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Carol H Tucker

Passionate about knowledge management and organizational development, expert in loan servicing, virtual world denizen and community facilitator, and a DISNEY fan

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Today is the 5th day of the 40th week, the 4th day of the 10th month, the 277th day of 2018, and: 
  • Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day [AKA Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi]
  • Bring Your Bible To School Day
  • Cinnamon Roll or Kanelbullens Day
  • Dick Tracy Day -- (originally Plainclothes Tracy),[1] a tough and intelligent police detective created by Chester Gould, the strip made its debut ion October 14, 1931, in the Detroit Mirror
  • eDay – founded by Computer Access New Zealand in 2006
  • Improve Your Office Day
  • Independence Day -- Lesotho [a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa] from the United Kingdom in 1966  ((are you going to pretend you had ever heard of this country before?))
  • International Toot Your Flute Day
  • National Golf Day
  • National Poetry Day [UK]
  • National Ships-in-Bottles Day
  • National Taco Day
  • National Vodka Day
  • Ten-Four Day -- 10-4 simply means 'yes, I understand your message' in general CB (Citizen's Band) slang.
  • World Animal Day

1535 – The Coverdale Bible is printed, with translations into English by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

1876 – The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opens as the first public college in Texas.

1883 – First run of the Orient Express.

1883 – First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.

1895 – Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship.

1904 – The IFK Göteborg football club is founded in Sweden

1920 - Wing Commander Robert Leckie of the Canadian Air Board, forerunner of the Royal Canadian Air Force, takes off from Dartmouth to begin the first flight across Canada

1927 – Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.

1941 – Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

1957 – Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth -- the first man-made object ever to leave the Earth's atmosphere kicks off the Space Race for the next two decades.

1957 - "Leave It to Beaver" premiered on CBS.

1970 - Rock singer Janis Joplin, 27, was found dead of an accidental heroin overdose.

1983 – Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour (1,019.468 km/h) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

1985 – The Free Software Foundation is founded.

2004 – SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.

2006 – WikiLeaks is launched.

What would I do all day if I was not getting up and going to work?  After all, being retired isn’t like being on vacation, it isn’t a hiatus but a permanent alteration of your fundamental lifestyle.  I don’t think I would have an identity crisis as I never defined myself by what I was doing for a living, which is an issue that many retirees face – Frank got downright depressed because once he was retired, he didn’t think he was a cop anymore [all of his family assured him he was still a cop because he never lost those instincts].  I don’t think I would find it hard to fill up the hours if I was staying home….

Well for the first three months, I would probably do very little and lollygag about reading and enjoying my 2nd Life -- there are so many communities I would like to explore, so many games stacked up that I want to play!  But then, what would I DO?   Not possessing the wherewithal to saunter casually  about the globe on regular basis, or dive into a new Masters and PhD program, I would have to look about to fill up my time productively.  First I would spend more time with friends and family – outings and visits.  And I would tackle pending projects – the Disaster Area and downsizing comes to mind immediately, as well as limbering up my sewing and baking skills that have been in abeyance since I rejoined the workforce back in 1982, not to mention needlework of various kinds.    Maybe I would start going back to the movies,  taken in a matinee at the theater, stroll through a museum, or actually go to events such as lectures during the week.      Sounds pretty good to me!


I may need to work on my retirement plan though….
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