Last week neighbor Joyce had a retirement party to celebrate her ending 10 years at her job. We were invited to write a note to her and hang it on a tree. I wrote that my job had been to wave at her while walking, as she passed me on the way to work. Today my job ended on Joyce’s last day to go to the office. As I waved, she stopped to share her pleasure in the day for a few moments.
At right neighbor Shawn hangs our notes on the tree at the party.
I liked this photo of her receiving the standard gift of a golden baby. The agency helps babies get treatment for developmental problems. One of her comments was that she would say publicly that she hated the paperwork. Her supervisor said, “But you were very good at it.”
The theme of the party was hiking and being outdoors. I got tickled at the ending of the last speech. “There really isn’t anything more to say than … take a hike!”
Congratulations on a job well done, Joyce! We look forward to seeing more of you in the neighborhood.