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Sorting Personal School Stuff at Home

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Got all my school stuff, that was leftover after MUCH was given away to new teachers or junk that was thrown out, at the house. Several boxes of things I'm not sure what I want to do with. Old yearbooks from past years of students I'll never see again ... sweet memories but no place to put them! An old telephone that I used (newer than the ones they had! LOL) - is it even worth donating?

Sorting, sorting..... Decisions, decisions.... Who knew that retirement was so much hard work!
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SHAKESALOT 4/5/2013 12:15PM

    Hope life's good for you.

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DEELB1 2/14/2013 4:04AM

  emoticon on your retirenent.

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TEAGUER1 1/16/2013 5:19PM

  Hope you are enjoying your retirement. I retired at age 55 after 30 years in the insurance industry handling claims. Hated the job, loved the money. I then worked part time for an Attorney's office. Fortunately, they let me set my own hours and then let me work from home. I worked a few day a week in a tackle shop after that and now I have my own business.

I am now a Charterboat Capt. Call me Capt. Mary of Proud Mary Charters. I run a tour boat in Chincoteague Island, VA. This is the home of Misty from Chincoteague, where we have the annual Pony Swim. The ponies swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague and our fire department has a large auction to sell the foals. I run 2 hour custom tours to show people our Island and the surrounding area.

If you are ever on the Eastern Shore of Virginia you should stop by and visit Chincoteague Island. If you are interested I have a facebook page, where alot of people post their beautiful photos of the Island, Birds, Dolphins and the fun times they enjoy. The facebook page is ProudMary Proud Mary Too. Our website is www.chincoteaguecharters.com.

Enjoy your journey. I am sure enjoying mine. Never thought I would be Captain Mary at 63 years old.

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BARBWMS 10/26/2012 5:28PM

    I just ran across your page... sigh. I retired from teaching last year; couldn't stand it, am back for one more year no contract. I think I'll be able to go at the end of this year.. though I'd probably stay longer if my husband were not eager to retire and play for a while.

I will desperately miss the kids, my colleagues, the excitement at finding new ways to teach stuff... but not the lack of respect in the political scene, the administrators who don't support us.... sigh.

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SHOES17 10/8/2012 9:05PM

    I retired from teaching. Retirement is hard. I think it is the hardest thing I have ever done. I have donated, thrown away, stored and sold. I still have a warehouse full! Today I sold ...The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed The Fly. Who knew?? In the new version she eats a larger variety of items! I feel old and as for the little old lady, been there and probably ate that too!! Donate the phone to a kindergarten class. I bet most of the students have never seen one! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLEMTINE 10/3/2012 8:14PM

  HAVE A GREAT RETIREMENT AND IT IS SO TRUE, AS I RETIRED IN 1986 AND KEPT ALOT OF STUUF, BUT, YOU DO FORGET YOU HAVE IT, I HAVE BEEN TAKEING ALOT TO SAVERS- BIG BROTHER & SISTERS, THEY APPRECIATE IT, AFTER I RETIRED I USE TO HAVE A COUNTRY STORE KATIES TREASURES, AND DID WEDDING & BASICALLY EVERYTHING, FROM SEWING , CROCHETING AND ALSO TO MANY CRAFTS SHOW. ENJOY IT ALOT , BUT ALOT OF MEDICAL GOT IN THE WAY. NOW SLOWING DOWN, YOU LOOK GREAT ON YOUR WEB-SITE, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON SPARK PEOPLE.COM? I,M ONLY ON FOR 2 MONTHS. WELL HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL TIME OFF. BEST ALWAYS . FRENCHIE. emoticon

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CINDYCHARLENE 7/7/2012 4:24PM

    emoticon ENJOY! Love you and I have no doubt you have many in your family who love you too and will enjoy more of your time.
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DJ4HEALTH 7/2/2012 10:19PM

    Just take your time and go through it and what ever you don't want or can't keep, find someone that can use it.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/29/2012 2:06PM

    Congratulations on your retirement! My advice is to keep a few special things and ditch the rest. You won't use it or you will forget you have it. So unless you have grandchildren that could use it, donate to a local daycare center if they can use it and remember that things go out of date so quickly now. Take your time and sort through it all.

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ELIZACG9 6/29/2012 11:34AM

    The yearbooks could be saved in the library - ask the librarian.

Cool to be retired! emoticon emoticon

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MIAJOEB 6/22/2012 9:40PM

    Wow, what a lot of memories. Donate and let them sourt out what has value.


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DBELLE39 6/2/2012 8:24PM

    Enjoy your retirement, may you find this to be a special chapter in your life with finding new things to bring fulfillment.


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TANYA602 6/2/2012 10:10AM

    The great news is that you don't have a timeline to meet and you can go thru this all at your own pace. Take tome to breathe and enjoy these first days to yourself.
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MRSBUCKEYE 5/31/2012 2:29PM

    Congrats ... you'll always be a great teacher .. but ENJOY your time now. Today was the last day for the kids around here my last summer vacation from school 6 weeks of that was spent in Israel with 81 other kids from the US and Canada. So much for being 16 emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/31/2012 10:49AM

    Congrats on your retirement and hoping you
find away to clean up the extras you will no
longer need. HUGS!

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GLASSART43 5/31/2012 12:32AM

    Congratulations on your retirement!
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I retired from teaching high school last year and while sometimes I miss the kids, I don't miss the meetings, paperwork, and test prep. Less stress = better health.

Best wishes!

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