Mary’s Last Day Of Work (…At The Office)

I love how in horror movies, the person will ask, “Is anyone there?” As if the killer would say, “Oh yeah, I’m in the kitchen. Want a sandwich?”

It’s Monday, a very special Monday, so here goes the song of the week from my old memories.   I remember 1958 well. I danced to his music in the gym in high school; they called them sock-hops!

Today is a special day.  Mary goes to work for the last time! It’s a little scary, primarily since she has worked since she was fourteen.  Forty-three years a doctor taking care of others, now all she has is me to take care of.

I am looking forward to having her to myself every day without her departing for Huntington Beach twice a week!  She is not too sure, but the fun is just about to start!!!

Look out world, here we come!!!

I remember well the day I hung up my hat, which was 5359 days ago  ( 14 Years, 8 Months, and 1 Day).  We celebrated this evening, and I tried to get her to sing along with Willie Nelson!

While Mary worked, I also worked around the house.  I cleaned up the leaves from yesterday’s windstorm, straightened up the workbench, put away the slow-cooker meal, walked Five Miles, did some wash, and went to Home Depot.  I finally got cleaned up at 4:00 PM and headed to Mary’s work for the last time.

The traffic was heavy, but I was on a mission.  When I arrived, Mary had been the center of attention all day.  She was wearing her Retirement Crown!

Lookin’ good Doctor Mary!

We needed to get to Patty’s Place to start celebrating.  Remember, you’ll never have to ask for a day off ever again! We decided we would leave her stuff at the office, go over Friday with the van, and pick it up.

Mary was escorted in, and everybody wished her Happy Birthday because of the hat; we had a good laugh about that!

You, my subjects, may now be seated!

Everybody got there right on time with David and Dianne leading the parade of merrymakers, or should I say Mary makers?

Always a smile,

Dianne is always a pleasure to be around!

Great friends!

Becky and Mary make a chip-shot toast to Mary’s retirement.  Remember: Think about retirement as being two six-month holidays per year.

Mother and daughter time! Becky enjoyed the party! Retirement isn’t the end of the road, but just a turn in the road.

It was an enjoyable evening of fun with family and friends.  We missed Dan this evening, but he had an engagement he had to make, but we got Becky, and that was good.

We are there

Come a little bit vloder!

Robin came directly from work since work was a 1/2 mile away!

We found Patty’s Place, our happy place!

I had no idea what to get Dr. Mary, so I decided roses would make her happy, one for each year she practiced medicine.  She will have to count them when we get home! I reminded Mary, “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.”

We are going to have a lot of fun together!

We headed home and crashed; it was an exciting day. No more getting up early unless we want to, and goodbye 22 (the freeway)

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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