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Old 07-08-2016, 01:53 PM
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Congratulations Ken. More than anything else, I think it was the RVator, and especially those articles you wrote, that pulled me into this avocation. I hope you can now devote more of your time to writing; I certainly would enjoy reading more of your work!
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:19 PM
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Ken, enjoy retirement!!!!

Every time I call Van's now and don't get your recorded voice while on hold, I feel old. <g>

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Old 07-08-2016, 03:20 PM
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Ken just gave me my $50K ride a few weeks ago. What a pleasure. Hope you enjoy your retirement. Now it is time to winter in Florida where one can fly almost everyday to the Bahamas, and relax on Island time
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:22 PM
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Ken, after you retire, you wonder how you ever had time to work?
Congratulations! And live long
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:55 PM
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I have known Ken since they had training classes at Van's. Great guy. Ex Kalifornia boy. Lets go sailing in SF bay.

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Old 07-09-2016, 06:46 AM
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Ken has helped me a few times on the phone. The most memorable one was when I called in wondering what to do about dings on a skin.

He told me that I need to get over my OCD or I will never finish my project!

Congrats Ken - well deserved!
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:20 AM
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Hi Ken,

Hope you enjoy retirement, for some it is some adjustment going from daily duties and responsibilities to freedom from it. I suspect you are already adjusted and ready for the rest of your life.

You will be missed at Vans...good luck.

I've enjoyed knowing you and talking airplanes over the years.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:30 AM
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Congratulations and I wish you a long and happy retirement. My husband and I attended a very fun and informative RV Assembly weekend seminar at Oshkosh back in 2002. Great Guy!!!

Roberta Hegy
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:00 AM
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Ken: Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful retirement. I don't know what Vans is going to do without you!? Please don't quit writing. You're too good at it...
Bill Dicus
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:31 PM
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Enjoy retirement and whatever comes next! I can't thank you enough for all of the personal help over the years and the fantastic contribution to our community...the beer is always cold and the door is always open if you ever trundle through the Florida Panhandle

All the best,

Mike Vaccaro
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Niceville, Florida
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