Jack Stromer's Retirement Party
Jack Stromer (second from left) invited all residents of Mountain Meadows to help him celebrate his retirement. The well attended event was held on Sunday, January 7th in the Mt. Ashland and Rogue Rooms. The wonderful food and wine was provided by Mona, Jack’s wife. Food and beverages were served by the Morrison staff, and everyone had a piece of one of the three beautiful cakes. The high-point of the party was Gerry Goozee’s original poem. We all gathered to hear her read it:
On the Occasion
of Jack Stromer’s Retirement
On a day in December of year seventeen
A man called Jack Stromer, so handsome, so lean
Took leave of his job, said he’d had enough.
So retire he did, but now things got tough.
Now what will he do with no airports to sit?
No fancy hotels...God! He loved every bit.
He says to himself, ”So what to do now?”
I’ll learn to do something, I’ll teach myself how.
So he sat down to think of what he should do.
Some things came to mind, although very few.
“I guess I’ll ask Mona; she must be aware.
I’ll have to be sure to keep out of her hair.”
So ask her he did and ideas she had…
He’s a Greeter at Walmart and says, “It ain’t bad.”