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#4468897 - 04/04/19 06:11 PM Re: Retired [Re: LB4LB]  
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Originally Posted by LB4LB
Just think, you won't have to miss any Leafs playoff games this year. Things look shaky, might not be that many. biggrin


Yes playoff anxiety will be at peak levels next week. Dam Bruins again.


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#4468956 - 04/05/19 12:24 AM Re: Retired [Re: Zamzow]  
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Originally Posted by Zamzow
Funny, in my thirties I was doing fairly well and thought I might have a modest but do-able retirement, then my life went to such hell during my forties I doubt I'll ever be able to retire. If I lose the ability to work before I'm dead I'm going to be WISHING I were dead very quickly.

Right there with you.


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#4468957 - 04/05/19 12:29 AM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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You all make me feel guilty.

I’m living a real good retirement and am financially secure.

And I got good toys.


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Someday your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
#4468960 - 04/05/19 12:42 AM Re: Retired [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
You all make me feel guilty.

I’m living a real good retirement and am financially secure.

And I got good toys.

Don't feel guilty for having made good choices or having a little luck come your way. I am happy for anyone who can live the retired life and enjoy it. thumbsup


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#4468963 - 04/05/19 12:49 AM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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I'm kinds sorta working/retired. My wife and I have a real-estate franchise that gives us a reasonable living plus my half-pension. I have stage 4 cancer presently dormant but only work half days. My wife is 10 years younger and carries the business. It seems to work and we are reasonably OK financially and don't miss out on anything worth mentioning.


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#4468976 - 04/05/19 01:52 AM Re: Retired [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
You all make me feel guilty.

I’m living a real good retirement and am financially secure.

And I got good toys.


Not doing as well as you but I consider myself to be lucky. A mortgage that I can afford, two great dogs and enough money left over to do the things that I want.


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#4468979 - 04/05/19 02:32 AM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Don't feel guilty oldgrognard. You obviously made some good choices in life.


You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#4469007 - 04/05/19 11:01 AM Re: Retired [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
You all make me feel guilty.

I’m living a real good retirement and am financially secure.

And I got good toys.


I wager that your active life on the job was a bit less, hmm, "existentially secure" than most of ours, so maybe that evens out...

#4469008 - 04/05/19 11:34 AM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Indeed. Plus the toll on the body and health.

It wasn’t just the uncertainty you mentioned. In my year group only 34% of those who tried to make the 20 year retirement made it ( and that doesn’t count those who chose to leave). The rest were culled out by the promotion process, accession to Regular Army, disabling injuries, elimination for cause, RIFs, etc. Then there are the combat losses. Really hard on those who put in a lot of time and cost then did not make it to retirement. Most people don’t know that just making it to 20 years was a real achievement.

Wrote a lot of checks on my body that are being cashed now. But I’m still in good health and ability.

Worked another 15 years in civilian employment before fully retiring.

Would do it all again.



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#4469082 - 04/05/19 05:49 PM Re: Retired [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
Indeed. Plus the toll on the body and health.

It wasn’t just the uncertainty you mentioned. In my year group only 34% of those who tried to make the 20 year retirement made it ( and that doesn’t count those who chose to leave). The rest were culled out by the promotion process, accession to Regular Army, disabling injuries, elimination for cause, RIFs, etc. Then there are the combat losses. Really hard on those who put in a lot of time and cost then did not make it to retirement. Most people don’t know that just making it to 20 years was a real achievement.

Wrote a lot of checks on my body that are being cashed now. But I’m still in good health and ability.

Worked another 15 years in civilian employment before fully retiring.

Would do it all again.



Too true. One of my best friends retired after 26 years as a Command Sergeant Major. He did multiple tours in Korea and Vietnam and then worked for the local county government for many years before retiring. He considers himself lucky to have survived long enough to retire from the Army.


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