I must confess that I feel a twinge of jealousy when I see “Retired and loving it” as someone’s FaceBook status. Quite a number of our classmates are now retired from the world of work but continue to stay active and busy. We heard from Jan DeJaegher, who sent this message:
Thanks for starting the blog. It was quite interesting to see a lot of the people from our class. I escaped California a number of years ago, and am happily retired in Nebraska, of all places. Being a real estate investor for years enabled me to retire early, and I have a great life in Lincoln.
I still play French Horn in two different groups, and play handbells in another. Rehearsals take up three evenings a week, as well as many performances, even at my advanced age. Guess that makes me a band geek as well as a geezer! I also ride a racing recumbent trike as a serious cyclist, and am a fiber artist as well.
My mom still lives on Cambridge Drive and just celebrated her 95th birthday on January 6th, so went to CA and visited her. I don’t let any moss grow under my feet (same as when I was a kid) and try to keep as active as possible. The VA takes good care of me as well.
If anyone is coming through Nebraska, please look me up! (Phone number and email address for Jan are available by emailing Kathy Au Crosier at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Looking forward to hearing from acquaintences and friends as we head into 2012.