Welcome back!

spikeFebruary 8, 2002

This forum has been resurrected at popular request, but only contributing members will be able to post here.

I hope this proves popular!

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ginger_st_thomas

Thanks! Glad to see it back since in under 10 years I hope to be retiring.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2002 at 10:39AM
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rosie_ga

Just recently retired......this should be a great forum. Thanks.....

    Bookmark   February 8, 2002 at 11:42AM
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katclaws_mo

Thanks, Spike!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2002 at 11:46AM
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Linda352

This should be interesting. I've been retired (or I should say that I retired myself from my job)for almost a year now. My DH retires in less than a year and a half. I'll be checking in hear often to see what I can expect when his time comes. Will I be laughing or crying?.....

    Bookmark   February 8, 2002 at 2:30PM
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mamatoad

Thanks, Spike! I opted to take early retirement six years ago when the company was sold and offices moved across town.
My husband retired this past October and we are still adjusting to 24/7 togetherness. So far, we haven't had any major conflicts. We love to travel and we have hobbies to keep us busy.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2002 at 2:00AM
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Marie_TX

Thanks, Spike. I retired at 57 yrs and went back to graduate school shortly thereafter. Now I am working in the graduate school also, and feeling younger than ever. I thoroughly enjoy it. -- Marie

    Bookmark   February 9, 2002 at 2:24AM
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des_arc_ya_ya

Thanks, Spike, we appreciate it.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2002 at 2:43AM
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kathyg_in_mi

Thank you Spike. My hubby and I have bought our retirement home (up north) and just have to get the last 2 out of college. Hubby retired and got a new job to afford it all. Am glad to see this forum return. Hope to use it a lot. Just became a member and will let people know I think it is the best $15 I ever spent.
Kathy G in MI

    Bookmark   February 10, 2002 at 11:18AM
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betty_the_villages

I am so happy that Spike did this for us. I missed this forum so much. We live in "The Villages" retirement community in Florida. We moved here about 6 months ago. It is like living in a play land for active adults. There is so much to do here. We use our golf carts to do and go where ever we need to go. The weather today is 74 degrees. The coldest months are December through February.
Betty in Florida
betty@thevillages.net

    Bookmark   February 10, 2002 at 3:37PM
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bill_h

GLAD ITS BACK! I WIL BE RETIRING IN 10 YRS.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2002 at 8:49PM
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betty_the_villages

Bill,
Ten years will fly by, make the best of them. When we are young we think we will never get old. But old age and retirement comes before you even look in the mirror :-))
Have a great Day!
Betty in Florida

    Bookmark   February 14, 2002 at 11:13AM
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pinecone

THANKS SPIKE for the return of the retirement forum!

Here is a suggestion...ask for a year of The Garden Web, The Home Site the next time your Birhtday pops up. It is a lot better than another nick nack you no longer want to dust or PJs that don't fit!!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2002 at 3:27PM
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gandle

Haven't posted before, my 8th year of retirement. Was 68 when I hung it up.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2002 at 9:52PM
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craftyrn

Thanks Spike for bringing it back,

Diane

    Bookmark   February 22, 2002 at 11:13PM
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Cara_6

Thanks for bringing this back, Spike. DH and I will be on this quite often.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2002 at 11:18AM
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Tris

Thanks Spike I just found this site and now I know about it will be visiting often.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2002 at 3:21PM
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joyfulguy

Hello all,

It's been just over a year since Spike resurrected this forum.

Time to evaluate.

Has it met your needs?

Have you learned some useful things?

Have you made some new friends?

What other topics would you like to consider?

I'd read some threads some months ago - but couldn't post as I hadn't become a member.

After a trip to the U.S. last summer I had some funds left over, so thoughtI would send some.

Finally did.

So here I am.

For info on what who I am and what I'm about - read my profile.

It's a good day when you can bring a good gift to someone - and bring a smile to their face. Many retirees don't need any more "stuff" - they'd appreciate some time, some talk, to be taken to an interesting or fun-filled gatheringf, etc.

Good wishes for health, happiness, friends, enough to live on and some interesting things to do.

joyful guy/Ed

    Bookmark   February 22, 2003 at 1:58AM
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lulie___wayne

Thanks, Spike. I know it will prove to be helpful to many people, including me.
Lu

    Bookmark   March 11, 2003 at 12:27AM
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