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Monday, April 30, 2012


It was supposed to be the happiest day of my life, but once my Frontier friends starting bringing in all the delicious food and saying their good-byes, it started to change. Then when all the final hugging started, the tears came!    What the heck... Who knew it would be so darn hard.  After 17 years of working at the airport in Denver, I checked in my last young man to Chicago today. My co-workers and some passengers in line all shouted Goodbye Joan at the same time, and my day was over.  Yep, and those darn tears started again.

I can't begin to tell you, as tough as the job was some days, my co-workers made it all worthwhile in the end, and I will truly miss them.

Ann Marie was so kind, she bought me the bestest gift ever!
The mini quilts that her family made, and the 9-11 Quilt book will hold a very special place in my heart forever!

I do love you guys, and will truly miss you.

On to write the next chapter of my life now...
And wipe the mascara off my face!



  1. Tears are a true sign of how wonderful the last chapter was and how it will be missed. It will be a wonderful next chapter. Congratulations.

  2. Congratulations and very best wishes for your new start! It sounds like your friends made the last day quite special and memorable for you. Your hard work and friendship was obviously appreciated. Good luck. The next stage awaits!

  3. Congratulations! Change is always hard. It will be great to look back on the good memories while you are making more! Happy Retirement! Hope you love it as much as I do! ~Jeanne

  4. now the fun begins and you will be busier than ever,lol,enjoy.xx

  5. Enjoy the beginning of the next phase of your life. On to happy days ahead.

  6. What a bitter-sweet day! Good luck during your retirement, you'll wonder how on earth you had the time to work in a few months time......

  7. Congratulations on your retirement! I retired in 2003 and I love every minute of it. :) blessings, marlene

  8. Yay! Welcome to the club. Retirement? Can't beat it! I retired in 2003 (early retirement) and moved to France, best thing I ever did, okay we don't have much money, we don't go on fancy holidays but boy is it nice to get up and think "what shall we do today". On nice days you can get into the garden instead of waiting for the weekend. Believe me..... you are going to LOVE it. Hugs

  9. Congratulations Joan! Allow yourself time to make the transition. It is another threshold you've crossed over, with lots of adventures still in store!

  10. Transitions are always difficult, even ones you plan for but great things are ahead. I retired exactly one year ago and I have been so glad. My arthritis has improved and my attitude. Give yourself so time to get used to the new normal and you'll be fine. ;D

  11. Congratulations on entering the next phase of your life. The reason so many adults ask children what they want to be when they grow up is that the adults are always looking for ideas. Here's hoping that you have many more phases to your amazing, creative life.



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