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Old 03-23-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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DH, who is retiring April 30, has 42 years with his company. We're married almost 44 years (high school sweethearts) and have lived in the same house for 39 years. We raised two children and we are very happy. He, nor I, wanted change, his company is an awesome employer and has treated him very well over the years.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:49 AM
 
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It is amazing to me. I cannot imagine 44 straight years of anything.
So you change wives every 5-10 years too?
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Pretty much the same stats. Baby Boomer generation.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:55 AM
 
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So you change wives every 5-10 years too?
I used to know a man who apparently did. He was on his third, and said something like 'I don't stay married that long.'
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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I cannot imagine staying in the same house for 44 years, nor in the same job - but, to each his own! I also cannot imagine having 7 kids!
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I cannot imagine staying in the same house for 44 years, nor in the same job - but, to each his own! I also cannot imagine having 7 kids!
He had 44 posts until you posted!
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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He had 44 posts until you posted!

LOL!!!
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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sounds like a boring life if you ask me. Life needs its ups and downs..
Agreed. It sounds boring as ****.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I think if you were to work for the government you would get out after 30 as you could get your retirement and do something else if you want. Unless that has changed. I used to wonder why government employees would leave a job that it would seem they loved after they were there 30 or so years. Wish I would have done the same thing. LOL

Late wife and I worked 30 years for the same Federal agency (SSA) and retired after 30 years. I was only 53; she a few years older when we retired in 1997.


She designed the 1st version of this house and we moved-in in 1976. No mortgage. The 3-acre lot bought in 1972 was only $8,000. Always cash for everything. Not having kids helped in that regard. We added to the house as the years went by to the point that by 1997 when we retired, we had a huge house ... but unfortunately most of the relatives were dead and friends drifted away. So no visitors.


Neither of us worked after retiring from the Feds., which means 20 years of slumming in my case. She passed in 2015. I'd like to live another 10 years and say that I had a career for 30 years and retirement for 30 years.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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It is amazing to me. I cannot imagine 44 straight years of anything.
LOL I was thinking the same thing
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