BROOKSIDE VILLAGE — In 1923, 6-year-old Lillie Shaffer was loading up two covered wagons with her family to embark on a 400-mile trek from Hawley to Rosenberg. Eighty-seven years later, she set out Saturday on another once-in-a-lifetime adventure — skydiving.

She decided to go skydiving to celebrate her 93rd birthday, she said. It was a decision she initially was a little nervous about, but was nothing but excited as the day approached.

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