Wednesday, January 23, 2019
We are history
In a sort of epic retirement event at my library no less than three old-timers are retiring this week. These are people who had long been working here when I started in the mid nineties. Also in the same week a teen librarian is moving on in order to run some distant surburban branch in another system.
So there's going to be a lot of cake.
There might even be a speech. You know it's big if someone gets up and gives a speech. Well, there probably won't be a speech.
Do I like the people who are leaving? Sure. Just an hour ago I was upstairs and saw one of these prospective retirees all alone at the reference desk. She wasn't doing much because, I don't know, she's retiring soon, or the Internet stole most of the reference work, or things were just slow. She has three days left here after showing up for about 8,000 of them.
"One day you'll look back on this and laugh." I said to her.
She laughed and said she hoped so.