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Friday, March 2, 2012

Switchin' Hats

After 40 years at the paper mill,
Bill is hanging it up.
He says he's ready to switch hats.
As of today, he has retired his lunchbox,
that box that no longer comes clean.
It's time to relax.
Our first road trip will not take us far.
We have GrandLoves to hug, and their Mom's and Dad's.
We will do as little as possible at first.
We will watch and just enjoy the view
as we boggy-on down the road.
We will have a few laughs
Lots of laughs.
We will go fishing. That 'cat ' sure was good.
It jumped right in the pan.
We hope to see this again sooner rather than later.
One of the road trips of our future.
Naaaa, it isn't time to leave just yet.
What's the hurry.
We really do not know what is in store for us.
We do know one thing. We will probably continue to do
whatever we did on our weekends together.
No matter what it is, I'm sure we will work hard,
eat healthy and just continue to love our life.
We are fortunate to have nothing but time,
time to just pick up and go if we want.
That starts tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping.
Now, I have to throw a travel bag together.
Hey, where's my hat?

Have a great weekend.


Jill said...

Congratulations to Bill on his retirement! I just know you will have wonderful stories to tell of your time and travels together. This will be a wonderful time for you both.
*HUGS* and more *HUGS*

Fred Alton said...

CONGRATULATIONS Bill and Dar!!! It is wonderful to be retired and (with your positive and creative attitudes) I'm sure you are going to enjoy it immensely. God Bless you both and give you long life and good health in the coming years.

Muffy's Marks said...

Congratulations. Paper Mill work is hard work, and Bill deserves to retire. Have a wonderful time on your new life, and adventures. We both retired last year, in fact right around this time. We have never looked back and wished we would have stayed working. We do what we want when we want. I hope you enjoy your retirement as much as we do.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wow! 40 years is a huge milestone. Congratulations on his retirement! I've no doubt it will be productive in a totally new way.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Good luck to you and Bill. Just be careful, when my hubby retired 2 years ago, he lost 10 lbs and I gained 10 lbs. It took us a while to get our eating time to coordinate!
Enjoy your new life to the fullest!!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, good luck to both of you!!!

jack69 said...

You guys are gonna have so much fun. Retirement is not for folks who had a job that was their 'only' life. Knowing you guys the interests are so varied you will be confused which direction to go first. CONGRATULATINS TO BILL and you, msy your ship sail with the best winds. Looking forward to reports of the NEW adventures.
Love for down here.

Cher' Shots said...

Congrats to the new retiree! The next couple of months will be a transition in how YOUR daily routine will change ... but once you get used to him being home ALL day, spring should be here and he'll be outside! Ahh...
'love & hugs from afar'

Chatty Crone said...

Congratulations - I wish y'all the very best. sandie

Shug said...

Congrats on his retirement..This is something that most of us long for and then when it happens, we don't know what to do...Enjoy every single minute of it!
Have fun.

~mel said...

Well it's about time he hung up that hat and retired that old lunch box. A few more years and we'll be right there with ya ~ in the meantime ... think of us as you're traveling around checking out what this great country has to offer.

Paula said...

Hey thats great. Wishing you both lots of fun and relaxation.

Michelle said...

Congrats to Bill and ENJOY your time together!

Suz said...

oh that is so wonderful....now you can sleep in....

imac said...

DH will wonder how he found time to go to work - lol.
I finished 2 weeks ago, and boy, I havent stopped yet.
Congrats to you both, get out and about and enjoy life, do all the things that you promised yourselves.

Good luck to you both.

Anonymous said...

congratulations and tell him to enjoy.

Joe said...

I have a lunchbox likes Bill's that won't come clean anymore...drives my wife crazy ;).

Lucy said...

Congrats on the retirement and hope you get to enjoy it for a long while.

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Cicero Sings said...

Enjoy! Retirement is grand. One can march to the beat of their own drum at last ... well almost.