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 – 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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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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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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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 – laughter – smiling – sharing good vibes

Many of us out here – struggle with food and added weight –

going on diets – making pledges and looking in the mirror

Well – at least I found one thing on me that fits every year!

Good day everyone – when I started writing –

first on face book and now this blog

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I said I would write smiles – laughter – family – friends

and adventures and good thoughts.

I have managed to do it most of the time regardless

of the goings on in the World.

I am a positive person – thinking that most things work themselves out

or in a 24 hour time are forgotten and moved on!

I take after my Mom –

one fellow co-worker after I told them about my mother

said “Now I know where you got the calmness and feisty

attitude from!”

I have always had a quiet sense of humor –

but when around close friends

my inner self comes out!

A few beers and a micro phone

Well – have you ever heard a

“OLD LOVE SICK COON HOUND YOWL”!

Well – that would be me!

Along with the humor and good times

family is important to me and my life.

I have two grown sons

and they live in NWPA

I do not get to see them enough since we moved to NVA

But – they have made me a proud dad.

The oldest can build house – beginning to end

by himself if he had too!

The youngest runs his own energy – insulation company

mainly for the State and power companies.

And I also have two grandsons who live across the country.

Close to us are the grand daughters and grandson

who live nearby.

FAMILY is a important part of my blog. MEMORIES!

My wife – both of us have our own thoughts on love –

country – family and social society.

Each in our own way –

but we both understand each other

and support each other

guarding each others back.

That is what love is to me.

My wife was the first to encourage me to write

as she was the first to encourage me to join face book.

She told me I had to put these writings – memories in a safe place

and she told me that I had too many friends and people

asking her on face book how I was & saying hello.

I am glad I listened – now I have all these friends

and blog posts – that can be read by future generations!

That is why my blog exists – my writings preserved

My memories of my life for our kids to read and see in pictures.

To date I have 259 members to my blog site.

Everytime I blog – they get a email

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Papa’s World – there was a time I stayed up late!

Back in my younger days – I started out working second shift –

only a little bit different –

I was scheduled to work 10 hour shifts – for 6 1/2 years!

My hours were 3:00 PM. to 1:00 AM. !

We ate on the fly so I was told – a paid lunch of 20 minutes!

So – my days were like mixed up from my inner clock.

I would get home – in bed by 2:00 AM. and up by 6:00 AM.

I had a son who was always up – so we would eat breakfast

and then I would take him for a walk up the street

to my parents house and read the morning paper!

Troy & Shawn my sons

Troy was my little buddy –

he would hold my hand as we walked up the street

You see – I had a apartment on Main Street

and my childhood home was a short walk up the North Main Street

in a little town in NWPA called Eldred.

Population 800 to 1000 people and everyone knew everyone.

If you saw the movie “Stand By Me” –

well it was a lot like that!

Donna – me – Bill – Roger and my mother Mary

Mom & Dad lived there for years – we were raised there

Here is the front porch and my sister and her husband

lived right next door.

In 1971 I bought a church and the house that went with it!

I turned the Sunday school rooms into two apartments

and then tore the church down.

I had managed to move six months or so before the ’72 flood

Which flooded main street almost up to the second story apartment.

Our little town was cut off by the flood waters from the outside

for over two weeks!

I was off work for almost three weeks

but the house and church sat on some of the highest ground

on North Main Street!

My mother actually had water come over the tracks behind her house!

It had never been that high!

My younger years are gone – staying up late

riding motorcycles

bars – music – dancing staying out late.

Playing softball – basketball – volleyball

Now it is walking – reading – traveling –

visiting friends and places on my bucket list.

My life is blessed for all that I have been able to do.

And even though I no longer wish to go out –

I do wish to go out and see our friends

to see new places and feel life.

Life has come a circle only with different meanings

and yes – I go to bed early and rise up early

for I love what each new day brings

another adventure and cross one more off my bucket list!

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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 – Sheltering Day#56 – birthday!

May 7th. 2020 – 71 years old – Pandemic – Social Distancing

Guess I am always going to remember this one!

My wife Sherry – made it a very special day – but she messed up –

and two days before – let the cat out of the bag.

We were going to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING –

BUT – we were going to use our patio which is very large

over 500 square feet and enclosed by a fence and the house

and each family of grand kids will come at specific times

so no one is here at the same time!

My little buddy would also be here
Bode – this picture taken two years ago
gosh – how I miss them all

The first family of Mike – Debby – Maddy – Ella and Sarah

came at 12:30 pm. They parked outback – walked around the back yard

and into the patio –

where we had seating for everyone but at least six feet apart.

They gave me cards they had made – the three girls –

they always make me special crafted cards.

I cherish them and save each one.

Have since they were little!

Now the whole family except Ella – eats very little meat

so we ordered a pizza delivery –

we paid on the site and they delivered

they do not even see you or knock

they text that the pizza is by the front door and then drive off!

We had also fruit – gluten free chips – salsa – wheat less pretzels

And my favorite cake that we made a special trip to WEGMENS

White coconut cream cake! ( which has been years since I had)

We celebrated by each staying in our own seats – laughing –

and then the text – the second group were on their way.

Time to leave – no hugs – but lots of smiles – kind words.

They left – and then it was time to see the little ones and their parents

same routine – the little ones have followed their older cousins

each in turn made special cards and gave to me

(Tammy – Marcus – Taylor – Cassidy & Bode !

How I miss them all.

They dressed up – the little ones – just for this occasion.)

I guess at my age I am sentimental – but to me –

these are the best presents – the cards

for years and years I have saved them!

It will be fun one day to bring them all out and show them

when they are all grown up!

We spent two hours just the same as we did with the older ones.

Sheltering in place on my birthday – strange no hugs –

no handshakes – but – the smiles and laughs.

Earlier I had gotten a call –

From my two sons back in NWPA –

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD” !

I AM BLESSED – my wife made this all happen –

And the boys called me!

What more could I ask for –

A PUZZLE!

Sherry got me another puzzle – 500 pieces!

And a new warm pull over shirt –

which in this freaky Spring of rain and cold

I SHALL WEAR!

Sheltering in place Day# 56 – best birthday ever –

now to get busy and put PUZZLE # 8 together

glad when this is all over!

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Papa’s World – when birthdays come in three’s

GOOD MORNING

Everyone celebrates their birthday on a special day !

It is very rare to celebrate your birthday with your child !

But – how rare is it to celebrate your birthday

with TWO of your children !!!

Taylor – Tammy – Cassidy
all share the same day
September 3rd.

Nine years ago the twins were born –

43 years ago – Tammy was born –

all on September 3 rd. !!!

Cassidy and Taylor

The twins had to be delivered early

The doctor said Taylor was growing and Cassidy wasn’t !

And so it has been all their lives

They grow at the same pace now

Taylor and Cassidy

Alike but different – same as their size –

one athletic ( Cassidy ) Gymnastics –

one who loves and rides horses ( Taylor )

both who adore their mother and MORMOR ( SHERRY ) Mothers mother !

Tammy and Sherry

Tammy – played basketball – soccer and in the marching band growing up !

Tammy in the marching band all those years ago

Today – she runs her own business –

Two of them actually

One Health and Nutrition

as a Sales Coordinator for the Juice Plus Company

Tammy at her own store
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The other is her own store she opened up over a year ago !

A kids consignment

dealing in only upscale clothing ages 3 months to size 14 !

Her store is open six days a week and she has four part time employees !

Cassidy
so little
but so feisty
Taylor
so loving – so mature

So all have the same day as a birthday means days and days of celebrations

Daughter and Mother

Mother and daughter so much alike!

Marcus and Tammy
husband and wife

Marcus – our son in law – daddy to the kids !

Cassidy -Tammy and Taylor
the birthday party at our house
and Bode’s hand
Fit bits from us
they were so excited
and wear them every day
trying to out do each other
in steps !!!!
The little guy
Bode watching
he and Cassidy
are two peas
in a pod !!!!

As the years pass – we have a door upstairs –

on the back of that door recorded with dates and names

are their heights and weight

both progress the same

from the 1 lb. 14 ozs. of Taylor at birth

and the 1lb. 2 ozs.of Cassidy at birth

it has not changed !

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The three
one for three
three for one

Sherry – Certified Health Coach

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR THREE !!!

Thank you

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