Either I’m slightly younger than most of my contemporaries at work or they planned better than I have. Probably a little of both but an awful number of people I’m close with have or are retiring now. Which makes the job seem very different and not as much fun as it once was.
I noticed this trend about a decade ago when a number of people began retiring. Either people at my current job or longtime friends I’ve worked with. And yes a lot of them are slightly older. But today I was talking to someone my own age, another multi-decade newspaperman, and he is retiring. I was congratulating him on a significant company award and he shared the news.
Well, all I can say is it gets more and more lonely each year. Not that I don’t like the youngsters, it’s just we don’t have a history as I did with so many oldtimers.
You make loving fun video from 1977.
Random Thoughts of the Day
- Music again reminds me of the importance of living in the moment. And the ability to let myself go with the flow.
- The wind is nature’s way of sweeping.
- That will be me you hear cursing the cold at 5 am when I’m taking the trash out.
- Time to go Christmas tree shopping. I hope I don’t forget the smelling salts when I pass out from the price of trees this year.
December 1, 2022 at 2:29 AM
Are you looking forward to retirement?
December 1, 2022 at 2:45 AM
Oh my goodness YES. I have enough plans, desires, wishes to keep me busy well beyond the years I have left. I’m extremely excited about it. I will miss the challenges and people,. But I have two wonderful grandchildren to help me replace the people I miss.
December 1, 2022 at 8:00 AM
That all sounds good. Do you have long to wait?
December 1, 2022 at 11:15 PM
12 – 18 months most likely. If the company still wants my services.
December 2, 2022 at 2:36 AM
No time at all