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Two Great-Grandmothers Parachute for Veteran's Charity in Ohio


"Well, Margie, are you ready to skin this cat?"

(Photo submitted by Marc Odens, via Lima Ohio)

(The Blaze/AP) -- Two great-grandmothers in their 80s have parachuted from a plane to raise money for a veterans' food pantry in northwest Ohio, and they're happy they did it.

The Lima News reports 83-three-old Marjorie Bryan and 82-year-old Marianna Sherman parachuted Saturday at the Allen County Airport in Lima.

They made tandem jumps with retired Sgt. 1st Class Michael Elliott, who has done tandem jumps with former President George H.W. Bush.

“Well, Margie, are you ready to skin this cat?” he reportedly asked her right before the jump.

True to her word, according to Ranger Tony Mouzon, who shot the airborne video of their jumps, neither of the women screamed on the way down.

With a glass of champagne in her hand after the jump, a jubilant Bryan said she wants to accompany Bush if he goes again for his 90th birthday.

“I'll be 85, and I want to go with him,” she said, likely with a smile.

The women parachuted to raise money for the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America and its veterans' food pantry.

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