104-year-old woman’s secret: 3 Dr Peppers a day


GARY TUCHMAN MET HER TODAY. TAKE A LOOK.>>Reporter: ELIZABETH SULLIVAN HAS LIVED IN THE SAME FT. WORTH, TEXAS, HOUSE SINCE 1942.>>I’M GLAD FOR YOU TO COME IN. >>Reporter: SHE HAS JUST CELEBRATED HER 104th BIRTHDAY. AS THE BIG BALLOONS IN HER LIVING ROOM MADE CLEAR. YOU HAD YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE UNTIL LAST JANUARY? YOU WERE 103?>>I WAS DRIVING EVERYWHERE. >>YOU WERE?>>I WAS GOING TO CHURCH, I WAS GOING TO THE WOMAN’S CLUB, I WAS PLAYING BRIDGE. I WAS DOING EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: SHE CREDITS AT LEAST SOME OF HER LONGEVITY TO A LONE STAR STATE FAVORITE. YOU’RE DRINKING DR. PEPPER RIGHT NOW.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. THIS STUFF IS GOOD. IT’S GOT SUGAR IN IT. AND TWO DOCTORS HAVE TOLD ME IF I DRINK IT, I WILL DIE. BUT THEY DIED FIRST.>>OKAY. SO THAT’S PROOF IT’S GOOD FOR YOU. >>YES.>>SO YOU THINK THAT THIS DRINK HAS HELPED YOU TO LIVE TO THIS AGE OF 104?>>WELL, EVIDENTLY. BECAUSE EVERYBODY TELLS ME IT HAS TOO MUCH SUGAR IN IT. BUT SINCE I’VE BEEN DRINKING THREE A DAY FOR 50 OR 60 YEARS, EVIDENTLY MY BODY NEEDS SUGAR. I DON’T TAKE ANY MEDICATION. THEY STILL CAN’T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH ME.>>ELIZABETH SAID OTHER THAN GIVING BIRTH AND GETTING HER TONSILS OUT, SHE’S NEVER BEEN A HOSPITAL PATIENT. EVEN AT 104, ELIZABETH HAS MANAGED TO MAINTAIN HER INDEPENDENCE. A WIDOW, SHE HAS TWO CHILDREN, SIX GRANDCHILDREN AND 13 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, WHO ALL WANT HER TO LIVE WITH THEM. BUT SHE WANTS TO STAY IN HER OWN HOME.>>IF I DON’T FEEL LIKE SLEEPING, I COME SIT IN THIS CHAIR, AND PICK UP A BOOK AND TURN ON A LIGHT, OR TURN ON THE TV AND STAY UP ALL NIGHT. >>Reporter: ELIZABETH IS A PROUD GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS.>>I HAVE A KEY HERE. I REALLY WAS SMART IN COLLEGE.>>FI BETA CAPA.>>I KNEW HOW TO DO THINGS IN COLLEGE. I COULD DO ANYTHING. JUST MADE As ALL THE WAY.>>Reporter: SHE TAUGHT HIGH SCHOOL MATH IN FT. WORTH FOR DECADES. AND WAS STILL TUTORING STUDENTS UNTIL JUST A FEW YEARS AGO. WHEN WE WERE VISITING SHE RECEIVED A BIRTHDAY GIFT.>>OH, MY GOSH! SHE CALLS ME GAGA. SO THIS IS — SHE’S WRITTEN ABOUT ME. GAGA TURNED 104. AND THE WHOLE WORLD CELEBRATED. OH, MY GOODNESS.>>Reporter: THE GRANDDAUGHTER WHO SENT THIS IS 60 YEARS OLD. ELIZABETH SULLIVAN SAYS HER LIFE HAS BEEN FULFILLING AND VERY HAPPY. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE. >>OH, YOU’RE WELCOME. YOU’RE A KIND AND GENTLE MAN.>>AND YOU ARE A KIND AND GENTLE WOMAN.>>Reporter: AND ALSO A VERY INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN WHO PROVED SHE CAN STILL HAVE FUN WHEN YOU’RE IN YOUR

13 thoughts on “104-year-old woman’s secret: 3 Dr Peppers a day

  1. 0:46 LMAO!!!!!! Go granny!!! This was soooo sweet!! I wish the best for her! Congrats!!

  2. Let's be real here the only thing that's keeping this lady alive is god he gets all the credit not dr pepper

  3. She has the longevity bug, if she quit drinking soda and junk food she would live even longer.

  4. good Dr Pepper drink full of glucose/fructose made from high fructose corn syrup …

  5. I drink 5 cans a day on average, so if there’s anything you want me to tell your great great great grand kids, you guys let me know.

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