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Old December 29th, 2017, 03:00 PM
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As 2017 comes to an end, are you going to miss it or are you saying good riddance?


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2016 was the worst, 2017 a little better but still rough. I guess I’m thankful to be alive and to see another year pass and able to ring in another yea. I do hope 2018 brings much better health to my loved ones as well as to all.

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April 2017 my nephew's father-in-law died from cancer
May -my wifes best friend died from a brain tumor
August-one of our nephews-brain cancer-age 46
August-a friend from Pancreatic Cancer
Oct-A very close friend from Pancreatic cancer
Nov-The husband of one of my wifes friends from Alzheimers

I am looking forward to 2018. My wife and I are emotionally drained.
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2017 was not a good year to James and I. He fought and suffered from cancer much of the year, and I lost him in October, so not too many fond memories of 2017. Good riddance to this year.

The only good thing that happened this year was finally meeting in person CruiseMates Doug R and his wife Marj on a cruise, who have become great friends and I am looking forward to cruising with them again in 2018!

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No complaints about 2017. We are fortunate to continue to have good health and that allows us to work on our travel bucket list.
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The only good thing for us (cruise related) was that we met a very nice couple on our recent cruise who live in Maryland .We exchanged e-mail addresses and phone numbers
and have already called and e-mailed each other . We hope to get together during the year and will be on a cruise together next year.
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No complaints about 2017. We are fortunate to continue to have good health and that allows us to work on our travel bucket list.

Keith, I hope that you and your lovely wife have many more years to continue working on your bucket list.


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2017 has been avery good year for me. 1st I am still alive.
2nd enjoyed 11 cruises with friends and family. 3rd waiting for 2018. Have a cruise Jan 6 for 5 days then Feb 17 have another on the Glor then April 22 with alumni from Johnson High school with friends and family. I am wishing and hoping I am still around to do all this.
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God Bless you Ray, I hope that you can keep on cruising in 2018 and beyond.


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It's not so much that I was unhappy with 2017. I always look forward to a new year. Unfortunately, no matter what the year, there is always some problem to deal with.

Keith and I have enjoyed good health, except right now, we have the flu. I would wish for continued basic good health and for some fun travel in the new year.

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Keith, I hope that you and your lovely wife have many more years to continue working on your bucket list.


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May 2018 be a wonderful year for all of us
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May 2018 be a wonderful year for all of us

I second that statement.


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I just hope that 2018 will be a good year.
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2018 will bring changes to my world, hubby will finally retire, oldest grandson will most likely be getting married, hoping that our health stays good.
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2018 will bring changes to my world, hubby will finally retire, oldest grandson will most likely be getting married, hoping that our health stays good.

2018 will be 19 years of retirement for me.
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technically he has been retired for almost 5 years but just not separated as he joined the drop program July 2013 so he has been working full time
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2017 had its good times - trip to China, trip to WDW, new granddaughter, husband retired!!!!

However, it also had a few bad things - deaths of friends, illness in December with still unresolved issues, husband retired () !!

Like mentioned above by Judy "Unfortunately, no matter what the year, there is always some problem to deal with." I too feel this way! Some good, some not so good and some I could have most definitely done without!

I am looking forward to a good 2018. Answers to my unresolved illness- related issues, growth of our four wonderful little grandchildren, trips planned already for February and July and time with a newly-retired husband are just a few of the things I am looking to watch in 2018!
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technically he has been retired for almost 5 years but just not separated as he joined the drop program July 2013 so he has been working full time
Nancy....I have never heard of this. Does it mean he is already collecting a pension but still working (under a specific timeframe contract). I retired in 2006 but from 2007 until 2012 I worked numerous contracts that lasted no longer than 90 days each.
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Hooray 2018 is here.


May it bring health, happiness and peace to all of you.


I'm starting off on a happy note because we had a great time last night with a great group of people.


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Nancy....I have never heard of this. Does it mean he is already collecting a pension but still working (under a specific timeframe contract). I retired in 2006 but from 2007 until 2012 I worked numerous contracts that lasted no longer than 90 days each.


he has been getting his regular pay and at the same time what is his retirement pay has been going in a special account and he will get that in July and he will keep getting retirement pay every month after, we set up his retirement so that I would get the same amount if he should die before me. So he will be getting a very good size check/payment upon retirement. IT is a contract to work for only five years after going in the drop program, it is for any civil government worker in the state of FL, including teachers.
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