At 97, Ruthie Still Loves Being A McDonald's Employee

Ruthie was hired all the way back when she was 73

Larry Richert and John Shumway
August 02, 2018 - 11:18 am

KDKA Radio

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - McDonald's is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac on the 100th birthday of it's inventor Jim Delligatti .

The KDKA Morning News broadcasted Thursday from the Big Mac Museum in North Huntingdon and amongst the people they met, there was one special employee who stuck out; Ruthie, a 97-year-old woman who is still hard at work.

She joined Larry and John for a few minutes to talk about why she is still on the job.

“I like it here, I like everything about it. Good working people, everybody’s nice,” she said.

Ruthie was hired at age 73.

What was her first job ever?  “I was a seamstress,” at the age of 18 she said.

Ruthie has her way of staying healthy. “I don’t drink and I don’t smoke, but I eat anything I want. I like candy,” she said. “I dance a lot, four nights a week usually.”

She also goes to the gym three times a week and walks on the treadmill for an hour. “I don’t walk fast, I walk slow,” Ruthie added.

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