Tuesday, August 8, 2006


I left work at 11:30am today to attend an Avon meeting at noon (the first I've gone to in years.) The manager had called me last week and asked if I could come because they wanted to present me with a special certificate and recognize my 30 years with Avon. It doesn't seem like that long and things have certainly changed in 30 years.  It used to be all orders were done with a paper purchase order, we had to use a #2 pencil to mark little bubbles next to each item we were ordering.  Then when finished, we'd add our check to pay for the previous order and drop the order off at someone's house by a certain time every other Monday morning.  Now it's all done on-line, including the payment part.  And I've actually been in Pasadena at Bob's daughter's house, doing my Avon order on her computer, with the Pasadena Branch building just a couple miles away (that's where the orders for the west coast come from.)  Then the following Saturday my order was delivered to my front porch.  Amazing... compared to the old way.  I'm also showing a picture of the beautiful Hamilton wall clock I chose as a gift.  I don't have a clue where I'm going to hang it. I may have to do some re-arranging of pictures. 

After the Avon meeting I went to a retirement party for one of the nurses that worked in my office.  I wish I would have taken a picture of her alone but I didn't.  Her name is Connie and she's a wonderful lady.  She is a former Army nurse, serving twice in Viet Nam.  Then she spent many years as an Emergency Room nurse before coming into the Call Center as a Telephone Advice Nurse.  There were lots of her old nurse buddies and other friends there. It was a nice party.  The end of August she is moving to Ohio, as she has a son and other relatives there.  She promises to stay on AOL, so hopefully once she gets settled I can still IM with her.

I'm including 2 pictures of my work station, one of them I may have posted before.  But the second one is a picture I took today since I had my camera with me. 

Well, Wednesday is my last day to work until August 22nd.  Yikes, stripes !!  The time is drawing nigh.   I got another Memory Card for my camera today and some Dramamine (just in case). So I now have everything I need.  Just have to do some laundry and then a little ironing and Friday morning, I'll pack my clothes & make up and I'll be ready to go.  Oh ya, I have to drop little Gabi off at the Cat Hotel. That will be hard to do but I know she'll be fine.

Well, I must close for tonight, so until next time.......Linda


yakima127 said...

Congratulations on your award!  Great job!  Jae

robinngabster said...

Awwww you are the sweetest!!  I saw my picture...almost made me cry.  I am so excited for you and your trip but I am gonna miss you soooooooooooo much!!!  xoxox


p.s  I think you look cute with your headset on!!!  Congrats on being a rockin AVON lady!

lv2trnscrb said...

I saw a picture of Robin at your work station, right?? That is neat; 30 years with Avon, wow! Yep, things continually seem to change and its amazing what we can do online these days.

I hope Gabi does well at the cat motel. I tell you, here in So. Calif. they have a "racket" for pet accommodations. Private suites, a TV in every room, geesh these are animals, LOL (but don't tell Gabi or Koda that)


jaymact1 said...

Hi Linda, that brough back a lot of memories reading about doing the Avon Order I remember it so well. I was a rep for many years and loved every moment of it even out delivering in the snow.  Did you have The silver Circle on your side of the pond?   we are the same age too as I was born in 1942 too.  Deep selling your Avon LOve Joan. http://journals.aol.co.uk/jaymact1/JoansMusings/

jlocorriere05 said...

Congratulations on your 30yrs with Avon. I used to buy the Occur perfume off our rep in the 60's, I loved that one! Do they still do it? Loved the pic of Gabi inspecting the clock, funny how our cats have to approve every thing we get! I wish you could get Connie to do a journal, it'd be so interesting to read all about her time in the army. It's your last day at work today! Yippee! I'm getting so excited for you! Jeannette xx  

ally123130585918 said...

Loved the pictures ~ congrats on the award for selling Avon for 30 years ~  Gabi will be fine at the cat Hotel they treat them like royalty lol ~ will miss you when you are away but then we will have all your lovely pictures to see when you come home ~ Ally

jeadie05 said...

I enjoyed looking at your pictures ,30 years doing Avon ,wow ,I love your clock ,well done ,have a wonderful time Iknow you will ,will miss you ,.....Jan xx

queenb8261 said...

Wow, 30 years, Congratulations.  That is about how long my MIL sold it. I helped her fill out orders a few times.  She's 93 yrs old now.  She still has boxes of the decanters.  She's a doll.  The time is sneaking up quickly an you'll be departing soon! Hope you have the best trip.

pharmolo said...

Well done, 30 years with the same company, don't hear that too often.

inquestoftruth said...

Pack meeee!!  I wanna go!