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91 Year Old Water Skier

Edith McAllister was born in 1918 and lives in San Antonio. Here is a video of her water skiing at the age of 91.

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Ms. McAllister swims and water-skis every day. She says the key is you have to keep going, don't quit.

My father was also an avid water skier. I have photos of him slalom-skiing, long silver hair flying. In water-ski vocabulary, "slalom" means only one ski. I also have a photo of him high diving from the Mexican cliffs with the real cliff divers - for another story. I have photos of my grandmother lifting weights in her 90's with her hip-length hair still black, but she said she doesn't like the photos because she looks old.

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