Where to Live After Retirement

by Tom Damron
(Plano, Texas)

Once Americans aren't tied down to a particular place to accommodate a job, or good schools for their kids, they often decide to pull up stakes and decide Where to Live After Retirement.

You can Live in California where...

1. You make over $250,000 a year and you still can't afford to buy a house.

2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.

3. You know how to eat an artichoke.

4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.

5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.

6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.

You can Live in New York City where...

1. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.

2. You think Central Park is a "nature area".

3. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multilingual.

4. You've worn out a car horn.

5. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.

You can Live in Maine where...

1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.

2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.

3. You have more than one recipe for moose.

4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with fewer than eight buttons.

5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.

You can Live in the Deep South where...

1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.

2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.

3. "He needed killin'" is a valid legal defense.

4. Everyone has two first names -- Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean, Mary Beth, etc.

You can live in Colorado where...

1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.

2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and he stops at the day care center.

3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.

4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.

You can live in the Midwest where...

1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.

2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.

3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.

4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"

5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"

Or You can live in Florida where...

1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.

2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.

3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.

4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.

5. Cars in front of you are often driven by headless people.

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Where to live after retirement
by: Ron/Illinois

So true LOL


I lived in California and am now in "The Villages" Florida. This blog is funny and oh so true.

by: Elna Nugent Lenox, MA

Your offering made me smile and feel grateful that we live in this multilayered, crazy , unique and wonderful country,

Best yet
by: Sheila

You are a scream, Ted! I'll bet you've had a wonderful life and are having the best-yet retirement. Good luck to you!

Living the dream in Florida
by: Mary Lee

I just love this y'all and I intend to send a copy to my brother Billy Bob

You are soooooo right
by: Irwin/Lakeland


You must have lived in Florida at one time or another.

Loved your article.


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