Memory Lane: August 1, 2002

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From the August 1, 2002 edition of The Wayne Herald:

Wish for 90th birthday comes true

Birthday wishes consist of many things for many people but for Eleanor Ellis of Allen, hers was to get a hot-air balloon ride for her 90th birthday. Saturday, her wish came true.

Before starting out on Saturday, the owner of the balloon called the weather service and found there was very little surface wind but there were stronger winds at higher elevations.

Lift off was tethered (attached by two roped to a pickup trailer).

Many friends, relatives and he eight children were there to see her off on her voyage.

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