posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 03:35 PM
To celebrate his 80th birthday former President George H. W. Bush plans on doing what would be impossible for most his age. He will be jumping from a
plane at 13,000 feet on Sunday...
Original news source:
"A scary feeling," Mr. Bush said in his usual pronoun-free style as he contemplated standing in the open door of the plane with a parachute on. "A
funny feeling in your tummy or your knees."
Mr. Bush has made four parachute jumps in his life — three since leaving the White House more than a decade ago, including one on his 75th
"People say: `Why are you doing this, you nutty old man?"´ Mr. Bush said. "I say: One, because I want to. It feels good. There´s a thrill involved.
And two: Just because you´re 80 doesn´t mean you´re finished. It sends a message to a lot of people ... that old age is not a barrier."
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Setting aside politics here for a moment let me say this: VERY damned impressive Mr. President!
Most people that I know that have made it to 80 feel happy just to be able to get to the bathroom on their own!
What do you plan for your 80th birthday?
This kinda proves you can do almost anything right through the later years of life, it is all about staying healthy and enjoying life!
[edit on 9-6-2004 by UM_Gazz]
[edit on 11-6-2004 by Nerdling]