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Brian’s retirement

Brian’s retirement Today is a sad day for my wife and me. Our long-time gardener Brian is hanging up his boots. He is up for hip surgery in two weeks and has a long period of rehabilitation in the coming weeks. After recovering fully, he is up for ankle surgery and then a knee replacement. And so, Brian retiring at 71 is completely understandable. At the end of today’s visit, Brian returned the key for the backyard gate. The handing over ritual was a moment of muffled emotions, laced with poignant undercurrents. Over a period of 15 years, Brian bonded...