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1440 days ago

It looks like any other day. Typical August Sunday morning. Cicadas singing, sunny , hot and humid. Just how I like it. So, what’s the deal? Today is the first day of retirement for me. Also, birthday # 58.

I kicked off the celebration by sleeping late. The main event will be family cookout, with a Turtle Cheesecake.

I don’t make a big deal about birthdays, but I haven’t got a grip on retirement yet. I did all the paperwork 3 months ago, and it still hasn’t sunk in.

I hope your day is a s good as mine.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#1 posted 1440 days ago

Happy birthday and Happy retirement ! I hope it’s not as hot there as it is here in Arkansas.

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#2 posted 1440 days ago

A birthday and retirement all in one day!! You do have reason to celebrate. Have fun and enjoy today. It sounds like you have a pretty good time planned.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 1440 days ago

Sounds like a perfect day. Hope you enjoy both to their fullest.

-- John @

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#4 posted 1440 days ago

Happy Retirement and Birthday!!

Been retired for 7 years now and it still hasn’t sunk in. Still have dreams of teaching, wake up thinking about lesson plans and correcting homework papers.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 1440 days ago

well happy , happy , hairy !

now you can work in the shop all day too .

enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 1440 days ago

Happy bithday, and happy Retirement. It will sink in, and it will get better every day. Finally work is no longer just a four letter word.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#7 posted 1440 days ago

People who retire in their 50’s really p* me off!!!

(Congratulations, happy birthday, and enjoy the extra shop time.)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 1440 days ago

Congratulations on your beautiful day and your retirement!

All the Best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#9 posted 1440 days ago

Happy Birthday and happy retirement Harry…let the fun times roll !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 1440 days ago

Happy birthday!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#11 posted 1440 days ago

Greetings hairy,

AAAhhh…..retirement….there’s nothing quite like it…I’ve been retired from the military for 35 years….. Heck..I’m only 38, and boy is it nice…Sleep late, go to the shop when you want to, no time clocks,
no clocks, no scheudle, no one yelling at you, ‘cept maybe your wife to do honey-dos…..sit back and drink coffee all morning, put a little time in on a project, and if you get tired, go in and take a nap…aaahhh retirement…....enjoy, and oh yea….happy birthday, too…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#12 posted 1440 days ago

Happy both and congrats!! Lenny retired today too. Everyone I know is retiring or retired. Not sure I want to?? Why change what I am doing? Of course, my wife says I semi-retired when I gave up full time employees ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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