My friend Louise and I started a weight lifting group for older women in 2012 called "Older Women on Weights" or OWOW. There are about 35 women in this group. Most are 60's and 70"s in age, some are in their 50's and one in her 40's. We began doing powerlifting competitions, meaning the squat, benchpress, and deadlift. We compete in Missouri and the midwest U.S. This year five of us will compete internationally/ The meet is in Wales *. We hope to set World Records in our age and weight divisions. lifting helps keep our bones and muscles strong as we age. Some of us are also quilters. Thank-you for strengthening in another way through your incredible quilt. Women are powerful! *The shirt I provided is the shirt I wore to make the lifts that qualified me to go to the international competition in Wales!