Skydiving Grandmothers

Hey, “Today Show” — I’ll see your Skydiving Grandmother:

And raise you an entire channel of people doing stuff just like this — going extreme after the age of 50.

  • Doug Garr is one of the most well-known and well-respected writers in America. And, oh yeah — he’s pretty extreme.
  • Violet (from the “Today Show” story) would even be able to tandem skydive if not for this guy. Did we mention he’s also a pilot, adventurer and super-cool dude?
  • Harriet Shepard blows Violet out of the water. This 94-year-old not only tried skydiving — she did it with her great-granddaughter!
  • Chet Poland jumped (and jumped and jumped) into his 90s and proved that passion is ageless.
  • Bernadette Pace doesn’t skydive, but she does fly through the air with the greatest of ease…on the trapeze.

That’s just a taste of the stories you can watch, share and enjoy — for free — on, our social networking Web site for 50+ active lifestyle men and women. And the really cool part?

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So tell us — who inspires you? How are you taking the message that “it’s not about age, it’s about attitude” and applying it to your own life?

(BTW — I’m pretty inspired by Bill Booth, the man who invented the tandem parachute. He helped me overcome my fear of flying in small planes with a gorgeous ride in his flying boat!)

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