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At 100, these two women are belly dancing and sky diving!

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At a 100 years old you would probably expect this woman to do anything but sky dive but that’s exactly what she did. Georgina Harwood lunged into the next year by jumping off a plane at a few thousand feet, giving herself a new lease of life on her turn of the century.

 

Harnessed with another person, she was also joined in her air-borne birthday extravaganza by 15 friends and family, who all took the plunge with her in groups of three. An excited Harwood clad in a stunning red jumpsuit felt wonderful to have them with her. This is the third time she went Skydiving in her town of Melkbosstrand, north of Cape Town, the last time being on her 92nd birthday in 2007.

 

Picture By: Huffington Post

Picture By: Huffington Post

Talking about her experience, she told the Telegraph “I was much more conscious of everything this time because I had a better idea what I was going to do… It was wonderful, exhilarating, and special. I’m still trying to think of the adjectives I can add to it.” She said her motto is: “Do it now! Whether it’s comfortable or uncomfortable, good or bad, relaxing or challenging – don’t delay.”

 

But Harwood can’t seem to get enough adventure packed into her one lifetime- because she plans to extend the party with a shark cage dive, where she is set to go underwater in a cage in an area where sharks are fed chum, bits of cut up fish meat.

 

The great-grandmother also said that she was thankful for health. At her age, she doesn’t just enjoy her birthday cake every year, she can get herself up the mountain and climb up the stairs without any help. Long live Georgina, and with her, the spirit of adventure!

 

One cant be anything but inspired by such women. This piece comes on the heels of another 100 year old woman bellydancing at this age. According to a report by NY Daily, at 100, Kay Furst from Florida, still wears the outfit she bought 40 years ago- a sequin bikini top and a sheer blue skirt. Previously a hair dresser by profession, she said, “They used to come to my shop and they would get their hair done and invite me to come and dance in those gorgeous homes.”

 

Catherine Furst Picture By: NY Times

Catherine Furst
Picture By: NY Times

She still continues to perform at the Palm Beach senior homes , butsays she doesn’t get the reactions she used to.”Some of them, the senior citizens, they don’t like it too much,” she said. But her secret she says is being kind to others and she continues to do so.

 

Original Source: IndiaToday  and NY Daily

[Featured Picture Courtesy:  BBC News]