“I must mention my sweetheart’s reaction to my retirement. When I drove in from my last day of work, my honey was waiting in the driveway for me. To my surprise and great pleasure, he had prepared a wonderful meal: shrimp cocktail, baked potato, and a salad. He even bought a bottle of champagne with which to celebrate. He had set the dining room table and the candles were all aglow just for the two of us.
“We were in our 70’s when we started teaching ballroom dancing, and we did that for 12 years. Even after he passed away and I moved to a retirement community, I was still dancing. In fact, I only stopped a few months ago. I’m 100 years old and not quite as steady on my feet as I used to be.”