My Mom Retires, Fr. Doogie Howser, and Picking the Winner

These days, most of them do it.  But when I was a kid in the 70's, my Mom was one of the few I knew who worked outside the home.  She went from being a secretary at a battery factory to doing very well in a bank to slowing down and working as a receptionist for an attorney the last few years.

Now, my Mom is retired.  Her final boss gave her a very nice retirement party this last weekend.   And it got me to thinking.  I have to be honest, I was little resentful that my worked when I was a kid.  I wanted her to stay home like Mrs. Brady.  Or may be help me start a band like Mrs. Partridge (I was a couch potato even back then)  Now, looking back, I'm proud that she was one of the working moms who helped bust down the door for today's working women.  Good work, Mom!  Enjoy retirement!

Before that retirement party, we went to church Saturday night.  And we had the youngest preacher in history assist in the service.  The dude couldn't have been 16!  But he gave a very nice sermon.  He's set to be ordained later this year.  I have no doubt he'll be very good, especially with kids.   Because he's not too far from being a kid himself.  This reaction can't be because I'm getting older, can it?  No, the preachers are definitely getting younger.

And finally, I'd like to see the Saints win the Super Bowl this weekend.  Brees seems like a genuinely decent guy.  And back when Darren Sharper played for the Packers, I had a chance to meet his Dad.  Again, very decent people.  Plus, it's always nice to see someone new win.  However, I don't see how they can do it.  You have your very good QB's (Brees, Brady, Favre, Rodgers, Rivers, McNabb when he's not hurt) and then you have Payton Manning who just appears to be head and shoulders above them all.  So, I'm pretty sure the Colts will win.  But, I few years ago I thought the Giants didn't stand a chance against the Patriots and look what happened.   Just as long as it's a good game.

Ok, that's the stuff on my mind this week.

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