5453 Kaiki Drive
Diamondhead, MS 39525-3320
Occupation: (semi retired)
Entry from July 29, 2008
In February 2008 I began semi-retirement while remaining with Community
Bank. I had the privilege of being allowed to write my own job description.
I agreed to a one year deal working 3 & 1/2 days a week training entry level
and existing junior lenders for our bank. We created an in-house training
program to that end. Additionally, I have assumed the duties of Appraisal
Coordinator responsible for review of every real estate appraisal for the 8
Coast locations of our Bank as well as those of the Mobile office.
We have just agreed to a new 1 year deal to continue with this successful
program for 2009 at 3 days a week while working Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Sweet! This schedule will allow long weekend trips. With today’s
technology, the work can be performed the 2 off days from remotely anywhere
I may be. I just can’t commit to a full time retirement and this allows me
to stay connected to the work I love (teaching the new guys).
I have begun to work on my “Bucket List” and in addition to having attended
the Masters Golf Tournament in 1992 (Fred Couples won) I will use time in
August of 2008 to attend a game at Yankee Stadium (before they tear it down
after this season) for a Yankees vs. Red Sox game. What a shame the icons of
our High School years become subject to the wrecking ball, one by one. I am
confident that when I set foot on the hallowed grown the memories of Mantle,
Marris, Berra, Whitey Ford, Nelson Howard, Cleat Boyer, Billy Martin and
company will bring back some wonderful memories that cannot be torn down.
This period will be best be remembered for the guys who played “for love of
You guys should not be surprised if your hear from me to see if your Bucket
List and mine may have common items we may enjoy together.
We are expecting our 8th grandchild in days and in anticipation
of retirement we purchased a motor home about a year ago and anticipate
making memories with our children and grand children. The process has
already begun with several trips already in the books.
I think of you guys much more often these days and am very thankful for the
time we spent together. God bless you.
Doing well after the "big blow". We were in the process of a move
having bought a new home on 8/22 and 8/29 being the day the movers were to come. Finally
got in new house and have the usual roof damage along with soffit and facia but we got a
house. All 4 kids and 6 grandkids doing well. We stayed on the cost for the storm. How
stupid was that? Hope to see you all soon and God Bless.
I have spent the last 30 plus years in the commercial banking industry on the Ms. Gulf
Coast. I am currently Sr. Vice President of Commercial Lending with the Coast Community
Bank, Gulfport. The bank is affiliated with 6 other community banks throughout Ms. from
Southaven to the Ms. Gulf Coast.