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Retirement Party

11 Jun

Mom’s retirement party was yesterday and we all had a great time! I am pretty certain Hadley thought the party was for her– when people clapped for Mom, Hadley cheered and clapped and got many giggles. Many people said very nice, heartfelt and funny things about Mom’s long teaching career. It was nice to hear the stories from colleagues and parents of her children. The turn out was fantastic and Leigh and I enjoyed seeing people we had known for 30 years. One of Mom’s co-workers- I went to school with in middle and junior high and Leigh’s elementary band teacher remembered her playing the baritone horn.

Several students sent over art work to decorate the room (this one was only finished a few hours before the start of the party). We are so excited for Mom (and a tad jealous) that she is retiring! And, she has many great plans for the summer and upcoming year. All of her friends who have already retired kept saying they are so busy now that they are not quite sure how they use to fit work in 🙂

The first of the retirement parties

6 Jun


Mom is retiring this year (well, more like in two weeks) from teaching art. The county she works for honored all the retirees last week and I got to go with her.  There was over 200 people honored and the total years between all of them was 5,854 working for the same place!

There were lots of flashes going off in the room so it was hard to get a good picture but promise to have good pics from her big retirement party later this week. Kerry and I are very jealous of her retirement but she has worked so hard over the last 40+ years so it is very deserving!