Papa’s World – when you get excited – see some Jimmy Buffet – relax – it will be OK!

We had been touring – listening to advice from friends

strangers – and our landlord!

We were visiting different housing neighborhoods

and came across one that we THOUGHT would be IT!

So much so that we actually had the salesman contact his manager.

Could we purchase the lot next to the model

which currently was a parking lot for the model

and place the exact home on that lot

facing the big water view pond

for the exact price of the model?

Well – we left with a package and a wait for a answer.

We were six miles from Broadway on the beach

which meant 7 miles and 15 minutes to the Ocean and beach.

Exactly what we were looking for!

And it would be a brand new home – not to big –

but – as we drove away – it was five miles to a store for food!

A perfect storm so to speak – but a little far to go and buy bread with traffic.

However – it was enticing and more so when we got the email.

“YES” was the answer and they discounted that lot by $5000.00!

Then – we heard JIMMY sing – about the HURRICANE

and this HURRICANE started to rain

into that MARGARITA GLASS

and the whole place sang along!

But the rest of the email read-

“CLOSING WOULD BE JUNE OR JULY”!

8 or 9 months away!

We listened to the song and reflected on our choice

it was there but a little out of reach.

We decided there listening to Jimmy Buffet

calm down – enjoy the journey

for we have only just begun.

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Papa’s World – A little game called MASH BALL!

Starting the week – I had no idea what it was –

sort of a small version of Beer Pong!

At first they played it on the cement pad around the pool

which got really hot!

Then they found some “NOODLES”

that had been thrown away by the previous guests in the garbage

and rigged it up to float!

That was a game saver!


Everyone took their turn – if you won – you played on!

Hours and hours in the shallow end

just dip down in the water to cool off!

You kept one hand on the floating game board to keep it steady

and there were ten open cups

When you put a ball in the open cup

you placed a red dish in it –

when you filled all ten red cups

you won the game!

Mash Ball on one end – then the deep part – and then shallow again
After Mash Ball was over then nap time was over and the little ones came out to play
Little ones with parents and grand parents
Kathy and Katie
Sherry with Sarah and Ella

Pool time became more and more as it got really hot on the beach.

A couple guys would go and set up on the beach

but with little kids – it was easier by the pool

the sand was so hot – even with sandal’s on

It would burn your toes!

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Papa’s World – growing up the grand daughters!

Sherry Ella Sarah

She had hoped they would choose to come with us!

The oldest – Maddy – decided to stay home and work.

She starts her second year of college

at the University of Lynchburg in August.

Sherry Ella Sarah

They have been a main part of our lives since they were born.

Maddy will soon turn twenty –

Ella just turned 17 and Sarah will be 14.

Ella Sarah Sherry

Sherry is tall at 5′ 9″ and Ella has nearly caught her!

Ella & Sherry

Ella now stands at 5′ 8 1/2 ”

and I do not know if she is done growing

it seems in the last year she has gained 4 inches!

Sarah

Now Sarah is growing fast – she already has reached her Mother’s height.

At 5′ 6 ” she I think will be as tall or taller than Ella!

Which means they both are almost Sherry’s Height!

Sherry Sarah Ella Papa

And then there is Taylor – one of the twin girls

for our other daughter Tammy.

Taylor looks to me that she will end up taller than all of them!

She loves horses and horse back riding and at 9 years old

Is already almost 5′ tall!

Sherry and Ella

But for now – it is Sherry and Ella.

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Papa’s World – continued Sand bridge – beach!

Each group was separated on the beach – our group is the middle one.

Sherry back at the beach house

Sherry is tall at 5′ 9″ –

But the first of the grand children to match her is Ella!

It seems in the last year she has grown 6 inches!

And at 13 Sarah is catching up at 5′ 6″!

And we have another one younger at 9 years old

is Taylor whom I think will be the tallest including Sherry!

Sarah at 13!

We have five grand daughters and one grand son from Debby and Tammy!

Ages 19 – 17 – 13 – 9 (twins) and the boy 5!

The little ones loved Sarah and Ella.

Our group space on the beach.

As you can see – we set up and no one came close to being beside us.

The beach here is very wide and we were just outside the local beach.

When I walked up the beach – they also were social distancing.

Nicky – Sherry & Nate.

Being three floors and a outside pool area – we were never crowded.

And we would tend to have part of the people head to the beach

others staying at the pool or going golfing – walking.

I never saw anyone not with a mask on by the shops or in them.

Grand mother and grand daughter
An almost empty beach

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Toes in the sand – drink in the hand – life is grand!

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Papa’s World – homeless – beach vacation – part two.

Sherry Sarah Ella Tom

Our first full beach day was on a Monday!

The whole week would end up warm – hot – a few showers

and fantastic lightening and thunder shows over the ocean

and behind the house!

From the beach a view of our house in the middle

We were just South of the public beach access –

and when I walked up there – groups and families were spread out.

As it was where we set up – everyone seemed to have marked

off their own space 15 to 25 feet from anyone else.

Our little space on this expanded beach

We walked both ways – and people respected your space.

No need as far as we were concerned to wear masks on the beach.

It was wide open – we were not near anyone

and the wind was always blowing.

Besides – everyone in our house had quarantined before coming.

Everyone worked from home or had tests.

As you can see – not that many people around.

Unless you were by the water – you needed foot wear for the sand

which was very hot!

Sarah looking for shells

It was in the low to high 90’s all week.

With one day over 100 and heat index of 104!

It would sprinkle a little then go away

at night we would have lightening shows out over the ocean!

Ella going in the ocean

There was a problem of Jelly Fish

but from what I have read

it is all the way up and down the Carolina’s and Va. coasts

Ella did get stung twice as did Sarah.

I went to the lifeguard and they sent a EMT over.

He applied a heat pack and told us to get her to a hot shower

or a hot tub which we did.

That seemed to cure it.

Several other people also got stung!

Ella 17 Sarah almost 14 Sherry

Sherry is 5′ 9″ and the girls have or are catching up!

This Navy ship was there for several days
Sarah Ella Papa

All in all – the beginning of the vacation week –

was more or less worry free.

We had met those we did not know

All had social distanced

and we were confident going forward we had made the right choice.

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Th adventure of the homeless vagabonds continue.

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Papa’s World – MERMAID CLUB – DO NOT ENTER

You see – they have this club – the little ones that is –

called “THE MERMAIDS” – you must believe in order to enter !

The CLUB rules

It’s a rare club – only those ( the girls ) are allowed in – but little Bode – is a guest – but not a Mermaid !

Bode – a guest – just how can you keep him out !!!

The club was formed a few years ago – there was a planning session – at a Soccer game ( Maddy’s) and they convened – making it hush – hush !

Looking up club rules for the MERMAID CLUB

RULE # ONE – you must believe – you must recite the chant – and like water!

Maddy and Ella

Even though you like water – you can not belong if you do not believe – just ask Maddy and Ella – who were left out !

THE CLUB

The club ‘ s picture was drawn just before we checked out on the turn around – declaring the member’s.

The main three

As the years go by – and they continue to grow up –

“THE MERMAID CLUB ” will always be a part of it –

imagination – the remembering their youth – innocence –

three little girls and one boy.

ON THE BEACH – ALL SIX GRAND KIDS

My memory shall be not only the MERMAID CLUB –

but sharing a week – smiling – watching – seeing them come together –

and one little boy in awe of his sisters and cousins – looking at them !

Tom & Sherry – PAPA & MORMOR

This blog is about family memories –

a time that I have put down in writing – and photo’s –

to share but foremost –

a place to look back on and reflect on just another day in my life.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do –

memories are a test of time

Having a place to read and see them is priceless !

Thank you !

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