Pearl Cantrell is like most people these days, she loves to eat bacon.
The Richland, Texas woman who is making news for her love of bacon told KRBC just how much;
“I love bacon. I could eat it for every meal, and I do!”
Pearl contributes eating bacon as a reason why she feels so great and does not feel her age.
Pearl is 105.
The Texas woman encourages everyone she knows, including her children to eat the meat that so many of us consider not so good for us.
“I want other people to eat bacon, I tell them too. My kids all eat it,”
Though a study at the University of Zurich found that eating too much bacon will increase the risk of bowel cancer, it also stated that eating little or no bacon, or other red meats can be a risk factor for early death.
Bacon is an extremely popular food, one that was mainly used for breakfast items and is now used for lunch, dinner, snacks, and even desserts.
Bacon cupcakes, bacon chocolate, bacon pancakes, bacon sauces, and even bacon ice cream as become some of the hottest items on the menu at restaurants and fast food places.
Dennys recently had their menu feature many items with bacon, including a bacon milkshake and bacon maple sundae.
Pearl also got a surprise that made her a very happy person when Oscar Mayer found out about her love for the meat and invited her to ride in the weinermobile, and she rode shotbun.
Oscar Mayer “hotdogger” Abraham Luna said this;
“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. So we had to make a special stop here for her today”
Pearl was thrilled to ride around her hometown in the weinermobile saying;
“I will never, ever forget this, for the rest of my life,”
The company also gave her some bacon and plan on shipping her some of their own bacon in the future.
The mother of seven thinks that eating the crispy, meat is what has helped her live a long, happy, and healthy life, and does not plan on giving it up.
Pearl has endured a happy, yet sometimes rough life,outliving a husband and three children, she worked as hard as she could most of her life;
“I would go to the field and work till dinner, then come home to fix dinner, then I would go back out to the field and work again until supper”
She did it all with a smile though and her daughter said she never complained, or wanted to give up;
“She’s taught us to work hard and to get up every morning and think about living. She’s never thought about dying”, says Anno, Pearls daughter.
She loves to sew and dance and still dances with the best of them, even on some Saturday nights, waltzing and two stepping.
She is always at church the next morning though and stays young with the help of bacon and her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren around her.
Pearl just had her 105th birthday party that she said was a three day event that included 200 guests and we are sure, bacon was served.
Happy Birthday Pearl. We love bacon too.
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