Papa’s World – My wife and soulmate – HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The coincidence of birthdays –

HERS – 7 – 5 – 49

MINE – 5 – 7 – 49

MEANT TO BE – WIFE & SOULMATE

Tom & Sherry

She is a 4 th. of July baby – we always celebrate with family –

As the Holiday – it seems we all can get together.

This is who she is

They all respect her – they all love her – honesty is her essential being

Daughters and Mother

Ask either one who they admire – ask either one who they emulate

Ask either one WHY they followed her South –

Showing the little one how to play

They call her MOR MOR – Swede for Mother’s Mother –

Tammy – Sherry and the only boy – Bode

There never is a time when you do not hear “MOR – MOR”

with the little ones

Debby and Sherry

They follow her lead out of love and respect –

inspired by her –

Her compassion – her knowledge –

and leadership – passed down

Sherry – Ella – Maddy & Sarah

” GRANDMA” !!!

Then the laughter and giggles –

always from the three oldest .

She is a true leader to many –

she is a inspiration to all –

She is a builder of dreams –

she is a builder of teams

She is known by all as ” MAMA BIRD ”

gathering her chicks under her wings.

Some of her TEAM & THEIR DREAMS
MAMA BIRD

Beautiful inside and outside – she leads –

Her MOTTO to family – friends – and team.

BECAUSE OF HER – THEY ARE

Leader she is – mother she is – soulmate –

all to me.

Sherry – sisters Debbie and Bonnie

She is the oldest –

so much like her father –

Her laugh – her smile – her insight – her knowledge

Now the Patriarch of the family –

respected by all.

Always a sense of humor

She brings forth a sense of humor –

A compassion for all

never a bad thought.

Always caring for others

That is her

That is my reason WHY !

FRIENDS

For 32 plus years – friends –

get together’s – fun – laughter – singing

A celebration of life

For as long as we live

We live to celebrate life.

THE LIBRARY CLUB

For years it has been getting together –

sharing memories –

Friend – that is who we are

Tom – Elaine – Steve – Sherry

Friendship – love – laughs – good times – through the years.

THOSE SPECIAL TIMES TO LAUGH TOGETHER
FRIENDS
FAMILY
GRAND CHILDREN

WISHING YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

SHERRY LYNN OVERBECK FITZSIMMONS

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN I KNOW BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

7 – 5 – 19 Not another fourth of July birthday – but her special day.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE

SHERRY AND TOM

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Papa’s World – Bode – will you walk with me? Twins – Blue glasses and desks.

He quietly came down the carpeted stairs –

and walked softly over to me where I was writing my blog.

Bode – six years old – our only boy – five grand daughters!

“How many sleeps are left Papa – before you go away”? he asked.

You see – every morning when we stay with them – before 6 am. down he comes.

“Will you walk to the bus stop with me Papa”?

He started a week ago going to actual school twice a week.

Three days at home virtual learning!

Bode – walking to the bus stop with Papa – MorMor and Daddy!

Two sleeps I answered and yes I will walk with you!

” I LOVE YOU PAPA”!

The twins – Cassidy and Taylor – have been in virtual learning the entire time

Making the choice not to go back to school –

They are thriving and doing really well!

Cassidy and Taylor – twins – ten years old – at Taylor’s desk in the basement near our room.

They both are in the basement only in different rooms –

they help each other out – Cassidy will always go to Taylor if she does not understand!

I had no idea what the glasses were for – but was told –

“They are BLUE GLASSES Papa – to protect your eyes from the screen on the chrome book”!

WOW – they look so old in them!

Bode – leading the way to the bus stop – love his back pack!

He told us he liked school – does not know how many are in his class –

Does not know how many boys or how many girls are in his class!

” But Papa , I am the fastest one in my class”!

BODE RUNNING TO THE BUS STOP – I UNDERSTAND WHY HE IS THE FASTEST!

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Taylor and her desk – at ten years old – already 5′ 1/2 ” tall!

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Cassidy at her desk – so caring for her brother and sister. Everything is orderly and in it’s place.

Sherry – Certified Health Coach – grand kids are free – with adult order from The Juice Plus Company for each.

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Papa’s World – A family visit – reunited in NVA – now coming to a end!

SUNSET – AT LEESBURG, VA.

We traveled back to NVA to first watch our granddaughter play college soccer

at The University of Lynchburg!

We spent the night – Friday , standing in the rain to watch them play!

She scored a goal and they won 4 to 1!

Mike Debby Ella Sherry

We spent the next day hiking along the river in Lynchburg!

Debby Ella Mike Papa Sherry Sarah Maddy

We left Sunday morning taking Sarah with us to Leesburg

Where she spent the night and then her mother and Ella picked her up!

Sherry Bode Taylor Cassidy Tammy

We stayed here for the entire week – enjoying family times.

We had a ton of things to do –

Inspection – rotate tires – oil change

Clean up storage locker – take things back with us-

Arrange to have storage unit moved down to Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

See some people to pick up some things –

and do our dentist appointments for cleaning and x-rays.

Our trip has almost come to a end –

SUNSET at Tammy and Marcus house!

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If you have a team of partners – whatever they sell – you get paid off of them.

Going on to 15 years – supplementing our income – living life to the plus!

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Papa’s World – show a little LOVE!

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

Our oldest daughter – her husband and the three grand daughters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think she will be the tallest along with Bode.

Our walk lasted a couple hours

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

Debby ( Mom) already shorter than her daughters.

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

Maddy Sarah Ella

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

to enjoy the time together.

LOVE!

Debby Mike Papa Sherry Sarah Maddy Ella

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LOVE!

Our three oldest grand daughters!

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LOVE

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Papa’s World – we got a letter from Bode – “I love you Papa and Mor Mor”!

Bode – around three years old

The letter was in the mail – it was from our son in law

We knew it was coming – he was forwarding some mail to us.

But – inside was a surprise – a letter from our six year old grand son BODE!

He started virtual kindergarten from home this year!

Because of how his birthday falls – his parents held him back .

Instead of being the youngest in his class – he now is the oldest.

The letter above is something I cherish – when we stayed with them

after we sold our house – every morning before 6 am.

Down the stairs he would come to their finished basement.

We had a bedroom – bathroom – living room – storage room and another living room!

He would climb up on my lap as I wrote my blog.

Papa – what are you writing about today? He would ask!

This was everyday – he would spend time with me – before he headed upstairs.

On the back of the letter – he drew a picture – a Su bmarine! LOL

He calls us both – using a type of zoom message system.

He tells us what he has been doing – or showing his latest toy.

The night before we moved to S.C – we had a fun night out with the family.

This week – the week of 2-15-21 – as I write this blog ahead of time to post later

For the first time – he will get on the bus by himself – and go to school.

He needed it – as learning from home is just not for him.

So – for two days a week – he goes to school – the other three is virtual.

His sisters are doing all virtual as they love it and are doing good.

His mother’s post on face book.

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Papa’s World – The years of our life together – now building a house!

While we differ on many issues – the one thing that brings us together is being friends – the other is love and finally understanding and respect – admiration and equality!

1981 – was our first date – 16 months later – we married.

June 25th. 1982

FRIENDS – then and still today – my best friend.

LOVE – forty years later – still love each other.

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT – she smiles – often – she laughs often –

She understands me – guides me – I get lost! lol

I respect her – guide when I am able –

She in turn respects my thoughts – cares and understandings.

Debby Papa Sherry

ADMIRATION AND EQUALITY – two aspects that I have based my life on.

Both of these two are leaders – mother and daughter – SSC and QMND – The Juice Plus Company.

Home based business done over the internet – no inventory – just take a order – submit – everything

else is done by the company – they even collect the payment – 26 years in business- 21 countries. SOLID!

Today we have started building a new home – in Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

We – one year ago – had no thoughts of doing this – both are in our early ’70’s.

Things happen and change – roll with the flow – relocate – but still only a day away from family.

Our first purchases for our new home.

We have been busy – planning – buying furniture to be delivered – as we had sold all of ours!

We will miss this view – but – we have enjoyed it for nine months! MEMORIES!

Today we continue our journey – in a couple months we will celebrate 39 years of marriage.

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Papa’s World – when grand kids come to visit – love them all!

Tammy Bode MorMor Cassidy Taylor

The first thing they wanted to do was walk the beach!

Now – wouldn’t you know it that it got cold and windy the day they arrived!

It was so warm the day before people were sitting on the beach and wading in the water!

So we pressed on and walked down and onto the beach.

The wind was the culprit – making it very cold.

Even Bode has enough even though he had no shoes on!

Cassidy Taylor Bode after he put his shoes back on!

We walked to the next beach entrance and exited!

MorMor Bode Cassidy Taylor Tammy

It was a very short walk – but they got to see just how close we are!

Tammy said the kids were great – she had told them she would not stop and she didn’t making the seven hour drive in a little over six hours and they never complained!

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And that night after the kids went to bed – we relaxed and watched a playoff game

We are all from Western New York

and were huge fans when Buffalo Bills made their four straight Super Bowls!

One of my favorite beers from back in Western New York!

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Papa’s World – One of the many days in our life – living one day at a time!

A dose of this – a spoon of that – a sip of this – GRATITUDE!

In our life together – for going on almost 40 years –

we do everything together – we are best friends –

if no one is around – we still go on adventures together!

On our daily walk – we sometimes see the three swans!

Our days are almost never planned – unless there are errands to run –

friends to meet to golf –

but other than that – we explore!

We are taking in everything we can until our new house is built!

We also are exploring the area where we will live –

And it is nothing to drive a hour or so to see something we have never seen!

The beach at North Myrtle Beach – S.C.

We walk almost three miles a day –

we did back in NVA until it got cold!

But – here – the sun warms you up even though it is in the high 40’s!

Walking the beach is part of that three mile walk every day!

6/10 th of a mile and we are standing looking at the above!

A day in our life – we live each day as it comes!

Always active – even making a garbage trip to the dumpster a walk!

We also can walk the half mile to Walmart if we choose.

Living life to the plus one day at a time.

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Papa’s World – to my son – Happy birthday Troy!

Third row down – third picture – 3rd. grade – my eldest son Troy Fitzsimmons!

Blong hair – holding my hand as we walked up the street –

every morning for those early years –

I would take him and go to my parents house –

just him and me to see his grandma.

Troy – a few years ago at my youngest sons wedding
Troy – a plaque – for his best friend – who passed away there in a four wheeler accident

Troy has always had a heart of gold – never married –

but raised children not his own.

Today they all call him – still keep in touch with him.

He is a very special man!

He can construct and build anything – a house from the ground up!

Outdoors man – hunter – kind – gentle –

and a beard – a full beard!

A man you want on your side

covering your back

but also a man who would give the shirt off his very own back!

He has heart and soul!
Today with his lady friend – Andrea – they make a wonderful pair.
A die hard Steelers fan

Wishing you my son – a happy birthday – the little guy with blond hair no more – a man all grown up – proud – my son.

” I see before me a man – a child – a son – that I cherish”

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Imagine – meeting old friends – memories – laughter and good times! review blessings

There are times in you r life this happens – but there are times in your life that this is a cherished memory!

We are blessed – we have a lot of friends – some older than the others –

And when you managed to meet up –

That makes a memory that you look back on and smile!

PAPA & SHERRY

During our trip to Florida last Feb. we made a date to meet up with a couple of the oldest friends I have.

Freddie and Lynda and I go back to the ’70’s –

Fred and I graduated together so I guess that puts us back to the ’60’s!

Freddie Sherry Lynda

When I introduced Sherry to them – they hit it off and you can tell

they still do!

Fred was one of my three best friends in H.S.

CAN YOU IMAGINE – all these years and still laughing

even if years go by and not seeing each other!

Music is top of the list with these friends – singing – tipping a few drinks – and shots! LOL

We have a core group of friends – those that we try to get together with several times a year.

We all lived near each other before we all moved South.

Except Mike and Carol who still live in the old hood!

Cindy – Buck – Dottie – Mike – Sherry – Carol – Jim

Mike and Carol bought a house on the lake Chatauqua in Western New York

and invited us all for a long weekend.

They have extended the invitation once again for next Summer!

Boating – boating and more boating in their beautiful new boat

that fits all of us plus room to spare!

Cindy PAPA Sherry

Old friends – new memories – fun – laugh – CAN YOU IMAGINE!

Sherry PAPA Pam ( PJ) Bob

Bob is one of my three best friends from H.S. – he stayed at my house and me at his.

He ate dinner with us and I ate dinner with him.

We played sports together – and then – lost contact as he moved to N.H.

Later in life he remarried and we connected once more.

Now Sherry and Pam talk on the phone and we make plans of meeting up!

Which before we came South- we met up in Berkley Springs.

Pam had a misstep and injured her achilles

causing her to have surgery

So as right now – we do not know when we shall once again see them.

But friendships exist through time and miles – memories created –

CAN YOU IMAGINE!

Papa Sherry Elaine Steve

We played volleyball in a league with them during the mid ’80’s!

We golfed with them all the time!

We watched their children grow up and they ours!

We went on vacations to North Myrtle Beach together!

And they are alwys in our minds – planning to get together.

They were the first to come to D.C. to explore!

CAN YOU IMAGINE!

These are our oldest friends – we have made new friends – life is memories made and memories to be made!
CAN YOU IMAGINE!

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Papa’s World – Trisha and Shawn – birthdays – anniversary – love you!

Shawn and Trisha

My youngest son – Shawn – and wife – Trisha –

Both back home in NWPA

Where they grew up and we moved from.

The life time commitment

the lifetime of love

wedded – a lifetime ahead

blessings on their union

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Asking – love – being together

one for the other

in Gods eyes

marriage!

Traveling – sharing love

building a life together

forming and expanding their lives

fun times

laughter

together!

Birthdays – another year passes

life has gone on –

the journey together –

happiness –

bonded in love.

What greater gift for one another!

Birthday wishes

family together

another year passes

but the family remains

time is but a passing moment upon moment

family is seconds with out end.

Happy birthdays to you both
daughter in law – family.
Happy anniversary to you both
Troy Papa Sherry Shawn Trisha

Being far away – but being close in hearts

distance but love bridges that gap.

Family – always family.

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Trisha Shawn Troy – my family back home

Happy birthdays

Happy Anniversary

love Dad

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Papas World – Good thoughts – give – pray – the World turns.

In this time – Day#58 of Sheltering –

The World turns regardless –

Try not to read the bad news – or listen to the negative

Give of yourself – food to the hungry – clothes to the poor.

Even though you see and hear all things –

filter them out – for it is up to you and me

To make this a better place.

In our time of silence – in our time of isolation –

Think how the normal is now the abnormal

and how to bring the sanity back into our lives’

The World turns regardless –

Put your faith into whatever you believe in

and make it a better place.

Positive thoughts – positive well being – positive actions

The news is full of the negative – channel it out

there are good things out there

We are humanity –

Give of yourself – help less fortunate –

Those in need – those that are hungry

donate time – collect food – and help deliver it.

Laughter – zooming – tic – tock – video – messaging

stay in touch – drive by honk your horn

Sunday streamed service

walk – ride a bike – say hello from a distance

Faith – hope -charity – love and kindness.

Sheltering Day# 58

The little ones depend on us –

“Now I lay myself down to sleep “-

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Papa’s World – Let us come together – heal – move on.

I love my country –

I cherish her

I believe in her

I love my family

I cherish my friends

I believe in my faith

I love our history together

I cherish both the mystery and gift of life

I believe in the present to become the future

I believe – I cherish – I love

Now – it is time to start healing

For we all have but one Country

Let us move forward – make amends

“OH SAY CAN YOU SEE – BY THE DAWNS EARLY LIGHT”

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Papa’s World – I do not like shopping – I go in and get what I want – & and get out!

GOOD MORNING

I associate shopping at COSTCO as if you are driving

the Beltway around D.C. ! LOL

I mean you have to watch out – you have the slow ones-

who walk very slowly but in the middle of the aisle.

You look for a opening to get around them

And just as you see it –

from behind you comes some crazy cart pusher

and almost takes your elbow off as they speed by !

When I go in there –
I NEED COFFEE
to relax me
or more alert
which ever comes first

Then you come to intersections of aisles –

one to the right does not apply here –

first to push through

No SORRY’S

Not even a glance

Rudeness is a way of life in the aisles.

Then there are the ones who camp out at the FREE FOOD !

You know – those places where they give away free tastings!

You have the GUY who stands there eating

blocking everyone else

eating one at a time

until all is gone and HE moves on.

Doesn’t care and is immune to stares!

Not all is lost though

You do sometimes run into people

Like I was standing in line to check out

And this man and women walked up to the line

just to the right of me

I have this problem of not recognizing people

out of the environment I know them in

That is just crazy – because I know them.

He was dressed way different – no white shirt – tie

no white smock – dress pants – no black shiny shoes

But a Sweat shirt – baggy sweat pants not matching –

sandals – no socks !

Other words my HEART DOCTOR who I have seen

a dozen times or more these past six years!

He has worked with me – talked to me

he is my connection for life

Yet it was him who extended his hand and ask me

” How are you doing”?

It was him who saw me and spoke first.

I am so bad at that.

Then there are the old couples – shopping who do smile

who stop and wait

who are courteous

the ones you talk to

and they smile and talk back

And then I realize – COSTCO is a microcosm of that same Beltway drive

As the same diverse area we live

as the same state we live in

and the same country of the U.S.A.

There are some good – some bad – some in between

Life as we live it here

Life as we have it here

Not as bad as I thought

Pretty good

America – is and always has been great

Wouldn’t live anywhere else

Thank God my ancestors immigrated here

It takes all kinds
A child knows no boundary
and no limits
except that which
WE TEACH THEM

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our grand daughters
innocence

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Papa’s World – Things in my life – memories

I wonder where these people think they are right!

There are so many inconsiderate people out there driving.

They pass you on the right in turn lanes –

They pass you on the left and then cut in front of you

to take the exit!

They tail gate – they constantly blow their horns at other people

This scares you if you do not know what is going on!

Just a pet peeve with me!

Let food be your medicine – let medicine be your food!

Finally – after almost 40 years –

I started eating healthy!

My wife – Sherry – started me on the road to health.

She and I had gone to NBC for your health –

at the Washington DC convention center.

There she found what was to become our staple

Juice Plus – over 30 fruits – vegetables and berries JUICED!

All the nutrients after drying in a patented formula

put into capsules or gummy’s.

The next best thing to real food

and you take them every day!

Being nice – being friendly – being polite – being helpful!

I post every day on social media and I write a blog everyday.

Three things I post everyday.

Good thoughts – smiles and laughter – positive thoughts!

I try to not post political – really hard not too!

My thought on that is my VOTE!

Making changes that way and peaceful protest –

writing letters and postcards.

But – my motto so to speak is above –

IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE NICE!

I LOVE MY WIFE – ALL THE DIFFERENT PERSONALITY’S!

At the falls!

Just a few of the things in my life – memories!

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Papa’s World – skies – sunset – living life – doing it my way.

Living life doing it my way is the theme to my everyday Blog!

As the above quotes –

LIVE ANYWAY – I take my days one at a time.

I came close to dying when I had my heart attack

A WIDOW MAKER they told me!

I looked at life different after that!

I cherish each sunrise and each sunset!

BE HONEST ANYWAY –

I guess this is the main reason I have no political party.

And I believe this has followed me my entire life.

It is hard to find honesty – and there are times I have not been.

But – my belief in God and forgiveness

Is the way I lead my life – thanks to my wife.

LOVE ANYWAY –

I try to follow this and it is hard to do.

I have many friends –

and I had to unfollow them on social media.

Not unfriend them

but the mean – unproven things were just too much for me.

But – I still LOVE them!

PLAY FAIR ANYWAY-

In games – life and living

I take this to heart

To me – it is how you play

not how you win.

I have always been that way –

I am competitive – but also fair.

If I lose – I lose

and come back again!

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Life comes at you – how you handle it – says a lot about you.

My hope in this blog – is that it helps someone out there

that you can be loved – fair – honest and live anyway!

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AND SMILE!

SMILING IS GOOD FOR YOU!

Papa’s World – The BIG BUS on and off – San Francisco

GOOD MORNING

We decided to tour San Francisco from the top deck of a BIG BUS !

So – we walked across the street from Pier 39 and that is where we boarded

after purchasing our tickets on Pier 39 !

Cindy and Buck

We choose the top even though it was a wee bit cool

and still a little foggy – esp.the Bridge !

Tom and Sherry
staying warm.

The BIG BUS was a on and off stop bus –

if you wanted too !

I think there were 15 or 16 stops !

But – we decided to just sit back and enjoy the whole city tour

and we even were going to ride across

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in the open air !!!!!!

Our tour guide

We had a excellent tour guide who was born and raised –

IN SCOTLAND !!!! How about that !

And he new everything about San Francisco

even one time singing the Tony Bennet classic

” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO “

and he was rather good – in fact great !

At the top of the street
the zig – zag street

It was hard to remember everything

or everyone he told us about

or that building or this building

Haight – Ashbury

Where it all started – The Peace and Love –

of the HIPPIE GENERATION

of which I am proud to say

I was part of even though

my long hair was curly

LIKE CARROT TOP !!!! LOL

So many memories of that generation

PEACE BROTHERS AND SISTERS ! And ” LOVE ” !!!

The courthouse
Tile mosaic
We both worked in the tile field
for a combined almost 80 years !
COOL SCOOTERS

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Crossing Golden State Bridge

Next blog –

Crossing Golden Gate Bridge

in the fog from the open top deck !

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GREAT MEMORIES

Papas World – a little bit of peace and quiet!

We are now gone from our home –

and have set up a base camp

at our youngest daughters & husbands home!

It is a rather large neighborhood – with large homesites

and really spread out!

Lots and lots of flowers – landscaped -fenced in.

Beautiful sunrise and no one out and about!

My spot now to sip my coffee in the morning – the Sun rises from the rear

The gate to the back yard – kids playing – riding bikes – scooters

A happy place this is – also very quiet outside

you hear and see lots of birds and from behind the woods – Cows!

My coffee and my new spot to sip and watch – but – watching is difficult

as you very seldom see anyone!

The back yard patio and gazebo – two fire pits and PURPLE MARTINS!

The neighbor has a birdhouse for PURPLE MARTINS!

And you watch them fly – dive and swoop around – chasing insects!

A rainbow – with no rain – rabbits and beyond the tree line –

pasture & cows and tractor working the fields.

Peaceful noises in early evenings.

Every yard of every house is fenced in – some like these

and some with the black wrought iron fence.

All yards manicured – a couple they mow their own –

but I see landscapers here daily mowing lawns.

We have moved on –

to a quiet place with the grand kids & their parents.

Laughter and love – peace of mind

peace in the heart

and peace in the soul!

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and the grand kids – well they capture my heart.

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Papas World – children – now grown up – memories

In 1982 – June 25th. we were married – each for the second time.

We had dated for a year and half.

We were engaged the previous December at Christmas.

Our journey was to begin – and now – soon to be 38 years!

As we grow older – the kids are still kids to me.

That is what I call all four.

My two sons
Troy to the left
Shawn to the right

Troy can build a house from the ground up –

Shawn is a ranked pool player in the USA & Canada

Shawn has his own energy company – across Pa.

Doing audits and energized for the elderly & low income.

All through the state and power companies.

Troy runs the crews.

Both are kind – caring and live back in North West Pa.

Very proud of these two.

Shawn is married to Trisha – he has two sons

Ryan and Dylan

Troy has no children of his own

but is loved by the children of his ex.

Debby is a Qualified National Marketing Director

for the Juice Plus Company.

Living the dream and living the life of health & nutrition

Debby is married to Michael

and they have three daughters

Maddy – Ella and Sarah

Tammy is also into health and nutrition

as a Sales Coordinator for the Juice Plus Company

along with her own Upscale Consignment store for children

She is married to Marcus and they have three children

The twins Cassidy and Taylor

and the only boy – Bode.

We are happy – after all these years

soon it will be year number 38!

To my wife Sherry – Happy Anniversary

To our children – thank you for seeing us through the tough times

combining all of us together

and being there when we need you.

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Papas World – I have a neighbor – his name is Dexter – a good dude.

I started to mow yesterday – and I have always mowed my two neighbors lawns.

To the right of the tree and light post – Dexter’s lawn

He came out and I shut the mower down.

I have know him for almost 14 years

He has been going through hard times the last three years.

You see – Dexter has Cancer – he is young – early 40’s.

He sometimes rides his bike on the same trails as we walk.

He told me Susie had told him we sold our house.

Susie lives between us and I mow her lawn also.

He said it is hard to believe that soon there will be

No more Sherry and Tom – to talk to.

He has gone through a bone marrow transplant.

He is in pain a lot of times now with his back.

He has not worked in three years and is on total disability.

We sometimes send food over – he does not have much and is on a limited income.

He has always watched our home when we are away –

carefully attending the Tower Gardens.

Even before he became ill and the Chemo has eaten away at him

We would talk on the front porch or stand and talk out front

He has our code to the garage door

when we are away he checks and makes sure everything is okay

I started doing that after we had gone away

and had a major water leak that destroyed

our first level wood floors – causing us to replace 800 some feet

because we could no longer match the thickness.

Dexter is my friend – trusted neighbor – we talk

we laugh – I help him out –

Dexter is African – American.

DEXTER IS MY NEIGHBOR & FRIEND

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Going to miss him.

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Papa’s World – friends – laughter – life – blessed.

They say – you can count your friends on one hand – true friends

then you are blessed!

They also say – know not to discuss politics – religion –

but to make memories – laugh – hug – shake hands –

For true friends are rare

Keep them close – cherish them – love them

Friends can and should be for life.

Stories are told – memories are kept –

pictures cherished

life is living and living is life.

Yes – through the years – you stay in contact –

once neighbors – now apart by hundreds of miles

Yet – Happy hour Friday nights

Hours together again

FRIENDS LAUGHTER LIFE BLESSED

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Papas World – she was small but she ruled the roost!

They all called her “MARY”

but to me she was “MOM”!

Everyone would drive by that front porch on main street

Roll their window down –

Wave and say “HI MARY”!

Beeping their horns.

I would ask “Who was that”?

“Oh – just someone” she would reply.

They all knew her – and my sisters and brothers friends

Well – after they were gone – they would still stop in.

Same with mine!

She was almost 98 when she passed

But she still was tough as nails!

I loved her – but more than that –

I respected her – calm – cool and collect.

Aunt Mary – Mom – Mary –

all the same to me.

1967 – senior
ME!

It had rained for many days back in the mid ’50’s.

She told me – “Tommy – don’t go near the water”!

You see – before the dike system was upgraded

our little town of Eldred Pa. would almost flood whenever

we had major rain – and this was one of them.

Most times – not major like in ’42.

But one or two feet of water standing on main street!

This time it was different – there was a lot of water –

and off I went – eventually ending up by the main street water

where I was told not to go!

I guess I can say I have always been a little independent

I am careful – I think before I walk – leap or run!

But this day I thought “NO ONE WILL KNOW”!

That is – out of the blue a photo was taken –

By a man who worked for the area newspaper!

Of a young man who had made a raft and was making

his way down main street –

AND THERE I WAS WATCHING HIM!

Yes – that is me – standing in the water on main street flood!

Exactly where I was told not to go!

WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT!

Mary – Mom – Aunt Mary was small –

cool – calm and collect –

She ruled the house – one day she chased me –

all over the back yard –

until I made it to the front porch and crawled under.

As far back as I could go.

She and my sister coaxed me out-

“This is gonna hurt me more than you” she said.

Don’t believe that!

That day it rained and then the next when the morning paper came

and there I was being where I was not suppose to be!

I admitted it and she smiled –

Mary – Mom – Aunt Mary

Cool – calm & collect

“Tommy – this is going to hurt me more than you”

Don’t believe that!

I sure do miss her – Mommy.

Sherry and Tom

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Papas World – some smiles and good thoughts !

GOOD DAY!

Everyday – I try to bring smiles and good thoughts to people

Friends that I have on face book!

I post daily and I also blog daily!

My day begins at 5:00 am. !

First cup of coffee – second after the paper comes!

I feel that by doing this – at least there is some positive

feelings and thoughts to get the day started!

A good thought!

Sherry and our grand daughter – together with BUZZ LIGHT YEAR!

We got to spend a quality week with Ella!

And here at Disney Springs!

She has flown back home –

But I still glance down to the floor

seeing in my mind – the soccer ball laying there!

But the thought is not sad -but grateful!

We got to spend 10 days with her! LOVE IT!

Smile – it just may be true!

We have plans – to visit a friend – for as I write this

We still are in Florida!

I schedule this blog weeks out

I write every day and sometimes

three or four spring forth

I see stories so when I see them I write!

I capture life every day!

So much wasted time – time that is running out.

But time that also is on my side for a while

at least I hope!

Time to smile!

Good thoughts and smiles!

Smiles – laughing – a right frame of minds

letting the sunshine into your heart!

Feeling good –

For the news is filled with unpleasant thoughts!

News papers -TV news – radio –

Positive thoughts

The real World – well – it is hard – it sometimes is evil

but – Do not give up – go forth –

help – love – protect –

believe in yourself –

make a difference!

THAT IS ME!!!!! LOL

Yes – today I share good thoughts and smiles

That is how I choose to live my life!

Ella and Sherry

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Peace be with you!

Papa’s World – when Old Friends visit – we celebrate

All those years ago –

I am guessing 1988 or 1989 –

We – Sherry and myself – started playing volleyball in a 16 team league.

This was not your typical back yard game –

but you had better be ready –

Or you would get smashed in the face with a spike !

It was Co – Ed – and almost everyone was good –

A lot played in tournaments in NYS – Pa. and surrounding states.

This past three days – our friends of old – spent their long weekend with us.

GOOD MORNING

Welcome to Papa’s World –

where good feelings – good thoughts -health & smiles happen !

THE BEACH CLUB – 1989
Left to right
Tom – Sherry – Steve – Elaine – Deb – Steve – Chris – Mike

We were known as ” THE BEACH CLUB ”

fitting because we all took our vacations to what ever beach we loved.

Ours – Sherry and myself – was the Outer Banks since 1981 !

Steve Starks

Steve and Elaine Starks – from Portville N.Y. – came for a visit-

And – after all these years – still are playing volleyball !

Steve and Elaine

Although those years are past for us – we still get together – play golf –

Play cards ( last night we played a card game called GOLF)

And explore the NVA – DC area –

we have taken them almost everywhere the past twenty years !

Our LOVE of life has stretched for over 32 years –

Vacations to Myrtle Beach – graduations – birthdays and holidays.

And always a get together when we visited back home

Along with playing golf at our favorite courses when we lived there.

Our close friends
Sherry -Elaine – Steve – Cindy and Buck

Friendships that last years and years –

Even though distance is between us –

The excitement of those times we are together –

Enhances the fun – the GALS vs. GUYS –

We lost but had a fun time

And sometimes – it is us vs.them – as in Elaine and I –

Steve and Sherry – last time they beat us good !

Tom – Sherry – Elaine – Steve

The years go by – we remain friends –

there is a group of us –

Four couples – SWNY – NVA – Va. BEACH – & Wilmington N.C. –

Who stay in touch – plan golf – and visit – play cards – sing a little –

Have a shot or two of fireball –

And Laugh –

That is who we are – PAST MEMBERS OF THE BEACH CLUB !

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Papas World – A brand new year – 2020

Lets hope and pray for a better World –

Lets share kindness – love and gratitude.

From our family to you and yours

Let 2020 be the year – the year to welcome into our lives

a better understanding – a understanding of human kind

A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Papa’s World – Good Morning and have a great day !

Each day – I try to be positive

My blogs each day are for the most part a POSITIVE in a very Negative news day !

My criteria – follows three rules of thought for me.

One – share a smile ! Two – share a good feeling ! Three – be POSITIVE !

NORMAL ?

I could be a bit normal – but – I guess I am not – however – I see normal !

I see stories – I ask questions – I write them down – I memorize them.

My MOTTO

I live each day as it will be my last –

I plan ahead – I organize – I DREAM !

I call it ” LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS ” one day at a time !

One of my favorites

George Carlin –

one of my favorites – always thought provoking –

He told a lot of truth – and made me think !

I think this fits today’s World

I could write on POLITICS each and every day –

endless – but I choose not to.

Instead – I look for gratitude –

I see rights and wrongs

I yearn for peace

And I look upward for guidance

I hope this explains my reasons for blogging –

my innermost thoughts.

Blogging is a way of reaching out –

extending thoughts and pleasant ideas.

To make a difference for one day in your life –

to be happy .

Sit back – grab a drink –

mine is coffee –

and just enjoy a moment to feel good before your day starts.

Then at the end of the day –

be reminded –

that in this blog – there is peace.

My three rules –

why I write each day !

Thank you and go in peace.

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Papas World – As the World turns – so do I!

As we get older – we seem to become more set in our ways!

However – I am from perhaps the most vivid generation to ever exist!

THE 60’s – growing up in both turmoil and a revolution of –

PEACE – LOVE and COLORS!

Of all human life!

We had new music – and new Icons – JFK – MLK – and not so liked –

RMN – on the political horizon.

This was the era of PEACE- LOVE and HOPE –

But also of Guns – Protests – Marches and death.

And – the outcome – my generation won against the above.

War came to a end – the peace sign prevailed –

All colors were accepted by majority –

And RMN who was on the horizon –

was sent packing in disgrace in the 70’s.

The Hippies eventually for the most part – became mainstream

And today – they still flash those Peace signs –

They are older now – walking slowly –

They have experience and growth

They are still teaching generations to Love –

And once again – are standing – standing for democracy.

Now known as also Baby Boomers – casting a eye at the Capital.

Putting back on those tie dyed shirts in their minds.

We had become somewhat “Silent”

But – “WE” are moving once again –

As it was in the 60’s – turmoil has once again raised it’s ugly head.

A generation that lead the nation with protest out of a war

no one wanted –

A generation that evolved with human kind in mind

A generation that promotes Peace – Love & kindness

Yes – we are old – we are set in our ways

We are not entitled – we are not elite –

WE ARE WE – a product of the ’60’s –

As it was said by a Nation at war in the 40’s

You have awoken a sleeping giant –

A giant that walked the streets in the 60’s

One who promotes Love – Peace –

And in my case – God – Family and Church.

Sherry and Tom
a product of the ’60’s

We stand together – as one –

We work behind the scenes to promote humankind

And justice for all is prevailing

You see – all those years ago

We helped usher in a new dawn

And we still to this day

Believe in Peace – Hope – Love

and in our case

Family- Church- Country and that peace sign.

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Cleaning the TOILET!

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Papa’s World – sometimes – in a storm – you take shelter- other times – you just ride it out – we look upward and beyond.

Storm clouds – we keep the faith

In 1999 – we took a chance – and we both transferred from SWNY state to NVA with the company we had worked for – taking all of our time and benefits with us. It was to us a Leap Of Faith – leaving behind security and friends and family.

The storm was brewing – we steadied our life

But – excitement also was in the air – we left our little church behind – put our faith in God’s hands – and ventured South – from rural farm – country – to city life – right smack in the middle of Alexandria Va. A town of less than a thousand to a city of more than a million. ( D.C. ) area.

Our new home – after 8 years of searching – Community Lutheran Church

We searched for eight years – almost every Lutheran church in the area – finally finding Community Lutheran Church in Sterling Va. This was the church our daughter – Tammy – married Marcus in and was his home church and that of his family. We had found a home.

It has now been twelve plus years – and even though the storm has ceased – we find comfort in walking through those doors – open arms and friends. Truly a Community !

Today our faith in humanity rests with in these walls.

In today’s World – our faith provides us with comfort – and also the outreach in the community. We saw this 12 years ago – and it is us. When we left – we did not know where we would worship – but it is here – all are welcome – service to the community and other religions – all faiths – we found a home among the brewing clouds – just as today the clouds are around – we maintain our faith and our church.

Passing it on to the next generation

And we are able to share that with the next generation – after all – that is but one facet of life – the here and now – #livinglifetotheplus – kids are free – free to see the community of church.

Family

Family – friends – storms may brew – but life together forms a bond – one that comes together in our new life so far away from back home – we found a new home – Community Lutheran Church – Sterling Va.

I hope this gives insight into dramatic moves – ones that up root your lives – ones that cause you to search and find your new roots – God Bless !

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