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Old 02-11-2015, 01:20 PM   #21
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I am curious: do the 89ers recall what they did on or immediately after their last day of work?

(I'll guess it wasn't "logged in to early-retirement.org")
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:11 PM   #22
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I am curious: do the 89ers recall what they did on or immediately after their last day of work?

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Easy to remember this... Went to the hospital for sigmoid section. Unusually long 4 1/2 hour operation, and a 10 day hospital stay. Three months for full recovery. I had been running my own business with two of my sons. They took over and after many, many calculations DW and I took a chance, let them run the business, and decided to live whatever life would be left.

Turned out pretty well. Never expanded into the planned franchising of my computer based sign business... at the same time as FastSigns was developing. Instead we squeezed through the early days and remain totally happy today. Never looked back to a shoulda, coulda, woulda regret.

So no big celebration on that first day, but made up for that every day since.
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I am curious: do the 89ers recall what they did on or immediately after their last day of work?

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I'm just an hono[u]rary member, but I remember very vividly.

On Friday, I officially retired from the US Air Force, with all the usual folderol in a Pentagon conference room.
On Saturday, I drove from there to Ohio.
On Sunday, I married DW and we flew off to northern California for a honeymoon.

Definitely a memorable weekend!
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:23 AM   #24
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Kinda like asking 'do you remember where you were on 9/11?'. Some things are more memorable than others and I think early retirement is one of them.

I too retired on a Friday and on Saturday I was hung over. My advice, try to avoid attending your own retirement party if you can.

Actually, I would say the 'day of' was really pretty anti-climatic. More of a relief than an 'exciting' day. That life was finally over with. Thank goodness.
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Whoa, y'all are serious fossils. And that coming from Gen X. Damn, I graduated HS in 1988. Congrats on all these years of retirement!
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Whoa, y'all are serious fossils.

Hey, now! They are trailblazers, showing the way!
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Has it come to this?
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Whoa, y'all are serious fossils.
You're on the same side of this curve as the rest of us. At What Age Am I Older Than Most People? | FiveThirtyEight

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Has it come to this?
You forgot the walker...
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Let's not get pedantic guys.
Well, that's a case of the pot calling the kettle black!
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I've been using it lately:
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Hey, where can I get one of those braumeister?
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You're on the same side of this curve as the rest of us. At What Age Am I Older Than Most People? | FiveThirtyEight

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You forgot the walker...
And from the article:
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Don’t feel glum though, Martha. As an American, you can expect to live to 79. That’s seven years longer than the average person on the planet.
Uh oh!
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And from the article:

Uh oh!
And you're posting this on Friday the 13th. You know that that means...
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