Dear JK Residents,
Selfishly, it is with a heavy heart that we must say farewell to Karen Meadors, one of our Receiving Room Specialists, as she heads off into the happy days of retirement. We are thrilled for Karen and hope that she takes time to enjoy the fruits of her decades of labor.
Karen has been a part of JK for the past 6 years and although she will be leaving us, her spirit and smile will remain an embedded part of our Association for years to come. Karen will now have plenty of time to spend enjoying family and friends.
If you have a memory that you would like to share or even a kind word for Karen, please feel free to leave a note in the comments – I know Karen would love to hear from you!
Happy retirement! Thank you for taking such good care of my packages.
Cathy – 610 Kilmer
Best wishes for a fulfilling retirement. Thank you for always getting our packages to us and for your cheerfulness and smile….you will be missed.
Tom and Ruth Ann #712
Best wishes, Karen :
you’ve been a friendly, efficient member of the 1560 family and I wish you all the best
Here’s wishing you a wonderful retirement and good health for years to come! Retirement is great! More time to visit with family and friends; time to take on some new hobbies; time to read; and just time to sit and stare out the window! Enjoy it all. Thank you for all you’ve done for us here at JK.
Thank you SO MUCH Karen – not only were you great at your job but your friendly smile and hello was always a pleasure to see! Enjoy your retirement!!! Wendy & Pete #1412
Karen, all my best as you start this new Journey. You will certainly be missed by all of us. You always had a smile and a welcoming ‘hello’ either downstairs or at my door…and always worked so hard until the job was done. I used to yell at you when you brought a package up to me at 3:00 on a Saturday and told you to go home. 😊 Take time to enjoy this next phase in your life. Stay well and know that we all loved having you in our lives for awhile.
Sorry to see you go but wishing you all the best in the future. I love retirement so do all the things that make you happy. I will miss your cheerful attitude and smile. Thank you so much.
Happy retirement! Thank you for taking care of us for the last 6 years!
We wish you well!
Happy Retirement, Karen! Thank you for always taking such good care of us and our packages always with a smile. You will be greatly missed.
Jake and Laura #2111
We wish you the very best in all the days ahead. You’ve been a wonderful party of our Sandburg experience.
Good luck as you start your retirement. I can’t thank you enough for all the nice things you have done for me, Bob, and Maggie.
Have a wonderful retirement. I’ve been living in this condo alone for 21 years, because when my husband died 23 years ago, I had to sell our home. You’ve been great in this condo!
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Now that you are retired, a have a wonderful time!
Best to you,
Francine Pappadis Friedman
I will really miss your wonderful smile and positive attitude. Enjoy retirement and continue to spread happiness wherever you are.
Thank you for everything! Congratulations on your retirement and I wish you all the best. Take care.
Frances – 1201
I’m happy for you, but I sure am going to miss you. Enjoy your retirement and thank you for taking such good care of me.
All the best,
Yea!! Wishing you all the best in retirement. Enjoy. We’ll miss you for sure!!
Happy Happy days ahead Karen! Thanks for the brightness you shared with us and may you enjoy your retirement! George and Karla
Happy Retirement Karen.Thank you for your six years of service at 1560. You have a wonderful disposition and that special smile. Enjoy your future with doing all the things you love to do!
Thank you for all those deliveries. Wishing you the very best in your retirement. Do something special. Karin
Congrats Karen! You have been a bright light in the halls and elevators of James House and you will be missed.
Thanks for your hard work and always cheerful presence.
All the best!
Good lucK to you in your retirement years, My wish for you is that your remaining years are filled with good health and sufficient wealth. My hope too is that you continue to share your pleasant personality with all those others with whom you share your retirement years, We have enjoyed your smiling face at James house in all the time you worked here.
I wish you all the best Karen! God Bless!
Happy retirement! Thanks so much for your tireless work especially over the last year. I will miss your cheery face. Retirement is great and I hope yours will rewarding and enjoyable. Hasta la vista!
Karen, thank you for being so kind and hard working. I know your job hasn’t been easy this year. Best of luck in your retirement. Stay well:)
Karen…enjoy your retirement, you certainly deserve it!! Thanks for always having a smile while delivering packages…..it made me smile🤗
Karen, I want to wish you the very best of luck as you begin the newest chapter of your life, now and in the coming years. Thank you so much for the fine work you did over the last 6 years–you will be greatly missed! Ellen
Karen – we had so much fun laughing together whenever we’d meet. I hope your replacement is half as nice and cool as your. Your friends and family will be lucky to have your company more often. I will definitely miss you, and believe me you will love retirement! I know I’ve been lucky enough to be healthy enough to enjoy it. Best of luck my friend. Vickie
Congratulations on your retirement Karen!!! Enjoy everyday being Saturday!! Also enjoy your time with family and friends. Thank you for taking such great care of us at J/K.
Sara Crowe #2804
You were very good at your job.
Very much appreciated.
Enjoy every second of retirement. Thank you for always going above and beyond and for your warmth and much appreciated help.
Best wishes for health, happiness, and a great new beginning.
Thanks for all you have done making J/K a good place to live.
Fair Winds and Following Seas as you enter on your next adventure.
Thank you for carting all our packages to us. Your cheerful smile and good nature help even a gray day seem brighter!
Lucia and Bob
I never knew your name, but I always knew your positive attitude. You helped my family and me with the elevator on my move-in day. Thank you! Enjoy doing things for yourself.
For the past 6 years you have been delightful. Always smiling. Always cheerful. You have been a pleasure to interact with. I wish you the best and I will miss seeing you and hearing your engaging laugh!
Good luck. You will always have friends at J/K.
Best wishes on your retirement. We will miss your smile and friendly personality. Thank you for all your hard work these past 6 years. Take care of yourself and enjoy doing those things that make you happy. Be well.
Sharon – 2512
You were a pleasure to be around and always had a great aura about you. You will surely be missed but a well deserved retirement is in order. Enjoy it!
Happy retirement, Karen! Your great spirit and energy will be missed, but I hope you get to do all the things that you love in your newfound free time. Thank you for all you’ve done!
Hi Karen ,
Wishing you the best! Will miss your smiling pretty face and wonderful attitude enjoy your retirement 💜
Enjoy your retirement! I will miss your smiling face and positive attitude. Buddy and I will always smile when we think of the way you threw cookies for him! You will be missed!
Please, say it “ain’t” so…fake news! We miss you terribly, already!
All our very, very best!
With much affection;
Lori and Arnie
After many years of working hard we all deserve a happy, healthy and long retirement. Thank you for all of your hard work and please enjoy many years of smiles and great times.
My very best wishes to you along with a huge thank you for all your wonderful smiles and incredible contribution to our Association. And keep on dancing and enjoying life – as you did at our last JK Employee Holiday party in 2019!
Have a wonderful. Long retirement. Will miss your smiling face Hugs
Thanks for your years of diligence with our deliveries! Enjoy the extra time you’ll now have; I bet you’ll fill it wuickly! All our best. Karen & Clint Feil
Congratulations Karen! Thanks for always being a smiling face whenever we opened the door, we’ll miss seeing you around James House but are excited for you to be entering this new phase of your life. Enjoy it!
Brian and Jill and Broder and Gunnar
Oh Karen, how can you retire at 30?
Well OK, at least that’s how old you appear.
Thank you for your superb work over the years, you will truly be missed by the entire building.
May we wish you a wonderful retirement.
Penny and Jay
Exceptional, accommodating and efficient personable service from her! (The rest of the staff is pretty good, also!)
I will miss your smiling beautiful face around the halls. Enjoy your well-deserved time off.
To all the James Kilmer Residents, Board Members, Management, and Staff:
Thank you for all your kind words. It’s been a pleasure working with each and every one of you. It’s been a great experience and I will miss you all!
Happy, Happy Retirement!
I will miss you—Best wishes!
Love and hugs for you!
I will miss you, your happy smile and your cheerful manner. You are a special lady and an asset to J/K. Enjoy a well deserved retirement.