Papa’s World – Golfing – ICW – Good Times – Friends!

We play scrambles with other couples – friends – guys vs. gals!

You take the total of your 18-hole score – then you get deducted one stroke for every par the other team made – and two strokes for a birdie and so forth.

Surprising – most scores then come down to one or two strokes – or even.

Buck Dottie Cindy Jim Papa Sherry – all these years friends.

We have tried other ways – giving and taking strokes – handicaps, etc.

And it all is in fun – but I will tell you – we tied the first nine and the guys won the second nine by one stroke while carding a 35!

THEY ARE THAT GOOD!

OH YEAH – I KNOW THE LAST ONE SO WELL!
DOTTIE

CINDY

SHERRY

Friends are priceless – all these years – song on 40-plus years.

We later went on the ICW on a pontoon boat – cruising up and down – a few drinks –

a lot of laughs and some singing.

Papa and Cindy – on the ICW – OIB to Holden Beach back to Sunset Beach and then OIB!

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YEP, this is us!

Papa’s World – ELLA – playing college soccer.

ELLA MYERS

Our granddaughter – Ella – became the second sister to play college soccer –

Her sister Maddy is a senior wing for the Unversity of Lynchburg in Va.

Ella is now a Sophomore and started and played every game as a Freshman – the first player that the coach said has done this.

And that string has progressed through seven more games this year.

Number 10 Ella Myers for Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.

He only takes her out for a short rest and most times he doesn’t take her out.

She is really good at middle defense and passing the ball.

Her position is forward midfield.

Ella – taking a corner lick – this year she has taken all of them when she is in the game.

Ella with the ball in an Orange vest warming up.

Crossing the mid-field line – Ella playing her position
on a forward mid-fielder.

She has become a good – steady player for the program.

Soccer and college are now her life and she is living it to the plus.

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Papa’s World – Papa and Sherry – a perfect day to walk Ocean Isle Beach!

Sunset the night before – going to be a cloudy day – not the sun beating down on you!
The following day – cloudy – then blue skies and white clouds – warm and breeze – a perfect day to walk the beach.
After the gray clouds moved on – we were on the surf line walking – the water was still warm.

Why we moved to the border of S.C and N.C.

Being only four miles away – we can pretty much come here when we want!

True and True!

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A PERFECT DAY TO WALK OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA

Papa’s World – Early morning sunrise around the lawn and house.

Stepping out the front door of our house in Cameron Woods to the morning sunrise!

We choose this lot because of the sunrise and sunset from our driveway!

You look right to the East and left to the West!

Looking out the front door to the West!

We have been here going on fifteen months – and have had numerous sunrise and sunset skies

that is absolutely beautiful!

This is us! No snow or ice!

View of the front and looking SW toward the ocean some 2 to 4 miles away!

We are in OIB but on the mainland side – six miles to Sunset Beach and four miles to OIB.

The sunrise from the backyard – all the tree line to the right is protected!

Our backyard borders a protected area – it can not be developed or cut down – the second reason we chose this lot to build our new home!

Looking out at the backyard and treeline.
As we progress into the future – we have carefully had the landscape done – replacing pine straw with stones and mulch – eventually going to all stones and borders.
We also wanted an open patio and a firepit – along with a place to grow our own organic veggies – which we have done now year round!

This is now our third harvest since early spring – and are going on our second harvest of cucumbers!

She finally talked me into purchasing a grill and we often grill out here – we have no gas and the house is all electric – and electric stove tops we have found are hard to keep clean – thus I grill! LOL

Our little flower garden next to the treeline – now if we can keep the deer from munching the leaves! LOL

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Papa’s World – OIB with wife and sister-in-law.

Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and pier in the background.

My wife’s sister came to visit – she is moving here in a few months when her condo is finished.

She wanted to get the feel of how to get around and how to get to the beach which will be four miles away for her.

We have two close beaches – OIB which is four miles away and Sunset Beach which is six miles away.

In a few months, the SALT LIFE will become hers also.

OIB on the NE END!

BEACH LIFE

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Papa’s World – Magnolia Greens – golfing with friends on a Friday late afternoon.

A call came on Wednesday – can you make 4:30 pm. if I make tee times on Friday?

Of course, we can – make them and we will be there – and so we did.

Sherry and I left early as we wanted to do some things in Wilmington, N.C.

Unless we go for a certain thing or event – we do not get there all that often.

We were golfing at Magnolia Greens located some eleven miles from the city.

Our friends live there and I think it to be one of the better courses down here.

Twenty-seven holes – and we were playing just nine this late afternoon.

Now it looks like we are looking for balls in the water – but we were in a huge sand trap on a par three – Cindy was raking the sand and Buck and I were picking up my ball and going to play his on the grass.

LOL story of my life!

We once again played a scramble against the ladies and once again we lost!

We had a couple bad holes – but we also played well – here we are on in two – par four hole and a putt for a birdie – which we did not make and ended up with a par.

You can see where Bucks putt went and I had still had to putt – did not make it and we settled for a par.

I love golf on TV!

It turned out to be a great day – beautiful weather – no humidity – 80 degrees!

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Papa’s World – Magnolia Greens – golfing with friends on a late Friday afternoon.

Papa’s World – Little smiles and Good thoughts!

We have done this! LOL

Each day on my social page I post LITTLE SMILES – SMILES and BIG SMILES!

That was one of my own rules to follow –

I try each day to bring humor to start the day!

Often times poke fun at me!

Love the little DENNIS!

It has become a routine over the years – and I also use them in my blogs!

Laugh a little or laugh a lot – just smile – start your day and live it to the plus.

Sharing GOOD THOUGHTS each day!

Kindness – friendships – giving thanks – in a world sorely needing it!

Every day I look for the GOOD things in life –

We are but a moment in time – so my thought is to express it – to live it and enjoy it!

Many quotes from this man – many thoughts – I find solace in his words.

I did not know who John Muir was – until a few years ago we went to Muirs Forest and Muirs Beach – what a man.

This is Papa’s World – family – friends – happenings – life – good thoughts and smiles every day.

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Papa’s World – last day of friends get together – golfing – guys vs gals – Oak Island.

We teed off shortly after one PM.

If you scored a par – you gave a stroke to the other team – birdie was two points.

We have been handicapped this way for the last few times and it gets really close!

This is all of us – just playing for fun and being on the courses – unless you play guys vs gals!

But we also have laughed – shots – and some good golf and not-so-good golf!

Buck Dottie Cindy Jim Papa Sherry

What a great way to end up the long weekend get-together.

The end of the first nine – TIED!

You have to play very well to just tie them!

YEP, a few choice words left out there! LOL

The second nine – we played really well – boogie first hole – then six pars and two birdies!

Dottie on one of her drives – note – middle of the fairway – they all do that!
Dottie – after only starting to play a few years ago – is coming on!
This is us!

Cindy – always straight down the middle – she has game!
Sherry – when on she is on!

There are a lot of days I feel like this! LOL

Well – we tied the first nine and shot a 35 the second nine –

and won the whole scramble by ONE STROKE!

They are good and we had to shoot as good to beat them.

Dottie Sherry Cindy – laugh – smile and have fun!

Buck Jim Papa – by the seat of our pants – ONE STROKE!

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Oak Island clubhouse – drinks – laughs and score cards!

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Papa’s World – last day – walking Downtown Wilmington, N.C. – friends fly out the next day!

Mike Buck Jim

It was a wonderful three days – but for Mike and Carol – they had to fly back to WNY the next day.

The rest of us had one more day and were planning to golf on Oak Island that same day.

Sherry Cindy and Carol

We have been friends for 35 to 40 years.

Neighbors – and hometown friends.

Jim and Dottie – who lived in the same town I grew up in WPA.

For the last, two years we had gone back to WNY to visit Carol and Mike at their lake house.

This time they flew down to Wilmington.

We are thankful after all these years we still are able to do this.

Sherry Cindy and Carol

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Papa’s World – when friends come together!

This time it was our home for one day and a day on the ICW – and then golfing.

We gathered at our home for an overnight – then on to Magnolia Greens to the McBrides for three nights.

Last two years we made the trip to WNY to stay with our friends back home.

We golfed on Friday – then picked up our WNY friends at the airport. Golfing is always a competition –

ladies vs. men!

And it is always too close to call after 18 holes!

The airport run was made and we moved to the McBrides just outside Leland, N.C.

We rehashed old times – had a few drinks – listened

to music and the next morning drove back to OIB to show our friends from WNY our home.

Later – we all went to OIB Fish Company to depart on an afternoon pontoon boat ride.

Papa shedding his shorts for swimming trunks – a good thing because of all the boat traffic – we hit waves that washed up and over us – getting wet was part of the fun and cool off!

This day it was a swimsuit!
Papa and Sherry – Jim and I traded off on steering the boat.

Jimmy steering the boat.

We were out there for four hours – going North to Holden Beach and then back South to Sunset Beach before returning to OIB!

Nature’s resources on the ICW – are awesome!

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PAPA’S WORLD – when friends come together – boating the ICW!

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Papa’s World – family – our boys!

Troy Papa Shawn

It was a very long time in coming – we moved South in 1999 and left behind the boys.

They had their own lives and jobs –

We have been planning this for months and months –

and after driving some 15 hours –

they were here.

Before they came down – they agreed among themselves – they would play golf with me if I played mini golf with them – DONE – next time it is GOLF! LOL
Sherry Troy Papa

We had so much fun showing the SALT LIFE – sunrises and sunsets.

Shawn and Sherry

Memories of the past 40-plus years were talked about and laughed at!

This time together means so much!

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FAMILY – our boys came to visit!

Papa’s World – Fun times – old friends – get together.

Eating dinner after our four-hour boat ride on the ICW at OIB Fish Company – OIB

The four couples have been friends going on 35 years and some over 40 years.

We try to get together at least once or twice a year –

made more difficult because some still live in WNY and another couple in Va. Beach.

While Sherry and myself live 32 miles from the McBrides now.

A little humor to start your day!

Sherry and Papa steering the pontoon boat on the ICW from OIB to Holden Beach

We all rented a pontoon boat for four hours to cruise up and down the ICW from OIB – to Holden Beach and back to Sunset Beach – where we saw a lone Dolphin for over 15 minutes diving for food in 8 feet of water.

Jim Papa and Buck

It was really busy being labor day weekend – countless boats going both ways and creating waves!

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To be continued with more pictures of the ICW and friends.

Papa’s World – about to depart on the ICW with a young man getting us out of the crowded dock area.

PAPA’S WORLD – FUN TIMES – OLD FRIENDS – GETTING TOGETHER!

Papa’s World – Fun times with friends from WNY and WPA!

We all stay in touch – a group of friends from back in the days living in WNY and WPA!

All of us lived near each other or just across the Pa. line.

Slowly we all moved South – to now the N.C. region – Wilmington to OIB

with one couple in Va. Beach and the other couple still in WNY.

We golf together whenever we can – playing scramble guys vs gals – and one other couple – still lives back in WNY – sometimes they also make it down – this time they did not but they were here last year.

Jim – Buck – Papa – Mike

Mike and Carol still live back in WNY – own and operate a large painting business with crews traveling out to the midwest and everywhere in between – painting pipelines etc.

They have a lake house that we go up and stay with them.

The FOUR AMIGOS

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Papa’s World – Not goodbye – but until you return again – FAMILY!

Shawn and Trisha

Our family from WPA came to visit – driving some 16 hours – a very long trip!

First time for my two sons and their families to make the trip South.

Troy the eldest – Papa and Shawn the youngest.

We tried to work as much into the seven days as we could –

sometimes letting them go off on their own as we had other commitments

but we did sunrises and sunsets all together – beach time and places to eat out together.

Visiting the area and nature walks along with mini golf!

Andrea and Troy – selfie!

Our time together was priceless and I encouraged them to fly next time to be able to spend

more time on vacation and less time driving!

When we moved south to NVA in 1999 – they stayed in WPA for their families and jobs.

Relaxing on the mainland side of Sunset Beach in the park.

Our garage became a favorite place to meet and talk during rain and hot sunshine while at the house.

Shawn and Troy

Shawn runs his own Energy Auditing business contracting with major energy companies for the states of Pa. and firms from NYS. Troy works for and runs the insulation side of the business for Shawn and government and state programs for the elderly.

In the morning they left to drive back to WPA – not saying goodbye but until we meet again.

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Papa’s World – Last night and family dinner at Inlet View!

Family from NWPA – our final dinner together.

We went all the way to the third floor of Inlet View to eat and see the waterfront!
The bar area on the third floor.

It was Sherry and my first time being on the top floor and we said when we go back we will go up there!
We were told this is where all the locals come when they come here and also on the side is another deck they hang out on.

This is the view from that side deck – no one bothers them up there!

We had such a fun week with family and told them to FLY back and we would pick them up!

My youngest son Shawn and his wife Trisha.

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Papa’s World – Being positive and bringing humor into your daily life!

Start your day on the funny side of life!

Every day when I post on my Facebook page – I find humor and share it –

hoping to bring a smile to those who I consider family and friends.

Positive thoughts – smiles – humanity – good vibes – bring it all!

I also bring GOOD THOUGHTS each day – no negative vibes – feelings of kindness and giving.

Our life is a short one in the big picture of our planet – make the most of it!

Plant those seeds for future generations!

I hope this brings a smile – good thoughts in a world full of negative happenings!

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PAPA’S WORLD – love – peace, and happiness.

Papa’s World – Dinner on the waterfront – Calabash – Captain Nances.

Shawn – Trisha Autumn Sherry Troy Andrea – family from NWPA!

It was planned for Thursday evening – dinner – on the water – family night – and it did not disappoint!

View of the waterfront – Shrimp boats bring their catches here!
Boats and docks of the fishing fleet of Calabash – you can buy fresh catch – and all the bars and grills serve the fresh catch!
Family gathering – first time for all of them coming this far south to visit.

A little humor for the day!

Sherry Troy and Andrea

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Papa’s World – our dream golfing – this time Oak Island with friends.

Buck – Cindy Sherry – our first time golfing on the island.

We had seen this course when we vacationed here about ten years ago –

and we both said “SOMEDAY”!

Well – that day came and we met our friends Buck and Cindy there –

however – we could look out to the ocean and see a storm – thunder and lightning and

we had some sprinkles!

So we decided to go into the bar & grill – have a drink and wait it out!

Which after some 35 minutes – it looked like it had passed and we began.

I had already hit from the tees father back – and this is number one – this course I like because it is open!
MY GENERATION!

My phone takes a picture and if you hold your finger on it – it actually goes through the swing – I wish you could hear the sound on this tee off by Sherry – SMACK – she connected straight down the fairway.

This one is also her second shot off the fairway – “SEE THE SOUND” as I have been told!

YEP – ME! LOL

It was a good day golfing – the rain did come back on the last two holes but was just a sprinkle –

It was a good first time golfing here and we both want to go back.

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OUR DREAM GOLFING – THIS TIME OAK ISLAND, N.C. WITH FRIENDS!

PAPA – SHERRY – CINDY – BUCK

Papa World – PAPA and SHERRY – BEACH LIFE!

Bring a little humor into your life!

We choose to move to Ocean Isle Beach after living for nine months in North Myrtle Beach –

sixteen miles away.

We are about eight miles to the S.C. – N.C border.

We have access to two beaches within six miles and a half dozen others within thirty minutes!

WE ARE NOW LIVING “BEACH LIFE:!

Strolling the beach or just sitting on the pier at either beach is a dream come true.

We worked a combined 79 1/2 years between us at the same corporation.

We are retired but still have had an internet business for sixteen years –

allowing us to live the life we dreamed about.

We both wanted warm weather as it does not bother us.

We both love the water and the ability to explore and have options each day.

LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS as we call it.

Our goal in life.

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PAPA and SHERRY – Papa’s World – BEACH LIFE!

Papa’s World – Pelicans – sky – just a quiet evening at sunset beach pier!

View looking SW from the pier at Sunset Beach, N.C.

We decided after dinner to drive over the causeway to Sunset Beach –

park and then I had a beer and Sherry had unsweet ice tea –

paid our dollars and walked out onto the pier!

Soon a “V” formation of Pelicans flew overhead – and then another and another!

Pelicans flying with the West sunset.
The waves coming in and the sound they carry!
The calm of the evening – be patient – love – smile – be kind – make a better world.

A quiet evening on the pier – people fishing – people strolling and taking pictures –

surf – sand, and water –

a time to reflect on one’s self!

Papa’s World – Sunset Beach Pier – N.C. SUNSET!

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Papa’s World – happiness – kindness – believe in yourself!

Change happens – embrace it and make it work.

This happens to me – so I word to associate the names!

Smile while passing people – exchange words and greetings – make a difference in your life and those you do not know.

Family is important – stay in touch – meet often.

Distance and life keep us apart – but love and hearts keep us close.

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Papa’s World – Barefoot landing with family!

We decided to have a drink here and they could also shop!

Our family from NWPA came to visit for a week – an almost 15-hour drive!

We walked around and showed them the marina and stopped –

then we decided to have a drink – and LULU’S is a favorite spot for us to relax and people watch.

A mixture of drinks I just had my usual draft!

SMILE – you are in PAPA’S WORLD!
My oldest son Troy!

Trisha – Papa Sherry Autumn

The first time they have been in the south for a visit.

I told them next time they need to fly

not drive 15 hours!

My youngest son Shawn and Sherry

Andrea and Troy

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Papa’s World – Boardwalk on the beach – through the eyes of Andrea!

Andrea – my oldest son’s partner.

I actually graduated with her aunt back in 1967!

She has a keen eye capturing the sights, while they were here for a week.

Andrea and Troy from NWPA!

Capturing Troy on his walk around Boardwalk on the beach.

Walking and shopping – taking in all the tourist stops.

I told them both – next time on a long weekend – fly down and we would pick them up – instead of driving fifteen plus hours!

She captured Troy!

I think she really liked it down here and was excited to see and do different things.

Andrea and Troy

They make for a good couple – a lot in common and seemed to get along well.

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BOARDWALK ON THE BEACH – THROUGH THE EYES OF ANDREA!

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TROY and ANDREA- the “EYES” say it all!

Papa’s World – Family time – BOARDWALK on the BEACH!

Papa – Troy and Autumn – Wonder Works or as I call it – “THE UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE”!

We went to Boardwalk on the beach before they went to a buffet for seafood!

Just walking around and going into stores so they could experience this part of Myrtle Beach.

One of the many bars and grills to enjoy!

Andrea and Trisha

Shawn Andrea and Troy – watching all the large fish in the lake.

Boardwalk on the Beach is a place to go for entertainment – eat and do the rides much like an amusement park.

There is a ton of shopping and fun things to watch and do.

Papa Andrea Autumn Troy and Trisha.

Shawn and Sherry

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My oldest son Troy!

Through the eyes of Andrea

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Papa’s World – Sunset at SUNSET BEACH Pier with family – from NWPA!

Looking NE on Sunset Beach – the reflection from the setting sun in the West.

Our family from NWPA drove 14 1/2 hours to be with us for one week – and the first night –

we took them to Sunset Beach to the pier – to experience the famous Sunset Beach – sunset!

My youngest son – Shawn and myself standing on the pier.
Sherry and Shawn’s step daughter Autumn on sunset beach pier.

The air was warm as was the water at 80 degrees.

Many people come here to fish until midnight when the pier closes.

Family is very important to us – and while they live far away – they remain in our hearts.

Papa – my oldest son Troy and Andrea – Sherry and Trisha and Shawn with Autumn.

THE SUNSET at Sunset Beach, N.C. frfom the pier.

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Papa’s World – PLANT FLOWERS IN YOUR LIFE!

Papa’s World – a place of kindness – no politics – friendship – family & Friends.

I love flowers – planting and feeding them the water for life.

But – I also love making friendships – greeting people with a smile and a hello.

Life is too short – and we are now in the sunset of our own lives.

Our life is a mixture of planting gardens in others’ lives.

Being friends – walking – laughing – sharing thoughts.

The beauty of those plantings is it last and last through time.

One day and one flower at a time – FRIENDS – FAMILY – TOGETHER – making changes in the World.

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Papa’s World – bringing color to the back yard with Crepe Myrtles and Oleander bushes.

I wanted color back here – the builder planted white Crepe Myrtles out front – these are WATERMELLON!
We also replaced all the Pine Straw and moved it to the tree line where we had three Oleanders put in!

They are young plants and hoping they will take hold – watering them everyday – but next year they should bloom

a bright RED againest the back drop of the protected tree line.

The second Crepe Myrtle – all trees in the yard now have stone and brick or edging depending where they are. The ones next to the house are mulched in black and serve as a contrast to the light gray siding.

A quiet neighborhood – but already a man rang the doorbell trying to sell home securtiy!

We are slowly putting in flowers that will come back year to year – hoping to make this area wild but colorful!
This will be a on going work in progress – adding a little bit here and there!

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WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY – FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

Papa’s World – Black Pearl – Cherry Grove – Mini golf with family!

Papa – Troy – Andrea – Sherry – Autumn – Shawn – Trisha took pictures – after we came home from playing mini-golf.

Our families drove some 14 1/2 hours from NWPA to spend a week with us.

We did a lot of exploring – nature walks – resort areas – beach time- sunrise and sunsets.

This day was a nature walk in Cherry Grove before we set out to play mini golf at

“THE BLACK PEARL”!

Selfie by Trisha – Shawn’s wife.

Shawn – Troy, and Papa

It was a fun time – guys vs. gals and we barely won!

Andrea – Sherry, and Autumn

It was a day in the low ’80s – a little breeze and a lot of fun.

A little play on words! LOL

Sherry standing in the BLACK PEARL!
Well – we all have a LITTLE BOY in us! LOL

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BLACK PEARL – MINI GOLF – CHERRY GROVE – WITH FAMILY!

PAPA’S WORLD – MINI GOLF at the BLACK PEARL!

Papa’s World – visiting VAREEN GARDENS with family – priceless!

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Our family from back home in NWPA drove almost fifteen hours to stay with us for a week!

Andrea – Troy – Papa – Shawn – Trisha and Autumn

We decided other than beach time we would take them exploring nature – and the best way for that for us was Vareen Gardens – just across the border in S.C.

You walk the boardwalk across the marsh and come to this area on the ICW – where you can gather shells – make a wish – sign them and hang them from a tree or bush.

There was what is called a KING TIDE and water came up the steps!
Andrea and my oldest son Troy. BEACH LIFE!

We explored the coast – ICW views and the trail then continues across the marsh and into the woods.

My youngest son Shawn

Shawn is a ranked pool player in both Canada and the USA – here taking a selfie!

Troy can build a house from the ground up!

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Papa’s World – Heritage Shores nature walk with family!

In Cherry Grove – North Myrtle Beach is a nature walk over the marsh and onto an island.

My two sons – Troy and Shawn – we had a high tide and rain and part of the paths were ankle-deep in water.
But we managed to make it all the way around except for Sherry – Andrea and Trisha who decided to turn around and go back the way we came.

It was just past here when my oldest son Troy spotted a snake that I did not see!
About to come to the gazebo overlooking the marsh and waterway.

Troy and Andrea take a break and take in the expanse of the bay.

Andrea and Autumn on a viewing deck of the marsh – yes gators are here but never have seen them.

Troy and Andrea exploring another viewing deck.

Walking the path through the bush.

Family

You can see the water on the path here.

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Troy Papa Shawn – sons.
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Papa’s World – On the Groin at Ocean Isle Beach – SUNRISE by the rocks! With Troy and Andrea.

Good morning everyone, from OIB, N.C.

We moved South to the border of N.C. and S.C. where the temperature is more to my liking!

This morning – Sherry and I took my oldest son Troy and his partner Andrea to the East end

of OIB, by the break wall called the GROIN!

Sherry near the GROIN as we wait for the sunrise.

The GROIN was installed last winter to stop the beach erosion.

900 feet long straight out and into the ocean.

Made up of huge granite boulders weighing tons

and lifted by a big crane from beds of huge dump trucks and put in place to form a break wall to stop erosion.

Troy – Andrea and Sherry – waiting for the sunrise coming up over the horizon.

Andrea and Troy standing on the GROIN – hardly any folks about at this time of day.
Troy – giving a thumbs up for this site to watch the sunrise.
The start of the sunrise – a little bit of a breeze with a slight chill.
The GROIN on OIB with the sun peaking on the horizon.

Beyond this rock wall is a lagoon that at low tide turns into a huge tidal pool – only one to two feet deep!

Sunrise over the GROIN at OIB – beautiful – warms your heart!

Sherry – Andrea and Troy enjoying the sunrise – taking pictures and by this time a couple dozen other people had gathered!
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Papa and Sherry – Sunrise on the GROIN with Andrea and Troy at the GROIN on OIB, N.C.

Papa’s World – Sherry and I spending time with my sons and their loved ones!

The first time they have come South to visit from WPA!

We have been planning this for months – both sons will visit at the same time with their loved ones!

Papa – Troy the oldest – Andrea his partner – Sherry – Trisha and Shawn my youngest and his stepdaughter Autumn on the pier at Sunset Beach.

We moved South to NVA in 1999 – both boys stayed in NWPA.

They still work and live there.

It took them 14 1/2 hours to drive down to our new home in Cameron Woods, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Andrea – Troy, and Sherry – on the pier at Sunset Beach, N.C.

They spent a whole week with us – beach time – exploring nature walks – Boardwalk On The Beach and

Barefoot Landing.

Holden Beach – Mary Gone Wild – Calabash waterfront – North Myrtle Beach –

Free open-air concert – Mini Golf – plus many laughs and a few drinks!

Trisha – Autumn, and Shawn at Sunset Beach pier.

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Shawn – Autumn – Andrea and Troy – pier at Sunset Beach.

Trisha and Sherry – pier at Sunset Beach.
YEP – this is ME! LOL

My youngest son – Shawn and Papa.

Andrea and Troy Sunset Beach pier!

Troy Sherry Andrea

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Papa’s World – Mary Gone Wild – Chapter Four!

Mary Paulsen has done this – feeding tens of thousands of children!

Mary Paulsen – MARYS GONE WILD – http://www.marysgonewild.com 2431 Holden Beach Road – Supply, NC.

The Folkart of Mary Paulsen.
Folkart – sold to every state in the Union and all over the world.
Windows painted from the back to the front!

Mary has a unique style – painting from the back of the glass panes to the front so that it looks as if it were painted on the front of the glass pane!

The quilt work look-alike painting!

Room after room after room after room!
Every bit of space is used to display the Folkart!

House after house – was built with bottle walls!

I think someday this all will be very valuable FOLKART!

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Mary Paulsen and Sherry with one of two pieces we purchased – knowing it will go to feeding hungry children!

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Our second piece

MARYS GONE WILD CHAPTER FOUR!

Papa’s World – Mary’s Gone Wild – Chapter two!

Mary has made her life mission to feed hungry children!

Just one of the many rooms that Mary built to hold her Folkart!

The walls – ceilings and floors are all painted with Folkart and anything she can paint on!

But her interest is in glass – window frames – painted from the back mirror image to the front side – what you see here is painted on the back of the glass.

All are bright colors in the Folkart tradition.

Painted like stained glass to be hung so the light shines through them if you want!
Most are titled and signed and dated by Mary Paulsen.
She cuts out the glass – she has no training and says she was inspired by a vision from God.

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Known for her Folkart – Mary has her art in every state of the union and worldwide.

She has donated money from her art to feed tens of thousands of children.

Papa’s World – Mary’s gone wild – Chapter two – next chapter three.

Mary’s Gone Wild – Folkart – 2431 Holden Beach Road SW Supply, N.C. 28462

Papa’s World – Mary’s gone wild – chapter one!

I believe this describes Mary – through her folk art – she has fed tens of thousands of children!

In one of her wild buildings, she made this huge ferry boat and all the little furniture on it!

My only guess is she made this inside the building as there is no way to get it out!

She is unique and a little eccentric.

But – she creates her Folk-Art to feed the hungry children.

Everything on the ferry boat is handmade.

She has a talent for being able to paint mirror images!

On the glass, she paints from the back and it is as if she painted on the front of the glass.

A window pane was painted from the back so it looks as if she painted on the front of it!

Artists from all over the country have come to see how she does this.

And her art is in every state of the union and countries all around the world.

She has many antiques and her walls of buildings are made from bottles!

Wall made from bottles and her art was displayed along with antiques.

Glass blocks painted reverse side – her art is going to be Folk Art lore.
More of Mary’s bottle wall construction.

For 42 years she has constructed buildings to house her art.

Her husband drowned 42 years ago – leaving her with two little children pre-school.

She set up a table and started selling flea market style to survive.

Then she says she had a vision from God to create her art and feed the hungry children.

Her money from her art goes to feed hungry children so she lives a simple life.

She has been written about in magazines and newspapers –

people from all over the world come to buy her paintings and creations.

It is everywhere – floors – ceilings and walls along with her pieces displayed in a random fashion.

Her art is all signed and dated.

MARY’S GONE WILD – chapter one – to be continued.

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Up next – Mary’s gone wild – chapter two.

Located on the highway going onto Holden Beach, North Carolina

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Papa’s World – A little day trip to Holden Beach, N.C.

The public park and dock of Holden Beach, park.

We decided to take a day trip to Holden Beach – to see the facilities for future boat trips on the ICW!

We went into the park right after we crossed the causeway from the mainland.

If we rent a boat we need to check out docks with bathrooms, this one had one.

But – you need to reserve the space to dock!

So we decided if we come this way we could wait to go to the dock across the ICW where Provision company is and wait for someone to leave.

Or we could unload people at the park – and just pull back out and wait for them to use the bathrooms.

We continued on to a bar and grill with a covered top deck and had a drink and lunch!

CHEERS with a view of the ocean across the street!

Another view from the top deck – great day – warm but with a good breeze sitting up there!
We got all the info we needed on our day trip to Holden Beach, N.C.

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Papa’s World – morning walk on Ocean Isle Beach.

This morning – we went for a walk on the beach!

In NMB – we walked the beach every day – here – it is four miles away so it is just easier to walk the neighborhood.

But – every so often we head to the beach and I think we should do this every day!

The air was 82 degrees – the water was 83 degrees!

The water is so warm – but that brings in the Jellyfish – so they have purple flag warnings!

Not crowded at all in the morning!

Walking the surf – sort of lures you in.

Nothing to think about as you walk and hear the waves coming and going.

Sherry walking the surf of OIB – warm water and warm air.

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The news of today is full of sorrow – come to my blog to refresh your thoughts.
The peace and tranquility of a morning walk on the beach – my wife Sherry.

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I share with you those things daily – my hope is you look forward each day to seeing and reading it.

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Papa’s World – Cameron Woods – OIB – another beautiful start to the day!

Morning sunrise – quiet – white clouds – sun peeking through.

We do have fantastic sunrises and sunsets here.

We go to the end of the driveway – look right to the sunrise and then left to the sunset!

Looking West during sunrise – a reflection of the clouds!

It is a quiet neighborhood in this direction at the end of the road – a new phase of construction has begun.

They have already framed and enclosed some sixteen houses –

they have cleared additional lots and put in two new ponds!

A total of seventy-six more homes will be built back there.

The total of Cameron Woods would then be 170 plus homes and about forty-eight attached condos

at the entrance across the street!

A look South East toward the ocean.

We are four miles to the OIB and seven miles to Sunset Beach.

Over twenty golf courses are within fifteen minutes –

many of them twenty-seven holes.

Two of the many reasons we decided to build and live here.

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Papa’s World – Turkey family came to visit!

I just happen to look out the door of the enclosed patio and there they were – two adults and six young ones!
We have seen them all over the neighborhood – and last fall we saw about forty of them!

They do not stay long – just amble about while moving forward.

We also have seen deer – snakes – and lots of birds!

And just like that, they were out of sight!

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