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Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Quite Like A Wiener

By Sharrie Williams, CBS 11 News
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An Oscar Mayer Wienermobile sits parked on January 23, 2002. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

An Oscar Mayer Wienermobile sits parked on January 23, 2002. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Most women dream about their perfect wedding day. That vision of love becomes cemented in their minds at a young age. The only thing that’s missing is the man! Some gals even have the details planned for years before the ceremony actually takes place. The colors. The dress. The location.

And the Wienermobile?

It might seem like an odd choice for newlywed wheels, but not for Jacqueline Dickerson. Her wedding day would not have been complete, she said, without a hot ride on this hot dog. A fancy white carriage pulled by two beautiful horses? No way. Her chariot has a first name – it’s O-S-C-A-R.

“It’s really fun,” Dickerson told CBS 11 News. “You have to wave a lot, smile, take pictures all day and bring smiles to people’s faces.”

Five years ago, when Dickerson had just graduated from college, she took on a job as a “hot dogger” with Oscar Mayer. She spent an entire year on the road, driving the Wienermobile all over the country, stopping at charity gatherings and sporting events. It has become a tradition that former “hot doggers” are driven in the Wienermobile from their wedding to the reception.

“It was one of the best jobs in the world,” Dickerson said. “I met some really great people while I was on the road, and George [That's her husband.] had never seen or rode in the Wienermobile before, so we thought it would just top off our special day.”

“It’s an attention-getter wherever it goes,” Dickerson continued. “You can’t help but smile and stare when you see it.”

And, of all places, where did this former “hot dogger” meet her husband? Dickerson said, “I met George at a hamburger joint.” It’s a hamburger and hot dog love story that brought smiles to friends, family members and meat-lovers everywhere.

The day ended with a Wiener Whistle serenade and sweet kisses, as the happy hot doggin’ couple rode off for their honeymoon in Costa Rica. And for those wondering – no, they did not serve Oscar Mayer hot dogs at the wedding reception.

Meanwhile, the Wienermobile will continue to travel the nation spreading smiles and joy. The hot dog car has been around for 75 years.

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