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Pig's Retirement Countdown... Last Day!!!
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Pig's Retirement Countdown... Last Day!!!

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:07 AM
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This will be my last day in the working world.

My wife and I have already started taking trips and seeing the world. We went to Venice and Greece back in June. In May we’ll be taking my son (who graduates from Clemson on May 9th) to London and Paris, and we are currently planning a trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. We also just got an invite to go to Cancun with about 6 other couples for a surprise birthday celebration in October. We will continue to take both long and short trips over the next 8-10 years before we start to slow down. 60-70 is go time… 70-80 is slow time… 80+ is no time…

My 1st home projects after retirement are to replace the springs on the garage doors, reroof the screen porch, and then gut our existing bedroom closet and remodel it to my wife’s specifications. I hope that retirement is everything I expect it to be. I hope that our health will last a long long time. My parents are both 94 years old, so with my genetics and all the medical advances in the world, I see no reason I can’t live to be 145 to 150 years old.

Wish me luck!!
Pig

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Congrats

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:13 AM
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Enjoy!

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Re: Congrats

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:32 AM
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Enjoy your retirement. I have and haven’t regretted retiring when I did. 13 years and enjoying every moment. I’m sure you will also.

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:31 AM
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Congratulations, Pig! I hope they throw you a gigantic Pig Party!

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:33 AM
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Go Pig!!!!

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Just be sure you have eyes in the back of your head today! I remember being

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:35 AM
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nervous as a cat my last day at the chemical plant, I was sure 30 years of good luck was going to run out of the horseshoe one day short. Thankfully, it did not. I wish the same for you, come home today with all the appendages you left home with, all in great shape!

Happy Retirement to a PIG!

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Re: Just be sure you have eyes in the back of your head today! I remember being

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:16 AM
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I have thought about that as well. I came with 10 fingers, I plan to leave with 10 fingers.

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:36 AM
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Congrats! Best wishes for a long and happy retirement and years of special times with your wife!

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Re: Pig's Retirement Countdown... Last Day!!!

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:43 AM
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Best of luck in your new chapter my friend. I envy your position. Turning 62 this year myself and diligently weighing my options on how to get to where you are! Congratulations!!

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Congratulations , May God bless yo

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:59 AM
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Feb 22, 2024, 8:00 AM
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Congratulations.

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:01 AM
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Remember, It’s better to wear out than rust out. Keep looking through the front windshield. This will your chapter to write with no outside influences to dictate your story. My first day on retirement I shot my alarm clock now retirement is everything I thought and hoped it would be. Congratulations and May God continue to bless you and your family.

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Re: Pig's Retirement Countdown... Last Day - couldnt resist.

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:03 AM
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https://youtu.be/eIjEauGiRLo?si=waPX4glhQ4FHIO53


I don’t think you are (were? 😊) in the same frame of mind as ol’ Johnny is singing about, but …..

Enjoy my friend!

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Re: Pig's Retirement Countdown... Last Day - couldnt resist.

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:18 AM
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Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: I bet you are this excited!

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:12 AM
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Feb 22, 2024, 8:14 AM
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:)

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:15 AM
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Congratulations, hopefully your last day is an all day party.***

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:25 AM
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Pro Tip: Yellowstone & the Grand Tetons.....

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:28 AM
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Go in October or early November. A little cooler, but smaller crowds.

Also, go online to the Nat'l Park Service and buy a senior Lifetime Pass. You'll thank me later.

Kang Grats!

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Congrats and best wishes, Pig!

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:30 AM
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I hope your retirement is everything you wish it to be.

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:40 AM
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Happy Retirement Day, Pig! Enjoy every minute!

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I would recommend you to visit China

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:49 AM
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First of all, don't trust what main media said about China. China is one of the most safest countries to visit. Go to Youtube or Reddit to get real information from others
Second, China has some natural and historical wonders in the world and different food
Third, Most of young Chinese can understand and speak a little English. You can also use translate APPS in your phone. Communication won't be the problem
The most of important is the cost. With the same budge, you will get much better experience in China than in Europe or Mexico

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Congratulations!

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Feb 22, 2024, 9:18 AM
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Enjoy your well-earned rest and relaxation!

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GO TIGERS!!!


congratulations!!!!!

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Feb 22, 2024, 9:18 AM
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Wishing you many years of health and a lot of fun!!

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Woo Hoo!! (in a good way)

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Feb 22, 2024, 9:20 AM
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Re: Pig's or it didn't happen. Sorry, couldn't resist.***

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Feb 22, 2024, 9:28 AM
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Feb 22, 2024, 9:34 AM
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Hats off to Pig, enjoy your new life!

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Feb 22, 2024, 10:21 AM
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Before I get caught up in the festivities, I just want to thank you guys and gals for the well wishes and advice. I need all the help I can get.
Y'all are the best!!!
Go Tigers!!!

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I have objections to thatno time as I am approaching that too fast

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Feb 22, 2024, 11:45 AM
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and still haven’t figured out those other times either.

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Re: I have objections to thatno time as I am approaching that too fast

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Feb 22, 2024, 12:22 PM
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Depending on your health. You need a whole new set of numbers superman.

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Where'd you get

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Feb 23, 2024, 3:21 PM
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"superman"? That's funny because my last name often autocorrects to superman - a school secretary laughed out loud yesterday when her phone did that when she was texting someone to let them know I was there.

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Feb 23, 2024, 3:36 PM
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Those phones really are smart!

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Re: Pig's Retirement Countdown... Last Day!!!

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Feb 22, 2024, 1:39 PM
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Congratulations, brother! Walking out the door leaving work today will be one of the strangest feeling
you’ve ever had. But it will feel great! Sounds like you’ve got big things planned. Hope you enjoy them all and more.

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Feb 22, 2024, 1:52 PM
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Congratulations, good luck and have a wonderful retirement.

GO TIGERS!!!

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Feb 22, 2024, 1:56 PM
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Congrats Pig. I retired two years ago, loving every minute of it. I have plenty to do, but it is at MY pace and convenience. You will love it.

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Feb 22, 2024, 5:14 PM
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I'm done!!!!!!!!

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Feb 22, 2024, 10:38 PM
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Wishing you joy and blessings in retirement.

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Feb 22, 2024, 5:43 PM
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God bless you, sir!

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Feb 22, 2024, 6:09 PM
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Happier than a pig in mud… Congrats!

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You dont need the luck.

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Feb 22, 2024, 6:29 PM
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Wishing you and Mrs. Pig the very best!

Recommend adding Grasslands Bat Park and The Badlands to the return journey.

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Congratulations Pig

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:47 PM
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On your retirement!

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Hey PiG..congrats Tiger but

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Feb 22, 2024, 9:08 PM
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I resented but understood your age comment where 80 + is close to the end of the line (ole JOE21 at 99 would have opined) but you’re right that one can not be a Sissy and survive it.

Lastly, be careful replacing that garage door spring(s) since they can cause injury and/or death.

Enjoy Sir..what I did 21 years ago and never looked back!!

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Congrats - been 3 years for me. Took a while to get used to it.

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Feb 22, 2024, 9:15 PM
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But it sure is nice. Lots of travel like you are planning. Germany, France, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, China, several islands in Caribbean. Enjoy it while your health is good.
Well done!
I plan on spending it all - much to my kids dismay.

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That'll do, Pig.... that'll do.

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Feb 22, 2024, 11:17 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjQtzV9IZ0Q

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Feb 23, 2024, 9:24 AM
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Congratulations. It's nice to see someone that has obviously worked hard and planned well. I hope you enjoy all in front of you and spread some love along the way.

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Good luck to our porcine pal!***

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Feb 23, 2024, 10:01 AM
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GoTiguhs!!


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Feb 23, 2024, 10:03 AM
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Pig, from one who is "already 80 and has not reach that slow down phase yet you have a great plan. Now, stick to the plan. Go Tigers.

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Feb 23, 2024, 2:24 PM
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Congratulations and may you have many years of retirement fun.

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Feb 23, 2024, 2:26 PM
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I always tell people, retire as soon as you can

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Feb 23, 2024, 2:33 PM
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I post this as a message to people who may be on the fence about retiring

I have raised some eyebrows in my world because I took an early retirement. I shut my business down and quit working long before most people do.

Why?

Four of my best friends from high school are already dead (before age 52). They never saw a minute of freedom in their life, worked until their last day on earth. Very sobering. I watched the same thing happen to two of my uncles, who literally died on the job.

Life expectancy right now sits around 77 years. That’s an average, so 50% of people don’t see 77. If you work till you’re 65 and you are a man, there is good chance you’ll only get 5-10 years of freedom before you die. The government wants you to work in till you’re 65, because they’re taking a bet that you only live a few more years, and you’ll die and it won’t have to pay your Social Security or Medicare benefits. What is this “retirement age” of 65 anyway? It’s a bogus number created by people who want you to work until you die. The moment it’s financially viable for you to retire, do it. You won’t regret it. It’s the best decision I ever made. We can travel with no problem. We do it on the cheap, because when you’ve got time to figure out inexpensive ways to do things, you can. $40 hotel rooms, $200 plane tickets, public transportation, it’s all out there for you. You can find discount travel anywhere in the world. Sure, we’ve had to do without hot water and air conditioning a few times, so what?

Also, once your kid hits 18, they should be mostly financially autonomous. Outside of maybe giving them an old car, it’s not your sole responsibility to provide them with a $200,000 college education, expensive clothes, insurance and spending money. They can help pay their way, and you can retire.

Life is meant for living, not working till you fall over dead and everything you’ve ever work for is in somebody else’s hands…

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Re: I always tell people, retire as soon as you can

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Feb 23, 2024, 3:44 PM
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I agree with almost all of that and worked my way into retiring just prior to my 60th birthday. The only point I disagree with is that I felt an obligation to get my kids through college if they wanted to go. Then they were expected to be self sufficient. Probably because my dad felt the same way and did the same for me until he had to retire on disability and couldn’t pay for the last year. I took a loan for that. Not saying that either is wrong or right, just a different opinion. But definitely agree about retiring as soon as fiscally possible and enjoying whatever time we have left.

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Congrats!***

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Feb 23, 2024, 3:17 PM
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Welcome to SIX SATURDAYS and a SUNDAY!!!!

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God Bless You and may you have a very


Feb 23, 2024, 6:44 PM
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Long and happy retirement.

91 days here.

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Feb 23, 2024, 6:47 PM
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Best wishes! I am jealous of the travels you have already accomplished. Enjoy times with family and friends, they pass quickly and we can’t count on tomorrow. And Go Tigers!

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That sounds like a blueprint for the retirement


Feb 23, 2024, 6:47 PM
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I will shoot for. You just left out one thing. You can now stay up as late as you friggin want to.

Every night is Friday night and every morning is Saturday morning. Enjoy!!!!!

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