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America's Oldest Worker Can't Stop, Won't Stop

America's Oldest Worker Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Mildred Heath was recently honored as America's Oldest Worker for 2008. She and her husband bought a newspaper in Nebraska when she was 23. Today she's 100-years-old. She's been a journalist and publisher for 85 years and still works 30 hours, six days a week. "I enjoy working and things that need to be done I go ahead and do them," Mildred says in the video below. "So it should be some kind of inspiration."

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SDTransplant SDTransplant 8 years
Wow, she's awesome. I personally don't see myself working at that age, or beyond 65 for that matter, but if she enjoys it, good for her.
Meike Meike 8 years
Good for her! She must have a sharp mind because she challenges it on a daily basis. That something I want to do so I either delay or never have age-related mental illnesses.
stephley stephley 8 years
I can see loving a job like that.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that's a work ethic for you. i know that for myself - i feel like i'll be working forever. especially when you're a business owner, you feel like you'll have to work more and more and that's probably how this couple is. it's a great legacy to leave to the family assuming that newspaper doesn't become obsolete anytime soon. i'm sure that they've seen big changes over the years.
psterling psterling 8 years
kudos to her though, she obviously loves what she does and if that's what makes her happy, I'm all for it.
psterling psterling 8 years
I hope I'm not working when I'm that old!
millarci millarci 8 years
That is absolutely amazing. She is an inspiration to us all.
JaeB JaeB 8 years
Thank you for posting this. I love this story. Mrs. Heath is an inspiration. I want to be a journalist, and I'm just starting out, but I hope I will have the endurance she has!
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