I was riffling through the pages of my pocket day minder from twenty-five years ago. On Wednesday, June 13, 1990 I had written "Red letter day. Officially retired?"
I cannot tell you what the interrogation point at the end of the entry meant at the time, but I am guessing that it was put there in the belief that I would certainly be called by some mucky-muck in the system for something job-related.
At any rate, it was the first day I walked out of the building as a non-employee of the school district, for I was there at the planning stage of the building, saw it through its construction, and opened it for business in August 1972.
I have looked back, of course I have, for I held the best job in the world for those eighteen years, but I have never looked back with regret. Taking on the job was the best thing I ever did; laying it down was the best thing I ever did. Sort that out.
I am blessed far beyond my just desserts.
Looking back. Just there, across the street. I used to work there.