Thanks for the kind words fellas. Rosie and I are looking forward to doing a lot of things around the barnyard as well as traving a bit more when our schedule allows.
It was a little hard to say goodbye the last couple of days. I made one last tour through the building hoping to meet as many of the folks as I could. Most either knew me by name or face but never put the two together. I seemed to get a lot of "So you're that guy" comments. Since I once had overseen the security unit of our building I made it a point to visit each of the officers at their posts to thank them. At a couple of my stops the officer would mention they appreciated that I took the time to visit. They said in the past, most retirees that had worked in the department would just slip out the door without saying anything. I always tried to let my employees know how they were doing, good or bad. I always felt you had a better team when they knew where they stood.
My administrative assistant (I sometimes slipped and called her a secretary, but she understood) has always been a bit camera shy, but at the going away party they held for me she handed her camera to another employee and asked for a picture with me.
Cathy is a top notch person and knows how to do just about everybody's position in our department. I have an idea who will be replacing me and I recommended to my boss that she be the one to fill that person's job if it came open. I think he was listening to me for a change.
Anyway, I now plan to slowly bring some of my Cubs out of hibernation and see what I can do with them. I may even have time to open a little parts outlet now that Ralph has left the business.
The last time I looked I had plenty of candidates for the hook.
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