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Work ethic epitomized

Arthur Winston, a service attendant for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, retired last week, the eve of his 100th birthday after 76 years with the transit agency.

In 1924, Winston joined the transit agency. In the last 72 years, Winston has missed only one day of work. That was in 1988, when his wife died. At age 99, he was responsible for a crew of 11 employees who clean, maintain and refuel Metro buses. In 1996, Winston received a congressional citation as "Employee of the Century" from President Bill Clinton.

Winston, who was born in Oklahoma before it was a state, plans to spend his retirement tending to his flower garden and visiting family in Los Angeles and Oklahoma."I haven't planned too much yet, but I want to keep busy, keep active," Winston said. "I don't want to go home and sit down."

UE take :: That's uncomprehendable. Much respect to AW.


posted by Michael Tavani @ 12:51 PM |

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