My step-dad retired this month. He worked for the Fresno Police Department for 40 years! Isn't that crazy?? 40 years seems so long! My Aunt Cindy threw him a nice retirement party at the Verdi Club in Fresno. The food was delish and the "roast" was hilarious. My step dad said that he was kind of down in the dumps because he started when he was young, and he ended when he was old. He said it doesnt feel good to get old. It was kinda sad...as a 25 year old, I yearn for the day I can retire! I guess the lesson I learned from his words was to cherish each and everyday and dont rush your life! Soak up everyday because time flies! What are your thoughts on retirement?