MILWAUKEE - All of her life, Millicent "Milly" Sauerbraten has said she's wanted to do something that would go down in history.
Well the 68-year-old grandmother has now achieved that goal. Mrs. Sauerbraten participated in the 73rd Annual Milwaukee Shish-Kabob Eating Contest and ended up winning the event.
Granny Milly, as her grandchildren call her, said afterwards that she was not sure she could do it after she saw the defending champion Otto Von Vonderstein, 48, who stands 6-foot-8-inches tall and weighs 345 pounds.
Otto could not get past shish kabob number 103, and Granny Milly went on to eat 16 more to break Otto's old record of 107.
Granny Milly said that she got a little tired at the 87th shish kabob mark, but thinking about the $85,000 first prize money inspired her to keep shoving the shishies in her mouth.
SIDENOTE. Milly's husband Wolfgang Sauerbraten, 71, stood next to her when she received the winner's check. He said that he has to take a bit of the credit as he helped his wife to train for the event. He realized what he had said and he and Milly both blushed and turned as red as a Toledo fire truck.