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Coasting into Her Nineties

By July 23, 2012

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This is how I want to grow old. According to the Associated Press, Thelma Gratsch celebrated her 90th birthday aboard Diamondback, a roller coaster at Kings Island -- a roller coaster that climbs 230 feet, has a woozy 74-degree first drop, and tops out at 80 mph. The coaster is so intense, its second drop is 193 feet. And get this: The birthday gal's celebratory ride wasn't a one-time feat; Gratsch is a longtime Kings Island season pass holder and has braved Diamondback about 100 times since it opened in 2009. Maybe riding coasters is the secret to her longevity. If that's the case, I may be on the, er, right track.

Photo: Kings Island

July 24, 2012 at 10:10 am
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