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At 90 Years Young, Oklahoma Woman Skis On Lake Tenkiller

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A small flotilla of pontoon boats and other watercraft ferried the friends and family out to watch. A small flotilla of pontoon boats and other watercraft ferried the friends and family out to watch.
Millie Sullens spent the morning water skiing. It’s something she said she does every summer since 1960, when she was 34. Millie Sullens spent the morning water skiing. It’s something she said she does every summer since 1960, when she was 34.
Her big finish was a no-hands routine with the ski rope between her legs. Her big finish was a no-hands routine with the ski rope between her legs.
COOKSON, Oklahoma -

Family and friends gathered on Lake Tenkiller’s Cookson Bend Marina for a special celebration Tuesday morning.

Millie Sullens spent the morning water skiing. It’s something she said she does every summer since 1960 when she was 34.

This one, however, was a big milestone, as Sullens took to the water at 90 years young.

"I can't believe this is happening," she said.

A small flotilla of pontoon boats and other watercraft ferried the friends and family out to watch.

Now, it's not like they've never seen it - Sullens does it all the time - but this is a bit of a milestone.

Sullens said she can name about 40 people she's taught to ski over the years, including her great, great, great nephew, 5-year-old Jensen - she taught him Monday.

The boat she was behind is the same one she learned to ski with.

Her big finish was a no-hands routine with the ski rope between her legs.

Sullens said she takes no medications, dances every Friday night and water skis all summer; maybe we all ought to learn to water ski.

She said she wants her next milestone to be 95 when she wants to do it again.

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