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Today is the first day of the rest of my life

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Today I retired from my job at Lockheed Martin after 26 years!. They have let me be a software coder, systems engineer, a database designer and User Interface Designer. Life has dealt me all spades. I am the luckiest person on the planet. I have had friends here that have worked alongside me for two decades. They are the finest friends I could have. I had my retirement luncheon yesterday. There were 40 people, the max that the restaurant I chose could accommodate. I guess there could have been more. People came from 30 miles away and returned from retirement to see me. There was a woman there, who had me as their first manager. The one who planned the lunch for me, I hired her daughter to work for me. It was a wonderful lunch. Both of my sons, one daughter in law, and my husband attended too.

It was awesome. Today I could have left at 10:30 but I'm still here at 12:00 since people keep stopping by to say goodbye. It is a bittersweet day but definitely the first day of my next threshold.
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    What a wonderful send off! Happy Retirment Adriena!
    1145 days ago
    Best wishes for a Happy retirement. May all your dreams come true emoticon emoticon
    1173 days ago
  • MARDEG918
    Welcome to the "retired" club.It is a great feeling to see all your co-workers come out for you. Enjoy your next stage in life.
    1173 days ago
    Oh how loved you were at your company! Such a wonderful send-off! You'll take some special memories with you. Have fun charting your new course! Did you see that I am doing a short course in aerial aerobics and pole dancing fitness? Yeah, man!
    1174 days ago
    What a wonderful good-bye, and a testament to how integral you've been at this company!

    And have a fabulous retirement!!! What are your thoughts for the next 20 or 30 years?
    1174 days ago
    Enjoy your time. So happy you're leaving with such great memories.
    1174 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    Congratulations! It sounds like it was a great send off, and I know you will enjoy retirement.
    1174 days ago
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    1174 days ago
    Congratulations on your retirement and your new chapter in life! How wonderful that you had such a lovely retirement luncheon! I always thought I would have something like that when it was my time - I worked for my company over 22 years. But about 3 years before I planned on retiring I was "downsized". I wasn't too happy about any of it at the time but have found that being my own boss and doing what I want when I want to do it is a pretty nice way to live!
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