Despite the fact that he can no longer walk on his own but relies on a wheel chair, 88 year old George Bush intends jumping out of a plane on his 90th birthday!
The Former American president, who turned 88 on Tuesday, simply celebrated it in an emotional tribute.
George H.W. Bush shed tears with his grand-daughter Jenna Bush, while sharing a letter he had once written to his family during an interview on a NBC morning show.
The letter reads:
“As the summers finish out, and the seas get a little higher, winds a little colder, I’ll be making some notes, writing it down lest I forget so I can add to the report on getting older. Who knows, maybe they will come out with a new drug that makes legs bend easier, joints hurt less, drives go farther, memory come roaring back and all fears about falling off fishing rafts go away. Remember the old song, ‘I’ll be there ready when you are’? Well, I’ll be there, ready when you are, because there’s so much excitement ahead, so many grandkids to watch grow. If you need me, I’m here. Devotedly, Dad”
“I’m trying not to cry,” Jenna Bush said in the studio after watching the taped interview. “The good news is my grandfather says he’s not done skydiving. Yes, his next goal is jumping out of a plane on his 90th.”
The one-term president who said it was a “terrible, awful feeling to lose to Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election said “I really wanted to win and worked hard” went skydiving to mark his 85th birthday in 2009.