Friday, July 16, 2010

Good Times...Old Guys

        Good times and old guys can go together especially if the group has hung out over a long time. I've been fortunate enough to have been associated with such a group. I have always valued the people I work with as described in Reflections...Valuable Colleagues.

       When I moved to Red Deer in 1969 to teach, I was very fortunate to land on an excellent staff. We were young and  fortunate enough to teach in a school which drew students from a very supportive community. There were staff who were excellent mentors and other staff who were willing to see that a junior high program was presented well.

       A number of the staff not only worked hard but also played hard. We visited each others homes , had young families and were  recent education graduates who had teaching experience.

     Some of us stayed in the same area and kept in contact. Now, once or twice a year we get together and enjoy lunch and  visiting. This group is aged 64 -84 and still have the same energy and and drive to enjoy life.

      We are so very fortunate!


  1. not simply good rimes but GREAT guys!

  2. It is so interesting to see those faces. Many of them (including you) were the cagey old veterans when I was a newbie working hard and playing hard. Great post - I'm looking forward to the day when I can do exactly the same thing!

  3. Well, Ted guess who the cagey veteran is now? I can't add old yet for you. The catalyst for this group was Cliff who was about 12 years older than most as he was a first class mentor. More than that he advised us on buying houses and cars, raising kids and he loved party time.

  4. Cheryl, your Dad meant much to us as he took us under his wing as young men and gave us advice we badly needed. We were all young rookies far from home and he was the one vet who would take time to help us buying houses and raising kids. You were half grown up so he had experience that we relied on.