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BS: On Retiring from Long Employment

Amos 07 Sep 12 - 05:06 PM
gnu 07 Sep 12 - 05:14 PM
Bill D 07 Sep 12 - 05:37 PM
Bobert 07 Sep 12 - 05:47 PM
Ebbie 07 Sep 12 - 06:25 PM
Rapparee 07 Sep 12 - 06:27 PM
gnu 07 Sep 12 - 07:01 PM
GUEST,999 07 Sep 12 - 07:39 PM
Ebbie 07 Sep 12 - 07:49 PM
Bill D 07 Sep 12 - 07:59 PM
Stilly River Sage 07 Sep 12 - 10:08 PM
gnu 07 Sep 12 - 10:22 PM
Sandra in Sydney 07 Sep 12 - 10:27 PM
Rapparee 07 Sep 12 - 10:32 PM
Bill D 07 Sep 12 - 10:38 PM
gnu 07 Sep 12 - 10:55 PM
Deckman 07 Sep 12 - 11:06 PM
GUEST,Teribus 08 Sep 12 - 03:52 AM
Will Fly 08 Sep 12 - 04:20 AM
Rog Peek 08 Sep 12 - 05:38 AM
Nigel Paterson 08 Sep 12 - 06:07 AM
Leadfingers 08 Sep 12 - 08:45 AM
Janie 08 Sep 12 - 09:07 AM
Rapparee 08 Sep 12 - 09:37 AM
Rapparee 08 Sep 12 - 09:44 AM
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Subject: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Amos
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 05:06 PM

No time, indeed, is better than now
The bills are paid, the straps laid low,
The collar cast, the harness off,
There's an off-shore breeze, and a star aloft.

They key's been turned, and handed in
The desk is clear of task and sin,
The files are filed, and handed off,
There's an offshore breeze, and a star aloft.

The forms are signed, the checks received
The party's done, the cheers and grief,
The farewell hard smiles, and the soft,
There's an offshore breeze, and a star aloft.

The boss came out to the farewell din
And threw his kindly humor in,
And my friends walked out, to see me off.
There's an offshore breeze.
And a star, aloft.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: gnu
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 05:14 PM

Congratulations A!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 05:37 PM

Remember,,, today is the last day of the first part of your life


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 05:47 PM

Now the real work begins, Amos... I never worked as hard as I have since I retired... You'll see...

But enjoy a couple weeks...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 06:25 PM

Let me paraphrase Bill D: "Today is the first day of the best part of your life."

It beats me how a person ever has time to do anything when he or she is employed.

Congratulations, Amos. You made it.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 06:27 PM

Yes, today is the first day of the last part of the first part of the last day of your life...or something like that.

Would you like to come out and cut my grass and do some painting around the house, since you're not doing anything and all that?


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: gnu
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 07:01 PM

I think what Rap is trying to say is enjoy it cause yer gonna die. I could be wrong... about what Rap is saying. The croacking part, well, we all hop to the same frog, eh? Choose yer lily pad wisely.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 07:39 PM

Good on yer,

Amos, you ever seen a balloon that's been held under water? Let it go and it porpoises. Hurry up and relax. Took me about four years to do that and I ain't there yet.

You have been a great friend, confident, general all-'round genius when I've been unable to get it straight for myself. I love ya, man. Warmest regards to D.

BM


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 07:49 PM

"Would you like to come out and cut my grass and do some painting around the house{?}", says a man who recently retired. If he stayed home, he'd have the time to do some of those things. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 07:59 PM

In 3 weeks, Amos, I'll ask you if you've found a way to fill those long, vacant hours.... ;>) ...gives you time to think up a good reply to my smart-aleck question.

Do have LOTS of fun absorbing the freedom!


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 10:08 PM

Enjoy yourself, Amos!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: gnu
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 10:22 PM

Ya know (yeah, *I* know most don't care about what *I know*), I just don't think A is gonna get anywhere even near "vacant hours" or porpoising (spg?). His elan just bubbles up thru his posts time after time so I just don't see it.

Retirement for A means I will be able to be read more posts from him and be richer for them.

So, A, if yer really keen on retirement, I figure it's a win-win for this here Café and for you. Thanks for your voice herein.

Just don't hang out with nere-do-wells like that guy from Idaho, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 10:27 PM

enjoy your retirement

sandra (retired 5 years!)


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 10:32 PM

Okay, you're now officially past it.

By the end of this month you'll have forgotten things, like the numbers for door locks and passwords and stuff. By the end of next month you'll be walking through "Amnesia Machines" which are also known as doorways. By Christmas you'll be forgetting where you laid your ear trumpet and scrounging around for your cane. By New Year's you'll REALLY come apart: forgetting to zip up when you remember to put on your pants, hanging out with other old geezers down at the coffee shop and discussing your bowel movements, reading the obituaries before anything else in the paper, saying things like "Now I remember back in..." and "Kids today are so..." and "That ain't the way I learned it back in...." Then there will be the good moments, such as seeing a beautiful woman walk past you, spinning on your cane to look at her and muttering to your companion "Ah, if I was only seventy years younger...."


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 10:38 PM

Gee Rap... is THAT how it works with retirement? Do tell us more... from an 'experienced' retiree.

...heck, you and Amos can hold forth on the topic after supper at the Getaway - if you can stay awake.





(Me? retired? naaawww... just don't punch a time clock any more.)


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: gnu
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 10:55 PM

Bill D... Rap is doing well... he remembered all that.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Deckman
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 11:06 PM

I "retired" five years ago. One of the bestest pieces of advice I received was this: "Now you can re-invent yourself." IT sure worked for me ... enjoy ... bob


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: GUEST,Teribus
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 03:52 AM

Congratulations Amos, all the very best wishes on what I hope will prove to be a long and extremely enjoyable retirement.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 04:20 AM

Congrats Amos - I've been retired just over 3 years and I've loved every minute of it.

Just looking at my calendar for this week:

Today (Saturday) - party this evening

Sunday - listening to music in a pub in the afternoon and then it's my own acoustic session in the evening

Monday - collect an Elgin pocket watch from an eBay seller in the morning, then off to a singaround in the evening

Tuesday - a wine tasting with my son in the evening

Wednesday - an evening gig

Thursday - grandson comes for the day

Friday - guitar duo rehearsal in the afternoon, then an open mic night at a local folk club

Saturday - recording a friend in my studio in the morning

Sunday-Tuesday - driving to a Suffolk and back for a weekend with music at a folk club on Monday evening

And that's without the housework! Did I say retired...?


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Rog Peek
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 05:38 AM

Well done Amos! I have also just joined the ranks of the retired as of 1st September, after 40 years of teaching secondary school.

My interests include renovation of holiday home in Ireland, Classic car which needs a re-paint, Irish set dancing, two years down the line of learning tenor banjo to name but a few. Really looking forward to spending more time on these and my wife and I spending more time together. Mind you, I think she is not quite so sure that this is such a good thing.

I wish you and myself a long and happy retirement.

Rog

P.S.I'm reminded of something one of our English teachers used to tell us when I was at school, he said "Work is a chore, to be gotten over with as quickly as possible, so as to get onto more worthwhile things!" Well here we go then!


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 06:07 AM

Congratulations on your retirement & congratulations on the beautiful poem...a man after my own heart! I had retirement forced upon me due to ill health, but none of that matters now. I have the time to do what I want to do & find myself in probably what is the most creative phase of my life.
       I wish you a healthy, happy & fulfilling retirement. Retirement marks an ending, but heralds new beginnings,
                                     Nigel.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 08:45 AM

Congratulations on reaching 'That Age' Amos !

Just remember the BIGGEST drawback to retirement - No More Paid Holidays !!


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Janie
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 09:07 AM

I'm jealous.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 09:37 AM

Let's see:

Today: Cowboy Action Shooting this morning, housecleaning this afternoon (yes, we DO eat what cowboys we shoot).

Sunday: Clean house.

Monday: Cleaning, guests arrive.

Tuesday: Drive, with guests, to SLC; fly to BWI.

Wednesday: Work at MIL's place.

Thursday: Ditto.

Friday: Ditto.

Saturday: Joint birthday party for MIL (95) and her brother (85).

Sunday: See Wednesday.

Monday: See Sunday.

Tuesday: Fly home, exhausted, drive back home (with guests).

Wednesday: Collapse all day, guests leave for Hayfork.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 09:44 AM

Amos, no one has mentioned this yet and it's a secret you learn only after you retire. Since you have retired I can now tell you.

Things start to fall off. The first thing to fall off is your income.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Elmore
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 11:22 AM

Been retired for 8 years and have enjoyed it , mostly. Good luck Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 12:08 PM

See what I mean? There is a reason that Rap can't mow his own lawn.

The worst thing about being retired is that you don't get to take a day off.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 01:12 PM

It does take time to adjust after a long life of work. But it's absolute bliss to be able to choose what you do and when. And not to have pressure to get something done by a deadline. And to be able to wander about enjoying stuff instead of being on the treadmill. It's lovely being retired! I hope you have a very long and happy retirement
Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 05:04 PM

Retired? Well! I hope the rest of your life is the best of your life!


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: Amos
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 05:14 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful remarks and good cheer!! First day off had to get up at six to get a trailer hitch installed so I can drive out to Arizona to help son Tucker move West again. Great expectations dawning--his adventures in employment are beginning the same week mine are ending. You'd think someone with a corny sense of humor was writing the script!! :D

Dear Lord, forgive my little jokes on thee,
And I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.


I think Robert Frost said that...



A


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: gnu
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 05:15 PM

Congrats Rog! I hope things are peaking for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: JennieG
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 05:31 PM

Congratulations on entering the next (very enjoyable) part of your life! I can definitely recommend retirement.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 03:23 PM

If it wasn't for the bloody rain I'd be tending to our garden and the other two that I take care of!. Since retiring I'm just like all the folks above. When I was a lad I dreamed of having no work. Now Ican't wait for a decent day so I can get muddy again.
Enjoy yourself, Amos


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Subject: RE: BS: On Retiring from Long Employment
From: gnu
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 03:32 PM

Indeed, fat. Fruitful labour is in the satisfaction top ten. Helps one sleep well.


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