Thomas, Just do it. Ellis worked for his company for 25 years, he became disabled and retired, they all joked how the place will close because he left, guess what it almost has. Made him feel good too, because he didn't have to worry about getting up with the alarm clock anymore, book a cruise when we wanted and not when the company could "spare " him. We have still kept the many friends he and we have made over the years. If they are friends they will still be there. Just remember to give them a call once in a while also, don't wait by the phone because as we all know, life goes on with or without us. God Bless and enjoy the rest of your life.