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McDonald's employee, Doris Pells, center, 91, says hello to director of operations Carol Sissman, owner Christina Meisenhelter, and supervisor Michael J. Adams, left to right, while at the Park Shore McDonald's in Naples on Thursday, July 11, 2013. 'They are just wonderful,' Pells said about the group.

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McDonald's employee, Doris Pells, center, 91, says hello to director of operations Carol Sissman, owner Christina Meisenhelter, and supervisor Michael J. Adams, left to right, while at the Park Shore McDonald's in Naples on Thursday, July 11, 2013. "They are just wonderful," Pells said about the group.

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McDonald's employee, Doris Pells, center, 91, says hello to director of operations Carol Sissman, owner Christina Meisenhelter, and supervisor Michael J. Adams, left to right, while at the Park Shore McDonald's in Naples on Thursday, July 11, 2013. 'They are just wonderful,' Pells said about the group.
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Doris Pells, 91, works six days a week for about three hours at a time at the Park Shore McDonald's on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Naples. 'It keeps me younger working here,' she said. Pells is likely the oldest McDonald's employee.
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Doris Pells and her husband Harry Pells pose for a photograph taken in 1976. Doris says she was happily married to her husband for about 55 years. Shortly after he died, when Doris was 80, she felt she needed something to keep her going. On a whim, while getting a coke at the Park Shore McDonald's, she requested a part-time position and was hired on the spot. Now, 91, Doris has been working for the franchise ever since.
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Doris Pells, 91, delivers food to drive-in orders at the Park Shore McDonald's in Naples on Thursday, July 11, 2013. 'It keeps me younger working here,' she said. 'I love it.' Pells is likely the oldest McDonald's employee.
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Doris Pells, 91, delivers food to drive-in orders at the Park Shore McDonald's in Naples on Thursday, July 11, 2013. 'They were sweet,' she said as she walked away from the car. Pells is likely the oldest McDonald's employee.
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Doris Pells, 91, holds onto a certificate commending her excellent employment at McDonald's on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Pells has worked for the franchise for 11 years. She is well known by the regulars who dine at the Park Shore McDonald's. Her colleagues refer to her as 'Mama Doris.' 'I love the people I work with and I love the people I meet,' Pells said. Pells is likely the oldest McDonald's employee.
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McDonald's employee, Doris Pells, 91, speaks with Ralph and Fern Furstenburg as they eat their lunch at the Park Shore McDonald's in Naples on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The Furstenburgs are regular patrons at the franchise and always say hello to Pells who is likely the oldest McDonald's employee.
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Doris Pells, 91, works six days a week for about three hours at a time at the Park Shore McDonald's on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Naples. 'It keeps me younger working here,' she said. Pells is likely the oldest McDonald's employee.
  • Doris Pells, 91, works six days a week for about three hours at a time at the Park Shore McDonald's on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Naples. 'It keeps me younger working here,' she said. Pells is likely the oldest McDonald's employee.
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Doris Pells, 91, delivers food to drive-in orders at the Park Shore McDonald's in Naples on Thursday, July 11, 2013. 'It keeps me younger working here,' she said. 'I love it.' Pells is likely the oldest McDonald's employee.

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