Monday, June 2, 2014

Finding a Name

"It's Time for Retirement" is closed.  "" is no longer an appropriate address.  M Vanderkam IS retired and has been for almost six months.  As the last posting stated, the honeymoon is over.

I have missed blogging however but have been hesitating to get started because I needed a name for my new blog.  Some suggestions (and my hesitations) were:

M Vanderkam is Retired--too close to what I had.

The Gift of Years--like Chittester's wonderful book, but I didn't want to use her title.

It's Still Me--I liked this and will post using this title but too centered in "Me" and besides, it's ungrammatical-as one friend pointed out!

Life of Ease--I hope it is more than that!

So, with the theme that life is a gift I will use "The Gift of a 69th Year."  I won't be shy about giving my age, although it does startle me to read it in print.  I hope and pray this 69th year brings good things--good health and energy and the opportunity to be of service to others.


  1. One drawback is you have to keep renaming the blog every year! Guess you've been renaming more frequently than that lately anyway...but it does force you to face that "7" number a full 12 months before you really ought to. Whereas "It's still me" is good forever. :-)

  2. Susan, I am laughing out loud. Facing that 7 number! Hadn't thought of that aspect.

  3. I'm glad you're back and I love the title.