By Justin Schmidt, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
LEXINGTON, MO (KCTV) -
Skydiving always seemed like something Rosebud Gard wanted to try.
"I hope I got all the instructions right. I was worried - I didn't bring my hearing aid," Gard said.
For the past 20 years or so, Gard has been crossing things off her bucket list.
"I wanted to go on a hot air balloon. I got to do that on my 70th birthday. I wanted to go on a cruise. I wanted to parasail, I did that in 1995," she said before skydiving Saturday morning. "I'm really excited, I'm not scared a bit, haven't got sense enough I guess."
Saturday, Gard at 90 years young, finally got to the end of her list - she jumped out of an airplane.
"This is my last bucket list. I got to do everything else. That's what I wanted to do on my 90th birthday," she said.
As friends and family watched from the safety of the ground, they knew she was finally living her dream.
"We're so thrilled for her. We're excited, we're happy…and she's down," Hazel Brown said.
But just because Gard's done with her list doesn't mean she'll stop looking for adventure.
"You know when we were kids in school, as they asked you what you wanted to come back as, I wanted to come back as a bird," she said shortly after landing.
Copyright 2012 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:15:15 GMT
Authorities are investigating after three people were killed and two others were critically injured in shootings in a south Kansas City neighborhood.More >>
Authorities are investigating after three people were killed and two others were critically injured in shootings in a south Kansas City neighborhood. Police are seeking the public's help in finding the gunman. More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:42:09 GMT
Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.More >>
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:17:32 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.More >>
The Channel 4 I-Team obtained photographs and video of guards at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center sleeping at work instead of watching the dangerous juveniles they are paid to supervise. TheMore >>
The Channel 4 I-Team obtained photographs and video of guards at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center sleeping at work instead of watching the dangerous juveniles they are paid to supervise.More >>