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Old 08-10-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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A gentleman that is a security guard in one of the buidings in which I work has retired but he works as a security guard a few days a week just to keep busy.

He used to live in the city then decided when he retired to move away from the city.

He told me that he and his wife live on 37 acres now.

I know the area very well at it's one beuatiful area.

He's 65y/o and he said he's always busy. They maintain 6 acres and grow trees on the other 31 as well as sell firewood.

I thought that was pretty cool.


Would you do something like that?
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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No, I am, now, too physically lazy, that is alot of property to maintain. And, I have never been a farm type woman, I'll stick to the city.

However, working part time would not bother me one bit.

If that is what they enjoy in retirement, I am all for it. To each their own!
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I think many retirees that say they work part time for something to do actually need some extra cash. I don't think its every retiree, but I think its more than we would like to admit.

As far as the security guard situation. Sure why not. Though he seems to have his hands full with all that property. I don't think I could take care of all that property and work a job also. I'm retired from one job and work a part time job now. I just filed for SS today as I'm hitting that age in a few months and I will continue working part time. For me I will be supplementing income rather than for something to do. I'm glad for any retiree that can work part time for nothing more than something to do. They have done well.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Nope! When i retired, I retired. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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Nope! When i retired, I retired. Wouldn't have it any other way.

LOL.......I didn't know you were old enough to have retired.


I thought you were a "younger buck".




Ron
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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I think many retirees that say they work part time for something to do actually need some extra cash. I don't think its every retiree, but I think its more than we would like to admit.

As far as the security guard situation. Sure why not. Though he seems to have his hands full with all that property. I don't think I could take care of all that property and work a job also. I'm retired from one job and work a part time job now. I just filed for SS today as I'm hitting that age in a few months and I will continue working part time. For me I will be supplementing income rather than for something to do. I'm glad for any retiree that can work part time for nothing more than something to do. They have done well.
This gentleman certainly has done well. Some people have an ora about them and you can tell they've had a good life. He's like that.

He's not like your typical sloppy looking security guard. His entire presence is much different.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Did it.
It's not as hard as you think; in fact, it is quite pleasant. Sweaty, productive, interesting - there's always something to do, from chopping firewood to feeding cattle to fixing fences. There's always something to learn, something new to experience.

People who look forward to retiring so that they don't have to work any more, who want to sit and watch TV and wait for death to roll over them in their sleep - usually end up friendless and alone, inactive and sodden, with multiple doctors and meds, looking for someone else to complain to about how miserable they are. Unless you remain active - either thru travel, exploring new challenges, or changing your lifestyle into something creative and productive - you might as well die the day they hand you the gold watch. I've worked on a lot of older people in EMS, and the ones who live the longest - and are the happiest - are the ones who stay mentally and physically active. The ones with the most severe and tragic medical complaints, the ones who commit suicide or become someone their own family and friends avoid, are the ones who thought that retirement meant doing nothing at all.

Whatever you choose to do after retirement - whether it's buy a boat and cruise the world, go back to school for something you always wanted to do, swim from Cuba to Florida, become a foster parent, or 'buy the farm' - do it with all your might. You may be slower, you may have more aches and pains than you did when you were 25 - but you'll have a lot more fun and be a lot happier.

LIVE until you die - then, and only then, should you stop. Ain' nuthin' guaranteed in this life, including how long you live. So live every moment!
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I did not stay active with my career field. I walked away entirely.

I bought 150 acres of forest with river frontage.

I grow veggies. I can hunt, fish, kayak, dog sled, when I want to.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:56 AM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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Did it.
It's not as hard as you think; in fact, it is quite pleasant. Sweaty, productive, interesting - there's always something to do, from chopping firewood to feeding cattle to fixing fences. There's always something to learn, something new to experience.

People who look forward to retiring so that they don't have to work any more, who want to sit and watch TV and wait for death to roll over them in their sleep - usually end up friendless and alone, inactive and sodden, with multiple doctors and meds, looking for someone else to complain to about how miserable they are. Unless you remain active - either thru travel, exploring new challenges, or changing your lifestyle into something creative and productive - you might as well die the day they hand you the gold watch. I've worked on a lot of older people in EMS, and the ones who live the longest - and are the happiest - are the ones who stay mentally and physically active. The ones with the most severe and tragic medical complaints, the ones who commit suicide or become someone their own family and friends avoid, are the ones who thought that retirement meant doing nothing at all.

Whatever you choose to do after retirement - whether it's buy a boat and cruise the world, go back to school for something you always wanted to do, swim from Cuba to Florida, become a foster parent, or 'buy the farm' - do it with all your might. You may be slower, you may have more aches and pains than you did when you were 25 - but you'll have a lot more fun and be a lot happier.

LIVE until you die - then, and only then, should you stop. Ain' nuthin' guaranteed in this life, including how long you live. So live every moment!
smart lady!
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Would you do something like that?
Not only no, but Hell no!
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