Who said that by becoming a grandmother a woman should only nurse her grandchildren, knit, and eat all the charms of old age? There are many women who, even in their old age, demonstrate the liveliness of the mind and interest in life.
Surrounding people can only admire the talents of such grandmothers. They not only set an example for the younger generation, but they themselves enjoy life. About the most amazing grandmothers, who were able to celebrate extraordinary actions, and will be discussed below. Grandmother-drummer.
This kind of affectionate nickname was given to a 63-year-old lady. She is a regular visitor to the Coalition Drum Shop, in Las Crosse, Wisconsin. The video with the grandmother-musician managed to become a popular viral advertisement. Career drummer Mary Hvysda began at age 15, and from the age of 16 she became a permanent member of various groups. The woman left the scene in 1990, when she simply could not find a new team. Mary decided to tie her passion and even sold her drum set. But the love of music was stronger than hers. She began to visit the music store and play there on drums, thus satisfying her passion for music. Her grandmother’s talents were glorified by the store, which in gratitude for this gave her a new drum kit. Is it worth it to be embarrassed by the love of music at that age? Some members of the group “The Rolling Stones” are even older, but still go on stage.
Edna Shepard, a 90-year-old Australian resident, is a landmark visitor to one of the gyms in Melbourne. Even athletes half the time admire the form of the client “Broadmeadows Leisure Center”. Here she is engaged not only in bodybuilding, but also in tai chi, as well as in aerobics. An energetic grandmother then practicing ballroom dancing, and then engaged in water gymnastics. Fitness is also her daily occupation. According to Edna herself, physical exercises for her are like knitting for her peers. Missing the training in the hall, the grandmother goes to the dance. Every Wednesday, she makes an obligatory walking tour with the same walking fans as she is. Edna says that she simply can not live without movement and physical activity. And the energetic old woman has no desire to at least rest a little. Grandmother in tattoos.
It happens that people by their actions do not give reason to think about their true age. 101-year-old Mimi Rosenthal decided to again set aside her cane, sitting down in the black leather armchair of the tattoo parlor. True, her growth of one and a half meters is not enough to get her feet to the floor. His first tattoo brave grandmother did in 99 years. The honor to serve such an unusual client was awarded to the master Michel Gallo-Colas, an old friend of the Rosenthal family. So Mimi had the first tattoo in the form of a small blue butterfly the size of a small coin. The master told that her grandmother considered the finished drawing very meticulously, finding it not large enough. In her centenary, Mimi demanded that she get a bigger tattoo, this time on the other leg. A new flower, the size of a large coin, she liked already more. Only here for his review had to lift his pants. So Mimi decided to make her third tattoo on her arm. Grandmother, pulling a truck.
The name of a strong 72-year-old Chinese woman is Wang Xiaobei. She was born in Jinan City, Shandong Province, East China. The woman became famous in 2006, when she could with her teeth manage to pull out a truck with passengers weighing four tons. And the next year she surpassed herself. This time, Wang Xiaobei teeth dragged a distance of several meters as much as two vehicles weighing five tons.
Keiko Fukuda is a well-known figure in judo. She managed to become the first woman to receive the black belt of the highest tenth dan. It’s no coincidence that Fukuda is called the most famous woman in the history of judo.And she started this martial art at an early age, when her peers were just learning the subtleties of calligraphy and the Japanese tea ceremony. At the age of just 21, Keiko was invited to work as a coach in the world’s only first Kodokan judo school. And the initiator of its attraction was Dzigo Kano, the founder of this kind of single combat. Keiko did not just teach other women the art of judo, but eventually opened her own school. A female fighter died at the age of 99 in San Francisco in February 2013. It must be said that, almost to the last weeks of her life, she devoted herself not to the family, but to her hobby, the old woman taught the young people by transferring their skills. Grandmother-paratrooper.
The oldest paratrooper in the UK was Pat Oaks. Being in the status of great-grandmother, a woman, set a record, staying at the age of 93 years. But the previous indicator was only 60 years. Mrs. Oaks was not afraid at such a venerable age to jump out of the plane at a height of three kilometers. His grandmother is a paratrooper from the town of Solihull, in the county of the West Midlands. I must say that Pat all his life committed bold deeds. For 13 years before her jump, she participated along with her grandson in a charity dulpure. But the descent on the ropes ended for the old lady unsuccessfully – she fell from a height of 15 meters upside down, falling into a coma. But recovering from her wounds, she made two more descents.
Master of Yoga.
At her 83rd birthday, Betty Kalman is full of strength to teach ancient Indian science. The grandmother is so adroit, that she can perform incredible tricks for her age. In her sports suit and pearl earrings in her ears, and with her hair loose, she is as glamorous as Greta Garbo. A yoga Australian has been teaching for over 40 years. With her example, Betty proves that constant gymnastic exercises allow you to maintain flexibility even at that age.
Grandma is a graduate.
It is said that it is never too late to learn. In her youth, Josephine Belasco abandoned the school for a very good reason – she had to take care of her sick sister and feed her family. So it remained a lifelong regret that the secondary school was unfinished. But in 2006, at the age of 98, the old woman decided to get a diploma, which she succeeded. For 36 years Josephine worked as an accountant, her marriage was also long and happy. The only son awarded her with three grandchildren. Now the old woman lives in her own apartment on the top floor. But she is not a recluse, and sometimes even travels to the city to chat with her friends over a glass with a cocktail. On the photo of Mrs. Belasco’s graduates is the same as her young classmates – in a robes, a white cap and a rose in her hands. The senior school of native Galileo at last has submitted to it, start up and in 80 years after receipt. Grandmother – a thunderstorm of wolves.
Rural people have to face their own problems, which even the townspeople did not even dream about. Aishat Maksudova, a 56-year-old Russian grandmother, lives in the Dagestani village of Novy Biryuzyak. Once she grazed cows and sheep when suddenly a wolf attacked the herd. The brave woman managed to beat off his calf, but the gray predator suddenly attacked the man and grabbed his hand with his teeth. Later, during the dressing in the hospital, Aishat said that she was not at all frightened at that moment. She at first wanted to strangle the wolf with her bare hands, and then just hit him with an ax, realizing that she could not pull her hand out of her jaws.
Grandma is a prostitute.
Thanks to her profession, this woman was able to enter even the Guinness Book of Records. The career of prostitute Millie Cooper began in the years of World War II. She was 27 years old when a London resident fell in love with an American military man and went to Las Vegas for him. But soon the beloved died in the war, and Millie was left alone in a strange city. At first she settled herself in a cabaret dancer, and soon began to trade with her body as well.Years passed, Millie had a lot of regular customers, and she managed to rise to the status of Madame. Now she was working for other girls. In 1955, an experienced prostitute managed to get married, but decided not to part with such a profitable business. And after 25 years Millie decided not to sell her body again, doing this to this day. The old woman says that during her career she managed to sleep with 3.5 thousand men. Now she is 97 years old, and he still takes men – no more than two a week. Every visit to this prostitute costs customers $ 1200.