Good Byes Are Never Easy

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When I first learned that my protegee was considering to join another bank, my instant reaction was to panic.  The dynamics that happened from that moment onwards is replete with so much drama that a whole television series can be created from it.  Good-byes are never easy.   My original team in AUB Gensan is now two less people.

Relationships are never permanent.  I lost Dwight to Petron; Leah to marriage life and now Manny and Dave to East West Bank.  The experience is like losing your own children with the thought that they are off to something better.   I have yet to accept losing Dave, whom I have mentored, nurtured and coached.  That time will come eventually.  I hate to see them go but I wish them a good time.  Good luck and God bless you.  This song is for you…

Those Were The Days
(Gene Raskin / Russian Traditional)

Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And dreamed of all the great things we would do

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I’d see you in the tavern
We’d smile at one another and we’d say

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la…
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days

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