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#1 posted 12-19-2016 06:38 PM

Thank you all for the help….. Rob…
I would recommend this retirement thing…while I’m still pretty new at it ( 18 days ), and I have a business that keeps me going as much or more than a normal full time job,but we had a snow storm Sat. night I wasn’t out in it!!! I sat in front of my TV and had the fireplace on!!! I just turned sixty and I had always said street cops should never be there that long. We have had many others go to 65, but it didn’t want to be “that guy”...then I tore my Achilles so that made my decision for me. I had a great career and rose through the ranks. but I never wanted to leave uniform divisions…now I have and it feels good. I had 38 years of range, CPR and the other thousand recerts you have to do…..try this retirement thing! As for the jornal, that would have been a great idea…and a funny read for the most part….I don’t recall (or like to) the nasty calls or DOA type things, it’s the funny ones….they are fun to re-tell to to old partners.

Thank you for your service….I have a lot of friends in the fire service….I always said that if the day came I got seriously hurt, I wanted to look up at my friend and not someone that didn’t like me.

I am a serious pen segmenter…I have tried everything you can think of, and I thought of that but I want it to be
about the same width as the other stripes and at the end of the day people are going to cut on this, so I was afraid that plastic would end up looking nasty…but thanks for the idea!

I never had great luck with purpleheart…I never even thought it looked that purple….I always thought it looked more like cherry. But thank u for taking the time to help.

Everyone else; thanks for the kind words, when I started out we were pigs…I even have a pig tie clasp. Now when you stop to eat, most nights, some of the people thank me for my service. Now keep in mind that we still have our share of people that hate us ( just look at the nightly news)...but now it swings both ways.

I intend to try the food coloring thing, and as Firefighter on the side said, cut into it to see the penetration. In thinking more about it, it doesn’t have to be that blue….just enough to recognize what it is.

-- Mike

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