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Old 04-14-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I was just curious as to what some of you did to celebrate your retirement? I assume my employer will throw some kind of get away party that I will be obliged to attend. Personally, I could take it or leave it.

I'd almost like to find something I'd like to do all on my own. I don't have any friends around. I haven't had a friend that I could hang out with since 1993. Any suggestions?. I do have son I could go do something with, but I don't know what it would be. My wife is kind of a killjoy, so that's not a possibility.
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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A thing at work on my last day, cake, a plaque, my supervisor pretending he will miss me as I him. That night at home I grilled a huge rib eye steak and had a couple Coronas. The next day I got up late, went to a matinee at the movies and just relaxed. That was celebration enough for me.
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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We more or less get to pick what we want to do when we retire.

With my years of service I was given a budget of $1500
I'm doing two luncheons, One in the Office I worked at for 1/2 my careers, the 2nd in where I spent 2nd half.

Some do Whole Building Party with cake/ice cream or a larger Buffet Breakfast or Lunch.

Some do Dinners.
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:11 PM
 
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Bought 3 bathing suits and moved to Hawaii after my husband retired.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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Being military, had the standard ceremony. Read the orders, pinned on my medal, got my certificate of retirement, some other gifts, flowers. Had a cake and maybe regular food. Sheesh, can't remember!

Left the building, went to billeting, took off the service dress uniform, and got ready to hit the road!
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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It depended. If the administration liked the retiree there was a big dinner at a restaurant with people speaking. If they didn't then it was mentioned at the final staff meeting of the year and the retiree may or may not have received a plaque.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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At work I was joined by about 20 coworkers and my boss. I was given a card and a 1.75 liter bottle of Kettle One vodka.

When I got home that last day of work, Mrs5150 threw me a surprise party. Bunch of friends and our Pastor and his wife. Got a small kick out of talking to him with a glass of wine in my hand.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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The unit took me out to lunch at Fridays restaurant. There was a gift card for Target. When the lunch was over, they paired up and went back to the office and I was left leaving the restaurant by myself. I drove to Target and spent my $50 !!
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:58 PM
 
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On my last day I came in to work wearing a Hawaiian shirt & shorts in lieu of my regular business suit. We had both a party in the office, and a larger after-work party at a local watering hole later that day.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:59 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The unit took me out to lunch at Fridays restaurant. There was a gift card for Target. When the lunch was over, they paired up and went back to the office and I was left leaving the restaurant by myself. I drove to Target and spent my $50 !!


At least they didn't stick you with the check.
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