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A salute, and thanks, to you sir.  And I'll be glad to eat one (or more) of your cookies.

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Tom,

While not unexpected, this is a sad day for the rest of us. You've been a tremendous contributor to this forum and to the benefits world at large. I wish you all the very best.

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Hey Tom - I echo all the good comments and sentiments that you have received, and will continue to receive. You're also one of the few people who appreciate (or at least somewhat understand) my own bizarre sense of humor.

Good luck as you waltz through this next chapter in your life. It would be lovely if you have the time to occasionally post something humorous, but if not, it has been a pleasure corresponding with you on this board. Enjoy every day!

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Best wishes Tom.  My aunt used to make springerles.  Good stuff!

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Best wishes on your retirement. My mom is 98 1/2 and in good health.  I have a few years till retirement--will be so glad to be out of this racket.  Enjoy your time with your mom! 

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Tom:  First, "you can check out any time you want, but you may never leave..."

Second, this does not absolve you of responsibility to return with your "Christmas Song" puzzle....

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4 hours ago, Tom Poje said:

My favorite being the springerle.

Thanks for all your wisdom and happy retirement!

And for resurrecting great memories - my old world German grandmother made those, they were awesome, and she lived to almost 103 (must have been the cookies!), so wishing you that quality time with your mom.

Best of luck!

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Ah, but the true Wolverine never really retires. He just finds a new corner of the internet! Thanks for everything you've done to brighten our days. 

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Please stop back in every once in a while and let us know how retirement is going!  You will be missed (even though I am mostly just a lurker, I've learned a whole lot from you and others)!

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Thank you for your contributions, including the good humor and the attempts at good humor.

In particular, thank you for identifying IRS authority to dispel the silly notion that the 401(a)(17) limit is a timing rule.

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To the springerle lovers ("only" have around 30 or so different molds I have gotten over the years, most generally religious theme) I forget most people have never seen them before so Iit is an extra treat the first time when they get one.

(not my pictures, but I have done these) instead of Anise for the flavoring -

cocoa powder for chocolate springerle

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using Jello for color and flavor last year I made green wreaths for Advent (though this recipe is actually a butter cookie - but I promise myself I will try it with the springerle recipe)

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Tom,

I'd just like to add a belated but heartfelt and public thanks from the folks at BenefitsLink (Dave, Holly and myself) for all you've contributed over the years. 

Your wit, wisdom and consistent participation have been invaluable -- you will be missed.

Lois

 

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Tom, I hope you will continue to be a frequent contributor to the "Humor, Inspiration, Miscellaneous" message board!

Retirement -- what a concept. Now you've got me to thinking that maybe I should start setting aside some savings.

Your posts have been tremendously valuable, and fun. Thank you so much for being so generous.

Dude. Congratulations!

 

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Congratulations Tom.  I am looking forward to this myself in the hopefully not too distant future.   

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Tom, congratulations and best wishes!   I will miss your knowledge, sense of humor, constant willingness to help, and always positive attitude.  And your amazing patience.  Those are things we will always remember. 

Best wishes!  Make sure to come back and visit when you have a new album of Pension songs!

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21 hours ago, shERPA said:

I am looking forward to this myself in the hopefully not too distant future.   

Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full.

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On 8/23/2019 at 1:13 PM, Bill Presson said:

Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full.

Careful with your coffee, wouldn't want one of those nice bow-ties stained!

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