After 31 years, one of the attorneys where I work retired. A reception was held in his honor and I was asked to make a sugar cookie retirement bouquet for him. It was fun to try to create something to not only represent his retirement, but to make it personal to him. I decided to make one of the cookies like the invitation used to announce his retirement: The other cookies represent retirement… the clock with the hands that have fallen off (for an attorney this could also represent no more time keeping!) – the Hawaiian shirt, the suitcase – with stickers representing places he has been, will be going and some of where people might dream of going. Here is a mini bouquet I made for one of the other attorneys at the firm…. it’s a “pre-retirement” bouquet. He will be retiring in 30 years…. and yes, the conversion of years to minutes is accurate.