on Sunset Beach – OIB is all the way up by the tall building – we are minutes away from either one near the border of N.C. and S.C.

A view in our backyard of the sunset – always a treat to walk outback at sunset!

We are thankful to be living our dream life in the Carolinas – no snow or ice – at least most of the time!

Golfing with friends right across the street at Leopards Chase in Ocean Ridge!

When family visits – my two sons – Troy and Shawn – wait for them to come back down this summer!

Childhood memories!

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PAPA and SHERRY – on the ICW – LIVING LIFE IN OIB, N.C. living life to the plus one day at a time!

Papa’s World – golfing at Leopards Chase with friends.

Every week or two we meet up with old friends – we were neighbors back in WNY – to golf.

They live about 35 miles away in Leland, N.C.

We have stayed in touch even though they moved South some 26 years ago!

Sherry and Cindy – on the golf cart at Leopards Chase in Ocean Ridge, N.C.

One of four courses right across the street from where we live in Cameron Woods Community.

The courses are known in the area as THE BIG CATS courses as they all have names of the big cats of the world.

We have been golfing together for about 30 years.

We have traveled the world with them on trips –

and all over the country.

Buck and I have been friends for almost 40 years.

Today he is my golfing partner – we play the girls in a scramble and they usually beat us!

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Papa’s World – cousins coming together!

Cousins – Sherry sisters daughter and her family – the JONES – and Debby and two of her daughters – the Myers!

We journeyed to Sunset beach – to catch the sunset – it so happened that the JONES was visiting and the Myers were also here at the same time.

Through the years we have tried to be all together – but families spread out and lives are different – so many things going on in each family.

Grandmothers and granddaughters. On the beach in Myrtle beach – after some shopping at the outlet mall and some dinner all together at Barefoot Landing.

The little ones are growing up so fast – years seem to go by before we meet up.

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Papa’s World – Through the years – now living in the Carolinas!

Our married life began on June 25th. 1982 in a little town in WNY – called Portville!

We both worked for the American Olean Tile Company in Olean, New York.

We combined two sets of children – my two sons and her two daughters – although my sons lived with their mother.

We traveled with all four on vacations and weekend events.

Troy – my oldest son and Shawn my youngest – both still live back in NWPA where we all are from and raised.

They have been down to visit last summer and hoping they come once again.

Our lives with our family are so important – and hoping all will visit this summer!

Mother and daughters and their families. Debby – is the oldest on the left and Tammy is the youngest on the right.

Our life together reflects the above in our values as a family.

Today we move forward in our retirement in the Carolinas – living our dream of the salt life one day at a time!

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Papa’s World – Our life in pictures!

Celebrating our anniversary last year in NVA with family – including Marley – the Goldendoodle!

Enjoying the SOLO STOVE FIRE PIT on the back patio of our home – in Cameron Woods Community.

Our growing system in our back patio called THE TOWER GARDEN!

Our twin granddaughters back almost 12 years ago – the memory of a time gone by!

A little humor – smile for the day!

Debby and Maddy – our oldest granddaughter – 22 years ago!

Troy my oldest son and Shawn my youngest son.

Now 12 years old – the twins sing vocals in a youth band.

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Papa’s World – life with family and friends!

Willie is so right in this – music has always brought good vibes to us – and with friends – singing songs!

Friends for years and years – always laughs and tears – singing – playing cards and games and golfing!

We play a scramble – gals vs. guys and after 18 holes – on the last hole – we beat them by one stroke!

Family is very important to us – creating memories – having good times and now they visit us – beach time !!!!!!

My youngest son Shawn and wife Trisha!

Hoping for another visit in the future!

My oldest son Troy and partner Andrea – hoping they come back for a visit!


Papa’s World – Times gone past – our life together.

In the nearly 42 plus years we have been together – we are thankful for all we have! BLESSED!

While living near the nation’s capital – we were at many Nationals games – memories of a World Series – division titles!

Before Bode and when grandkids were young! Taken almost 12 years ago – the twins were not walking then.

After Bode – the twins are now 12 and Bode is 8! Maddy graduates from college and Ella will be a junior in college. Sarah will be a junior in H.S.

Some SENIOR HUMOR – been there done that! LOL Living life to the plus one day at a time!

Papa and MorMor with the grandkids – a few years ago. Bode loves Ella! The memories of times past! PRICELESS!


SHERRY AND PAPA – in wine country in California – living life to the plus one day at a time! MEMORIES!

Papa’s World – Memories through the years – our life!

When friends visit – we have shots while Kayaking – on the marsh of the ICW! OIB!

While living just outside Washington, D.C – taking in a Nationals game!

Papa being set up for the spike – late 80’s Corporate Cup competition for American Olean Tile Co.

Debby – Papa – Sherry – Elton awards for the Juice Plus Company – I do clean up! Two beautiful ladies!

Friends – Dottie – Cindy – Sherry before our wine tour – all these years and still getting together!

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Papa’s World – Over 40 years ago – MEMORIES – when we were young!

June 25th, 1982 – Papa – brown suit – Sherry – as tall as me – our wedding day – The tall young girl – Debby – Sherry’s daughter -next to her – with her arms around the little girl – Tammy – Sherry’s youngest daughter.

We combined two sets of children – my two sons and her two daughters – in the early years – not much money but we made it!

Last summer – Papa and my two sons – Troy – with the beard – my oldest and Shawn – my youngest – still lived back in NWPA!

They visited last summer and will be back!

This is me! LOL If only I could putt!

Debby with her family – three girls – and husband Mike – Tammy with her three kids and husband Marcus.

The grandkids are growing up – Maddy graduates from college this spring – Ella will be a junior in college in the fall –

Sarah will be a junior in HS in the fall – Taylor and Cassidy will be in their teens next birthday and Bode will be nine on his next birthday!

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The six grandkids – Maddy – Ella – Sarah – Taylor – Cassidy and Bode – Cassidy always watching over Bode!


Troy – Shawn – Autumn – Andera – Trisha – after a week of good times and fun – will be back! The salt life!

Papa’s World – Walking Ocean Isle Beach – early March!

Sunny day – high 60’s – no breeze – workers working on the OIB water tower – not for me! LOL

We decided after Pickle-ball – to take a walk on the beach – hardly anyone there!

It was a nice warm walk in the sun.

Product of my life in the ’60s! LOL

The beach was empty – which surprised me because as we walked it got warmer!

OIB pier – a look out south to the ocean – the beaches here face south! Curveture of the coastline!

Walking we saw hardly anyone – but we got our steps in – love walking on the beach!

Ocean Isle Beach when it is warm and lots of folks there! A view from the pier!

Living in the Carolinas has been our plan “B” – living the SALT LIFE!

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Papa’s World – Sunset in Cameron Woods with the SOLO STOVE.

Good day everyone – we have a Solo Stove firepit – on our back patio – and beautiful sunsets!

We are but four miles from the closest beach which is this one called Ocean Isle Beach – which faces South!

We did not want to be in a flood zone or next to the beach – so we are on the mainland side with the ICW between us and the beach!

We also are six miles from Sunset Beach – so named for its fantastic sunsets!

Sunset at SUNSET BEACH – which also faces south. We have the SALT LIFE!

Our children and grandchildren will have this in the future time – our gift to them.

Our Solo Stove – we use it at times to have a fire for friends and family – a way to gather and be social.

The SOLO STOVE FIRE PIT – is a great conversation piece. Plus this top – spreads the heat outwards!

Our backyard faces somewhat South-West and with a protected tree line.

Sunset from our patio through the tree line in Cameron Woods Community, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

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Papa’s World- Spring cleaning – front porch – sip coffee!

In the Spring – when it is warm – my go-to place to sit and sip my coffee is the glider on the front porch!

Just sit there in peace and quiet and watch the birds soar in the sky – listen to the wind coming through the tall Carolin Pines!

But first – I have to wash it all off as it is coated with the yellow pollen dust of those same pine trees!

The glider after washing it off and the siding with the crabs – the floor and the stones in front – the windows all had yellow dust.

The three Swedish horses our oldest granddaughters made for us – rested on the stones – amongst the hedges and plants.

This is my coffee place in the early morning!

The front window with the OIB sign – the place we had built and now call home in the Carolinas!

Beaches ( two of them) and golf ( 25 courses within 30 minutes) are two reasons we selected this community!

Entrance to the front door – our crabs on the wall – a welcome wreath – home – family and friends visiting – PRICELESS!

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Through this door passes family and friends – Carolina hospitality – living the full SALT LIFE!


Papa’s World – Spring cleaning – pollen season – the back patio!

The yellow pollen was everywhere – so happy that we had the back lanai enclosed with EZ-BREEZE – allowing us to keep

it outside and not all over our furniture indoors!

But – the outdoor patio was covered as were the outdoor window screens and the screens to the lanai!

So – out came the water hose – and I moved all the furniture off the patio as well as the rug.

I began to wash everything down – starting with the siding and the screens.

I gently used the shower feature on the hose to rinse off the Tower Garden – and the big chairs which are too heavy to move and are connected.

The chairs are really heavy and connected – hard to move for Sherry and me!

I also gently showered the flowers – which we have grown since last spring and the Solo Stove fire pit!

Now on such a nice day – I would rather be out golfing – but this yellow pollen from all the pine trees is everywhere.

I have even seen it in the ocean!

When done and everything is back in place – glad to have it over with and nice and clean – however – this will have to be done again as the pollen season lasts for a while.

When the wind blows it is like a yellow dust cloud floating in the air.

A good rain will wash a lot of it down onto the ground but it forms a yellow scum on the water in the ponds!

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Papa’s World – Through Winter into Spring – Tower Garden.

We now are over ten years of growing our own produce – and down here in the Carolinas – border of N.C. and S.C. –

we have grown year-round – Summer – Fall – WINTER and into the beginning of Spring!

In WINTER when it does get cold – we cover it up during the night and day if we have to – the sun can get through

this mesh covering also protects it from below freezing – 19 degrees one night – and we put our flowers under it!

Here are the last Springs flowers which I moved to the back and covered with the mesh!

The Tower Garden ( and the flowers on the back patio – we had continuous produce all year!

This spot protects the plants and also is in the sun for most of the early morning and early afternoon!

All I do is make sure water is in the base – by watching the WHITE FLOAT rod – when it goes down to the marker on the float –

I add water – and every so often – I add a cup of nutrients ( 2 different types)


We eat salads almost every night and soon in this planting – cukes and tomatoes and celery along with lettuce and herbs.

For over SIXTEEN YEARS – we have added the above natural FRUITS – VEGETABLES – BERRIES – OMEGAS

to our daily diets in CAPSULE – GUMMIE – BARS – and DRINK forms. ( 30 different FRUITS – VEGGIES and BERRIES)

The OMEGAS are not made from FISH OIL – but from ALGAE FARMS ( which fish eat Algae to produce OMEGAS)

to avoid the MERCURY found in fish.

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Papa’s World – When they were young and small – MEMORIES!

Today – I look back – back to the little ones – who now are the older ones and the next three whom I now call the little ones!

All six of the grandchildren several years ago before we moved to the Carolinas – this at our home in NVA!

Today – the oldest graduates from college – the second oldest is a Sophomore in college – the third oldest is a Sophomore in H.S.

The twins are in sixth grade and Bode – is in second grade.

All have been down to visit us – and the younger ones have spent a week’s vacation with us here at our new home!

The twins – Cassidy on the left and Taylor on the right – with Papa – they were so small when born – both just three pounds plus!

Today – Taylor – then Sarah ( who is 5’10”) and Cassidy – who is actually now growing faster than Taylor!

Sarah is a Sophomore in H.S.

MORMOR – Sherry – and Papa – at the beach shortly after Sherry retired early to pursue her Juice Plus business full time! She is a certified health coach and guides me in healthy eating.

Today the three oldest are with their parents – Maddy – then Ella and Sarah. They have all grown up!

Our memories of times gone by – forever young in our minds! Maddy – Sarah and Ella!

TAYLOR – love her smile!

Cassidy – the little determined one – loves her feisty attitude!

Bode – the only grandson out of five granddaughters – my little buddy – PAPA and BODE!

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PAPA and little CASSIDY.

PAPA and TAYLOR – who has turned into a horse rider and works in the barn!


Papa’s World – Christmas presents from our son-in-law!

Our son-in-law Mike with Debby and their daughters – Maddy (L) and Ella ( R ) and Sarah ( RR) – make fantastic items from


A lamp made from driftwood with birch bark shade! Everything is hand-crafted and we have put this in our Lanai as a night light!

We both love these types of presents and this was a Christmas present.

All the older granddaughters have made our items for presents and those are cherished!

We are a close-knit family – and have visited back and forth. They are about 8 hours away!

We just love this as it goes with our beach theme and how we live close to several beaches. I think he could make and sell these down here!

He makes so many things and is very talented! He has his own workshop.

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Debby and Mike when the girls were younger – CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM OUR SON-IN-LAW!

Papa’s World – reflecting back – thoughts!

I started this blog because I wanted to leave memories for generations to come – in pictures – thoughts – words and actions!

I grew up not really knowing my cousins – aunts or uncles – my sister was 15 years older than me and my brother was 10 years older.

By the time I came along – all those cousins were already that much older than me – and I just never knew them!

The few I did know – lived in the township and went to the other schools.

So – here are my blogs for the family now to have after I am gone – to know who we were and how we lived.

Sherry – we have been married 40 plus years – my soulmate and the one who guides me in health!

We are retired and living our life out in the Carolinas – where it is warm – I do not like cold and neither does she!

We live one day at a time – always exploring and doing new things – together!

This is her and my why all these years – living life to the plus!

Be kind – care for others – smile and hug often – this is me.

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Papa’s World – Sarah – Cassidy – Bode and Taylor go ice skating!

Taylor – Sarah – Cassidy and Bode – cousins – at the ION ice rink in Leesburg, Va. There also is a full-size ice hockey rink here other than what you see behind them – with thousands of seats!

We got together with Sarah and her mother Debby for a two-hour skate – the kids loved it and they all helped Sarah who hasn’t skated since she was little!

The adults sat here at the table with a full view of the rink – I also went to the hockey rink and watched the youth hockey play – full pads!

Quite impressed with the arena which could rival the pros!

We were able to have food and drinks while watching the kids and they could join us for food!

Taylor who is 12 is almost as tall as Sarah who is 16 and around 5’10! Cassidy has been catching up to Taylor for the last year.

We then went to the grandkid’s house – for a short visit – exchanged clothes – and say our goodbyes!

Here are Sarah – Sherry – Debby – Cassidy and Taylor!

The afternoon ended too quickly but we all had such a good time and all the kids loved the ice skating!

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PAPA’S WORLD – just another day in our life – living life to the plus – one day at a time!

Papa’s World – Life in general!

My morning ritual – every day – hard to break habits when you enjoy it so much – just my LIFE IN GENERAL!

One of the big reasons we moved to the border of N.C & S.C. – our LIFE IN GENERAL!

Friends for almost four decades – besties – getting together makes this our LIFE IN GENERAL!

For SIXTEEN YEARS – our health supplement of choice – – OUR HEALTH LIFE IN GENERAL!

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Papa’s World – Life in good thoughts and laughs!

Mr. Rogers – good thoughts and caring – life with Mr. Rogers!

A laugh = a smile – along with good thoughts – life in Papa’s World!

Kindness – every day – we show kindness – hoping that it is passed on!

In my house, I change the cushions – instead of where I sit! LOL!

I want to show good thoughts and humor as a way to instill positive news into the lives of my readers.

The world is so full of negative news – and lacking in smiles – hug a person – shake a hand –

give kindness and caring for free!

Notice the sights and sounds in nature – the peaceful journey on a walk – look for sunrise and sunsets!

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Papa’s World – In Leesburg, Va. Sunrise and sunset!

I am always up before sunrise – I love that part of the day – quiet – good nights sleep –

of course by 8:30 pm. I head for bed – so I get to see every day Sunrise and Sunset!

The sunrise at our family’s home in Leesburg, Va. Early morning hustle of kids getting ready – the youngest Bode is the first off to school – heading out the door at 6:50 AM.

Along with both of his parents to walk him to the bus stop!

Of course, Marley – the Goldendoodle – on her leash – leads the way!

The sky is getting lighter at this time – this was the sunrise before they headed out the door.

Then – after the late afternoon – the sunset out the front door!

The ever-changing skies of NVA – a beautiful wide expanse – in their neighborhood which is country!

Sunsets here are also beautiful – after dinner – kids are in from outside –

The TV is on – the dog sleeping – Taylor is reading –

Family time.

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PAPA and BODE – living life to the plus – one day at a time – each day is one more day – thank you for reading!

Papa’s World – Good times – Good thoughts – Good humor!

Spending time with my sons – Troy on the left and Shawn on the right – MEMORIES OF VACATION LAST SUMMER!

Papa and Sherry – our life together for over 41 years – memories of past GOOD TIMES and those yet to come!

Our GOOD THOUGHT for the day – living life one day at a time – past and present memories!

Good friends – Good times – Good memories – living the salt life in the Carolinas! MAKING LASTING MEMORIES!

My go-to GOOD START to every day – thank you for reading Papa’s World –

Good humor to make you smile – and hopefully – fall to sleep! LOL PAPA’S WORLD!!!!!!

Papa’s World – Family – Friends and Memories.

Good day – all things with me start with that first cup of coffee in the morning – two cups and I am done!

Our youngest grandchildren – Bode – the twins Cassidy and Taylor 12 years old –

Being 433 miles away from them – either they come down or we go home to see them – 6 to 8 times a year.

LOL – I seldom drink hard stuff – light beer is more to my taste – esp. RED OAK and then not that often!

Our oldest granddaughters and their parents – Maddy – mother Debby – father Mike – Ella and Sarah – growing up!

We also try to see them as often as we can and everyone has come down for vacation and visits.

Our Autumn years are being spent living life to the plus – THE SALT LIFE!

My oldest son – who is now a senior citizen – with his partner – Andrea and Troy! Come on back – we would love to have you!

They came last summer and want them to come back down – being a 16-hour drive – FLY and we will pick you up!

My youngest son and his wife – Shawn and Trisha – I hope they come back down – we had such a good time last summer – love ya!

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Papa’s World – Humor – Smiles – Good Thoughts!

My day always starts off with humor – smiles and laughter on my social media page – setting the tone for the rest of the day!

A positive outlook on life! I will drink to that! LOL

WHAT is THIS? Why – to protect it from the low temps below freezing – a metallic cover for our Tower Garden – and it does just fine – but to me, it looks like something from “ET” or “STAR WARS”! LOL

A good thought for the day – one to think about – positive vibes!

HHHHHMMMMM – and here I thought it was the JUICE! LOL

Sherry with Cindy and Dottie – friends that make friends laugh – smile and just have good times!

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Papa’s World – Our life today and yesterday.

Good day everyone – our lives have changed – from city living to the SALT LIFE in the CAROLINA’S!

Before – we called home in NVA 30 miles from Washington, D.C. and near the Dulles airport –

5 miles to the Washington Commanders headquarters!

A very busy area – traffic – thousands of homes being built –

They were just completing the fourth H.S. in our community since we moved there 16 years ago.

And then we moved South – to the borders of N.C. and S.C.!

We thought we had our retirement home when we built our last house in NVA!

SURPRISE – housing values went up – the stock market and 401 K went down – SO WE SOLD!

The adventure continues – hoping this is THE DREAM HOME!

And we took our internet business for SIXTEEN YEARS – with us!

This has been a blessing in residual income – better than a second job! if you want to ask questions!

Today – all of our family has come here for visits – we hope that continues through the years –

living our dream and sharing with family THE SALT LIFE we have found near the beaches.