Life Changes With
Alfred Deato For Erlinda
Retirement brings a lot of changes in
a person’s life. It is a time to make the inner journey and come face to face
with your flaws, failures, prejudices, and all the factors that generate
thoughts of unhappiness. Retirement is not a time to sleep, but a time to
awaken to the beauty of the world around you and the joy that comes when you
cast out all the negative elements that cause confusion and turmoil in your
mind and allow serenity to prevail. This is how I would like to define
retirement. On the other hand, it is indeed wonderful if you have two
essentials – much to live on and much to live for! And it is always
being collaborated with age! Let me just say that age is strictly a case of
mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter!
With our dear friend and colleague
Erlinda, age doesn’t really matter! Because she has grown so gracefully as the
numbers in her years padded up. She is the same gracious Erlinda we used to
know before. After 34 years of hard-work from Crockers Bank to Los Angeles Community
College, she absolutely deserves a good break. A woman of towering talent, with
intellectual and artistic brilliance, and a mind of deep insight into economics
and management, she has constantly grown career-wise. Working then with the
National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) in the Philippines as an Accountant,
Erlinda recognized her marketability in this field, hence, she migrated to
America in November 1975. Armored with her skills and undoubted talent, she
eventually got connected with Crockers Bank (now being known as Wells Fargo
Bank). Soon after, she transferred to Los Angeles Community College as a
Program Director on Special Studies until her retirement.
Erlinda was born to Ricardo and Josefina Francisco on
January 8, 1937 in a small simple community of Polo, Bulacan. Her first
school was Polo Elementary School now known as Dr. Pio Valenzuela Elementary
School. she went to Caloocan and Arellano High schools and creditably finished
college at Far Eastern University majoring in Accounting.
While in Northern Luzon for a work
assignment with Napocor, Erlinda has set her eyes on an attractive gentleman
whom she soon married, Romeo Ganiron. They are, hence blessed with two
To our dear friend Erlinda, just
enjoy. You are now facing a very challenging avenue in your life.
Let me just say this: when you retire,
you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married you!!!