America's eighth oldest person celebrates 112th birthday

By Daniel Uria  |  Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The eighth oldest living person in the United States celebrated her 112th birthday with a glass of beer on Sunday.

Lucy Treccasse was born in 1905 and lived through the Prohibition when her family brewed five-gallon crocks of beer and decided to spend her birthday splitting a beer with a friend.

"She and I split one... I still like beer," the centenarian said.

Treccasse told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette her favorite beer is Rolling Rock and her favorite color is pink, earning her the nickname "Pink Lady of Concordia."

While she does enjoy the occasional beer, Treccasse said a different beverage choice helped contribute to her longevity.

"Well, I never drink coffee," she said. "I drink milk."

Treccase graduated first in her class at Butler High School and worked for five years as a secretary for Standard Steel Car Co.

She married her husband Joseph Treccase in 1928 and he died in 1980 after the couple had been married for 52 years.

Treccase and her husband had no children, but she celebrated her birthday with 60 friends and relatives and said she was content with their company.

"Oh I don't know what it would be," she said when asked what she would want for her birthday. "I have everything. I've been coast to coast, clear to California and back, and I don't want anything."

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