"I got a taste of skydiving on my 70th birthday. The friend I went with said, 'We'll do it again when you turn 80', and I said 'Sure' because I didn't think I'd make it another ten years. But I did, so I had to keep my promise. Four of us jumped together to celebrate my 80th, including my son Danny. It was his first time. Skydiving is everything you could imagine. There's no feeling of falling; it's like the plane just pulls away. I'm planning to do it again when I turn 90, although I might ought to move it up a few years just to be sure I don't miss it. It's an incredible experience. Just exhilarating!"
Photos below courtesy of Carolyn Dhority & West Tennessee Skydiving:
"Papaw" Richard Day: