Sylvia DeVries, who will turn 80 in May, skydived for the first time to celebrate Mother's Day!
DeVries, accompanied by her four children and a dozen grandchildren, celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday with a tandem jump at Air Indiana Sky Diving Center in Flora.
Minutes after landing, DeVries, of Kalamazoo, Mich., said she felt "a little rubbery" but was thrilled with herself.
Her plan was set into motion after DeVries told her son Don, an Indianapolis resident who offered to set up the jump.
Don DeVries, thinking his mother was kidding, researched sky-diving sites in Indiana, called her and said he booked a sky-dive.
Sylvia DeVries is known to make such jokes, he said.
"Two can play at this," Don De-Vries said. "I thought, 'I'm going to call her on her bluff.' "
He set it up once he learned that his mother was serious.