Papa’s World – Thanksgiving day walk on Sunset Beach – N.C.

Sherry and her sister Debbie

Auntie as we call her – came to spend four days with us over Thanksgiving – we kept her busy!

Fat Harolds – Carolina Opry – beach – shopping – Boundry House to eat – Christmas boat flotilla –

Ocean Isle Beach golf cart parade – more shopping and exploring the upper end of OIB.

It was a good four days – tired but got a lot in.

Beach access and Sunset Beach pier.
That would be me and Sherry!
For Thanksgiving day – there were quite a few people on the beach and a couple in the water!

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Papa’s World – Photos of the family – historic Lynchburg, Va.

Mother and daughters – Tammy – Sherry, and Debby

We had a family get-together at an Airbnb in Lynchburg, Va. to watch our granddaughters play college soccer vs. each other.

We walked the historic area and came across what is called ART ALLEY!

ART ALLEY with Tammy – Ella – Debby – Mike – Sarah and Sherry.

This is all done by artists of the area – bright – colors – designs and paintings!

Sarah and Ella – Sarah H.S. Sophomore – Ella – college Sophomore!
Tammy’s jacket on a pole and Debby’s phone set up for a family picture!

Family picture.

Papa and family!

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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 – oldest granddaughters and parents visited.

The Myers family – Debby – Mike – Maddy – Ella and Sarah – from Lake Holiday – Winchester, Va.

They came for a short visit – the first time for Mike and Sarah.

Sarah is the youngest at 15 years old.

Then Ella at 18 years old and Maddy at 21 years old.

Here they are under the pier at OIB.

Sarah – how she has grwon – almost 5’10 – funny – laughing and full of unbounded energy.
Sarah and Maddy – on OIB beach- all the girls are sports-minded – Sarah is in track and field.
Sarah, who had years of dance.

Ella also is 5’10” and will start her Sophomore year at Randolph College –

where, as a Freshman, she started and played soccer at mid-field.

Maddy – will be a senior and three-year starter at the University of Lynchburg, in soccer.

She is co-captain this coming year –

Proud parents – Debby and Mike Myers

The time here is going so fast but they will be back in the future.

It is hard to get everyone together as college- H.S. – breaks all differ and Mike is a teacher and his breaks are different.

But we found out the two oldest will play against each other in September as they did last year.

A trip up to Va. is in the future to watch them.

The sky at night from our front yard.

A very good day bonding and gathering on the beaches –

family time together –

The Myers from Lake Holiday, Va.

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Our life over the years – FAMILY!

An early picture of me holding my niece and my little brother – both have passed away – in fact – all my close family except two nieces and two great nieces are gone that I grew up with.
A early picture in the ’50’s of my older brother Roger on the basketball team. He also has passed on.

My early childhood was spent in a little town in NWPA called Eldred.

Near the NYS border and just across the mountain from Bradford-

home of Kendall – Penns oil – Quaker State and the South Penn oil fields.

My older brother Roger and myself in The Villages shortly before he passed away.

Growing up here was like the movie “STAND BY ME”

I had friends like that – and road my bike everywhere!

Curfew for me was
BE HOME BEFORE THE STREET LIGHTS COME ON”!

My brother in law Bill and my sister Donna – both gone but not forgotten. Bill was once interviewed by Larry King – he was a truck driver but also the Chief of Police and later Mayor – Mr. King found that to be a interesting story!

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Papa’s World – Our granddaughters – Maddy and Cassidy.

One is the oldest granddaughter while the second is the youngest granddaughter with her twin sister.

One is in her third year at University of Lynchburg – Enviromental Engineering major.

One is in the fifth grade – so caring she calls or zooms her grandmother almost every day.

One starts at the attack front position for the ranked lady soccer hornets soccer team.

And had played in 13 games as a freshmen – started her Sophomore year and again as a junior.

One moved to sit beside her older cousin at the soccer game.

Both are dear to our hearts!

Cassidy with MARLEY – the newest addition to her family!
Always smiling – always caring – always protective of her brother – just who she is. Cassidy
Maddy – a junior at the University of Lynchburg – Environmental Engineering – playing soccer and carrying above a 3.80 GPA! Next to Papa in the picture.
Number 13 – left front attacker – crossing a dribble with her left foot to get around a defender. On a top 25 team in the Division III national polls.

Granddaughters – oldest to youngest – youngest admires the oldest – both exceptional to us –

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Papa’s World – boating on Lake Holiday, Cross Junction, Va. with family.

The boat marina at Lake Holiday!

Our first overnight stop was with our family at Lake Holiday – the Myers family.

The only one missing was Sarah and Maddy had her college roommate spending a few days with them.

Debby and Mike – Megan ( roommate ) Maddy – Ella you can not see.

We cruised the lake for about an hour – most of it at slow speed and it was very warm,

both the air and the water.

Papa, enjoying a little speed on the lake!
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Papa’s Word – when your kids finally buy the boat after sixteen years – BOAT – BOAT – we are coming home!

They have lived in a lake community for sixteen years and recently one of the boat slips

became available and their name came up to have it!

For years and years, they have wanted to have a boat but would have to tow it

down to the marina to launch.

Mike and the new boat.

So – they decided to go ahead and buy this boat and surprise the kids!

DREAMS do come true – keeping the FAITH! Debby!

With the two older girls in college playing soccer and one as a freshman in H.S.

It was time to take the leap – summer is going to be so fun!

Ella Mike Debby Sarah Maddy – the Myers family.

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Papa’s World – Everywhere I look – I see a story!

When I gaze at people – objects – pictures – I see something to write about.

I do not know if this is a common thing with others

but with me – when I write a blog – I have no idea what it will be until I look at a photo.

Then it just pops into my mind and I start.

Little CASSIDY – here perhaps 3 years old – today 11 years old.

She was a little spitfire – always running – but when smaller – if she wanted down –

she would start squirming in your arms and you get the feeling you would drop her.

Today – she is fast – and very talented – she makes things from watching YOUTUBE!

But here I see the kind heart – the one who calls her MORMOR to talk.

The one who knows exactly when you will arrive and when you will leave.

I see stories to be told about her – in my mind –

PAPA and SHERRY

My greatest inspiration to write – was my wife – who encouraged me to write it all down.

So – today – you read what I write –

A journal of our lives – daily – so that those coming in the future know what and who we were.

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Papa’s World – Family memories of back home!

Madison Margo Myers – our oldest granddaughter – today she is 21 years old.

Maddy as we call her – has been with us all week for her Spring break –

this makes me smile as she chooses to spend it with us.

She has been named one of four captains for the fall soccer season

at the University of Lynchburg in Va.

She will be a senior and made the all-conference third team as a Sophomore

and second-team all-conference as a Junior.

This summer she will travel to Costa Rico with her team to play three scrimmages

one of which is against the National Olimpic – World cup team!

She was about ten years old in this picture –

today she carries a 3.80 GPA in Engineering Science!

Tammy – Marcus – Cassidy and Taylor before Bode.

We stayed with them for three months after we sold our home and moved to N.C. – S.C.

They are twins – not identical – and born early – three-plus pounds each!

Today they are 11 years old – and Taylor has shot up – almost as tall as her mother.

Cassidy plays soccer as does Bode – Taylor rides horses!

Cassidy makes things – really great things by watching UTUBE!

Taylor reads tons of books and her favorite is Harry Potter – she is at the 11th. grade reading level.

Tammy Taylor Cassidy and the witch for the Halloween party.

The innocence of youth in this picture!

They will all be coming down next month ( April) for Spring break

and trying to find a way for them to spend a week here in the summer.

It will all work out as they did last summer and they had such a good time!

Marcus Tammy and Sherry and I at a Jason Aldean concert a short distance from where we lived

We do miss these times but more than makeup for it when they come to visit.

Family is and has always been important to us.

As they all come to visit – smiles and hugs make the distance shorter.

Daughters Debby – Tammy and mother Sherry

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Papa’s World – through time – family pictures.

We have at times had group family pictures – not often – but a few!
The family is outside a fence in our yard in Brambleton, Va.

This one was taken right after our little Bode was born – the first grandson on this side of the family.

It was also the same time I got a haircut – scalping from a lady – before I could stop her – she just started to lop it off.

I had not had my haircut that short since my father cut it while I was young!

This one was taken at Debby and Mikes’s house at Lake Holiday – Cross Junction, Va.

It was a themed red dress-up for Christmas – we always spend Christmas together at one or another’s home.

And that still is the case even though we are far away – we travel back to their homes.

Living life to the plus – family – always tight – always sharing memories.

FAMILY

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Papa’s World – Memory of GIGI and family vacations.

GIGI – Sherry’s mother – Barb

Many times when her father was alive – we would go on vacation with them –

then when he passed away – we continued taking GIGI with us where ever we went.

The grandchildren all loved their GIGI – and today – the grandkids call Sherry – MORMOR – Swede for MOTHERS – MOTHER

You see GIGI ( Barb) was Swede through and through – her mother was born in Sweden.

In Mount Jewett where they lived – was an early Swedish settlement from immigrants.

The men in 1886 built a replicant of an eight-sided Swedish church – and the one in Sweden still stands as does the one called Mount Nebo in Mount Jewett – in NWPA!

Every year in that little town in NWPA – a Swedish festival is held.

Both Barb and Bill at one time were the king and queen of that festival.

GIGI – holding Taylor – Maddy holding Cassidy – Sarah and Ella

Memories of GIGI for the grandkids was she was always laughing – smiling – red cheeks –

Holding her hand as they walked or climbing up and sitting beside her.

Learning how to sing a song in Swedish and singing it to her.

Those are memories not lost – but retained in our minds.

GIGI is ever there watching over us.

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Papa’s World – Memories from a tight-knit family!

A word of wisdom I follow above – enjoy Papa’s World!

We are and have been a tight-knit family – mother and daughters – admiration – close – loving.

Tammy Sherry Debby

Both daughters follow in their mother’s footsteps in Health and Nutrition –

Tammy has her own consignment business for children in name brands only.

She also runs two internets at home businesses –

Debby is a leader and Certified Health Coach and has her own internet stay-at-home business.

She is a QMND for the Juice Plus Company and a leader in Team Generations.

Sherry and Papa with the kids of Tammy and Debby – our grandkids.

The family concept is born from Sherry and her parents whom she was very close to.

She is much like her dad in his dreams of having his own businesses throughout the years.

She has his smile and tall thin build – she has her mothers youthfulness –

and growing up – they looked like each other when she was young.

Sherry – her mother Barb and her father Bill – her sister Debbie next to me and her uncle Rusty.

The girls were small – Tammy was just five and Debby ten-

second marriage for us both.

Here Tammy second from the left and Debby holding her nephew, Cousins Kristie, and Bethany & Natalia.

Aunt Ceil on the end.

We were married on June 25th. 1982

being engaged for one year.

A family to this day very – very close.

They all are!

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Paps’ World – Tight family memory pictures!

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This blog is dedicated to memories that I have of family – friends and our life in general!

Here you will find positive – friendly – and good thoughts – the World needs that!

If you look beyond this blog and into my site – you will find almost 800 blogs!

498 members – all over the USA and the World!

This is me – keeping a daily journal for future generations to look back on and see and read.

This is who we are – a TIGHT FAMILY!

Mother and daughters and five of the grandkids! Sherry!

We now reside in N.C. close to the border of S.C – about 30 minutes to North Myrtle Beach!

We moved from NVA where we all lived in the area.

Sherry with five granddaughters and one grandson.

Our family is very close and they stay in contact.

The two older granddaughters are in college and both start on their college soccer teams.

One is a Freshman in H.S. and aspires to dance and the arts.

The twins are close – one rides horses(bareback) and wants to go to Equestrian school –

The younger can make anything off of Youtube and is very artistic and also into gymnastics.

The only grandson – no socks – no shoes – no shirt – no problem – all boy –

soccer – baseball – sports – golf – all-around athlete.

All life – all humans – love is happiness in Papa’s World.
The grandkids and Papa and Sherry.

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Papa’s World – past memories – friends and family.

Two of my oldest friends – Bob and Jim

Bob and I went to grade school together – Jim and I played softball together in the mid to late ’70s

We have stayed friends all these years and got together to play golf!

Papa and Cindy

We have traveled the world with Cindy and Buck – always an adventure – always laughter – salute!

One half of my youngest son’s company

He runs a company that makes elderly peoples homes more energy efficient through state grants

and grants from power companies.

The other half is audits of homes for people to apply for grants.

He works seven days a week / covering the whole western side of Pa.

My oldest son runs the insulation half of the business –

and is taking state courses and exams to start auditing.

Jim and Sherry singing Karaoke

The three couples have been friends for 40 years – Dottie and Jim – Buck and Cindy.

When we all moved away from WNY and WPA – we stayed in touch and took turns hosting.

And we always sang songs – laughed and golfed!

Dotttie and Jim – Sherry and Papa – Cindy and Buck

Now we live in N.C. some 32 miles away from Buck and Cindy –

we try to golf once a week

and we all still get together – after all these years. FRIENDS FOR LIFE!

Taylor – Tammy and Marley

Family is such a big part of our lives – once or twice a week – zoom calls with the little ones & Marley!

Tammy is like her mother – she owns her own business – 529KidsConsignmentsLoudoun –

and she also has two internet businesses while raising three little ones and the new puppy!

Sherry – Certified Health Coach – owner http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

Now retired some NINE YEARS – my inspiration and my coach on living healthy

The REASON I am alive today!

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Papa’s World – Part two – When you push pause – MEMORIES come alive!

This is part two – when we pause the TV – all of a sudden the screen saver becomes MEMORIES –

Pictures start rolling through of the past and we find ourselves just watching them!

Fourteen years ago – the Myers family.

Today they are grown up – two in college – one in H.S. “MEMORIES”!

Today the Myers family – “MEMORIES” to be made.

Today – college for two – H.S. for the other – camping – hiking – sunrises – sunsets and campfires.

Seven years ago – Christmas past – all six grandkids
Today Christmas present with all six grandchildren.

Time has passed – memories and now new memories.

LOVE THIS!

So many memories – so many great times – so many thoughts – so much love – so much family!

Ten years ago – Tammy and the twins
Eight years ago – the twins
Six years ago – the twins
And now this past Christmas – the twins and Bode.

Past memories – present memories in the making – PUSH PAUSE – and sit back and watch!

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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 – FAMILY Christmas 2021 memories.

Youngest daughter Tammy – her daughter Cassidy and Sherry – MORMOR – MOTHERS MOTHER! SWEDISH.

We traveled back to NVA for two weeks to spend time with family.

Little Cassidy would zoom often and give her MORMOR the countdown in days and sleeps!

All SIX on Christmas day in Lake Holiday – Cross Junction – Va.

We gathered the day of Christmas to all celebrate together – dinner – presents – games.

Christmas eve at the Krohn’s in Leesburg Va.

A celebration with Marcus’s family – dinner and gift opening – white elephant gift!

Debby Tammy Ella

I thought two weeks would be a long time – but it went by really quick – family time!

The manger scene in Tammy and Marcus house – made by Sherry’s father Bill – is always with us.

Her father made one for family members – we also have one at our house.

We brought the pine combs with us picking them off the ground in Cameron Woods –

the three little ones decorated them into small Christmas trees!

What we always do – family hikes – warm Christmas day. Sherry – patriarch of the family.

Our family is into health – nutrition – exercising – walking running – for the past sixteen years!

A Christmas time celebration family-style – here’s to you!

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Papa’s World – Family past and present!

WE ARE HERE!

Family is and has been our lives. Tight family ties – long distance now – but just a ZOOM away!

The twins when they stayed a year with us with their parents. MEMORY I cherish!

There was a time between houses that they stayed with us in Brambleton, Va.

Tight families do that.

Today – with their cousins Sarah and Ella and their little brother Bode – the twins!

They now are eleven years old – one taller – one who cares for her baby brother –

One who loves riding and grooming horses and reading –

one who is so artistic – making things like her MorMor –

One who is so gentle with the puppy and training her-

One that is in constant contact with us.

TWINS WHO ARE GROWING UP IN SEPARATE WAYS!

Family and Marley – who knows where Bode is off to! LOL
BODE and his MAMA
BODE – the golfer – soccer player and brother to his sisters.
Bode – the only grandson among the five granddaughters.

Today – they all are growing up so fast – where has the time gone?

Today – we are far away – but yet so close with zoom and calls.

Trips are made both ways – family bond – family tight – family!

FAMILY – THE KROHNS – another Christmas – family bond!

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Papa’s World – family past to the present.

Mike and Debby – competing in the Spartan race – one of three they did.

They run – work out – be healthy – eat good nutrition – compete and bring their girls up that way.

Debby and Shawna

Making new friends – exercising – running every day – working out.

Debby and Mike

To this day – the family hikes the mountains – sometimes to see the sunrise – other times the sunset.

Debby – working for The Juice Plus Company – as a QMND

For the past 15 years going on 16 – health and nutrition – healthy lifestyles – children eating healthy.

Debby Sherry Papa – working together for health and nutrition

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Papa’s World – family – past, and present.

Our first granddaughter – Maddy and Piggy!
Papa – Sarah – MADDY TODAY – Ella and Sherry

From that little one to an adult and a junior in college. Maddy was the first and now there are six.

TAYLOR and Papa.
Cassidy – TAYLOR – Bode

TAYLOR – today – who is going to be taller than all the rest – no longer my LITTLE ONE!

ELLA ( tiny) and Maddy
ELLA ( tiny) now a Freshman at Randolph College

We called her the nickname from her father – she always had a soccer ball or basketball in her hands.

Today – she is the starting midfielder for the college – playing almost every minute of the games.

Tiny now is taller than Sherry who is 5′ 9″.

CASSIDY and Taylor
CASSIDY – the caring little mother to Bode.

Today she is the smaller of the twins – with the biggest heart – always protecting Bode when not arguing with him! LOL, They should have been the twins they are so much alike!

She is the one who counts the days down to when she can see us – who zoom calls every week.

A little fireball with the biggest heart of them all.

SARAH and Ella
SARAH – Bode – Cassidy – Taylor and Ella.

Today – Sarah is almost as tall as Ella who is 5’10” – the fashion girl who wants to go to NYC!

The twins adore her and whenever we get together – they are three peas in a pod.

She is only a Freshman in H.S. – already was a contender for prom queen.

She is her own self – funny – outgoing – and just might have been a very good soccer player like her sisters.

Cassidy BODE Taylor
Taylor BODE Cassidy

So much like Cassidy that they should have been the twins – yet – he is growing –

and someday I think will be taller than Taylor who he is built just like at seven years old.

Full of energy – always on the go – wear no socks or shoes most of the time.

Or a jacket or gloves!

Out of the six grandchildren – the only boy.

Bode Ella Cassidy Taylor Maddy and Sarah

Here today at Christmas day for presents – memories from the past to the present.

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Papa’s World – Family growing up – THE KROHN’S.

CASSIDY baby BODE TAYLOR

The twins – came early – the doctor said it was a time a little past 32 weeks!

Taylor was the bigger – she was taking all the nutrients –

both were three pounds – Taylor 13 ozs. more!

So tiny – but healthy – and that was the birthday of their mother that they were born on!

Not planned – but by the doctor’s orders.

Bode came along four years later – today they are 11 and 7 years old!

MAMA and BODE and CASSIDY and TAYLOR at the KINZUA BRIDGE

Bode was the first boy out of six grandchildren – the girls MADDY ELLA SARAH TAYLOR CASSIDY.

Of course, the older ones all adore him and he adores them – esp. ELLA – whom he follows everywhere.

CASSIDY BODE TAYLOR six years ago!

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Papa’s World – family growing up MYERS!

MADDY ( now 21) SARAH ( now 15) ELLA (now 18)

The first of the grandbabies – all girls – at Christmas time they would be the first to get up-

And would sit at the top of the stairs waiting – for their parents to awake.

Giggling – so excited as their stockings always hung from the rails at the bottom of the stairs.

MADDY ELLA SARAH

Today – MADDY is a Junior at the University of Lynchburg – in Va.

Excellent in a school with an above 3.80 GPA!

Her mayor – Environmental Engineering

and a minor in Photography.

She plays soccer and was third-team all-conference as a Sophomore

And as a Junior second-team all-conference.

They were invited to Division III NCAA playoffs where they lost a heartbreaker 3-2 in the final minute of play.

Today – Ella is a Freshman at Randolph College in Lynchburg Va.

Where she also started and played college soccer.

She started at midfield and played almost every minute of every game.

a bright future awaits her.

Sarah is now a freshman in High School – having been selected to represent her class for prom queen.

All three love their GRANDMA and tease her as she teases them!

Sarah and Ella

WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE – MEMORIES OF THE FAMILY MYERS!

We spent a lot of time with them while they were growing up.

Sleepovers – hiking – soccer games – birthdays – holidays – vacations.

Today THE MYERS FAMILY

ELLA – mother DEBBY – father MIKE – SARAH – MADDY – all love the outdoors – Androndacks N.Y.

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Papa’s World – Family memories – vacations and life in general!

The families we left behind.

Life is full of memories – past experiences – vacations – get-togethers – sharing fun times!

We told them all that we would only be 6 or 7 hours away and we have done that!

And that we would come back often and we have done that also!

They have visited numerous times and Spring and Summer are ahead to make more MEMORIES!

MADDY SARAH ELLA

Maddy – today a Junior at the University of Lynchburg.

Sarah – A freshman in H.S.

Ella – today a Freshman at Randolph College

Both are older girls who play college soccer.

MEMORIES of past and present!

Sarah Mike Tammy Debby Ella Maddy Cassidy

MEMORIES of vacation times spent together.

Crossing the sound on a ferry boat!

Many a year we spent together as families – in the sun – water and sand!

MEMORIES of times in the past.

DEBBY and TAMMY

They are close with each other and with their mother Sherry –

All three ran the ten-mile Cherry Blossom race – crossing the finish line holding hands.

MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS BONDING – MEMORIES!

SHERRY

When a person comes into your life and you share 40 years together forming MEMORIES!

Today – we are by ourselves in N.C. while the families remain in Va.

Although distance separates us – memories – love and ZOOM – keep us all together!

MEMORIES of families in transit!

SARAH and TAYLOR

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Papa’s World – Family vacations part two!

Our little fashion girl – SARAH who now is a Freshman in H.S.

She is the fashion queen amongst all the grandkids – and is almost as tall as Sherry!

Today – Sarah and Bode!

The years have passed and she is growing up!

MEMORIES OF SARAH!

Maddy and Sherry

The oldest when she was little – the memory of then!

Maddy today – as a Junior – playing forward attacker

She is playing soccer for the Unversity of Lynchburg – and has played since she was a Freshman.

As a Sophomore, she was third-team all-conference and as a Junior – second-team all-conference!

So proud of this young lady who pursued a college soccer career.

They went to Division III NCAA 64 team playoffs where they lost in the last 2 minutes 3 to 2!

MEMORIES of when she was young!

Today – ELLA MIKE DEBBY SARAH MADDY
FAMILY VACATION Sarah Cassidy Ella Taylor Maddy

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Papa’s World – MEMORIES – family vacations.

Sarah Mike Maddy Ella Debby – the MYERS FAMILY!

So many times we all went on vacation together – this one is 9 years ago!

We tried to do a different beach each time – from Oak Island to the Outer Banks.

MEMORIES of family times!

Sarah Debby Maddy Cassidy Ella

Stopping on our way to Fort Fisher ferry.

Cassidy loved Ella!

MEMORY OF COUSINS!

Maddy Debby Sarah

From a prehistoric great white shark!

Memories of fun family adventures!

ELLA and MADDY

We have had many fun times at the beach – hoping we can duplicate it once again in Ocean Isle Beach!

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Papa’s World – Memory of early family vacation!

Cassidy Maddy Sarah Ella and Taylor

Some were big – some were small – others were barely walking and two were tall!

Oak Island – family times – family vacation.

MEMORIES as I recall – all in one location – joy for all!

Taylor and cousin Ella

The sweetness of youth – the bonding of cousins.

MEMORIES of the little ones and memories of the bigger ones!

Cassidy going to the beach

MEMORIES of innocence – laughter – funny looks!

Taylor – take the glasses off – time to eat!

MEMORIES of crawling – then unsteady steps – walking and running!

Cassidy – peeking in at Maddy.

MEMORIES of playing with the older cousins – timeless pictures – cuteness in diapers.

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Papa’s World – memories of family times together!

Sherry’s mother Barb and her father Bill.

She was always smiling – laughing – having large dinners for all the family.

He was a master carpenter – so many pieces of furniture he made!

She was a devout Lutheran – involved in many aspects of the church.

He was an entrepreneur – always working – always looking for ways to make money.

She was meticulous in her home – always cleaning – always keeping the home in tip-top shape.

He was always doing the landscaping – tree trimming and mowing and building.

MEMORIES of Barb and Bill.

Bill Barb Debbie Sherry Papa Debby holding Maddy

Celebrating GIGI ( Barb) birthday – the last time we would have Bill with us.

MEMORIES of family times together.

Papa and my little Maddy who called me PACCA!

I would pick her up from the babysitter and she and I would sing OLD MCDONALD HAD A FARM!

MEMORIES of the family.

Sherry and I (Papa)

MEMORIES of times gone by.

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Papa’s World – Memories of the past – Part Ten!

Sherry – before we moved South to N.C. was a runner – 10 mile and 5K!

She is a Certified Health Coach – retired from Corp. America for NINE YEARS!

Has had her own Internet business for almost SIXTEEN years.

Is an SSC rep for the Juice Plus Company.

Health and Nutrition – teaching children healthy eating habits.

Is the co-leader along with her eldest daughter of TEAM GENERATIONS.

With her team spreading all up and down the East Coast.

MEMORIES of ties past – present and yet to come!

Mother and youngest daughter preparing to run.

Tammy – owns her own consignment business – 529KidsConsignmentLoudoun –

She also has two internet business’s

along with her husband – and raising their three “LITTLE ONES” that I call them.

MEMORIES of mother and daughter.

Sherry with Tammy and Debby – daughters and the Tower Gardens.

Debby – also runs – and has had her own internet business from home for the past 14 years.

Is a Certified Health Coach – is Co-leader of TEAM GENERATIONS.

Works for The Juice Plus Comapny

And is a QNMD for that company –

With her team all over the country.

MEMORIES of mother and daughters.

Every month they promote ways to eat and drink healthy – supporting them on the web and by zoom.
Sherry crossing the finish line!
Accepting the medal for her age group at 70 years young!

Today – she will be 73 on her next birthday as will I.

She inspires me to walk 3 miles a day – eats healthily – and teach me health and nutrition.

Our mainstay of a plant-based healthy drink which we have every day – I have mine for a meal replacement.

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Papa’s World – memories from the past – part one.

Next to the last time, I visited him for the Winter – my older brother Roger and Sherry.

Rog was ten years older than me – my sister Donna was fifteen years older.

Toward his last years of life – we would spend six weeks with him – end of January to mid-March.

We were retired then as he was by himself – his wife had passed away.

He lived in The Villages and really wanted us to move in with him.

But – we could not just leave all the grandchildren.

Those last five years were memories I shall cherish – golfing – riding the golf cart trails –

Happy hours with him – just hanging out.

Yep – I know all about this! LOL
Sherry and the twins – Taylor and little Cassidy sound asleep!

Before we moved and ten years’ worth of bonding – we were there for them as they grew up.

Fraternal twins – Taylor will be exceptionally tall – like Sherry her MORMOR –

Swedish for MOTHERSMOTHER!

Cassidy is normal for her age group.

She is the one who ZOOMS her MORMOR weekly or calls her.

She knows what days we will be home and how long.

Taylor is our budding horse rider – and has been for four years!

Cherished memories are always with us.

Tammy and Sherry after running their 5K.

They both are runners as is Debby! They have all run the Washington DC. Cherry Blossom

ten milers! Finishing crossing the line hand in hand – all three of them!

Memories of mother and daughters bonding!

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Papa’s World – Tammy and Marcus and three little ones – surprise visit and birthday cake for Bode!

A surprise visit – Sherry(MorMor)- Bode-Taylor-Marcus Tammy – Papa- Cassidy – family!

They called – a zoom call – the night before they left – we are going to surprise you tomorrow!

We had asked them to come down after they had stopped overnight back in August when they were passing through

for Marcus’s family vacation.

It was his mother and father and brother and sister and families.

We visited them at their beach house in Surfside – South Myrtle Beach.

So – this made us very happy to have four days with them this time!

Sherry and Tammy – she is the youngest daughter
I took Marcus and Bode golfing – while the girls went shopping with MorMor ( Swede for mothers mother)
This would be me with no birdies!
Although his birthday would be after they returned home – we celebrated while they were here!
Taylor – MorMor ( what they call her) and Cassidy singing happy birthday to Bode!
Taylor and Bode – they both are going to be really tall – taking after Sherry who is 5’9″.

It was a special four days – playing golf – shopping -walking two beaches – showing them Clarks in Little River –

Calabash shopping – and having cake and presents for Bode’s coming birthday.

Four days is not enough – and plans for Spring break are in the making.

Christmas – for 10 or more days – we will travel back to NVA and spend time with them and our other daughter and her husband and the older granddaughters.

Looking forward to our next gathering as a family.

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Papa’s World – Family time on Sunset Beach – N.C.

Bode leading the way to the South end of Sunset Beach!

Marcus and Tammy made a surprise visit with the little ones for a four-day stay!

Along the long walkway to the beach – this end of Sunset Beach has no houses and is the beginning of Bird Island.
People make wishes and hang shells on the tree along the 1/4 mile walkway over and through the sand dunes!
Sherry at the end of the walkway and if you turn to her left – nothing but sand – beach and ocean.

This is the start of the 1.4-mile walk to the Kindred Spirit mailbox –

No more homes – dunes with nature walks among them.

A place of solitude – walking in the surf – birds – sand – sea turtles.
Cassidy and Bode – two peas in a pod!
Marcus – Taylor – Bode and Cassidy.
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TAYLOR and BODE – SUNSET BEACH, N.C. NOVEMBER ’21.

Papa’s World – Debby’s birthday – family celebration

Along with meeting up for the college soccer game – it also was to celebrate the big 50 for our daughter Debby!
Aunt Debby and little Cassidy

We rented a AIRBNB so that we could all be together after months and months of seperation.

Along with meeting up to cheer on Maddy and Ella meeting for the first time on the pitch for a soccer game –

we also were having a celebration of a birthday for Debby.

A party was planned – dinner – and cake – masks – just a family coming together.

Mothers – Daughters – and Sisters

We strolled historic Lynchburg – and ended up at Bootleggers to have a special dinner.

Turning 50 is a milestone in life – and for Deb – she was mistaken by one of our neighbors

as being close in age to their 28 year old daughter!

She is a mother to three beautiful daughters and has a great husband Mike.

She is a CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH and QUALIFIED NATIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR

for The Juice Plus Company.

A college graduate – a teacher in Health and Nutrition.

Surrounded by family – “A HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBY”!

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A tribute to Debby – as this is who she is – a gift to our family!

Papa’s World – the only grandson adores the three older granddaughters – Maddy-Ella -Sarah – being BODE!

Bode sitting on Maddy’s lap.

He has always adored Ella – but lately he has become close to Maddy – whenever he sees her – he sits with her.

She is the oldest and he is the youngest of the six grandchildren.

He seems to have taken soccer to heart and may be our next soccer player.

She – Ella – has always been there for him – no matter what everyone is doing – she finds time to spend with him.

He wears a sweatshirt to Ella’s soccer games with MYERS on the back – it was hers when she was his age!

A somber moment with the both of them – but in her lap he has been since he could walk!

He sits by himself and cheers for her when she is on the field – “ELLA – ELLA” !!!!

Lately he has become closer to Sarah – she is younger than the other two – but I notice him following here now that they are in college.
Sarah and Bode – I love this picture.

All three he adores – he wants to see them all the time and will ask if they are HOME from college.

It is neat to see him bonding with Sarah now – she has always been close to the twins.

The grandkids – Ella had soccer practice.

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Papa’s World – Our family time at the airbnb and in historic Lynchberg, Va.

The grandkids playing UNO at the dining room table at the AIRBNB.

We all gathered at this AIRBNB for a family time together

as both older grand daughters attend college in Lynchburg Va.

A game of UNO – laughing – this AIRBNB is a 100 year old home –

that has been completly restored.

A true caption

This had been the first time as a family we were altogther –

Both family’s are back in NVA where we moved from.

MORMOR is what the little ones call Sherry – which in Swede means MOTHERSMOTHER!

Daughter Tammy is the mother to the three little ones is what I call them!

The other three I call the three older ones! LOL

To Bode – Ella is his Idol
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Papa’s World – Sharing family time with MADDY!

Taylor Sarah Bode Cassidy and MADDY!

Soon – she will turn 21 – where oh where has the time gone?

I remember her little hands and fingers – locking her arms around my neck.

Picking her up from the babysitter and singing Ole McDonald Had A Farm!

Her first song she hummed to was Christopher Cross “SAILING”!

Now – she is a Junior at University of Lynchburg lady soccer team Hornets!

Starting at left front attacker – moving to right front in 2nd half and listed as midfielder in the program.

Ranked at number 22 in the top 25 in the nation in Division three soccer national polls.

THIS WOULD BE ME! LOL

We all came together to watch both Maddy and Ella play one another ( first time ever)

Ella held her own – as a freshmen –

playing almost all minutes in the entire games this season.

She lost 2 – 0 to Lynchburg –

who scored late into the second half –

the bench was the difference.

We had twelve of us – both families and all six grand kids in a air bnb –

just a few minutes from each of their dorm rooms and campus.

Tammy and the three little ones – Bode just may be our next soccer star!

We stayed four nights – watched two soccer games – had dinner both in and out –

and celebrated Maddy’s mother birthday.

While she is extremely busy – she carries a almost 4.0 in Enviomental Engineering –

She spent time with us on three different occasions.

With classes and soccer practice – that time was hard to accomplish.

Family picture – our son in law Mike had to leave to take Ella to soccer practice.

As you can see the boys are outnumbered by the girls –

We have eight ladies and four men.

All in all – MADDY got to spend precious time with us.

And we got to tour her new dorm house – three bedrooms – two bath and kitchen on campus.

Five ladies share it.

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PAPA’S WORLD – LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS

Papa’s World – The power to take your life in a new direction!

It was not easy to decide to sell our home – almost everything in it –

and move to another state – some 450 miles away!

It all started with the stock market slide – around the time the Pandemic hit!

Our retirement is in the 401 K and it took a big hit!

But – there is always a but!

The housing market was taking off!

From the last reduction in prices around 2006 –

and losing in that market –

We were now almost even – a rebound!

And it was going up!

Our oldest grand kids – Maddy Sarah Ella

With the three oldest grand kids

One in college – one in the fall in college and one who has a life of her own

And the three little ones – we would make it a point to return often –

after all – we were retired – and Sherry had her home based business –

that could go anywhere with phone and internet service

We would sell!

AND WE DID!

After 14 1/2 years – with the downturn behind us in the housing market

WE MADE A PROFIT and had all of our equity!

We followed our plan – sold our house and furniture –

for three months we went back and forth between our daughters houses!

We had our equity to either rent – or buy – we had choices!

And then by chance – I stumbled upon this – having no thought of moving to S.C. !

Our view today – we left end of September and went to North Myrtle Beach to Ocean Keyes!

Since that time – we have been home twice – holidays for three weeks – and now for a week!

The grand kids have been down – the little ones – and by the time you read this –

the older ones will have been here!

Our family – when we returned for a visit.

Our family when they came to visit!

We have started a new life – away but close enough to make it home in seven hours.

We are happy in our senior years – living life to the plus each day!

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A new life – walking the beach every day –

We have each other – we have family and we have friends.

It was not easy – but God works in ways I can not explain.

We have started a new life and a new house build!

It will be done around the early part of June!

We had no idea a year ago we would be doing this!

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Papa’s World – some random thoughts and pictures – “DAYS OF MY LIFE”!

Our granddaughter – number 13 – she deked this player out and went right past her!

She is now a Junior at the Unversiy of Lynchburg in Va. Starting the last two years – and only one loss this season – currently sole possession of first place in their conference.

Papa – Maddy Myers – Sherry

This young lady not only starts and plays most of the entire games – but is a ALL ACADEMIC –

Into hiking – sunrises – and her major is Enviromental Engineering.

And coming down the soccer pipe line – is the youngest and only boy – BODE!

Will soon turn eight and already golfs with his dad – is all boy – bikes – running –

always looks at trucks – barefooted while outside – cold weather and all.

Loves and adores his older cousin Ella who as a Freshmen at Randolph College –

starts at midfield and plays most of the whole games.

I believe Bode will be the same!

FAMILY
Beyond those protected trees is our backyard and our home!

This drainage ditch is at the end of the cul de sac –

and allows the runoff to make its way to a very large second pond in the development.

We have seen a gator in each pond!

And we found some unknown tracks in this ditch going back and forth.

I told Sherry not to get too close to the high grass as we also have snakes around here.

Just down the street – two houses – two pictures were taken in the road –

A small gator was on its way to a third pond up the road and a large copperhead was also there.

Not at the same time – but N.C, has them both where we live.

I have also seen a very large black snake – which are good as they kill the copperheads!

All part of living in the South near the marsh and beaches!

Cassidy and Marley on football game day!

At least three times a week – she either calls her MorMor or zooms!

Sherry is MorMor – Swedish for Mothers- Mother!

She is very close to her and is the one who does not want us to leave

or asks when we are coming again.

She is sweet – but also very determined and head strong.

Marley is the new puppy – a GoldenDoodle –

who judging by her legs and feet – is going to be very large!

She is loving – likes to run and pull her leash – Taylor – Cassidy’s sister –

is the one who handles her the best.

She nips and chases both Bode and Cassidy!

Our front porch in October – Low 80’s to high 70’s in the daytime

low 70’s at night – beautiful weather – slight warm breezes – why we moved here!

Front porch sitting early morning with my coffee on this glider!

Protected from the sun and rain when it blows the other way.

I told Sherry – we had to have a front porch and this is one of the models

along with a office room – that was available!

The office was her wish list!

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Papa’s World – swimming – grandkids at LAKE HOLIDAY Cross Junction Va. with Mike and Deb.

nSherry – Sarah – Papa – Cassidy – Taylor – Debby – Bode and Mike.

On our last day home – we packed the little ones into the car and drove the hour and ten minutes to Cross Junction

to Lake Holiday – where a gated community with guard house sits –

a 227 acre lake in the valley of the blue ridge mountains in the Shenadoah’s.

Mike and Debby have lived here for 16 years –

raising their three girls – in the country.

There are three beaches on this lake – the main one with the marina and club house –

beach three across from that

and this is called beach two –

has a camping ground – volleyball court – playground – boat docks and storage for canoes and kayaks.

A partial sand beach with pea gravel as the sand keeps washing into the lake.

So they put in a small retaining wall and backfilled with pea gravel.

It is shallow close to the edge but within 25 feet – is over your head.

The brown area in the water is the shallow part – the dark blue is the deep water.

There was no one there – the campground was empty –

the kids had it all to themselves – and later had a tube ride

from a friend of Mike and Debby who stopped by when they saw us at the docks for boats.

The little ones love it here and want to go and see their cousins –

Maddy – Ella and Sarah.

The first two are now in college and Sarah is first year in H.S.

Mike and Debby host family for overnight all the time –

a campfire pit in the back yard –

lights strung amongst the trees.

It is quiet here and the lake about one mile away.

Bode Taylor Cassidy

The shallow part as Taylor is standing –

but it drops off quickly and way over your head!

There is a dam here and one time before the lake – all valleys with streams running through them.

Sarah – Cassidy – Taylor and Bode just relaxing in the Sun –

the water – well I thought it to be cold –

but they said once you were in – you got use to it –

but as soon as they came out – they grabbed towels

and wrapped up in them and sat in the warm Sun!

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GRAND CHILDREN last full day in NVA!
The grand kids with Marbella – next door neighbor.

Notice the fashion statements from the three little girls in the shoes! Somehow – the ages just know!

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Papa’s World – on our way to WNY we stopped at Deb & Mikes to stay the night!

We were on our way for a long weekend at Lake Chautauqua and stopped overnight in Lake Holiday!

We had planned this – but they had taken Maddy back to college that day and left Ella and Sarah home.

So – we arranged to have the two of them meet us in Old Town Winchester for dinner.

Our friends Buck and Cindy were with us so they got to once again vist the family.

Debby’s flowers are just beautiful – colors everywhere.
Mike made a Swedish Bear and Ella painted it and did all the artwork on it – Welcome in Swede.
Some more of her flowers.
Debby’s Mantra.

Walking around the yard – does not do it justice as the whole back yard is the same. She has a green thumb.

Buck and Cindy saying their goodbyes and thanking them for having us overnight.

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