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Catherine Lane

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What would you do for your 95th birthday?  Gosh for me, I hope I would start the day with a cup of coffee and sit on the porch with my husband.  I imagine that would be all I could handle.  Well, that is not the way Gene Elliot rolls.

Gene says he didn’t want a quiet birthday party.  He wanted to go to one of the places he’s been going to for 90 years.  The skating rink.

Gene has been lacing up his skates since he was a young pup of five years old and when Gene was five, Calvin Coolidge was president.  He’s been going to Skateland USA in Hickory, North Carolina, for 90 years.

Gene says roller skating has helped him get through a hard time in his life when his wife passed away 15 years ago.  Now he has his children and grandchildren skating with him and that makes him happy.

Gene looks amazing!!  Check out all the pictures and the story from the big day right here.