Happiest Day of My Life

Islands in the stream

In the novel Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway, the main character, Thomas Hudson, is asked by the aging prostitute, Honest Lil, what was the happiest day of his life. Hudson replied as follows, “The happiest day I ever had was any when I woke in the morning when I was a boy and I did not have to go to school or work.”

Wow! Me too!


Now I have come full circle, I have worked for 50 years, I got an education, and now I am retired. My happiest days are any where I wake up in the morning and I don’t have to go to school or to work. That is why I am reluctant to go back to work. My happiest days are here now.



7 thoughts on “Happiest Day of My Life

  1. Hello,

    That’s a great photo, you look like a Hollywood super star in the raving Fifties era. 🙂

    Ah, I look forward to the happiness of life after retirement, when I can look back on all my accomplishments over my life and smile. I’ll spend the rest of my time, lounging in a comfy chair on the porch, reading a good book and sipping pineapple juice.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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