98 year old bartender still going

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 9:48am

Retirement? No, thanks. Woman nearing century mark still works full-time slinging drinks at bar.

What do you expect to be doing when you're nearing age 100?

Living a quiet life?

A slower life?

That's far from the case for one connecticut woman who still works full-time slinging drinks at a bar.

Like a great bottle of scotch, Angie Maclean has been aged to perfection.

She is 98-years-old and still going strong as she pours drinks at Panama Joe's Café in Bridgeport.

"If you get somebody who asks for a certain drink, I'll ask them, I'll say, what goes in it? That's all you have to know. You know what goes in it. You make it."

Maclean says she started bartending when she was just 17 to supplement her income working at General Electric.

She celebrates every holiday by dressing up and never grows tired of the job she loves.

"So how much longer do you think you'll be doing this for?"

"As long as I live."

To Maclean, age truly is just a number.

And whether she's shooting pool with her down-time or serving up drinks, she is a walking billboard for the saying, "life is meant to be lived."

Maclean works six days a week, eight hours a day.

She takes full ownership of the bar.

And if things ever get out of hand, she can more than handle herself.

"You're a tall man...She'll take you and escort you to the door and ask you to leave. If you don't leave, she will call the police."

For someone who has spent a lot of time asking customers for their id's, Maclean is always at the ready when there are people who can't believe she was born in 1915 and want proof of her age.

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