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101-year-old is named America's Outstanding Oldest Worker

Sally Gordon, 101, has been an assistant sergeant-at-arms at the Nebraska Legislature for 26 years.

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Sally Gordon, 101, has been an assistant sergeant-at-arms at the Nebraska Legislature for 26 years.

A 101-year-old woman who works for the Nebraska Legislature has been chosen as America's Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2010. Sally Gordon has been an assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Nebraska Legislature for 26 years, helping with its day-to-day operations when it's in session. Before that, she worked as a secretary for three Nebraska governors and as a model.

Gordon accepted the award from Experience Works, the nation's largest nonprofit training center for older workers, at the Nebraska Capitol. It hadn't even been built when she was born in 1909. "I used to be a model," Gordon said. "Now I feel like a Model T." Still, she has no plans to retire and advises young people to "try to learn new techniques, listen and be kind to co-workers."


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