Monday, December 28, 2009

Ron's Retirement Party

Ron finally decided to retire this year! He had waited two extra years for me to be eligible for Medicare, so I could be fully covered by insurance. Besides that...I don't think he was quite ready to retire! You can tell by the dates on the pics that this was early August when he retired.He was not expecting Keith to be able to come---so this was a good surprise for him!! Glad you could make it, Son!
Here, Kristopher, Stacy, Kirk, Keith, and Kevin are dressed out in their favorite baseball t-shirts for the party!A baseball 'theme' was used for the decorations. Everyone knows that Ron is a SPORTS FAN! Here he is enjoying the kind of food you would find at the ball park. Nachos, Hamburgers, Hot dogs/Brats, and peanuts and Cracker Jacks. There was soda [or beer if you wanted it] to drink; and for dessert they had frozen malts! There were baseball bats and ballons and gloves on the tables for decoration!
The lady behind Ron is Debbie Lamb. Her husband, Steve, is sitting across from her (you can see his hands) They are Chris Lambs' Mom and Dad. Steve also works at PC. His Dad, Frank, was Ron's boss in the early 70's.Don't expect you to know these people, but I wanted you to see the 'poster' on the wall. They used a photo of Ron from the 70's to make this baseball card type poster! His kids were loving reminicing over his clothes and hair and GLASSES! [The ladies in the pic work in the offices.]
Here, the Plant Manager is giving Ron one of the many 'gag' gifts that were presented. Ron had a few to give back, too. [The man in the white cap was Ron's boss for many years---until HE retired earlier in the year!] One of the nicest gifts they gave him was an authentic numbered picture of George Brett and the "Pine Tar Bat" that George Brett had autographed. It is very nicely framed with a certificate of 'authenticity'.
I must say that Ron has adapted well to being retired. We have been busy with several things and I don't think he misses having to get up and go to work everyday. He misses a lot of the people...but has been back a few times to 'go to lunch' with some of them.


Abby said...

Congrats on your retirement!

Karen said...

I'm glad that he finally did it, but man I wish we could have been there! Love you daddy!!

Mandy said...

Sounds like a fun party! Congrats!