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Rosie B.

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  1. I worked at GA from the summer of '79 thru the summer of '82. I was 14 when I started. I didn't exactly lie about my age. The guy interviewing me assumed I was 16 and I didn't bother to correct him. I don't think that could happen now, the internet makes information verification much easier. I loved it. I started in Rides pool so I ended up running a lot of different rides. After that, I worked the train ride, log flume, hydro flume and Rolling Thunder. As a teen, I loved working at the park. I'd work doubles, I didn't care. I didn't mind working Saturdays and Sundays - heck, I was going to work in a playland. After work, I'd hang out in the park and ride the rides. I remember so many of my co-workers and wonder what they have been up to. Lots of boyfriends, too - just not as memorable. I was working on Rolling Thunder the morning that Scott fell off and died in 81. That was pretty traumatic. Worst day at work ever. Scott and I didn't get along so well and that event taught me a lot about how to treat people. I remember the investigation and the OSHA interviews. The guys who designed the ride kept insisting that the train couldn't leave the station if any of the bars were not locked. I was arguing with one of the guys that I did just that every morning for the past couple of months. All the while I was thinking that I was getting myself fired for admitting that we broke the safety rules every morning. I remember our team being referred to as "Kill Coaster". Grim time. I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers me. Funny thing - every time I hear the song "Funky Town" (which isn't often), I think of Aaron who worked in Grounds. He was so sweet.
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