Ida Shannon Goes Skydiving


Being older will cause you to be bored; however, some elders do crazy things like go skydiving. 

A Minnesota woman named Ida Shannon had the brilliant idea of celebrating her 91st birthday by jumping out of a plane. September 6th was her day to experience something has never experienced. 

Ida Shannon has always celebrated her birthdays with a crazy adventure. Ida always had an idea of what she wanted to do, and there was never any hesitation. 

“Someone asked me what I was going to do next, and without even thinking about it, I said, ‘Oh, I’ll just go skydiving,'” said Shannon.

Knowing how Ida was, her church members helped plan her adventure and were there with her throughout her accomplishment. 

“She’s like the real Wonder Woman. She’s strong and loves the people,” church member Daisy May said.

Ida was always known as an exciting person. For her 80th birthday, she went ziplining, knowing her life would always be filled with fun memories and adventures. 

“Life would be pretty dull if you didn’t embrace adventures,” Shannon said.