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Over next few weeks I hope to share my thoughts concerning a change in my life. I have 14 more mornings to put on the uniform that I have worn for 32 + years.

My last day in Uniform will be November 30th. On that afternoon I will get into my private car and drive the 184 miles to my new home in West Chester Ohio (about 20 miles north east of Cincinnati).

My wife has been down there in our new home since September 1st. and I have been commuting back and forth over the weekends.

As you would expect, I have a few mixed feelings.
If you have any advice concerning the transition, please comment.

posted by Skip Coleman
11/07/2007 06:16:00 PM

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Blogger Fay Coleman said...


Mom and I are so proud of all you have accomplished over the past 32 years. You have been more than just a father to me, but you have been a hero and an inspiration. I love you and can't wait until I get to spend more time with you!

When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. ~Edward F. Croker

Thu Nov 08, 10:29:00 PM EST  
Blogger NWG said...

Hey, Skip:

Congrats on your retirement. Don't stay away though. Keep teaching. Us new guys still have a lot to learn from you.

Chris Mc Loone

Mon Nov 12, 08:52:00 PM EST  
Blogger Rick Lasky said...

Brother Skip,

Congratulations buddy! Thanks for your friendship and for all that you have done for me.

I'm proud to know ya and even more proud that you're my friend.


Tue Nov 13, 04:41:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kai Rieger said...

Congratulations on your dedication and accomplishments. Enjoy your new found freedom with your family, but PLEASE DO NOT STOP TEACHING!! We desciples still have much to gain from your experience and instruction. Hats off to you brother!


Wed Nov 14, 09:37:00 AM EST  
Blogger Rick Fritz said...

Hey Skip!

Congratulations! Remember '97 The year our books came out? Cathy and I are so glad we were able to share that event with you. It was my greatest FDIC. At least we haven't hit the bargin bin yet.
Skip: Stay Healthy and most important Stay in Touch. I'll be a little closer to ya in January!

Wed Nov 14, 09:51:00 AM EST  
Blogger srmac said...

So what are the planned accomplishments for the next 32+ years? How will you make your new community a home and part of you? Don't think of retirement as just pleasure seeking and hobby expansions. You now have the freedom to explore, volunteer, and contribute in new areas and build on the old. Keep the committments short and on a project by project basis. You're on flex time and not just time off. Enjoy!

Wed Nov 14, 01:21:00 PM EST  
Blogger Bill Shouldis said...

Good luck and best of health. It has been a great journey and teaching with you and all the others at FDIC has been a rewarding experience. Over the 32 years you have made a difference. Your contributions have made "the job" safer and better. Thanks for being a real leader in the protective services. Bill Shouldis - Phila.

Wed Nov 14, 03:56:00 PM EST  
Blogger Brian Schaeffer said...

Congrats on the Retirement--I'm jealous! You have a great career to look back on as the most respected and proudest professions in the country.

Enjoy the family and be well.

Thu Nov 15, 12:41:00 AM EST  

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