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John Stevenson
01-20-2013, 07:29 PM
That's it me birthdays over, 00:30 here, just made 65 and now retired.
Stuff it, disconnect the phone, end of an era.
See you lads, where's me fishing rod. ?

01-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Remember you are only as old as the one you feel !
all the best

01-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Happy Birthday!

I doubt that you will be retiring any time soon. You have too much fun with all the fuss and muss .


01-20-2013, 07:47 PM
Happy Birthday Grampaw! Time for 2 pints and a pie! ;) Somehow I doubt that any one particular day is going to change much of anything.:rolleyes:

01-20-2013, 07:47 PM
Happy Birthday!!! Many more.

Dr Stan
01-20-2013, 07:49 PM
Happy B'day.

BTW, "old" is ones current age + 20. :)

01-20-2013, 07:56 PM
Happy birthday from me also! :D

Since you will have no further use for it, you can send me the POS.


01-20-2013, 08:00 PM
Hope it goes better for you than me. Just turned 67 on Jan1, six months into my second retirement, and busier than I've ever been. I did recently spot my fishing pole as I was hauling a box of tools upstairs to do the demolition and renovation of the main bath. Had to think a while to remember the last time I used it then recalled I haven't used it yet.

And happy birthday, kid - have a pint on me.

01-20-2013, 08:32 PM
Happy Birthday, and keep a fire extinguisher handy when you lite ALL those birthday candles!!

01-20-2013, 08:45 PM
Retirement? lol.... been there... didn't really notice any difference!

Anyhow, Happy Birthday you old fart. Did you fire yourself and give yourself a gold watch. :)

01-20-2013, 08:48 PM
Happy Birthday Sir John

01-20-2013, 09:05 PM
- in my case, I ended up woring harder after retirement than I did before.... :eek:

01-20-2013, 09:21 PM
Happy B Day John

01-20-2013, 09:27 PM
Many happy returns.....what you gonna do with the fishing rod?

01-20-2013, 09:36 PM
Happy birthday to you.

You won't retire until you have to.

My birthday is 1/22/34(79).

Tony Ennis
01-20-2013, 09:42 PM
Happy Birfday Sir John!

01-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Retired? Well now you'll have plenty of time to get those machining projects done!

01-20-2013, 10:54 PM
Good news, bad news.

The good news, we all wish you a Happy Birthday.

The bad news, while you were napping the government raised the retirement age to 67.

Sleep well, tomorrow's a work day!

01-20-2013, 10:58 PM
Happy b-day John.

01-20-2013, 11:07 PM
Happy birthday John,

Welcome to the retired community. Surely you are not serious. Fishing pole?

Keep us posted,

01-20-2013, 11:14 PM
Congratulations on your birthday, John,

A fishing pole? Must be a stick with a string and magnet tied to the end to help you retrieve nuts, bolts washers, etc that you dropped behind he bench ... clumsy bastard.

A.K. Boomer
01-20-2013, 11:39 PM
Happy birthday SJ, many many more - no slackin though brutha, you got to keep it going for a long time or all the lights will go out in Limey land.

The Artful Bodger
01-21-2013, 12:21 AM
Happy Birthday Sir John!

I hope you havent worn yourself out all those years at work as retirement can get rather busy!

01-21-2013, 12:45 AM
Happy Birthday John!

I am 3 decades away from where you are today, much respect!

Paul Alciatore
01-21-2013, 01:02 AM
Happy Birthday to you and many, many more.

As for that retirement thing, good luck with it. But for me, at 69 earlier this month, I plan to work for as long as I can.

01-21-2013, 01:03 AM
Happy Birthday John,
Now you can get started on the good stuff.
No not that bottle of Scotch.
Save it.

01-21-2013, 01:08 AM
Yea, Sir John will be heading off to Tiffie's place now to yarn about how they did it in ye olde times... heh heh heh...

01-21-2013, 01:13 AM
Well done John - have a great day!

01-21-2013, 04:45 AM
Poor old sod.
I've got a few months before catching up ;)

All the best

I still haven't made it to collect that steady, not likely to before the snow has gone. Let me know if you're going out Newark way, your place is a bit handier for me!

01-21-2013, 04:59 AM
You only look older to other people, not from your side of your eyes. Fishing rod? yea, that'd be for poking swarf out of the lathe spindle. SWTSMBO is friends every 28 days:D

Regards Ian.

Allan Waterfall
01-21-2013, 05:10 AM
Sent you a card with a gift voucher in it,there's a note inside explaining how I forgot to put a stamp on it and also forgot to put the gift voucher in the card.


01-21-2013, 05:54 AM
I hope you didnt remind Gert , she probably has a to do list that will keep you busy for another 65.
Anyway Happy Birthday , enjoy the occasion as it is a while before the telegram from HM.

01-21-2013, 06:39 AM
Its not my birthday but I'll get pissed anyway, your birthday is as good an excuse as any.
Happy Birthday

01-21-2013, 06:55 AM
There are no days off from retirement!

01-21-2013, 07:38 AM
I cant believe you are 65 John, It seems recent that I saw the vid with your dog. The snappy hound that likes soft toys off your knee,. You dont look a day over 64.

Happy Birthday.


brian Rupnow
01-21-2013, 07:42 AM
All the best John. May you live as long as you want to, and want to as long as you live!!!----Brian

oil mac
01-21-2013, 07:54 AM
Happy day Sir John,
The down side of retirement is the following-- After 65 one is not to lust after females, & lathes ,milling machines, &other mechanical things!
The most important thing is being a now fully paid up & honourary member of the "Grandpa brigade" One has to indulge in the following better conduct
1) join ones community council
2) more active help given to the church
3) gardening ,&whist drives are a must!
4) be more loving &understanding-- E G-- No more reffering to the poor old Bridgeport as a POS Bridgy! ( come to think on it where is the heavy flogging hammer for my ******* Elloitt 00?)

All joking aside John, Now you will find you can make things you want to pick &choose to make, Engineering never goes away, Instead of blood us guys have oil coursing through our veins Model engines, That is the way forward for us old duffers

01-21-2013, 08:03 AM
I saw you at Harrogate, are you sure thats all you are?

j king
01-21-2013, 08:03 AM
Happy birthday also John.

01-21-2013, 08:24 AM
Happy Birthday Sir John! But sounds like you've been retired for a long time. Retirement is getting to do what you love when you want to, not when someone else wants you too. Good luck my friend & keep enjpying life & stop in if your ever this way!:p

01-21-2013, 09:22 AM
Happy 65th Sir John. Are you SURE that your clients know that you are now retired?

01-21-2013, 09:37 AM
Happy Birthasary Sir John!

You're not going anywhere. If you leave the forum, who you gonna call Clumsy Bastard? :D

01-21-2013, 10:28 AM
Sir John

A belated "Happy Birthday". Please remember 70 is the new 50 so that makes you about 47 or maybe 48. Thanks for all the help you have provided us on the forum.

I slipped and fell the other day and I swear I heard your voice saying "Clumsy Bastich".


01-21-2013, 01:59 PM
Happy birthday. Let's face it, you'll never quit with the metalwork until you're the wrong side of the grass. I'm 81 and have just bought a new lathe for my home shop, a 12 x 36 to do stuff I can't get in my 10k. My shop and the two bands I play in are the only thing that keeps me sane. I Keep doing the impossible fixes the local bring me. You know, "is it possible to fix this, they want thousands for a new one? Anyhow, do what you want now, whatever it is that you enjoy most. Above all, enjoy. Peter

Alistair Hosie
01-21-2013, 03:22 PM
All the very best Pal kindest regards Alistair

01-21-2013, 03:26 PM
a shameless plug my good man. . . i like that in a oldster :) enjoy !

01-21-2013, 03:39 PM
Well, that was right clumsy of you to get that old! ::D

01-21-2013, 04:45 PM
Well...I guess he did retire. Never to be heard from again.:confused: What a pity.:( I'll miss the old coot, I will. Think I'll ring up merry Old England and see if I can be next in line for the toolbox collection...it won't be long now..

01-21-2013, 05:13 PM
Many happy returns, John.

PS. I've got a batch of motors down here that need new keyways. When can you do them ?

John Stevenson
01-21-2013, 05:29 PM
Many happy returns, John.

PS. I've got a batch of motors down here that need new keyways. When can you do them ?

Any time this week.

01-21-2013, 05:59 PM
My Very Best Regards!!! I am Right behind you but can't financially hang it up. You are one talented fellow! Wish you lived next door. Enjoy the day and get back to work Fred

01-21-2013, 06:14 PM
Happy birthday, John.

01-21-2013, 09:19 PM
Happy birthday, John. Here's wishing you the best.


Mike Burch
01-21-2013, 10:56 PM
Many Happy Returns of the Day, John!
My own experience of it is that retirement is merely the mental state in which you wonder how the hell you ever found time to go to work.

01-22-2013, 08:24 AM
Well, that was right clumsy of you to get that old! ::D

Would that make him a 'clumsy old bastard'?

01-22-2013, 09:03 AM
Happy day, ya old chicken choker, and many more on ya!

01-22-2013, 10:02 AM
How to tell when you are getting old?
You can't be bothered to pull your belly in when a pretty girl passes by.

01-22-2013, 10:15 AM
Happy birthday, Ive been trying to retire for the past 10 years, but my wife won't let me! Something about kids shoes and a roof and things.

01-22-2013, 01:17 PM
Happy birthday Sir John,
And thanks for all your generosity on this group, you have made a big difference to many of us - nuff said,

Richard in Los Angeles

01-22-2013, 06:04 PM
Happy birthday John. You should take up a hobby now you're retired. I here tell it's quite popular to do a bit of fiddling around with crapped out old machine tools. You should maybe give it a try to see if it's for you! Alternatively if you carry on working it coulld help you to unwind from your day job.