Saturday, November 30, 2013

Retirement for Sandra - November 30, 2013

Retirement, an illusive dream until today.

Today is the official date of retirement from my job.  I spent 26 years as a seafood microbiologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, a division of NOAA.  I had a wonderful career, got to do many unique things and visited many fishing related areas of the United States.  My life now takes a different path, one that I am eager to pursue.

On November 21 the laboratory group that I worked with gave me a retirement party.  The theme was fall.  Diane and LaShonda did a fantastic job of decorating and making the event successful  Some pictures of the event follow:

Cake by Rebecca, one of the marine biologist from SEFSC
Calvin, Acting Lab Director presenting me with a certificate for 26 years of service to NMFS

Tony saying a few kind words
Spencer, newly retired Lab Director, giving me a few words of wisdom on how to handle retirement.  He was my supervisor most of the 26 years that I worked for NMFS
Several of my friends that were retired came as well as two of my dear friends of 30 or more years. 
I was gifted with a gift certificate to a local quilt store as well as several other small gifts.

It was an enjoyable day that I will not soon forget.

Back to sewing,



1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your retirement. A new chapter in your life is unfolding now. Sounds like you'll get some good quilty therapy in with that gift certificate.