Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snapshot Saturday - January 26, 2013


This past weekend, January 20, I celebrated my first year of retirement from teaching.  

I had taught for 34 years....38 if you count being laid off.  :)  

Yes...teachers got laid off back in the 80's.  :)

I cleaned out one quarter of my teaching materials and happily took a photo last summer before I started my last semester of a great career.

Sooooooooooooooo...here I am.   

We put out a few bundles each week so the recycle guys wouldn't have a full truck before their day even started. :)

  
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books.  It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Alyce’s site.

36 comments:

Anachronist said...

Quite impressive!

Elizabeth said...

Teaching is rewarding but a great deal of work.

Thanks for stopping by.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a great idea, taking a shot of your materials before retiring....

I retired from social work for the local county 12 years ago, but afterwards, I worked (in the same profession) for three more years for a private agency.

I left the last gig seven years ago.

I didn't have a lot of stuff to bring home...just decorations for my offices.

Congrats on the impressive number of years!

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It's easy to see all the materials you used and now are recycling, but it's hard to know how many lives you touched.

Congratulations on your retirement!

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Congrats on your retirement!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Congratulations on a long career. I hope you enjoy a wonderful retirement.

Elizabeth said...

How nice of you, Debbie.

I am sure I touched thousands of lives and taught them the valuable skill of typing and to become a useful part of society when they graduated.

THANKS for the nice comment.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

Elizabeth said...

Thanks.

It was scary at first, but after a year, it is all good. :)

Trish said...

That's a lot of recycling! Good thing you bundled it. That's the kind of thing I forget to do and then all the papers are flying around the neighbourhood. Congratulations on your retirement!

Alex said...

Congratulations on your retirement. I retired from classroom teaching a while ago and now home school - which I love.
My advice for retirement - have some fun everyday.

Romance Reader said...

Wow, Elizabeth. That you in the photo? You don't look old enough to have been teaching for so long. And you don't look like a retired person either...

Maria

Harvee Lau said...

Congrats. Hope you enjoy having time to yourself!

Amber said...

Thank you for the kind comment! And I am astounded that as a teacher you are actually getting rid of older stuff (I know so many of us educators hang on to it in all in the vain hope that the next person or ourselves will actually use it again!!)

I guess my biggest thing was with blogging how do you reply to people who leave you a comment? And with book blogs where does one even start with all that madness!! Ok its not real madness just a lot to soak in.. and this has turned into way too long of a comment! :)

Amber

Elizabeth said...

Thanks, Romance Reader. Yep that is me.

Add 22 + 38 and you will get my age. :) :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a great photo! Recycling nom, nom, nom!

Esme said...

Congrats on retiring-good job on recycling. It feels good to clean house.

the bookworm said...

Congratulations on your retirement!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

What a fun picture to hang on to!

Sim said...

Hi Elizabeth - I'll be that 22+38 in May. And Romance Reader is right ... you don't look it.
I'm in semi-retirement and I'm loving it.

Beth Hoffman said...

I have a huge soft spot in my heart for teachers. Bless you, Elizabeth! May you enjoy your retirement knowing how many lives you helped to shape!

Jackie/Jake said...

It's been a year since I stopped working after 35 years!! None of us had much stuff at our desks as we were going through outsourcing so we never knew who would be next to be let go!!

Jackie Burris said...

WOW lots of loot and happy retirement, after that many years you had to have been happy to be able to stay home and chill! :-)

Christine Harding said...

I'll bet that took a while sorting out stuff you no longer need. My husband teaches, and has all kinds of paperwork/books/resources. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/GVIbC

storygal said...

That is quite a stack of paper. It takes time to go through boxes and recycle. Bet you had lots of boxes to bring home.

Sus said...

Happy Anniversary! And congrats on all the cleaning you've done. :)

Alyce said...

That is quite a lot of papers! I hope you are enjoying your retirement.

Irene said...

Do you miss the little "darlings". Happy Retirement.

Brona Joy said...

I was a teacher for 19 years...it took me years to clean out all the extra bits and pieces! I still have a couple of boxes or treasured memories that I'm not ready to part with yet :-)

Louise said...

Congratulations on your retirement. Great photo to celebrate it- and well planned out.

Kara said...

Wow! Guess I didn't realize how much stuff a teacher buys herself. Kudos for sticking around for 34 years. That's an amazing accomplishment. I bet you were an awesome teacher. Congrats on your retirement! :)

Frances Stiles said...

I'll bet you felt so accomplished to have that all bundled and ready to go out. Do you hire out, Elizabeth? I have LOTS to be bundled and tossed!! ;-) Have a great Sunday!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

That's a nice pic to remind you of the work you put into those 34 years and all the students that passed through your classroom.

Lmkazmierczak said...

All The Best♫ Enjoy!

Laura Fabiani said...

You look great as you prepare for a new phase in your life. And that's just one quarter of all your stuff. After 38 years there must be a lot!

Staci said...

I can see why you didn't want to scare off the garbage guy!!! Happy 1st year of retirement!!!

Lindsay said...

Hope you enjoy your retirement, congratulations, and well done on the clear out!