My Ideal Retirement Would Be

“My Ideal Retirement Would Be”:  Getting on the Same Page with Expectations

 Presenters: Fred and Mary Toppe

We may be thinking of retirement in terms of the responsibilities and the work we will no longer have, but what will we do with our time and our energy?  We may be thinking of our retirements as our opportunity to finally do what we would like to do, but how realistic are our plans?  And do couples share and appreciate what each one is looking for in retirement?  We will consider and discuss the expectations we have.

Fred and Mary Toppe moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, when they retired seven years ago.  They continue to enjoy the choices and the blessings that retirement brings.  Together they spent five years in Michigan and then thirty-five years in the Northern Wisconsin District, first in Kimberly and then in Fond du Lac.  They are actively involved in helping with their eight grandchildren.