Skydiving at her centennial, an old woman from New York was happy to do what she really wants


She continued the tradition every five years for her birthday and now, this was her third jump, with tandem master Dean McDonald, Saturday, at Saratoga Skydiving Adventures in Gansevoort, N.Y. Eleanor Cunningham had hive children as well as 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was driving until the age of 95. During her life she learned to ski and to play golf.Her favorite Adams County, Pa. wine was “Rebel Red.” This Saturday, the owner of the skydiving company, Bob Rawlins, was in the plane too. “She said I’m going to either land alive or dead, one way or the other,” granddaughter Debbie Rogers said, commenting this event. She planned to do another jump when she turns 105.


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