Perry - My thoughts exactly! What an inspiration. I love to see this sort of newsworthy story make it to the front of my browser page. This IS the type of story that will change and inspire the world we live in. Mr Wade you are an example of the American Way at its finest!
Finally a story that makes one proud even if they don't know the person. So often editors have stories aboutHollywood Trash and everyone is excited to wear what they wear or get a tatoo or have a baby out of wedlock.This man is a treaure and to me he epitomizes the American Way of self reliance and initative. May he enjoyhis work for many more years.Perry Green
Mr. Wade you are an inspiration.Keeping busy keeps one young and healthy.Love and good feelings for/with others makes it all work. If you make one person happy each day and they do the same to others, we have a wonderful karma starting Good spirits.Which is needed desperatly ,now all over the world.
Many years ago, I did clerical work in an accounting office. My boss had one client that was 95 years old at the time. The man was working part time, as well as collecting pensions from 3 previous jobs he worked at over the years. He told my boss that he enjoyed working because he felt it kept his mind sharp. He was afraid that if he stopped working, he would "just fade away mentally". More power to Mr. Wade on being able to keep up, and probably running circles around his younger co-workers.
No one could ask for more than to reach an advanced age, and remain healthy, useful, and mentally sharp. If only it could be a reality for all of us. How fortunate some of us are.
Good for you. As long as you like what you do, don't ever totally retire. People are counting on you.
Is he still driving at his age? It is pretty impressive if he can do that.
Bet he didn't vote for Obama.
It doesn't matter whether he voted for President Obama or not, President Obama is still in the White House. What a stupid comment. But typical. He probably didn't vote for the war monger either.
I know he did not,...............I would hope that he voted work not welfare.
God Bless you Mr. Wade. You are an inspiration to many. I completely agree that your health and family are both more important than money. Money helps, but it isn't everything. Sounds like you have a wonderful life. 99 is an amazing age. I'm sure you will live many moe years. My father is 95 and I admire him very much. He is also strong willed, a positive thinker ,eats right and enjoys life. He also believes in God and believes that God gives him the strength that he needs each day. I agree. Thanks for sharing your life with all of us. I wish you all the best.
i am a nurse and we have a lot of older nurses still working. i have seen quite a few in their 70s still out there daily working and enjoying what they do. in my opinion they bring a lot of old school wisdom into the field. they remember what it was like not to have all this new tech and could make due with what they had on hand to save a life. i plan on working as long as i am able because i love my job not because i need the money. there is something good in the feeling you obtain when you know you have done something well, and you are making a difference and not just sitting around being useless space.
My mother, who is in her mid-70's, had to repeat three times to me that she went back to work full time after being retired for almost 30 years. She gets top dollar for her experience in the international oil business. She is brilliant and feisty; she is five feet of fire. When I asked her why she went back to work she said she missed the challenge of her profession. The woman was missing the thrill she got from working. Good for her.