As wild storms and frigid temperatures ravage the country all we seem to hear about is 12-hour traffic jams and downed power lines.
But the spirit of wintertime fun is still alive and well, even for the oldest among us:
“Otto, how are you?”
Of course, snow day delight is amplified the more generations that get involved, as the amateur video above demonstrates.
“As for age…I don’t think about it very often”
If grannies wearing GoPro cameras while sliding downhill on an inner tube doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart, then nothing will. As the Washington Post reports, a group of seniors—some in their 90s—recently visited the White Tail Resort to recapture the raucous revelry of the snow days of their youth:
“When you’re this old—what the heck?”
In this Associated Press report, you’ll get to know some seniors who refuse to let achy joints or advancing age get in the way of their fun. “I had a bad knee and the doctor said I couldn’t do this. So, I don’t care about the doctor now—when you’re this old, what the heck?” says the spry Mary Murphy. Her comrade, 95-year-old Nancy Bomboy, speaks for the entire group of snow-tubing retirees when she says, “I’m ready to do anything. I love it.”
Retired seniors take on snow tubing by Zoomin_Canada
“It’s a perfect day for snow-hooping”
If sledding and tubing aren’t your thing, you just might want to take up snow-hooping. Just don’t expect your skills to match this poised performer’s any time soon:
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By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor