Pennsylvania woman on her 112th b-day: 'I still like beer'

Lucy Treccasse is the eighth oldest living person in America.

CABOT, Pa. (CBS/KDKA) — Lucy Treccasse has seen it all. She was born in 1905, and now she’s celebrating her 112th birthday.

Treccasse is the eighth oldest living person in America.

She now lives in a nursing home in Cabot, Butler County. But she’s originally from Foxburg, and has fond memories of her childhood.

Her father played golf. Her family even had a radio. They listened to the first radio broadcast on KDKA together: the election results on Nov. 2, 1920.

Her secret to longevity? “Well, I never drink coffee,” says Treccasse. “I drink milk.”

She’s willing to splurge a bit for her birthday, though, and plans to share a beer with a friend.

“She and I split one… I still like beer,” says Treccasse.

Her love of beer probably developed during Prohibition, when Treccasse and her family brewed five-gallon crocks of beer to sell to her family and friends.

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