We watched their children grow up – we played league volleyball with them – we golfed with them –
we vacationed with them and they have visited us in our new home.
We have stayed in touch – we play cards and games –
Western New York –
Steve and Elaine Starks – for the past 35 plus years.
Before Sherry and I were married – Lynda and Fred were my friends – Fred and I graduated together –
our friendship started in Jr. High School all those years ago.
Today – it has been some 54 years and Lynda some 48 t0 50 years.
They now live in Melbourne Florida on the Indian River.
We met up the last time just before the Pandemic.
Little Palm Bay – Florida.
We first met them at Community Lutheran Church in Sterling Va.
Sherry and Nancy were part of a group of ladies who called themselves THE HENS!
They would meet once a week for lunch and a movie.
John is an opera singer and leader in whatever church over the years they have attended.
They moved to Charleston S.C before we moved and we have stopped and spent time with them.
They have visited us when we were in the condo and we have gotten together a couple times
halfway between Charleston and Ocean Isle Beach. John and Nancy Standbridge White.
Point Pleasant, S.C.
We were neighbors back in Pleasant Acres Drive in Portville N.Y.
We moved in next door to them in 1987.
We had known them before that.
We saw their family grow up as they also watched ours.
We would visit them in their home in Magnolia Greens – Leland – Wilmington N.C.
We always dreamed of moving South and they are one of the main reasons we did.
We play golf weekly or try to.
They would visit us in NVA – Karaoke – golf – a few drinks and tours of DC.
Now – almost 40 years and still great friends!
Claudia was part of the HENS lady group with Sherry – and we got to know Jim – who has developed Data centers ( the first) in Ireland.
Claudia is a beautiful singer and her and her sons would sing in the Irish pubs and inns.
Jim has been a top executive in many known companies and today is nearing retirement.
We plan on them to visit us in the future and look forward to it.
They have lost over 150 combined lbs. following Sherry’s shreds of sugar and eating healthy.
We had dinner with them over the Christmas Holiday.
Claudia and Jim Martin
From Reston Va.
Ginger is another member of the Hens lady group and her hubby works from home.
We golfed together in NVA and visited each other – took excursions – and after we moved –
They sold their home in Reston Town center, Va.
They purchased a cottage in the far North of Maine –
and Ginger inherited a condo in Sarasota Florida.
Today they spend Summers in Maine and Winters in Sarasota.
We will go to Florida in February to spend a few days
They are in negotiations to build a home outside of Leland N.C. a short distance from Buck and Cindy.
We have already introduced them to each other and plan on future golf outings!
Jason and Ginger Priti Childs from Maine and Florida.
We moved in right beside them in 1988.
Pleasant acres drive in Portville N.Y.
Twelve and one-half years we were neighbors!
Many fun times – playing pranks on each other – parties – talking across the fence – they also were close friends to Buck and Cindy.
Racing power ride mowers up and down the street.
Today they are owners of a National Painting Company –
Called Mike John Painting.
We still get together – seeing them in the old neighborhood or visiting them at their second home on Lake Chautauqua in WNY.
We still laugh at all the old times – and are trying to get them to visit us here.
Maybe after all the Pandemic – time will tell.
Mike and Carol John – Portville N.Y.
Sherry and Paul graduated together from Smethport, Pa. H.S.
While Jo was a year behind me at Otto-Eldred H.S.
We did not know the connection until about ten years ago – we attended Sherry’s H.S. reunion
and she introduce me to Paul who in turn introduced Jo to us.
Since that time we have met up in Tucson Az. where they live and also they came for a week to our home in NVA and we toured the DC area!
They took us all over Tucson – Sedona – and Az. in a three-day trip ending up at their home in Tucson.
We get together at their reunion in Smethport Pa.
Paul and Jo Peterson – Tucson Az.
Dottie I knew first some 45 years ago – she and Jim are some of our oldest friends
These three together – many – many good times –
We watched their kids grow up – we vacationed together and Dottie is from Eldred where I grew up.
All the good times we have had together – singing – WINE – the three of them!
I have known Jimmy before Sherry and I was married – some 45 years ago.
Jim and I played softball together in the mid to late ’70s.
He also grew up in Eldred Pa.
We worked together at the American Olean Tile Company and I attended their wedding.
Today – we all are best friends with Buck and Cindy – they knew them from before we knew them.
When we get together it is Karaoke – games – fun and laughter and Golfing – beaching!
Much as you see in this picture on Sunset Beach.
Dottie and Jim Brown – Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our newest friends – our neighbors in Cameron Woods Community – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.
Although we have been friends for the least amount of time – we have already introduced them
to Buck and Cindy and Dottie and Jim.
We walk together in the mornings – watch sports at Chubby Budda –
Have dinner out and have taken them to Fat Harolds in NMB.
Spent time at the beach and at each other’s homes as they are here part-time in the winter.
We also have one thing in common – they are from WNY and have a cottage on Rushford Lake.
They know Olean and Portville and the golf courses back there.
Many of the places to eat and are BILLS fans and BONAS fans.
So we have a lot in common!
Daine and Steve Zimmerman – from Rushford Lake – WNY and Cameron Woods – OIB, N.C.
My oldest true friend – going back to the first grade – 66 years ago!
We played sports – sleepouts – running the streets after curfew –
drinking buddies ( some legal – most not)
Gone through marriages – divorces and new marriages.
Vacationed together – he is the godfather to my first son.
Today – Pam and Bob – we have reconnected through our class reunion some 15 years ago.
We have met up at different locations – they stayed with us in NVA.
They have stayed with us in OIB and Cameron Woods – Pam has gone with Sherry –
for a girl’s retreat in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
We now are golfing together as they have taken it up.
They now are RVING it during the Winter months.
Bob and Pam(PJ) Goodman – from Exter N.H.
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All the friends we have together – we are truly BLESSED!!!