Retired

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  1. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Okay, this is it. My last day. I'm going in, drink coffee, eat doughnuts........collect my retirement set of doubles,....... come home about noon and spend the rest of the day playing with my new truck and avoiding mowing the lawn....

    Hey! I'm retired........ I'll get to it whenever.........

    Good working at ABF. All in all, not a bad company to spend my last 25 years in.

    Of course I'll still post on here......... what else would I have to do at 5:30 in the morning?

    Good luck to all you gentlemen on here........ I hope you guys get a great contract next year. I'll be working with Local #30 on their proposals. Last time we presented 47 proposals, and not a single one made it to our contract....... mainly because our so-called Two Man committee was struck dumb by the power and majesty of her boss , Mr. Hoffa, and forgot to present them to the negotiating committee......

    Ain't gonna happen again........

    Gotta go now.... I hear Sears is having a sale on polyester pants, belts and suspenders, and flat hats......I better stock up....
     
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  2. Boilerpeddle

    Boilerpeddle Drawing found in trailer

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    Congratulations!!!
    You made it out alive, but not necessarily of sound mind and body, especially the former:438:.
    Enjoy your retirement and thanks for your contributions.
     
  3. pltjack

    pltjack My posts are for poor entertainment only!

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    Best wishes to you Canary!
     
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  4. Mike432

    Mike432 Well-Known Member

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    Congrads,
    I have another 3-5 years to work,But I'm starting the count down ...
     
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  5. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    Yesterday I started my eighth year of retirement. It's kinda hard to get use to at first. But then one morning you will wake up and wonder, what day is it ??? That's when you know your retired. Good luck, you earned it.
     
  6. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :15::19::36::bgroovy::bananapartyhat::bananag:
    Congratulations, Sir, good luck and I hope you enjoy your hard earned retirement. I do hope that you'll swing by and keep in touch with us and share your wit and wisdom. I didn't think that ABF issued retirement trucks anymore, you must be special...
     
  7. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations have a good retirement, you earned it.
     
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  8. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    Very best wishes for a wonderful retirement sir, well earned rest!!!!
     
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  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Best wishes Canary, I've been retarded 27yrs, biggest problem you will have now is this,
    you will work all day long and never know when you are finished
    Please continue to share your thoughts and wisdom.
     
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  10. mitch0307

    mitch0307 New Member

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    They never stopped giving the trucks to retirees...just switched to a different vendor when Winross went out of business.
     
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  11. 30yearman

    30yearman Active Member

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    Congratulations Canary, take it slow and easy. I've been retired 9 1/2 years and have loved every minute of it.
     
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  12. Rollin

    Rollin Member

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    Congrats on your retirement!
     
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  13. 00mustang

    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    Enjoy it and stay in touch 4 more and I'm out the door also
     
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  14. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Thank you all Gentlemen, for the congratulations. And I fervently hope that each one of you that isn't retired yet safely reach this stage.

    And for those that are already retired,....... Thanks for welcoming me to my new fraternity!

    Work is an aberration......... it is not a natural state of affairs....... I have now returned to my natural state,..... the one I was in just prior to my being forced into kindergarten some,... ahh,... oh, never mind how many years ago.......and started the path of drudgery where we had to listen to someone else tell us how to structure our days.........

    Free, now....... I just threw away all my wristwatches........ I'm going to use a sundial.....
     
  15. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You look much more relaxed already, you're wearing it well. And I don't think you'll even need a sundial, just stay in tune with your stomach and as old as you are you can tell by where the sun is in the sky if you'll have enough time to get that next project done.
     
  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Yep, you are on the right track, my watch retired same day, also gave away my "furniture" as you called it with CB still attached.
     
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  17. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    BTW you guys are really, really showing your age with the watch chatter, watches went out when cell phones came in. I'll bet that you both still have land line too, don't ya? Rotary dial? Party line?
     
  18. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    You gotta lot room to talk about age when you mention Party Lines.
    No land line , I do have friends that have both.
    You remember getting chewed out dialing before listening?
    Bet we have some on here that don't.
     
  19. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse HILLARY 2020

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    Welcome to retirement where the highlight of the day is a good bowel movement.
     
  20. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ROFLMAO Sorry, amigo, when we had that party line the phone hung on the wall about about 5' 6" and all I could reach was that spiral cord that hung down to the floor. And I do not remember how many rings were ours but I knew that there was a difference and to this day I remember who the other party was that was on it and approximately what house was theirs.
     

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