One great thing about retirement is...
... that every day is holiday.
Sure is nice to have the option of doing what one pleases.
(Single folks, that is).
Someone asked a while ago whether hubbie should retire at 55.
Some of us said that if he has enough strings on his violin that he won't get bored out of his mind, if wifie can stand having him around underfoot every day, and if they have enough to live on for 50 years, including counting on the erosion of the value of their assets due to inflation - to go for it.
My ex-, for a number of years head of food service at a major hospital, thought it wise to take early retirement when there was talk of closing her institution or a similar one in a nearby city. She figured that the golden handshake would likely be preferable to accepting a severance package on closing.
Had ten years to run around having fun, including, as a citizen of the U.S., spending from Christmas till March in FL - TX.
When she, dietitian, died - ironically, of colon cancer - our kids said that in the ordinary course of things, she'd have retired about a year earlier.
And I added that she'd have been ill for more than half of that year.
Good wishes for a wonderful New Year, everyone.
Smile at every person that you meet - they'll wonder what you've been up to.