PROVO, Utah (AP) Don and Marion Peterson have been flying high since they got married a year ago.
He renewed his pilot's license, taught her how to fly and has taken her paragliding.
But for the 78-year-olds' first wedding anniversary on Saturday, Marion Peterson celebrated with her first skydive.
''A lady that old is usually old, you know what I mean? But she's kind of a fireball,'' Don Peterson said.
Marion Peterson said her husband came up with the idea. ''And I said, 'Why not? I can't do it any younger.'''
Before boarding the airplane, Peterson, in white Reeboks and a crisp sweat shirt, said she wasn't nervous.
I'm getting excited,'' she said as tandem master Kurry Lewis helped her put on garb for the chilly weather.
''She's a natural skydiver,'' Lewis said after the jump. ''Age doesn't matter. Anyone can jump.''
Marion took off her goggles, smoothed down her hair and gave her husband, then Lewis a hug.
''It was great,'' she said.
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