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WATCH: Family makes climb of Tybee Island lighthouse annual tradition

An 89-year-old woman and her 64-year-old daughter continued their annual tradition this year, climbing to the top of the Tybee Island lighthouse in Savannah, Georgia.

According to a report from our sister station WTGS, it wasn't an easy feat for Emma Cassity, who had to leave her cane at the bottom in order to hold onto the railing. It took her about two hours to go up and back down the tallest lighthouse in Georgia.

"It's an awesome feeling to get out and see what a big wide wonderful world our lord has made," Cassity said.

Cassity has climbed to the top with her daughter, Paula Kreissler, every year for the past 13 years. This tradition started shortly before Kreissler started on Facebook. Once she got an account, she says she started posting pictures of her mother and her together climbing to the top and also experiencing the rest of the city.

She calls this Facebook series "Where's Mama?"

"Start a tradition and hang onto it. And you can start it now, it doesn't matter. We started this tradition 13 years ago, so it's not too late," Kreissler said.


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