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    Well, you C&W music fans can fill in the words in the title of the classic Johnny Paycheck song.

    Yesterday, 30 April 2007, was my last day workin' for the man! I am now officially retired. Henceforth, my occupation is "gentleman of leisure". My wife says a more accurate description would be "unemployed old geezer". I like mine better.

    So what to do with my newfound freedom? More range time, obviously. Certainly I'll be giving my fly rods a good workout. Heck, maybe I'll even go into politics. I darn sure won't miss the graveyard shifts I've worked for the last 15 years.

    Ah, life is good.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry


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    Wow, congratulations.

    I want to retire early, I'm on track too. I plan to day trade as a form of quasi-work/socially acceptable gambling.

    If you get into politics will that be citizen lobbying? If so me and the wife have a few pointers.

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    Did you give your boss that new Halmark card with that tune when you left?
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    They are left in full possession of them."

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    Thumbs up

    Congrats!
    Are ya going to buy a pair of bright white shoes and some green plaid slacks?
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    Congrats
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    Congrats!

    Hope to follow your lead in a couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Congrats!
    Are ya going to buy a pair of bright white shoes and some green plaid slacks?
    don't ya mean socks and sandals?
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    Congradulations on your retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    don't ya mean socks and sandals?
    I think the white dress shoes with black socks while wearing shorts is more classic to the "true" retiree.

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    Congrates!! You could do what half the people I work with have done... retire and then get a part time job at a gun shop...lol. Stand around, drink coffee, talk to other retired people about the good'ol days, harass the new young employee and occasionally sell guns.

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    One unemployed old geezer to another; Welcome to the ranks of retirement and the status of Gentleman of leisure. That is, after you catch up on the Honey Do's. I have been retired for five years and every time I get to a place that the Honey do's are almost completed more seem to magically appear.
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    Congratulations on the retirement. I suspect I will expire before I retire. My cousin told me a few months ago that he was looking in the hymn book at church and found a song about his retirement plan. Like an idiot I asked him what it was. He said, "Number 608. Look it up when you get home." That made me even more curious, so when I got home I pulled down the Baptist Hymnal and looked at number 608. I laughed out loud and decided that the hymn book has my retirement plan too. Oh, in case you are wondering, number 608 is:

    "We'll Work Till Jesus Comes"

    Congratulations on having the foresight to choose to work for one place for a long time and then retire. My problem is that I have bounced from one place to another all my life. Only within the past 12 years have I been able to settle down to something I really enjoy and that presents new challenges often enough to keep me from getting bored.

    Enjoy the fishing, the shooting, and even the honey dos.
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    Congrats...

    let me know how it works out....

    everyone I know who is retired is doing MORE Work than when they worked...

    Last edited by MR D; May 2nd, 2007 at 12:10 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Great Terry - now go please yourself - and that includes what the heck you choose to wear!
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


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    Only 20 more years for me
    A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

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