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Papa’s Retirement

Friday, May 28th  was a big deal.  After 40 years of service in the steel industry, Corey’s dad finally got to call it quits.  He went out in style, with a limo full of his whole family to pick him up from his last day of work.  It was too cool.DSC_0045He was one proud Papa.

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While we were at the plant, I got to take a quick tour of the place.  The entire plant was built from the ground up by Gary… his vision, his creation, his determination.   It was beyond impressive.

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Amy found these adorable shirts for the kids…

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We picked him up in a 14 person limo, and we had that baby packed with 6 kids (5 in carseats!), and 8 adults!  The kids LOVED it!! Anna said that she felt like Cinderella, and at the end of the night when it was time to go home, she wanted to know where the limo was.  Cate said that night that she dreamed about limo’s all night.

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I love these 2 photos of Gary.  He has such a genuine smile on his face and you can feel how happy and proud he is at this moment, driving away from the plant.

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We stopped at a park on the way home for a few photos.  DSC_0147

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And then, after a quick rest at Nana and Papa’s house we had a little party for the man of the hour.  Nana planned the whole day so that the entire family, kids especially, would be together and happy.  The party was casual and small and delightful.

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The cousins had so much fun playing together.  These two are going to be trouble…  🙂

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The day was a great start to summer and great start to Gary’s new adventure.  The kids played outside until well after dark and their little legs couldn’t run any more.

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Congratulations, Papa, we’re so proud of you!

June 10, 2010 - 4:05 pm

Amy - Love all the pictures. Can you email them to me please? It was a totally fun day……too bad we haven’t seen much of that retiree in the last two weeks….what’s keeping him so busy? haha!

June 11, 2010 - 12:59 am

Barb - WOW, that’s all I have to say is WOW!! You have some really great great pictures here Jaime!!
I LOVE the ones of my brother laughing and of him with all the grandkids!! I THINK I saw
Charlie somewhere in there being smashed in between all the girls in that first picture!!
What a great day for my brother and so glad we were included!! So happy for him!!
Love, Aunt Barb

June 11, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Aunt Nanc', Uncle John and cousin Leah - Love, love, love you all and are so grateful to have you in our lives.
So thrilled for Gary! He so deserves this. And we love that Nancy ‘works’ more than he now 😉

June 11, 2010 - 10:43 pm

Shari Schwab - Jaime, I just wanted this post to keep going on! I want to see more! What fantastic pictures of my Big Brother and his family. I think those are the best pictures I’ve ever seen of Gary. You sure have a talent. What a great way to start off retirement.
love you,
Aunt Shari

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