90-year-old woman finishes bucket list with skydiving - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

90-year-old woman finishes bucket list with skydiving

LEXINGTON, MO (KCTV) -

Skydiving always seemed like something Rosebud Gard wanted to try.

"I hope I got all the instructions right. I was worried - I didn't bring my hearing aid," Gard said.

For the past 20 years or so, Gard has been crossing things off her bucket list.

"I wanted to go on a hot air balloon. I got to do that on my 70th birthday. I wanted to go on a cruise. I wanted to parasail, I did that in 1995," she said before skydiving Saturday morning. "I'm really excited, I'm not scared a bit, haven't got sense enough I guess."

Saturday, Gard at 90 years young, finally got to the end of her list - she jumped out of an airplane.

"This is my last bucket list. I got to do everything else. That's what I wanted to do on my 90th birthday," she said.

As friends and family watched from the safety of the ground, they knew she was finally living her dream.

"We're so thrilled for her. We're excited, we're happy…and she's down," Hazel Brown said.

But just because Gard's done with her list doesn't mean she'll stop looking for adventure.

"You know when we were kids in school, as they asked you what you wanted to come back as, I wanted to come back as a bird," she said shortly after landing.

Copyright 2012 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

sidebar: skydiving grandma

Updated:

PHOTOS More>>

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More nice weather through Thursday, rain likely Saturday though

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More nice weather through Thursday, rain likely Saturday though

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 4:46 PM EST2018-01-23 21:46:29 GMT
    More nice weather WednesdayMore nice weather Wednesday

    No major changes are expected with our weather through Thursday.  That means what you saw Tuesday is here to stay for a few more days!  Changes begin Friday as clouds and a few showers return, but the chance of rain is much greater on Saturday.  Tonight, will be cool with lows ranging from the low to mid 30s north of I-10 to the mid 40s at the coast. 

    More >>

    No major changes are expected with our weather through Thursday.  That means what you saw Tuesday is here to stay for a few more days!  Changes begin Friday as clouds and a few showers return, but the chance of rain is much greater on Saturday.  Tonight, will be cool with lows ranging from the low to mid 30s north of I-10 to the mid 40s at the coast. 

    More >>
  • UPDATE: All clear given after bomb threat at Sulphur business

    UPDATE: All clear given after bomb threat at Sulphur business

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-01-23 21:44:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A tip about a bomb threat is being investigated near the Cracker Barrel in Sulphur.  Sulphur Police are investigating and Louisiana State Police has been called to the scene. Police are asking people to avoid the area for the next several hours.  KPLC is on the scene and will update this story as more details become available.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    A tip about a bomb threat is being investigated near the Cracker Barrel in Sulphur.  Sulphur Police are investigating and Louisiana State Police has been called to the scene. Police are asking people to avoid the area for the next several hours.  KPLC is on the scene and will update this story as more details become available.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Pre-K eligibility to be discussed at CPSB committee meeting

    Pre-K eligibility to be discussed at CPSB committee meeting

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 4:11 PM EST2018-01-23 21:11:05 GMT
    (Source: WikiCommons/Flickr/Abrhujit Tembhekar)(Source: WikiCommons/Flickr/Abrhujit Tembhekar)

    A meeting centered on the issue of Pre-k eligibility and access in Calcasieu Parish public schools will be held tonight.

    More >>

    A meeting centered on the issue of Pre-k eligibility and access in Calcasieu Parish public schools will be held tonight.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly