It hardly seems possible to me that I am now 60 years old. I don't really feel 60 and I hope I don't act too old. I am happy to be the age I am. I am not ashamed to tell people my age, I am proud to have made it this far in life. I am really happy to be retired and free to do whatever I want whenever I want. I still haven't settled down to start all the projects that I thought I would. I guess I just needed some freedom to do nothing at all.
I really enjoyed seeing Sacramento's photos of her younger years. I had planned to scan some in to share, but the printer's scanner function is not functioning at all. I do have one to share. This photo was taken for a company newsletter back when I started a new job in 1971. The photographer wanted me to pose with a phone because I was to handle phone calls from the building tenants. When I look at this photo now, I think "you looked pretty good back then." Of course, back then I was very critical of myself and did not think I looked good at all.
My photo for today is a picture of my birthday present from my husband. It is a new coat and I love, love, love it.
Seeing that old photo brought back so many memories. I disliked typewriters. Anyone remember correction tape? I had to type the invoices perfectly as I had to use carbon paper. I was never a great typist and I remember having to retype those darn invoices over and over. Things are so much easier now with auto correction, spell check, printers, and electronic invoicing.
When I first started to work at Cessna Aircraft in 1973, we still had real blueprints of the drawings. When I left, all the drawings were created electronically. Things have changed so much in my lifetime. I wonder how much will change in the next 60 years?