Nebraska's Sally Gordon To Retire At 102

Sally Gordon will say goodbye to the Nebraska Legislature next week. The 102-year-old assistant sergeant-at-arms is retiring. She told the Lincoln Journal Star she wants to retire while she's "still young."

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Nebraska's assistant sergeant-in-arms will work her last day on Tuesday. 102-year-old Sally Gordon told the Lincoln Journal Star she wants to retire while she's still young. She often walks seven blocks to work where she passes messages to lawmakers and keeps order in the chambers. Still beautiful, the former model is known for her stylish hats at the state capitol - a building that Sally Gordon watched being built in 1922.

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