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    This mate rocks!

    100-year-old Briton keeps on working 'to avoid boredom'

    Fri Sep 1, 10:53 AM ET

    Britain's oldest worker has enjoyed a day off to celebrate his 100th birthday but explained he would become a "miserable sod" if he ever had to retire for good.
    "Buster" Martin, a mechanic for a south London plumbing firm who has 17 children and 70 grandchildren and great grandchildren, tried giving up work at the age of 97 but couldn't face the boredom.
    "Boredom is a big killer of men," he told the Daily Telegraph. "I went back to work because I like to keep active," adding that if he ever retired he would become "the most miserable sod you have come across."
    The centenarian, who grew up in an orphanage and first married when he was 14, joined the Grenadier Guards and served in World War II before switching to the Navy.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/britainagelabouroffbeat


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    Great story! True what he says "Boredom is a big killer of men". If any one thing has hit me the most since my injury, it's falling into boredom from not doing all the activities I used to love to do. Must get busy living life!

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