Nancy Kearney is a friend of mine. She has worked in the accounting department here at the office over thirty years. She is a wonderful lady and if no one told you she was old enough to retire, you wouldn't believe she was. Her fellow inmates here are putting together a little book of letters for her retirement. This is my donation to the cause.
“Going out into the world” … Life is full of them. When our time comes to leave that safe haven of the womb, we are born and start our journey out into the world.
There is that first day of school, the very first day of school, and our parents fret over us heading out into the world.
We turn sixteen and receive the privilege of drive a huge chunk of steel around streets where anything can, and probably will, happen and we find ourselves taking a step out into the world.
We go to college, many of us leaving home for the first time to step out into the world to set a path for the rest our lives as to what we want to do for a living.
After graduating, we go and find a job that hopefully will be what we want to do and we earn money to establish ourselves in an abode of our own. We find our own space out in the world.
Then we work and we play. We find new friends and find a best friend. We are free to go where we want when we want. We are free to do what we want to with the people we want to spend time with and we are totally immersed with being out in the world without realizing that we are.
One day, we wake up and look at the calendar. Time spent in our current world is coming to an end and it is time to plan to head out into the world again by retiring. We look back and think of all of the people we have met and have worked with. This world was a good world.
It is time for you to head out into the world again. A world very different from the one you have spent over thirty years in. It is time to head out and explore and go on adventures. It isn’t easy telling you good-bye or even good luck. You will be missed here at Dit-MCO. Over the years you worked your way into the heart this family.
As you head out into the world again, I hope for you the best. I hope for you a long fun filled retirement that makes all the years here in this world at Dit-MCO worthwhile. We will miss you. I will miss you. I am very glad I was able to know you and to work with you.
Good luck Nancy. Have fun. Now off into the world you go.