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Harriet Shepard

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Posted on April 4th, 2009 at 5:36 am

Darcy Shepard always wondered what it would be like to skydive. She was about to turn 18 and thought that would be the perfect time to give it a try.

Her parents thought it was a great idea and agreed to make the jump as well. Believe it or not, her grandparents also decided they'd join her in the skies, and they decided to take Darcy's 94-year-old great-grandmother, just to watch it all from the ground. Apparently, they didn't know great-grandmother very well!

She said there was NO WAY she was just going to watch. If they were going to jump, so was Harriet. And so they did.

Four generations of the Shepard family created a memory that will last a lifetime and set an example for us all.

Want to meet other people who refuse to let their age slow them down? Check out our Centenarian Project.

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  • Posted 1:45pm September 10th, 2009
    You give me hope.  I did it from 18,000 ft. at 80 and I'm looking forward to 85.  Maybe I can get my grndchildren interested.


  • Posted 8:07am June 12th, 2009
    You go girl!



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