We were up early this morning to participate in the annual SCS/NRCS Retiree's breakfast in Lincoln. The group meets monthly but the annual spouse breakfast and spring banquet are special events. The buffet breakfast this morning was held at the HyVee Store at 84th and Holdredge on the east edge of the city. We were foutunate in leaving early enough to be there before the sun rose which makes driving east hazardous. President Paul Smith and MC Dave Langemeier ran an excellent meeting. Dave asked all the retirees among the 42 present, to tell what year they retired, of any recently completed or planned travel, and other significant events in their lives. A couple fellows had been retired for 30 years, Francis King, (approaching the table with her plate) celebrated her 90th birthday recently and Helen Stewart will have her 90th in a few weeks. As a group, travel has become more limited but it's a fine group that can take pleasure in their life's work of helping to conserve our nations soil and water natural resources. Three of the fellows had to leave for early tee times but mine wasn't until 12:00 noon.