Jack Borden of Dallas was honored this afternoon as the nation’s “Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2009,” which — now that I think of it — is an odd name for an award.
Border is a practicing lawyer. He’s also 101. He gets to his office at 6:30 in the morning, leaves around 6 in the afternoon and takes a 45-minute nap in between, the Dallas Morning News reports.
“People ask me why I’m still working,” he said. “When I was 5 years old, my dad handed me a hoe and said the corn needs weeding. And that’s how I got started.”