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To Brett & Bob Platz
Brett: I agree with your logic, and at some time in the future I'll probably scale back and devote more time to building, but if I just stop working abruptly I know I'll go south quickly. Bob: I always DO thank veterans and I do not take their (your) service for granted. I am humbled by the great amount of sacrifice done by veterans to keep me free. That sounds like a trite cliché but I mean it. Thanks for keeping my smart ass safe! BUT- I still get to break your balls- that's the rules!
Congratulations, Mardis and good on you!
Best wishes for decades of healthy, happy, thoroughly enjoyable retirement!
I'll be 66 just before Christmas, which is full retirement age for me but I still work full time and intend to keep doing so as long as I'm in good health. I'm lucky enough to like what I do for a living and also can't budget my time worth a damn. I firmly believe that you whither if you retire and statistics show that people die earlier when they retire early. At some point I might scale back and not work full time, but I'll keep working as long as I can in the meanwhile.
Be careful what you wish for. I thought I would have an abundance of time for ship building, but it hasn't worked that way. My wife had a lot of "honey-do's" and since she now has some medical issues, a lot of my time is spent as caregiver. So, retirement hasn't gone as planned. Good luck.
Thanks everyone. Now I have time to build my fleet.
HI.. I retired in 1994 after working 47 years
(4 years U.S. Navy) as a toolmaker.
Now I appreciate it that some continue working
paying my S.S. Your my heroes!
Thank you Bob Platz
Thank a VET!
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