The following from an undated letter
written when Dad was 52'ish:
"This time off period [for surgery] has caused the usual ambivalence to retire and whittle wood and bum around the world - plan retirement at age 60 (8 years, no 7 1/2) try for judge in June and plan a carreer in judicial administration - try to become presiding judge of the world's largest court system -- seek to go from rich to super rich (you see there is this 46' ketch costs $108,000). Any mention of another boat is forbidden talk."
This one signed "love from your eccentric father."