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   Mike's Retirement Party -  April 1, 2006    

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We take a short trip to "not so sunny" California to join Mike in celebrating his retirement and Customcrafts 43rd anniversary.  Even though the weather was actually nicer back here in St. Louis, the pleasant company, good food and fun we had more than made up for the rain and cooler temperatures.  More than 60 people from all corners of the country were on hand for the celebration. 
What does a man do after he retires from the business?  He sees the country in a 40 foot motor home of course.  Mike is about to give me a tour of his land yacht.
It's always a lot of fun when the Pfaff boys get together.  This was no exception.  Good looking group!
Aside from the catered food at the party, and one meal at a restaurant, Cherie and Margaret provided some very tasty meals.
George is no slouch in the kitchen either.  He prepared one of the best tenderloins I have tasted.  We grilled out when the weather cooperated. 
Mike with Jeany and Veronica.  Both Tiny and Rosie (the chihuahuas) hung out with us during the celebration and did their best to avoid getting their paws stepped on by the crowd.
A late brunch outdoors.  Randy (far right) came in from Highpoint, NC to attend the gathering.
Most of the guest arrived late Saturday afternoon.  Here Randy is socializing with the Vetters.
During one of the quieter moments, George and Joe planned their European trip.
Cherie and Margaret enjoying the sunshine.  The weather cooperated on the day of the party allowing the food to be served outside.
Some of the crowd being served on the patio.
Gathering in the family room for the presentation
Some of the Customcraft employees, friends and family
Sam presents Mike with a plaque honoring his achievements over the past 43 years.
Sam and Patricia (left) will be the new part owners and will continue to steer the company to a successful future.  Long time friends and business associates, Eddie and Nancy look on.