Thursday, June 13, 2013

Quote du jour/Miss Read

I had good health, a dear little house, and, even more precious, a host of friends.
These things spelt happiness.
Miss Read
A Peaceful Retirement 1996

Today is the first day of Tom's retirement after 34 years of teaching.


29 comments:

  1. Exciting! Here's to simple pleasures and time to enjoy them.

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  2. Well - here's to a nice new life for that Tom! And many years of health to enjoy it for both of you. x
    Mrs Mac

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  3. Congratulations to you both! May the days ahead be a pleasure.

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  4. This picture reflects one happy man. Enjoy all your retirement Tom.!

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  5. There he is with his tractor. And so it begins, huh? What's the first project? LOL

    I need to send you a picture of my hubby with his tractor. He loves it. :-)

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  6. That's wonderful. I'm sure you will both find plenty to keep you busy. Enjoy!

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  7. I remember that day. (But you know you won't really notice the full effect until the day he would have had to be back for Fall term.) Congratulations and many many years of happiness ahead (in this picture, he looks like he's off to a great start!). Contrary to common opinion, I remember noticing back then, when we first retired, that those people who are happiest in their jobs are happy in retirement too..!)

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  8. Congratulations to Tom! Retirement really is everything they say it will be. Heaven to have so much more time to read.

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  9. 34 years of teaching! Tom, you deserve a nice retirement!
    Lucky you, to enjoy it with NAN!!

    After my in-laws retired, I remarked at the heavily pencilled in calendar that they had on their wall, they said, "oh yes, since we have retired, it's all GO". Busy and happy for you too, I hope.

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  10. Congratulation, Tom! Wishing you both a very happy retirement.

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  11. I salute anyone who taught for over 30 years! I've been in education for most of my life but not in the trenches. Thank you and enjoy your retirement. It doesn't look like you are going to become a couch potato.

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  12. Here's to a happy, peaceful retirement for Tom!

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  13. Congratulations, Tom! All our best, Les and Rod.

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  14. Congratulations! Here's to many happy years!

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  15. It's fantastic, and I have no doubt that Tom's retirement will be as happy as Miss Read's was - only with some added benefit (you and your lovely farm, and daughter and son-in-law nearby!).

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  16. I hope you and Tom enjoy many happy years of his retirement.
    After thirty four years, shouldn't he get a medal?

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  17. Congratulations, Tom, I hope you enjoy retirement and have many wonderful years ahead.

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  18. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement, Tom. You will find that there aren't enough hours in the day to do all you want, and there are always books!

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  19. Congratulations Tom, on 34 years teaching. I'm sure your pupils will miss you a lot as I'm sure you were a fantastic teacher and role model.
    I hope your retirement is full of quiet, and not so quiet, joys, and that you both enjoy the new rhythm of life.

    carole

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  20. Fitting quote to such an occasion. Congratulations to Tom on his retirement!

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  21. Congratulations to Tom on his retirement!! How nice, after 34 years of dedicated service to the young people of your community, that you both can now "set your own agenda for the day" and enjoy some time for yourselves. I'm so happy for you! My best wishes to you both on this next adventure in your lives! [I have 2 1/2 days to go before my own retirement adventure begins after 27 years!]

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  22. Congrats to Tom for some well-deserved free time, and to you Nan for lots of happy times together.

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  23. Congratulations to Tom on his retirement! My parents both work in the school system (dad as a high school math teacher, mom as a librarian) and they both retired from their schools at the end of this school year. They didn't have quite the long tenure as Tom. They are moving from Maine to Vermont to live with my grandmother, and my dad will probably try to find a new job there, but he doesn't know in what.

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  24. Thank you all. Your words mean so much to both of us.

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  25. Fantastic Tom! Hope you're well rested for all the projects ahead.

    Bill

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  26. Man + tractor = happiness (and now, the time to fully enjoy it). Good wishes to you both!

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  27. Congratulations on your retirement! May years of wonderful time together lie ahead of you!

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  28. How wonderful, Tom! Congratulations and may you and Nan enjoy many happy days ahead!

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