We've just returned from a week in Las Vegas at the National Funeral Directors Convention, followed by a couple of days in Nashville at the Tanning World Expo. Because of the people we met at each convention, both trips were exceptionally fulfilling. We are continuously amazed by -- and grateful for -- the wonderful people we meet on our trips; many of whom stay in touch and become part of our family.
It's when we return home that reality sets in.
One of today's headlines is making us feel old. Kathleen Casey-Kirschling signed up for Social Security benefits on Monday. Who's Kathleen Casey-Kirschling, you ask? She's the first official member of the Baby Boomer generation. Kathleen was born in Philadelphia on January 1, 1946, at 12:00:01 AM. Right behind her are the rest of the 76 million Boomers who will qualify for Social Security and Medicare over the next 22 years.
SOCIAL SECURITY and MEDICARE?! Geez, we were just celebrating the fact that middle age doesn't even kick in until age 55. Boomers range in age from 43 to 62, so don't write us off yet.
We hope Kathleen has fun in her retirement years, but it's gonna take a lot to yank us off of our horse and our Harley. And we have absolutely no plans to wear sensible shoes, socks with sandals or buy anything at a Chico's. At least not for another 20 years ...
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