“I wanted a tattoo at 17, but they were illegal in Florida. I waited 40 years to get the best body art I could ever hope for. The original art was from an artist in San Francisco. My daughter owns the original which sat on her mantle there and again in Boston.
My internet name is Ivannaretire. I thought, how appropriate. A cat’s ass on my back. It’s the last thing anyone at work will see of me as I blithely walk away from my life’s work. I love cats and their insouciant behavior. How appropo, how purr-fectly me. My intention is to learn to twist my neck while “walking” my shoulders in a simulation of a cat leaving everyone behind. This is my retirement legacy.”