May your retirement be beautiful
Grand Musician of the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Texas 2008-2009, 2015-2016,
2018-2020(and the beat goes on )
When asked 'Why the Kilt?'
I respond-The why is F.T.H.O.I. (For The H--- Of It)
- Fred in Skirts
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Retirement is stressful at its best especially when you are used to running the job every day and suddenly you have no job to run.
"The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle."
"It is better to be hated for what you are than be loved for what you are not" Andre Gide: 1869 - 1951
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For my retirement I have once again contributed to local Global Warming and invested in tons of solid fuel....Turf. I am aware that all sorts of treasures thousands of years old have been unearthed preserved in bogs and my efforts revealed this remnant of an old turf wall today. Exhaustive dating procedures came up with a result that this remnant dates all the way back to 2018.
To protect Beachlion's structural sensibilities, I have cropped off the door at left!
Semi-retirement, really. I'm still chipping away at 'The Face' while they let me.
- Master Barista
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Tom: I do hope we can have that traipse around Boston's North End someday, even if many of the touchstones are gone. But, like historical novelists, I can weave a good yarn and have managed to snare a (slightly) younger co-worker into an interested state to do the thing. "Once this pandemic is over, I'm in!", came the response when I mentioned the notion in passing as I was commenting on how cities sometimes tell their histories independent of what the local governments may be doing to the raiment.
'Tis good to hear that the new Children's Hospital won't damage the canal-works of Dublin. History deserves to live alongside the present wherever possible.
I still marvel at the fact that a century ago I could have started a journey to Dublin, or London, or the antipodes starting with a short walk. Today it requires all manner of unpleasantness -- starting with automobile travel because one cannot avoid that in the modern world. You see, where I used to live I was only a five or ten minute walk from one of the train stations in my old town (we actually had two, one in the valley near the centre of town and the other up on the hillside; when the reservoir for Boston was built in 1895 the valley was flooded, and now the old "downtown" is about 50 feet down, quite literally. Today, it's a bit different; it would be quite a haul to get to even the original train station in the valley (part of my current town having been submerged in the same act that drowned much of my old one). Today, the nearest railway station is in Worcester -- a fifteen or twenty minute car ride away...