My dad is retiring in three weeks, after 37 years of service at a vocational school. He’s been a custodian, counselor, recruiter, admissions officer, dorm attendant, and is currently the dorms manager.
He doesn’t have any hobbies, but he is always busy with one thing or another. Fixing stuff around the house, yard work, church stuff, community activities, babysitting neighbor kids, etc.
He’s sixty-three years old, and is wonderfully healty. He wears hearing aids in both ears, but other than that has no ongoing health issues. He didn’t even need reading glasses until 7 or 8 years ago.
Dad’s one of those people who has everything he needs and asks for nothing, which makes him difficult to buy for. He and his wife live in a pretty small house, and it’s already full of furniture and art and all the stuff that simple-living folks in their 60’s and 70’s have.
In the recent past (the last few years), I’ve taken to donating money in his name when gifting time rolls around. I know he’d appreciate that yet again, but I’d like to send him a token of some sort.
Things I’ve thought of so far:
Yeah. I need ideas. Got any?