I got this from AOL and it was on our tv news also
At 100, Woman Still Works for Lawmakers
LINCOLN, Neb. (March 26) -
When Sally Gordon was born in 1909, workers hadn't
even started building Nebraska's Capitol -
where she still works.
On Thursday, her 100th birthday, hundreds
of people came to honor the woman
who has served as an assistant sergeant-atarms
for the Nebraska Legislature for 26
years and was an aide to three governors
"When I don't work, I just go crazy," said
Gordon, who has worked for more than 80
of her 100 years. "I'm a desperate housewife,
and I'm allergic to housework."
Although she's slowed down a little, Gordon
still walks to work at the Capitol when
the weather's nice. Her son Jim calls her
"the Energizer Bunny."
After the party, she headed upstairs and
back to work, with no plans of retiring anytime
Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler, a former state
senator, recalled Thursday how he felt
when Gordon had to tell him to hurry back
to his seat for a vote.
"When Sally came and put her hand on my
arm, her lightest admonition was like the
heaviest weight," Beutler said. "I would
sulk back to my chair."
Among her birthday gifts, Gordon got a CD
recorded by lobbyists with songs like "Red
Coat Sally," sung to the tune of "Mustang
Sally." Its title refers to the red coats worn
President Barack Obama sent Gordon a letter
"Oh," she gasped as her son read it aloud.
"With all he has to do, to write to me!"