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88-Year-Old Waitress Says It's All About the Blarney

88-Year-Old Waitress Says It's All About the Blarney


Most of our retirement dreams revolve around a lot of R and R, but 88-year-old Rosie Donaghey came out of her retirement at age 70 to work as a waitress. This golden girl reentered the workforce after her husband passed away in 1994, and now has a loyal customer following that appreciates her wit and wisecracks. She currently works at the Wicked Wolf restaurant in East Bronx, NY, where she's locally famous for saying things like, "I'd rather be shot than eat clams."

Rosie says that working isn't a necessity for her financially, but it's apparent that the job means just as much to her as it does to the customers that love her. Going after what we want doesn't ever have to end! She also has some advice for anyone striving to be a great waitress: "Be pleasant, and let them take their pick of tables." She later added, "I guess it's the blarney."

Her last statement rings true in many professions — the gift of gab can go a long way.

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