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Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: T-Rex] #7162890
01/30/21 10:17 PM
01/30/21 10:17 PM
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Posts: 344
walla walla ,washington
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bob maier Offline
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walla walla ,washington
I was forced out in 5 years ago, Iím 69 now. Was really (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) on how I was let go.Having fun w a new granddaughter. Have trouble remembering what day it is some days.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7163754
01/31/21 02:49 PM
01/31/21 02:49 PM
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Posts: 9,997
Central Pennsylvania
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Don't call me Mister, Mister
Nittany Lion  Offline
Don't call me Mister, Mister

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 9,997
Central Pennsylvania
The end of April will mark my 11th year of retirement.


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7163766
01/31/21 03:01 PM
01/31/21 03:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 130
Georgia
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Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 130
Georgia
Retired in 2015, state job, now my life is trapping, hunting and trout fishing.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: GARY M.] #7163783
01/31/21 03:13 PM
01/31/21 03:13 PM
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Posts: 106
Pennsylvania
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Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 106
Pennsylvania
Nothing better than checking traps in the daylight and gobbler hunting mid morning-have been for 5 years now

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7163794
01/31/21 03:21 PM
01/31/21 03:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,903
7mtns of CENTRAL PA
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GROUSEWIT  Offline
trapper

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,903
7mtns of CENTRAL PA
Retired just b4 trapping season started in 2014 at the age of 58 been trapping, hunting, or in woods or at a camp somewhere in the US ever since!


NRALIFER,HUNTER,FURTAKER(PTA)(FTA)(NMTA)(RMEF)
Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: GARY M.] #7163806
01/31/21 03:37 PM
01/31/21 03:37 PM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 5,661
SW Georgia
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Posts: 5,661
SW Georgia
Originally Posted by GARY M.
Retired in 2015, state job, now my life is trapping, hunting and trout fishing.

My goals in 7-8 more years. Of course, minus the trout fishing, we donít have those down here.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7163812
01/31/21 03:40 PM
01/31/21 03:40 PM
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Posts: 293
MISSOURI,Laclede Co
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Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 293
MISSOURI,Laclede Co
Retired in April at 56. 35 years with USDA. I still have a farm. Love it.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7163854
01/31/21 04:16 PM
01/31/21 04:16 PM
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Posts: 1,560
IA
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Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,560
IA
Retired 17 yrs ago at 53 with 35 yrs in. People would ask me how is retirement going. I would say "If I knew it was going to be this much fun I would of done it 3yrs earlier." laugh

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: Nittany Lion] #7164000
01/31/21 05:42 PM
01/31/21 05:42 PM
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Posts: 928
PA
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PA
Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
The end of April will mark my 11th year of retirement.

I remember when you retired, but I thought was 4 or 5 years ago. Time is flying by.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7164017
01/31/21 05:55 PM
01/31/21 05:55 PM
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Posts: 8,587
Magna, Utah
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Posts: 8,587
Magna, Utah
I'm 67 and still work full time in the large copper mine here on the west side of the city. Most here think me foolish for working. And can't wait for their retirement, I can't even understand them just sitting around like they describe they wish to do, LOL

However I enjoy the work, I feel it helps keep me agile and hostile LOL, the money is great and I'm already taking my SS due to my full retirement age with out penalty. I do not work any OT and allows me time for other things.

I also still work part time on will call making gas ion Lasers for all types of applications, yet still find time to do my squeaker and leather work for my website.

I can still find time to hunt as well and enjoy my family and grand kids.

Time is what you make of it and not to be foolishly wasted wondering about it !!


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Sorry if my opinions or replies offend you, they are not meant to !

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7164279
01/31/21 08:22 PM
01/31/21 08:22 PM
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Alaska and Washington State
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Posts: 7,172
Alaska and Washington State
I feel like I've been retired since I graduated high school in '76.


"I'm not skilled to understand"
Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: waggler] #7164286
01/31/21 08:25 PM
01/31/21 08:25 PM
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Posts: 50,911
Minnesota
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Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 50,911
Minnesota
Originally Posted by waggler
I feel like I've been retired since I graduated high school in '76.

You've been Blessed!!!


NRA and NTA Life Member
www.BackroadsRevised@etsy.com




Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: GritGuy] #7164293
01/31/21 08:29 PM
01/31/21 08:29 PM
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Posts: 1,876
Western Shore Delaware
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Posts: 1,876
Western Shore Delaware
Originally Posted by GritGuy
I'm 67 and still work full time in the large copper mine here on the west side of the city. Most here think me foolish for working. And can't wait for their retirement, I can't even understand them just sitting around like they describe they wish to do, LOL

However I enjoy the work, I feel it helps keep me agile and hostile LOL, the money is great and I'm already taking my SS due to my full retirement age with out penalty. I do not work any OT and allows me time for other things.

I also still work part time on will call making gas ion Lasers for all types of applications, yet still find time to do my squeaker and leather work for my website.

I can still find time to hunt as well and enjoy my family and grand kids.

Time is what you make of it and not to be foolishly wasted wondering about it !!


Is this the Mine near Salt Lake?

[Linked Image]


"Humans are the hardest people to get along with."
Dr. Phillip Snow
Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7164393
01/31/21 09:27 PM
01/31/21 09:27 PM
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Posts: 368
Western pa
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Posts: 368
Western pa
I'm done at 55 I'm 51 now so I'm counting down to live a free life after that

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7164528
01/31/21 10:35 PM
01/31/21 10:35 PM
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This is kind of off topic but does relate to retirement. Most that I know that are still working in there late 60's and beyond are afraid to lose there identity because their work is who they are. Or one guy can't give up his leadership roll because he doesn't think anyone else can do his job. Some work because they are hoarders of money and see themselves as a king of wealth puts them which gives then the good feeling to be above most. And some that I know work because they have and absolutely need their job. Some work because they feel they can't stay busy and find a new way in life without a structured way and institutionalized that they know, no other way of life.

After saying all of that and people I know that fit each character described there isn't anything wrong doing any one of them for that reason. Do what makes you happy.

I do know, I for one, when I'm on my death bed, won't wish I had one more day at the office even thou I enjoyed my work each and every day. More to life then making someone else rich. Freedom to live each minute is a blessing.


Give me a fish, I will eat for a day. Teach me to fish, I will eat for a lifetime
Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: snowy] #7164631
01/31/21 11:57 PM
01/31/21 11:57 PM
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Lufkin, Tx.
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Lufkin, Tx.
Originally Posted by snowy
This is kind of off topic but does relate to retirement. Most that I know that are still working in there late 60's and beyond are afraid to lose there identity because their work is who they are. Or one guy can't give up his leadership roll because he doesn't think anyone else can do his job. Some work because they are hoarders of money and see themselves as a king of wealth puts them which gives then the good feeling to be above most. And some that I know work because they have and absolutely need their job. Some work because they feel they can't stay busy and find a new way in life without a structured way and institutionalized that they know, no other way of life.

After saying all of that and people I know that fit each character described there isn't anything wrong doing any one of them for that reason. Do what makes you happy.

I do know, I for one, when I'm on my death bed, won't wish I had one more day at the office even thou I enjoyed my work each and every day. More to life then making someone else rich. Freedom to live each minute is a blessing.

This is a "keeper".^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Billy
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Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7164710
02/01/21 01:19 AM
02/01/21 01:19 AM
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upstate NY
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Posts: 843
upstate NY
retiring march 2021. 60 days to go

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7164718
02/01/21 01:36 AM
02/01/21 01:36 AM
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N. Carolina
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N. Carolina
Being I'm one of the young pups on here at 49 with around 11 more years of Bringing Good Things To Life. I ask a lot of people retiring for one thing they would do different before retiring. Almost all say save more money and few mention health. I enjoy seeing some of the old guys around town that I used to work with. But if you more senior retired ladies and gentlemen wouldn't mind to give some tips on what you might have done differently? Save more, pay off house, exercise........... Good Luck on retirement!


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Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7164747
02/01/21 04:08 AM
02/01/21 04:08 AM
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M.T.V. Alaska
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Posts: 3,487
M.T.V. Alaska
In three years I will retire from hunting, trapping and fishing. A warm tropical island sounds like more fun. I did retire from trapping, prices suck. I also got out of fur buying ,I started Alaska's largest raw fur company, that continues on still today.

I have three other businesses I will have to shut down, or get my daughter to take over if she wants. I enjoyed what I do and worked at every job I dreamed of as a young boy. I would continue on for awhile yet, but I like change. I get bored easy.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7164835
02/01/21 08:26 AM
02/01/21 08:26 AM
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Michigan
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Michigan
Congrats to all those that have been able to retire. I hope that the ability to retire and not "have to work" is attainable in the future. I wonder out of all those that have retired how many are only able to do so because of a pension? Social security is a joke, pensions are rare anymore.

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