Thursday, April 26, 2007

Congratulations John!!!

Today my friend John (Norma’s husband) bids adieu to life in the workplace and begins a life of retirement! Ahhhh… what a feeling that must be! Yes, this young guy has done his time and put in enough years to retire!

It will mean changes for Norma too as she and John have worked in the same location for as long as I’ve known them. They drive in together, eat lunch together and are an amazing couple! One of those couples I look at and think, ‘Someday if/when I meet Mr. Right, I hope to have the type of marriage that this great couple shares!' They remind me very much of my parents only a generation younger.

A couple of years ago John and Norma purchased this amazing car! Oh baby does it move! Ummm… not that I’d know… living in the city like we do. We wouldn’t go from 0 to 100 (km’s…don’t worry) in ummm…5 seconds would we John? Wheee! What fun! This summer John and Norma are taking to the road in this great car and heading across our beautiful country of Canada! Oh, I can only imagine how breathtaking it will be to travel through the Rocky Mountains with the roof down and the wind blowing in their hair! Hey….do you think they'd notice if I camp out in the back seat?

Until the big vacation there’s lots to keep John busy I’m sure. Since Norma and I will be holding down the fort at work I’m sure she can dream up a ‘Honey Do’ list for him at home. He’ll also be finishing the basements in his kid’s homes. Think he’ll notice if I add mine to the bottom of the list?

So John…..this post is to celebrate YOU! You’re an amazing guy, wonderful friend, tons of fun and an encouragement to many! The friendship I share with you and Norma is priceless and I cherish your family. You will be missed in many ways by many, many people!

Enjoy retirement! Snuggle those wonderful grandkids you’ve been blessed with Papa! It’s a whole new life opening to you and you deserve it! Cheers! Love ya.

PS – Give your wife a little push out of bed in the morning, ok? I have a feeling it will be much tougher for her to get up in the mornings for the first bit and I still need her here.


  1. Congrats to John & Norma...sounds like a lot of fun ahead for them both! :0)

  2. Congrats John & Norma! Enjoy retirement John and have a wonderful trip you two!

    Keep smilin!

  3. Congrats to John and Norma !!
    Enjoy every second !

  4. Happy retirement to JOhn! And hey, if you DO camp out in the back seat of their car (which is, I have to admit, kind of weird and stalker-ish), pop by my house in ALberta! I'll buy you some Tim Horton's coffee.....:-) Is that enough of a bribe?

  5. Wow congrtas to John..I am sure he won't be bored..what with all the grandkids and the honey do lists!

  6. What a lucky young guy!!! I'm sure he's worked hard and deserves it. Sounds like he has a wonderful family and of coarse a wonderful friend like you :-)

    (Olivia's lucky mom)

  7. Congrats to John! Retirement is always well deserved. I hope he gets a chance now to do everything he's always wanted to.


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