Indiana woman celebrates 100th birthday by taking long-awaited ride in fire truck

  • Source: Current
  • Published: 05/19/2023 12:00 AM

When Ruby Brown turned 95, she celebrated by riding a motorcycle for the first time. When she turned 96, she finally went for a spin in a golf cart. To celebrate her 100th birthday, Brown crossed the last – and biggest – item off her bucket list after going for a drive in a firetruck. It was an experience she’d been looking forward to for a long time. “In the last four or five years, they’ll tell you that’s all I’ve talked about,” Brown said. Brown, a Whiteland resident, and three family members – including a great-grandson who lives in Carmel – stopped by Carmel Fire Department Station 41 on May 16 for a quick tour of the city in CFD’s largest vehicle. Brown, whose 100th birthday is in October, was all smiles from the front passenger seat as the truck pulled out of the station. “It was great. I enjoyed every minute of it,” she said after completing the ride.


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