Today is my father-in-law's last day at work. When the five o'clock bell rings, he will officially be retired. He has been feted several times this week by coworkers, friends, and family, but perhaps nothing reveals how well loved this man is better than the party he went to this morning. On his train.
He described it himself as "an extravaganza, with my picture posted in three cars, banners, mimosas, danishes, fruit cups, gifts, a poetry reading, cookies, candy, cheeses, coffee and tea, and an announcement by the conductor as we pulled into Newark Penn Station that I would be retiring today."
I am really lucky to have the in-laws that I do. They are 100% awesome, and everybody knows it. : )