Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Bill's Retirement Party was yesterday. It was so nice! Robin (secretary) did an absolutely wonderful job of putting it all together. All 3 kids were able to come, Parker only during his lunch, but the 'speech' was planned for when he'd be there. Marshall & Kendra were there for most of it. Great to have them there! (the kids are standing in birth order, with Parker being the tall one)
I don't know where the last 12 years have gone since Bill was appointed to his first (6 yr) term at the Ohio Industrial Commission. And now it's over. Prior to that, when he first ran for the legislature in 1986, Parker rode in a little red wagon for the parades...look at him now!
Bill's first order of 'retirement' business was to do 'DarbyDuty" at lunchtime and let Kendra's dog out, since she was having one of her 14-15 hour work days. From there he headed to Lake Erie/Cedar Point and will be going fishing with his buddies tomorrow. He'll be back tomorrow night, then we'll head back up on Friday morning for the holiday weekend. Still don't know where we'll be watching the fireworks. If the lake is calm, we might head over to Put-n-Bay, otherwise, we'll be able to see the ones at Cedar Point from our boat dock. Either way, it will be nice to get away for a few days.
Happy Independence Day to all!!!