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Ninety-year-old woman celebrates birthday by skydiving


She might be 90 years old, but that's not stopping her from seeking the ultimate adventure!

Rosemary Parsons turned 90 years old this week and to celebrate she decided to do something most people under the age of 30 wouldn't even attempt, she went skydiving!

"It's awesome. What's next? I'm not sure. Ya'll should do it. It's awesome. I didn't even have to jump, he pushed me," says Rosemary after she landed.

Dozens of friends and family gathered at the Plymouth Municipal Airport.

There wasn't a lack of support for the adventurous senior citizen.  

Rosemary's daughter was excited to see her mother's dreams come true.

"She's 90 years old.  She wants to do it. Nothings ever stopped her.  She's always been very tenacious and always energetic and just would do anything and she's just that kind of a person," says Rosemary's Andrea Eversole.

You would think Rosemary's two children, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren would keep her busy enough.  
As it turns out, she's an active dancer and was not afraid to show off her moves.

"She's been going non-stop since she was a child.  She's been dancing this whole time up until present day and I think that's what's been keeping her going so long is she just won't quit.  She just has the drive to just keep going and doing bigger and better things," says Rosemary's great granddaughter, Caitlin Yoder.

"I'm a little apprehensive about this.  Like I said before this was not on my bucket list but I couldn't let my 90 year-old mother out do me," says Rosemary's son, Stephen Parsons.

He's 70 years old and went skydiving with her.

Stephen doesn't have plans to skydive for his 90th birthday.   

Everyone landed safely and those who know Rosemary well wouldn't be surprised if she skydives again.

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