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Dear Grandson: On Continuing Education and Retirement

Dear Grandson: On Continuing Education and Retirement

In the final installment of his “Dear Grandson” column, Stan Gerding talks about graduating from college, retiring from the Navy, the several jobs he held after that, and officially retiring. 

Dear Grandson: Coffee with Admiral Zumwalt and Going Back to School

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his role at Bethesda Naval Hospital, having coffee with Admiral Zumwalt, and going back to school at age 41.

Dear Grandson: On Revenge and Funerals

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his routines while working at Capitol Hill, attending his father’s funeral, and moving to another duty station.

Dear Grandson: On Pride and Bureaucracy

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about settling into the D.C. area and the difficulty of working within a bureaucracy.

Dear Grandson: Working at the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., and Dad’s Alzheimer’s

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about what it was like to walk into the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for the first time, and his dad’s Alzheimer’s.

Dear Grandson: Baseball in Waukegan and Another Move

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about baseball in Waukegan, Illinois, and being faced with another move, and a choice between two different duty stations.

Dear Grandson: Getting New Pets and Quitting Smoking

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about the family’s new pets, a Siamese kitten and Boxer puppy, and quitting smoking.

Dear Grandson: Great Lakes, Illinois, and the Chicago Bears

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding takes part-time work at Lake Forest Hospital (where he bumps into Bears) and he also performs in Camelot.

Dear Grandson: On Loving and Losing Pets, and Moving to Great Lakes, Illinois

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about loving (and losing) the family’s beloved pets and moving from San Diego to Waukegan, Illinois.

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