86 years young, she was still in charge and always moving! Before Marilyn’s passing, she described the landscape and admits to wearing a helmet as she shared that she loved to ride in this beautiful park she calls home at Brookdale Cushing Park.
So, is age just a number? It sure is when it comes to Marilyn who told the story of being the last surviving team member of 5 who traveled across 13 states and Canada, riding a bike. She had already sold a bike the week we met, and she still had her red, 3-wheeled electric bike, with a shiny mirror sitting in her living room which prompted me to ask about her adventures. She also had a cute bell on her wheeled walker, exclaiming her excitement to have people move out of her way as she roamed the halls.
Marilyn was not dying – she was living her best life! I love how she smiled and was proud of her accomplishments. Marilyn had a great outlook on life, something we all can admire!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful story, Marilyn. May you rest in peace.