Retirement Class

A few weeks ago Honey invited me to go to a seminar with him. A seminar about retirement. We are officially almost old.

It was at a local community college. When he reminded me it was coming up I asked him if he was sure I needed to be there, because I am not very fiscally minded. He said he would like my company.

So we went. The first part of the evening was a room full of services you might want to have if you are elderly. Things like hospice, Humana (what do they do?), rehab, retirement planning, pain management, law services and what not. This is where you receive all the free pens, bags and useless paraphernalia  that Honey loves to collect from fishing shows. They did have two booths that gave away those rubber thingies that help you get the lids off jars, a very good invention in my opinion.

There were lots of folks with varying shades of grey hair and equipment to help them walk. It would be fair to say we were part of the youngest set of visitors.

After the trade show, we headed in to an auditorium for the main event. Because we were a little early we heard the tail end of the seminar on good diet and super foods. There was a lot of bran talk in there.

The speaker was an asset manager, and Honey had heard of this fellow as he evidently has a column in the local paper. He talked about a lot of things, and Honey seemed to know most of it, he has been thinking about retirement since I have known him.

I don’t know how helpful it was to have me there, but we had nice conversations throughout the evening and then went to our favorite Chip and Dip for dinner.

Kind of like a date for the elderly.

And I did get TWO of those rubber jar opening thingies.

Have a good weekend.



  1. deb said,

    May 2, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    At least it was something different, and you got to go out to dinner. Have a good first weekend of May yourself!

  2. caprilis said,

    May 2, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    *sigh* Not sure how this elderly thing has caught up to us.
    O’well, better than the alternative.

  3. Vickie Smoker said,

    May 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Oh, Kel, you are so funny! You made me laugh with your descriptions of the retirement seminar. You are way too young for this but it doesn’t hurt to hear about these things in advance. Have a great day!

  4. Laurie said,

    May 2, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Planning ahead is always a good thing. And those rubber jar openers are fantabulous!

  5. Honey's Older Sister said,

    May 2, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    It will be here before you know it. Good to be prepared.

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