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Things I Have Time for Now That I Am Retired

Things I Have Time for Now That I Am Retired by Mark Lyons Image by Thorsten Frenzel from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism)             Now that I am retired, I have time to do many things that I never had time for before. This list is my no means complete but here are some of the highlights. Contemplate my navel. Watch documentaries about the noises older men make. I think it’s a six part series. Get to say things like:             “Let me see, No, nope, I got nothin’ this week.”             “Oh, wait, I don’t have to go to work...

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Runnin' Round with a Turtle on My Neck

Runnin’ Round with a Turtle on My Neck by Mark Lyons Image by Fabio Grandis from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism)             “Hit the dumpster! Hit the dumpster!” wails Mark at the top of his lungs.             “Mark!” gasps Sally as she rushes into the room. “Are you okay? I thought I heard screaming!”             “Uh, what?” asks Mark as he turns around to face his wife. “I’m fine. Did you have the TV on too loud? Are the neighbors okay?”             “No, and the neighbors are fine,” replies Sally. “It came from this room.             “Huh,” says Mark. “Was it...

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Oh, Mark!

Oh, Mark! by Mark Lyons Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism)             “You are handsome. You are fit. You excel at everything you do. No one in this room is as smart or as successful as you.”             “That’s right! 100%! Keep going! Tell me more!” says Mark.             Sally walks into the room, looks around, and asks her husband, “Mark, who are you talking to?”             Mark is sprawled out on the floor with his head on a pillow and his shoes off revealing a bright orange pair of crew socks from SammySocks Etc. “Hi, Honey,” he...

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Mark and Manjamas

Mark and Manjamas by Mark Lyons Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism)             “Honey, what do you think of this?” asks Mark as he stands with his hands on his hips and looks questioningly at his wife.             Sally looks up from the book she is reading, stares as her husband for several seconds, and asks, “What am I supposed to be looking at?”             “It’s my latest invention, uh, creation, er, artistic endeavor,” replies Mark.             “Uh, huh,” says Sally. “Again, what am I supposed to be looking at?”             “Manjamas!” Mark exclaims.             “What are...

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I Don't Wanna!

I Don’t Wanna! by Mark Lyons Image by murovas2016 from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism)             Stuff you may have had to do when the bad weather hit even though you didn’t wanna.                         Get up!                         Get wood for the fireplace.                         Go to a hotel.                         Drive on the bad roads.                         Unload the car in the ice and snow.                         Sleep with the cat in the bathroom as the power in the hotel is                 ...

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