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Karen Erdmann: Retirement in motion
Karen Erdmann: Retirement in motion
Front row: Karen's grandkids: Jacob, Connor, Madison, Izabella, Drew and Caeden
Back row: Karen (second from left) with husband, Bruce; daughter, Christanna; son-in-law, Ricky; daughter-in-law, Sharla; son, Andy; son, Nathan; and daughter-in-law, Jaime
Registered nurse, 58, Port Orchard, Wash.

Bruce and I are health care professionals who are aging in our careers and as we enter retirement years we are planning to grow an art business. Desiring a gentler career path, we are building toward a time when we will transfer our energies to our art and our farm.

Our check will go toward supplies, equipment and advertising and will really help. We are not of the mind to just sit in recliners so...onward with creativity and a little supplemental income.

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Last updated August 12 2010: 3:57 PM ET
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