After 100 years, surf’s up for a senior

It’s never too late to achieve a dream.

Ruby Holt taught us that this week when the 100-year-old woman did this.

She let it slip at her assisted living center that she’d never seen the ocean before, and so her friends applied to a foundation that grants wishes to senior citizens.

“It’s cold,” she said.

Ruby Holt

Holt grew up on a cotton farm and was too poor to leave Tennessee and too busy to do so, working in a shirt factory after her cotton-picking days ended.

“We don’t have nothing like this in Giles County,” Holt said.

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  • joetron2030

    Beautiful story.