Saturday, April 23, 2016

60 Years

Not too bad of a day. Not very "spring-like" but not winter either. Today, I get to celebrate my 60th trip around the sun. I'll be heading out to the College Coffeehouse in a bit and thought that I should say something, especially after I deleted the Facebook-like post that was put up earlier this morning by someone else...

I did receive a letter from the university letting me know that I am officially old and should plan on attending the UAF commencement ceremony this year. They will be conferring the title "Senior Engineer, Emeritus" on me. There are several words in that phrase suggesting "old" but I guess I shouldn't dwell on that and just accept the honor intended.   

I'm using the new iPad blogging app again to see if there is any way to get it to put in the appropriate paragraph breaks. (It didn't and I needed to modify the html directly for the right margin of the picture.)

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new title, Richard. I rather enjoy my title of 'Old' as it seems to fit me perfectly. Adding retired to it makes it even better.

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    1. I'm told that there are some benefits to the title such as free parking and free tuition if I want to take classes. Retired is good, no complaints.

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  2. Sixty? Bah, humbug! What's in a number? Who said you’re sixty? Tell them, that you are just a twenty year old with forty years of experience. Happy Birthday, Richard, and many happy returns.

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    1. I like that. 20 with 40 years of experience…

      Thank you!

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  3. Youngster! Happy birthday Richard.

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  4. Welcome to the "Club"...I made the milestone on October....

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  5. Ha-haa! I love Sonja's perspective. Congratulations, Richard, on being a youngster with wisdom. ;-)

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    1. I like the way you ohrased that! Thank you.

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  6. Just think of it as 60-years young, you are only as old as you feel, etc and so on.

    I hope you had a lovely day. Nothing wrong with being the senior engineer, just think of it as having the most experience.

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    1. Thank you! I have a lot of experience with things that ar no longer used any more. Like carburetors...

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  7. Happy belated birthday! I was teaching a class this past weeken and not near the ipad.

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  8. Happy belated Richard. (Nice rice cooker, lucky you.) I scoff at 60, it's just a number.

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