Grandma goes skydiving for Mother's Day
Filed under: Relatives
Flowers, a nice card, maybe a nice dinner with the kids -- this is probably how most of you celebrated Mother's Day. But at nearly 80 years of age, Sylvia DeVries figured she'd do "the most ultimate thing [she] could think of," and went skydiving.
On hand to watch DeVries hurl herself from an airplane were her 4 kids and 12 grandkids -- all of whom must have been equal parts amazed and scared to death. They saw her fall 12,000 feet, accompanied by her instructor, and land safely in an open field.
This is a fantastic way to celebrate, though I don't know if I'd be able to free-fall from a plane. Maybe by the time I'm Ms. Devries' age, I'll finally be brave enough to give it a shot.