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

livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

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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is that it is FREE to subscribe!

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Papa’s World – The first time I met Bill – Sherry’s father.

We had been dating for a couple months – and now it was time

she told me – to meet her parents!

I had a 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix and this was 1981.

It was a burgundy red with a half white leather top.

All leather inside to match the burgundy and bucket seats!

My thought was maybe he would like the car

and then like me! LOL

So goes a nervous mind of a 31 year old!

Bill was a man – and a vet of WWII.

Serving in the war and told me a few stories.

Sherry told me he had been in a motorcycle accident some years before.

And had been injured really bad

to the point he almost died.

He was a master carpenter and did all the remodeling

on their home – building additions

and was currently building a chimney

and facing it with bricks as we drove up and parked.

She told me just be normal – but he was imposing – 6′ 2″

Sherry got her height from him and his personality

I was later to find out.

She reminds me so much of him.

We got out of the car

and he later told me he thought I was a State Trooper

because I looked like a State Trooper friend of his named Carl.

Sherry Debby Bonnie standing just to the right of the front porch he had put on and was facing the chimney with bricks

He stopped as we walked up and she introduced me and we shook hands.

It was a firm grip – a grip of a Vet and father if you know what I mean.

He had Three daughters – Sherry being the oldest.

We both had been married before

and man I was nervous.

Debby Sherry Bonnie

But – after a few words he made me feel at home

and ever since that day – he became a second father to me.

Teaching me all about construction –

I still can not master it but at least I know some things!

My own father passed when I was 19 and the last years of his life

he spent in a battle with lung cancer.

Bill loved to cook – as did Barb – but I remember him standing

in the kichen at the stove watching over the fry pan

making breakfast – smiling that crooked grin he had.

Sherry Bonnie Debbie Barb Bill

That first day back then started a friendship

that lasted some 18 or 19 years until he passed away.

He told me many a story – both about the War

and his early life growing up in Ludlow

where my brother in law Bill grew up.

Cindy Tom ( Papa) Sherry

We have been together 39 1/2 years Married 38 years

and every time I look at her

I see Bill – certain little things I notice.

And a lot of people tell her that I look like her father

some who did not know us asked if I were his son.

Tom ( Papa) Sherry

Yep – that day in 1981 I drove my car up the driveway

and by the way – he liked that car!

Just another day of memories

and one that I cherish to this day-

THE DAY I MET BILL!

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Papas World – Packing up “STUFF” – WOW!

Now that we have sold the house – we continue to clean out cupboards!

How in the world did we accumulate all the “STUFF”?

Men go shopping – straight in and back out again!

Women go shopping and “STUFF” happens!

Another morning – another cupboard – another card board box-

Never ending – it seems I fill up the garage space

then load into our Prius V – with the seats folded down.

And off to the storage unit we go with “STUFF”!

I have to admit – some of the “STUFF” is mine.

But it is “STUFF” I use! LOL

Dealing with “STUFF” is much like above picture –

It is endless!

I learned a long time ago –

“IT IS NOT FOR ME TO QUESTION WHY? BUT FOR ME TO DO OR DIE!”

“STUFF” can’t live without it!

Or so I am told!

Sherry – my wife – is the proud owner of “STUFF” –

and that is why I fell in love with her all those years ago.

“STUFF” is what marriages are made of –

Good “STUFF” – Bad “STUFF” – Together “STUFF”

“STUFF” is what makes the World go around!

No one I would rather have “STUFF” with than my wife – Sherry –

She is what “STUFF” in life for me is all about!

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Papa’s World – The “TECHIE” I am not !

Anything that has to do with computers – phones – TV’S –

Do not ask me – I don’t know – I can not figure it out –

AND MOST OF ALL – I DON’T CARE !

That would suit me just fine

I just do not have it –

first of all – I have no patience –

that is why I hate working on cars !

Now – once I am shown and if I write it down and do the task a couple times

I am good to go !

This would be me !

I think the first computer we had was a H.P. – great big thing –

Sherry showed me what to do and I was fine – EXCEPT –

Something ” ALWAYS” happened –

honest to God – it was not me !

Take care of all the small things – the big things will take care of themselves

Little things – like the other day – I have a automatic sign on for my email’s.

I clicked on it and BINGO – it no longer would come up –

I had to LOG IN again with that dreaded

” PASSWORD ” !

So – I DO NOT REMEMBER such a thing – so I opened my book –

where I keep my pass words that I CAN NOT REMEMBER –

And started the PROCESS –

” BINGO” –

IT WOULDN’T WORK !

It doesn’t matter – memory or write it down

So – Sherry – who has her office upstairs –

mine is the kitchen table –

I am very humble !

I yelled upstairs –

“I CANNOT OPEN MY EMAILS ” !!!

” WHAT DID YOU DO NOW ” ? she replied.

Exasperated look comes across my face – I slowly shake my head –

“IT ISN’T ME ” I replied !

” IT IS ALWAYS YOU ” comes the voice

from the commander in chief from above !

WHAT ??????

Down she comes –

and instructs me to ” LOG IN ”

which by the way I had already done FOUR TIMES !

Now – I try to explain – I try to say –

“IT DID IT ON IT’S OWN ” !

“NO – HON – IT DOES NOT DO IT ON IT’S OWN ” like a mother to her child!

“LOG IN & PUT YOUR PASSWORD IN ” !

I do

( said that a long – long time ago )

” YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO USE A HASH TAG SIGN”? she scolds.

” EXCUSE ME – IT IS NOT A HASH TAG SIGN – IT IS A POUND SIGN” !

NOT ME – I KNOW BETTER

Then – she sits down after I tried once again and failed !

Now – you have to know – when we go somewhere –

I DRIVE !

And she uses her phone to give directions –

I am terrible on direction .

She is going to use her phone anyway – so it might as well be for directions

is what I think !

And – we never go the same way twice –

so I have no idea how to get to where we are going !

I told you – I am okay as long as it is consistent –

GO THE SAME WAY !

We – have to EXPLORE as she says -so –

I DRIVE – SHE DIRECTS – ALL IS WELL !

( grand daughters think this is HILARIOUS)

they take my part !

She then proceeds to enter my sign in and password –

” IT DOES NOT WORK” I said !

“WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD ” she asks ?

Well – by this time I refrain

and go to my only thought I have had for 37 years –

“IT IS NOT FOR ME TO QUESTION WHY – BUT FOR ME TO DO OR DIE “

” ME “

She then goes INTO the computer –

preforms all type of ” THINGS”

And asks me for a password I can remember –

SO I GIVE HER THE EXACT SAME ONE AS BEFORE !

And this time it works !

HONEST TO GOD !

She gets up and says to me

” YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO USE A HASH TAG ” !

UNDER MY BREATH I MUTTER

” IT’S A POUND SIGN ” !

Time for a beer !

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Enjoy and have a great day – just another day in Papa’s World

Papas World – Blogging – sharing the positive

I never knew I was going to blog –

My wife – Sherry – told me in 2011

” You need to get on face book “

All your friends keep asking about you!

This is so true
I remember my mother buying
me what was then called “Blue Jeans”
They were so baggy
and the “IN” style then was
skin tight
black or red socks
and high top
black and white
tennis sneakers!

So – I signed up for my site

and began writing short daily happenings

I called them ” JUST ANOTHER DAY IN MY LIFE”

And numbered them from the day I started in sequence!

This is true in our oldest
daughters house
open a cupboard
and there are all these
containers with no lids!

I started to accumulate “Friends” outside my old friends.

And they were from all over the Country

and some from the World!

Most I did not know personally

But through our “Home Business”

I was too much for some people
but I wrote about my life
and the lives of my loved ones
and the lives of my closest
and dearest friends.

I determined that from reading the daily paper

and watching the news

That I would bring POSITIVE – FUNNY

and GOOD thoughts to my site.

There fore I very seldom do anything Political.

I keep it pretty much as I stated

Which is getting hard to do with

everything going on.

I so believe this
and hope one day
that we all can be nice
to each other

Then – my wife found a site that will publish

your face book writings for certain time periods

and publish them in a book form.

My one desire is to write a book on memories I have.

She choose a six month period and had it printed

It is so cool – with my picture on the front –

However – I had written so much –

That if I had them all printed –

there would be TEN full books!

I most likely in my younger years
could of truthfully stated this!
LOL

And she said this would be too expensive

You need to write and put it down

where we can all read it!

So , I did , eight years ago –

I started a blog – I wrote a lot but then for some reason

I quit and believe it or not – I LOST IT somewhere

IN THE CLOUD!

I could not find it again and had never written down the site!

All those things were gone
but she told me she had met a friend
through networking
named Belinda
who could get me started again
on a new site and a new blog!
A BIG HUG TO BELINDA

So – we met – and she was talking me through the startup!

When lo and behold – we found one of the two old sites!

Yes – I had two sites and we stumbled over one of them.

It had 4 blogs and I was on my way!

That was last April – and today –

I have written over 200 blogs

and have accumulated 180 FOLLOWERS!

From all over the WORLD!

I have finally found my passion
writing – family – friends
and sharing my life

The main thing is –

When I am gone – my memories will linger on.

I have no one left that I grew up with as family

except two niece’s – three great niece – and great – great niece and nephews.

My two sons – but the rest are gone.

No one remembers that life of or came before!

Today I am the eldest
the one whom they call
when they want to know
about family
Today I am all that is left to remember
to put it all down

So – I write – everyday – I put down thoughts

I put down memories

I put down current events and family

THIS IS MY BOOK !

Sherry and Tom
2019
70 years old

I have lived a good life – ups and downs –

Almost gone

but still here.

I record trying to stay true to my beliefs

FAMILY- CHURCH- GOD – FRIENDS – COUNTRY

” DO THE RIGHT THING”

” DO ALL THE LITTLE THINGS RIGHT – AND THE BIG THINGS –

WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES”

That is how I have lived my life.

Yep – this would be me!

I leave you with a quote –

“It’s not for me to question why? But for me to do or die”

When you get married – I think you both need to think about this!

Sherry and Tom
almost 38 years being married!

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