Papa’s World – Us Old Guys – The older I get – The better I was !

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Tom

Ever want to go back and play that softball game again ?

Or – just one more Volleyball match

without the worry of crashing to the ground ?

How about racing down the court and laying the ball into the basket?

Instead you sit back – think and then take a warm sip of your coffee or tea-

And think of where you were – what you did – and know that-

Those were the good OLD DAYS !

Me today

Now it is make sure you brush your teeth – comb your hair –

Put your socks and sneakers on –

Look at your fit bit –

Check the time –

Glance over your shoulder –

And say to your other –

” WHICH PATH ARE WE WALKING TODAY ” ?

WHY I WALK

Walking – not running anymore – too many sore parts

But you can dream – you can think back – and you can know –

” I USE TO DO ALL THAT ”

Today – I WALK !

Walking

At our age – walking has become a habit –

A habit that has become a challenge –

one that is which path to take !

As I age – I think –

I remember –

dream of what was –

It seems that it was not all that long ago !

A PARTNER

I may be older – and I might of done things better years ago –

But the older I get –

I like to think –

Not only was I good at one time –

BUT AS I AGE – I GET BETTER – BETTER AT LOVING WHO WE ARE !

You become wiser –

you become more of a person –

YOU BECOME YOU –

Sherry & Tom 1982

Forever young –

memories are for the living –

And LIVING IS OUR LIFE –

Being older with the one you love –

THE OLDER WE GET – THE BETTER WE ARE !

Makes up for all those past ages –

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Papas World – company asked – How do you know what to write about?

It’s like this!
You make something out of nothing!
The story is there – you just have to see it
in your mind!

We had company and were talking and I was asked

“How do you know what to blog about” ?

“I do not know I answered”!

I just see something and I write!

I did not PLAN to write this blog this morning

But – I have a ability to ” SEE” stories in everything I see!

” How often do you write(blog) ?

“EVERYDAY” I replied!

I try to bring humor
I try to find balance
and I try to look at life

Another conversation we had –

” You go to bed at 8 to 8:30 pm.” ?

“WHY”?

Well – I get tired and find when that happens

If I go to bed – I fall asleep right away.

If I push past it – then I am awake until 1 or 2 AM.

And – I still will wake up before 5 am.

And then – I feel terrible the rest of the day!

That could be my wife
but not me
I am blessed with
a great memory
and I find to have that memory
is to be consistent in whatever I do!

Now – I told our company –

one other thing I do – is I never use a alarm clock!

I do not need one – I have what I call

a internal clock –

If I need to get up at say 3:45 am.

I just wake up!

Or if you tell me you want up at a certain time

I will wake you up!

I do not know how this is –

or how it works –

But it is me – and I know it not to be normal!

Smiling – laughing
seeing funny things
jogs my memory!

Today – I came downstairs at 4:35 am.

I had gotten up at 12:30 am. Bathroom break!

Could not fall asleep

So I came down and looked at my emails

Looked at my stats on my blogs.

Saw what was on face book

And then I went back to bed at 1:30 am.

And fell a sleep again.

I had gotten 7 plus hours of sleep

and I was ready to go!

While posting on face book
I came across this
and then it came into
my mind to write this blog!

My wife Sherry understands me –

not the who – what or why I am me!

But she accepts it – she is opposite –

and that is why it works!

I learned a long time ago
Just see the other side
might not agree
but it is safer!
LOL

She is all the time asking me

“WHERE IS MY PHONE”?

“HAVE YOU SEEN MY CUP OF TEA”?

But – be that what it is – she takes care of all things$$$$!

She takes care of everything that deals with bills –

I – on the other hand – clean – mow the lawn

Do the repairs I know how to do

DO NOT ASK ME TO WORK ON THE CAR!!!!!

She can make almost anything
but requires a book to follow
Not me – I just plow ahead
and from memory and feel
put it together

This works for both of us –

we know our boundries

we know each other well

She is my health coach http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

She has taken so many classes

done the research

and attending so many health fairs

She is why I am still alive today!

I did not marry a rich women!

I married a women Rich in thought

word and deed

A women rich in history

No – I did not know what I was going to write about

when I got out of bed this morning

But I do know that all of a sudden it comes!

This is but one more blog

One that when I go – will be left behind

that is my legacy – my memory – my BLOG for the day!

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Papa’s World – Grand daughters came to visit

We picked them up on Saturday afternoon – at their house –

Their parents were leaving early the next morning –

To take their oldest daughter to college –

They would not be back until early evening on Tuesday –

Good morning – welcome to Papa’s World.

We had the girls stay with us for three days – and it was a pleasure.

Oh – and we also had Sarah’s ( with a “H” ) she says –

LOVE BIRD – FINNY !

Our three oldest grand daughters
Maddy & Ella holding Sarah

Finny will be coming to live with us for a week when they go on vacation !

Sarah – is the youngest at 13 while Ella will be 16 next month.

Sarah – our dancer – actor

Never a cross word – extremely funny – giggling and laughing –

Sarah can be a hand full – but she is so outgoing –

And she is sprouting right up there – Ella is already as tall as Maddy –

And I think Sarah will be taller than either one.

Ella is within a inch and half of Sherry – who is 5′ 9 ” !

Ella on this board that you wiggle back and forth and it moves forward

We took them everywhere

and they also spent a lot of time with their cousins

They constantly – the both of them – went up and down

and around the house on some type of board.

Sarah on her board

I would of been upside down in a second on these things !

Ella and Sarah

We went to the pool yesterday afternoon –

and they almost had it to themselves !

Packed up and waiting

Sadly – it all came to a end last night as they waited for their ride home.

People ask why we don’t move to a warmer climate –

Two of the reasons were here this weekend.

The house is quiet now – no laughter – no giggling –

No noise going up and down the street

I gaze at their beds where they slept –

And think just how fortunate we are –

Sherry and Finny

In a couple weeks – Finny will be coming back

But I miss them already –

Little ( tiny) Ella
Sarah growing up

Looking forward to the next time –

Two young ladies – laughing –

Made these grand parents happy for the weekend.

Tom and Sherry

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Papa’s World- heart felt thanks – over 700 views!

Where do I begin –

first – my blog yesterday on –

“Stand by me ”

“ELDRED ” drew over 700 views !

That is amazing from a little town with just 800 population !

GOOD MORNING – HAPPY CHURCH DAY

I grew up in this little town –

at Halloween time – almost every house –

I knew who they were and their names !

I helped my child hood friend –

Brent Wood – deliver papers –

That was when he bought his go cart and we would ride around town !

L LOVE TO TELL MY STORY

I was truly amazed yesterday –

I would check in every once in a while –

And I realized right away –

A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE READING AND SHARING !

The last I counted –

it had been shared 15 times !

LOVE ELDRED

Back when I was growing up –

this was the sentiment of growing up here

At least that was my impression .

All us kids –

from each end of town and all the streets in between –

It was a real friendship –

heading for the park to play TACKLE FOOTBALL –

Choosing up sides –

Then – the creek by the park –

with all those trails into the woods toward Park Avenue –

When I was young –

I did not go far into the woods –

Instead – just playing in the water with one eye

always on those ferns and trees !

And I guess –

that the feeling still exists today judging by the response –

From people who left years ago –

yet still consider this home.

I am grateful –

THANK YOU !

I have many more memories and I shall attempt to put them into a blog.

I always wanted to write a book –

My wife Sherry suggested I go back to blogging –

1982

That way –

we could save them all in one place –

have a history so to speak –

A place where future generations can go and read and see pictures.

North Shore – OAHU

Thank you for your support –

Thank you for your comments –

THANK YOU – ALL 700 PLUS – you made my day !

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Papa’s World – Mr. OWL – and the two TOWER GARDENS !

We started them the end of April – first week of May !

We had grown all Winter in our garage with grow lights !

Now – it was time to set up the other two – and begin outside.

TOWER GARDENS – no green thumb needed !

Middle of May

After less than two weeks – we were eating lettuce –

Memorial day weekend

Then it was Memorial day –

and we had herbs – lettuce – edible plants –

And you can see our GERANIUM’S – these are about five years old –

Pull them out in Fall – shake them off –

put in a bucket – hang from garage ceiling –

Then in Spring – clean off dead parts and replant !

BINGO – you can reuse them year to year !

The Tower Gardens – 6-19-19

Today – they are blooming – we have lots of tomato’s ( green )

And SQUASH – EGG PLANTS – LETTUCE – Different herbs – edible flowers

And numerous other salad plants !

ADDED SUPPORT

I have added cages and other support poles -trying to keep the SQUASH

Out of the yard so I can mow !

SQUASH
EAT GREEN

We eat every night from the Tower’s –

Salads – soon we will have tomato’s.

Then no more produce from store.

HOME MADE CAGE

I have a home made cage –

made out of 1/2 inch PVC pipe.

And since the weather has gotten hot – 85 to 90 -Sun –

I add water each day –

about four inches –

I could wait – but – I do not want to forget –

and let the pump run dry.

There is a pump – fish tank pump –

in the bottom – that pumps water up through the middle –

and then that drips down to the roots hanging in the tower.

Purchased a regular cage

As far as TONIC NUTRIENTS –

I add a cup every 7 to 10 days !

The TONIC is made up of minerals from the Earth –

And the plants thrive on it !

JUICE PLUS

The TOWER GARDENS are part of the JUICE PLUS family –

We have been ” TOWERING” for almost EIGHT YEARS !

Eating what we grow with

NO PESTICIDES and NO WEEDING !

Just keep the water in the base –

add minerals when needed –

And pick your dinner daily.

OUR OWL

Mr OWL – more of a decoration than anything – sitting there –

Peering out threw the lettuce leaves –

Although we have rabbits – squirrels – deer – fox – birds –

They seem to leave it alone –

We also have around six hours of Sun light –

But we have moved them to different places and they have grown.

Sherry and Tom

I hope this has been helpful for those interested in gardening –

Who do not like to weed –

And to those who want to know exactly what they are eating.

You do not need a green thumb –

we certainly do not !

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Papa’s World -MOR MOR goes to the Zoo – I couldn’t go.

There was a family outing on this past Monday –

A ride on the Metro –

a trip into D.C. –

And a long planned talked about visit – TO THE ZOO !

AAAWWWWW – GOOD MORNING !

You know that feeling when a event is about to happen –

But you can not be there to share the fun !

Well – I had a three to four hour test Monday morning –

And all the grand kids and their mothers were coming –

And MOR MOR

( Sherry – mothers mother in Swedish )

Was going to lead them into Washington and to the ZOO !

Sherry – Debby and Tammy & six grand kids on the Metro

They had talked about this all year –

as soon as all the kids were out of school !

We or they had to do it on a Monday –

So – with my test already scheduled –

I missed out on a fun trip.

Our oldest daughter Debby and Mor Mor

Debby and the three oldest girls made the trip from Lake Holiday –

early on Monday morning ( they stayed the night )

Mike – their dad – was going North to help his parents open their camp –

In the Adirondacks – Raquet Lake.

Our youngest daughter Tammy and Mor Mor

Tammy – her one day the store is not open is Monday –

brought the three little ones –

who are just as excited to be riding the Metro !

Marcus had to work.

The Six grand kids – five girls and one boy

Their plan – spend the day –

come home – have TACO MONDAY –

and talk – play into the night –

I also had the job of watching FINNY –

a love bird that belongs to Sarah –

Debby’s youngest !

We argued back and forth with TWEETS !!!! LOL

Their day at the Zoo

They kept me updated –

I got back home around 10:15 am.

FINNY was watching TV.

from his cage !

As soon as I walked in – he began

( I think it is a he )

He would chirp at me and bob around in his cage !

( Sherry ) Mor Mor & Tom ( PaPa )

I missed out on the Zoo –

but got to spend time with everyone

until I went to bed at almost 10 : 00 PM.

We have been to the Zoo numerous times since we moved here.

And all those times have been with the grand kids.

Our family in Northern Va.

I hope you enjoyed my little day blog on family fun –

I missed out but recovered for a enjoyable late afternoon and evening .

Then the next day we all took a walk around our pond – lake .

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Papa’s World – How old are you ?

GOOD MORNING

Is it HOW OLD YOU ARE or HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL ?

This would be me

All my life – I have been early to bed and early to rise !

I just can not help it –

I try to stay up –

and I try to stay in bed –

BUT – I start to fall asleep –

and then – I get my second wind –

And – that is when I can not go to sleep –

but I still wake up early !

And then – being 70 –

feeling 50 and knowing all of the above –

Puts you in the right frame of mind –

GO TO BED WHEN YOU ARE TIRED –

GET UP WHEN YOU WAKE UP –

and make the most of your day !

Works for me !

We try every day –

do not eat this –

Lets walk – get in our steps –

MOVE & MOVE

But – you age –

For most people this is natural –

But to age and feel younger –

This is how I think each day

It is so much easier to just order in –

But you know something –

I LIKE ASPARAGUS !

I enjoy cooking –

( cleaning up – not so much )

But we try every day to eat GREEN –

We try to eat healthy –

White with peanut butter frosting

And then there are the sweets –

seems the older I get –

the more I want my cake and eat it too !

I am not much of a gummy or hard candy person –

But – put a milk chocolate covered peanut out –

beware !

Sherry – Maddy – Tom

What does keep us young in mind and body –

Is the interaction with our grand kids .

Watching them grow up –

Seeing them excel –

Being a part of it !

Make a smile – a good thought

So – is the 70 now the new 50 ?

I guess it is what ever you think it to be –

In our lives –

the answer is yes –

We try to maintain

Doing that requires good eating –

exercise – ( walking)

And finding a way to get as much whole food into our bodies that we can.

We know quite well what is on that list of older than dirt –

But then again –

We also know what is on our list to age and maintain.

It is all for us

the matter of the mind –

And doing what we think is right for us –

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Papa’s World – health – living laughter – evolving

MY LIFE

Living life – one day at a time –

and doing it my way ( well – her way also )

Welcome to PAPA’S World !

GOOD MORNING

This is part of my story – for it has many chapters.

I have been writing – on face book –

daily – since 2011 – EIGHT YEARS !

Sherry -my wife – said –

you write so well – but I am afraid it will get lost !

YOU HAVE TO START BLOGGING –

so we can have a place to go where we can read it !

Now – I had blogged a number of years ago and had a site –

actually two sites !

But my computer crashed

and I lost all the info –

Then a couple months ago –

with the help of a friend

Belinda Vallarino Cermola

She helped set me back up again –

and by accident –

we stumbled on my second blog site that I had lost !

Here it was –

and finding it was like looking up phone numbers –

as someone who can not see with out glasses !

But – we found it while setting up my new blog site –

livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

My criteria –

Make someone smile –

Make someone happy-

No politics –

Bring light to those who are in the dark –

And help people become as healthy as possible –

I had found only FIVE blogs on that site –

The other site is still out there someplace

with hundreds of blogs –

It was all on my computer –

and I could not remember the name or password –

Someday – I hope I can once again find it –

to recapture all those stories.

Today – I am blogging one day at a time –

I really have no idea each day what I will write about –

It just happens with a picture –

a thought – a quote –

or something that I experienced recently or during my life.

I started

and changed my format –

today – I follow my criteria –

I have now been blogging daily for the past 7 plus weeks !

In that short expanse of time –

I have been fortunate to have 55 people who have subscribed to my blog !

Most I do not know

and they are from all over the World !

This has given me the hope and confidence to continue –

Hoping to bring a change –

a good vibe –

My way to help in health –

I am evolving –

I am living my life –

doing it my way – one day at a time !

And a big hug to my best friend –

the person who encouraged me to write –

MY WIFE SHERRY !

and to Belinda – who helped me to restart –

And to all of you who read my thoughts and have joined –

It does not cost anything – you get a email every time I post !

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART

PAPA’S WORLD – LIVING – HEALTH – LAUGHTER – EVOLVING – FINDING MYSELF – WRITING – ONE DAY AT A TIME

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Papa’s World – in today’s World – being POSITIVE !

I find myself looking – looking and looking to see POSITIVE !

GOOD MORNING

I try to find it always – I force myself to think it –

I believe in it therefore I find it !

Positive thinking for me has become routine.

And it has been that way my entire adult life.

My Motto

END – Effort never dies – I look for other ways –

FAIL – First attempt In Learning – I read – I watch – I search – then I process-

NO – Next Opportunity – when one door closes – open another & another –

I see opportunities – I see chances – I try to see both sides –

Give what you can

I do not have a lot – but I give what I can –

Mind – Soul – Laughs – Smiles – Greetings –

Those are FREE –

A simple act

An older couple – a diverse couple –

I later learned from India –

I was sitting on my front porch –

It started to sprinkle –

They stopped under my tree for shelter – it rained harder –

I asked them to come onto the porch –

The wind picked up –

I invited them inside until it passed –

They were grateful –

BEING KIND –

Looking – looking and looking – finding positive –


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