My IBM Retirement Party
WOW, What a fabulous retirement party you all put on for me
I would like to thank Hans and everyone that helped him; and also to thank
everyone who contributed to make possible this wonderful event at the Lincoln
Inn, and also for the Gift Certificates to WaterWorks and Staples. It seemed to
be so much more meaningful than those I have attended in the cafeteria in the
past and It was so very special for me.
was so great to receive all your well wishes. I felt much love and caring from
so many of you. I have been so fortunate to work at IBM for almost 38 years; and
even more fortunate to work with such excellent people as you. I have been away
just a month now, but I already miss the daily interaction with you all, and
especially the walk at noon and sharing together at lunch.
all know, the current economic climate at IBM has had its up and downs lately,
but I hope for and wish that all of you will get to retire from IBM as I have;
and to receive such a wonderful retirement party as you have given me.
Murray certainly was a highlight of the evening and I want to thank her for
showing up and singing the Wedding Song.
Best Wishes to you all, John
Cathy and Gary Grise
James, John Boyd, Lynn and Eric Fisher
Jan Leja and Carl Potter
Bill Lapier and Dave Guyette
Bruce Alvarez and Gary Grise
Judi Maculan and Ellie Potter
Kathryn Bombardier Nemkovich and Steve Meunier
Joel Bartley and Joanne Meyers
June Lais and Tammy Schilling
Amy Montague and Joel Bartley
Mike Cabral, John and Kathy
Al Kerner reviewing my IBM Work History
Ann Murray (aka Misty Mitchell) arrives
Anne sings the "Wedding Song", my favorite....
More of Ann, I mean Misty....
This SMS card is what started my IBM employment in 1964. We produced a 32K computer, the IBM 7090, that sold for $3.5 million. You can't do that anymore.
Bill Everett and I
With Joanne and Carol Polakowski
Ced Farrow and Ellie Potter
Gary Grise, Cathy and Kathy Heikel
Mark Weston, Dick Goff and Jan Leja
With Ann Iadanza, Ms MCS/2
Bjorn and Annika (RTD) Haglund
Al Kerner and my manager, Kathy Kershner Thanks Kathy...
Dennis Ste Marie, Judi Maculan and Carl Potter
Bill LOVES Cake !!!!!
Kathy Fisher and Cheryl Bushey
What the heck were they drinking????
Bruce, John and Dave
Amy Montague and Kyle "Buckwheat" Sarrazin
With Brian Bishop
Bill Lapier, Susan DeMay and I
Not now Hans.....
Hans and I have worked together for 20 years, since he transferred from Rochester, MN in 1982 and we took the bus or carpooled most of the time. Its been fun working with you Hans! I don't need my "Get Out Of MCS FREE" card anymore.
Thanks Hans for all the great pictures!
This will be an excellent way to remember everyone at IBM.
Best Wishes to Misty and the upcoming birth of her child...Caroline
Thank You Everyone!!!!!