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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Role Model for Senior Citizens

by Maureen

The importance of having an occupation after retirement

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.
Harold Schlumberg is such a person:

THIS IS QUOTED FROM HAROLD:

          "I've often been asked, 'What do you do now that you're retired?'
Well...I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whiskey into urine.
It's rewarding, uplifting, satisfying and fulfilling. I do it every day and I really enjoy it."
Harold should be an inspiration to us all.

17 comments:

Michael said...

now thats funny....!!

Zona said...

MO: LOL!! I had to read that twice..the first time I read it I thought..'Huh?'..picturing this guy with test tubes, beakers and bunsen burners..I think that's because I'm still waking up..only had one DP..that's my story..and I'm sticking to it!! ;D

Good Morning MICHAEL!

Zona said...

TINA: I checked out more of those pics and videos from Saint Maarten's Airport..man oh man..unbelievable..

MICHAEL: Checked out your link to the girl that was killed at that airport too..you'd think people would quit doing those dangerous things after someone gets killed..but noooo..seems to make them want to do it even more..crazy..

♪♫Red solo cup♫♪

sorry..it just popped into my head.. ;D

Dianne/Denver said...

Zona---what a good song to pop into ur head. Now I will be singing it all day too. did ur get the room all ready for the mattress delivery? You never gave us the "end of the story".

Jl. --- I read ur going on a Mothers Day cruise. When and where r u going? How fun to celebrate on a cruise. Wish I could go with u.

Hi Michael. ---how r u feeling today? I hope today is a good day for u and that ubfeel a little better each day.

Mo---funny joke. Thanks for sending it. I now will have an answer to that question.

Dr finally set up Louis's surgery for 4pm next Tuesday. It must be the last of the day. Hope he won't have an early dinner planned.

Well, I'm off to meet my friend for our weekly Wednesday lunch. Everyone have a goo day.

Tinka said...

Good Morning Michael, Zona and Dianne - Have you all left the nest? I guess I missed you. I have been waiting for the screen door guy to come and install my retractable screen door but he just phoned and changed it until tomorrow. Tomorrow Sears is supposed to come and repair my dish washer. I won't worry about them both being here at the same time because one or the other or both will probably reschedule. I think we should charge them if they don't come, (like dentists do).

Maureen - Thanks for the laugh this morning.

Tinka said...

Dianne - Have fun at lunch.

Michael - I will check out those links after my nap.

Zona - Were you trying to get me on the phone? I just discovered it was turned on. Sorry about that.

Just_Lin said...

Michael You are certainly looking sleek and handsome today in first. Are you feeling better?

Just_Lin said...

MO Thanks for the chuckle this morning. I don't need an engineering degree to do the same thing with iced tea, coffee, and Coke.

Just_Lin said...

Zona I don't know why people do stupid stuff like that. Just to say they did it, I suppose.

Just_Lin said...

Dianne It's just a little 2 day cruise leaving on Mother's Day from San Francisco and it goes up the coast to Vancouver, B.C. We will then make our way to the airport and fly home. My daughter is paying for the cruise which is very reasonable at $199/person for a mini suite. We will have fun eating the great food and playing in the casino and just relaxing and having a few laughs.

Just_Lin said...

Tinka Well, you sure have a lot going on with repairmen lately. Hopefully, everyone will show up as scheduled because it doesn't seem that they'd get in each other's way.

Tinka said...

Hi Just_Lin - Have a fun cruise. Wave at me across the strait.
We will see if the repairmen get here tomorrow. I am not holding my breath.

Tinka said...

Hi everybody - It's 4:30 pm PDT. We just got back from our walk. Jack walks the dogs and I drive the scooter. Today I held the leashes part of the way and I think I am going to be able to take the dogs out by myself after awhile. If Tango and Tia learn to stay on either side of the scooter I will be fine. The only worry is coming across a large dog that is not on its leash. I was going to get a doggy trailer but Tango fits nicely in the basket and Tia at my feet. I would like to do it alone sometimes just to bring back a bit of my independence.
Hoping everyone has a great evening. love, Tink

Maureen said...

Good evening feathered friends.

Thanks for the comments today.

I came home early from work. Feeling kinda crappy. Gonna go back to bed again for a while.

Thanks again

Zona said...

A paperclip just killed my shredder..I'm so bummed..I was doing so good at getting rid of all this stuff..by the time I get a new shredder I'll have lost interest..phooey..

MO: Get some rest..I hope you feel better soon. :)

DI: We have to wait another week for the bed..either the store or the manufacturer screwed up..oh well..sometimes anticipation is a good thing.. ;)

TINKA: Please don't hold your breath waiting for the repairman..LOL! I'm so glad you were able to go out on your scooter with Jack, Tango and Tia!

J/LIN: That sounds like a cruise even I would enjoy! :)

Tinka said...

Maureen - Hope you feel better soon.

Zona - The screen man is coming (allegedly) between 9:30 and 10:30 and Sears is coming (ditto) between 10 and 2. So much for a relaxing day and a nice nap. I probably will be holding my breath only to get a call at the end of the day saying "Sorry, we will be there tomorrow for sure". Call me in the morning.

Tina~in_ut said...

Mo~ that was freaking hilarious~ Thanks for sending it and I hope you feel better~

Michael~ how handsome you look today~ so different~ :)~

Tinka~ hope they come tomorrow as promised~

Zona~ just go out and buy a new shredder tomorrow~ ga!!!~

J/L~ have fun on ur cruise~ Sounds so restful~

Di~ Can't wait for tuesday~