SUBJECT: Retirement of Anna Fitzgerald
Effective February 1, 19—, Anna Fitzgerald will no longer have to trudge through wind and snow to arrive at a paper-covered desk and ringing telephone by 8:30 every morning; she is retiring.
I can’t think of anyone in the department who has done more to lift spirits with her “witticisms for every occasion” than Anna. Certainly, she’s the only one who holds all departmental secrets, such as where to find spare file-cabinet keys, a copy of an annual report from 1945, or the name and phone number of the maintenance manager in Kalamazoo. Let’s hope she doesn’t get an unlisted number and remains available in our inevitable times of crisis.
Join me in congratulating Anna on her richly deserved independence and leisure. We’ll miss you, Anna, but we wish you the best with future plans to travel and show your paintings.