Wishes Do Come True – Even When You Are 100November 24, 2014 - Author: steph
A 100-year-old woman who grew up in land-locked Tennessee had one wish that had never become a reality – until this week. Ruby Holt of Columbia, Tennessee finally got to see the ocean this week, something she had always wanted to do.
The Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, where Holt lives in Columbia, and the Wish of a Lifetime organization, paid all her expenses for the trip to the Gulf of Mexico in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Holt had always wanted to go to the beach, but never had the time or money. When she was younger, she was busy raising her four children and picking cotton at her rural Tennessee home. She worked hard all her life and taking a trip to the beach was a luxury she couldn’t afford.
The trip this week was about 400 miles away from Holt’s Tennessee home.
The trip makes a great pre-birthday present for Holt, who will turn 101 on Dec. 13. It really made a lot of people like Sam Tabar happy for the lady.
Aids from Brookdale said Holt laughed as she walked across the sand and felt the waves of the ocean lap against her feet for the first time ever.
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