Author Archives: tonymccall

About tonymccall

I’m The Retired Old Guy. I'm very happily married to my soulmate. We have 4 great children, 16 grandchildren and 7 great grands. Follow me as I try to navigate the open road of life after retirement.

THE RETIRED OLD GUY: Best Laid Plans

Praise the Lord from the Retired Old Guy. I know that we’ve all heard the old saying about the best laid plans. Sometimes the best laid plans just don’t work out the way you had planned. In my case, we … Continue reading

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THE RETIRED OLD GUY: Family Always

Praise the Lord from The Retired Old Guy! As you get along in life so many things change, but of course some things never change. The love of your children never changes nor does the love for your spouse. I … Continue reading

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THE RETIRED OLD GUY: Getting Goodies!

Praise the Lord from The Retired Old Guy. Every child lights up with smiles and joy when they get a gift or something that is new to them. As the child in me gets ready to open the new package … Continue reading

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The Retired Old Guy; Making Memories

Praise the Lord from The Retired Old Guy. As with any other person, time for retired people is special. We know our years, maybe even days, are numbered. Being able to spend quality time with quality people is a pinnacle … Continue reading

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The Retired Old Guy: Some History

I think it’s time to give a little more background on my stomping grounds. Arkansas is a land full of good fishing and hunting. Although I love the lure of trout fishing with a fly rod, I know that there … Continue reading

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The Retired Old Guy: woodworking

Before I retired I had this sort of dream of creating some beautiful pieces of wood items. Woodworking was a retirement hobby I thought I could use to take up some of my time. Well woodworking wasn’t a complete failure, … Continue reading

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The Retired Old Guy: Gardening Failure

Praise the Lord everyone. The Retired Old Guy here. I’ve pointed out some things that I have chosen to occupy my time through retirement. There are things I really enjoy and plan on spending more and more time doing, but … Continue reading

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The Retired Old Guy: Keeping Faith

Praise the Lord! The Retired Old Guy here. One thing retirement has done is to take away some excuses. No longer can you say, “man I would but I’ve got to work” or “it’s been a long day at work … Continue reading

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The Retired Old Guy: Fly Tying

Praise the Lord! The Retired Old Guy here. Fly fishing has not only brought me many hours of happiness at a river, but has spun off another hobby to consume some retirement time. Fly tying has been a fascination to … Continue reading

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The Retired Old Guy: Hunting & Fishing

Hey! The old retired guy here again. Reading my last note to you guys I’ve decided I want to say a little more about my time fly fishing and hunting. Time is a funny thing when you get older. On … Continue reading

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