Clothes of the past

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Clothes of the past

Post by brothers » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:56 am

Doing only what I want to do and of course what Mrs. brothers puts on my list. Tailored suits, qualilty dress shoes, barely-worn ties, fresh dress shirts. Rarely used now, mostly for going to funerals (more often now than before, that's understood) or rare special occasions. Otherwise just getting dusty. A new daily routine of a leisurely shower and shave, (or not!) wearing clothes that used to be reserved only for weekends and vacations. Every day is a beautiful gift just waiting to be filled with positive stuff. Keeping track of the day of the week and the time of day is simply irrelevant.
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by pausted » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:00 pm

Gary, you have described exactly my situation in life. I couldn't have said it better. Ain't retirement great! :D
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Squire » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:44 pm

My take on it is life is great and at this stage has the added advantage of being master of my own time.
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Post by Rufus » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:19 pm

I have yet to wake in the morning wishing I had to go to the office. It's going on ten years now and I've never enjoyed life more; my time is mine and I answer only to SWMBO and the all mighty (or are they one and the same?).
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Squire » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:08 pm

I don't know anyone who wants their last words to be "wish I'd spent more time at the office".
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Nensiraul » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:24 pm

No matter what label is thrown your way, only you can define yourself.

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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by malocchio » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:08 am

Well worth the long years we work to get to this point,enjoy every minute !

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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by slackskin » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:10 pm

Not to be morose -- but -- when they put you in the ground, your family will (hopefully) be there but the office acquaintances will probably not.

On a more positive note, I watch the traffic reports on TV and sometimes say aloud "those poor folks -- glad I'm not one of them."

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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Hawkeye5 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:43 am

Five more months and I will join you gentlemen in retirement.
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Squire » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:27 pm

I raise my glass to you John.
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Hawkeye5 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:10 pm

We shall sip a dram of a nice single malt scotch Squire. Lowland, highland, or Islay, your choice as I like all of the variations within certain boundaries.

I'm even familiar with the bistros in Jackson, or was 15 years ago!

Perhaps we could convince Brothers to join us? Or even meet somewhere like Fort Smith for steaks and some good scotch and wine?
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by brothers » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:31 am

John, Squire, it's probably not likely to happen, but it is an honor to join you both in the raised glass of friendship.
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Squire » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:55 am

I'm game John though these days I'm more likely to travel East than West.
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by CMur12 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:50 pm

Oh, but Squire, West is where it's at!

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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Squire » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:06 pm

For me driving East is hours, West is days.
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Post by Rufus » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:53 am

Squire wrote:For me driving East is hours, West is days.

To quote Rudyard Kipling, "Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the Twain shall meet, till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgement Seat;..."
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Squire » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:22 pm

I like to fly fish in National Parks. The Great Smokys are 6 hours away, Yellowstone 2 days.
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by brothers » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:23 pm

I'm in the mood to visit Gatlinburg and thereabouts. Haven't yet had the opportunity. I did get to enjoy the Georgia pines of Ft. Benning at one point. I could easily go east.
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Squire » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:33 pm

I think you and yours will like the area Gary. I've been frequenting those parts for more than 30 years now. Great fly fishing streams and really friendly people. Pm me if you would like some info.
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Re: Clothes of the past

Post by Hawkeye5 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:08 am

I was in Knoxville just this last weekend and also like to fly fish mountain streams in GSM Park.
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