Since we had a hiccup in the beginning, it worked out that our last adventure for our 40 years, was celebrating our 25 years as Culligan Dealers. Actually, hubby has been the, "Hey, Culligan Man!" for 43 years, since 1976.
As the time approached, the "Grand's" made their way into the room.
Announcing the recipients was done in alphabetic order, so we were last.
After we went to lunch at Sally's Fish House & Bar to celebrate with the family.
They had one last meeting to attend before it was time to get ready for the Gala aboard the USS Midway. I went for a walk around the boardwalk, browsed a few stores, and decided to buy a lovely shawl to keep me warm while on the ship.
Instead of waiting for a ride that was never confirmed, we choose to walk the half mile. By now I had already walked over 9000 steps and felt I could do it! Thankful there were traffic lights that caused a pause for me to rest the weary legs.
As we walked, other dealers and their families were joining in. Group by group we all stopped to have a group photo done before boarding. We were missing two that zipped ahead on the scooters available almost everywhere.
As the sunset, dinner was served, and the last award recipients were called forward. Drinks were enjoyed, and the conversations were memorable. A night we will never forget.
Now the work begins to put all the pieces together for our next milestone...our retirement and turning the keys over to our next generation!