Burl is celebrating her retirement with 2 or 3 of her girl friends. Burl is a boys name but we like it for her. She looks smart and really happy. She spent 30 years doing clerical work; typing, filing, answering the phone and lot's and lot's of sitting. "Good bye old work force, I am retired".
I am getting out of the cold of this northern climate. Burl and her friends headed for the white sandy beaches of Florida, right off the ocean.
Burl is so happy just look at her mouth. She yelled "ohhhhhhh this is the life, this is the retirement I have been dreaming of". Just smell the ocean and the sun tan lotion. An ice tea or soft drink would be really nice right about now. She is so happy she is jumping and saying "at last, at last I can have fun". I wonder how she will feel when she comes down? I hope she doesn't break her neck. "Ahhhhh Spring time in Florida, I love being out of the cold". I can't tell if she is catching or throwing that disc but Burl and her friends are having fun. I don't think she will go swimming, that doesn't look like much of a swimsuit. maybe they will go fishing next, or take a nap.
Nobody goes to the beach alone, there are tents with people laughing and talking about old times from all different areas of the world.
"This is the most fun I have had in ages".
Wisconsin Veterans Home-King
storytellers: Walter, Georgie, Augie, Tony, Dick,Art
Facilitated by: Michele Guyant