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Old 01-03-2008, 08:54 PM   #21
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Congrats and welcome to the club. Some one show Purron the secret handshake.
Is there a new one?

Last one ruptured a kidney and broke two fingers.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:47 PM   #22
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Congratulations Purron ,
If you send me $9.95 just for shipping I'll send you the secret handshake plus the booklet about where super models retire to and the early retirement fez ! Plus this bonus booklet just for you how 4% withdrawal is just for wimps ! This offer expires in eight minutes so act fast .
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:49 PM   #23
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Let the exhiliration begin!!

Here's a little diversion for you----the first time you realize you don't remember which day of the week it is, make a notation. Then consider that you have reached a milestone. You are then offically "oblivious" to the everyday affairs of normal, unretired, still w*rking men and women!!

Congratulations, and please let us hear your ongoing story, some newly discovered day-to-day pleasures, and just generally how (good) it's going.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:02 PM   #24
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joke but maybe we should make one up.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:30 AM   #25
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Congrats on your ER!!!!

If the FIRE Handshake were not a secret then it wouldn't be the "Secret Handshake" would it?

We have to be sure you are really retired before we can show it to you.

Welcome to the club........................did we mention the Secret Decoder Ring and Executive Restroom Key?

Glad to have you as "one of us."
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:24 AM   #26
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Congrats on your ER!!!!

If the FIRE Handshake were not a secret then it wouldn't be the "Secret Handshake" would it?

We have to be sure you are really retired before we can show it to you.

Welcome to the club........................did we mention the Secret Decoder Ring and Executive Restroom Key?

Glad to have you as "one of us."
Hey Hey ... don't give it all away Steve
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:11 AM   #27
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Purron, congratulations!!!, welcome to the RE club. I've been gone 6 months and still smiling every day. You wont need to wear a watch anymore as your time is your own not somebody else's.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:16 AM   #28
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Congratulations Purron....here's to more naps with the fur babies and a life of total freedom....thanks for being an inspiration!
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:29 PM   #29
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Congrats Purron! I am toasting you with my 2nd Corona. Your fur babies will definitely love it. My 5 fur babies give me accusing looks when I come home from one of my 2 1/2 hour luncheons! My watch band broke the night before I left for Hawaii in 01/07 and I have not worn a watch since that time. My DH was desperately trying to think of gifts for me for Christmas and mentioned that I needed a watch and I told him that I definitely did not need a watch. (Told him to buy me an excursion for the cruise that I am going on 01/19/08! I prefer experiences to material things). Anyway, I truly hope that you enjoy your retirement as much as I am enjoying mine.

Dawg52,

All I can say is you are a good man! Hope your replacement truly appreciates your sacrifice!
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:48 AM   #30
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Congratulations -- it only gets better!
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:07 PM   #31
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:28 PM   #32
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That was too funny CFB!!!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:02 PM   #33
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Congratulations to you and especially your kitties.

One thing I noticed after retirement, is that my cats despite having a cat door, really liked having me home, demands for me a doorman, groomer, and food dispenser increased dramatically
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