Papa’s World – Through the years – our life!

June 25th. 1982 – our wedding day – Papa and Sherry

We dated a little over a year before we got engaged and then a year later married.

We both were married before – she had two daughters – I had two sons – and we had each other.

We lived way out in the country – the driveway was 1/10th of a mile long –

great in winter to sled ride.

That first year I mowed everything by hand – it took five days!

And then – rest for two and start over again – we bought a riding mower!

On marriage was based on the Church on the rock-solid!

Those early years were lean years – combining two sets of kids –

running back and forth – very little extra money –

but we survived and to this day look back fondly on all those times.

We always traveled by van – all of us.

We would pack breakfast – lunch, and dinners – take adventures –

the kids loved it.

Camping – in tents – visiting friends.

Then the kids started leaving one by one.

Marriages – moving – college – our family was just the two of us.

We started to travel – the country and the world

The kids were gone – we had moved from the country and into town.

Now – the house was empty and we had the opportunity to transfer to NVA.

We went to NVA and the daughters and family followed us.

We bought and sold three houses in NVA.

My sons stayed in Pa.

But – it seemed like the extended family all moved to NVA.

Retirement came – and once again – we thought of selling and moving farther south.
We made the move in 2020 – and today we are in OIB, Cameron Woods, N.C.

The family stayed in Pa. and Va. – her sister is building a small condo near us.

The family has visited us many times – my sons are coming end of summer.

Forty years have passed since that wedding day – and we still are one and going strong.
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Papa’s World – celebrating our forty years with family – our anniversary.

Family – they all came to celebrate our anniversary of forty years.

Since we have moved to the border of S.C. and N.C. – we are 400 to 500 miles away from the family back in NVA!

We told them we were coming back for graduation and they made plans for a winery –

that we all could meet at for an afternoon including Marley – the Goldendoodle.

Marley was a hit – our son-in-law Mike is allergic to cats and dogs – but out in the open, he was okay.
The grandchildren and finally a boy – BODE!
The winery had big open spaces and we pretty much had this space to ourselves.
Mother and daughters.
Taylor Cassidy Tammy Marcus Bode & Marley
Sarah Debby Mike Ella Maddy
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Papa’s World – FORTY years and still going – To my wife – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Sherry

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

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

love each other – still following our dreams.

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

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

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

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

HAPPY 40th. ANNIVERSARY

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Papa’s World – And now there is Marley!

Marcus and Tammy – 2005

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

Both are about to turn 12 years old.

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

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

Taylor is riding horses and Cassidy is playing soccer.

Bode with his daddy at a Caps game!

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

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

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

AND ALONG CAME MARLEY – The Krohn’s!

AND THEN ALONG CAME MARLEY!

Papa’s World – our memories from back in time!

We were married on June 25th. 1982 – yes – our forty-year anniversary is coming up!

Sherry and me.

We brought together two sets of children – her daughters and my sons.

Those were lean years – working and trying to stay ahead.

But we managed and survived.

In the late ’60s at the American Olean Tile Plant where I started on 6-5-67.

I worked for this company which later through transition became Dal-Tile.

We merged several times with other corporations and when I retired we were Mohawk.

After 47 1/2 years, I retired from a branch in Va.

As also did Sherry as she worked for them for 32 years!

I have no regrets as I worked many jobs in many locations in two states.

And that is where we met – all those years ago.

Sherry

Along the way, we have made many friends – but we have really close friends.

Thanks for reading and in my next blog will be those friends!

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Papa’s World – through the years – pictures for memories – family and friends.

Our life is in pictures and memories.

We have been so blessed in having so many friends along with our close-knit family.

This summer will be our 40th wedding anniversary – time has gone by so fast!

Dottie Jimmy Sherry Cindy Papa Buck

They have been a part of our lives for almost the entire 40 years.

Vacations – travel – sports – golfing – singing – laughing – spending quality moments together.

It has been a journey that I wish would go on for another 40 years.

Yes – we have been blessed to have friends such as these.

Maddy Ella Mike Debby Sarah Papa Sherry Tammy Cassidy Bode Marcus Taylor

We have been there for the entire time of them grwoing up – two going to college.

Seeing the first boy being born –

Vacations and holidays – over night sleep overs – horse back riding – hiking – campfires –

lakes – kayaks – boats – spending quality times together –

Mother and daughters working together to bring healthy living to family and friends.

Forty years – memories – pictures – great times – living life to the plus.

Our wedding day – June 25th. 1982

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Papa’s World – Past memories – making new ones.

Side by side – over 40 years – making memories together.

The time has rushed by – youth to middle age to now autumn years – together as one.

Here we are today – but we were there 40 years ago – starting a journey – bound by love – together in spirit.
Spending time with family in those early years – continues today – although they are gone – memories still exist of the good times – the fun times and the love of each other. Sherry’s mother and father – Bill and Barb.
Today we have become what her parents were to our children and now us to their children.
All of the grandchildren – Christmas at our home in Brambleton, Va.

Past memories – past family gatherings – looking to the present and future of family times to come.

The present – doing what we love – golfing together.
Just the two of us during the week – afternoons – we are right in the middle of 20 plus golf courses.
The present also brings us to a small bar 1 1/2 miles from the house – watching the BILLS with friends.
A step outside of this small bar – to observe the sunset next to the small airport of OIB.

We are here now in OIB – making new friends – members of a church – exploring the area –

doctors are here now – life is going on – making new memories – but never forgetting the past ones.

We have managed to be 6 to 8 hours away from the family – but we have room for all of them.

Beaches – golfing – hiking – entertainments – venues – shopping – we are excited to share all of that.

Inviting fire on a chilly night

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Papa’s World – Why I write my blog – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog – the creation

PAPA – Tom

I have always been a history buff – ancient history – but also family history.

My sister and brother were fifteen and ten years older than me.

So when I came along I had missed the family fishing trips to Canada each year.

And my sister became the family photo taker and camera buff.

All the family history was passed down to my sister’s daughter and then suddenly she passed away.

Unknown to me – a friend of their family cleaned out everything and threw it away.

Everything was gone except the few pictures I had and my brother had.

I decided that what happened there would not happen for me and my family.

So – by being encouraged by my wife Sherry – we set up this blog – where all the family history and pictures can be in one place for all to see and read.

Sherry and Papa ( Tom)

She has encouraged me to write it down along with pictures for future generations to look back on.

Our family before Bode

I have two sons from a previous marriage – Troy and Shawn who still live back in NWPA.

Shawn runs an energy company contracting out to the state and large power companies.

Running state audits and working through state grants to insulate senior citizens’ homes from the harsh winters.

He covers the entire western part of Pa.

Troy – built homes from the ground up – anything you wanted he could do.

After years of doing this ( he was in high demand) Shawn talked him into coming to work for him –

His business has grown to almost seven days a week.

Troy runs the insulation and energy side while Shawn concentrates on the Audit side.

Troy is learning that side and taking tests and courses to also step in and help.

I am very proud of both these boys and trying to talk them into taking a break and coming down for a visit.

Shawn and Trisha ( our daughter-in-law)

Winterizing homes in Eastern USA for the elderly has become big business – conserving energy

on the power grid for major corporations in order to provide heat and electricity –

He has tapped into a business that for him is seven days a week.

He constantly is looking to hire people and train as auditors.

Troy started working for him a couple years ago.

If anyone is looking for a career out there – contact me – fitztdf@aol.com and I will put you in contact with him – he travels the whole western part of Pa. North to South.

Shawn ( young one ) and Troy – my sons back in NWPA!

For them I write – post pictures and give them memories that I still have in my head.

Ryan – our oldest grandson

Ryan lives in Tenn. and we have stayed in touch with him – he manages a hotel

and recently opened a bar – restaurant business with two other partners.

We attended his wedding a few years ago in Nashville, Tenn.

He has visited us once a few years ago – he served his country

and is like his father(Shawn) making his own way in the business world.

Dylan Shawns youngest son

He just spent four years in the service and is now out – living with his mother or in that area.

He reminds me so much of Shawn.

While we do not often get to see either one – both are in our memories and hearts.

Hoping they can come and stay with us in the future.

Bode – the youngest grandchild from Tammy – is the only boy with five granddaughters.

He is all boy – cars – trucks – bikes – and always without shoes and socks – even in winter! LOL

Bode’s parents and sisters and their puppy Marley.
Debby and Mike and their three daughters – Ella – Sarah and Maddy

This is my “WHY” for writing this blog – my memories put forth in words and pictures for all these grandkids and our children to read in the future.

Life in pictures in words – memories – past – present and future to come.

I want to thank my wife who is the driving force behind this blog.

SMILES – LAUGHTER – PEACE – HARMONY and POSITIVE THOUGHTS!

That is WHAT PAPA’S WORLD is all about.

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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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Papa’s World – The “TECHIE” I am not !

Anything that has to do with computers – phones – TV’S –

Do not ask me – I don’t know – I can not figure it out –

AND MOST OF ALL – I DON’T CARE !

That would suit me just fine

I just do not have it –

first of all – I have no patience –

that is why I hate working on cars !

Now – once I am shown and if I write it down and do the task a couple times

I am good to go !

This would be me !

I think the first computer we had was a H.P. – great big thing –

Sherry showed me what to do and I was fine – EXCEPT –

Something ” ALWAYS” happened –

honest to God – it was not me !

Take care of all the small things – the big things will take care of themselves

Little things – like the other day – I have a automatic sign on for my email’s.

I clicked on it and BINGO – it no longer would come up –

I had to LOG IN again with that dreaded

” PASSWORD ” !

So – I DO NOT REMEMBER such a thing – so I opened my book –

where I keep my pass words that I CAN NOT REMEMBER –

And started the PROCESS –

” BINGO” –

IT WOULDN’T WORK !

It doesn’t matter – memory or write it down

So – Sherry – who has her office upstairs –

mine is the kitchen table –

I am very humble !

I yelled upstairs –

“I CANNOT OPEN MY EMAILS ” !!!

” WHAT DID YOU DO NOW ” ? she replied.

Exasperated look comes across my face – I slowly shake my head –

“IT ISN’T ME ” I replied !

” IT IS ALWAYS YOU ” comes the voice

from the commander in chief from above !

WHAT ??????

Down she comes –

and instructs me to ” LOG IN ”

which by the way I had already done FOUR TIMES !

Now – I try to explain – I try to say –

“IT DID IT ON IT’S OWN ” !

“NO – HON – IT DOES NOT DO IT ON IT’S OWN ” like a mother to her child!

“LOG IN & PUT YOUR PASSWORD IN ” !

I do

( said that a long – long time ago )

” YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO USE A HASH TAG SIGN”? she scolds.

” EXCUSE ME – IT IS NOT A HASH TAG SIGN – IT IS A POUND SIGN” !

NOT ME – I KNOW BETTER

Then – she sits down after I tried once again and failed !

Now – you have to know – when we go somewhere –

I DRIVE !

And she uses her phone to give directions –

I am terrible on direction .

She is going to use her phone anyway – so it might as well be for directions

is what I think !

And – we never go the same way twice –

so I have no idea how to get to where we are going !

I told you – I am okay as long as it is consistent –

GO THE SAME WAY !

We – have to EXPLORE as she says -so –

I DRIVE – SHE DIRECTS – ALL IS WELL !

( grand daughters think this is HILARIOUS)

they take my part !

She then proceeds to enter my sign in and password –

” IT DOES NOT WORK” I said !

“WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD ” she asks ?

Well – by this time I refrain

and go to my only thought I have had for 37 years –

“IT IS NOT FOR ME TO QUESTION WHY – BUT FOR ME TO DO OR DIE “

” ME “

She then goes INTO the computer –

preforms all type of ” THINGS”

And asks me for a password I can remember –

SO I GIVE HER THE EXACT SAME ONE AS BEFORE !

And this time it works !

HONEST TO GOD !

She gets up and says to me

” YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO USE A HASH TAG ” !

UNDER MY BREATH I MUTTER

” IT’S A POUND SIGN ” !

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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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Papa’s World – 39 years – the many faces of love and marriage – still going strong!

The years have come and gone – me the serious one – she the smiling one – together – we make one!
One leading the way – one guiding the way!
We did not meet on – line – nor in line – we are old – we were young – still the same !
Happy is as Happy was – still the same!
We have had the best – and the best is yet to come!
Yes – she hit it that far – does she beat me? YES! Do I care? NO!

Through the years – many adventures – many moves and many memories!

The early years are gone – the middle years came and went – but what remains is our beliefs – in each other and the World around us!

Respect – admiration – challenges – ideals and courage. I believe as she believes – in each other.

The sun rises each day on this marriage – 39 years worth – it never gets dull!
Living life doing it our way!

Thirty nine years – 6-25-1982 – the best is yet to come! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – LOVE TOM!

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PAPA ( TOM) & SHERRY 6-25-82 married.

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 – through the years – Deb and Mike – soul mates.

This describes them to a “T”!
DEB and MIKE

It has gone by so fast – the day they were married.

It seems like only yesterday –

now fast forward – and three beautiful daughters later

They still adventure out and into the mountains

be it camping – hiking or compete in a obstacle course together!

Tough mudder or Spartan race!

Both completed three Spartan races!
Maddy Debby Mike Ella Sarah

The family has grown – one in college( playing soccer) – Maddy.

One a senior and attending college in the fall and also playing soccer ( Ella)

And the third youngest still in H.S. Freshman – aspiring in arts and dance. (Sarah)

Three beautiful daughters!

They love the outdoors – hiking – zip lines – camping – lakes – swimming.

When they were young – all smiles – family.
Father and daughter – camping and hiking!
Father and daughter – teaching soccer to her.
Father and daughter – caring for her.

Through the years – teaching them about life –

Mother bringing them up in church
Mother – although she now looks up to Ella – leading her by example!

Once a Buffalo Bills fan always a Bills fan!

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The years have passed – the family grows on – always seeking the outdoors.

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Through the years – DEB and MIKE – SOULMATES!

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Papa’s World – our lives continue – family – adventure – living life to the plus.

My two sons and daughter in law – Troy – Shawn – Trisha and my wife Sherry.

They still live back in NWPA – where I Sherry and I grew up.

Troy – was a builder – from the ground up – Shawn runs his own energy – audit company

and Trisha his wife runs the office,

Troy has since joined Shawn and runs the crews.

They range in the state of Pa.

state programs for the elderly.

Troy when young with his cousin.

Today the little blond hair boy is now a bearded grown man! With his girlfriend.

Shawn and Trisha – wedding – my little son has grown up!

Today – Shawn – Trisha and Troy

While they remain some 700 miles away

they are still in my heart and memories.

They are both this way – kind – caring and both willing to help anyone.

Our grand son Ryan from Shawn’s previous marriage and his wife Stephanie

I have two grand sons – Ryan and Dylan. Both from Shawn.

Ryan today – handsome dude!

Being so far away – we do not see them as often as I would like.

But – when we do travel North – we do meet up.

Troy

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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 – once again – Wicked Tuna – Myrtle Beach for a bite to eat!

Inside “WICKED TUNA” by the pier – Myrtle Beach , S.C.

We had been out shopping for furniture and were down in this area

by the Boardwalk on the Grand Strand.

We decided to stop back in –

and it was so windy and cold – we stopped our walk and went back to the car

and drove here instead of walking!

On a warmer day – some days are warm and coat less – others – you just do not want to walk!
Looking back toward the boardwalk of Myrtle Beach – note the flags – wind blowing!

We had purchased furniture and needed to plan our second stop!

We had been here before and enjoyed it!

When we went in – we were the only people there!

We had the whole place to ourselves!

The view we had from our table – the pier – deserted and no one on the beach!

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Papa’s World – our ever changing life at Ocean Keyes -North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Our dining room – living room – double entrance to the Lanai – and the water beyond!

We first rented this for three months – not knowing where we would be.

Then in November – after six weeks of house hunting –

We decided it was just as cost effective to build!

You see – in our price range – we found a lot of houses – condo’s

But each one we liked – there had to be things done!

When you are like me – this can happen! LOL

We could do these things – but it would take time and money.

Plus – another cost was to furnish it!

We sold almost all our furniture – and you can not just hire someone

Most will put you on a list!

Playing a game while eating dinner on the Lanai!

So – we extended our time here – and found a building development

one half hour away into N.C. – close to two beaches for our walks and company

And made our selections – everything we wanted and still in our price range.

What we will be doing off and on until our house is built! Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach – S.C.

We will be here until the end of June!

Our house is suppose to be finished by the end of May!

That will give us time to get our stored stuff moved down here

and Sherry does what she loves to do – SHOP!

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Papas World – Packing up “STUFF” – WOW!

Now that we have sold the house – we continue to clean out cupboards!

How in the world did we accumulate all the “STUFF”?

Men go shopping – straight in and back out again!

Women go shopping and “STUFF” happens!

Another morning – another cupboard – another card board box-

Never ending – it seems I fill up the garage space

then load into our Prius V – with the seats folded down.

And off to the storage unit we go with “STUFF”!

I have to admit – some of the “STUFF” is mine.

But it is “STUFF” I use! LOL

Dealing with “STUFF” is much like above picture –

It is endless!

I learned a long time ago –

“IT IS NOT FOR ME TO QUESTION WHY? BUT FOR ME TO DO OR DIE!”

“STUFF” can’t live without it!

Or so I am told!

Sherry – my wife – is the proud owner of “STUFF” –

and that is why I fell in love with her all those years ago.

“STUFF” is what marriages are made of –

Good “STUFF” – Bad “STUFF” – Together “STUFF”

“STUFF” is what makes the World go around!

No one I would rather have “STUFF” with than my wife – Sherry –

She is what “STUFF” in life for me is all about!

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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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Papa’s World – Laughter – living – health – evolving

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My thought in life – think young – smile – be involved with your grand kids – and look for the positives and let the negatives roll off your back !

Every day in my life – I look for what is funny and positive – keeping a open mind – I avoid News Channels – seeking information on my own.

I have come to maintain my healthy living style with my wife – Sherry – who is a certified Health Coach – thank goodness for that.

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This June will be our 37 th. anniversary – seems like only yesterday – and next week I turn 70 and in two months she also turns 70.

In marriage as in life – compromise is a must – as is laughter – and in our case travel and family – most important to us is family. We have a close group of a few friends – trying to get together every four or five months.Since we are scattered about over a 400 mile range – sometimes that can be a little daunting.

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Our family where we live consists of Five grand daughters and the newest – and only Boy ! As you can guess – he has all our hearts. Both mother’s and their mother – whom is called MORMOR ( Swede for Mother’s Mother) promote healthy living and eating. ALL are on the product called Juice Plus – as well as the Omega’s – from Algae – not fish oil – and try to be gluten free.

The oldest does not eat meat – and has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Lynchburg in Va. We have two more soccer players – a gymnastic – who all the time is doing gymnastic moves – a Equestrian – and a Ballet and Modern dancer.

They are very important to us and I can honestly say – their youth keeps us young in body and mind.

June 25 th. 1982

The years have flown by – we are now watching our grand children going off to college. But – the legacy that we brought forth almost 13 years ago – has been instilled in each and every one of them as well as their parents.

Today – we are living life to the plus one day at a time – walking 3 plus miles a day – doing shreds ( getting rid of toxins ) going dairy free and gluten as much as we can.

And – for me – sharing good thoughts – smiles and interesting family – friends and my life blogs.

My motto through life :

” Do all the small things well and they in turn will take care of the larger things ” ! Hope you enjoyed the read – HGD !!!!

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Papas World – Day# 39 – sheltering in place – we manage – 39 years!

It was almost 39 years ago – where did the time go!

We were married June 25th. 1982!

Together one year prior to that.

39 years!

And today – I would not shelter in place with anyone else.

As beautiful today
as she was those years ago
Sherry – our honeymoon
in the Dominican Republic

We were each married before – each had two children

but our world then as it is today

revolved around the fact we found each other.

Today as it was then
has not changed

The years have been blessed for us –

but it all seems to be going so fast.

From loading our big country van

and piling the kids in

leaving at 11:00 pm.

to drive 10 hours to the beach for vacation.

The kids asleep – breakfast and lunch packed

we could not afford to stop and eat

but we would find a place- a rest stop – beside a river

and they were happy and we were happy.

The excitement of staying at the beach

or our very first vacation

a cottage on Lake Erie

We scraped and saved

But we did it!

Today – we all are sheltering in place

Catching up by phone – messenger – face book – zoom.

We are blessed and sheltering in place

but I still dream – I still think back to that time

almost 39 years ago

“GIVE ME THE BEAT BOYS AND FREE MY SOUL “

As beautiful today as she was then

SHELTERING IN PLACE DAY # 39.

” I WANT TO GET LOST IN YOUR ROCK AND ROLL”

Day # 39
Sheltering in place
39 years of being together

“AND DRIFT AWAY”

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Papa’s World – 1982 – 2019 Couldn’t do it with out you!

That day 37 years ago – I believe was a Friday –

A little white church in a little town in SWNY state.

Sherry & Tom 1982

That is the day we were married .

Good morning

This was the second marriage for both of us –

I had two sons and she had two daughters –

And in those 37 years –

they have become almost mine.

How I feel

Our life together has many twists and turns –

Moving on

and beginning a new life in another state.

The girls followed us twenty years ago –

and here we remain today.

Tom & Sherry

Today we celebrate that love –

as best friends.

As mates for life –

Now – as we reach those years of Autumn –

We are comforted by being one –

Sherry & Tom

Happy Anniversary to the one I love –

That little white church all those years ago –

Our vows were based on the rock foundation of the church –

And it remains that way today.

Tom and Sherry

1982 to 2019 Couldn’t do it without you – we found each other.

A TRIBUTE TO MY WIFE AND BEST FRIEND

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Papa’s World – Eating healthy – staying active – turning 70

Me – 1967 – second shift – American Olean Tile Co.

WOW – 52 years ago – over one half century – and in a few days – 70 becomes the new norm and new start of a decade. So much has changed – so much has come and gone.

I started and ended my career with the same company 47 1/2 years later !

And it is were I met and married my second wife – we celebrate 37 years next month.

On our wedding day June 25, 1982.

Sherry and I started dating in April of 1981 – we had found out in passing that we both were going through a divorce by accident. I worked in Shipping and she in payroll – as I was passing her desk – one of the other ladies said to me – “I hear you are getting a divorce” !

I answered ‘ YES” and then went my way – she quietly observed this and when she brought my shipping orders out – she told me ” I overheard . I am also getting a divorce” – to which I relied ” Then we should go and have a drink and talk about it ” !

Oahu – 2 years ago – North Shore

That began a 15 month process of dating – engagement the following December at Christmas time – and marriage in June the following year. All the while juggling two divorces and inter mixing four children into one family. My two sons and her two daughters. WE DID IT ! Not easy – but the results have been fantastic. My two sons still live back in NWPA & her two daughters both followed us South to NVA. My son runs a energy company with state contracts for the elderly and my other son has joined him. One can build a entire house from the ground up – he did not get that from me – and the other is a ranked pool player in his spare time who travels the entire country winning his way to Vegas a half dozen times.

Our two daughters are also very successful – the eldest followed her mother into the health and nutrition field and most likely will attain National Marketing Director for the Juice Plus Company at the conference in Austin Texas in October. Our other daughter also followed their mother – but she – one year ago -opened up a franchise https://www.facebook.com/529KidsConsignLoudoun/ near where we live. She maintains both the Health & Nutrition business and her new

store which is coming up up the one year anniversary. In our very busy lives – we have managed to change our lifestyle in eating – giving up a lot of what I had eaten for 35 years or more.

About to turn 70

Sherry is my rock and has been all these years – by accident we learned of one another’s dilemma – we ventured forward on a whim – and soon became friends – she is my best friend – we combined a family – and 13 years ago – she changed our lifestyle to a healthy one. She is the guiding force and well respected as a Certified Health Coach – she is a pillar to her TEAM -known and loved by all as “MAMA BEAR ” !

Just a part of her nationwide Juice Plus Company team known as TEAM GENERATIONS

In a short while on 5 -7 -49 I will turn 70 years old – and another
WE WERE MET TO BE TOGETHER ” sign – she will turn 70 on 7 – 5 – 49 !!

We eat healthy – we love healthy and we promote health. Our family in NVA has followed us not only here – but also on the pathway of HEALTH & NUTRITION ! Soon – in October – the oldest will attain the highest level in the Juice Plus Company -living life to the plus as I call it.

We attended Debby Taylor Myers promotion for the Juice Plus Company to QNMD – our oldest daughter

This is my story – this is my life – well – part of it – many other chapters to tell

My sincere thank you to my wife and our family – a new lifestyle 13 years ago and a new life 37 years ago. I am the most lucky man in the World or so I believe – and I am WINNING OFF THE FIELD ! Thank you – enjoy & HGD !

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Papa’s World – married – some funny things – life with Sherry

It all began 38 plus years ago – a journey – a epic adventure –

Opposites in so many ways – but so same in other ways !

A grade school friend of mine is embarking upon a bike ride –

a 450 mile bike ride – for charity – his wife is driving the motor home

I ONCE rode a bike for 34 miles –

NEVER AGAIN !

THAT IS ME !!

She talked me into riding through the streets of DC.

They were playing the theme song of ” ROCKY” at the start !

She said – “LETS DO THE WHOLE COURSE – YOU CAN DO IT ” !

That is my wife Sherry –

she always knows no boundary and that is why I married her !

About 3 miles from the finish line –

I CRAMPED UP !

I had to get off the bike and walk –

or they would have to take me to the hospital !

My thighs were balling up –

That was my first and last time riding in a bike tour !

Didn’t bother her a bit –

But – I will say up to then it was fun !

I will get dressed – we are going somewhere –

Then – I GET THE EVER SO CRITICAL EYE !

Your shirt has a spot on the back of the shoulder !

I look – and look – pin head size – yet she spotted it !

Change shirt –

put in laundry room –

HOW DID SHE SEE THAT ?

She could actually take the place of those satellites in space

The kind that can see a golf ball from a thousand miles away !

Give me a drink and friends

Now she can sing – I can’t –

I sound like a old love sick coon hound !

But – when we do get together with friends –

The KARAOKE MACHINE comes out –

Cindy ( the lounge lizzard ) has a portable one –

We always sip a few – toss back some fireball

and begin our singing !

Sherry gets into it after a glass or two –

Again – having fun – laughing –

38 years of it !

Together all these years

The ability to laugh with and at each other –

Parking lots – we always end up in a parking lot when she drives –

No good reason to be there –

we laugh about it –

I can’t hear or so she says

I get mail on hearing aids –

She swears she had nothing to do about it

It is the little things in life that makes her my best friend.

38 years is a long time

life is good

life is funny

LIFE WITH SHERRY

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