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The Long Goodbye

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by P Thought, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Today's the last day of classes. I've been saying goodbye to kids all day, signing yearbooks. The seniors are gone, but they honored me by inviting me to speak at their graduation. Our superintendent came in this morning (his daughter's in my class) and signed my yearbook. Tomorrow is last day for staff: I'll go to our end-of-the-year meeting, finish grading a few "stragglers"' papers, turn in my grades, say some goodbyes to my colleagues, turn in my keys and go home.

    Changing careers, I turned 40 in teaching school. I've loved almost every minute of my time here--18 years--and in the three schools before that, my first six years. It might not really hit me until September, but I'm retired now. This is going to be great!
  2. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    Is your name Mr. Chips?
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  3. -speakeasy-

    -speakeasy- TDPRI Member

    Dec 5, 2016
    Shakopee, MN
    Congrats on a great career. I come from a family of teachers and its so much more than a job. Its a vocation you're called to do.

    Enjoy your summer and good luck with the transition next September.
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  4. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Ha! I've thought about that. . . .
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  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
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  6. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I retired 9 years ago after 31 years in the classroom. The last week of school was a little weird knowing I'd be turning in my keys forever. Retirement is great though and I've never regretted it, but I have stuff to do to keep myself occupied. Retirement weeks go by way faster than work weeks. Retirement years go way faster than school years. That's the only drawback...:) Best of luck in your new endeavor!
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  7. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

    May 25, 2007
    St. Croix, USVI
    Congratulations and a tip of my hat to you. A dear friend of mine retiring from teaching. She turns 66 this year and wants to travel
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  8. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Congratulations and thank you for your service to our communities.
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  9. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Holic

    Aug 5, 2015
    Santa Cruz CA
    Congrats. Most people that were happy in their careers and life before retirement are happy and successful in retirement.
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  10. don71

    don71 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2009
    Central Missouri
    Congratulations! I hope you have a splendid send-off and enjoy your retirement.
    I can't help but think of the young people you might have inspired.
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  11. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Well done for all those you’ve taught. And inspired.
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  12. Mr Ridesglide

    Mr Ridesglide Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Dec 11, 2009
    Bloomington, MN
    Good Work Sir! Turn the pages and enjoy the next several chapters ....
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  13. bluesky1963

    bluesky1963 Tele-Holic

    Apr 1, 2011
    Glendale, AZ
    Based on the tread title I would have guessed it was Marlowe.
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  14. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    That's me boned then...
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  15. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hotlanta, GA
    Wow. It's the middle of June and they are still in school?

    When do the first and second semester start in that district?
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  16. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 12, 2016
    Virginia Beach, Va
    My mom taught or was a librarian for over 30 years. She loved going back every Sept. Even 20 years after she retired she still kept up with education and you could still see her getting a little excited when schools were about to start up every fall
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  17. Tele1966

    Tele1966 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 30, 2014
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  18. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    That's what I say! School starts the day after Labor Day, second semester around the end of January. We're all pretty well baked by the first of June, but have to stay past the middle. . . .

    But it's all over now, Baby Blue!
  19. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 26, 2014
    You do know that in six months you'll be wondering how you ever found time to go to work.

    Enjoy the future.
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  20. sean79

    sean79 Poster Extraordinaire

    That’s great. Enjoy your time. And you’re right; it’s really going to hit you in September.
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