Monday, August 7, 2017

Elvis and the Zippin Pippin

Via Cousin Colby

Life, for many of us, might be described as a series of sometimes gut-wrenching, sometimes thrilling and sometimes glee-inducing ups and downs.

But few of us learn that lesson as early as did Glen Coleman, who spent his first days on earth in the literal shadow of a roller coaster.

When Coleman was born, his parents lived in one of the more eccentric dwellings in Memphis housing history: a tiny two-room-plus-bath-and-kitchenette home tucked beneath the struts and drops of the Pippin, the clattery wooden roller coaster at the old Mid-South Fairgrounds that achieved international celebrity among its scream-generating peers as Elvis Presley's favorite amusement park ride.

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