Old teammates

Today, I got a message from a retired teammate.

He was the most stubborn operative on shift, but if you managed to access his buttons, he was the most loyal and committed teammate.

Immediately I saw his message, a smile sneaked up on me, as memories flooded in.

I remembered long night shifts that rolled over into 24-hour shifts, just because I did not want to leave a mess for others.

The older operatives were always so gracious to me, “a young manager,” and they seemed hell-bent on making sure I succeed.

I am thankful for old teammates that held the ladder firmly as I climbed.

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