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Wanda Walston's 100th birthday celebration at Taco Bell

Posted at 4:09 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 20:20:33-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Some spent their Black Friday doing something a little different than most - celebrating a 100th birthday. And these folks celebrated at the birthday girl's favorite place - Taco Bell.

For Wanda Walston's 100th birthday party, she was met with a red carpet welcome, Taco Bell and Taco Bell themed desserts, $100 in Taco Bell gift cards, and love from family and friends.

"This is so wonderful. I don't deserve all this," said Walston.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on Nov. 29, 1919, Walston has lived in Tucson for over 40 years. Her love for Taco Bell sparked when the fast-food chain first opened 57 years ago. Her choice meal: two tacos, beans, and a Pepsi.

"Ever since they opened up in Downey, California. And I eat it because it's more like what I eat at home. When I want to go out I want something that I like, and I always like what I cook at home," said Walston.

Her secret to life, aside from eating taco bell, "I guess good genes down the line. I don't know what happened," said Walston.

She also spent last year's birthday at a Taco Bell, but with her husband of 78 years by her side. In June, he passed away.

"But I had 78 years of wedded bliss. When I say wedded bliss, I mean it," said Walston.

She said to live through a marriage like hers and a life as long as hers you've got to take it a day at a time.

"Is there anything you are looking forward to in this next century of life?" asked KGUN9.

"Breathing. I don't know what else to expect, honey," said Walston.