Hope you are enjoying your Saturday! Today I'm sharing a card that I made for my Dad's retirement. After sixty, yes SIXTY years of working, he has decided to retire at 72 (well, almost 73!). We thought we would never see the day! And I don't think it's sunk in for any of us yet - including him! He really did start work that young! He was a coal miner in Wales up until he was 25 and decided to immigrate to Canada. He spent his last 25 years owning his own business, contracting out engineering services to one of the city hall's out here. I think that's why it has been so hard for him to give up - it's his very own, something he worked so hard to build, something he has so much pride in. And, he loved it! Not many of us can say that!
My Mom is throwing a little retirement party for him this coming Friday. Of course I made him a little card:
It's a little busier than I normally like to do, but I really wanted to include all of the elements that I did. It's quite personal for him - he loves to golf, and his happy place - the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. He and my Mom have been going there at least once every year (sometimes twice) for over the past ten years. And for the "relax" - who doesn't want to do that?! That's what retirement should be all about - especially after 60 years of working!
Here's a little picture of me and my Dad taken last year on a family trip to his happy place. He is wearing his cool dude sunglasses - because he is one cool dude (self proclaimed, in fact - ha ha!!)
Have a good day - thank you for coming by!