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Amazing: Meet the 99 Year Old Secretary who has Worked in the Same Job for 80 Years


A woman celebrating her 80th anniversary in the same job says that retirement isn't on the cards - as she still loves her work.

Elisabeth Davis may be 99 years old, but she's not letting a little thing like age get in the way of keeping active and entertained as she heads to the offices of Culver Academies every day.

In her role as secretary in Culver, Indiana - which includes maintaining faculty records - and says that she's always been happy at the job.

"I like what I do with records and working with everybody who's been here. It's nothing really special, I guess," she tells Today .

After she left Culver High School as a student in 1935, Elisabeth took her first job as assistant to the dean in Culver Academies and its 34 students - and she's been there ever since, as the school's attendance has swollen to 814, save a short break to raise her son and daughter.

The inspirational nonagenarian - now a great-grandmother - still uses a typewriter to get the job done, with the school ordering ribbon and parts especially.

"I never had a computer," she says. "I just figured that as long as I'll be here, why should I learn all that technology? I'm able to type, and that's all I need."

Bill Hargraves, director of strategic communications said that her presences shows the students a "rich history", adding: ""Some people don't even know what FDR stands for today, and he was the president when she started!" in reference to Franklin D Roosevelt.

"I just live day by day. If there comes a time when I feel like it, I will, but I don't feel like retiring."

In 1936 when Elisabeth started at Culver Academies the Munich Olympics were held, and Jessie Owens made history with four gold medals - much to the anger of Adolf Hitler.

When Elisabeth Davis started her secretarial role, Fred Astaire was on the wireless and Charlie Chaplin was starring on the silver screen