Whatever happened to the Gold Watch?

 

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I was watching the old movie Gypsy and there is a scene where Gypsy’s mother is talking with her dad and he shows her the plaque the railroad had given him for his long career. He told her it was made of gold and very valuable. It started me thinking and so I went in search of what they gave me after 35 years with the Grand Trunk. It was a coin about the size of a dime and it showed a railroad engine and they had glued a little brass 35 on the engine. It was a really sloppy job. You just can’t get much these days for thirty five years. Members of Congress do not pay into Social Security and after serving just one term when they retire they receive a pension equal to their congressional salary for the rest of their life? I think I got in the wrong line.

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