I will retire in a [type of dwelling] in _[place]____, with my husband, Dave. We will have __[#}_____ grandchildren, who visit frequently. I will drive a ___[type of vehicle]______, to my __[hobby]_. I will have free time to read _____[#] book(s) per week.
Place #Grandkids Car Hobby #books
So, there you have it - my retirement plan according to the MASH game. MASH normally stands for Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House.
Dave and I retire to our split-level home in Manhattan, KS (home of Kansas State University. Go Cats!). Our 10 grandchildren will visit frequently to attend games with us. I drive my VW Bug to take my award-winning photographs of the tall-grass prairie and flint hills surrounding Manhattan. All this keeps me so busy I only have time to read 1 book/week.
Wait just a dog gone minute, Tami - S is supposed to stand for Shack.
I know, but I chose to reject that plan and substitute my own - which is to live in a lovely 4 bedroom, split-level home with in-ground swimming pool.
But that's cheating! You can't just make up whatever future you want.
That's true. Even the best laid plans sometimes get hit with unforseen circumstances, but this is my retirement fantasy and, to paraphrase Evelyn from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, "Face it girls, I'm older. I have more 401K"