Plan didn't pan out
(Harpers Ferry, West Virginia )
I thought I had the perfect plan for retirement. Worked for the same firm for 37 years and did not retire until I was 81.
My daughter convinced me to move into very comfortable quarters in her home, this has worked out fine.
I thought I would fill my time with volunteer work...that was not to be. I have some mobility problems and walk with a cane, still drive my own car. I have discovered that my age and my cane are not welcome at the majority of the places I have applied, people are not shy about letting me know.
My mind is still sharp and my body willing, it just takes me a bit longer to cover territory. Insurance is one reason given..if I would take a fall. So..I will continue to knit for charity and keep looking for a place where my work experience is appreciated.