Three generations of skydivers

Sharon Harvey takes a leap with her granddaughters

For Sharon Harvey of Ashby Ponds, life is an adventure. The daredevil has worked as part of a race car pit crew, enjoyed white water rafting and hang gliding, and even flown over Kenya in a hot air balloon. Recently, she added skydiving to the list.

"A few years ago, my granddaughter went skydiving. At the time, I told her that if I had been there, I would have gone too," says Sharon. "Well, she remembered that comment and in October, she called me to say that she and my other grand-daughter were going to jump. She asked if I would join them. I took a deep breath and said 'Yes.'"

Two days after Thanksgiving, on an airfield outside of Knoxville, Tenn., Sharon and her two granddaughters made the leap. "I was the last of the three of us to jump," says Sharon. "It was definitely a little scary. At 12,000 feet, you step out onto a little ledge and then before you know it, you are in the air."

According to Sharon, it was a great experience and something she wouldn't hesitate to do again in the future. In the meantime, she and her husband are enjoying their life together at Ashby Ponds, where Sharon runs the Wii Bowling group and attends history lectures.

Sharon Harvey