||[Feb. 9th, 2005|01:13 am]
Pepsi Drinker Celebrates 105th Birthday
Tue Feb 8, 7:05 PM ET
From the AP and Yahoo! News
MONETTE, Ark. - A woman who drinks a Pepsi a day marked her 105th birthday Tuesday. Mitchell was born in Blytheville on Feb. 8, 1900, and lived on her own until a broken hip sent her to the Monette Manor nursing home at age 101.
"I've been drinking Pepsi-Cola for a long, long time," Rebecca Mitchell said. "I drink one every day."
She has seven children, 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Her son Roy E. Mitchell was killed in European combat during World War II. The other six are scattered in Arkansas, Georgia and Illinois.
Mitchell married on Christmas Eve 1916 and she and her husband Roy stayed together 54 years until his death in 1960.
"When I think about my mother's life, it's really amazing all the things she's experienced and seen," her son John Mitchell said. "She went from living on mud streets to blacktop to concrete."