Stix n Brix, NC
This week was my last few days at work. It felt odd to turn in all my uniforms and other property and walk out feeling naked. It sure emptied out the closet quite a bit. Friday was the last day so there was one last bit of formality to tend to. A party at the Downtown District. It was a very hot, pretty day.
I showed a few pics from the stationhouse the other day but I like this one too. The badge is painted on the wall in the locker room.
Chief Dolan presented me with my retirement badge (yes he’s 6’8” tall) and Deputy Chief Deck-Brown presented me with a plaque.
Captain Craghead gave me a nice card that included a very generous collection from the District guys. The note said it was for RV gas. It was a heartfelt thanks and a surprise.
I had an opportunity to express a few words of thanks. There was more that I wanted to say but I had to make it short and sweet so that I wouldn’t get choked up. After the formalities, it was time to cut the cake. It’s neat how it’s decorated with the badge. I love the bouquet of flowers.
I’m glad Gin was able to join in on the fun. She was behind the camera, but she was there along with about 50 folks. I got lots of hugs and handshakes.
Those beautiful flowers made it home to our dining room and they smell so good. Maybe they will bring us luck because Saturday was another house showing. The house has been on the market since the beginning of June and this was the third showing, two of which look promising.
Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.