Her 100th Birthday Wish? A Ride on the Goodyear Blimp!

Helen Ruth Thrash just realized her dream of a lifetime when she turned 100: she got a free ride on the Goodyear blimp!

Just snagging a seat on the blue, gold and silver airship makes her a member of a pretty elite club. However, Mrs. Thrash's 30-minute flight helped usher her into super-elite status.

That's because the feisty Hartville resident will soon mark 100 years of living. [...]

''I sure do enjoy this! It would be worth a dime of anybody's money,'' an animated Mrs. Thrash said of the airship, which is 192 feet long, 50 feet wide, 59.5 feet high and has a volume of 202,700 cubic feet.

http://www.ohio.com/news/10965536.html?page=1&c=y (Photo: Lew Stamp/Akron Beacon Journal) - Thanks Marilyn!

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