Tuesday, January 31, 2006

While looking for information on the untimely demise of Tony Ancona, I came across Harold Deppe's suggestion that we share information about each other while we're still alive. The post mortem tributes are wonderful and appropriate and please keep them coming, but let's hear more about our lives as well.
The people I meet at retiree's luncheons always seem to wonder how they ever found time to work at all, they're so busy. Doing what ? Let's hear about it !
Aside from far more frequent visits to doctors, dentists and pharmacists, my own life since retirement has been full of family, golf and song. I still work at CBS on a per diem basis occasionally, just to keep my hand in. During the nicer months, I play golf about twice a week all around Long Island, although not very well. Any other local area hackers are welcome to check with me if they need a companion on the links. Maybe there'd be enough of us still around to stage some sort of reunion event.
My other passion for the past year and a half has been the Barbershop Harmony Society, formerly known as SPEBSQSA, a national organization of over 30,000 men who love old music and singing it. From time to time at district events, I've run into Angie Sticca, retired from the Construction Shop, who's active in the Westchester chapter. If there are any other barbershoppers out there, I'd love to hear from you and compare notes (pun intended). If there are any "wannabe" singers, I'd be more than happy to help you find a chapter so you can begin enjoying a most satisfying pursuit.
So that's what's going on in my life. What about yours ?
George Seelinger