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I retire from JFRD in 1 yr and 8 months. I'll be 54.

October 28, 2019 02:43PM
I plan to work as little as possible. IF at all, it'll be part time. I have had several people tell me..."YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO RETIRE!!" To which I say.......BULL SH**!! I ask...WHEN should one rtire?? When too crippled to work? We too old to halfway enjoy some retired life ? As a Firefighter, I am DAMN lucky that cancer has not found me yet. Mentally, I feel 20 years old but the past 33 + years of my job has aged me physically. Being under so much stress for so long has burned me out. I have a SCREW IT attitude to a lot of things these days. It might just be perspective after seeing so much. And then.....What has REALLY punched me in the gut...In just the last 8 years, I have lost all three of my immediate family, my Step Dad and two of my closest friends. One being my VERY best friend. Life is short and getting shorter RAPIDLY. I have told my Wife we WILL scale back and retire ASAP. I make no apologies when I say I'm ready right now.

  I need to retire...

sstrams210October 28, 2019 11:07AM

  I retire from JFRD in 1 yr and 8 months. I'll be 54.

Ramgator84October 28, 2019 02:43PM

  Good for you buddy! Enjoy life!

ferragamo7961October 29, 2019 07:56AM

  That's awesome, Gator...

sstrams62October 29, 2019 04:14PM

  A paid for house is awesome.

Ramgator79October 29, 2019 06:03PM

  Yeah, its nice..

sstrams61October 30, 2019 03:11AM

  happy for you, Gator

21Dog62October 30, 2019 03:56AM

  Thank you.

Ramgator63October 30, 2019 04:34AM


MamaRAMa69November 01, 2019 12:55PM

  Re: I retire from JFRD in 1 yr and 8 months. I'll be 54.

Aries83November 01, 2019 12:22PM

  man I don't know how you do it

ferragamo7961October 30, 2019 07:11AM

  Sheer will power, '79..

sstrams59October 30, 2019 09:07AM

  I semi-retired from my band some years ago....

JamesJM76October 30, 2019 11:06AM

  You should do your..

sstrams59October 30, 2019 02:30PM

  Good grief Steve that was a Laurel and Hardy routine...

JamesJM57October 30, 2019 03:09PM

  Jimmy that makes you a hero..

sstrams63October 31, 2019 03:01AM

  RELAX everyone! I am SST's back up!

Ramgator61October 30, 2019 02:47PM


sstrams57October 30, 2019 02:58PM

  Just switch to playing Folk Music

Aries86November 01, 2019 12:55PM

  That would solve it..

sstrams58November 01, 2019 01:19PM