Talk about a day you’ll never forget: skydiving with your dad.
AND, your grandpa.
Skydiving fan or foe, be inspired by Anna Roers’ unique multigenerational 25th birthday celebration, as reported by Echo Press.com, covering the Alexandria, Minnesota region.
Reporter Stacie Kimball implied that Grandpa Marvin (age 83) seemed more amazed that Anna came up with such a wild idea in the first place; jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet was nothing.
His response to the adventure? “It was great.”
Also getting in on the fun was Anna’s brother Aaron, and her dad, George. In fact, she had only asked them (and several friends, who declined) to join her first, but George encouraged her to give Grandpa a call – a thought she never entertained, and one that now forms the basis of a priceless, precious memory.
Grandpa Marvin was the first person Anna saw after the 55-second free fall (they clocked in at 120 mph). She tells Kimball: “We smiled as we walked toward each other, and I said, ‘Wasn’t that awesome, Grandpa?’ and he just smiled.”
And my heart melts.
Today, do something multigenerational, something out-of-the-box. Invite your mom & grandma to Happy Hour with the girls. Take an older neighbor and your best friend to a kickboxing class. Instead of the typical drive-thru detour, bring your grandchildren along for a visit to/meal with a lifelong friend in assisted living.
What multigenerational activity ideas would you suggest? Or what memorable multigenerational experiences do you have to share?