On January 16th we hit the road and traveled to Dallas to celebrate Jerry's retirement from American Airlines!
The celebration included a surprise Hawaiian theme when one of Jerry's DFW friend's sister and niece arrived bearing leis for Jerry and Mavis and then entertaining the attendees with three traditional Polynesian dances.
Bobby and I had a fun time on the road and it makes me look forward to more post-retirement road trips together!
We had such a good time while in Dallas catching up with all of Bobby's AA buddies. There was lots of laughter, drinking, and good food! Their old supervisor Mary Kay even came to the party and brought Jerry's original 1983 application for employment and his first id picture!
Where have the years gone?
Bobby and Jerry were good friends before I even met Bobby in 1980. They worked together at the Burlington Northern Railroad, got laid off during the Frisco merger, teamed up together to own/operate J & B Construction for a few years, and then worked at American together for 20+ years.
Now we are all retired or almost retired and expecting grandchildren in 2015!
Here's to good friends and long careers that provide(d) a good living and retirement income!