- Published: Saturday, October 07 2017 16:12
It was a grand 90 degree morning/afternoon on the General Store patio as five hearty souls gathered to catch up on the activities of our cohorts. Bill Harbeck, one of two in attendance last week, was talking about his upcoming adventures to the midwest to see grandchildren and attend some cherished hockey games. He looked great with his Blackhawk on. Brent Keil, last weeks other attendee, was showing no after effects from his bout with kidney stones, especially when you saw him eating his hamburger and onion rings. He was describing the avalanches in Yosemite when slate was falling from El Capitan over the last several days, with a tragic consequences. Such a beautiful place, but nature does have a dark side. Kevin Tripp was just back from Montana and the high country where he got snowed on to the tune of 11 inches. He indicates he is moving much better on his left knee after the replacement surgery. Now it seems the right knee may need a little work in the future. I guess we wear out much too fast and we age....an all true reality. He is a proud grandpa showing pictures of his young granddaughter...what a cutie. John Spellman was just back from Telluride where he indicated the weather was on the much cooler side, in the 30's at night and early mornings. Rain also reared it ugly head for a couple of days. Next trip for the Spellman's is a trip to Wisconsin in a couple of weeks. He is one well traveled man....good for him. The Bays just returned from Waikiki where we stayed for 6 nights right on the beach overlooking the ocean and Diamond Head. A tour of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona was wonderful and then we climbed aboard a helicopter with open doors to tour the island. Kathy insisted I sit next to the open door, for some reason. It was a very relaxing trip to take us away from the tensions of retirement life. I am happy to say that the conversation stayed a great distance from politics and the daily soap operas. We just talked about the rising costs of our Medicare supplemental insurance and other senior interest. Hope you have a great weekend.Write comment (0 Comments)
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The 3030 office was corporate headquarters of Osco Drug Inc. from 1968 to 1974 and most recently was an Albertsons store support facility for pharmacy operations and third party billing. Within hours of the FTC's approval of the Albertsons/Safeway merger on January 27th 2015, employees at the 3030 Cullerton Drive, Franklin Park, IL office were informed that the office would be closing and that jobs would be transitioning to Albertsons' corporate office in Boise, ID. Nearly 300 people were employed at the 3030 office.
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A group of 17 braved the overcast day on the patio at the General Store.
Temps were in the 70's but it felt much colder! The group was struggling on
the discussion topics as the host, Gerry Bay was missing??? Yes, I guess he
has a life outside of Romeo...who knew?I decided to visit today as I am always wondering if the people that Gerry
says were there actually were there...not that Gerry ever embellishes a
recap...but I did want to validate that people were still showing up....It was Friday and it's lent so I know a few "Catholics" were still following
the rules, and there were orders of Cheese Omelets and Tuna fish coming from
the table I sat at... There were a few of us that had to sit at the kids
table (my frequent flyer status has been revoked). I did not record what
people ate but I suppose I could adlib as some people do...The conversations gravitated to religious topics at one point and then
jumped to movies and Oscar winners...there were some movies mentioned that
did not make the Oscar best picture ....Hidden Figures ...Hell or High
Water...Curt's favorite "Why Him"...not the deepest plot but funny...
It looks as we will have a record turnout for the Sunday Brunch (54 people
confirmed)....Tom Nielsen did a great job of putting pressure on the Romeo
group....I know that his offer to pay for Sharon and me was gracious and
much appreciated...so we definitely will be there!! Attendees that I saw but won't swear they were at today's Romeo..
Pat J, Dave S, Brent K, John E, John R, John Mc, Bill H, Ron G, Tom N, Kevin
T, Tork F, Larry W, Jim W, Curt L, Brad T, Jerry O....If I had any HR skills
left I would have included last names.....and Gerry would
comment.....whoever said you had any HR skills ...ever....See many of you on Saturday and Sunday!JMc