00:41:13 - 00:42:51 Retirement
Well then maybe we will move on to why you decided to retire. Was it just time?
Well, I guess so, my husband had retired I don't know five years before me and was always saying oh, you should retire, you should retire. You know his life hadn't changed really, he did a lot of traveling and he still had his work [on national boards, etc.]. Well I had a pretty serious back problem and when I couldn't---I started to get to the point where I couldn't stand all day any more and work. And I definitely was a hands-on researcher and I said you know this isn't really fair, I can't do anything if I can't do the research. And I was sixty-six and so I thought, well, toss in the sponge. But I have to say it was the hardest thing I have ever done. I, It took a couple of years to not feel lost, I think, to readjust to not working because I had worked all my life. I guess it was a combination of things, yeah.
What year did you retire?
2002. January 7th.