There might not be any food that’s better than bacon, but did you know that it might also hold the key to longevity? Pearl Cantrell of Richland Springs, Texas recently celebrated her 105th birthday. That’s an indisputably awesome accomplishment, but it gets better. When asked how she’s managed to live so long Pearl replied:
"I love bacon, I eat it everyday", says Pearl, "I don’t feel as old as I am, that’s all I can say", she explains.
Still feisty and full of life, Pearl has been through a lot, and has plenty of reasons to complain or even give up. After mothering seven children, outliving three of them, losing a husband, and enduring decades of physical labor, she still has a smile on her face.
"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", Pearl tells us.
But Pearl’s daughter, Anno, says complaining is the last thing you’ll ever hear her mother do. "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.
Pearl Cantrell, the Geyser of Awesome salutes you and wishes you a belated Happy Birthday!
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th and, considering Pearl’s delicious secret to long life, perhaps the Bacon Gift Shop is the perfect place to find something to show our respective mums how much we love them and hope they’ll celebrate at least as many birthdays as Pearl Cantrell the feisty centenarian.
Photo from Archie McPhee Seattle