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Tuesdays with Ralph: Retired Kalamazoo janitor still reports to work

October 25, 2010
KALAMAZOO, MI — Ralph Brown can''t give up this ritual, even though he retired a month ago, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette.
Every Tuesday, the retired janitor comes back to his old workplace and plays cards in the break room with his friends, the article noted.
Over the past 18 years, Brown, a mentally challenged adult, has forged a bond with the employees at Biggs|Gilmore that is so strong, they''ve become his family, the article stated.
According to the article, Brown, who doesn''t have any living relatives, gets invitations to company softball games, Thanksgiving dinners and gatherings to watch football games.
Brown, who probably missed two or three days of work during the past 18 years, retired September 22, the article added.
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