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Hot Rods retirement

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by B.A.KING, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,961


    I'll post mine also. Left the factory today after 37 years. It was a good place to work. 37 there, 8 before that some where else. I was ready to go. Like my favorite song says, TURN THE PAGE.
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  2. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,823

    oldiron 440

    Congratulations, for the first year work on your project as hard as you can.... Now that you can use that work ethic that you still have or you will get lazy....
  3. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,831


    Congrats! I was self employed before retirement, Turn The Page has taken nearly 3 years. I'm really slowing down this winter, before I decide what the next page looks like. Gene
  4. Good deal Bruce, congratulations! I'm sure you'll enjoy the hobby even more now! Looking forward to seeing you in Bowling Green in 2022 :D
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  5. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 676


    Congrats! Now the clock speeds up and the pages just fall off the calendar. Make the most of it every day.
    Boneyard51, Hot Rod Nut, joel and 7 others like this.
  6. Aint that the truth. Congrats and now that you have joined us. Relax and drink some.
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  7. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,484

    from Berry, AL

    Congrats BA!
  8. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,059

    from oregon

    Happy for you, I did 30 years in the same machine shop before I bailed.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2021
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  9. Enjoy your me time - you earned it !
  10. Hemiman 426
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 679

    Hemiman 426
    from Tulsa, Ok.

    Congrats. Retired 3 years ago and enjoying every minute!!! 32 years with American Airlines and 14 years with Bethlehem Steel.
  11. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,704


    Congratulations! This Christmas will be extra special!
  12. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,199


    Congratulations on reaching retirement ! As Spock said, "live long & prosper".

    Also, do everything you always wanted to do as soon as possible. You'll be amazed how fast the time time will fly by and it definitely doesn't get easier as you get older.
  13. Balljoint
    Joined: Dec 3, 2021
    Posts: 21


    Congrats on your retirement, if you enjoy what you do it goes a little easier but 37 years is a long time anywhere. Enjoy!
  14. patterg2003
    Joined: Sep 21, 2014
    Posts: 751


    Congratulations and enjoy your freedom. Don't make eye contact with anyone for a while if you are handy and capable otherwise you could find yourself very busy. Have fun and stay safe.
  15. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,877

    from Michigan

    Congrats! Wishing you the best.
  16. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,669

    Ron Brown

    Congrats....I retired 4 years ago....just like having 6 Saturdays and a Sunday every week.
  17. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,239

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    Congrats on your retirement! I hope for you a healthy, fun experience. Sometimes I wonder what it would feel like to be retired. I'm old enuff, I could swing it financially if I cut back on my car spending. But somehow I can't TURN THE PAGE.
  18. DC40
    Joined: Feb 15, 2014
    Posts: 242


    Congratulations on your retirement. I still own my company but it’s like I am retired. I only work 3 days a month and still have enough income for my projects.
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  19. Congrats Bruce! You are going to wonder how you ever had time to work now. Been retired almost 19 years and never regretted one day of it.
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  20. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,466

    from So Cal

    Congrats! And I'm jealous of you too!
  21. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 2,173

    41 GMC K-18

    Congratulations on a successful retirement, I know it felt good to turn in your keys, clean out your locker, and walk out that door for the last time !
    Now the choice is simple, either find a nice park bench and nap all day, or get in the hot rod and burn up the road to a cool future of adventure !

    PARK BENCH.jpg flame tires.jpg
  22. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 985


    Congrats! I retired this past September & am also figuring out how to catch up with all my unfinished projects. Good luck.
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  23. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,608

    Jalopy Joker

    the long wait to be a "free spirit" is here - but, you will find out that retirement can be expensive - you will have more time to do more stuff, be it working on cars, working on the house or traveling - all have price tags - one good thing is that you will not have to feel guilty about taking a nap
  24. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
    Posts: 405


    Turn the page is one of my favourite songs to, Im getting closer to Turning my page, enjoy
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  25. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 8,417


    Not the place to talk about my Seger concert;)

    Enjoy it!
  26. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,473

    jim snow

    Congrats! Now you’re going to wonder how you had time to Snowman ⛄️
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  27. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 704


    I suspect you’ll love retirement.

    The way different people feel about if and how their work defines themselves is interesting. One person told me you either live to work or work to live - that was in the 1990s and I still ponder that statement every so often. Another told me that Friday he went from the proud person known for being at the top of his profession on the last day he worked, to just another guy in Wal-mart on his first day of retirement. In my mind you are who you are whether you’re retired or not - a long as you stick with your work ethic, etc.

    I retired 5 years ago after 31 years in a profession that took me years of training to achieve. I liked most of the people I worked with and really enjoyed the work most of the time. Retirement is better.

    Enjoy your new found freedom - you’ll never be busier.

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  28. Congrats! That is an awesome milestone!

    The culture I grew up in Arkansas was you work until you die or can't work any more, first one, then the other. So retirement was never even a subject that got discussed. After I left and gained more knowledge, I started to see that it was possible. I've been fortunate so far and I have three years left to retirement at the age of 57 (hopefully).
  29. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 913

    Bob Lowry

    Congratulations on making it to retirement. I worked for 55yrs. and retired 3yrs ago.
    Everyone always asked, "What do you plan to do now that you're retired?". I told
    them that the goal of retirement is to not have to do anything and no more planning.
    My goal is to do nothing, and I'm proud to say that I have met, or exceeded, my goal
    everyday. Having a great time doing anything I want. I highly recommend it!!
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  30. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,813


    Congratulations. Good luck and good health.
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