105-year-old Texas woman says bacon is secret to long, happy life


105-year-old Pearl Cantrell told a local tv station that eating bacon was her secret to a long life, happy life (Photo: KRBC/KYAB)

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ABILENE-SWEETWATER, TX (CNN) — A bacon-loving grandmother from Texas had a special visit from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile after she admitted bacon was her secret to a long and happy life.

“I love bacon, I could eat it for every meal– and I do!” said 105-year-old Pearl Cantrell.

Oscar Mayer took a special interest in the feisty bacon-loving granny.

“We’ve seen a lot of stories on the road, but nothing quite like this one, so we’re excited to be here. We know she’s an inspiration. Pearl is an inspiration for the community, and her friends and family,” says Abraham Luna “Hotdogger” for Oscar Mayer.

Hitting the streets of her hometown of Richland Springs, Pearl rode shot-bun in the wienermobile, waiving to several generations of people who she’s seen grow up over the years.

After the ride, it was more like Christmas, as she was gifted, what else? Bacon. And Pearl’s family said she deserves every bite of it.

After the ride and gifts, it was time to get down to business.

With her stomach and heart full, Pearl said the day marked a special memory on her lengthy timeline.

“I will never, ever forget it, as long as I live.”

Oscar Mayer says it plans to send Cantrell even more bacon in the future.

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