She finally did it! After just over 40 years of working for the same company, mom retired on January 29th. She didn't want any parties, no Pomp and Circumstance nothing. Except maybe a dinner at the Pear Tree sometime in the near future, there was no big celebration. In fact her exact words were, "they didn't know when I started, they don't need to know when I'm leaving." I begged to differ, but lost. Not very many people can say they've worked at the same place for over 40 years.
Mom started working at Con Agra after I was born in 1969. I remember when she worked evenings and was thrilled when she finally got to work days. She was promoted as a supervisor taking on the responsibility of products and employees. If her job was anything similar to mine, the product was the easiest! The hardest thing, I think, would be having to get up at 2:30am every morning. The last several years she work until mid afternoon and sometimes 6-7 days a week. So if anyone deserves any rest and peace, it's mom.
Mom has earned her way to a new found freedom. May she have lots of rest, adventure and enjoyment on her future ahead! Congratulations, I love you!