You would be too thankful to realize you live by the beach once you discover this woman’s story.

Ruby Holt


This experience creates an unforgettable experience this woman will forever treasure. In barefoot, it is her first time to touch the ocean water.

Ruby Holt in Beach

Ruby Holt Saw the Ocean for the First TimeA month before her 101st birthday, Ruby Holt, the woman who wished to see the ocean finally made her dream come true. This cotton farmer and Giles, Tennessee state native lived her whole life in a cotton farm raising her four children and working in a shirt factory.

Ruby Holt First Ocean Visit

After her 400 mile travel, the old woman went speechless upon seeing the huge Gulf of Mexico. Holt stayed at Perdido Beach Resort. Her whole travel was arranged by her home living center, Brookdale Senior Living Solutions together with the Wish of a Lifetime organization.

Ruby Holt Walking in Beach


Ruby Holt Journey To The Sea

According to the old woman, she had been hearing stories about the ocean since young and was dying to see it but couldn’t afford to travel outside the state. She even confessed leaving her state just once in her entire life.

Ruby Holt's Unforgettable Experience