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Three generations of skydivers

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March 23rd, 2010
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For Ashby Ponds Sharon Harvey, life is an adventure. This daredevil s accomplishments include working on a race car pit crew, white water rafting, hang gliding, and hot air ballooning in Kenya. Last November, she added skydiving to that list. [caption id="attachment_8763" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Even though the two met just that morning, Sharon Harvey put her fate in the hands of her skilled skydiving instructor (left). (Photo courtesy of Sharon Harvey)"]The sky s the limit With a successful jump under her belt, Harvey is already looking forward to her next adventure: an Alaskan cruise in May. But there may be more skydiving in her future. [caption id="attachment_8764" align="alignright" width="280" caption="It s all in the family! The brave Harvey women celebrate after their three remarkable jumps. (Photo courtesy of Sharon Harvey)"][/caption] My grandson turns 18 in a year, she says. He asked me if I would go skydiving with him on his birthday. I told him I would. It was a great experience and something I definitely would not hesitate to do again. In the meantime, Harvey and her husband are enjoying their new life at Ashby Ponds. We wanted to be closer to one of our children and were tired of maintaining a house, says Harvey. Ashby Ponds offered exactly what we wanted, and the best man from our wedding was moving here too. While there isn t a skydiving club at Ashby Ponds (yet), Harvey is involved in a number of activities on campus. Among them, she started Mexican Train, runs Wii bowling on Wednesdays, plays in a real bowling league at a local alley, and attends history lectures.

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