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MAY 2010
GOOD TIMES
 
FREE
BOOMERMEMORIES
 
•TRIVIA•FINANCIAL ADVICE•AND MUCH MORE
 
Living the
 
“WRIGHT” Way
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME OPEN FOR ALL TO ENJOY
PLUS...
•It’s Roller Coaster Time
 
•Make summer vacation moreaffordable
•Trivia &Much More
 
3...THOSE WERE THE DAYS...ROLLER COASTER TIME4...REMEMBER WHEN...19465...A FAIR EXCHANGEHome exchanges makingSummer vacation more affordable6...
In the garden
...CHOOSING A TOMATO VARIETY8...LIVING THE “WRIGHT” WAY11... MAKING YOUR TRAVELDOLLAR GO FURTHER
 
12...GRANDPARENTS STARTUNDERGROUND MOVEMENT13...CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
GOODTIMES
 
Vol. 4 No. 8
Don Hemple, PublisherNancy Spencer, Editor
A monthly publication forAllen, Auglaize, Putnam,Logan, Mercer and Van Wert Counties.For editorial information:Nancy Spencer: 1-800-589-6950 Ext. 134Email - nspencer@delphosherald.comFor advertising information:1-800-589-6950
Marilyn Hoffman Ext. 131Vicki Gossman Ext. 128Stacy Prine Ext. 129
A DELPHOS HERALDPUBLICATION405 N. Main St.,Delphos, Ohio 45833
Contents
Birthday
Trivia
Guess who’s turning another year older?
 1. I was born on May 6, 1955 in Haverhill,Massachusetts. I am an American television person-ality and game show host, best known to the publicas the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos &Dancing with the Stars . Who am I?2. I was born May 10, 1960 in Ireland. I am bestknown for being the lead singer in the rock group“U2”. I am also well known for my political activism.Who am I?3. I was born on May 26, 1949 in Shreveport,Louisiana. I am the son of a country western singinglegend and I am also an award winning singer/song-writer. I am best know for the singing of “Are YourReady for Some Football.” Who am I.4. I was born on May 25, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario,Canada. I am a comedian/actor best known as thevoice of “Shrek” and for starring in Wayne’s World.Who am I?5. I was born on May 24, 1943 in Bristol, Connecticut,U.S. I am an American actor best known for playingthe part of “Radar O’Reilly” in the hit TV series“Mash”. Who am I?
2 –
GOOD TIMES
• May 2010
Birthday trivia answers
1. Tom Bergeron2. Paul “Bono”Hewson3. Hank Williams, Jr.4. Mike Myers5. Gary Burghoff 
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Tose ere Te Day
Roller Coasters
Remember back in our youth when wecouldn’t wait for the annual trip to the “big”amusement parks. In our area this would usu-ally mean mostly going north to Cedar Pointor south to King’s Island. Regardless of wherewe went the highlight of the trip was always toride the fastest, biggest, most terrifying rollercoaster. As the amusement park season openslets take a look back at how this thrilling funride began.The earliest history of roller coaster is at-tributed to the Russian mountains in the 17thcentury. Slides of ice re-enforced with woodensupports were built down the mountainsidesand enjoyed by the upper class.There is some dispute as to when and whoactually put this concept on wheels. Some say
the Russians were the rst in 1784 and fea
-tured carriages that undulated over hills withingrooved tracks. Other historians say it was theFrench who added wheels to the slides
The rst American roller coaster was not
built at an amusement park or city, but in themountains of Pennsylvania. The Mauch ChunkSwitchback Railway, which was more like arunaway train than a modern coaster, is consid-ered the forefather of today’s roller coaster.Previously, 2,322 feet of this railway trackhad been used to bring coal directly down themountainside. The old track stood idle for afew months, but in 1873 the railroad re-openedfor business carrying passengers instead of coal. It was a success and carried over 35,000passengers per-year.Le Marcus Thompson’s version of the Switch-back Railway at Brooklyn’s Coney Islandopened in Spring 1884. This was America’s
rst “Roller Coaster”. It was an instant success
and made the inventor hundreds of dollars perday, charging riders only 5 cents a ride.He fashioned his over undulating hills and thecars slowly (6 mph) rolled down a track six
hundred feet long and fty feet high.
Roller coasters have come a long way sincethose early days. The amusement-park indus-try has experienced a coaster boom of sorts inthe past 15 years or so. New catapult launchingtechniques, hanging-train designs and othertechnological developments have opened up aworld of options for designers. In recent years,designers have introduced coasters that have
you lying at against the train car so you feelas if you are ying, and coasters that shoot you
down long stretches of spiraled track. “Fourthdimension” coasters spin or rotate your seat asthe ride twists, turns and free-falls.Kingda Ka, at Six Flags, New Jersey is cur-rently the tallest and fastest steel roller coasterin the United States, reaching 456 feet andaccelerating up to 128 miles per hour in 3.5seconds.We can only imagine what designers will beable to dream up to thrill us in the next decade.So whether you prefer to stick to the standard
wooden roller coasters or prefer to be ipped,
swirled and shot off into space...enjoy yoursummer thrill ride!
 
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The Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway is considered the forefather of to-day’s roller coaster.
The current World Record for riding a roller coaster? 
 
401 continuous hours on a roller coaster!
 
Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags, New Jersey.1846 - The French Centrifugal Railway,
the world’s rst looping roller coaster witha 13-foot diameter loop was imported to
France from England.

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