Everything is Gravy Now

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0011Twenty-one years ago, I retired from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Which means that I have now been retired longer than I was on active duty. It is not really a big deal or anything of consequence to most, but to me it is one of those achievements that I tend to notice.

I am one of the lucky ones, there are many military retirees that did not live that long after they retire, so it marks a small check mark on the life balance sheet.

It is another one of those signs of getting older that I seem to keep creeping up to or is it crashing into. Whichever it is, I hope there are many, many more of these signs as I keep moving forward towards the end of my time here.

May that time be many years in the future and that the future will be as good as the last 21 years have been.

2 thoughts on “Everything is Gravy Now

  1. These milestones are great and weird all at once. I went to an alumni event in the area, and there were four young people who also work at Corning there and we were chatting. I have a college jacket that I was wearing, very distinctive and always gets comments … and one of the people mentioned she loved the jacket, and at that moment it occurred to me that the jacket was older than all of those engineers, including the one who has been married more than a year that I worked with on a project 4 years ago … 🙂

    But as you say – here’s to hoping that I can be wearing that same jacket to another event in 25, 30 or so years from now!

    Congrats on the milestone!

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    • I think that it is the small things in life that can be important – those little thing add up and as we age, they begin to take on a different meaning and maybe importance. I would love to do another 21 years of life as good as the past 21 years have been. 🙂 I think that we both are very lucky with the lives we lead. 🙂

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