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    Back to the VFW

    Anyone who attended the 3rd annual remembers the VFW here in Bennington.

    Well Friday night the Company lead by the War Department threw me a surprise Retirement Party at the same place. I'll get some pictures up.

    I was completely surprised. Old employees that once worked for us were there. All my guys where there with thier ladys. My brother was even up from Florida. Several of my suppliers where there. A man I was apprentised to when on my first civilian job was there. Old customers and friends, totally unbelieveable. The shop put together volumes of scrapbooks of pictures that I saved forever. I do like to party as you know so it was a super super night to remember.

    Of course they gave me a Roast. Where do these people come up with these stories???????

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    Thumbs up Old Timers

    Quote Originally Posted by benncool View Post
    Anyone who attended the 3rd annual remembers the VFW here in Bennington.

    Well Friday night the Company lead by the War Department threw me a surprise Retirement Party at the same place. I'll get some pictures up.

    I was completely surprised. Old employees that once worked for us were there. All my guys where there with thier ladys. My brother was even up from Florida. Several of my suppliers where there. A man I was apprentised to when on my first civilian job was there. Old customers and friends, totally unbelieveable. The shop put together volumes of scrapbooks of pictures that I saved forever. I do like to party as you know so it was a super super night to remember.

    Of course they gave me a Roast. Where do these people come up with these stories???????
    Old Warhorses never die ; they just remember which road they went down.

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    Congrats Jerry glad they honored you ! You have done well and Rich will take the reigns and do the same. I lift a can to you!
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    I still say you will be back to work down there in 3 months...........

    Congrats old man, sounded great.
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    Congrats retired executive. Did you give yourself a golden parachute?

    You do realize that once you cash that first S.S. check, you are a geezer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozensolid View Post

    You do realize that once you cash that first S.S. check, you are a geezer.
    Yeah. That's why I signed up for direct deposite so I never have to cash the check.

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    And a smart geezer at that
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    Benn

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpb2 View Post
    Congrats Jerry glad they honored you ! You have done well and Rich will take the reigns and do the same. I lift a can to you!
    Hey Jeff:

    Just in case you don't remember, the VFW in Bennington was a Friday night function after the "bush thing".

    Well done Jerry....

    Cheers EH!
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    Sounds great. Congrats on the retirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by key View Post
    Hey Jeff:

    Just in case you don't remember, the VFW in Bennington was a Friday night function after the "bush thing".

    Well done Jerry....

    Cheers EH!
    yah yah yah. The only time and place in the world i rightfully get cut off at a bar and nobody forgets What about you loosing the use of your legs a few months back with 66 ?
    i belong to peta ... people eating tasty animals. all my opinions are just mine.

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    Glad to hear you had a party and got roasted well.
    I hope you will find retirement enjoyable. You have worked hard and need to enjoy the fruits of your labor Jerry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diceman View Post
    I still say you will be back to work down there in 3 months...........

    Congrats old man, sounded great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpb2 View Post
    yah yah yah. The only time and place in the world i rightfully get cut off at a bar and nobody forgets What about you loosing the use of your legs a few months back with 66 ?

    Sorry Jeff:

    I think I now forget about that Friday night in Bennningterron.
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