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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Tonight, We Attend A Retirement Party!???!1

Tonight, a friend of ours is the reason for the party. Dave has worked for almost 40yrs in a skilled trades job, and decided enough was enough! He is in his late 50s and has had his last parent die w/in the last year, in addition to the fact that he and his wife never had children. These circumstances have led to the decision to not work like the rats the rest of us all still are! I'm happy for him. Until a few years ago, I never thought of retiring-now it crosses my mind more and more frequently. Not to stop working, but possibly doing something more community- minded, and on my own timetable! Not going to happen for the next 5-10 yrs, but your goals and values change on you in quiet, subtle ways. Got to get his Prune juice,Senior Citizens punch card, and funny card for the party. Someday this will be YOU.......

8 comments:

Lynda said...

I wish I could retire. LOL

DutchBitch said...

Wow... in light of the epiphany I had the other day while ill, that sounds like a really wise and sound decision... and if you can afford to do so, it's great if you do!

doggybloggy said...

I will never retire, I spent my young years "retired" now I have to work my ass off to catch back up. But the travel and excitement was fun.

Michelle Ann said...

I actually look forward to getting older and retiring!

pinknest said...

well that is wonderful. the earlier the better at quitting the rat race! what would i do with all my free time!?

Tanya Kristine said...

we've got it all wrong. we should retire at 30 and go back tow ork at 50 until we die. have fun when you CAN@!

grr...

Kayla said...

"prune juice and senior citizens punch card" haha
Now you need to get those plastic crows and place them all over his front yard!
Congrats to your friend!

buffalodickdy said...

Lynda- Yes, but COL(Crying out loud!)
DutchBabe-They wouldn't pay us if it was fun(The Basta*ds!!!!).
Tanya & Dog B- Tanya said it and you lived it-Good for you!
Michelle-In Michigan we call the Lotto "Retirement Plan B". Don't even have to get older-Just beat 100,000,000 to 1 odds!
Pink- From the way your blog reads, all you do is eat out, party and cook! I'll produce your cooking/traveling&eating show anytime you're ready!
Kayla-When anyone asks my age I just say "I'm so old, I fart dust!"